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  • Times Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    the other southern part of times square, where the famous TKTS booths for buying cheap and half priced theater tickets is acutally named Father Duffy Square.Located between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue.Father Duffy was the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the famed Fighting Irish 69th Regiment of the New York National Guard, Father...

  • Fremont Street Experience

    4 out of 5 stars

    Las Vegas Things to Do

    It's something new, the show performed in the ceiling upon Fremont Street. Discreet publicity to Vegas and the American way of life, mixed with some national symbols, were the themes of the two spots that we saw. But I guess that there's a reasonable variety for all tastes. Of course, being in Las Vegas it would be a "crime" loosing that show,...

  • Bourbon Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    New Orleans Things to Do

    Bourbon Street is the core of New Orleans' nightlife. It is a street that runs the length of the historic French Quarter, and is lined with bars, nightclubs, and souvenir shops. For parents traveling with children - beware - there are also a number of strip clubs along Bourbon Street that are not discreet in their advertising. Bourbon Street has...

  • Lombard Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Francisco Things to Do

    It was a little disappointing to me because my parents were not able to drive down the street, so we had to walk down the sidewalk next to it. The sidewalk didn't even curve. I would recommend planning to drive!

  • Universal Studios

    Orlando Things to Do

    I am not a Furry Potter--I mean Harry Potter-- fan in the slightest, but I still thought the Harry Potter World at Universal was pretty cool, other than the the throngs of people it attracts. The town is so authentic the wood is real wood, the stone is real stone, no plastic junk here. Even the butterbeer is real butterbeer, but only if you pay $5...

  • Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Things to Do

    Visit the observation platform at Sears Tower/ now Willis Tower (starting with July 16, 2009). The building is 110 storeys above ground. There is a wonderful view of the city and neighborhood from the observation platform here. We were surprised by the quick and effective elevator and the wonderful views from the observation platform. We only had...

  • Universal Studios

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Things to Do

    I'm sure most people, at least in the US, are aware of what Universal Studios is. So, I'm not going to go into great detail, but I will say that the amount of detail and effort put into the attractions is impressive and, for many people this is quite a trip. I'm not a huge fan of expensive tickets, tourist activities and long lines. That said, I...

  • Chichen Itza

    Cancún Things to Do

    It´s a couple of hours by car from Cancun, but I think that it's impossible to skip its visit. Chichen-Itza it's popular worldwide, and it would be silly not to visit it, being so close. So, have swim in the early morning (great!) visit Chichen-Itza, and have another late swim to receive the night (even better)

  • Duval Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Key West Things to Do

    Duval Street in Key West is known for its ***colorful*** nightlife. You can see a little bit of all kinds of attire, including some men who like to dress in unusual and/or women's clothing. There is even one bar called Garden of Eden where clothing is optional. I've never figured out how the patrons go from off the street obviously wearing clothes...

  • CN Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Toronto Things to Do

    The tower is the highest building in Toronto, and it has all the common attractions in this kind of structures - high speed elevators, rotating restaurant, sightseeing points but also a wine cellar, 3D movies and more. Sorry we had no time to go up!

  • Old Montreal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Montreal Things to Do

    This lovely city hall building was built between 1872 and 1878. Located right across the street from Place Jacques Cartier it is right by the Champ de Mars. The balcony is where Charles de Gaulle uttered the words Vive le Québec Libre!" ("Long live free Québec!") which helped to strain relations with the Canadian government. Hours- 9 am-4 pm...

  • Stanley Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Stanley Park was opened in 1888, named after Lord Stanley, the Governor General of Canada at the time. It is a must-see in Vancouver, heavily visited by tourists as well as locals! The Park itself is huge, having some 404 hectares (1001 acres). The views from Stanley Park are gorgeous at any time of year. I visited in January and still loved the...

  • Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Boston Things to Do

    the historic Faneuil Hall was once at the edge of Boston's Land as before the sea reclamations of the 18th century, it was busiest market area, together with Quinct Market and Dock Square. This Hall is also known as the place where famous Patriots like Samuel Adams (not the Beer Brand!) and James Otis held speeches and orations to people to promote...

  • 5th Avenue

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Playa del Carmen Things to Do

    5th Ave day or night is where the action, it is the main area of tourist activity. It’s about five minutes walk from our resort, which is very convenience for us. The long pedestrian of 5th Ave can be very crowded. You’ll find bars, restaurants, shops, tattoo parlor, gift shops, and ADO Bus Station. While strolling along the ave you can be...

  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Diego Things to Do

    Oh a zoo, a paradox of conservation and captivity, of living things in a decent environment or squalor, of the marvels of the natural world or the boredom of looking at another exhibit fast asleep? Here are my tips for San Diego Zoo which is one of the best - If you want to see the Pandas go there first. The queues later on in the day were a tad...

  • Space Needle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seattle Things to Do

    One of the first places we wanted to see in Seattle was the "Space Needle", of course. When I think of Seattle, the Space Needle immediately comes to mind and as it has been the symbol of Seattle since opening for the 1962 World's Fair. Riding the elevator up to the top might just make you a little weak in the knees if heights bother you. But it...

  • Malecon

    Puerto Vallarta Things to Do

    during the days or in the evenings, you will always find something to see or do if you take a leisurely stroll on the "malecon," which is a wide pedestrian promenade/walkway that runs alongside the beach. it stretches from about 14 blocks north of the rio cuale (this is the central downtown area) to about 9 blocks south of the rio cuale (this is...

  • Maid of the Mist

    Niagara Falls Things to Do

    Dating back to 1846, the Maid of the Mist is without a doubt one of North America's oldest tourist attractions. Along with Journey Behind the Falls, it is part of what I dubbed the "Big Two" -- the two best ways to see the falls up close, but also the two best ways to end up frustrated in a long waiting line. So much has been said and written...

  • The Arch

    Cabo San Lucas Things to Do

    This natural arch is Cabo's most famous landmark. It's only accesible by boat so you can either take a sightseeing or whale watching tour or rent a kayak and paddle out here. Right by the arch is a colony of sea lions.

  • Pearl Harbor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into a memorial to the dead, still buried under the wreckage with an option for survivors to join their comrades at time of death. The whole complex...

  • Montmorency Falls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Quebec Things to Do

    About 8 miles out of Quebec is this fantastic falls. They are higher than Niagara but not as wide. There is no public transport out here so you can either rent a car, book a bus tour, or as I did rent a bike. There is a bike trail that extends from the old city all the way to the falls and beyond. At 8 miles its a fairly easy about 1 hr ride.

  • Stone Mountain

    Atlanta Things to Do

    A really big rock of granite east of the city, Stone Mountain has good and bad past references.....They used to have KKK meetings at the top back in the bad old days, and lots of Civil War stuff happened around there, but it is a gorgeous hunk of rock for climbing, boating in the lake, fishing, sightseeing, a train ride and a laser show in the...

  • Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall

    San Antonio Things to Do

    The Riverwalk (Paseo del Rio) is a nice relaxing walkway along the river one level down from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. It is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars and trendy shops along with the usual stores and has a number of access points throughout the downtown area. It seemed cooler than the streets on the hot summer day I was...

  • Shell Island

    Panama City Beach Things to Do

    I picked this park to visit because it was close. The fact that it was named by Dr. Beach (Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman) as America¿s Best Beach in 1995 didn't really matter to us as it was January and cold. At other seasons this might be a selling point for the park which s 1,260-acre park is located on a peninsula with over 1.5 miles of beach on the...

  • Independence - Carpenter's Hall

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    The most historic building and one of its oldest. Independence Hall is famed as the birthplace of America. It is here in 1776 that the Declaration of Indepencence was ratified at the start of the American Revolutionary War. One can visit the inside of this historic building and see the way it was and envision the likes of Thomas Jefferson, John...

  • Downtown

    Fort Lauderdale Things to Do

    I apparently wasn't paying attention when people told me to visit Las Olas Boulevard, for some reason I thought that the section they were referring to was near the beach so we started walking...and walking...and walking. We finally got there, I'm not even sure how long it took, but most people will want to take the Sun Trolley or the bus to get to...

  • Ocean Drive

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Miami Beach Things to Do

    Ocean Drive is the epicenter of cool. But it's also the epicenter of thuginess. This area really attracts all types, and many who come here don't fit the wealthy, pretty South Beach stereotype. Ocean drive runs right along the Atlantic Ocean. With sandy beaches on one side of the street and high-end trendy bars, clubs, restaurants, and hotels on...

  • Parliament Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ottawa Things to Do

    Here on Ottawa's Paliament Hill there are various statues of prominent Canadian statesmen(plus a couple of English queens). The most interesting, to me at any rate, is Barbera Paterson's relatively recent monument entitled, "Women are Persons". This set of scupltures, depicting 5 women, was inauguarated on October 18th 2000 and commemorates what is...

  • Beaches and Activities

    Virginia Beach Things to Do

    My girlfriend and I put together a Virginia Beach vacation. We both love outdoors, water, hiking and nature, but we needed something that was totally relaxing. We found Spa Phoenix on the web. Located at Hilltop, a shopping and dining area 1.5 miles from the Oceanfront that we'd discovered on a previous vacation, it's centrally located so that...

  • Glacier Point

    5 out of 5 stars

    Yosemite National Park Things to Do

    Nothing prepares you for what you see when you get to Glacier Point in Yosemite. It is a high point way above the valley floor. From the gate, it is about a 25-30 minute drive. There is parking and one view point prior to getting to the actually Glacier view point. My family and I spent 3 nights in the park, during which we toured and hiked the...

  • Bayside Market Place

    Miami Things to Do

    Bayside is wonderful!! My mother and I had a lovely time shopping there. There was live music (every night), a magician, and a man that let you take pictures posing with his pet macaw parrots. There are a bunch of good little places to eat, including chains like Hard Rock and Bubba Gump Shrimp! It's right along the bay, as the name implies, so...

  • Zocalo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Zocalo (also known as Plaza de la Constitucion) is the main square in the historic centre of Mexico City - also the largest city square in Latin America. The main architectural treasures of the Zocalo is the Cathedral and the Palacio Nacional, residence of the Mexican president, built on the spot of the pre-columbian Moctezuma Palace. In the...

  • NASA Johnson Space Center

    Houston Things to Do

    Got my family in no charge with military ID but I would have gladly paid after what I saw inside. Seeing where the astronauts train was awsome, but not as awesome as going to the viewing area where the families used to sit inside the old mission control was the best!

  • Avenida Revolucion

    3 out of 5 stars

    Tijuana Things to Do

    avenida revolicion is central tijuanas main street , it is roughly 15 blocks long and is the street most frequented by tourists in the city although it had many more tourists before the drug violence scared away the tourists , the street is also busy at nights on weekends because of all the baars , it is easy to get from the border by bus taxi or...

  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Things to Do

    This a small rural community and it is a photographer's paradise! I went there during the summer and it was windy and a little cloudy so it is always better to know the condition of the weather to enjoy the view. Also there is a memorial sight of The Swissair Flight 111 tragedy. You can watch a documentary about it...

  • Reunion Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dallas Things to Do

    Reunion Tower observation area is expected to reopen sometime in 2012, but no expected date has been given. In the meantime, you can either eat at the restaurant or go up to the bar to be able to get a vew of the city from the rotating section of the ball.

  • Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Such as any bigger cities the Chinese always has their own community and town and once you stroll around you'll have the feeling that you are in China In Victoria walking in China town is totally different than elsewhere, because the story still behind and they have proven it to put marked on the early immigrant in the city on the wall it's...

  • Chapel of the Holy Cross

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sedona Things to Do

    The Church of the Rock is the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona. Built on two pinnacled spur rocks approximately 250 feet high. It juts our of a thousand foot red rock wall representing the solid Rock of Peter in the Bible. The concept of building the chapel was Marguerite Bruswig's. The New York native with three names – Margueritte Bruswig...

  • Parthenon

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nashville Things to Do

    On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014...Went to the Parthenon with Tony, Matt, Janie, Lora, Ethan and Dakota. The guys and Janie stayed in the van, but Lora and I walked around with Ethan and Dakota. We had a great little walk around the park. The kids enjoyed the wide open spaces..We enjoyed the great views of the building. I had hoped the pond would...

  • Geysers/hot springs

    Yellowstone National Park Things to Do

    My son spent a lot of time catching the geysers doing their thing. He took a lot of photos of Old Faithful, but he also walked around Upper Geyser Basin and took photos of things bubbling up there and he also saw Castle Geyser which is a cone geyser. The Upper Geyser Basin also boasts the largest concentration of geysers in the world, including...

  • River Street (Riverfront)

    Savannah Things to Do

    I've never loved a city like Savannah. Savannah has so much to offer but it's history is not told correctly. Yes the cobblestones are nice the shops are lovely but what about those cobblestones and the shops, they have stories to tell... Who put those cobblestones on Riverstreet, what were those shops before they moved into the location. The answer...

  • Disneyland

    Anaheim Things to Do

    No trip to Anaheim is really complete without a trip to Disneyland at least once. Or for the diehard kids like my wife and daughter, a tip almost every year (well for at least the first 20 of my daughter's years). The seasonal parades are ever changing and always entertaining for kids and those young at heart. For some it gets old after a while,...

  • Beach

    Atlantic City Things to Do

    There are several beaches in the area that one can view. In the summer bars are setup and one of them Sammy's has a small dance floor. The music is so loud you can be anywhere on the beach and dance. The other beach bar is Trumps which is for the more reserved crowd.

  • Castillo de San Marcos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Augustine Things to Do

    Located along the bayfront in St. Augustine's Historic District, the Castillo de San Marcos is perhaps St. Augustine's biggest attraction. It was built in the late 1600's out of coquina, an unusual local shell/stone material. Previously, St. Augustine was defended by a wooden fort, but the burning of that fort and subsequent devastation of the town...

  • Harbour Town

    Hilton Head Island Things to Do

    the harbour town lighthouse was built in 1970 and is the most recognizable modern symbol of hilton head island. inside of the lighthouse is a viewing area, small museum, and a gift shop. at the base of the lighthouse are a couple of restaurants and harbour town marina. a very touristy thing to do when on hilton head island. note there is a $5 fee...


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