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United States of America Things to Do

  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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!

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Space Needle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seattle Things to Do

    A really beautiful structure, a fast elevator, but the best pictures are taken from the ground, and the price you pay to go to the top is exaggerated for what you get there. However, even knowing that, everybody goes to the top, so... we did the same.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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,...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • Beach Activities

    Destin Things to Do

    destin has a beautiful white sand gulf beach. there are several public beach accesses as well as several gulf beach state parks nearby. the destin-fort walton area is famous for it's "sugar" sand beaches.

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  • Inner Harbor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of United States oldest seaports. It is a popular tourist attraction and a National Land Mark as well. I was blown away on arrival at the harbor last week. I'm not sure what I expected, but what I saw is definitely not what I expected. It felt like being at the Jema el Fina in Morocco on a full moon night when the...

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  • Busch Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tampa Things to Do

    Covering a huge area, Busch Gardens is well worth a visit if you get the chance. We took my 2 teenage daughters and they had a fantastic time. The picture on my main page is of my daughters and other children, stood near the bottom of a ride, that hits the water at the bottom and splashes them. On a really hot day it's keeps the kids from getting...

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  • Moody Gardens

    Galveston Things to Do

    Yes, it's the mega Moody Gardens. You know, I recently bought a copy of a travel book for kids in Houston and they listed Moody Gardens on there and the cost was $4. Well, I paid $45.00 for a one day pass. It's unbelievable and I would first see if it's in your budget. If you have a military ID you get in for free and I believe you get to bring a...

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  • Graceland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Memphis Things to Do

    GRACELAND MANSION . On Elvis Presley Blvd. Built 1939. The home of Elvis Presley. The original builder of the house was Stephen Toof , who named the property for his daughter, Grace. Presley purchased the home in 1957 and made many changes during the next 20 years he lived there. Today, more than 600,000 visitors make the pilgrimage to Graceland...

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  • Canal Walk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Richmond Things to Do

    The narrated canal cruise offers a good synopsis of Richmond's colorful history. Along the way, you'll see not just the canal but also part of the James River (the navigable part) and the old Tobacco Row. Maybe, if you're observant, you'll even get to see some local wildlife. Tours run every weekend from early April until mid-November, plus...

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  • 17 Mile Drive

    Monterey Things to Do

    17 mile drive is a gated drive around the ocean in the Pebble beach area. it costs about 10 dollars per car and although beautiful doesn't really contain anything ( other than the golf courses) that can't be seen elsewhere on the coast.

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  • Gateway Arch

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The Arch is beautiful to see and fun to go up in for a view of the city from 600 feet high. There is a lot to do so arrive early and avoid lines. We got there around 9:00 AM, did the ride up the Arch, then the Museum of Western Expansion, Riverboat, Old Cathedral and Movies. There was no line when we arrived but by 10:00 AM there was a long line to...

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  • Busch Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Williamsburg Things to Do

    Amusement park with rides, shows, and shops. The roller coasters are top notch, in this order: Griffon, Alpengeist, Apollo's Chariot, Loch Ness Monster. My tips for making the most of your experience are: Get to the parking area about 20 min before the park opens. This gives the best chance to ride one (and only one, don't waste time running to...

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  • Downtown

    Portland Things to Do

    For the past few years, there has been Sand in the City - a sand sculpture contest in the middle of downtown Portland. This event is held in early July, has no admission price, and usually has at least one or two entertaining sculptures. See link below for a page that has a link to a description of the event and a photo gallery from last...

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  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Daytona Beach Things to Do

    the ponce inlet lighthouse was designed by francis h. smith and was built in 1887. this lighthouse is the tallest in florida and the second tallest in the united states. along with the lighthouse is a museum and a small park. you can go up to the top of the lighthouse for a small fee.

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  • Old Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    Albuquerque Things to Do

    This is one of the more unique museums in the American Southwest. It's not a huge museum, which makes the museum that much more intimate and special. You can learn all about rattlesnakes and their habits here. There's videos on some documentaries on different reptile species that plays throughout the museum. There's also live rattlesnakes of...

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  • Beaches

    Cape May Things to Do

    When touring Cape May be sure to take the time to visit its 2 1/2 mile wide, welcoming beach. Rates are $4.00 daily, $13 for the week, $9 for three consecutive days or $25 seasonally. Children under 11 are free. There are restroom facilities along the beach, but no changing rooms. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am-5:30 pm. A boardwalk is nearby...

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  • Pima Air and Space Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tucson Things to Do

    There were also aircraft from other countries on display. Here you see two British Aircraft and some Russian Migs that were exported to other countries. I do not know the nomencalture for the first aircraft can one of our British friends help me with that? Info from a fellow VTer (thanks!): The RAF plane you mention is an Royal Air Force Avro...

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  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    As I was writing some tips for a city just west of where I live this morning I found out about this interesting event happening in June this year.

    I wanted to let anyone who lives in the United States and any visitors to the U.S. this summer that there is a very unique event going on. Lincoln Highway is not as well known as its other old U.S. Highway (Route 66), but is actually older (1913 vs 1926) then its road cousin and actually does travel through the middle of the country from coast to coast (New York to San Francisco). Route 66 actually starts in my hometown of Chicago and heads to California.

    Anyway here is a link and a bit of a description for anybody who is interested. www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/tour/2013.com

    "Join fellow historians and tourists for the Official Lincoln Highway Centennial Tours, headed for Kearney, Nebraska from each coast, for the centennial of America’s first paved transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. Antique cars, Classics, muscle cars, ’50s cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, and modern cars are welcome to participate.

    You will travel the original alignments of the Lincoln Highway covering many miles of two-lane history, four-lane progress, and even gravel scenic beauty. Travel from America’s urban centers, through pastoral farm lands, over breathtaking mountains and rolling prairies.

    Travelers from the East will start at Times Square, the heart of America’s most vibrant city. You will travel through ivy-covered college towns such as Princeton, New Jersey, and the Amish country of Pennsylvania. From Pittsburgh’s steel and beer brewing industrial history, you will travel through Ohio’s diverse agricultural and commercial mix. Indiana takes you through more Amish farm land, South Bend’s Notre Dame and automotive history and on to Illinois. From Illinois you will travel to Iowa’s farmland across the Mississippi River into the prairies of Nebraska and on to the Centennial celebration in Kearney at the Great Platte River Arch Museum.

    Western travelers enjoy beginning their journey in the urban centers of San Francisco and Oakland, California. After traveling through the state’s agricultural Central Valley you are exposed to the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and Donner Pass before dropping into the deserts of Nevada and the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Climbing the mountains out of Salt Lake City, you will enter the wide open spaces of Wyoming and on to historic Cheyenne for an overnight stop. This is followed by your easterly trek into Nebraska and eventually joining the rest of the travelers from the east for the grand parade of cars into Kearney on opening day."

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