Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions

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What could be better than Fourth of July in Hawaii? Once you’ve had the chance to live the experience, we think you’ll be able to answer, “Not much.” America’s newest state has plenty of Independence Day pride, and as the natives are known for their laid back lifestyle, you can imagine that celebrations would ensue. Plus, fireworks add to the already picturesque landscape and Oahu attractions that draw so many visitors. If you’re on the Island of Oahu, known as “the Gathering Place,” you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see 4th of July Fireworks no matter where you are. Take a look at some of the top fireworks extravaganzas on Oahu and decide where you’ll celebrate take your family or friends for the Fourth. Aloha Tower Marketplace Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu likes to extend the Independence Day revelry by celebrating a day early on July 3rd. Their … [Read more...]

Los Angeles 4th of July Fireworks 2014

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If there’s one day of the year where the city known for its glitz and glamour is even more filled with sparkle and light than usual, it’s the Fourth of July. Los Angeles attractions love Independence Day as much as the rest of us, so you can expect to find the whole sprawling metropolis celebrating. Of course, it’s the fireworks that are the main attraction. This year, when you spend Fourth of July in Los Angeles, you should know where to go to see the best fireworks displays from the most ideal viewing spots. Whether public extravaganzas or ticketed events, these five Los Angeles attractions each put on a fireworks show you won’t want to miss—and over half of them are free. Rose Bowl - AmericaFest AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is one of the most well-known Fourth of July events in L.A. In fact, it features one of the largest fireworks displays in all of Southern … [Read more...]

San Diego 4th of July Fireworks 2014

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While San Diego is notorious for its sunny weather year round, the summer is an especially exciting time to visit the city. Unlike other southern parts of the country, temperatures are bearable in July, usually settling in the high 70s. One of the most exciting San Diego attractions to take part in this summer is the Big Bay Boom Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, which is known as one of the biggest and best fireworks displays in the country. For the Big Bay Boom, fireworks are launched simultaneously from four barges strategically located throughout San Diego’s North Bay starting at 9 PM. Orchestrated to originally produced music selections, broadcast by The Walrus 105.7FM, the fireworks show can be seen and heard from anywhere along the waterfront. Some of the best viewing spots are Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero, Coronado Ferry Landing, Seaport Village, … [Read more...]

Top Miami 4th of July 2014 Attractions

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While there’s no shortage of things to do in Miami during Fourth of July weekend, visitors may be wondering what fun activities will be most suitable for the whole family. Yes, the nightlife will be at the top of it’s game, but there are also a number of daytime Fourth of July activities that will delight both kids and adults. For an educational yet undeniably festive daytime activity, head to the Miami Children’s Museum for their annual Fourth of July Celebration. This home-style backyard event is complete with summer staples like watermelon and lawn games, but it also includes unique opportunities like the chance to sign the Declaration of Independence like the Founding Fathers. Plus, the Miami Children’s Museum always has a fun new exhibit to showcasr—This summer marks the introduction of the TINKERTOY Build Your Imagination interactive exhibit. If you’re up for an … [Read more...]

Inside Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

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Madame Tussauds, known today as a world-wide chain of tourist attractions devoted to celebrity figures in wax form, has origins in Europe that extend as far back as the late 18th century. Marie Tussaud, the original wax sculptor from whom the museum takes its name to this day, created her first full wax figure in 1777. It was a replica of Voltaire. While you probably won’t find any 18th century philosophers at Madame Tussauds Los Angeles, the Hollywood location is the top spot to see amazingly life-like replicas of movie stars and pop icons. With Madame Tussauds Los Angeles Discount Tickets, snapshots of you with your favorite celebrities are an affordable and unforgettable souvenir to bring home from your Los Angeles excursion. So what’s inside Madame Tussauds Los Angeles? First, you’ll be given the chance to make a red carpet arrival. Your red carpet experience will feel … [Read more...]

Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition

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As the sun sets over Oahu’s Leeward Coast, a slight breeze ripples through palms silhouetted against the ocean. When you hear the sounding of the conch shell, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a native Hawaiian festival – where food, music, dance, and drink cultivate a feeling of ohana (family) you can’t get anywhere else. What is this majestic place? Welcome to Germaine’s Luau, a Hawaiian institution that has been bringing native island culture to visitors for more than 40 years. With your Go Oahu Card attractions pass in your pocket, you’ll be greeted with a traditional shell lei and an enthusiastic “aloha” from your hosts. Germaine’s Luau has been featured on television shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and has been called the best luau in America. Wondering what to expect during this loud, colorful, and community-style celebration? The Feast The … [Read more...]

Cheap Chicago Attractions Tickets

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Whether it’s the summertime glimmer of Lake Michigan or the exciting urban playground atmosphere that draws you to Chicago, you’re in for a vacation as dynamic and spirited as the city itself. Beautiful urban green spaces collide with cutting-edge architectural feats to create a landscape wherein its only natural that art, creativity, and community will bloom. Though a city this magnificent may sound expensive, most travelers find Chicago to be much more affordable than cities like New York. After all, Chicago’s is famous for its working class history—in general, it’s remained quite unpretentious for its size and success. With Chicago attraction discount tickets, you’ll be able to visit all the must-see attractions for first-time (or second or third-time) visitors. Because summer is so gorgeous in Chicago, and the weather so mild, you’ll want to spend as much time … [Read more...]

Summer Sensations at the Boston Museum of Science

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There’s a lot happening this summer at the Boston Museum of Science. As usual, the museum curators have stepped up their game for the summer months, bringing you an array of exhibits, events, and shows for a summer filled with exploration and imagination. Your kids’ favorite exhibition this season might seem a bit more crass than you’d expect from the Museum, but it’s guaranteed to capture your attention and provide a deeply educational and fascinating look at the human body. GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body – inspired by the Penguin Group book hit book Grossology – opened May 25th at the MoS and runs through September 1. In this exhibit, children (and their families, too!) will learn about the weirdest and most obnoxious body functions through displays like the Burp Machine, Nigel Nose-It-All, Urine The Game, and The Vomit Center. Sound gross? … [Read more...]

Boston July 4th 2014 Attractions

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Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Boston is New England’s prime destination for Independence Day festivities. This only makes sense—Boston is, after all, the cradle of the American Revolution! Because the Fourth conveniently falls on a Friday this year, many are looking forward to a long summer weekend. What a perfect opportunity to spend some time in Beantown while partaking in some of the many Independence Day activities Boston boasts. Make sure to use a Go Boston Card attractions pass to save money on the most historic Boston attractions.   Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade Boston’s most well-known 4th of July celebration, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, gets better every year. The world famous Boston Pops Orchestra performs at the Hatch Shell on July 3rd and July 4th, treating crowds to the now traditional Independence … [Read more...]

Chicago July 4th 2014 Attractions

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With the Fourth of July falling conveniently on a Friday this year, you have the perfect opportunity to spend a long weekend in Chicago – a city known for its festive summer celebrations. Extravagant fireworks displays and music festivals are the hallmark activities, and you’ll find plenty to do in any of Chicago’s many diverse neighborhoods. Take a look at some of the most popular upcoming events for the Fourth! By far the most popular fireworks attraction is the Navy Pier display, hosted by the Illinois Lottery. The explosive event is more elaborate than the weekly summer presentations, so you’re in for a treat even if you’ve been lucky enough to catch them on another night over the summer. Head to the Pier or Millennium Park for the best views – but be warned the crowds will be fierce. JulyFourth.com is celebrating with Freedom Fest 2014 atop the Navy Pier Rooftop … [Read more...]