New York Things to Do in Spring

Spring in New York City is one of the most magical times to visit the Big Apple. Tulips are blooming, people are picnicking in Central Park, New Yorkers are dining al fresco and enjoying the city's incredible food scene, and people are strolling and biking along the river. Here are some of the best ways to fully enjoy a gorgeous spring in New York City: 1. Get on a bike! What better way to enjoy this massive city than on a bike? Better yet, take advantage of a guided tour and learn about the sites as you exercise. Bike and Roll offers some excellent bike tours, such as the Central Park and Greenway Tour. With a knowledgeable tour guide, you will ride along 843 acres of bike-friendly lanes that run almost the length of Manhattan. You will stop at such sites as Strawberry Fields, a two … [Read more...]

NYC Easter Parade History

If you are in New York on Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013), you will have the chance to see people decked out in Easter bonnets and dresses strolling along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The NYC Easter Parade and the Easter Bonnet Festival start at 10:00  in the morning and ends around 4:00 in the afternoon. The New York Easter Parade is not as organized as some other festivals and parades in the city, and is a decidedly more casual event. The area that runs along Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street is closed to vehicles during the parade. People put on hats, bonnets and Easter dresses, pets are in full costume, and others just come to watch the action. The area around St. Patrick's Cathedral is the best place to get a good look at the parade. For anyone taking advantage … [Read more...]

Orlando for Kids: Top Three Attractions

  Orlando is one of the best possible trips to take as a family. There are so many exciting things to do in Orlando for kids, so how do you narrow down the choices? If you take a trip to Orlando in the near future, here are three things your kids absolutely cannot miss: 1. Kennedy Space Center What is it about space, stars, planets, and the thought of being an astronaut that captures that the imaginations of children and adults alike? If you are going to Orlando with kids, it would be a shame not to experience the Kennedy Space Center. You can see exhibits such as the Astronauts Hall of Fame, where you'll witness the sights and sounds of the famous astronauts who first ventured into the great unknown, and have the chance to look at some of their memorabilia and personal … [Read more...]

Boston Flower and Garden Show 2013

The Boston Flower and Garden Show

One of our favorite Boston attractions to check out this spring is the Boston Flower & Garden Show. Hosted each year in March, the Flower & Garden Show is an exciting event for professional gardeners and amateurs alike. This year’s theme, “Seeds of Change,” features local and regional gardeners who embrace new plants and growing techniques in order to further develop the science and art of gardening. The Show will be held from March 13-17 at the Seaport World Trade Center (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA). Because there’s no end to the things to see and do at this show, we recommend setting aside most of the day to attend. From gorgeous garden displays to exotic and creative floral arrangements, the Boston Flower & Garden Show will showcase work from industry experts … [Read more...]

Oahu Rainy Day Things To Do!

It is pretty safe to say that if you are spending a vacation on this island, you are going to encounter an Oahu Rainy Day. The excellent thing about rain in Hawaii is that it tends to be a gentler, more tropical rainfall, which often does not thwart your outdoor plans. However, an Oahu rainy day presents the perfect opportunity to experience some of the indoor destinations on the island that are well worth the trip. Iolani Palace and the Honolulu Academy of Arts are located within a mile of each other, giving you a chance to relax, absorb some Hawaiian culture, take a break from the beach, and take advantage of the peaceful rainfall. Iolani Palace is the only official state residence of royalty in the United States. This National Historic Landmark was home to the Hawaiian kingdom's two … [Read more...]

March Madness Things To Do on Vacation

We can all feel it in the air: spring is almost here! One of the best signs that spring is coming is March Madness, which gets everyone in the mood for the national basketball championships! The NCAA tournaments are a uniquely American tradition, sending millions of fans into a chaotic, adrenaline-infused frenzy. March Madness has even affected British Prime Minister David Cameron. What better way to welcome the prime minister than to take him to watch his first basketball game? President Obama took Cameron to watch the kickoff game of March Madness in Dayton, Ohio, and it was reported that the two politicians munched hot dogs while Obama gave Cameron some pointers. Perhaps no other city is quite as affected by March Madness as Los Angeles (at least as far as the west coast goes!) … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago!

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Looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago? Here's our breakdown of this year's traditional Chicago celebrations as well as some nearby attraction suggestions to fill your day: The Parade & The River This year's parade begins at noon sharp in Downtown Chicago, making its way north on Columbus Drive from Balbo to Monroe with a viewing stand located in front of Buckingham Fountain. Expect large crowds, bagpipes, traditional Irish dance, and even a few local celebrities. Make sure to secure your spot early for the best viewing experience, and wear your brightest greens to show your spirit. Just before the parade, at 10 AM, Chicago will celebrate another St. Patrick's Day tradition: dyeing the Chicago River Green. This year, organizers suggest settling on a spot between … [Read more...]

Do St. Patrick’s Day Boston’s Way!

St Patricks Day Boston Skyline

St. Patrick’s Day is Boston’s holiday. If you’re lucky enough to be in Beantown next weekend, you’re in for a treat. From famous parades and festivals to Irish dancing and drink, there’s more to do to this St. Patrick's Day than you can shake a stick at. To make your life easier, we’ve gathered a collection of the best ways to celebrate the holiday with your family. Between Boston’s Irish heritage and the locals’ love of a good time, St Patricks Day Boston is an experience not to be missed. The Parade A tradition in South Boston since 1901, the official St Patrick’s Day Parade is the definitive event. South Boston, known to locals as “Southie,” was first settled by Irish immigrants in the 1800s and is still one of the most Irish neighborhoods in the city. Honoring … [Read more...]

Best Summer Tourist Discounts

To experience everything a city has to offer, look no further than the Smart Destinations All-Inclusive Attraction Passes. Save up to 55% on combined admission prices for the top museums, tours, and attractions at some of the most beloved cities in the nation. When you visit a new city, you want to explore all its top-notch attractions, delve into its distinctive history, and experience all the attributes that truly make the city unique, but you may find yourself spending a lot more than you anticipated when you buy individual tickets. The Go City Card is the solution–it’s already saved millions of travelers time and money, and it can do the same for you!  First you select your destination city, and then you decide how many days of sightseeing you’d like to include. We can … [Read more...]

Things to Do on Vacation with Your Family!

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With school vacation weeks coming up around the country, it’s time to start planning your vacation. With the kids home from school, it’s the perfect time to gather up the whole family for a fun trip. If going far away isn’t feasible, day trips and weekend trips are another option. When it comes to things to do on vacation, we’ve got you covered. Check out these family-friendly options in some of our favorite destinations! Orlando Looking to Orlando for your school vacation destination? You’re not alone. Families flock to Orlando for winter vacations to escape the cold and relax under the palms. Of course, there are numerous things to do on vacation in Orlando, from the nation’s biggest theme parks to world-class museums. However, if you’re looking for something … [Read more...]