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With millions of rugged acres, many people travel to Colorado with adventure vacations and activities on their minds - and they do not leave disappointed. Colorado’s 4 National Parks and 300 days of sunshine finds folks hitting miles of scenic Rocky Mountain trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and climbing.
Colorado is packed full of things to do year-round. From family attractions, Western heritage and outdoor adventure to cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns, these Colorado vacation ideas will fill your trip itinerary to overflowing.
- Denver’s Museum of Nature & Science, the Denver Zoo and the Denver Botanic Gardens
- Seven Falls, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs
- Pearl Street Mall and the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company factory in Boulder
- Brewery tours and Old Town’s shops and restaurants in Fort Collins
- 10 historic & scenic trains across the state
Welcome to Denver, Colorado, the outdoor city with 300 days of sunshine and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. The Mile High City’s walkable city center offers urban adventures for all ages, from museums, parks and street art to boutiques, chef-driven restaurants and craft breweries. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver's seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. It’s easy to get to the walkable city center with direct rail service from Denver International Airport to Denver Union Station. The city’s neighborhoods are easy to explore on bike or on foot, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttles in the heart of downtown run from early morning to late at night.
- Clyfford Still Museum
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Denver Museum of Nature & Science
- Denver Zoo
- History Colorado Center
Denver Union Station has undergone a massive restoration that transformed the landmark into a transportation, dining, shopping and entertainment hub, complete with the Crawford Hotel. The historic, Beaux Arts 1914 train terminal is now a foodie destination, featuring local favorites like the farm-to-table restaurant Mercantile and the Terminal Bar, serving Colorado craft beer and food from the station's former ticket windows. A handful of local retailers includes the popular Tattered Cover Bookstore. Denver Union Station is also fulfilling its original role as a major ground transportation hub for AMTRAK, buses, light rail, and the direct rail service to and from Denver International Airport.
Denver Beer Trail
Take a self-guided tour along the Denver Beer Trail and sample the craft beer paradise in The Mile High City. Explore the featured breweries, most of which are in the walkable downtown area, and you will find everything from Stouts to Lagers and all the flavors in between. Denver's craft beer culture is thriving and creative.
Denver Art Museum
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is famous for its one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue that is surrounded by giant, ancient rock formations. Seeing a concert under the stars at Red Rocks is on every music lover’s bucket list. And, during the day, Red Rocks is a free city park with easy hiking trails and a visitor center that includes a Performers' Hall of Fame, where you can learn about all the great musicians who have performed on the stage, including the Beatles in 1964. Red Rocks is located 30 minutes west of downtown Denver.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center is home to more than 160 stores and restaurants including Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi’s, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss. Visit the guest services desk and ask for your “Passport to Shopping” offering discounts for more than 60 stores and restaurants. Head across 1st Avenue to find the charming, tree-lined streets of the Cherry Creek North neighborhood, where you can explore galleries, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, spas and more. Cherry Creek is located just 15 minutes southeast of downtown.
One of the top five botanic gardens in the United States, Denver Botanic Gardens is lush oasis in the city, offering year-round events and art exhibitions, a children’s garden, a conservatory, the Monet pool with its picturesque outdoor café and more. The Gardens are located 10 minutes from downtown Denver near Cherry Creek.
The Wild West and Buffalo Bill Cody's exciting story as Pony Express rider, army scout, buffalo hunter and showman comes to life at the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, located high atop Lookout Mountain. Enjoy views of the snowcapped Rockies in one direction and the Great Plains in the other. For those with strong nerves, there is an adventurous drive to the museum on the “hairpin” Lariat Loop Drive; then continue to I-70, exit 250, to see a live herd of buffalo. The museum is located 40 minutes west of downtown Denver.
Colorado Railroad Museum
Surrounded by towering Western buttes in the town of Golden, the Colorado Railroad Museum features more than 100 narrow and standard gauge locomotives, cabooses and cars. Exhibits in and around the 1880s-style depot include a working Roundhouse and model railroads. Train rides every Saturday on the Galloping Goose take guests on a one-third-mile loop of track, while "Steam ups" and special events including "A Day Out With Thomas" occur throughout the year. The museum is located 30 minutes west of downtown Denver.
- Degas: A Passion for Perfection at Denver Art Museum February 11-May 20, 2018
- The Dead Sea Scrolls at Denver Museum of Nature & Science March 16-September 3, 2018
- Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre Summer Concerts
- Denver Chalk Art Festival in Larimer Square, TBD June, 2018
- Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 6-8, 2018
- Slow Food Nations, July 13-1, 2018 throughout downtown Denver
- Velorama Music Festival and Colorado Classic Bike Race in RiNo August 16-19, 2018
- A Taste of Colorado festival August 31-September 3rd, 2018
- Music Festival at Overland Park Golf Course (Name & date TBD September 2018)
- Dior: From Paris to the World at Denver Art Museum November 18, 2018 – March 3, 2019
- Walk in the footsteps of those marching for freedom across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge
- Breathe in fresh mountain air and incredible panoramas at Lookout Mountain
- Put your hands up for the moon pies at Mobiles Mardi Gras – the ultimate Southern street party
- Go to the moon and back at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville
- Soak up jazz and other musical genres in Birmingham’s clubs, bars and restaurants
- Have a cheeseburger in paradise at Lu-Lu's restaurant overlooking the water at Gulf Shores
- Follow in the footsteps of music legends like the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and visit Muscle Shoals famous recording studios
- Watch NASCAR superstars battle it out on the world’s fastest super speedway at Talledega
- Dress in your Sunday best to sing and clap along with the amazing gospel choir at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
- Search for alligators in the Mobile Tensaw Delta
- Step on a Segway for a city tour or take a paddle steamer trip down the river in Montgomery
- Tee off on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, with shots ranging from a bluff above the Alabama River to the Azalea flowered fairways of Point Clear
Boston & New England
A New England fall foliage holiday is one of those 'must do ' trips. The great thing about New England is that its perfect for all ages, and with a self drive tour you determine the level of activity you want to do; even if you dont get out of the car, the scenery is so beautiful. Make sure you also stop off at a traditional restaurant and grab some clam chowder, a signature New England cuisine that will keep you nice and toasty.
The New England region is comprised of six very unique states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island - all easily reached through the gateway city of Boston. Boston is the capital and largest city of the state of Massachusetts, in the United States. Visit Boston and experience its rich history, museums, attractions, shopping, restaurants, tours, and more! The greater Boston area is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm.
As one of the oldest settlements in the USA and the largest city in New England, Boston has plenty of historic culture. Yet with over 50 colleges and universities situated in the greater Boston area, there is a youthful vibrancy that adds a totally different dimension to the historic charm of the city.
Boston is a wonderful, laid-back city located at the gateway to the delights of New England. Rich in history and culture, the city successfully blends a mixture of old and new through its colonial charm.
Discover fantastic attractions in Boston such as Fenway Park is the oldest Major League baseball park in the United States. Its small, intimate atmosphere really allows you to feel like you are "in the game. Or walk the Freedom Trail which is a three-mile ribbon of red paint that links 16 historical sites. Most visitors start the trail at the Boston Common.
Boston is a city where modern skyscrapers share the streets with historic colonial buildings in a delightful pairing of old an new. It’s a modern, progressive city, but with a respectful awareness of its historic importance.
Do something different like Watching the Whales Embark on a Whale Watch from Boston Harbor. Take in the majesty of these amazing creatures along with the beauty of the Boston skyline. Take advantage of the Boston CityPASS which features the top five must-see, must-do Boston attractions and priced them 48% less than the same tickets purchased separately. And Boston CityPASS ticket holders skip most main-entrance ticket lines.
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
The colorful sandstones and shales that form the cliffs of Colorado National Monument had their origins in deserts, beaches and rivers 200 million years ago. Colorado National Monument is part of the National Parks system and features Rim Rock Drive, an historic 23-mile loop road that was built by the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. A scenic drive along the edge of the canyons is an awe inspiring adventure.
Georgia & The Carolinas
Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind on pristine beaches, explore history and culture, or seek adventure off the beaten track; the State of Georgia offers something for everyone. Located just to the North of Florida Georgia offers a temperate climate with mild Winters and a gloriously warm Springtime.
- Sundial Revolving restaurant and bar atop the Westin Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Amazing views of the Skyline, especially at night!
- Urban White-water rafting in downtown Columbus.
- Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.
- Visit Cumberland Island. Unspoilt beaches and wild horses abound.
- Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island.
- 'Savannah Dan' walking Tour, Savannah.
- Wine Tasting & Tour, Yonah Mountain, Cleveland.
- Taste Fried Green Tomatoes at the 'Whistle Stop Cafe', Juliette. Where the 1992 movie of the same name was shot.
- Visit the newly opened Center for Civil and Human Rights, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta.
- Horse riding and stay at the Southern Cross Guest Ranch, Madison. Voted best family ranch in the US by BA Highlife Magazine.
- Use Atlanta's MARTA rail system to get around the city and from the airport. It's cheap and easy to use.
- Ditch the car when staying in Savannah's Historic District. It's a true walking city!
- Best times to visit Georgia are Spring (mid March to end of June) and Autumn (September to mid November)
- Get off the interstates and visit the quaint, historic and welcoming towns through the State!
- Buy an Atlanta City pass when visiting attractions in the city. They offer great value and can get you to the front of the line.
- Grab a 'to-go' cup in Savannah's Historic district. One of the USA's few cities that allows you to carry your alcoholic beverages from bar to bar in an 'open container'. Enjoy!
Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for its manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and ornate antebellum architecture.
Noble Jones Tours
Welcome to Noble Jones Tours, purveyors of highly accurate, in depth, engrossing Savannah walking tours. Discover this Southern jewel of a city, from her founding, her trials and triumphs, to her grace, beauty and mysteries within.
Savannah Sidewalk Tours
There’s no better way to get an up-close-and-personal look at Savannah than by taking a walking tour with a small group led by a professional guide. Your Savannah Sidewalk Tours guide is a veteran Georgia journalist, Savannah storyteller, and a long-time downtown resident who knows and loves the city and its history.
Savannah Tour Walk
Savannah Tour Walk is the only walking tour that provides iPads to each patron making it the best walking tour in Savannah. Patrons enjoy viewing monuments, squares, historical buildings, and streets as they appeared over 160 years ago.
Savvy Savannah Tours
Savvy Savannah Tours offers a variety of experiences including the Savannah Shaken martini tour, the Savannah Cinema movie tour, the Savannah Suds craft brew tour, the Savor Savannah food tour, the Scenes of the Past history tour, the Specters of Savannah ghost tour and the Spiritual Savannah religious history tours.
Old Savannah Tours
Bringing Savannah’s history to life isn’t just a slogan…it’s a promise. Along with our uniquely personal descriptions of Savannah’s rich and spellbinding history, actual historical re-enactors appear from time to time, boarding and walking the isles of your trolley.
Old Town Trolley
Savannah’s original orange and green trolleys have been thrilling guests for more than a quarter of a century, transporting them to the city’s array of historic homes and quaint squares. On the Old Town Trolley visitors get an ideal mix of historical icons, local sights of interest, and superb architectural landmarks.
Savannah Taste Experience
Experience the diverse and distinctive cuisine of Savannah and learn about the city's history, architecture and culture on this 3-hour walking tour. Stop at seven specialty food stores and restaurants, and sample local favorites including shrimp and grits, Scotch pies and fried green tomatoes. This tour is an ideal way for visitors and residents alike to learn more about Savannah while enjoying intriguing food samples that add up to an authentic southern lunch.
Full Moon Tours
An evening of high spirits, some of this world and some of another! We can leave non-believers in doubt and it’s always a good time.
Savannah Ghost & Crime Walks
Join Savannah Dark Crime researcher Chuck "Hurricane" Norras on Savannah's first and only true Dark Crime Tour at 9 pm. Based on murder case evidence and police reports and featuring new case evidence in The Gribble Axe Murders and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Adults Only!
Savannah on Wheels
Our historical bike tour is the most unique and complete tour Savannah has to offer. We cover most of the historical area and stop at many of the most popular sites. Our tours also include key knowledge of where to ride safely and what streets to avoid in order to safely ride through the city of Savannah.
The Andrew Low House
The Andrew Low House, which overlooks Lafayette Square, offers insight into life in Savannah more than 150 years ago. Owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, this Italianate-style stucco-over-brick building was originally designed by architect John Norris and built for wealthy cotton magnate Andrew Low.
Bordering the river port, River Street imparts old-world charm. The nine-block brick concourse is ideal for strolling and ship-watching.
Georgia's oldest school for African Americans. Initially, the school had 600 students enrolled, with nine female teachers and a male principal.
Leopold's is an ice cream parlor circa 1935. Much of the decor is original including the original soda fountain, soda fountain cover, back bar, sundae holders, banana split boats, and malte milk dispenser - all of which are still in use
Savannah's Central of Georgia Railway National Landmark District is the oldest and most complete antebellum railroad manufacturing and repair facility still in existence in the United States
The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House was built by one of the city’s founding families in the mid 1700s and was, at one time, a bank. This iconic building is now an upscale restaurant
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth
This $13 million museum honors the courage, character, and patriotism embodied by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present
- Ride the Skywheel in MB
- Visit Brookgreen Gardens, the largest outdoor sculpture garden in the US
- Tea Plantation, only tea plantation in the US
- Charleston’s plantation tours – Boone Hall, Drayton Hall, Middleton Place & Magnolia
- Food tasting tour in Charleston
- Carriage tour in Beaufort
- Dolphin watching tour in HHI
- Biking trails in HHI
- BMW Performance Center
- Ceasars Head State Park scenic outlook
The 300-plus miles of North Carolina coastline are dotted with picturesque lighthouses. A chain of barrier islands along the northern coast beckons visitors to familiar places such as Kitty Hawk, Duck and Cape Hatteras. Along the southern shoreline lie the historic Cape Fear Coast, Crystal Coast and Brunswick Islands. Each area has a unique style and offers spectacular beaches, events and activities in a relaxed atmosphere.
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is the nation’s largest walk-through, natural-habitat zoo. In nearby Seagrove, where the earth is natural red clay, some of the world’s best potters ply their craft, as they have for more than 200 years.
Spring and summer festivals provide an opportunity to enjoy foot-tapping mountain music, regional cuisine and, of course, famous North Carolina handmade crafts. Asheville is city-center to mountain activity and boasts numerous arts and crafts shops, galleries and museums. Two of the most interesting homes in America – George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate, a 250-room French chateau, and Carl Sandburg’s Connemara, where the renowned author published one third of his works – are located in the Asheville region.
Along with great golf, visitors can find great barbecue throughout North Carolina. It comes sliced, chopped or pulled and served up with Southern sides like hushpuppies, coleslaw, baked beans and sweet tea. From beaches to mountains, North Carolina has something for every taste.
Offering great ways to get the family off the sofa and into the Great Outdoors with adventures including hiking, biking, and interacting with wildlife
300-mile stretch of American roadway, steeped in legend and packed full with eccentric lifers, nostalgic eats, quirky museums and more kitsch than you can shake a restored 1940’s gas pump at. This is the Mother Road. There is no better way to relive America’s golden age than along its most legendary highway, Route 66. The historic highway starts in Chicago and continues throughout the state. It is this iconic stretch where classic diners, drive-in theaters and quirky roadside attractions continue to wind their way through history and into the hearts of visitors to this very day. In fact, mile for mile you can discover more of Route 66 in Illinois than anywhere else.
Shop the Magnificent Mile, score some designer deals, and explore the delightful boutiques and galleries of historic Galena.
Things to do with kids with Illinois, including rollercoasters, waterslides, and all the tasty treats your picky eater could ask for. Just beyond the city lies Chicagoland, known for everything from Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning architecture to exotic Anderson Japanese Gardens. Some of the biggest and best shopping outlets in America also reside here, many taking shopping to a whole new level with beautiful indoor and outdoor malls that seemingly go on for as far as the eye can see.
The perfect 'Hang Out' City!
Chicago is a city of world-class status and unparalleled beauty. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of Midwest. Chicago is home of the jazz and blues, world-championship sports teams, an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, reowned architechture, award-winning theatre and much more.
The biggest city of the Great Lakes region, Chicago sits on more than 26 miles of uninterrupted lakefront, offering 15 miles of sandy beaches and hundreds of beautiful parks, all nestled within a skyline of architectural wonders. You’ll find world-renowned museums, theatre, nightlife and music of every style, and some of the best foodie hot spots in the States.
One of America's most fascinating cities, with a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is home to some of the city’s tallest buildings, such as the John Hancock Center and Trump International Hotel & Tower. Close to the downtown area, hotels on the Magnificent Mile range from intimate boutique-style spots to some of the most luxurious in the city.
Purchase a Chicago CityPass for entry to five of Chicago's must see attractions. With CityPass, you can save an amazing 50% off regular admissions and skip most ticket lines.
Bordering the Magnificent Mile, the area known as River North is the place to go for trendy bars and fine art galleries.
The Loop is one of the most iconic parts of Chicago, located at the heart of the downtown area. The Loop is packed with skyscrapers, including Willis Tower, one of the tallest buildings on the planet. Hotels here land you in striking distance of Millennium Park, the Planetarium and the Art Institute and the city’s renowned theatre scene can be found here too. Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area.
Go back in time, or to the other side of the world.
The Rockford region is set in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois and only a 90 minute drive from the world class city of Chicago. Whether you want to explore the rich culture, exquisite Japanese gardens, visit the nature museum featuring Sue the T.Rex, or stroll through the Midway Village Museum which transports visitors 100 years back in time with 26 historical structures typical in a rural Northern Illinois town, including a general store, schoolhouse, town hall and police station. The Museum also celebrates Rockford’s link with the infamous sock monkey.
Kegel Harley-Davidson Motorcycles is the world’s oldest family owned Harley Davidson dealership. Complete with an expanded Harley-Davidson showroom, fashion & riding gear, collectables, H-D rentals and an on-site restaurant, Kegel’s is a must see.
Starved Rock, Utica
Explore bluffs and waterfalls along miles of trails.
The lush forest of Starved Rock State Park, with its serene waterfalls and beautiful lodge, offers a quiet retreat for visitors. Naturalist-led programs draw you farther into this hilly wonderland, located just minutes from the wineries, quaint shops and restaurants in Utica.
A playground of coasters, water slides and shopping.
Just north of Chicago, you’ll find a nirvana of theme parks and endless shopping called Gurnee. Here, you can race down a roller coaster, splash through a water park, and shop the largest outlet mall in Illinois, packed with more than 200 stores.
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Philadelphia & Countryside
Dining & Nightlife
Hershey & Harrisburg Pennyslvania
The capital of our Commonwealth, Harrisburg is situated along the banks of the Susquehanna River. The ornate dome of the Capitol dominates the skyline; when the structure was dedicated in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt said, "It's the handsomest building I ever saw." Visitors can tour this historic structure and marvel at its sheer size: the structure covers five and a half acres. The Rotunda, a copy of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, rises 272 feet. Visitors can also take in performances at the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, attend a Harrisburg Senators baseball game, or check out the Susquehanna Museum of Art. Every year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show delights 400,000 locals and tourists with exhibits, competitions, and plenty of food. It is the largest indoor agricultural event in the country.
The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue
Spotlight Tour of Hershey Theatre
The Countryside of Philadelphia
The home of Starbucks, Seattle is a mecca not only for sporting enthusiasts but also for art and music buffs. Forget the rain and cloudy skies of Seattle holidays - there's so much to see and do in this cultured city you won't mind stepping inside for another latte! The best in urban recreation is at your fingertips with spectacularly scenic golf courses, kayaking, fishing, hiking and skiing in winter months. Renowned for its cultural scene, there are more equity theatres here than in any other American city outside of New York and ballet and opera continue to thrive.
Holidays in Seattle can be spent wandering through Pike Place fish market, famous for the antics of its boisterous vendors and delicious edibles, Open-air stalls are devoted to local arts and crafts with every type of shop you could imagine in the surrounding streets.
Take an evening ferry to Bainbridge Island or discover the trendy bars in Georgetown, and if the weather brightens up, take a kayak or bicycle and join the locals in this active city.Seattle is a cooler kind of city break, with acres of parkland and coast, one of the greenest and most pleasant cities to visit.
Seattle also gave birth to Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks, so you get a fascinating mix of right-on cool attitude and considerable, if unflashy wealth. It has loads more energy and distractions than many a US town. Hire a car and take a ferry to the wild, wet and beautiful Olympic Peninsular, home of Kurt Cobain (Aberdeen) and the Twilight vampire Edward Cullen (Forks).
Return visit? Head to Waterfront Park, a bustling area of shops and restaurants. Visit the Seattle Aquarium here, where you can walk underwater in a glass dome. See a whole new side to Seattle at the Asian street markets and tiny arts and crafts shops of the International District. Follow the locals out east to Seattle's secret gem of an area, Bellevue. Follow sun-dappled trails through quiet meadows before a fish dinner in a rural restaurant. Or take a boat trip from the tranquil waterside town of Shilshole, north of Seattle, famous for its fresh seafood restaurants.
Seattle is a walking city and within the downtown area it is easy to get around on foot. If going further afield Metro buses travel to nearly every corner of Seattle. They are easy to ride and offer an affordable and greener way to get around. There is a Light Rail link between the downtown and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and takes about 35 minutes.
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Texas. It's 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations. If you are looking for an inspirational location Texas is the perfect place. For big fun, there’s no place like the Lone Star State for your next holiday.
- Live music in Austin
- Art, music and great neighbourhoods in Dallas
- Big Bend National Park
- Cowboys and culture in Fort Worth
- Space Center in Houston
- UNESCO World Heritage site of the Spanish colonial missions including The Alamo
- Riverwalk in San Antonio
- State House in Austin
- Fabulous food including BBQ
- Tax free shopping
- The National Mall - Besides well-known landmarks like the Washington Monument, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall also features over 60 other monuments and memorials for you to visit.Touring the National Mall during the day is delightful, but for a truly magical experience, visit at dusk. That’s when the lights come on, bathing Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, as well as the Washington Monument, in an otherworldly glow.
- At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, visitors can find all sorts of animals; lions, tigers, giraffes and the zoo’s beloved giant pandas are just some of the 2,000 animals that call the 163-acre park home. The zoo’s habitats feature animals from 400 different species and about 25 percent of the zoo’s residents are endangered. All of the animals at the National Zoo, which is also a global research centre and conservation centre, are cared for by world-class zoologists and veterinarians.
- Hike through Rock Creek Park – Washington, DC’s ultimate outdoor mecca is Rock Creek Park, a 4.4-square-mile expanse that includes numerous trails for hiking, biking and exploring. There’s more to like about the park, too, like a nature centre, picnic areas, riding stables, tennis courts and the historical site of Peirce Mill.
- The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation's greatest springtime celebration, held in Washington, DC. Each year, the Festival commemorates the anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan with spectacular weekends and daily events. Arlington National Cemetery, our nation's most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honoured dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
- The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum takes visitors to the sky, showcasing the amazing technological achievements that have progressed aviation and space exploration throughout the last century. Our fascination with flight is still alive and well, as the museum is one of the most visited in the world year after year. Glimpse the 1903 Wright Flyer, run your hands over moon rock and experience the larger-than-life world of aviation and space.
- Visit Eastern Market on weekend mornings to browse the work of local artisans and sample farm-fresh produce and concoctions. Market Lunch’s blueberry buckwheat pancakes are a must-try in the market itself.