Travel Bucket List – Tourist Destinations https://www.tourist-destinations.com World Travel Guides Thu, 14 May 2020 23:26:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.3 Vermont, USA – Four Seasons Place https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/vermont-usa.html Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:11:44 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8284 Vermont, sitting in the lovely New England region, may be one of America’s smallest state but do not let the geographical size deceive you, as behind its small proportion lies stunning autumn foliage and awesome skiing sites which make Vermont world-famous.

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Vermont, sitting in the lovely New England region, maybe one of America’s smallest state but do not let the geographical size deceive you, as behind its small proportion lies stunning autumn foliage and awesome skiing sites which make Vermont world-famous.  With a network of attractions to see ranging from natural wonders to business and historic districts, a Vermont getaway will surely grant you a memorable travel experience.

Topping the itinerary of the Vermont getaway must nature trips, for the natural treasures of Vermont, are worth witnessing. The spectacular autumn foliage must be the state’s most renowned attractions. It is in Vermont where  Lake Champlain, the sixth biggest bodies of water of America, is found. Further, the Green Mountains, the Connecticut River, and Mount Mansfield are some of the famous natural features of Vermont, paving the way to exciting outdoor activities, nature trips, and other recreational happenings. Because the state is mostly rural, valleys, hills, rivers, and lush fields are common sights in Vermont.

There is so much to see in Vermont, and if there are time constraints, it is wise to prioritize the state’s top and world-known attractions. One among the state’s roster of tourist destinations in the Smugglers Notch State Park that also serves as the main gateway to the majestic Bingham Falls. The park has campgrounds, picnic areas, and historic structures. Further, Vermont has an abundance of mountain ranges that makes it an ideal place for skiing, hiking, trailing, and other mountain activities.

Vermont is where one of America’s most unconventional museums is found, the Shelburne Museum. The museum has about 38 display areas for exhibiting over 150,000 art pieces such as decorative art, textile, and furniture among others. Another museum worth seeing is the Montshire Museum of Science, where everything about science, nature, and animals are to be discovered. There is a park within the museum called Science Park where water exhibits, gardens, and woodlands are seen. And among the historical museums in Vermont, the most famous one must be the Hildene, the home of the Lincoln family. The estate’s garden is one of its most stunning features, as well as its farms that where animal petting is encouraged.

Travel will never be complete without experiencing a little bit of shopping, that is why when visiting Vermont, the Church Street Marketplace is an absolute must. This pedestrian shopping and dining hub is lined-up with quaint shops offering local art and craft, as well as interesting restaurants serving Vermont’s well-loved cuisine. Meanwhile, if the tour happens in winter, the Jay Peak Resort is the best place to be for skiing aficionado. The resort transforms into an inviting waterpark as the summer season comes, where visitors of all ages can have a fun-filled day of swimming, climbing, and surfing among other things.

Lastly, what completes the Vermont experience is trying out the foods that make the state known to the world: maple syrup and cheddar cheeses. Food lovers are fond of visiting Burlington, where most of the fine, interesting, and noteworthy restaurants are found. Conversely, its small towns like Plainfield and Hardwick, are famous for the farm-to-table dining experience. The state is also famous for its microbreweries and it pays to visit some of its traditional brewing stations, like Vermont Pub and Brewery and Green Mountain Cidery.

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Wisconsin, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/wisconsin-usa.html Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:53:06 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8308 Found in the Midwest portion of the United States, Wisconsin is a lovely region that every discerning traveler would not dare miss. Not only the state is known as “America’s Dairyland” for its significant dairy heritage, it is also home to two majestic lakes, the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, numerous waterways and inland lakes that makes the state fitting to be called “America’s Waterworld.”

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Found in the Midwest portion of the United States, Wisconsin is a lovely region that every discerning traveler would not dare miss. Not only the state is known as “America’s Dairyland” for its significant dairy heritage, but it is also home to two majestic lakes, the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, numerous waterways and inland lakes that make the state fitting to be called “America’s Waterworld.” With lush forests and rich farmlands in between, Wisconsin is a place filled with nature-inspired attractions.

For lovers of nature, Wisconsin is such a paradise. There are endless scenic attractions in Wisconsin, such as the Big Manitou Falls found in the bounds of Pattison State Park. This is considered one of the highest falls in the Rocky Mountains, and with hiking trails and campsites within its premises, getting close to nature becomes possible in this enchanting place. Cave of the Mounds is another popular tourist destination, a true “National Natural Landmark” that is an absolute must when in Wisconsin. To be able to fully appreciate the presence of the incredible rock formations, joining the Cave of the Mounds guided tour is highly recommended. The tour is an interactive one, permitting the guests to experience how it is like to dig fossil and to pan gems.

Nature has blessed this part of the country with so many lakes, and Wisconsin is proud to have Geneva Lake Shore Path which is named as one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States. Thousands upon thousands of people gather in this lake during the Fourth of July, as this place is where the fireworks celebration takes place. Completing the stunning scene are well-kept gardens and gorgeous mansions surrounding the lake. Another attraction not to be missed is The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a wilderness island where forests, cliffs, beaches, and caves are meant to be explored.

During the winter, snow hiking is the popular activity here, while during the summer season, boating, kayaking, hiking, and camping are carried out on the island. Not to miss out also is the Chain O’Lakes and with 28 lakes, all in all, this destination bags the title as the largest chain of lakes on the planet. All of the lakes here are works of nature, while the ones that interconnect them are all from the great minds of humans. Part of the list of natural attractions meant to be seen when in Wisconsin would be the Horicon Marsh, High Cliff State Park, Niagara Escarpment, and Devil’s Lake State Park.

For families, attractions that cater to all ages are the ones that belong on the top of the list. Rendering excitement to all members of the family is the Wisconsin Dells, an amusement park and themed resort known for attractions such as the Noah’s Ark Water Park, Kalahari, and Wilderness Waterpark. For a relaxed stroll, there’s the Henry Villas Zoo, a destination that is hit to kids as here is where they witness a variety of wildlife such as giraffes, red panda, camels, and more. Meanwhile, members of the family get entertained in Circus World, where comedy show and animal acts are the highlights.

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Napa Valley, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/napa-valley-usa.html Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:30:29 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8297 California has a multitude of attractions, one of which is the Napa Valley. Home to more than 300 wineries, this major tourist attraction nestled in the Bay Region of California is the prime wine growing region in the United States and one of the best wine-producing regions in the world.

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California has a multitude of attractions, one of which is the Napa Valley. Home to more than 300 wineries, this major tourist attraction nestled in the Bay Region of California is the prime wine-growing region in the United States and one of the best wine-producing regions in the world. Wine tours and wine tasting may be the top reason for visiting, but take note that Napa Valley has a plethora of attractions that go beyond its wineries. Victorian architecture, nature parks and reserves, weekend market, and so much more can be seen and experienced in Napa Valley, all contributing to a relaxed and stress-free getaway.

Because of its wineries, Napa Valley is one of the top tourist attractions of California and millions of tourists choose Napa Valley as their destination for a passive and laid-back holiday. During the summer season and during the harvest months of September and October, tourists flock Napa Valley to experience wine tours and wine tasting. The ones that belong to the list of popular wineries include V. Sattui Winery and Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa and Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville and Grgich Hills Cellar in Rutherford among others.

The thing about wine is that it is never complete without food on the side, as their distinct tastes enhance and bring out the best of each other. To complement the wine experience, numerous restaurants have also sprawled in Napa Valley, making the dining scene more upbeat and exciting. When it comes to a memorable dining moment, French Laundry located in Yountville is one of the excellent restaurants in Napa Valley. This part of California is also known for its prestigious chefs creating world-class culinary.

For those who have a passion for art and beauty, the Napa Town Center is the best place to be. This spot is attractive as it is where Victorian-inspired structures and old-fashioned architecture are highly-preserved. Di Rosa Preserve is a must-see as well, as it is where contemporary art collection of more than 40 years is on display such as the “Seated Woman with Vase.”  Rene and Veronica di Rosa allotted their 215-acre estate to highlight Northern California’s relevant and most-treasured artworks.

To fully witness and appreciate the picturesque scenery that envelopes Napa Valley, a thrilling hot air balloon ride is highly recommended. The region takes pride in its natural wonders, and what better way to witness it than up in the sky. And with the rising of the sun adding to the scene, the views are jaw-dropping. A lot of tourists cannot afford to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, the reason why hot air balloon ride is one of the sought-after activities in Napa Valley. Hiking, biking, boating, and horseback riding are other ways to appreciate the natural beauty of Napa Valley.

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South Carolina https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/south-carolina.html Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:03:52 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8277 South Carolina is known as one of the most beautiful states of America. Enveloped by scenic mountain views and stunning coastlines, not to mention its rich heritage and delightful cuisine, South Carolina is an absolute must to any discerning traveler. Coupled with unbeatable hospitality, South Carolina is definitely the best place to be.

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South Carolina is known as one of the most beautiful states of America. Enveloped by scenic mountain views and stunning coastlines, not to mention its rich heritage and delightful cuisine, South Carolina is an absolute must to any discerning traveler. Coupled with unbeatable hospitality, South Carolina is the best place to be.

Because this lovely state has a multitude of attractions, spending some time off in South Carolina is the best getaway one can ever have. Boasting with scenic natural elements, exploring the beauty of nature is one of the things-to-do when in South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is the state’s frequently-visited destinations where miles and miles of sandy beaches, golf courses, and sources of entertainment are found. It is in this area where Waccatee Zoo, Ripley’s Aquarium, Waves Water Park, Children’s Museum, Nascar Speedpark, and Pavilion Nostalgia Park are located. A place for visitors of all ages, visiting Myrtle Beach and all the attractions that surround it is an absolute must when in South Carolina.

South Carolina is proud to have one of America’s grandest public gardens, the Brookgreen Gardens. With eye-catching sculptures, fresh landscapes, lush greenery and majestic oaks, there is no garden as beautiful as the Brookgreen Gardens. Additionally, the oldest garden of the country is also in South Carolina, the Magnolia Plantation Gardens, which is famous for its vibrant and colorful flowers that serve as perfect backdrops in a relaxing and laid-back afternoon. Both gardens offer tour programs and customized activities to suit varying ages and preferences.

When it comes to historical places, nothing beats Charleston, the state’s historic port city. As the oldest city of South Carolina, the cobblestone streets of Charleston are beautifully lined-up with highly-preserved ancient houses, churches, museums, and galleries. The strong nostalgic air in Charleston never fails to bring back memories of the significant past, showing how the state played a huge role in the country’s history. Georgetown, also an old city, is worthy to be seen as it also houses restaurants, shops and a lot of historic attractions.

South Carolina never fails to satisfy children, the reason why the state is ideal for a whole-family affair. The little ones will surely be delighted to be in Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, one of the best zoos in America. They will have thrilling moments as they get up-close with exotic and rare animals, where they can pet and touch them or watch their awesome shows. Next to the zoo, the Wild Water – Water and Race Theme Park is where children love to be. More than just a haven of swimming pools, this attraction also has miniature golf, go-kart rides, and other thrill-giving facilities. There is also the Carowinds Theme Park, another amusement and theme park found in South Carolina. With attractions that cater to the young and young at heart, families have all the reasons to travel to South Carolina.

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Oregon, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/oregon-usa.html Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:49:31 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8260 Oregon, seated in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, is worthy to be seen for valid reasons. Being one of the country’s gems when it comes to natural wonders, Oregon has become a haven for nature-lovers and thrill-seekers.

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Oregon, seated in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, is worthy to be seen for valid reasons. Being one of the country’s gems when it comes to natural wonders, Oregon has become a haven for nature-lovers and thrill-seekers. The many awesome features of Oregon include lush forests, jagged mountains, and majestic waters. Because there are a multitude of activities to do and a network of attractions to see, the vibrancy of Oregon must be seen and experienced.

Crater Lake National Park, part of the Cascades Mountains, highlights a lake found in the caldera of an extinct volcano, Mount Mazama. With water that has a brilliant shade of blue, the lake invites an array of activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking. There are also picnic areas surrounding the lake, and to fully appreciate the beauty of it, joining boat tours and hiking trails are encouraged.  Conversely, The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a must when in Oregon. The gorge is popular for its stunning waterfalls, such as the Multnomah Falls which is named as one of the highest waterfalls in the United States. Driving through the picturesque and historic Columbia River Highway is a bonus when visiting Columbia River Gorge, as the road offers numerous viewing points exuding awe-inspiring scenes.

The Northwest of Oregon takes pride in Cannon Beach, a highly-acclaimed tourist resort that owns a long stretch of sand and gorgeous views of mountain ranges. At the mouth of the Columbia River, there is another famous resort called Astoria. For beaches that have that rustic feel, the Oregon Coast Trail is the best place to be. This part of the state takes pride in its spectacular ocean views, stunning rock formations, and wide sandy beaches. Apart from the waters, the hiking trails that surround Oregon Coast are worthy of the exploration as well. When it comes to beaches mixed with historic appeal, Newport has got to be it. Here, the wild beaches are accentuated by Victorian heritage and historic lighthouses, a perfect combination for a relaxed and laid-back setting. There are also whale-watching spots in Newport, as well as establishments such as Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon Coast Aquarium.

In Portland, the attraction not to miss is the Washington Park where a chain of elegant and perfectly-landscaped gardens are housed. Among the famous gardens inside the Washington Park is the Portland Japanese Garden. For families, it is a must to see the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children’s Museum, also situated within Washington Park. Bend, another bustling city that must be a part of the itinerary, also has numerous attractions to be proud of. Here, thrilling activities such as rafting in Deschutes River, climbing in Smith Rock, and skiing in Mount Bachelor take place.  And of course, the Oregon’s landmark, the Mount Hood, must be the highlight of the unforgettable getaway. As the highest mountain of the state, this natural wonder plays host to glorious sights such as waterfalls, hot springs, hiking trails, and wide scenic viewpoints.

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Pennsylvania, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/pennsylvania-usa.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:30:53 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8258 What makes Pennsylvania an attractive place is its diverse geographical and natural features, The Poconos and The Great Lake, for instance. The region’s climate is truly pleasant, a factor why touring and exploring all its corners become enjoyable.

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What makes Pennsylvania an attractive place is its diverse geographical and natural features, The Poconos and The Great Lake, for instance.  The region’s climate is truly pleasant, a factor why touring and exploring all its corners become enjoyable. The vital and vibrant cities have their attractions to be proud of such as historical landmarks, nature parks, commercial centers, and other interesting spots. The state is also home to diverse cultural courtesy of the variety of ethnicity that found a home in Pennsylvania. Combining all these dramatic features, it becomes clear why this state in the eastern part of the United States is often visited by discerning travelers.

The Liberty Bell must be one of the most famous historical landmarks of Pennsylvania. millions of visitors flock to Independence National Historical Park just to have a sight of the famous bell which symbolizes America’s strength and bravery in claiming independence. The Independence Hall is equally popular, as it is where the Founding Fathers forged their signatures as their declaration of freedom.  To fully appreciate the Bell and the Hall, joining a guided tour is strongly encouraged. Pennsylvania State Capitol, a five-story building adorned with stained glass and various artistic influences, is another famed landmark that highlights the state’s history. When it comes to battlefields, the Valley Forge National Historical Park and Gettysburg National Military Park, places that give out a glimpse of the important memories of the state, are attractions that must be part of the list.

Apart from the iconic landmarks and historical structures Philadelphia is famous for, there is also a roster of attractions ready to satisfy the young visitors of the state. Children must not miss out on the country’s first-ever zoo, The Philadelphia Zoo, a 42-acre property housing about 1,300 animals of varied kinds, sizes, and families. The Longwood Gardens is also a winner to kids because apart from being a dazzling place for displaying pretty flowers and well-manicured landscapes, there is also an amazing display of lights and fireworks that kids find awesome.

Adding to the thrill is the Franklin Square which is now converted into a modern-day family park featuring playgrounds, miniature golf course, marble fountain, and traditional carousel that makes use of the famous Philly horses.  Another tourist-flocked destination is the Reading Terminal Market. This attraction is famous for being a one-stop-shop, from souvenirs and antique finds to comfort food and delightful desserts. This place never fails to amaze tourists, most especially that it is also here where the indoor food haven is found.

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Texas, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/texas-usa.html Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:55:37 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8245 Texas, the second largest state of the United States, owns a full range of attractions deserved to be seen, felt and experienced by discerning travelers. Catering all interests ranging from nature tripping to food tasting, this populous state is known to be one of the country’s top tourist spots. If you are planning to visit Texas, you will definitely have a good time in this part of the country.

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Texas, the second largest state of the United States, owns a full range of attractions that deserved to be seen, felt and experienced by discerning travelers. Catering all interests ranging from nature tripping to food tasting, this populous state is known to be one of the country’s top tourist spots. If you are planning to visit Texas, you will have a good time in this part of the country.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is hailed as the World’s Live Music Capital. Apart from the University of Texas and Texas State Capitol, you have to pay a visit to Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge to witness the spectacular sight of about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats which are very active starting from dusk until the late evening. Mount Bonnel, the highest point of the city, is where you can witness the scenic city landscape. Zilker Botanical Garden and Lady Bird Lake are major recreational area, while if you appreciate history, there’s Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for you to see.

Houston is Texas’s largest city, where the blending of varied cultures is seen. If you are fond of trying out different kinds of cuisine, Houston is the place to be. As the home of Latino, Asian American, and African American cultures, the dining scene in Houston mostly comprised of restaurants of multicultural influences. Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, The Children’s Museum of Houston, Downtown Aquarium, and George Ranch Historical Park are only some of the numerous attractions you should not dare miss when in Houston.

Dallas, another city famous for various tourist destinations, is the bustling metropolitan area of the state. If you are traveling with kids, the places they will be very excited about include Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas World Aquarium, Zero Gravity Thrill Rides Amusement Park and Dallas Zoo. There are also lots of museums, galleries, and theatre in Dallas, if you interest belongs to art and history. And while in Dallas, you surely cannot help but unleash your desire to shop, as this city is home to big malls and world-known designer brands.

Alamo, Texas’s third-largest city, is probably the district where the highest concentration of historical attractions are seen. Known for being the grounds of the Battle of Alamo, this district takes pride in Casa Navarro State Historical Park, King William Historic Area, and San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. Dotting the district are museums, galleries, parks and gardens, amusement parks, and quaint shopping centers.

Some of Texas’ small districts are worth visiting as well, most especially if you want to have a relaxed and laid-back living getaway. The largest coastal city of Texas, Corpus Christi, is where you can do beach-lounging the entire day. Miles and miles of warm and sandy beaches makes Corpus Christi famous, where you can swim, boat, bird-watch, bar-hop and beach-party. Padre Island should not be missed when in Corpus Christi. Another district worth seeing is Lubbock, where vineyards and wineries are abundant.

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West Virginia, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/west-virginia-usa.html Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:01:47 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8236 West Virginia is also called the Mountain State, as it is the only state that is completely nestled in the enchanting mountain ranges of Appalachians. With this distinct feature alone, it cannot be denied how scenic this Southern Region state is.

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West Virginia is also called the Mountain State, as it is the only state that is completely nestled in the enchanting mountain ranges of Appalachians. With this distinct feature alone, it cannot be denied how scenic this Southern Region state is. Sitting between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Ohio River, West Virginia is the place for the great outdoors. Not only this state is blessed with natural wonders, but the region is also known for its colorful tradition and rich heritage. From scenic spots to historical towns, exploring West Virginia is worth it.

Being a laid-back region, West Virginia is ideal for a passive and relaxed vacation. Its many nature-inspired attractions include the Blackwater Falls State Park, New River Gorge National River, and Monongahela National Forest, destinations where camping, hiking, fishing, and boating can be carried out. Being famous tourist destinations, these three popular nature spots also sprawl of inns, restaurants, and souvenir shops to complete the visitors’ nature trip.

Golf enthusiasts found a paradise in West Virginia, as this state is known to have the most incredible golf courses in the country. It is in West Virginia where the United States’ first organized golf club was established. Conversely, when it comes to ski resorts, West Virginia is surely a winner, as it is where Snowshoe Mountain is located. The famous ski resort is highly-recognized and voted as one of the best ski resorts in the country. There are also pools, play zones, and snow tubes in this ski resort which makes it an ideal place for all ages.

Touring West Virginia is not complete without heading to the New River Gorge Bridge. This is where a two-hour leisurely walk takes place, in the surroundings of a breath-taking backdrop. The walk allows visitors to fully witness a full range of scenic sights West Virginia is proud of. Meanwhile, the Summersville Lake is not only a sought-after venue for canoeing and kayaking, but it is also the best spot to view the enchanting West Virginia sunset, as well as historical structures such as The Lighthouse.

West Virginia is also home to some of the region’s best-tasting wines, and to visit the thriving wineries of the state adds enjoyment to the trip. Forks of Cheat Winery in Morgantown, Kirkwood Winery in Summersville, and Roane Vineyards in Spencer are only some of the local wineries that gladly welcome visitors in their vineyards and breweries. And if tasting wine is part of the trip, trying out traditional Appalachian cuisine must be experienced as well. The pepperoni roll is a traditional West Virginian dish, which was created in 1927 as a miner’s lunch. Brook trout, the state fish, is always part of the local menu and this is not to be missed as well.

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San Antonio, USA https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/san-antonio-usa.html Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:42:37 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8229 San Antonio, the seventh largest city of the United States, is found in the lovely state of Texas. San Antonio has a unique geographical location that makes it one of the most captivating places of the state. Ranked as one of the best cities to visit, San Antonio has the nicest and friendliest people, network of fabulous tourist spots and historic districts that make this part of the state a popular destination for a relaxing getaway.

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San Antonio, the seventh-largest city of the United States, is found in the lovely state of Texas. San Antonio has a unique geographical location that makes it one of the most captivating places in the state. Ranked as one of the best cities to visit, San Antonio has the nicest and friendliest people, a network of fabulous tourist spots, and historic districts that make this part of the state a popular destination for a relaxing getaway.

San Antonio is where America’s oldest amusement park, Kiddie Park, is found, and apart from the title it holds, the park is inviting due to its vintage rides such as the carousel. Ferris wheel and miniature roller coaster all built-in 1918. Modern ones, such as The Lost Lagoon’s water slides and Steel Eel, never fail to amuse thrill-seekers. Some of the famous amusement parks in San Antonio include Sea World San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Splashtown San Antonio and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch.  For the entire family, there are parks and squares ready to grant a laid-back holiday. Brackenridge Park, for one, boasts of walking paths, gardens, and picnic grounds. Within its premises, there’s San Antonio Zoological Garden, Sunken Garden Theater, and River Walk Museum Reach.

San Antonio upholds its relevant past, and the best way to learn more about the region’s history is through its historic districts. The Alamo is no doubt San Antonio’s most important historic area as it serves as a memory of the Battle of Alamo. There are three remaining buildings there that are now being used as museums. The Spanish Governor’s Palace, the attention-catching adobe home in Alamo, is named by the National Geographic as San Antonio’s most beautiful building. The mighty home is now a prominent museum that features artifacts and ancient furnishings that date to as far as the Spanish occupation. Some of the historical sites include San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, King William Historic Area, and Casa Navarro State Historical Park, not to mention its array of museums and galleries.

The many events that make San Antonio alive and upbeat are worth experiencing when in this part of Texas. Fiesta, for example, is a ten-day lively event that happens in April. In this event, food is overflowing and entertainment is engaging. The region also highlights its rich agricultural produce by celebrating San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo which happens every February.

Spectators of all ages enjoy the world-class rodeo show that serves as the superstar of the occasion. Adding to the attractions in San Antonio are its awesome shopping hubs. With a wide selection of shops and stores within San Antonio, including ten major shopping malls, visitors of San Antonio are given the chance to unleash their love for shopping. Further, the commercial district is also the place to be for a wonderful nightcap courtesy of bars and clubs that make the nightlife kicking.

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Annapolis, MD https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2015/03/annapolis-md.html Sun, 08 Mar 2015 19:52:56 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=8222 Annapolis used to be the Maryland’s colonial seaport, but now, the capital is tagged as a paradise to beach lovers and water enthusiasts. Nestled along the majestic Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis has gained the reputation for being the Sailing Capital of the country. Boasting of about 500 miles of captivating shorelines, every outdoor adventure comes to life in the beautiful city of Annapolis.

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Annapolis used to be Maryland’s colonial seaport, but now, the capital is tagged as a paradise to beach lovers and water enthusiasts. Nestled along the majestic Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis has gained the reputation for being the Sailing Capital of the country. Boasting of about 500 miles of captivating shorelines, every outdoor adventure comes to life in the beautiful city of Annapolis.

This city capital possesses several attractions that a lot of tourists find inviting. Its historic district, for one, is home to a network of restaurants and shops sitting along the waterfront, as well as highly-preserved buildings originally built from the 17h to the 19th centuries. The brick-lined streets of the historic district are truly ideal for a leisure walk, and as the sun goes down, the atmosphere becomes lively and courtesy of nightlife happenings.

One of the old buildings and historic structures worth seeing in Annapolis is the Maryland State House that served as the US capitol from 1783 to 1784. As the oldest American state house still in use, visitors are encouraged to get to know the building through a guided tour. Hammond-Harwood House also offers guided tours, and this massive old house is among the major colonial homes from the British colonial era. The William Paca House, on the other hand, is also not to be missed, as this ancient house is best known to have one of the most fabulous gardens in the state of Maryland.

Because the city has the Chesapeake BayBay within its premises, one of the in-demand activities here is sailing. Some cruises depart from time to time, allowing the visitors to view the city’s enchanting features through an exciting water ride. Cruises offer a variety of activities to be enjoyed, including sunset watching and fine dining to name a few. Kayaking, paddling, and waterfront-viewing are also popular activities here.

Food lovers cannot get enough of Annapolis’ local cuisine, most particularly the Maryland crabs and crab cakes. The streets of Annapolis are rich in eateries and dining options, and one will never go hungry when having a holiday in this lively city. Because Annapolis has become a hot spot for tourists, its dining scene has evolved from traditional to modern, now offering a wide selection of local dishes and international cuisine. Some of the restaurants that get excellent reviews from tourists are Harry Browne’s, Boatyard Bar & Grill, McGarvey’s Saloon& Oyster Bar, and The Federal House Bar & Grille. When capping off the night, most of the locals and visitors head to pubs and bars, such as the popular Ram’s Head which features regional and national entertainers.

Annapolis, being the capital proud of its attractions, culture, tradition, and heritage, is considered one of the best places to see in Maryland. If planning to have a Maryland tour, begin the adventure by spending a night or two in Annapolis. From historical attractions to natural scenery, from a relaxed holiday to an upbeat outdoor experience, the city has a lot to offer visitors of all ages.

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