Watkins Glen State Park in New York began as a private park in 1863 and has been a state park since 1909. It is a place of scenic enchantment and outdoor enjoyment. We have some suggestions about how to best enjoy the park, letting gravity be your friend, as follows.
So you think you know Florida, right? You see it as the sunshine state that’s filled with endless miles of gorgeous beaches, world-class theme parks and some of the best and biggest cities in the country/world. Well, just when you thought Florida couldn’t get any better – it does with the revealing of a hidden gem. This hidden gem is nestled smack dab in the middle of the state, far away from any ocean. It’s filled with cowboys and horses, exotic animals and acres of beautiful land. The best part? You can be a part of it; it’s Forever Florida located in Kissimmee, Florida!
Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the hidden gems not only of New England but the entire country. Tucked away on Mount Desert Island, it’s incredibly beautiful and picturesque. If you love the ocean, nature, and the rocky shorelines of Maine, this is the spot to visit.
In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you need to know about any visit to Bar Harbor. So, if you’ve been planning to make a visit soon, keep reading!
More than tropical temperatures and colorful flowers, the Pacific Islands are where battles raged, and cultures continue to flourish. Today, visitors have the opportunity to hear personal accounts of war survival. Also, witness artistry of indigenous peoples, or even feel the cold rush of rain (or lava!)
Decorated in white sand, verdant jungles, and colorful coral reefs, the national parks of the Pacific Islands are all ripe for exploration this time of year. Read on to learn our editors’ picks for the Best National Parks of the Pacific:
Philadelphia is a great destination for anyone, and especially for families. The City of Brotherly Love has much to offer kids and their parents, with lots of fun activities that just happen to be educational. World class landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art where its “Rocky” steps await.
Think San Francisco and you think the Golden Gate Bridge. The area in and around the famous landmark comprises the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You will be pleasantly surprised how extensive this National Recreation Area is, comprising history, seashore, mountains, forests, forts, and more. Plan to take plenty of time to see it, or to return often. Take your time, take your camera, and take it all in.
You’ve already taken the kids for pictures with Santa and you’ve decked the halls with lights. Now, it’s time to check out (or make) a holiday favorite tradition—gingerbread houses.
The National Park Service has been celebrating the best in our nation’s historical and natural preservation with sites that are as magnificent as they are educational. However, some historical sites are little narrower in the frame of reference, either celebrating a famed scientist or a work of fiction that many people have loved for decades. Although they are not a part of the NPS, the certainly could be, and are still worth checking out on your next road trip.
While most people head to the Las Vegas area to spend time on the famous (and fabulous) Las Vegas Strip, there is another pretty incredible sight not that far away: the Hoover Dam.
If it’s never occurred to you to hit up the Hoover Dam during your trip to Las Vegas, you should. In fact, Las Vegas wouldn’t even exist if not for the Dam.
You’d rather read a comic book than a New York Times best-seller, and your coffee table is covered with LEGO models rather than magazines. You love anything and everything to do with computers, programming and video games, and your cat is named after a character in “Star Wars.”
Yes, you are a proud geek, and find yourself wanting to plan a vacation. To honor your inner nerd and revel in your interests, consider spending at least part of your vacation at one of the country’s many geek-themed destinations.