Few things are tied together in people’s minds as closely NYC and the bright lights and bustle of Times Square. It’s the place for souvenirs, for listening to talented buskers, for Broadway shows. And it’s also famously the site of the ball drop that heralds in a brand-new year. Whether you grew up watching the event hosted by Casey Kasem or Ryan Seacrest, there always seems to be something magical in the air in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. If you’re not content to be one of the the one billion people joining the countdown from their living rooms, keep in mind the following while planning your last trip of the 2016.
The humble pancake, which when well-made is not humble at all, has an even classier cousin, called the crêpe. Thin and delectable, with origins in the Brittany region of France, crêpes are so versatile, they can accommodate plain or fancy filings. For some of the coolest and cleverest crêpes around, try these destination-dining locations.
“Never forget.” These are the words you’ll hear as Americans share their memories and grief for the attacks we experienced on September 11, 2001. Throughout the years, over 700 memorials and tributes have been created across the U.S. Whether you grieve in private or want to gain support from others, here are just a few of the many 9/11 living memorials you can visit and pay your respects to. While they are incredibly relevant to remember in September, we urge you to make time to visit these any time of year.
Enduring the winter in New York City can be tough, but it’s usually the thought of summer that gets disgruntled city dwellers through the dark, cold nights. Even so, a place so densely populated can seem stifling in more ways than one when the temperature rises. Thankfully, surf, sun, and sand are only a short journey away. Below are just a handful of some of the best beaches to spend a day off away from the concrete jungle.
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing as tasty as a fresh and warm pretzel sprinkled with salt or cinnamon, or any topping you prefer. It’s easy to grab a box of frozen pretzels at the grocery store, or even treat yourself to one when shopping at the mall (you know there is always a pretzel place there!) When you’re on the hunt for a gourmet type pretzel, there are a few spots in America that specialize in pretzels alone. Check it out!
We’re still not sure why there isn’t a catchy rhyme for milkshakes. We “scream” for “ice cream,” so maybe we can “quake” for “milkshakes”? The sippable sibling of everyone’s favorite frozen treat is definitely making a big name for itself on the NYC streets, and we have the scoop on some of the best over-the-top options that’ll bring all of the boys to your yard (if you’re lucky enough to have one in such a crowded city).
America is full of awe-inspiring destinations and attractions, many of which feature iconic vistas and important historic landmarks. With so many places across the country that fill Americans with pride, it’s no surprise our list of the best patriotic destinations in America is a long one!