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24

Chicago – The Second City

By Bob Levin on July 24th, 2012

Categories: Popular Cities

 

Located in the heart of the Midwest and on the shores of Lake Michigan is Chicago, one of America’s largest and most diverse cities. From cultural attractions, to sporting events to top-notch dining, shopping and nightlife, Chicago has it all. There are so many amazing hotel deals in Chicago offering low rates to choose from. Pick one and schedule your next vacation in Chicago today.

There is a lot for sports fans to do in Chicago’s three major sports arenas. Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs. US Cellular Field in South Side Chicago is where the White Sox play. Historic US Soldier Field is the home of the Chicago Bears and also serves as a concert arena for large concerts like Kenny, Chesney and U2.

A tourist attraction that the whole family will enjoy is Chicago’s Navy Pier, best known for its 150ft Ferris wheel overlooking Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline. The Navy Pier features free concerts from May to October and a wide selection of boat tours. The Navy Pier also has a number of unique shops, souvenir stands and a huge array of dining choices ranging from concession stands to fancy, indoor dining.

Those of you looking for more cultural pursuits can easily find them in Chicago’s Theater District, a four block “loop” in downtown Chicago that boosts some of the best venues in the country, including The Cadillac Palace Theatre, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, and the Chicago Theatre to name a few. Chicago is also home to over 30 museums, specializing in such broad areas as science, contemporary art and American Indian or Jewish cultures.

Chicago’s seemingly limitless selection of restaurants is legendary. From deep dish pizza to hot dogs and beef sandwiches to upscale, modern cuisine, Chicago has so many different high quality food choices you will never be able to sample them all but you and your family will have a lot of fun trying. These restaurants range from all price points, too. You are sure to find a dining experience that suits your needs.

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Jul

17

Don’t Forget Your Pic-a-nic Basket

By Bob Levin on July 17th, 2012

Categories: Wayne's Travel Suggestions

Yellowstone National Park extends over three state lines into Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. It was established in 1872, making it America’s oldest national park and it is known as the home of the world’s largest collection of natural geysers, including Old Faithful. It is one of the temperate zone’s last untouched, natural ecosystems.

Camping is one of the main attractions of the Yellowstone experiences but don’t let that discourage you. If you don’t want to be without the comforts of home, there are plenty of hotels and quality motels located inside or nearby the park that offer low rates and will afford you the opportunity to enjoy all that Yellowstone during the day and sleep comfortably in a bed at night.

There’s a lot to do in Yellowstone National Park, from hiking to catch and release fishing and boating. Yellowstone offers a wide range of activities you can enjoy while taking in all of the breathtaking natural sites. There are guided biking tours and horseback riding, there is even llama packing.

Yellowstone has long been the home to Native American Tribes and a visit to Yellowstone provides you with the opportunity to attend a Powwow. Indian Powwows are festive social events featuring traditional Native American dancing, drumming and singing. Not only would you be able to observe but also participate in this truly one of a kind experience.

The wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is abundant and you will have plenty of chance to observe it. There are numerous elk, bear, bison, moose and trumpeter swans living in the wilds of Yellowstone. These animals are carrying on in their natural habitat, unlike those found in zoos.

There are plenty of activities scheduled year round. So you don’t have to restrict your visit to only the warmer months of the year. Consult the calendar of events to plan your trip and then check for excellent West Yellowstone hotel deals.

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Jul

6

Boston: The Capital of New England

By Bob Levin on July 6th, 2012

Categories: Popular Cities

Boston is one of America’s most historical cities. It’s often considered to be the capital of New England and it’s a terrific spot to consider for your next vacation. There are many quality Boston hotel discounts to choose from while staying in Boston. The city offers everything that you could possibly want in a vacation destination, including great food and shopping and plenty of fun destinations for the whole family.

History buffs will love all that Boston has to offer. Beginning in Boston Common, America’s oldest park, you can take a stroll on the Freedom Trail. This two and a half mile trek leads you efficiently through 16 of Bean towns most historic landmarks. Between the months of April and September you can take a ride on Boston Public Gardens Swan Boats, which have been in operation since 1877.

Sports fans will love to go on a tour or even catch a baseball game at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912. Quincy Market located in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a fabulous indoor-outdoor location offering great shopping opportunities and a chance to experience delicious New England cuisine.

For the kids, Boston Harbor Island offers swimming, hiking and exploring. Take a ferry and travel to Georges Island to explore historic Fort Warren, or go to Spectacle Island to swim at the beach and enjoy a hiking trail overlooking Boston’s gorgeous skyline and harbor. More of a land lover? Perhaps you would take pleasure in a trip to visit the Museum of Science with more than 400 interactive exhibits for everyone to enjoy, a planetarium and an IMAX theater.

With so many activities to choose from, everyone in your family is sure to find something that they love. As a major tourist location there are a wide variety of cheap hotels in Boston available at low rates. Pick one that best suits your travel needs and book the best hotel deals in Boston today.

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