You may be thinking that Zoo Atlanta is just like any other zoo in the country. However, you probably did not know that is was one of the very first U.S. zoos. Also, it has been opened and kept open the longest out of any other zoo as well. This zoo dates all the way back to 1889 and has continued to operate since it opened. Another thing that separates Zoo Atlanta from all but four other zoos in the country is, they have giant pandas and the most ape specie exhibits. In all, there are well over 200 different animal species at the zoo. So, when you plan a trip here, you can expect to see anywhere from 1,000 or more animals on a single visit.
Waterfalls, Grizzly bears, wolves, forests, and Old Faithful are the first thing people think of when they hear the name Yellowstone National Park. Still considered to be a country’s first ever national park, Yellowstone spans three states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. It is actually a federal law dating back to 1872 and President Ulysses S. Grant. Yellowstone has multitudes of visitors and boasts one of the world’s largest camping destinations, with more than 20,000 spots. Travelers come to see the park’s magnificent near pristine beauty. Also, nature enthusiasts are drawn here for a glimpse back in time to see wild buffalo and the other free roaming wildlife. This is true of photographers as well. There is a wealth of photo opts throughout the park, from the buildings to the scenery.
The X-Fest Music Festival is a traveling festival put on and sponsored by the Clear Channel Communications Corporation to promote their radio stations. The music is always loud and full of rock and roll and heavy metal fans. The festival makes stops in cities all across the United States from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Arizona to California. The first X-Fest was held in the Indianapolis, Indiana area in Noblesville back I 1995. The turnout was so great that Clear Channel decided to do it again the following year and to add a location. Each year a new city was added and the festival become more and more over the top. Today the X-Fest is still going strong.
One of the most famous hotels worldwide is the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York. The current address for the hotel is not its first. The hotel was originally located where the Empire State building is now. Many people do not realize that the Waldorf Astoria revolutionized hotel hospitality by being the first to have room service. One other interesting tidbit about the hotel is its actual name, Waldorf=Astoria and not Waldorf-Astoria. This hotel is mentioned and actually in many films over the years, for instance Scent of a Woman, Coming to America, South Pacific-2001, and many more. Also, there is a Titanic connection to the hotel as well. This is the place visitors to New York City want to be and come from all over the world just to stay here at the Waldorf Astoria New York.
The Victoria Mansion is one of Portland, Maine’s most famous attractions, aside from the fresh seafood of course. The Victoria is a peek into Portland’s rich and influential residents and visitors at the decadent lifestyles they led. Inside and out, there was nothing leave undone or out of place. As soon as you step on the mansion’s grounds, you are wisped away to a time of high society and elegance. The gorgeously preserved and restored mansion still has an air of aristocracy about it and more than eight-five percent of the original Gustave Herter décor is still intact.
The United States is a country that took several hundreds of years to be settled from coast to coast. The country was established starting on the east coast and continued westward. This journey will explore the U.S. beginning with the state of New York and ending with California, with many stops along the way.
New York – Achieved Statehood in 1777
Home to the famous Atlanta Braves, Turner Field is a fantastic place to visit even if you’re not all that into sports like myself. This multi-purpose facility was built in 1996 for the Olympics and houses the world-famous Braves museum as well as several restaurants, and various concession stands throughout. Or, if you want a little more than food and history, take a gander at the Scouts Alley and play a slew of interactive games. For its one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game…and of course you have the all-famous baseball games. Come enjoy the fun.
There are plenty of things to do and places to travel to in the summer, but what about those that prefer the winter? As opposed to white sandy beaches, some prefer cold white snowy hills. With that being said, there are tons of places to get the thrill of flying down snow covered hills as you whip and curve through trees, bumps, and even travel down some of the longest hills all without one brief fall. Ski resorts are the perfect winter activity providing you with fun, thrill, and snowy adventures. Of course, you may be wondering just where to go for your wintery endeavors; below, I have compiled a list of the top 4 Ski Resorts in the US:
Do you ever want to feel like you’re on top of the world? With crests of twelve thousand feet and four-hundred square miles encompassing the mountain, the Rocky Mountains put you right on top of the world! Come enjoy the trails, visit the visitor centers, camp, fish, or enjoy nature. With sixty mountains over twelve thousand feet up, you have more to explore than you ever imagined before. So, take a walk into nature with us and find out just what the Rocky Mountains have to offer you.
The hustle and bustle of sightseeing, catching the bus, or hopping from place to place just isn’t for everyone; that’s why Quail Lodge is here to make your vacation a little less congested and a lot more easy breezy. With impeccable sunny Carmel Valley climates, an immaculate setting, delectable cuisines, top of the line technology, lessons, classes, and playing programs, there is so much to do at Quail Lodge, you won’t need to go out into the hustle and bustle. Enjoy walking Monterey Peninsula’s beautiful course while you learn or take a healthy club fitting course as you eat healthy fresh meals. Have a little PLEASURE (play time, learning, entertainment, activity, sunshine, uncontainable laughter, rest, and excitement) when you visit Quail Lodge.
Who says you have to go to Greece to see the Parthenon? Intricately made with enormous marble crusted pillars, adorned with life-like artesian displays of gods and goddesses, and compiled of history from 447 BC, who wouldn’t want to experience the famous Parthenon temple? Well, now you can without stepping foot in Greece. Proudly standing in the middle of Nashville’s Centennial Park, you can experience more than just a mere replica of the Parthenon, but truly experience the full scale models of the forty-two foot statue of Athena as well as the great Parthenon.
Sightseeing, historical monuments, and National Parks are great for vacations, but sometimes, you need a little thrill in your trip. Exhilarating water parks are just the adrenaline thrill the whole family is waiting for. One of the biggest and most thrill seeking parks in the US is waiting for you to come take a ride through an adventure of water park slides and roller coasters. In travelling, make sure to take your time to experience the water wonders of Ocean Breeze Waterpark located in Virginia Beach, VA. With nearly sixteen waterslides, a million gallon runaway bay wave pool, the water play ground, and various other exhilarating attractions, you will be twisting and whirling your way to fantastic good time.
The North Cascades National Park located in Washington State is a beautiful picturesque alpine landscape. It is among the largest National Parks Service units. With more than 300 glaciers this park has many jagged peaks to explore along with spectacular waterfalls cascading into plunging ravines.
Miami Florida is known for fun in the sun, fabulous beaches, beautiful ocean views, and an ideal vacation spot. There are many beaches in Miami and many have been acknowledged as top choices for leisure and family recreation.
Some of the top beaches in Miami include: Bal Harbour Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach, Crandon Park Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Hobie Beach/Windsurf Beach, Homestead Bay Front Park, Miami Beach – Central, North, and South Beach, Miami Beach South Pointe Park, North Shore Open Space Park, Oleta State Recreation Area, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, and Virginia Key Beach – North and South.
The Lincoln Memorial is a national icon; it is located on the west end in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is in West Potomac Park, in line with the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. In the rear side of the memorial to the west you will find Arlington National Cemetery and the noble Lee-Custis Mansion. The Great Emancipator is the 16th President Abraham Lincoln; he is a great historical figure in United States history. From his humble beginnings as a poor boy on the frontier, he worked hard at whatever he put his mind to do. He read books by candlelight and worked hard on the family farm. He worked at many jobs from store clerk to river trader. He had a dedicated work ethic and started a legal profession. Following that he went into politics as the Illinois state legislature to the United States Congress. Of course we know that after that he became the 16th President of the United States.
Kapena Falls located in Oahu, Hawaii is a small waterfall dropping around 20-30 ft. is a beautiful picturesque waterfall. Finding the waterfall maybe a little difficult but once you fine it is only a short five minute hike to reach it. Although it is not a very tall waterfall there is a large pool and is surrounded by beautiful foliage with small cascades and pools.
Desynchronosis is what is commonly known as jet lag. It happens as a result of traveling on a rapid long distance transmeridian or across the globe in an east to west or west to east travel. It causes a physiological condition which alters your body’s circadian rhythms. Your circadian rhythm is the bodily, behavioral, and psychological modifications in a 24 hour cycle. It has to do mostly with the body’s response to light and darkness in the environment. The chief biological clock within the brain control circadian rhythms. They are combinations of molecules working together in cells throughout the body. Circadian rhythms affect sleep-wake cycles, body temperature, the release of hormones and many additional functions that are important within the body.
The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels is a picturesque manor house resort and spa. It is located in St. Michaels, Maryland. It is situated on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It is less than two hours from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia to give you an idea of where it is located. The beautiful and historic town of St. Michaels is the perfect, relaxing getaway.
Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel is the award winning hotel in New Orleans. It has 450 deluxe rooms and suites on 26 floors. These rooms offer remarkable views of the New Orleans’ skyline and the Mississippi River. It is within walking distance of the Convention Center, French Quarter and the Superdome. Each luxurious room features high-definition flat screen television, Wi-Fi and Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattress.
The Golden Gate Bridge was built in 1937 and is a masterwork in engineering. Located in San Francisco, California it is one of the most photographed bridges because it is one of the greatest and beautiful bridges in the United States. It cost $35 million and more than four years to construct. It stretches over 4,200 feet, 1.7 miles long and is a great achievement in suspension bridge engineering especially considering it is over half a century old. The bridge’s two towers are 746 feet tall. It held the world record for 27 years as the longest suspension span and it still the second longest in the United States, following after the Verranzano-Narrows Bridge in New York that connects Brooklyn and Staten Island. It is the ninth longest bridge in the world.