Great parks, food, museums, architecture and nightlife come together to form a slightly less hectic version of NYC. See the top two tallest buildings in the United States, which include the world famous, 108-story Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and the 98-story Trump International Hotel and Tower, which opened in 2009. Attractions include Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the oldest free zoo in the country, Lincoln Park Zoo. Be sure to get a bird’s eye view of the city from atop the Willis Tower, at Skydeck Chicago, or at the John Hancock Observatory. You can save 50% off your visit to the windy city with the Chicago CityPASS.
The big apple is the largest city in the United States which brings along many world class attractions and famous landmarks. Take the ferry over toLiberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty, get a bird’s eye view of the city atop The Empire State Building, take in the scenery and attractions withinCentral Park, and be amongst the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Lodge in Times Square to be in the heart of the excitement of the city that never sleeps. NYC offers dozens of world class museums which includes the MET, The Natural History Museum, the MOMA, and the Guggenheim, so it‘s no wonder why visitors come from every nook and cranny of the planet to take in the excitement and catch a show on Broadway itself. Prices are high but well worth it, consider investing in the New York CityPASS, The New York Pass or the New York Explorer Pass.
The New York skyline, a half-scale reproduction of the Eiffel Tower, European mansions, a 5-acre indoor theme park, come together with modern, high tech skyscrapers to form “fabulous Las Vegas”, a one of a kind, glitzy, glamorous, tacky retreat that’s designed to suit all. Notoriously known for gambling and other adults oriented attractions; Vegas is also a great family destination, offering themed, cheap hotel rooms. Not to mention that it’s loaded with free attractions, most of which can be found at 17 of the 25 largest hotels in the world. A wide variety of unique themes, great shows, rides, museums and restaurants make the strip the incredible place it is today. Downtown Las Vegas is just as fun with attractions like “The Tank” at The Golden Nugget and the Fremont Street Experience. Be sure to catch a performance from The Fountains of Bellagio, stop by Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and watch the volcano “erupt” at the Mirage, and consider staying at the Aria (it may be a 5 star hotel, but prices can be as low as $129 a night). Not to mention that overall, sin city hotel prices are surprisingly low, given the heavy competition. Take your chance to hit the jackpot, you can even gamble in the airport!
Spanish for “the angels”, LA is the second largest city in the U.S. A wide variety of stars call Hollywood home, so be sure to stop by Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Kodak Theater, Maddame Tussauds and tour a studio to get the complete experience. Don’t miss getting your very own glimpse at the world renowned Hollywood sign. A number of nearby theme parks include Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, Seaworld San Diego, Six Flags Magic Mountain, LEGOLAND California, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Take a stroll on the beach or stop by Griffith Park, which is the second largest park in the U.S. Los Angeles is located just two hours from San Diego and four hours from Las Vegas.