The capital of the USA is one of the most important cities to the modern world. Numerous museums, monuments and public parks are a large part of the tourist scene to be found in this historical metropolis. These include the White House, the US Capitol Building, The nearly 20 Smithsonian Museums, The Holocaust museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Zoo, many of which are free. It’s only an hour drive toBaltimore, 2.5 hour drive to Williamsburg and a four-hour drive to New York City.
Feel like a kid again at the place every child dreams of visiting. Eight major theme parks, including the most visited theme park in the world, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, four water parks, luxurious resorts and fine dining make Orlando appeal to the young and the young at heart. Visit the four parks in the Walt Disney World Resort: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well as the two great water parks: Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Your dreams will come true! Other parks in the area are Universal Orlando Resort: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the Wet n’ Wild water park, and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment:SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. A couple dozen hotels can be found within Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando alone.
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!