Baltimore To Washington DC Day Trip

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When vacationing in Baltimore plan to spend a day in Washington DC, only about an hour drive away. America’s capital is a beautiful city filled with significant sites. Iconic touchstones of democracy, amazing museums exhibiting the nation’s treasures, moving monuments and memorials and statue-filled parks tell America’s story.

With so much to see, plan ahead to get a good overview and have time to tour one or two of sites in depth. What you choose depends on whether you are traveling adults or families with children.

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10 Best Miami Shore Excursions

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Dynamic, multicultural Miami is a great place for shore excursions. Located between the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay and the mysterious Everglades, it’s a colorful, tropical city. It has a trendy vibe, interesting history, architecture and outdoor art, A-list nightspots, restaurants serving international cuisine and fabulous shopping.

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Orlando To St. Augustine Day Trip

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Separated by a 2+ hour drive, Orlando and St. Augustine are worlds apart. Sprawling Orlando grew around the magic of Disney. Tiny St. Augustine has been a continuous community since it was settled by Spanish explorers in 1565. Spectacular attractions at Disney World and other venues are an escape into never-never land.  Ancient forts, brick streets and an amazing collection of historic buildings in America’s Oldest City are a fascinating walk through history.

The drive from Orlando to St. Augustine is straightforward interstate travel.  Leave early and stay late to avoid some of Orlando’s congestion.  If you want to take a detour along the way, Daytona Beach, home of Daytona International Speedway, is at the juncture of I-4 and I-95. Avid race fans may opt to give up time in St. Augustine to tour the home the Daytona 500. For others, a drive around the outer grounds and a taking selfies at the iconic Daytona International sign may be enough.

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Top 10 Boston Shore Excursions

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People riding swan boats at Boston Public GardenAn important factor in selecting a cruise ship itinerary is the interesting shore excursions offered at the ship’s ports of call.  The diversity and number of Boston’s shore excursions make it a popular port of call on Canada/New England cruises.

There is something for every interest. See the wonderfully restored collection of colonial-era historic sites that played a role in the lead up to the America’s independence.  Walk across the Boston Common, America’s oldest public park, established in 1634Glide around Frog Pond in a Swan Boat.  Browse bookstores and eclectic shops around Harvard Square.  Tour venerable Fenway Park. Experience fine art at the Museum of Fine Art or the Isabella Stewart Gardner. Browse the antiques on Charles Street. Walk through ancient King’s Chapel Burying Ground and Granary Burying Ground. Sidle up to the bar at CHEERS; shop high end boutiques lining charming Newbury Street; savor  clam chowder or a lobster roll at Legal Seafood; discover souvenirs at Faneuil Hall Marketplace/Quincy Market.

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Best Rainy Day Activities In Nashville

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When visiting Nashville, there is no need to be disappointed if the weather forecast calls for rain. It’s your chance to experience history and visual arts museums, go to performances, visit attractions and music venues you might otherwise miss.
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Top 10 Nashville at Night Attractions

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Nashville is a city in which creativity thrives.  Not only is it the epicenter of country music, it has evolved into a place where music of all genres is created, recorded and performed.  It is a natural draw for musical artists and songwriters and for talented people in other areas of performing  and visual arts.
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Vacation Guide to Historic Philadelphia

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Philadelphia,  a city where the foundations that govern America to this day were established, is a memorable experience for both young and older travelers and especially history-buffs.  Being able to visit the places where the founding fathers met to discuss, debate and carefully craft the documents that led to the birth of America is awesome.
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Essential Nashville Attractions for Music Lovers

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Music is the heart and soul of Nashville. Its all-encompassing music vibe makes it the ultimate vacation destination for music lovers. As the epicenter of traditional and contemporary country music, music is everywhere. Singer-songwriters create it; musical artists play it; recording centers produce it. Museums honor it; legendary auditoriums and huge outdoor concert venues celebrate it.
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How To See Tampa in 2 Days

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Tampa is one of three cities surrounding vast Tampa Bay. The others are St. Petersburg and Clearwater, a short drive across major bridges spanning the bay.  Depending on your interests on a 2-day day visit to the Tampa, you can spend it all in Tampa or mix it up a bit on the second day by heading over to St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach.
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How To See Charleston In 2 Days

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Charleston is a charming, architecturally picturesque city filled with a treasure trove of magnificent antebellum homes, beautifully preserved churches and public buildings and hidden gardens down cobblestone lanes.  Founded in 1670, it is one of America’s oldest cities.  Most of its beautifully restored homes and buildings are in the Historic District, on what is known as The Peninsula, an area of low-lying land between the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Spend the first day of your 2-day visit to Charleston in the Historic District. On the second day, sample distinctively delicious Lowcountry cuisine on a food tour in the morning and take a short car ride from the Historic District to Ashley River Road for an afternoon spent touring remarkable antebellum plantation homes and spectacular gardens.
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