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While there’s nothing particularly ugly or untoward about Treasure Island or Angel Island, they suffer the same fate as one who poses next to a glamorous movie star. Next to San Francisco
and all of its great attractions, they just don’t get noticed very much. But for those willing to get away from the asphalt and the crowded wharf of downtown San Francisco, and who wish to experience something new and different, these islands offer memorable views of the city, relaxation, recreation, wines, picnics and a perfect natural getaway. read more »
Remember all those Little League games, ballet recitals and guitar lessons your mom sat through when you were a kid? Well, payback’s … you know, actually, it’s not so bad, especially if Mom likes to travel. This Mother’s Day, take her someplace she’s always wanted to go. Or, spend some time revisiting the places and things she loves best.
Art Nirvana — Mom tried her hardest to get you interested in art when you were younger. Seeing you walk into a museum of your own accord will likely have her crying tears of joy. And you’ll be happy, too, because you know now that Mom was right all along: art is cool. Not that you have to mention that part.
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To celebrate National Travel and Tourism week, we're having a contest and giving away CityPASS
booklets. To enter, simply share a travel photo with us and tell us why YOU love travel. Two winners will EACH get a pair of CityPASS booklets! Click here for details. Good luck (and don't forget to vote for your favorites!). read more »
One of the pleasures of the warm weather months in New York
is a visit to The Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
to enjoy the panoramic and sunset views, sip a drink, and take in the current seasonal exhibit. The garden opened this week with its familiar views of Central Park and rising skyscrapers, but there’s a new twist this year. This season’s exhibit, a steel and glass pavilion entitled Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout
, reflects and interprets the skyline and surroundings in magical and unexpected ways. The installation, by American Conceptualist Dan Graham in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt, will charm and entice visitors, whatever their age. read more »
For all its concrete, bright lights, honking cars and nightlife, New York City
is a wonderful town for kids. From the gigantic, green oasis of Central Park and Broadway’s memorable musicals, to the classic waterfront amusements on Coney Island, there’s frankly too much to do to fit into one trip. read more »