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Classical, colossal and monumental, The Palace of Fine Arts has stood for 98 years in the Marina District of San Francisco. This Classical Greek and Roman-influenced outdoor structure is one of the more photographed sites in San Francisco, especially as it is reflected in its surrounding pond with swans, ducks, a walking trail and a park with benches. It remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals, and is a favorite location for weddings. read more »
New York is one of the best cities in the world for theater, art, food and shopping. But it’s also a great city for those who love the sporting life. Here are just a few of the spaces and places that attract those who love to get their game on. For CityPASS holders staying in Manhattan, these venues are best traveled by mass transport, specifically NYC’s stellar subway system. read more »
Not many folks realize this, but there are actually two Bostons. The first Boston is the one that most people are familiar with: the city known for its distinctive skyline, defined by the easily-recognizable Prudential Center and John Hancock Building. It’s the Boston that’s a sports mecca (Red Sox and Bruins), the home of first-rate colleges and universities (Harvard, Boston University and Northeastern), a world-class center of performing arts (the Theater District, Symphony Hall, and the Boston Opera House), and a shopaholic’s paradise (Copley Square, Newbury Street).
The second Boston is very different, but just as alive and vibrant. It’s the city linked together by the Freedom Trail, a red brick walking path that leads you through the oldest parts of the city. The 2.5 mile walk begins at the Boston Common and ends at the USS Constitution; along the way, it takes you back in time to the Colonial era, enabling you to encounter some of the most important sites in our nation’s history. read more »
On April Fools Day, the Philadelphia Streets Department used mimes and clowns to silently rebuke drivers and pedestrians who ignored safety laws at a major downtown intersection. When I read that Philadelphia used clowns recently to scold texting pedestrians and drivers, I was amused and impressed at the city’s quirky approach to confront these annoying scofflaws. read more »