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Recent Posts:  Page 5

Seattle Center Steps Up as Dining Destination

With so much to do at the Seattle Center, it’s hard to think about cramming in time for lunch. But when the hunger pangs do hit, you can pursue instant gratification at the Seattle Center Armory, formerly The Center House, where some mainstays of the local restaurant scene have joined forces to turn this once ho-hum food court into a storied dining destination. read more »

A Christmas Without Snow: Holiday Fun in Warmer Cities

Christmas Without SnowNot every city experiences a “White Christmas.” Some are in a part of the country where it’s warm and sunny all year round. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of these cities, don’t think you can’t still get in the holiday spirit. It’s all a matter of knowing what events are happening in your town. Let’s take a tour through some of the warmer cities in America and see if we can find some great activities for your friends and family come this holiday season. read more »

Amusement Park-Style Attractions That Aren't In Amusement Parks

Amusement Park-Style Attractions Who says you have to go to an amusement park to have a heart-pounding experience (in a safely controlled environment)? For the thrill seekers and young at heart, that urge to ride a roller coaster, splash down a log flume, or take a spin on a thrill ride never leaves, no matter what the season. If you’re visiting a brand new city and taking in all of the sites each has to offer, there are plenty of opportunities to go full-throttle with amusement park-like attractions without ever having to set foot inside a park. Here are some of our picks for fun attractions that have an amusement park ride feel to them. read more »

Celebrate the Season in Tampa Bay's Warmth

On the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Tampa Bay area boasts average December temperatures ranging from 54-72. Visitors at this time of year have a bevy of options, including seasonal activities and year-round attractions that truly are available year-round. Busch Gardens Tampa might have the best of both worlds: classic amusement park fun and special “Christmas Town” festivities. read more »

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons come to life

When my kids were growing up, a favorite holiday tradition on Thanksgiving Eve was a nighttime stroll along Central Park West around the American Museum of Natural History to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade balloons come to life. Laid out flat along the closed streets on either side of the American Museum of Natural History in the afternoon, the deflated balloons would slowly grow as crews worked into the night, pumping them with helium and covering them with sandbagged nets to keep them from floating away. read more »

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