Seattle’s best attractions are whipping up some serious holiday fun this next week, but visitors will want to act fast or they’ll miss out on some of the season’s juiciest events. Every resident and out-of-towner must ride up the Space Needle, especially at this time of year. Seattle CityPASS holders can go up twice in 24 hours to capture the daytime sights and nighttime twinkling lights while whooshing skyward 520 feet to the observation deck. Visitors can chill on the Space Needle’s observation deck with the coolest, hippest Claus in town on December 21-24 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photos can be taken with St. Nick sitting in his spaceship and wearing his flashy Santa suit. There’s also a station where kids can decorate a holiday cookie. read more »
When 'holiday' becomes synonymous with 'hectic,' you know it's time to take a breather from the shopping, baking, planning and decorating for a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. It’s as if the city of Philadelphia tries to outdo itself year after year with over-the-top, glittering decor, and this time, it has definitely succeeded. Travel from the suburbs or take the train downtown – you won't want to miss the city’s breathtaking holiday displays! read more »
If you spend all of your time decorating, shopping, cooking, cleaning and scribbling cards, you’ll miss the best part of the Holiday Season: Getting out and making memories with your family! Folks in Houston get it. They take advantage of their moderate “winter” temperatures (forecasted to be a balmy 57- to 69-degrees for the rest of December) by venturing outside and having some fun.
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The annual appearance of fruitcake on our nation’s supermarket shelves can mean only one thing: the holidays are upon us. And with that comes the creeping panic over what to give hard-to-buy-for friends and family members. The perfect solution: CityPASS ticket booklets. Not only do they save you up to half off admission to the top attractions in 11 North American destinations, they beat fruitcake hands down in five important ways. read more »
It’s hard to top Toronto when it comes to wintertime activities. As the temperature cools down, this city of 2.5 million-plus really heats up. Not only are there a myriad of great attractions and over 7,000 places to dine throughout the city (Belgian fries or schnitzel anyone?), but according to Guinness World Records, Toronto is also home to the largest underground shopping complex, PATH, with 29 km (18 miles) of shopping arcades featuring 1,200 shops and services that will keep you busy and toasty warm as you traverse the largest, and what many view as the most metropolitan, city in all of Canada. There are also many spaces and places, many of them along the waterfront during Winterfest, offering all sorts of fun stuff to do. The following is just a few to help you get started on your winter tour of Toronto. read more »