A fall foliage tour in New England appears on many a life’s to-do list, but let’s face it, looking at trees for too long can start to seem a bit, well, pedestrian. If you’re more of the get-up-and-go sort, you can take in the pretty colors and elevate your heart rate at the same time with a biking tour of Boston’s Emerald Necklace. The 1,000-acre chain of parkland designed by Frederick Law Olmstead stretches from Boston Common to Franklin Park, and is a favorite leisure destination of locals all year long. But it’s especially beautiful when the trees start to turn, with peak color typically occurring between mid-October and early November. read more »
Visiting Boston and seeing the wonderful attractions there? If you have a spare afternoon—and an interest in any or all things maritime—consider an excursion to nearby Salem, Mass., where you can discover nearly four centuries of sailing history. read more »
It's the question everyone's trying to answer: "Where should we eat?" Our partners at WhereTraveler make that decision a little easier with their tips on the best dining in 100+ destinations worldwide, including many CityPASS cities. From the swanky to the down-and-dirty-dive-right-in, check out some of these delicious dining options on your next CityPASS adventure.
Across the United States, and really the whole world, there are aquariums with all sorts of amazing exhibits that capture the imagination and educate us on the beauties and wonders of aquatic life. Whether you're fascinated by coral, sharks, or colorful tropical fish you can be sure to see and learn amazing things at the world's aquariums.
The graphic below shares some facts and figures about some of the accredited aquariums in the world, as well as highlights of some of the most famous aquariums in the US and abroad. In the comments, share with us one of your favorite aquarium adventures!
Spring 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of CityPASS! The idea officially launched back in 1997 after Mike Morey and Mike Gallagher came up with the great idea to bundle a city's attractions and help travelers save money. Now, 15 years later the idea has expanded into 11 North American travel destinations and created over 8,000,000 happy travelers. read more »
With Boston CityPASS, savvy travelers can immerse themselves in Beantown’s best attractions for a surprisingly attractive price. One easy CityPASS purchase secures admission — at 49 percent off the combined ticket prices — to five of Boston’s top sights, including RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House, a new addition to the 2012 program as of March 1. read more »
Money is on everybody’s mind these days — mainly, using less of it. Of course, CityPASS users are wallet-conscious travelers anyway, but we all want more ideas on how to save some while traveling. read more »
On a recent trip to San Francisco, my husband and I wanted to check out the final days of Richard Serra’s exhibition at SFMOMA. We popped in, took a look around the atrium and caught a glimpse high above of a flickering grid of tiny lights before a kind employee politely told us the museum wasn’t open for the day. Lucky for us, the museum’s restaurant was open, and we were starving. We decided to eat an early lunch in Caffé Museo before submerging ourselves in art. After all, one must be properly fueled to fully appreciate art. read more »
Historic waterfronts in many cities transitioned from gritty transportation hubs to dynamic tourist attractions in the latter part of the 20th century. These destinations display their obvious appeal in the summer — gulls squawking overhead, tantalizing food smells, cooling breezes — as the perfect antidote to a sweltering day in the city. But many urban waterfronts deserve a wintertime visit. Though an invigorating bite to the breeze can turn summer’s leisurely stroll into a brisk walk, the crowds thin to congenial proportions and the crisp air makes everything seem more sharply focused. read more »