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Who says you have to go to an amusement park to have a heart-pounding experience? 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.
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 museum 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.
By boat, bus, bicycle, foot, or even Segway, there is no shortage of ways to experience the country’s most celebrated architectural metro: Chicago, Illinois. Admired for creativity rather than longevity—the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 destroyed a majority of notable buildings—each tour, no matter the means, showcases the character, ingenuity, and groundbreaking methods that make up Chicago’s towering skyline.
Kids love science like peanut butter loves jelly. So if you’re visiting Boston with kids, be sure to stop by the Museum of Science: “kid-friendly” doesn’t begin to describe it. The MoS’s exhibits are so hands-on, so beautifully geared toward the enjoyment and excitement of science, it’s a perfect fit for the curious kid in your life. Here are six for you and the kiddos to enjoy.
Every town and city holds their share of unsavory secrets and horror stories. Passed on from person to person like an unreliable game of “Telephone,” the good ghost stories only get better with time.
The Rainbow Room is shining brightly once again, high above New York City on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The legendary restaurant and dance hall is back with the same spirit, style and sophistication. The dazzling crystal chandelier and revolving dance floor are still the centerpieces of the room, just as they were in the 1930s and beyond.