Since July 4, 1777 -- the first birthday of the United States of America -- fireworks have been a part of our nation’s celebratory fabric. The Congressionally-sponsored fireworks were commissioned to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and delivered a rousing light show to the colonists in a patriotic pyrotechnic display. Today, the tradition continues nearly 240 years later.
Springtime -- and the impending end of school days -- brings out the kid in all of us. For those adults with kids of their own, no family summer vacation trip would be complete without some time to experience life out of doors in the big city. After you've scouted out some fun, educational attractions, treat the kids (and yourself) to a visit to some of the most amazing modern playgrounds around the country.
Although New Orleans hosts the biggest, most extravagant Mardi Gras celebration in the country, several other U.S. cities have adopted their own Mardi Gras traditions. If you can’t get away to fabulous New Orleans, here are a few other spots where you can kick up your heels French Quarter-style without traveling too far from home!
Valentine’s Day is a special holiday for many love-birds out there. Whether you’re planning a getaway to warmer climates on the West coast or in the deep South, or if you’re stumped for romantic Valentine’s Day plans, CityPASS has got you covered!
The travel industry has come a long way in just a few short years. A little over a decade ago, travel meant hopping in the family car with a glove compartment full of maps or boarding a plane for several hours, touching down at a destination with loved ones far from home, phones, and television. Read on to learn how smartphones are changing travel.
Yes, pools still exist, but children today occupy a whole new world of water play. Known variously as splash parks, spray parks, splash pads, water playgrounds or even“spraygrounds,” these water play areas are popping up everywhere. Here are a few in some favorite cities.