With almost 300 years under its belt, Baltimore, Md., is rich with history, and this summer, visitors can experience an important part of it on a Fort McHenry Boat Tour: the birth of our country’s national anthem.
This 35-minute audio boat tour departs from Fort McHenry daily on the hour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and guides participants back to 1814 and through Francis Scott Key’s experience in the hours leading up to writing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The boat takes the same route that Francis Scott Key did during the British attack on Sept. 14, 2014.
Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 - 10. The boat tours will continue every day through Sept. 30, 2014.
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It's summer and also time to get active with Bike and Roll, Trapeze School or Pier 62 at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan
The sun’s out, summer’s in and it is the time of the year to bring the kids out. For active teenagers, New York City is quite literally a huge playground. Whilst there are many sports related activities and events to bring the kids to, here are some of our favorites.
1. Bike and Roll away in The Big Apple
Pier 84, Hudson River Park, 557 Twelfth Avenue, Manhattan NY 10036
Biking is a fun, exciting and healthy way for families to spend their weekends or holiday in New York City. Bike and Roll’s provides the bike to visitors who sometimes take advantage of a Day Pass, which will give them a whole day of access to the bikes which visitors can ride around to famous attractions like Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the neighborhoods surrounding Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge. You can also bike your away to interesting places like Governors Island.
Put it into your itinerary - ride a bike to see Statue of Liberty.
Craft beer fans will be coming together in August for Washington, D.C.’sSixth Annual DC Beer Week. This summer, the National Capital Region will be filled with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned during the week of Aug. 17 - 24, 2014.
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In a press release, Miles Gray, 2014 DC Beer Week Chairman, said, “DC Beer Week is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to celebrate each other while paying homage to the time-honored tradition of artisanal brewing. Brewing has a tightly woven history with D.C. and we are thrilled to bring people together to celebrate this great industry in our great city.”
Events include beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and more from hundreds of venues in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Check the official website for a complete schedule.
Philadelphia, Pa.is boasting a new attraction ideal for summertime revery. From June 27 through Aug. 31, 2014, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation transforms Penn’s Landing Marina into a pop-up summertime village where you can relax and enjoy summer with your friends.
The park, located at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street, is a brightly colored jewel featuring outdoor seating, a beer garden, a boardwalk, an urban beach, fountains, a hammock garden and floating barges with lily pad water gardens. There will also be quality grab-and-go food available. Plus, the park is free and open to the public every day from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
For an extra ounce of charm, visit “The Oasis,” a floating restaurant at the harbor constructed of three barges, a floating water garden, colorful setting and a net lounge that extends of the Delaware River. You’ll also be able to catch festivals, concerts, movies and museums at the waterfront all summer.
While you’re in Philly, be sure to see the historic Liberty Bell and learn more about America’s history at the National Constitution Center.
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You don’t need to fly to China to experience the Chinese Moon Festival. Each year, Boston’s Chinatown celebrates the festival with lion dances, martial arts, firecrackers, folk dancers, food and shopping! This year’s festival will happen on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chinatown Gate area on Harrison Avenue in Downtown Boston.
The Chinese Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, is celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese and held in honor of the harvest every year. It’s one of the largest Chinese festivals and is celebrated worldwide. At the Boston Chinatown festival, you’ll get an authentic experience with a dragon parade, storytellers, dancing and mooncakes! These round pastries filled with lotus seed paste are one of the most important parts of the Chinese Moon Festival and are given to friends and relatives as a way of giving thanks.
Visitors will also be able to watch dancing, musicians, martial artists and other performers at the Harrison/Beach Street stage rain or shine. The China Pearl Restaurant will be selling some delicious dim sumfor visitors, so if you get there early, try a bite!
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3 fantastic ideas to get the best of Connecticut outdoors - scenic drives, thrilling adventures and relaxing walks
The great thing about Connecticut is that the state is blessed with wide open space and amazing outdoor scenery. If you are keen on looking for outdoor activities in Connecticut, especially if you are going to be using US Coachways as your ground transportation provider, we have a suggestions for you.
1. Take a drive out there and enjoy the scenery
There is no better way to take a break from the mundane of everyday life than to take the charter bus, sit back, relax and have some fun with your family and friends in the large and spacious charter bus. A drive with a charter bus is also fun during spring, summer or fall especially when the drive takes you around to historic Merritt Parkway, also known as route 15.
The drive stretches across slightly more than 35 miles between New York state line and cruises along scenic and historic locations like farm towns that are rich culture and you can also make stops at other major towns along the way too. The kids will appreciate it a whole lot if you could make a quick stop at Bartlett Arboretum. Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford CT and is home to more than 2,000 different plants and flora. The scenic drive can end anywhere you want it to end but if you only have a day for the drive, you can easily stop and find accommodation at Milford. It is a known fact that Paul Newman have often promoted his restaurant called Dressing Room in Westpo route.
Atlantic City is well known for its spectacular nightlife. When the sun goes down, endless possibilities for entertainment arise from DJs and dancing to comedy clubs and casinos. The hardest part is choosing what to do!
Want to try your hand at gambling? Place your bets on one of Atlantic City’s famous casino resorts! Caesar’s of Atlantic City has one of the largest gaming floors in the city and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort features an opulent, luxury atmosphere.
If you’re in the mood for some dinner and dancing instead, there’s no shortage of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city. The Atlantic City Bar & Grill serves up steaks, seafood, spirits and sports and is a favorite among locals, celebrities and tourists. For a serious wow factor, head to Dusk, which features music, fashion, a multi-level nightclub experience and A-list celebrities.
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Batter up! There’s nothing like enjoying the summer with an MLB baseball game! Whether you’re cheering for the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox, you can’t strike out with a new Web exclusive special from US Coachways!
Rent a charter bus, party bus or limo from US Coachways to an MLB game in New York City, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami or Atlanta and take up to 10 percent off with promo code “BASEBALL.” Call 1-800-272-0633 or request a quote now to get started.*
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Check MLB’s game schedule on its official website to find out when your favorite team is playing!
Don't stay indoors if you are in Denver this summer. Check out Summer Brew Fest, The Sound of Music and Broadway show Pippin
If you are going to be around Denver this mid-summer, you still have enough time to join some of these festivals that’s happening end of July 2014 and early August 2014. And here they are.
1. Summer Brew Fest
Venue: 2027 West Lower Colfax, Denver
Dates: 25th and 26th July, 2014
Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission fee: $30 to $40 per person
Touted as one of the most looked forward to culinary event in Denver this summer, The Summer Brew Fest is a 2-day event and this year, the organizers have put together a variety of entertainment which includes LIVE bands, music, food, and specially crafted brews. Proceeds from the event goes towards supporting the Swallow Hill Music Association. For those interested, there is a special VIP session which will be held an hour earlier than general admission time of 7.00pm.
Take a trip to the Second City and attend the annual Chicago Jazz Festival, a Chicagotradition! Bring a blanket and a picnic basket, relax and enjoy live music from Terence Blanchard with Ravi Coltrane & Lionel, the Aris Brown Quintet, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sun Ra Arkestra and dozens more!
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The Festival is set to happen August 28 - 31, 2014 at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park, and admission is free!
These 3 casinos are located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix, check them out!
When the sun goes down in the Phoenix skies, there is an endless number of fun things to do for grownups. Whether it is having a few turns at the Blackjack tables or getting all glammed up for a night out in a local night spot.
The best thing to do when you are here in Phoenix AZ is to rent a party bus from US Coachways and head out to one of these well-known casinos. Don’t worry if gaming isn’t your idea of fun because there are clubs and daily entertainment to keep guests occupied throughout the night.
1. Casino Arizona
524, N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale AZ
Casino Arizona is located slightly more than 20 minutes away from downtown Phoenix if you are using the AZ-202 Loop E22. It features more than 100,000 square feet of floor space, dining options and LIVE entertainment.
Whether you’re in the mood for rocking out, rides or romance, you’ll have the time of your life at the annual Los Angeles County Fair (LACF). Already established as one of the hottest Los Angeles summer events, this year, LACF is bringing several new attractions and will run from Aug. 29 - Sept. 28, 2014.
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At LACF, experience the beautiful glowing lights Luminasia, presented by Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, discover the beauty of China at the Flower & Garden Pavilion and Atrium, see the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales, marvel at exotic jungle creatures at Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon and watch a spectacular fire dancing during the evening. If you and your significant other are planning to tie the knot, why not have a fairytale wedding? Four couples will be able to have their dream weddings at special venues within the fair.
LACF isn’t just for adults. Kids can immerse themselves in an interactive movie theater experience from 5D Adventure and experience an adventure in literature at America’s Kids.
Attendees will also be able to eat, shop, submit their works of art in competitions, view exciting horse racing matches and rock out at concerts from Boyz II Men, Jason Derulo, Heart, LL Cool J, Earth, Wind & Fire and more!
Explore your crafty side at the 46th Yellow Daisy Festivalin Atlanta, Ga. This four-day arts and crafts festival was voted as one of the top three shows of its kind in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event and is the winner of multiple awards by the Southeast Festival and events Association.
Autumn in Stone Mountain Park.
At the festival, more than 400 artists from 38 states and two different countries will display their works for you to admire or buy. It’s not just all arts and crafts. The festival will also feature daily live entertainment, Children’s Corner activities, delicious food and live crafter demonstrations.
Plus, let yourself be inspired by Stone Mountain Park’s serene landscape, cool blue waters and fragrant meadows known for their vibrant yellow daisies. The entire festival will take place outdoors within Stone Mountain Park’s Events Meadow with shopping occurring along paved trails and under a beautiful canopy of trees adjacent to the meadow.
Summer in New York City has everything to offer to travelers, from fashion to festivals to food. See below for some of the fantastic events taking place in New York this summer!
Shakespeare In The Park
Relax in the beautiful Delacorte Theater in Central Park and experience some of the Bard’s most beloved plays with Shakespeare In The Park. Arrive early and have a picnic before the show! Tickets are free. Official Site
Central Park also features one of New York City’s most versatile concert series, SummerStage. Munch on Asia Dog, Marble Ice Cream, Lonestar Empire BBQ or Pizza Moto, drink some beer or wine, and listen to The Freedom Party, The Metropolitan Opera, Urban Bush Women and more for free!
Experience a taste of France July 13, 2014 at New York City’s Bastille Day Event between Lex and Fifth Avenue. Entertainment includes French mime acts, a Citroën classic car show, live can-can dancer performances and more! Events are free and open to the public!