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Fall in the Hudson Valley

Fall in the Hudson Valley

National Geographic Traveler named New York’s Hudson Valley one of the Top 20 Best of the World Destinations for several good reasons – history combined with modern, majestic vistas, and practically unlimited things to see and do. Any time is a good time to visit, but the Fall season is extra-special! Cooler temperatures, Fall Festivals, and the trees putting on a blaze of color before winter arrives make this the best of all seasons for visitors.

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Top Spots to See While on the Road to Hana

Top Spots to See While on the Road to Hana

The iconic Road to Hana is one of the must-see adventures on the beautiful island of Maui. Every year, the scenic journey delights thousands of visitors. Here are six of the top spots to make sure you check out when traveling on the Road to Hana.

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Best Vacation Destinations in the Caribbean

Best Vacation Destinations in the Caribbean

The Caribbean pulls in millions of vacationers every year, and it’s easy to see why. The islands boast fantastic scenery, picturesque beaches, great weather, and as much sun as any vacationer could ask for. The famous sea is filled with dozens of islands big and small, so choosing just one for your stay can be heard. Below are our picks for the best vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Continue reading “Best Vacation Destinations in the Caribbean” »

Best Romantic Getaways in Georgia

Best Romantic Getaways in Georgia

Georgia is a beautiful state, and between its sandy beaches, amazing food, sunny skies, and classic architecture, there are plenty of opportunities for a romantic getaway. Take in the scenery at the Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy the salty sea air on the coast, or curl up in a gorgeous cottage with a glass of wine. From Savannah to Atlanta, find the perfect place for your getaway, whether you’re just taking a weekend or looking for a long vacation. Each region is a little different with different getaways to offer, so depending on where you are or want to go, this list will help you pick the perfect place to stay. Continue reading “Best Romantic Getaways in Georgia” »

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Hilton Head Island

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Hilton Head Island

Located in South Carolina’s southeast corner, Hilton Head Island is an impressive destination for a day trip or a vacation getaway. With its outstanding beaches and semi-tropical climate, it provides a range of activities and attractions throughout the year. Those looking for a great place to spend St. Patrick’s Day will not be disappointed with what they find on Hilton Head Island.

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Family Friendly Attractions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Family Friendly Attractions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a great place for a family vacation. There are many places and activities to visit that are great for all ages. Here are just a few of the family friendly attractions to see and do in Fort Lauderdale.

The Beach
Fort Lauderdale has 20 miles of coastline and beaches, and they are all within walking distance of hotels, inns, restaurants and various attractions. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, visitors may also go snorkeling or scuba-driving. The beach also has a picnic area that allows grilling.

The Funderdome
The Funderdome is a good place to take preteens and younger if the weather isn’t cooperating. Kids may enjoy laser tag, a ropes course and a rock wall. There is also a “Toddler Zone” for kids three and under; it’s a play area with non-motorized vehicles and soft cushions. Adults can enjoy the café while their kids play.

The Museum of Discovery and Science
The Museum of Discovery and Science is an “Exploratorium” with 85,000 square feet. It is home to such activities and exhibits as an IMAX theater and flight simulators. The new EcoDiscovery Center introduces youngsters to the Florida environment, both past and present. Visitors may watch otters frolic, dig for megalodon fossils or ride an air boat.

The Jungle Queen Riverboat
The Jungle Queen Riverboat is an old-fashioned riverboat that has been operating since 1935. It offers a variety of sight-seeing cruises, many of them 90 minutes long. The “Dinner & Show Cruise” is a more elaborate affair during which guests will be dropped off at an island for a barbecue dinner and a variety show.

Sawgrass Recreation Park
The Sawgrass Recreation Park, which has been in business since the 1950’s, lets visitors explore the Everglades. There is a small zoo that displays native animals like alligators and Florida panthers and educates people about exotic animals like iguanas, a major invasive species in Florida. The park offers air boat rides both day and night.

Las Olas Gondoa Tours
Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the “Venice of America,” so it only makes sense that somebody would offer gondola tours. They typically last about 75 minutes. The gondolas have a cabin in the center to keep everybody dry in case it rains. The gondolier will take passengers down some of the canals in Fort Lauderdale and show them some of the most luxurious buildings and impressive gardens in town. The gondolas can each accommodate up to six people.

These are only a few of the wonderful family friendly attractions in Fort Lauderdale. If you are planning a vacation to Fort Lauderdale and want to be close to all these attractions consider a vacation rental from Fort Lauderdale Stays. They offer a variety of Fort Lauderdale rentals all throughout the city that can accommodate any size family.

Things to Do in Seaside, Oregon During the Winter

Things to Do in Seaside, Oregon During the Winter

Seaside, Oregon is a picturesque, vibrant community located in Clatstop County. Just 90 minutes from Portland, Seaside became one of Oregon’s original beach resort towns in the late 1880s. Scores of visitors have flocked to the premier coastal destination for decades. Wildly popular in tje summer, Seaside is burgeoning with activities for winter time as well.
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Winter Family Activities on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Winter Family Activities on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The beach might not be the first location you think of when you consider a winter getaway, but Kiawah Island is a residential community and resort location that offers just the right amount of charm and beauty long after the weather turns cold. Located in South Carolina, Kiawah Island might as well be a world away from the commercial tourism that thrives just minutes away in Charleston. It is precisely this quaint nature of the island that makes it an ideal destination for families who’d like to get away in the off-season.

Once you’ve determined your travel dates and where you’ll be staying, the real fun can begin in choosing the activities you’d like your family to experience during your stay. There’s a lot to choose from if you get a little creative, but these picks are among the most favorited wintertime things to do on Kiawah Island. Continue reading “Winter Family Activities on Kiawah Island, South Carolina” »

Best Restaurants on St. John, US Virgin Islands

Best Restaurants on St. John, US Virgin Islands

There is so much to see and explore in St. John,  U.S. Virgin Islands. Beyond the white sandy beaches and mountains, lies a thriving food scene that caters to a diverse palate and budget. So whether you are staying at an all-inclusive resort such as Caneel Bay, or staying in a villa from a vacation rental company such as CimmaronStJohn, the island of St. John has multiple options  is close to all the best resorts and rentals. Below are several options for those who are looking for a culinary adventure in this Caribbean destination.

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Visiting Cape May, New Jersey in the Fall

Visiting Cape May, New Jersey in the Fall

Cape May is a town in New Jersey located at the meeting point of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Billed as the “Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort,” the entire town is considered a National Historic Landmark because of its many Victorian buildings. Over 400 bird species have been observed in Cape May, so the town is also popular with bird watchers. If you are thinking about making a trip out to Cape May this fall consider staying at one of the many vacation rentals provided by Jersey Cape Realty that is close to all of these wonderful Cape May fall attractions below. Continue reading “Visiting Cape May, New Jersey in the Fall” »