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Best Things to Do in Galena, IL this Spring

Best Things to Do in Galena, IL this Spring

Just picture the pending miracle! Fragrant air embraces you with soothing scents. Newborn leaves are yellow-green, dancing on soft breezes. Flowers grin in brilliant colors, making your spirit soar.

Soon Galena will be a dazzling showcase of vibrant life this spring. There’s plenty to do and see during the spring months in Galena, Illinois. Not only are there many things to do, there are also some unique places to stay, like Farmer’s Guest House or the Irish Cottage.Here are five events with which to celebrate!

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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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6 Must-Haves on Your Romantic Getaway

6 Must-Haves on Your Romantic Getaway

Vacations can be hard to plan, romantic vacations even more so. A lot of the time it seems that nothing goes right and it would be impossible to just relax and have fun. Well, the most important part of enjoying your vacation, while you are on it, is to hammer out all the little details before you even get there. Here we are going to talk about 6 important things that can make your romantic getaway just a little more romantic. Continue reading “6 Must-Haves on Your Romantic Getaway” »

8 Reasons You Will Want to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

8 Reasons You Will Want to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) are different from hotels. Bed and breakfasts consist of not only your sleeping accommodations for the night, but also a breakfast the next morning. Also, B&Bs will generally be an actual home, owned by someone. This allows for a more home-like atmosphere. If you don’t like the feeling of staying in a hotel, then you might want to consider staying at bed and breakfasts from now on. Here are just the top 8 reasons we consider B&Bs the best lodging. Continue reading “8 Reasons You Will Want to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast” »

Fall in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Fall in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Emerald Isle is located off the coast of North Carolina. It experiences high average temperatures until mid to late November and the waters stay warm until that time as well. So what do you do when things start to cool off on Emerald Isle? Emerald Isle is not just a summer home, there is plenty to do all year round on this pretty little island. Here are just a few highlights of what is it like on Emerald Isle in the fall time. Continue reading “Fall in Emerald Isle, North Carolina” »

What to do on Your Romantic Poconos, PA Getaway

What to do on Your Romantic Poconos, PA Getaway

The Pocono Mountains, or Poconos, are located in Pennsylvania. The region encompasses forested peaks, lakes, and valleys. This is the perfect place for relaxing vacations, sightseeing, bird-watching and taking in the fresh air. Most importantly this location is perfect for romantic getaways. Many hotels in this area offer different romantic getaway packages. So which are the best ones? Well, we are going to talk about the must-dos and must-sees for your Poconos romantic getaway. From there you can find out which package fits whatever you want from your vacation. Continue reading “What to do on Your Romantic Poconos, PA Getaway” »

Best Wineries to Visit in North Georgia

Best Wineries to Visit in North Georgia

The West Coast may be known for their vineyards, but the East Coast has beautiful vineyards of their own. The temperature in Georgia is beautiful this time of year, although it is starting to cool down quickly. The fall is actually the best time to visit Georgia, specifically Northern Georgia. Northern Georgia does not experience as much humidity as Southern Georgia. In the fall the overall humidity lessens, but the temperatures still stay in the mid to high 70s. In November, however, the temperatures drop to the mid to low 60s and only continue to drop from there. If you are looking to visit Northern Georgia, now is the time, and here are the wineries you should put on your to-do list: Continue reading “Best Wineries to Visit in North Georgia” »

Best Places to Eat in Kiawah Island, SC

Best Places to Eat in Kiawah Island, SC


Looking for a nice relaxing vacation spot? Well Kiawah Island, South Carolina is a beautiful place to see, visit and live. While you are there, we highly recommend you stop by these amazing restaurants and try the different cuisines they offer.
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Get Historic in Southern Indiana

Get Historic in Southern Indiana

One of the many things that Indiana is known for are its museums. Indiana is full of history and historic buildings that are open for guests to gain information through historic houses and museums. Indiana has so many museums, and there are over 90 museums located just in Southern Indiana. Take a look at a few museums that Southern Indiana has to offer.

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