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Los Angeles: Exploring the Most Happening City in the World

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Los Angeles is on everyone’s bucket. It is impossible, to sum up, or define this city. You can spend days here and still have so much left to explore. The soft beaches, the hills, the museums, delectable food, and so much more, there are so many things to do here that you are never going to run out of options. Here is a list of attractions I have prepared for my visit to Los Angeles.

Hollywood Sign

I sure wasn’t going to miss out on this. This was the first place I visited. It was constructed in 1923 and was only supposed to be there for 18 months. However, the advent of the Golden Age of Hollywood brought a chance and this sign remained. Originally it was Hollywood land and the later the ‘land’ was removed from it. The best vantage point is a raised patio that you will find on the north-east corner of Hollywood and Highland Center. Since I wanted a close look, I hiked at Griffith Park.

Griffith Park

This is one of the largest parks that you will come across in the entire United States. What enthralled me was it also incorporates a part of the Santa Monica Mountains. You will also find a zoo which is a great attraction if you are traveling with kids. I also came across two golf courses. Other things that you will find here are pony and train rides, picnic grounds, and several concession stands.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Want to learn more about film and TV show making? Why not visit the Warner Bros. Studio. Many of the popular shows and films have been shot here. You have to avail the tour packages. These tours usually last for 2-3 hours. There are many attractions that you can check out here.  It was surely worth a visit.

Chicago: Exploring the Prime Attraction of Illinois

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Chicago is not just about the soaring skyscrapers. There are so many things to do that it will never fail to amaze you. In fact, this is the perfect place for a fun-filled vacation. If you are visiting the city anytime soon, here are a few things that you need to check out.

Lake and River Cruises

Sit back and enjoy cityscape along Chicago River and Lake Michigan. There are many lake tours available and you can choose the one that you like. The 40-minute tour kept me on my feet. It was an enthralling ride. I also took off in a speedboat for Minute Architecture Cruise at the Navy Training Center. You can head as fast as Willis Tower. In this tour, you will get a view of the over 40 listed landmarks.

Skydeck

Willis Tower which was 442 meters long had been the tallest building for about 25 years. Even now, it is one among the top 25. Get a ticket and speed up to the Skydeck. You can catch the movie that talks about the 45-year-old history of the tower along with the architectural wonders of Chicago. Take a swift ride to enjoy the breathtaking view. The Ledge will give you a buzz.

Food Tours

If you are foody, Chicago is the city for you. It is the top food city of America. Hot dogs to beers, I enjoyed every delectable item that this city has to offer. You can take food tours to satiate your hunger pangs. There are some tours that you can take on foot.

Grant Park

This is also known as the front yard of Chicago. It is the prime open space of the city. The park covers an area of 319 acres and contains several important attractions as the Museum Campus Chicago, the Millennium Park, Maggie Daly Park, and much more. I love spending time relaxing in here.

 

Cape Cod: Enjoy a Laidback Vacation

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Cape Cod is one of the prime beach destinations of New England. My love for beaches took me to this city. The natural beauty of the city is surely going to enthrall you. This is the best city to unwind from the daily drudgeries of life. Come here and relax in the sun and do not forget to carry your camera. Let’s take a look at the best things that you can do when you are in Cape Cod.

National Seashore

It stretches over 40 miles and is protected as the National Seashore of the city. It hasn’t changed much since Henry David Thoreau took a walk on it. It is a beautiful beach. The scenic beauty simply melted my heart. There are miles of hiking trails which attracts a lot of visitors every year. You will also find birds nesting ground in here.

Nantucket

It had been established in the year 1969 by Nantucket. This served as the center of the whaling industry of the world. It is mainly popular because of its beaches. I cycled on the cycling paths. I also came across some historic attractions here. If you visit during the month of April, you will be lucky enough to see the roads lined with daffodils.

Province Town

Popular for its music and art, the place is located at the top part of Cape Cod. Pilgrims are known to have landed here in 1620 prior to moving on to Plymouth. The beaches here are just excellent. Also, you will miles to walk and cycling. I went for a boat excursion and if you want, you can go kayaking. Provincetown Heritage Museum is located in this area where you will be able to find a model of a racing yacht and Grand Bank schooner. It exhibits works by notable artists, too.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Discover the Vibrant and Rich City

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Cambridge, Massachusetts surely dazzled me. Its charm separates it from the rest of the places. The world-famous Harvard University is located here. Since this city has a student feel to it, you will get to experience eclectic dining spots and vibrant night-life. There are so many things to doing here that you are never going to get bored. Check out the best things you can do when you are in this city.

Harvard Art Museum

This museum is a part of Harvard University. There are 3 different museums here. The first one opened in 1896. Fog Museum is the oldest one among them. The eclectic artwork of the museum surely took me by surprise. The other two museums are Arthur M. Sackler and the Busch-Reisinger Museum. Arthur M. Sackler has Japanese, Korean, and Chinese pieces.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

This museum opened in 1998 and has more than 12,000 natural specimens. It has the maximum number of footballs in Cambridge. I found meteorites, fossils, gems, and dinosaurs. I came across a specimen of Kronosaurus, the marine animal that is 42 long and belongs to the time of dinosaurs. In case you are visiting with your kids, you will interactive exhibits. It is a Fresh Pond Reservation. This is a park is also a local reservoir. It covers an area of 162 acres of land and 155 acres of lake. I took a walk along the trails which extend over 2 miles. You can also run and cycle. Do you like golf? There is also a golf course at your disposal. It has 9 hole green.

Longfellow House

If you are a literary enthusiast like me, you should surely visit Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s former house. I visited the garden adjacent to the house. You can take guided tours to learn more about the place.  

Buffalo Grove: Escape from the Chaos of the City to Natural Bliss

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Situated at the northern Chicago suburb is Buffalo Grove. It is frequented by tourists from all over the world. There are a plethora of things to do here. I found this to be an excellent option to get away from the daily hustle-bustle of city life. The outdoor life is simply going to refresh you. Here is a list of the things that you can do when you are in the city.

Long Grove Confectionary Company

Who doesn’t love chocolate! People with a sweet tooth and kids are going to fall in love with this attraction. Long Grove Confectionary Company creates amazing chocolates which are wrapped beautifully. I found the confectionary offering something for everyone, starting from bars to chocolates for a special occasion. Go on, try out something new.

Raupp Museum

In case you feel that visiting the museum isn’t that fun, you should definitely check this out. I found this to be the most involved museum of Buffalo Grove. There are several galleries and exhibits. If you are a history buff, there are some artifacts which focus on the local history. These will surely prove to be educational.

Wheeling Aquatic Center

Are you looking for some fun? Head to the Wheeling Aquatic Center. I was there only for a short period of time. So, I had to avail the best amenities that were available like Volcano Valley, Tsunami Splash, and much more. These proved to be really exciting. Hours pass away like minutes in here.

Kohl Children’s Museum

Are you traveling with your kids? Do not forget to drop in at this children’s museum. It offers a combination of interaction, fun, and education. I spend the entire day just walking around. It has a combination of fixed and temporary exhibits. Children will be able to learn about every topic.

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