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Great Vacation Guide of America

Hello everyone. America is full of terrific and exciting vacation spots you and your family. Just in the United States along, you can find more than enough usual and unusual places to spend for your vacation. Here are a few hot spots for some fun in the sun. First off let’s start with Yosemite National Park. It’s over 1,200 square miles of wilderness, waterfalls, and wild animals. You’re sure to have a nice time here as the atmosphere is friendly and fun. Admission is around $20.00 and there is a ferry for transportation, to get you and your loved ones around. This is the perfect spot for the outdoor lovers, as they’re many things to see and do.

Next up is Niagara Falls up in the great state of New York. Depending on the time of the year, Niagara Falls is one of the coolest places to visit for a cheap price. There are about 100 events and attractions here and most cost around $20.00 to attend. The main attraction here are the falls, as there is over 700,000 gallons of water cascading down from the heavens. Standing along the decks give you an unobstructed view of this powerful and mighty feat of nature. Hold rooms can be a bit pricey but during some of the slower months of April, May, and September, you’ll get cheap and fair prices, which helps you save money. You can never go wrong with this spot and if you’re looking for fun, with a laid back atmosphere, Niagara Falls won’t disappoint you. But neither will Tubing in New Bruanfels. Just Sayin! They have this river with toob chutes along the way

My next spot is know for it’s white sandy beaches and all day party atmosphere. Panama City Beach, Florida takes the next position. If your looking for fun in the sun, P.C.B is for you There are accommodating hotels lined along front beach rode, which is the main route straight through the heart of town. Shopping centers, theaters, arcades, and parks are all over this area If you’re into clubbing, P.C.B won’t disappoint you as there are more than 20 bars and clubs in a stretch of about 3 miles. This place is the Spring Break Capital of the World, but during the slower months of Fall and Winter, lodging is cheaper and the town is less crowded. Temperatures during the summer is about 90 degrees in the day and 75 degrees at night. During the spring break months of March and April, temperatures are around 65 degrees during the day and about 45 degrees at night, so bring a jacket. Here along the Emerald Coast of Florida, the party never stops.

As you can see, this is only a fraction of the destinations the U.S. has to offer. Other notable mentions are Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Yellow Stone National Park in the Upper Mid West, or New Orleans, in the Deep South. You can never go wrong in America as relaxation and excitement is just around the corner.



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Las Vegas

 

The city of Las Vegas, considered by many to be Nevada’s heart and soul, has long held a reputation as a gambler’s paradise. We’ve all heard of tales of people, even those with no previous history of gambling, losing everything in one of the many casinos in Vegas.

 

I was confident enough in my ability to avoid the gambler’s curse that I happily scheduled a trip to Vegas as soon as I had the chance. I would not let horror stories of loss on poker tables dissuade me from visiting one of our most beautiful cities.

 

No reason not to have a positive experience in Vegas

 

Fortunately, my visit to Las Vegas was nothing like one from a cautionary tale. I tried to experience everything that the city has to offer, and that had to include visiting a few casinos, but I kept my bets to a minimum and even ended up with some small wins.

 

Of course, I was really there for the atmosphere and the sights, and I certainly got what I came from. Vegas might just have the most epic nightlife out of any destination I have visited, both on the Strip and in other parts of the city. Indeed, it seems the whole place was designed to come alive only when the sun sets and the thousands or millions of the city’s lights turn on.

 

There’s no doubt about it – Vegas is definitely a top spot to visit for lovers of hardcore partying, but those with a gambling problem should probably steer clear.

 



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The Best Place to See in USA

The USA has 50 wonderful states, each with it’s own unique sights, and attractions. There is the endless summer of Hawaii, or the excitement of Hollywood, LA, and San Francisco in California. There is the west coast of Florida and the Keys, or good old New England where our country really began. There are so many interesting choices, but if I had only one choice I would visit Alaska. Let me tell you why Alaska is the best place to visit in the USA.

Alaska is very rich in culture and beauty. When you first fly into Anchorage, you can’t help but notice how huge the city is Anchorage has almost 4 times the total land mass of Los Angeles–and not even a quarter of the population. Everything in Alaska is modern. Perhaps you remember the Earthquake of 1964–it almost destroyed Anchorage–but it resulted in all structures still standing and all new buildings to be constructed “earthquake proof”. What this means is that the structures no longer buckle or topple, but now the floors roll and the buildings sway in response to severe seismic activity. Despite the fact that up to 4000 incidents of seismic activity occur in Alaska each year, the probability of you even knowing it happened is small, and if a deep quake (the worst kind) does occur, Even if a deep quake hits, the structures are built to withstand the stress and the worst that might happen is your coffee cup will jump off your desk and make a mess.

One thing people rarely consider is that the Pacific Rim Area (the top of the world) contains perhaps the greatest number of volcanoes in the world–130 of them, all of which have been active within 2 million years. In addition, more than 90 of them have had eruptions in the last 10,000 years, and close to 50 of them have been active in recorded history, which for Alaska is begins around 1760. There are 4 major volcanic mountains that can be seen from Anchorage–Mt. Spurr, Illiamna, Augustine and Redoubt–and might have negative effects such as heavy falling ash–but the chance of lava flowing into the city is moot. You don’t want a volcano to explode while you are there, but if it does, just pour yourself a drink and watch the light show–but watch it from inside so you don’t end up covered in ash!

There are so many things to see in Alaska, I don’t know where to begin. If you go downtown in Anchorage, the first thing you will notice is the abundance of Native Alaskan art–it is everywhere–and colorful and very unique. The Native Alaskan cultures range in social and modern sophistication in degrees. Yes, there are igloos in Alaska, but not in any of the cities. They are used for temporary shelters when out in the vast uninhabited areas of the state.

To help you explore the history, people and culture of Alaska, Anchorage has 10 very special museums, where you can explore more than 10,000 years of rich Alaskan Native culture as well as the geological history of the state. The Oscar Anderson house and museum is filled with information about the lives of early white settlers in Anchorage. Andersen’s home was the first wood-frame house built in Anchorage, and has been restored to it original state and filled with the tools and other item relevant to early settler’s lives there.

Another that is very unique and popular is the Roundhouse Museum at the top of Mt. Alyeska, where you can sit and eat an elegant meal while looking out over the magnificence that is Alaska. Alyeska is know for its snow-related sports–snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobiling to name a few.

You can learn all about the people and culture and see their art and historical artifacts at several museums–The Alaskan Native Heritage Center, the Alaska Heritage Museum, the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature, and the Alaska Experience Theater with its awesome Earthquake exhibit.
Other museums are the Anchorage Museum, The Alaska Aviation Museum, the Veteran’s Museum and the Trooper’s Museum, all of which will give you a look into Alaska and the people who live there.
Night life abounds in Anchorage–there are plenty of restaurants and clubs. But best of all are the festivals when the Natives dress in their ceremonial garb and fill the main streets of Downtown Anchorage with dancing, chanting and songs.

Finally, there is the Alaskan Railroad. Take a ride through the state and see what you are really missing. The best times to go to Alaska are late spring and early fall, as both those times will give you the best “balance” of day and night that Alaska has to offer.

So get out your warm clothes, purchase a jar of Vaseline (to cover exposed skin) and hop on a plane in Portland or Seattle and go north. It’s long flight no matter where you are coming from in the Lower 48, as it takes almost 9 hours to fly there from Seattle! But it is well worth the trip. It is the best place to visit in the USA!