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Fun Things to do in NYC

NYC Attraction

New York City never falls short of amazing you with its iconic landmarks, world-class food, and fashion. Visit these NYC attractions to spend some fun time filled with an adrenaline rush, thrill, and excitement.

Times Square

This world famous NYC attraction with its energized vibe has something for everyone. The lively flashing lights, television broadcasts, billboards featuring bikini models, and the strolling crowd will make it a delightful location to visit.

Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building

The pencil-shaped skyscraper, a New York City symbol, features visual arts, design and architecture. You can have a panoramic NYC view from its 86th floor, or if your adventurism calls you, you can try it from the 106th floor observatory of this NYC attraction.

Museum of Modern Art

MoMA features something that makes this NYC attraction worth visiting. It exhibits incredible and jaw dropping masterpieces created by some world-class artists like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles de Avignon. Glass walkways here, offer the view at various angles.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Being one of a kind museum, it has enormous pieces of artworks, more than 2 million of them from 5,000 years. This NYC attraction with its maze-like corridors and collections can keep you engaged for over a week. Do check it out.

Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn Bridge

It is one the NYC attractions that is world famous and has featured in movies as well. The bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East river. Take a walk on the elevated walkway, constructed especially for the skaters, commuters, and cyclists.

American Museum of Natural History

It is incredibly the largest Natural history museum in the world. On the size end, it takes up to four city blocks for its space. This museum houses over 30 million artifacts kept in 45 exhibition halls. These artifacts are a collection from land, sea and outer space.

Central Park

You want an escape to somewhere you can spend the time with yourself or just want to flex your muscles, this park is at your service. This large urbanized Eden is a great NYC attraction for a green carpet look, a picnic or hangout spot with your friends or just a deep contemplation.

Grand Central Terminal

I fall short of words to describe this railway station. This NYC attraction is the world’s biggest and busiest train station witnessing over 70,000 commuters daily. You can feel its magnificence once you stand at its concourse with its roof at about 12 stories height. The blue ceiling features a map of constellation sporting fiber-optic lighting.

Staten Island Ferry

This fascinating free ferry ride is taken by almost 70,000 people every day. This is a great NYC attraction in the terms that it offers you a scenic view of Manhattan skyline. Trying this, you can spectate the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in a 25-minute ride.

9/11 Memorial

Stretching up to one acre, this memorial features an array of water falls from a height of 30 foot. This NYC attraction is right at the spot where twin tower used to stand. On the bronze panel at the edge of the pool, there are inscribed the names of 2,983 people killed in various terror attacks and misadventures.

Tourist Attractions in Chicago

Chicago Attractions

Chicago, Illinois famous city is very famous for its bold architecture and the buildings that almost touch the sky. Chicago has pleasant climate throughout the year. The city, located along Lake Michigan, is also known as “Windy City”. Chicago Attractions include a large number of cultural attractions. Some famous tourist attractions are listed below.

1.Art Institute of Chicago: There are hundreds of thousands of pieces of art that you can typically find here. The art collection spans over several thousands of years and has everything from painting and prints to textiles and decorative art.

Millennium Park2. Millennium Park: This park is found downtown Chicago. It is the venue for an outdoor concert venue. The Lurie Garden, the Cloud Gate Sculpture that you can find in the AT&T Plaza and the Crown Fountain are the major Chicago attractions of the Millennium Park.

3. Michigan Avenue and Magnificent Mile: As America’s most attractive boulevard, it has a large number of galleries, luxury shops, and boutiques. The Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Center are famous Chicago Attractions. The North and the South designations of Madison Street are divided by the avenue.

4. Navy Pier: When it opened, apart from being one of Chicago’s Attractions, it also used to be a shipping facility. Now it has gardens, shops, restaurants, concert venues as well as parks. The Ferris wheel found here is 150 ft in height. 3D IMAX Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Crystal Gardens are other famous Chicago attractions housed by Navy Pier. There are also cruise ships that provide sight-seeing tours.

Wrigley Field5. Wrigley Field: Build in 1914, this Chicago attraction is the second oldest ballpark and is known for the high-charged atmosphere it provides for baseball enthusiasts.

6. Shakespeare Theatre: There is a permanent facility for the Shakespeare Theatre in Chicago. This Chicago attraction has a glass curtain-walled seven-story theatre which has a seating capacity of 700.

7. Museum of Science and History: Found in 1933, the Museum is devoted to applying natural laws in the development of technology and industry. Visitors can interact with hundreds of exhibits. Both permanent and changing exhibits are present apart from the OMNIMAX theatre, which makes it the most hi-tech of all Chicago’s Attractions.

8. Field Museum of National History: The museum showcases both anthropological and biological collections that have been gathered since the Columbian Exposition. The Chicago Attraction has around 20 million specimens and artifacts that cover everything from botany and zoology to geology and anthropology.

9. Willis Tower Sky-deck: This Chicago Attraction is the tallest office block in the world containing around 110-storys, since 1996. Presently, there are buildings taller than the Willis Tower, but the view from this building is still the best. You can see around 40 to 50 miles of four states from the sky-deck.

Chicago has the best places to sightsee, shop at and dine at as well architecture that is not only unique but also interesting. Chicago Attractions are in plenty and found all around the city. When you are on your trip to Chicago, while you are amazed by the brilliance of the architecture, don’t forget to be amazed by the beautiful city. Don’t get so caught up in the details that you miss the bigger picture.

THEME PARKS: THE KEY INGREDIENT FOR A FUN FAMILY VACATION IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Theme Parks

Florida has been popular among travellers for its hundreds of miles of beaches, Latin-American cultural influences and lovely weather. There are a lot of seaside activities to take part in, excellent nightlife, and a bouquet of places to visit. However, when you’re travelling with your family, especially your kids, the requirements in your itinerary differ vastly. You need some activities in your plan which are fun and exciting as well as kid-friendly. This is where the theme parks in Orlando, Florida come in. Visit some of the attractions of one or multiple of the any theme parks located in Orlando, and you can be sure that your kids will have the best time of their life.

From various rides to movie based attractions, from meeting the characters of your favourite childhood television show to eating in restaurants themed after hugely popular movies, there are a lot of things to do in these theme parks for you and your family. Thousands of people visit these theme parks every day, and the faces of every one of them lights up with joy and happiness. These theme parks are the best place to visit if you want to have a fun and exciting time with your family in Florida, and there are a lot of parks for you to choose from. Here are few of the theme parks in Orlando which you can visit with your family and kids, to have the ultimate fun-filled family vacation.

Universal Orlando ResortUniversal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort has not one but three fun filled theme parks for you and your family to have fun in. In two of them, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks, you’ll get to visit the magical world of Harry Potter. Explore the lanes of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, visit the famous Ollivanders wand shop or enjoy a virtual flight over Hogwarts. If you or your kids are Harry Potter fans, then this place will blow you away. There are a lot of entertainment shows and rides based on other famous Hollywood flicks like The Mummy, E.T., Shrek etc. and an array of themed restaurants as well. The third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay is a water theme park where you can enjoy many water rides with your kids.

Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando has a total of four dry theme parks and two water theme parks which you and your kids can visit. Visit the Magic Kingdom Park for a chance of meeting your favourite childhood cartoon character. In Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the rides and shows are based on various favourite Hollywood movies. In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll get to visit the moon of Pandora from the Avatar movie, and see many birds and animals. Visit the waterparks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach if you want a fun and wet day with your family.

Discovery Cove

In Discovery Cove, you’ll get to enter a tropical island paradise. There are a lot of marine animals in this theme park for you to interact with. You’ll be able to swim with dolphins, learn all about them, watch sharks and stingrays, dive into ‘The Grand Reef’ to swim with multicoloured fishes and many more.

LEGOLAND® FloridaLEGOLAND® Florida

This theme park is based on the favorite toy of all time, Legos. Visit a world made of Legos, and full of rides based on these amazing toys. This 150 acre park has thousands of amazing Lego models.

SeaWorld OrlandoSeaWorld Orlando

This is another water theme park for you and your family to enjoy a fun filled day with. Enjoy riding on a lot of water or land based rides, watch dolphins, sharks and Beluga whales or ride on Mako, the tallest coaster in Orlando – the excitement in endless when you are in SeaWorld.

PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR: THE NEWEST ATTRACTION AT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA

Attraction

Walt Disney World has always been everyone’s go to place, to visit and meet with their beloved animation or movie characters. But on May 27th, 2017, Walt Disney World Florida just opened their newest attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The newest addition is named Pandora – The World of Avatar and yes, here you get to visit the moon of Pandora, the land the Na’vi people from the James Cameron’s film Avatar. Just get your tickets online and indulge in the various adventures and experiences this new world has in store for you.

The Land of PandoraThe Land of Pandora

According to Disney’s own representative’s word, the land and landscape of this new world called Pandora embodies the role of an actor. There are no actors dressed in blue to pull you into this world and make it believable. Instead, it is the role of the world itself, to make you feel like you have entered into a completely new and extraordinary realm. At Pandora’s entrance, a sign welcomes you to the Valley of Mo’Ara and provides a map. The landscape is filled with bioluminescent Pandoran flora, beautiful waterfalls, mountainous terrain and flowing streams. However, the piece de resistance of the landscape is a 156 feet all floating mountain, which truly gives this place an other-worldly look.

The Rides of PandoraThe Rides of Pandora

There are two main rides in this world of Pandora. Albeit the signs of these rides aren’t really visible to keep up with the immersive nature of the land, the rides themselves do not fall short in any way. The rides you can experience in this world are truly memorable and offer an experience like no other.

First of the two rides called Na’vi River Journey, is a traditional ‘dark ride’ of Disney amusement parks. You go on a restful and calm boat journey through a river. During your ride, you see colourful glowing plants, moving shadows of lizards over your head. An animatronic Shaman of Song sings a beautiful tune as you continue on your path and emerge at the end of the ride.

The second ride is vastly different than the first one. This ride called the Avatar Flight of Passage is a 3D simulator ride. You will get to revisit and go through some of the movie’s most stunning landscapes on this ride. You’ll also get to see a full sized Na’vi floating in a chamber when you visit the science lab which is a part of this ride. After that, you’ll have to board some scooter-like vehicles, put on some 3D glasses and fly through flocks of banshees, past a rushing waterfall, through some dense forests and caves.

The Food of Pandora

Last but not the least, one of the main attraction of this new attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the food you can taste at Satu’li Canteen. You’ll get to sample some of the most innovating other-worldly dishes that the chefs of this place have managed to create. The restaurant is decorated with Na’vi art and cultural items. Treat yourself to a popular Na’vi drink Pongu Pongu, or indulge in a rather futuristic looking cheesecake. Pandora – The World of Avatar will continue to amuse you through every possible way.