Archive for the ‘New Jersey Tours’ Category

Spending a Night in ‘Gateway City’

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Newark is the most populated city in New Jersey.  At about 5 miles west of Manhattan and 2 miles north of Staten Island, it is centrally located and allows for easy access to the Tri-State area which consists of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Newark is a transportation hub, with its significant air, rail, road, and ship traffic, and it is a major gateway into the Northeastern portion of the United States as a whole.  Because of this, the city has become aptly known as ‘Gateway City.’ The city of Newark is in an optimal location for workday commuters to New York City and the Philadelphia area is easily accessible as well.  For that reason, many decide to dwell in the Newark area as a more cost-efficient alternative to living within the borders of New York City itself.

There have been a lot of rebuilding and revitalization efforts put forth in the Newark area.  The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has brought in an estimated 1.6 million people since its opening in 1997.  The facility, which cost $180 million, has helped to breathe new life into a city that was once on the decline.  The construction of the structure sparked a building spike in the area, including the creation of Riverfront Stadium, home of the Newark Bears, and the Prudential Center for the New Jersey Devils.  The Passaic River waterfront is also being redone so that it will soon provide direct access to the river.

For a night out with the family, catch a show at Medieval Times.  This show provides fun for all ages and is a great activity to do whether you are new to the area or have lived there for most of your life.  Another nighttime option is to make your way into Manhattan for a Broadway show or catch the City Lights Dance Party Cruise from New York.  This is a very popular option for many, as the balanced combination of music and sights makes for a very pleasant cruising experience.

As you can see, there is a lot more on offer in Newark than perhaps anyone would have initially thought.  To see a complete list of activities and tours available in the area, check out www.newarktours.net.

Entertaining Dinner Shows Across the Globe

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Everyone needs something fun and entertaining to do during their vacation evenings.Many venture off to experience the city’s nightlife while others simply enjoy a nice dinner out and head to bed earlier to be ready for the next day’s activities.One thing that everyone seems to enjoy is a thrilling dinner show.

Dinner shows can be appreciated by people of all ages with all sorts of interests.Wherever you plan on vacationing, you can see if there is a dinner show near you on the Dinner Shows’ website to take your group out for an evening full of fun!

One of the most popular locations with hundreds of dinner shows is Branson, Missouri.This is a great place to have some fun on a riverboat, in a theater, or any other fun venue.Aboard the Branson Belle Riverboat, you can enjoy an elegant cruise, delicious food and non-stop entertainment.

Additionally, you can watch western classics during one of the many Chuckwagon shows that are performed in cities all over the U.S.

Another great location for a dining show is Nashville, Tennessee.Like Branson, this city is full of great shows that everyone in the family will love.For a blast from the past, the Cowboy Town Wild West Show & Campfire Supper is a great choice.The General Jackson Dinner Cruise & Show is another great opportunity.The showboat will float along the Cumberland River providing you with an excellent meal and even better Broadway style performances.

Dinner Shows offers many types of entertainment so you can pick and choose which one best fits your interests.Additional locations include Atlanta, Orlando, Richmond, Chicago, Niagara Falls, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hawaii and many, many more!

Each of the shows listed on Dinner Shows’ website, www.dinnershows.us, are extremely popular so if you find one that strikes your fancy, reserve it soon as they sell out quickly.

Visit the “City Always Turned On”

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Atlantic City, otherwise known as “The World’s Playground,” “the Queen of Resorts” and a “City Always Turned On,” is a perfect place to spend your vacation.  It is full of fun activities and attractions and like the motto says, it is always turned on, meaning there is always something to do!

Atlantic City Tours can help provide you with a vacation of a lifetime.  There are a variety of tours and exciting attractions waiting at your feet including trolley and boat tours as well as dolphin watching and wineries.

On the Trolley Tour of Atlantic City, you will take a narrated trip to some of the most famous sites in the city.  This includes the Absecon Lighthouse and Atlantic City Aquarium.  The guide will tell you all about the city’s history long before the casinos took over.  A spectacular stop along the way is at the legendary Lucy the Margate Elephant.  She is a 60-foot high, 90-ton wood and tin elephant overlooking the sea.  It is one of the most popular tourist sites and is a true sight to one’s eyes!

If you are looking for a fun day in Atlantic City, try out the Winery & Shopping Tour by Trolley.  The trolley will take you to Renault Winery, an absolutely stunning resort.  You will be delighted and engaged throughout the tour where you will see their priceless wine and champagne glass collection also learning the history of the winery and its founder.  You will also take a stroll through the European Courtyard, view antique winemaking equipment, and see where the wine is actually made and stored.  The tour is not complete without sampling their award winning wine and champagne collections.  After the charming tour of the winery, it is onto a fun afternoon of exploring the shops at the Noyes Museum and the historic Towne of Smithville. 

The Dolphin Watching Cruise is perfect if you are looking for time out on the water.  It is great for all ages so if you have kids, they will be thrilled!  Throughout the trip you will spot leaping dolphins and splashing whales in the open ocean water.  A marine naturalist on board can help educate you about the waters you are drifting on and the ocean life you will see.  Your cruise includes beverages, snacks, disposable cameras (just in case you forget your own), souvenir photos and a lifetime of fantastic memories. 

Atlantic City is more than just hotels and casinos so when you tire from that scene, or are just looking for a fun place to spend some time, visit www.atlanticcitytours.net to reserve your vacation fun today!


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