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Journey through History on a Tour of Philly

Friday, December 12th, 2008
Philadelphia is a great place to spend some time, and whether it’s hot or cold outside there will always be tons to see and do.  Also known as the ‘Birthplace of America’ and the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ it is packed with historical sites and was once the home of Betsy Ross, the creator of the American flag, and author Edgar Allan Poe.   A few such distinguished sights in the area include the Liberty Bell – which was one of the most prominent symbols of the Revolutionary War and today symbolizes justice and liberty –  Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was mulled over and approved, and the First and Second Banks of the United States. 
Once you arrive in Philly, you will see that there are more attractions than you know what to do with.  An excellent way to cover a lot of them at once is the Philadelphia City Tour by Trolley.  On this survey of the city, you will get to see the Liberty Bell up close, along with Betsy Ross’s house where she was thought to have conceived the idea of the American flag, the US Mint, Chinatown, the Academy of Music, and thirteen other notable locations.  As an added perk, you can hop on and off the trolley as many times as you would like, as your ticket will be valid all day.  If you decide to stay on the trolley and go straight through, the trip takes about 90 minutes.
Should you seek a more leisurely tour, you can take the ever-popular Philadelphia Carriage Tour.  For one hour, you get to sit back and enjoy the ride as you take in the historic sights and learn about their humble beginnings.  As your horse navigates the tree-lined streets of the National Historic Park, which is also the most historic square mile in the country, you will be amazed at how far the nation has come and will get an idea of where we came from.  Society Hill is also a feature on this tour, and it is the largest collection of 18th century homes and churches in America.  This is not all; you will also pass Betsy Ross’s house and much more.  The carriage tour option is wonderful for families but can also serve as a romantic way to spend part of an evening with a loved one.

 

If you have done these two tours and are still thirsting for more, you can do a scenic dinner cruise or tour the town by Segway.  This is definitely not an exhaustive list, so take a look at all that Philly Tours has to offer for your next trip.
 

 

 
 

 

 

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.

Visit a Turning Point in America’s History

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

People know Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.  There are many historical locations in the city that are perfect spots to spend your vacation.  If you are looking for a thrilling trip full of the adventure from the past, then a visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent choice for you to make.

Gettysburg Tours offers a wide variety of tours and attractions in the area which are guaranteed to make your vacation one of the best you will ever have.  You can be thrilled during one of the ghost tours and guided history tours around the city, or take a trip to Washington DC through Gettysburg Tours.

While visiting the area, you should try out the Gettysburg Guided Tour by Bus.  You will travel through the historic fields watching America’s past come to life right before your eyes.  From the inside of your comfortable and roomy tour coach, you will ride past the spot where the Battle of Gettysburg took place.  Your licensed Gettysburg National Military Park Guide will give you details regarding the battle that determined the fate of the United States during the Civil War.  This is the perfect way to learn about this notorious conflict between the North and the South.  A visit to Gettysburg is not complete without it.

Another great experience you will have in Gettysburg is the Candlelight Ghost Tour.  This guided tour will take you to some of the most haunted spots in the city.  This tour is not for those scared easily as it is extremely chilling! 

The period dressed storytellers will walk you back in time down the dark streets of Gettysburg.  Not only will you hear the legends and tales that go date back to the times of the Civil War, but your guides will tell you firsthand experiences they have had with the spirits that haunt the area.  For an interesting, entertaining and enjoyable evening, this ghost walk is absolutely perfect. 

Gettysburg Tours will help you have the vacation of a lifetime.  Reserve your tour and attraction tickets today at www.gettysburgtours.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.

Fantastic History and Culture in Pennsylvania

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Pennsylvania is a state full of great history and culture.  There are so many fantastic things to see and do in this city and Pennsylvania Tours can help make that happen!

A great way to see the sites in the state capital is by Segway.  This fun contraption is a great way to get around your city and see the beautiful city.  On the Philadelphia City Tour by Segway, you travel through Philly with an experienced tour guide to make sure you catch all the sights that you may miss during your busy day. 

The 1 ½ hour tour takes you into the Art Museum district, Fairmount Park – the “big park in Philly,” Boathouse Row and a stop at a gazebo that overlooks the Azalea Garden and the “Rocky Steps.”  These wonderful locations are perfect for family photo opportunities, romantic moments or just a relaxing end to a stressful day.  This tour is also offered at night with the Lights of Philadelphia Evening Tour by Segway.  The Philly night skyline is breathtaking on this exhilarating tour of the City of Brotherly Love. 

For a truly elegant way to travel through the glorious city of Philadelphia, try a carriage ride.  You will experience an extremely important piece of the country.  You will ride on the large tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s National History Park where some of the nation’s greatest history is located.  There you will find the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall – the birthplace of the United States, Congress Hall, Old City Hall and Franklin’s Court where Benjamin Franklin’s home once stood. 

Also on this lovely carriage ride, you will pass through Society Hill which holds the largest collection of 18th Century homes and churches than anywhere else in the country.  The carriage ride is perfect for a family, group of friends, or a romantic evening ride through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.

People know Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.  There are many historical locations in the city that are perfect spots to spend your vacation.  If you are looking for a thrilling trip full of the adventure from the past, then the Gettysburg Guided Tour by Bus is an excellent choice to make. 

You will travel through the historic fields watching America’s past come to life right before your eyes.  From the inside of your comfortable and roomy tour coach, you will ride past the spot where the Battle of Gettysburg took place.  Your licensed Gettysburg National Military Park guide will give you details regarding the battle that determined the fate of the United States during the Civil War.  This is the perfect way to learn about this notorious conflict between the North and the South.  A visit to Gettysburg is not complete without it.

With so many tours, activities and attractions around Pennsylvania, you may never want to leave.  To ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime, visit www.pennsylvaniatours.net.


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