Posts Tagged ‘evening’

Take a Break in Tampa

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

If you are looking for a nice warm place to visit this winter, Tampa, Florida should definitely make your short list.  With beaches that go on for miles and an infectiously friendly atmosphere, this city was clearly designed with tourists in mind.  So when you are ready to start planning your next getaway, consider the place that has it all!

Once you have made your decision on where to go, it is only fitting that you choose a tour company that will have you covered from arrival to departure.  With Tampa Tours, you are sure to have all of your sightseeing needs met and exceeded.  Whether your idea of a great time is spending a romantic evening on the water or checking out the area wildlife, you will not be disappointed by your experience.

When you are in the mood to have a leisurely day taking in the scenery, the Deluxe Little Manatee River Canoe or Kayak Trip is just what you need.  You can float down the river at your own pace while you soak up the beautiful surroundings and take some time to appreciate the wildlife that you see around you.  Some of the animals you might see on your trip are manatees, turtles, fish, birds, and alligators.  You may also spot some hogs, otters, and deer along the way so keep an eye out!  Towards the middle of your day, you can go fishing, check out the lay of the land, or stop off for a waterside picnic.

In Tampa, the activities don’t stop just because the sun goes down.  If you are still in the mood for some action, check out one of the dinner cruises on offer.  A fantastic combination of fine dining and entertainment, these cruises are a definite crowd pleaser and an excellent chance to check out the sights without braving the city traffic.  Similar trips are available at lunch time as well if that is more to your liking.

One such cruise is the Dinner Dance Cruise from St. Petersburg.  With incredible waterfront views of Tampa Bay, you are able to see so much more than you would by land because you have the opportunity to do so from many different vantage points.  As you take a walk up and down the decks you will see the city lit up as it stands out against the night sky.  The view, in combination with the food and entertainment, makes your trip that much more memorable so it is a great activity to share with friends or loved ones.

For more ideas for how to spend your time in Tampa, visit and see why this city has become a favorite for travelers around the country and the world.

Tour Across America

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

It is often hard to choose where to spend your vacation, but when you think about all the things you can do in each state and in each city, you really can’t go wrong.  United States Tours offers things for you to do in every state in the country, including Washington D.C.  There’s no way that you can’t have a great vacation with the vast array of activities and attractions that are at your disposal.  United States Tours and its affiliates are the largest tour operators in the world so there is no doubt that this year’s trip will be the best yet. 

One of the most popular packages that United States Tour provides, out of the 5,000+, is the Alcatraz Tour & San Francisco City Tour.  You will get a comprehensive tour, including bus and ferry transportation, of the beautiful city of San Francisco.  This is an excellent tour as you see all the world renowned sites through San Francisco including Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Union square as well as the notorious federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

Another wonderful option for a vacation activity that United States Tours offers is the New York Spirit Dinner Cruise.  This is a great way to spend an evening after a full day of sightseeing around New York.  You will eat a delicious dinner aboard a luxurious and chic ship.  Your night will be complete with the entertaining music and Broadway-quality performers.  For a break from the exciting festivities, you can stroll along the decks of the magnificent boat and view the best of New York drift by.

On the Nashville City Tour you will see all the major sights of Music City.  This fantastic tour is known for taking you to the best areas in the marvelous city.  You will ride by the historic downtown Nashville, Fort Nashboro, the Parthenon, Music Row, Studio B and beautiful Vanderbilt University.  The tour makes a stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the Ryman Auditorium – the Mother Church of Country Music.  This is a perfect tour for visitors to Nashville who want to see the greatest parts of the city.

An experience unlike any other is Boston Duck Tour and it all begins as you board your sightseeing vehicle, the “DUCK.”  The “DUCK” is an authentic WWII amphibious, meaning it can drive in land and water, vehicle that has been renovated for your comfort.  As Boston is the birthplace of freedom, it is only fitting that you see sights that reflect this while touring Boston.  The golden-domed State House, built on land owned by John Hancock, is highlighted during the tour.  Other locations that will be sighted are Bunker Hill, Boston Common – the oldest park in the country, and Copley Square.  Just when you think the tour has ended and you have seen all Boston has to offer, “SPLASHDOWN” hits.  The DUCK will splash right into the Charles River giving you the chance you receive an incredible view of Boston and Cambridge skylines.

United States Tours has tours, activities and attraction tickets in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  By using the services offered you will without a doubt have one of the best vacations of your life.  Reserve your tickets today at United States Tours website, 

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,, are extremely popular so if you find one that strikes your fancy, reserve it soon as they sell out quickly.

Visit the “City of Lights”

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Paris, the “City of Lights”, is a wonderful place to take your vacation.  It is a city full of romance, excitement, beauty, complete with plenty of things for you to do.  Paris Tours offers opportunities to see and experience the magical city and areas nearby.  

The most popular thing to do while visiting Paris is to sightsee.  A great way to do that is aboard the Paris L’Open Bus Tour.  This premier bus will take you to the hottest and most famous place in Paris.  The double-decker bus is a fantastic way to see Paris as it has 50 different stops and you can hop on and off at your leisure.  This allows you to spend as much time at certain spots as you wish.  Some of the amazing stops include L’Opera Bastille, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Petit-Pont and Bibliotheque Nationale de France.  Each passenger receives a set of earphones with original commentaries on each of the stops.  If you want to get the complete tour of Paris, then this tour is perfect for you.

Since Paris is the city full of romance, it seems only right to have romantic evening with your loved one.  You can dine floating along the Seine River on the Marina de Paris Dinner Cruise.  You will experience a wonderful and enjoyable night at your private table for two aboard the large vessel.  As the boat glides through the smooth water, you will catch glimpses of monuments and bridges along the way.  You will travel through the heart of Paris and see the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Saint-Louis Island which has retained its 18th century look and feel, the Conciergerie – a formal royal palace and prison, the Louvre, the oldest standing bridge across the river – Pont Neuf, the Eiffel Tower and much, much more.  You are sure to have a lovely and romantic evening with the Paris lights gleaming, stunning sights and warm atmosphere on your cruise vessel. 

With so much to do in beautiful Paris, France, you could stay for eternity.  For more information regarding tours and attractions, visit 


Wine and Dine on Exciting Cruises and Shows in Ohio

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Ohio is a wonderful state to visit as it is full of great activities to do.  With several large cities within the state, there is no doubt that you will find plenty of fun and excitement during your stay.  Ohio Tours can help make that possible by providing you with an array of tours, activities and attraction tickets.

One of the most praised tours that you can be a part of is the Cleveland Lunch Cruise.  It is a perfect way to take a break from sightseeing, shows or visiting with friends and family while still experiencing the city.

Enjoy an excellent lunch and exceptional entertainment aboard a luxury ship with a crew available to cater to your every need.  A vacation is not a vacation without spending time kicking back and relaxing.  What is great about this ship is that there are enclosed spaces as well as open decks which are great for a stroll to check out the sites.  The ship will cruise under historic bridges as well as give you stunning views of the Cleveland skyline.  Instead of just seeing the beautiful city like everyone else does, this cruise gives you the chance of seeing the sights in a brand new way! 

Everyone is looking for fun things to do in the evening and what better way to have some excitement than with a dinner show?  The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Columbus would be a fantastic addition to anyone’s vacation.  The show’s them changes throughout the year, so if you want to make another trip back some other time you can see something completely different!  In addition to wonderful entertainment, the food served to you is incredible!  Your trip to Ohio would not be complete with a thrilling night in Ohio’s original murder mystery dinner theatre. 

Another great way to spend an evening in Ohio is aboard the Cleveland Sunset Dinner Cruise.  The scrumptious buffet meal is completely unlimited so you can eat as much as you like throughout the evening.  While you wine and dine, amazing musical talent will provide entertainment for you and your party.

When you need to take a break from the large meal and dancing, take a step onto the outdoor decks of the ship.  A nice walk under the star filled night sky is a perfect addition to your perfect night.  What better way to spend an evening than enjoying delicious food, hearing engaging music and gazing at the beautiful night sky?

Since there are so many wonderful things to do while visiting Ohio, there is no doubt that you will have an excellent vacation.  Let Ohio Tours provide you with your vacation fun to ensure this is your best trip to date.   Visit and check out all there is to do in Ohio!

Explore Festive Louisiana

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Louisiana is the world’s festival capital which means there are fun and exciting festivities to be enjoyed year round.  In addition to have many, many fun activities throughout the year, Louisiana is an extremely charming place.  There is no other way to experience Louisiana’s charm than by diving into its unique culture.

A great way to see some of the major aspects of the state is by taking part in the New Orleans Ultimate Tour by Van.  Louisiana Tours offers this fantastic ride through the city streets and is something you should not pass up.  This tour also includes a real Cajun lunch that you are sure to love!  It is a real adventure as all the guests not only get to see the great locations within the city, but also have a chance of taking a ride on a high-speed airboat on the bayou.  Additionally, you may even get to hold a baby alligator!

If you fell in love with the Cajun bayou then you will love this:  the Cajun Swamp Boat Private Tour.  This ride through the southern Louisiana swamplands is a one-of-a-kind experience that the whole family will enjoy.  Your guide is a Cajun native and can let you in on the secrets and legends of the area.  During this tour, you will spot the local wildlife like alligators, snakes and egrets as well as some pretty spectacular views.

For a fun night out during your vacation, try out the New Orleans Dinner & Jazz Cruise.  New Orleans is well known for its music scene and once that is combined with the views aboard the boat, you may never want to leave.  Once aboard the massive steamboat, you will receive breathtaking views of the New Orleans night skyline, enjoy a delectable buffet style meal, and be completely entertained by the live jazz performers.

In the French Quarter Walking Tour, you will see parts of the state and hear incredible stories that the average visitor may miss.  Your local guide provides you with stories and tales of America’s oldest and most unique neighborhood.  This tour will take you to the most famous sites in the Quarter like beautiful courtyards, the Pharmacy Museum, Bourbon Street, historic streetcars, the Jackson Square artists and much, much more.  Many of the spots that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina have been renovated and replaced so this is a great way to see the old and new mesh together.

For a truly wonderful vacation, visit Louisiana.  Here you can experience thrills, fun, romance and history making it a very worthwhile trip.  Book your vacation activities at

Wisconsin Dells: Waterpark Capital of the World

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Wisconsin Dells is known as the water park capital of the world making it such a fun location to spend your vacation.  Come here for a splash of a good time!

On the Boat Tour of Wisconsin River Upper Dells, you will see some of the area’s most striking sandstone cliffs and some of the tallest rock formations in the region.  During this ride, the boat will stop at Witches Gulch and Stand Rock, two extremely historic shorelandings.  Another similar tour takes you to the Lower Dells of the area where the impact of the glacial age is highlighted.

For a romantic evening under the sunset, try the Sunset Dinner Cruise.  Here you will slowly drift down the quiet Wisconsin River while enjoying a delicious meal with your loved one.  After you have finished your fine meal, take a stroll along the decks of the boat to watch the sun set.  The stunning view of the bright ball of fire slowly making its way past the darkened tree line, while creating remarkable reflections of the river water is truly a sight to be seen.

If you are looking for a bit more adventure while staying in the Dells, check out the DUCK Boat Tour.  This is an experience unlike any other and it all begins as you board your sightseeing vehicle, the “DUCK.”  The “DUCK” is an authentic WWII amphibious, meaning it can drive in land and water, vehicle that has been renovated for your comfort.

Just when you think the tour has ended and you have seen all Wisconsin has to offer, “SPLASHDOWN” hits.  The ConDUCKtor splashes the DUCK right into the Lake Delton giving you the chance you receive even more incredible views.  This is a great experience to consider as there are even more surprises on board!

Wisconsin Dells is a fantastic place to spend some time relaxing away from home.  Make sure you have the perfect vacation by visiting Wisconsin Dells Tours’ website at


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

Floating Sightseeing Trip

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Knoxville, Tennessee has the perfect mix of small town charm and big city fun.Because of these wonderful characteristics, Knoxville is a great place to spend time away from home during your vacation.Knoxville Tours offers fantastic things for you to do during your visit that will help make your vacation one of the best you’ve ever had.

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Knoxville is with the Dockside Lunch on the Watts Bar Belle.The elegant lunch aboard the Watts Bar Bell riverboat is great if you need a break from your sightseeing activities.The buffet meal is absolutely delicious and all passengers enjoy the serenity on the river.Views from the large windows on the riverboat are fabulous and really make this lunch a memorable one.

Other ways to spend time on the water enjoying a meal are with the Dockside Dinner on the Watts Bar Belle and the Alive at 5 Pizza Cruise.Both are excellent for kicking back and relaxing after a long day touring Knoxville.

Depending on what time of year you plan on visiting Knoxville, there are several dining cruises that only sail during certain times of the year.A popular one among these is the Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise.Also aboard the Watts Bar Belle riverboat, you will celebrate and feast on authentic German cuisine as you drift along the Clinch River.

In addition to this Oktoberfest Cruise, you can also reserve tables for other holiday cruises inlcuding the Thanksgiving Cruise, New Year’s Eve Early Bird Dinner Cruise or the New Year’s Eve Party Cruise.

Whatever dining cruise you choose to be a part of in Knoxville you can’t go wrong as each are amazing!Reserve a table aboard the Watts Bar Belle today at

Family Fun in the Florida Keys

Monday, October 6th, 2008

If you are looking for a vacation spot with sun, sand and surf complete with complete relaxation, fun activities and fantastic scenery then look no more!  A trip to the Florida Keys is just what you need!  Florida Keys Tours can make your dream vacation come true as there are loads of tours, activities and attraction tickets are at your disposal.

On the Glass Bottom Boat Discovery tour, you will see up-close the magnificent diverse underwater world.  The vibrant coral reef, stunning exotic fish and hundreds of varieties of aquatic life is just under your feet.  During your cruise along the smooth waters, you will be treated to complimentary champagne or soft drinks along with cheese a crackers.  Your evening will be complete with the breathtaking sunset reflecting off the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

For this different kind of Florida Keys fun, you can take part in the Ghostly Legends of Key West Tour.  You can engage yourself in a different aspect of the keys with a stroll through the dim and gloomy streets of Old Town, Key West where the real estate dates back to the Kings of Spain. 

Your ghost tour makes stop at the Audubon House, the old city morgue, the Marrero House where the spirit of Enriquetta lives, St. Paul’s Cemetery, the Otto Mansion where you may discover the real “Chucky,” and other hidden spots that only a local can show you.  You will hear tales of the haunted Victorian mansions, learn the legends of pirates, and wonder about ancient local voodoo.  This tour will show you all the peculiar and eerie parts of Key West, something that cannot be missed!

While visiting the Keys, one thing that you absolutely must do is ride the crystal clear waters on a high speed Jetski.  The Key West Jetski Tours will circle around stunning Key West.  You will spot porpoises, rays, fish, and maybe even a shark or two.  Halfway through the tour, you will take a rest and stop for a swim in the pristine waters.  You will be able to search for shells and sand dollars in the nearby sandbar or swim after the many tropical fish.   The guides will take you to places that you can’t see from the shore and the only way to find out about them is to take the tour yourself!

Florida Keys Tours also provides you with the opportunity to rent Jetskis on your own so you can explore the area at your own pace.  We offer SeaDoo and Yamaha four-stroke Jetskis that can reach the speed of 50 mph.  Your Jetski will hold two adults or one adult with two children so the whole family can ride! 

If you are looking for fun and affordable transportation then try out the Key West Boat Shuttles.  They depart from Fort Myers, Marco Island, Miami, and of course, Key West.  The boat shuttles offer a fun, fast and affordable way to get to where you want to go, while providing you with some excellent scenery along the way.  Each vessel is complete with heating and air conditioning, gift shop, café, large flat screen satellite televisions, state-of-the-art electronics, indoor and outdoor seating, bar and information desk to get all your questions answered.  Remember, getting there is only half the fun!

Book your dream vacation today through Florida Keys Tours at today.

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