When deciding where to go on your next vacation, peruse the following Top 10 Vacation Destinations that may help you make up your mind.
With skylines of super reality, melange of the Stature of Liberty, a giant lion, a pyramid and constantly glittering buildings, there is no other city like Las Vegas in America or elsewhere in the world. In other cities, hotels are built around major attractions, here, in Las Vegas, hotels are major attractions. With the skyline made up of buildings from other cities’ skylines, Las Vegas buildings tend to replicate some other reality – ancient Egypt, Paris, Venice and New York. But the biggest draw of the city is naturally casinos with their non-stop action and sound, and almost blinding lights. Gambling is the main attraction of this place and you are bound to come across casinos and slot machines nearly everywhere you go. The most famous hotel casinos are located on Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as the Las Vegas Strip. Many of these hotels are massive, carrying thousands of rooms, with their large adjoining casino areas. There are many hotel casinos in the city downtown area as well.
Besides fabulously opulent lush hotels, Las Vegas has got access to some marvelous hiking with awe-inspiring rock formations in Red Rock Canyon. You can also have water fun on Lake Mead, enjoy breathtaking desert vistas of Valley of the Fire State Park, and marvel the engineering and architectural genius at Hoover Dam. Back in town there are plenty of shows, some of them are one of the best in the world. There is even Liberace Museum with real masterpieces. The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park, also known as the Las Vegas Zoo, exhibits over 150 species of animals and plants.
You may even have one of the meals of your life in Las Vegas, with many of the most prominent chefs of the country attracted to this site. From Food Network favorites such as Puck and Emeril, to Jean-Georges, Julian Serrano, and more, they are considered one of the finest chefs alive.
The gorgeous Hawaiian Islands are famous all over the world as an exciting and romantic destination with its peak season in winter when humpback whales swim past the coast. It is a place where you can relax in your heart’s content on one of the fabulous beaches, with the gorgeous view of majestic emerald mountains. The sapphire waters and turquoise waves of the best beaches of Hawaii await you: Wailea Beach, Ulua Beach, Big Beach, Haoma Beach, KoOlina Lagoons, Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach – all offering phenomenal surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and, of course, diving.
Being a super travel destination, Maui offers super of everything – landscape, ocean, comfort, shopping and dining. Nowhere is such a profusion of luxurious resorts fronting gorgeous ocean views and rimmed by magnificent landscapes as in Wailea, Lahaina, Kihei and Wailuku. A stunning road to Hana will overwhelm the senses with the splendor of natural beauty around you. And of course, there are miles of amazing golden sand beaches with strong trade winds and consistent surf, such as in Wailea Beach, Ulua Beach, Big Beach, Makena Beach and others. If you are itching to try out your underwater gear, go to Molokini islet where warm transparent waters are teeming with marine life.
Experience the best of shopping in Shops at Wailea, which is the collection of more than 60 island chic shops, galleries and upscale restaurants in the Wailea resort area. It is considered one of the most beautiful shopping centers in Hawaii, providing a wide array of stores from high-end shops like Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta to Gap, Pacsun, The Walking Company, White House/Black Market and Maui-exclusive shops.
Waikiki is famous all over the world of its lush hotels like the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also known as the “Pink Place”, Sheraton Moana Surf Rider, the oldest hotel in Waikiki, and The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, and a stretch of warm, golden sand, known as Waikiki Beach. In Waikiki you will find a two-mile strand of dozen beaches just outside your doorstep. They stretch from the Ala Wai Yacht Basin to Diamond Head and are known as Kuhio, Sans Souci, Gray’s and Kahanomoku.
If you would like something unusual and different from traditional entertainment, try party sail called Pirates Bar. The crew practices Aloha in the most gracious way, so if you just call for reservations they will welcome you on board for a party. Fancy yourself sailing off Waikiki shore, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins, enjoying the sunset under the spectacular fireworks show while helping yourself to an open bar. Besides snorkeling, other ocean activities available are surf lessons, kayaking, shark diving, swimming with whales and turtles. On board the ship you will learn pirate lore and have a nice chat with the ocean loving crew.
Home to hushed redwoods, wild beaches, magnificent mountain ranges that scrape the sky, tumbling rivers and immense Deserts, California is varied, diverse, and as a real beauty, fickle. Nowhere else you will be able to find such immense diversity of natural wonders. In the Northwest corner, the world’s tallest trees preside over a wild and stunningly beautiful landscape, with the state old-growth forests like in the Redwood National Park. In the South, recharge and renew with an exhilarating mountain escape to Big Bear Lake and the Forest Falls to discover and enjoy cascading mountainsides, lush hills, crystal clear waters, bountiful wildlife and endless hiking trails.
From mountain tops to sun kissed deserts, all of vast spread of maltifaceted California has become the ultimate playground. Surfing and kayaking in San Diego, hiking the redwood forests, climbing Big Bear, soaking at hot springs in Deserts, scuba diving, kitesurfing and snowboarding - the possibilities are endless in California.
Confined by bay and sea to just 47 miles of extremely coveted real estate, San Francisco features amazingly dense concentration of unique cultural attractions, incredible architecture and delicious food as well as busy urban life. Poke around the historic waterfront of Fisherman’s Wharf, toss some bread to the gulls, or watch the fishing fleet unload the catch. At Fisherman’s Wharf, you will find specialty restaurants, unique shops and entertainment for the whole family. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf features plenty of unique, interesting and fun attractions that can only be found in the legendary City by the Bay. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy. You can see the world famous sea lions at Pier 39, or visit the Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Aquatic Park and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
For once-in-a-lifetime experience go to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, offering something for everyone in the family with marine life, wildlife, fast and furious rides and spectacular shows. With over 30 animal attractions, 197 different species and more than 1,700 animals, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has the best the "Land", "Sea" and "Sky" have to offer. This one-of-kind theme park brings together interactive animal attractions and the best family rides and roller coasters in Northern California. Within 135 acres, this original attraction combines in itself a wildlife park, an oceanarium and a theme park.
One of the best places in the world to entertain and have fun, California is home to Disneyland Resort located in a charming town of Anaheim. Here you can feel the magic of the land of Mickey Mouse, especially at night when it lights up with parades and fireworks. Here you can jump inside Tarzan’s Treehouse which is a climb-around attraction based on the animated film. Nearby is a Jungle Cruise, with passengers boarding an authentic looking Mississippi River paddleboat and drifting along the Amazon like river. But the real star ride of Adventureland is the Indiana Jones Adventure, based on the Stephen Spielberg films. Next door at Disney’s California Adventures soar over California in a simulated hang glider tour or pump the adrenalin when riding The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Immerse yourself into a fanciful world of magic, breathtaking attractions and dazzling shows and parades in the best land of the Earth – Disneyland! Here, in the magical wonderland, kids make their dreams come true and adults wish they were kids again.
Come celebrate the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld San Diego. At the very heart of this 165-acre multimillion-dollar aquatic theme park is the shoreside family entertainment center where dolphins, otters, sea lions, walruses and seals are real performers, with 30-minute shows which are run several times each through out the day. Here you can have a lot of fun with seasonal events such as Summer Nights that sizzle with high-energy nighttime shows and fireworks. Feed and touch dolphins and bat rays, and get up-close to beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and penguins. Enjoy fascinating aquariums, sea turtles, manatees, and exotic birds from around the world. Create memories to last a lifetime.
If traveling with children, take them to Legoland California Resort, a 128-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND everyone is sure to have great fun, including even the youngest guest, with its 50 super rides, shows and attractions. Another reason to visit Legoland is the new SEALIFE Aquarium next door, offering the fabulous underwater world where the visitors can meet diverse marine residents. Here you can watch California's freshwater fish playfully swimming through pristine waters, and experience San Francisco's nightlife like never before, from the eyes of sea creatures normally found in its waters, sharks, rays and a Giant Pacific Octopus including. On a tour of the rocky California coastline, you will be able to view creatures which normally inhabit rock pool areas, and you won’t even get your feet wet. Under the guidance of the shark expert, you will also learn about how sharks have survived to present day and why so many species are now extinct.
Florida dazzling beaches promise a super vacation that includes fantastic shopping, dining, entertaining, boating, golfing and tennis. Escape with that special someone to forested and secluded Key Biscayne, the exclusive residential community with multi-million Dollar homes and stunningly beautiful ocean views featuring outstanding public beaches, top resort hotels and high-end restaurants. Maimi sparkling beaches are beyond compare. If you want to see and be seen there is no better place than the hyper trendy South Beach, chic and high glam 24-hour-a-day playground for the ultra rich and famous, with exciting shopping and diverse night life. Feel an exquisite touch of history at St. Augustine, the oldest city of the country, whose past comes to live in a quaint historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, unique shops and bed-and-breakfast inns. Feel the unique charm of this city while having a moonlit horse-drawn carriage ride past historical buildings and the twinkling water of the bay.
Every year millions of people travel to the Western United States to explore the largest canyon of America – the Grand Canyon of Arizona. There you can stand on the rim of the gaping chasm, mesmerized by the view of this natural wonder of the world. Or you can hike down the canyon and experience its magical landscapes and abundant natural history. And for adventurous white-water rafters there is a wild ride on the Colorado River, right through the heart of the Grand Canyon. All year round the state of Arizona offers its residents and visitors tastes of real adventure and stunning beauty. The Grand Canyon is largely contained in the Grand Canyon National Park, located in Northwestern Arizona, with the Kaibab National Forest creating a buffer of undeveloped land around the central canyon. The Grand Canyon National Park provides a wide array of recreation opportunities for visitors of diverse interests and abilities.