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Milk St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
My favorite summer spot that is enjoyed by kids of all ages: The Rings Fountain. Sixty four jets spray to heights of 30 feet on this section of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The unpredictable jets of water shoot like ribbons into the sky and delight...
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20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Donut lovers from all over the city have embraced this new addition to the breakfast scene. We Bostonians do love our baked goods! Handcrafted in Somerville, the shop is open Thursday thru Sunday from 9 am to sell out. Some days that happens...
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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, {additional location in Boston proper} this inviting cafe is guaranteed to take the chill off winter. The mulled cider is wonderful, but drinking chocolate, especially the dark variety, is a rich, decadent...
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
The Boston Common, built in 1634, is America's oldest park and the start of the famous Freedom Trail. A beautiful spot to walk in all seasons and try to imagine the Redcoats making camp there in 1775. During the winter, the Frog Pond has a magical...
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1041, 4001 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021, USA
Now I will be the first to admit that this is not a Vermont ski hill. That being said, it's is a pretty great spot for those looking for a winter activity and some outdoor fun within minutes of Boston. The Blue Hills ski area has been running...
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200 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
In 2012, a forgettable Radisson was reborn as the indie-luxe Revere Hotel, today one of the hippest hotels Boston has to offer. The 356-room space underwent a dramatic transformation that was completed in March of 2017, with the decor now...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Maybe it’s left over from the mob days. Maybe it just goes well with Las Vegas's reputation for indulgence. Whatever the reason, Vegas loves its Italian food. Frank Sr. and his son Frankie (Pellegrino) opened an outpost of their popular East...
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14200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054, USA
Nothing beats the rush of the racetrack -- but the thrill is over so soon! So if you've driven at the track and are looking for something less stomach-dropping, but more long-lasting, World Class Driving, located right off the Strip, is for you....
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Rocky Gap Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
I have the pleasure of hiking in the beautiful Redrock Canyon area north of Las Vegas at least twice a year, but I have always been limited to the summer months for these treks. However, last winter, I had the chance to see the Mojave in winter....
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7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115, USA
“Go, go, go! Faster, faster. Accelerate all the way!” Only in Vegas. I slammed the accelerator to the floor as the Ferrari F430 GT shrieked onto the straightaway, quickly speeding up to 100 miles per hour. That 512 horsepower engine was quickly...
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Showcase Mall, 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
M&M's World is a colorful, candy-filled wonderland featuring the world's favorite chocolate-covered characters. This multi-level store has all kinds of M&M gear--clothing, home decor, toys, bedding, jewelry and other assorted souvenirs. There is...
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2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014, USA
This is the Southwest, so it only makes sense that Las Vegas celebrates the holiday season by lighting up cacti to celebrate. The annual Ethel M Chocolates holiday celebration is free to the public and includes both the free chocolate factory tour...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Fountains of Bellagio tend to be on visitors' "must see" list when they travel to Las Vegas for the very first time--and often anytime afterwards. During the holidays, these dancing fountains have a festive twist when a few classic tunes are...
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3200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Fashion Show Mall is one of the largest shopping areas on the Strip, and it's accessible to everyone, whereas other shopping experiences tend to teeter on the higher end. Certainly there are name brands like Louis Vutton and Tiffany & Co., but...
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9 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
Joe is reliable coffee choice where the product is excellent and the service isn't snooty. The company prides itself on hospitality, is owned by a local family, and provides a much-needed dose of caffeine after a long day wandering through the...
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20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Some hotels embody the character of their neighborhood, and in the Upper East Side, one fine example is the Surrey. Discreet service, a prestigious address, and amenities of the highest quality combine in this historic property, first built in...
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1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
National World War II memorial honors the hundreds of thousands who fought and who died during World War II. I snapped this photograph of the Freedom Wall, which contains 4,000 gold stars to honor the over 400,000 Americans who died during World...
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2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
When the red-meat craving hits, there’s one place that satisfies the need for a juicy fix: Burger Tap and Shake, otherwise simply known as BTS. BTS offers a great selection of burgers made from locally sourced beef that is freshly ground on...
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305 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
If you’re looking a place for wood-fired pizza topped with seasonal, artisanal ingredients, then We, The Pizza is not the spot for you. On the other hand, if you want a place to go to for a quick lunch of thick crust pizza, topped with simple,...
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3460 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
A friend recently introduced me to Le Caprice, a small café that offers mainly pastries, sandwiches, cookies, and cakes. “They have really good croissants,” he proclaimed. I had my doubts. We arrived just after a batch of pain au chocolat came out...
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1726 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
A friend who lives in the D.C. area recommended this coffeehouse to me. And considering how we used to frolic through London’s food scene together, I already knew that she’s just as picky as I am when it comes to coffee. Tucked away on 20th Street...
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Washington, DC 20502, USA
Since 1923 during the presidency of Calvin Coolidge, the tradition of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has taken place on the Ellipse on the first week of December. Nationally known entertainers and artists and a military band perform...
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800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Not everyone gets to live across the street from the White House. Before the current Italian-Renaissance hotel was constructed in 1927, the prime real estate was occupied by the homes of two little-known American icons: John Hay—personal...
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2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
There’s nothing quite like 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand hostel in Mid-Beach. The Freehand stands out among five-star luxury hotels as the best spot in town to chill by the pool with a craft cocktail from the house bar, the Broken...
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17601 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194, USA
Sometimes the guys need a day to feel rugged. Spend the day out on the shooting range to get that burst of adrenaline in a totally safe environment. Experience the shooting sports at the Trail Glades Sport Shooting Range, a government owned...
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401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013, USA
Come ride the crystal blue waters of the 91-acre lake at Amelia Earhart Park! Miami Wakeboarding Cable Complex offers award winning coaching and lessons in wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake surfing, knee boarding and bare footing. Imagine floating...
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The Miami outpost of a hotel brand well known for its Los Angeles and New York properties, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is less a hotel in the traditional sense, and more a spa with guest rooms set amid tropical gardens. The concept extends to...
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3908 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
Chicago is known for its deep dish Chicago style pizza, this however is not what you'll sink your teeth in at Pizza Rustica. Pizza Rustica serves a square thin northern style Italian pizza and they do it well! However they also serve many other...
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1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Hot chocolate isn’t the only thing Mindy’s has going for it, although the varieties are epic. Mexican chocolate with spicy cinnamon, French chocolate made with 72 percent cacao, and Belgian chocolate mixed with mint, chai, and...more...
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50 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
A perfect buttermilk old fashioned donut is fresh and hot with crispy crunchy edges underneath a melting sugary glazy and the minute I’ve eaten one, I’m already dreaming about the next one. Do-Rite hits all these marks with room to spare, which...
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100 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Adventure awaits at this West Loop indoor playground, where visitors can boulder, auto-belay, and rappel their way through 25,000 square feet of space. Pros can take to the walls in no time, but those seeking a little more guidance (or off-wall...
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1700 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Chef Mark Steuer is southern enough to know that brunch should be eaten on the patio and northern enough to know that his Chicago guests will need blankets. In the same blended way, his Carriage House menu offers southern food with northern twists...
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113 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
The skeleton of the new Chicago Soho House once belonged to a belt factory—and though the space has been luxuriously renovated and fit with plush leather chairs, over 250 pieces of art, chandeliers, and beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, the...
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1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
One of Atlanta’s most popular barbecue joints, Fox Bros. is packed every day, rain or shine. Locals jam the Little Five Points favorite for Texas-style fare like pulled pork and Flintstone-size ribs, best paired with sides like macaroni and...
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6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320, USA
While many may see Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport—the world's busiest—as overwhelming and unorganized, Atlantans love that you can find nearly anything here. It's laid out as a straight line with domestic at one end and...
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1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
When you fly in the ingredients straight from Italy, it's hard to go wrong: San Marzano tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, and extra virgin olive oil. Even the pizza ovens are shipped in from Naples. The restaurant is open until they run out of...
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3376 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
Southern charm and Asian aesthetics meld seamlessly at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. For The Spa guests, the Zen experience begins at check-in when they’re welcomed with a seasonal tea and an o-shibori, a Japanese steamed towel. Small...
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3365 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Farm Burger is not just another trend in burger chains, but a restaurant with a conscience. Where your meat comes from matters, so you can be sure that what you order at Farm Burger will be grass fed, dry aged, and ground fresh. They work with...
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352 S Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
This unassuming coffeehouse has become one of my favorite places to work, mostly for the delicious chai lattes and free Wi-Fi—but there's much more to it than that. Land of a Thousand Hills was founded in 2005 by local Jonathan Golden, who wanted...