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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is host to one of the largest arrays of sea life that can be found in the entire world! Particular attractions worth noting are the very entertaining live dolphin show as well as the up-close-and-personal shark...
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Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
With its central location and the waterfront promenade nearby, Harbor East is probably the best location to stay. Hotels in the area include: 4 Seasons, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Courtyard Marriott. It's a central location that is easy...
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
You never hear Baltimore mentioned when talking about cities with good art so it was a delightful surprise to find this museum. If you happen to be in Baltimore and you have some time to spare check out their exhibits.
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1417 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Serving up a wide selection of traditional American fare made from local ingredients, The Waterfront Kitchen one of Baltimore's most delicious places to dine. Waterfront seating naturally adds a romantic atmosphere to the place that compliments...
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2105 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
For fun steeped in history, head to Patterson Bowling Center. You won’t find your traditional 10-pin bowling at this alley. Duckpin bowling reigns supreme with its shorter, lighter pins and smaller balls without holes. The pins’ shape and size...
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35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
With three floors of exhibits, this children’s museum is bound to entertain a child for hours. In the center of it all is the main attraction, Kidsworks, a massive jungle gym structure. Exhibits are all aimed towards educating families on healthy...
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731 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
The Inner Harbor Light Street Pavilion is host to more than 40 different stores and restaurants, some name brand some not, making it convenient to spend a full day here. What separates this shopping venture from the rest, however, is the...
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1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Maryland’s history comes to life at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Housed in a former cannery that operated in the 19th century, the BMI celebrates the workers, small business owners, and residents who transformed Baltimore into a booming...
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4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA
Lots of trails, wild life & pieces of beach all to yourself.
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1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA
With over 60 aircraft from WWI and WWII on site, the tours give great insight into how these planes were built & restored, and what it takes to fly them. Many of the aircraft are in flying condition and can also be seen in air shows across the...
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3640 Dam Neck Rd # 24, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, USA
If you're looking for fresh fruit, local vegetables, or other produce in Virginia Beach, look no further than the Virginia Garden Organic Grocery. They update their website with seasonally available local produce, and offer wheat and gluten-free...
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620 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Local and seasonal are the keywords at Old Beach Farmers Market, held year-round in the parking lot of Croc's 19th Street Bistro. In addition to locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers, you can buy homemade pies, cakes, and breads, artisanal...
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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
First Landing State Park is a great alternative to the crowds along the boardwalk. Located in northeastern Virginia Beach, where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the park is close to the the heavily touristed oceanfront but feels...
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200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Wildlife isn't the first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking of Virginia Beach, but get in a boat and head out to sea, and all of that changes. The Virginia Aquarium offers wildlife boat tours that leave from Rudee Inlet year round,...
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3102 Holly Rd #514, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Not far from the Virginia Beach boardwalk, Terrapin Restaurant has long been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Terrapin involves you in the whole experience of food, sourced locally and prepared in an open kitchen. Here you'll experience a...
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1624 Laskin Rd #740, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Fruitive is a vegetarian/vegan cafe specializing in juices, smoothies, salads and wraps that will keep you energized throughout your day. I couldn't resist the fuschia-hued dragon berry smoothie—a delicious blend of almond milk, peaches, berries...
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310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Mt. Trashmore Park, so called because it occupies the same land as a former land fill, is a beautiful example of just what modern, ecologically-minded community projects can accomplish (not to mention a nice place to run around, fly a kite, or go...
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3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
The siren's song lures many visitors to Virginia Beach and King Neptune welcomes everyone to the Oceanfront. The three-mile-long boardwalk is popular with runners and those out for a leisurely stroll, while a separate bike path allows cyclists to...
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1617 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, USA
This is not your typical beach restaurant! The vibe is laid back, but food is amazing. Great service. There is a fusion of southern, seafood, and creative. You can get lost in time dining on the inside or outside. There is a great mixture of mixed...
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1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, USA
The first thing you notice at One Ocean is that the service is divine — from the valet to your personal docent who looks after your every need. You don’t have to park your car and make your way to a check-in line for a credit card exchange and...
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1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
The Senator John Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District, is a fantastic way to gain greater knowledge of and appreciation for local history, from a number of different perspectives. For the sports enthusiast (guilty), there's the...
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Mt Washington, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Explore Mount Washington for the best views of Pittsburgh from above. Ride up on the inclines or take the fun switchback drive up the hill. Be sure to check out one of the restaurants with a view and watch for couples getting engaged at night. And...
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3 Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
I ride my bike all summer on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system, which affords great views of Pittsburgh's skyline from it's various extensions along the three rivers and point. You can ride for a few miles up the Allegheny River, down the...
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4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Dinosaur skeletons and fossils abound in this stately museum, one of four founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Watch scientists in action at the Paleolab, a working laboratory with a giant glass window on one side for...
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7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
The Pittsburgh Zoo is impressively comprehensive, providing a look at a vast array of diverse creatures, as well as habitats. The exhibits range from Asian forest to African savannah, with the aquarium covering fresh and salt water species from...
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Proclaimed "Pittsburgh’s Best Kept Secret" and situated in an early Victorian home, Hip’tique is just waiting to be discovered on your next trip. Their curated selection of home decor, gifts, and women's clothes are hip but made to last! Shadyside...
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4209 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
WildCard is my go-to spot for unique gifts and great cards. It also happens to be right in the middle of Pittsburgh's design zone, Lawrenceville, so not only is the store cool but it's surrounded by other cool stores. You're certain to find funny...
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500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Mattress Factory, an installation art museum and education center, is the kind of place that sticks with you. You'll be thinking about the interactive, room-sized works of art for days to come. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) will love taking...
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2012 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Highway Robbery Vintage is exactly what a vintage shop should be—a carefully selected and curated collection of men's and women's clothing, jewelry, and more at affordable prices. This is a place where $30 can get you somewhere (whether it's a...
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The culinary museum provides a look into the history of food and dining in America; from diners to state fairs to dining on the move (think trains, cruises, and airplanes). The highlight of the exhibit was a documentary on the world bread baking...
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166 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903, USA
The Grange is a cozy restaurant, perfect for a fall or winter night in the northeast. Choose between small, medium, and large plates with offerings like white bean stew topped with roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, and poached eggs (pictured) or...
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Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903, USA
If you are searching for magic in the world, look no further than Providence, RI on a Saturday night. The city takes on a truly fairytale feel when the art installation by Barnaby Evans comes to life. As the sun slowly sets, crowds gather to...
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20 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
The RISD museum is a large, shiny cultural gem in this small city. It is not a large museum per say, but does not disappoint. It offers a perfect smorgasbord of artworks from various periods and places, and is always featuring exciting and...
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230 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
I spent that saturday meandering down the street browsing all of the booths the local artists and business owners had set up. On display were authentic sketches, prints, jewelry, vintage and handmade clothing, handbags, and much more. I took home...
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312 Wickenden St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
While visiting a friend in Providence, I was taken to The Duck & Bunny for tea and lavander Cupcakes (there are many other options as well for diverse tastes). The atmosphere was both fun and welcoming and eveything was delicious. It was so...
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Belle Isle, Richmond, VA, USA
Over the years, Belle Island has been a hydroelectric plant, a 19th-century iron works, and a Confederate prison during the Civil War. Today it's a park with running and biking trails, access to the James River, and plenty of scenic remnants of...
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2605 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
It's always an adventure at Bohland & Graham, where they offer unique and interesting home furnishings that you'll never see anywhere else!
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200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
The VMFA is, well, something else. For a city the size of Richmond to have such an amazing art museum is kind of incredible, and for it to be free to the public is even better. In addition to the diverse permanent art collection spanning Egyptian...
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Stax Museum, 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126, USA
“Well, after Graceland and Sun Studio we just didn’t save time for Stax. Guess we were a little music-museum’ed out.” -People who recently visited Memphis, offering an excuse that simply won’t fly! Memphis definitely has a great share of musical...
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Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The river is the city's greatest asset, but surprisingly, Memphis doesn't have many vantage points to truly enjoy the Mississippi. Tom Lee Park, at the foot of Beale Street, is one of the few spots. The long swath of open space adjacent to the...
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125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Mud Island River Park gives visitors the opportunity to get close to the Mississippi River while getting their toes wet along every inch of the Big Muddy. The park's Riverwalk is an exact replica of the entire length of the river from its...
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The birthplace of rock and roll—it’s that simple to describe what makes Sun Studio significant. In the summer of 1954, a young, unknown truck driver picked up a guitar during a session at 706 Union Avenue and made history with his recording of “...
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409 S Main St 3rd floor, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Visiting Memphis on the last Friday of the month? Head to the South Main Historic Arts District, where from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the South Main Art Trolley Tour makes the neighborhood jump. The historic warehouse district's resurgence began with...
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163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Of course you need a hula skirt, along with Elvis sunglasses, sideburns, and a ukulele. A. Schwab's, the dry goods store that has been operating on Beale Street since 1876, sells all of it. Honestly, the store sells a lot of stuff. Need a hat,...
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149 Union Ave #9, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Lansky 126 is the cool and more accessible sibling to the granddaddy of cool, Lansky's. Both stores—along with two other Lansky specialty stores—are located off the lobby of The Peabody Memphis. Lansky 126 is filled with women's fashions, trendy...
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62 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Quick trivia question: Where is the court in Downtown Memphis' Court Square? Well, actually, there isn't one. Court Square, between Main and Second streets, is a few blocks from the courts and other government entities in Downtown Memphis. In the...
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2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
As one of the top-rated zoos in the USA, the Memphis Zoo is only one of a few zoos that exhibit Giant Pandas. If you'd like to see the Pandas, they are usually up and about when it's feeding time and napping the rest of the time. There's a lot to...
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50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221, USA
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks -- collectively known as the Warner Parks -- include more than 2,600 acres as the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee. Located just nine miles from downtown Nashville, the parks include a Nature Center,...
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4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. At the 100-seat Bluebird Cafe, hear aspiring songwriters as well as chart-topping geniuses perform their original works. Featured on the TV series Nashville, the venue first gained acclaim as a testing...
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Radnor Lake, Oak Hill, TN 37027, USA
Once on a trip to this wooded park by tranquil Radnor Lake, I spotted an owl, three wild turkeys, two deer and musician Peter Frampton, who had just moved back to town. Only in Nashville. This popular park is located in Davidson Country just south...
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1060 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
Grimey’s is the place where Nashvillians buy music and catch numerous in-store performances. The Basement, located in the floor below, is where Nashvillians go for the slate of cutting-edge indie bands booked by Grimey himself. An annex with books...
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2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
This famed guitar shop opened in 1970 and recently relocated from downtown to this space on 8th Ave. It’s where you’ll find an enormous range of equipment from starter guitars to a 1940 Stromberg Master 400 owned by Freddie Green in the Count...
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This city park preserves the footprint of a fortress built by the Union to protect occupied Nashville during the Civil War. It’s an unusual opportunity to stroll above the city on St. Cloud Hill, offering views of the skyline and surrounding...
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2915 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
It’s a bar and a cult movie theater, but it’s also a record, used book, and vintage clothing shop. Located off Gallatin Road, you’ll find a parking area behind the shop.
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800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
An educational and playful trip for kids and adults alike, this center offers interactive exhibits and programs that explore science and invention. You can also visit Sudekum Planetarium at the center to learn about astronomy from a 63-foot dome.
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Church St & 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
This glass-roofed, two story stretch between 4th & 5th Avenues opened in 1903, and still serves the basic needs of the urban dweller--think fresh flowers, shoe repair, tobacco; a post office, a fruit stand, a nail salon. Add to that the city’s...
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615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
Long before it’s moniker of Music City, USA, Nashville was the Athens of the South. Opening in 2001, the Nashville Public Library nods to that tribute with its classical architecture, and magnificent spaces like the Grand Reading Room. Program...
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA
Since one never knows what weather to expect in Milwaukee, even in the summer, the "Domes" of Mitchell Park are the perfect outdoor activity for families. My large family of all ages made a trip to the Domes on an overcast March day and enjoyed it...
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400 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
A concept borrowed from Seattle's Fish Market without the fish, the Milwaukee Public Market is an interesting shopping stop near the lake front, and on the edge of the Third Ward. The Historic Third Ward, mainly the Commission Row area, holds...
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550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Harbor House is the best place to eat if you want a good view of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Rely on the valet parking as public parking is quite limited. Try eating in the bar area as the tables are more available than the dining room.
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700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Every April, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosts Art in Bloom. This spectacular floral extravaganza pairs exquisite floral arrangements with painted masterpieces from the Museum's permanent collection. The juxtaposition is often breath-taking and...
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500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Discover World is a great destination for the whole family. Not only are the exhibits fun but they're educational. Take lying on a bed of nails as an example. What kid or even some adults would pass that up. And before you lie down, they'll tell...
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1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
Rated #4 in the nation by TripAdvisor, Lakefront Brewery has a truly exceptional brewery to match its outstanding, title-holding beers. The locally-owned brewery specializes in handmade beers in the tradition of early Milwaukee brewers. Tours are...
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745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Cherokee Park is a favorite among locals, and there are no questions why. The park turns beautiful colors in the fall, and features a 2.4 mile scenic loop through the rolling hills, meadows and woodlands, with lanes for both vehicle and...
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3729 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
Find gifts, modern furniture, home goods, and jewelry at local interior designer Andie Frisbee’s boutique. Patrons can purchase pillows stitched from recyclable materials and order custom Cale & Cole jewelry, crafted in a studio down the street. ...
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411 S 4th St STE 180, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
If you're looking for entertainment and nightlife in the heart of downtown Louisville, Fourth Street Live is the place to go. Free concerts and other special events take place outside under the 10-story glass canopy. Indoor options include food,...
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144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Museum Row has something for everyone: The Frazier History Museum: Home of the Royal Armouries USA. Top highlight: the live interpretive history presentations. Glassworks: This museum is dedicated to – you guessed it – glass! Tour studios, learn...
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231 Witherspoon St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This 85-acre park is located in the heart of downtown Louisville. From biking and walking trails, scenic points, concert venues, restaurants, baseball fields, and even a cornhole tournament venue, the park offers endless opportunities for enjoying...
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1116, 615 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Housed in an old school house and boasting three floors encompassing an overwhelming array of antiques and collectibles, you can easily spend hours browsing at Joe Ley Antiques in Louisville, Kentucky. Ample street parking was available when we...
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Located in the “NuLu” district, this boutique showcases handmade items by local crafters and artisans. The award-winning boutique (named one of the top 5 galleries in Louisville) emphasizes the importance of handmade original designs, most of...
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921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall location defer you from trying this amazing eatery. This Dive Bar/ Restaurant does not disappoint. Locals and visitors rave that this is one of the best places to eat in Louisville, despite the dark basement location...
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1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203, USA
The Cincinnati Museum Center is perhaps as well known for the building it calls home as it is for its wide range of attractions, with three museums (Science and Natural History, Children's, and History), as well as the Family OMNIMAX Theatre. As a...
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Delve deep back into Cincinnati's German history, when the population of German immigrants was over 100,000 and lead to the name of this unique neighborhood. These underground gems were forgotten when the Germans slipped away to the countryside...
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210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Arnold's is Cincy's oldest pub and it feels like it: nice'n cozy, with that worn-in, august feeling of a place just rife with history. Passing through that history at the actual bar brings you to a great open patio in the back that sometimes has...
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953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Cincinnati Art Museum is a great resource, with a permanent collection that is varied and significant (including two personal favorites in American painting, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent). With sections on Classical and Near Eastern,...
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1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
MOTR Pub is a thoroughly Over-the-Rhine establishment, bringing musicians and artists together by hosting live performances, and exhibiting the work of local painters on the walls—a new artist is featured each month, and "Writer's Nights" at MOTR...
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1202 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
This very contemporary general store offers a wide variety of eco-conscious, low-environmental-impact products, including handmade jewelry and clothing. They also have a lunch & brunch counter with a number of vegan and gluten-free options—in...
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1331 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Iris Bookcafé sources its coffee from local roasters (of which there are a number in the area) and maintains a selection of used and rare books covering the spectrum between art and photography to Americana, drama, and poetry. Iris also has...
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1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225, USA
The American Sign museum is a must for anyone interested in the art and design of advertising. Having recently heard about an independent film on sign painting, this museum piqued my interest—as handmade signs age, it's phenomenal the way that...
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4037 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223, USA
Fabricate is a boutique, gallery, and art supply store, wrapped up in one fun shop in Cincinnati’s Northside. Inside you’ll find all sorts of treasures like T-shirts, furniture, stationery, jewelry, and a bounty of other fun giftable items, all...
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69 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
One of the cool things about Level Lounge is that it tries to source most of its ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, and it's one of a few restaurants doing this in Annapolis, in addition to waste recycling and other eco-friendly...
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Parole, MD, USA
About a 15 minute drive from Annapolis waterfront is the farmer's market where you can sample some of the region's freshest produce. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from April through mid December, you'll find over 50 vendors selling a wide variety...
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273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
Truxton Park is Annapolis' main city park and it spans over 80 acres of green space with hiking trails, a skate park, sections for picnics, and two playgrounds for kids alongside 12 tennis courts, three baseball fields, five basketball courts, and...
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410 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
Annapolis is known as the Sailing Capital of America. Yet even without a boat, it's possible to soak in the maritime action with a stroll along the harbor. A pleasant walk starts around the pier at the end of Dock Street in downtown. This is a...
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300 2nd St, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
If you're looking for a quiet romantic spot for dinner with stunning views of the harbor while digging into fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Chart House should be on your radar. Though you can walk over from the historic...
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Compromise St, Annapolis, MD, USA
The FreshFarm Market is ideally located on the downtown waterfront. You'll discover a mouth-watering selection of fresh produce, bread, meats and other local goodies from the Eastern Shore. Vendors often hand out samples and are happy to share...
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8 Francis St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
If you're looking for that odd-looking chandelier or unique piece of handcraft while in Annapolis, Easy Street Gallery showcases intricate and offbeat pieces from over 300 local and national artists. Founded in 1979 by Marsha and Terry Moore, the...
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55 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
The Annapolis Collection Gallery is devoted to showcasing historical black and white photography and the work of six contemporary Annapolis master artists: Moe Hanson, Roxie Munro, Greg Harlin, Ann Munro Wood, Sally Comport and Yoomi Yoon. The...
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194 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
During this digital age, Back Creek Books is a reminder of the dwindling art of the printed book. The store carries an impressive collection of quality, out-of-print military, naval and nautical books that will appeal to history buffs and...
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Walk off those Maryland crab cakes by taking a 90-minute colonial stroll through Annapolis' historic district. A major plus if you're also a history buff as a colonial guide dressed in period attire will take you on a chronological walk through...
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13 Francis St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Considering Annapolis was established in the 17th century, you can pretty much bet that it's a city steeped in history, with tales of ghosts and troubled spirits. Annapolis Tours and Crawls has been leading travelers through the city's back alleys...
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234 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Brown Eyed Girl is a one-stop-shop for all things flirty and funky. When I visited the cozy store, I was surprised to find the boutique packed with women ages 16-60. Sure enough, I was drawn in too, purchasing an ombré tank and coral-inspired...
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186 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Explore gorgeous 18th-century multi-tier terraces that make up the two-acre William Paca Garden with vibrant seasonal flowers, heirloom roses, and topiary, all encased by a brick wall. There's also a fish-shaped pond and winding paths through the...
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77 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Tea lovers, rejoice! Fifth-generation family-owned Capital Teas has a dizzying amount of teas to choose from. Really. Over 200 varieties of loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions from Sri Lanka, India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya broken down...
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1 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
You can get a quick taste of nautical life around Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay with a 40-minute Watermark riverboat cruise. Once aboard the iconic red and white "Harbor Queen" riverboat, you get a narrated guided tour that includes...
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1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
When Philadelphia's battered asphalt and noise begin to tire, head for an afternoon at Longwood Gardens, a verdant hamlet 35 miles West of the city in the Brandywine Valley. 1,077 acres of horticultural magnificence occupy one of Pierre S. du...
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865 Lenape Rd, West Chester, PA 19382, USA
Although the skies were a bit dreary after overnight rains, the colors of fall beckoned. We drove out through Chester County (west of Philadelphia) discovering "new" old byways and highways in the Brandywine Valley. As we headed out of West...
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3335, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA
While there's no shortage of food and culture within the boundaries of Philadelphia, a complete trip really must continue 45 minutes outside the city to Glen Mills in the Brandywine Valley. Terrain at Styer's, a beautiful gardening and homewares...
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54 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711, USA
Rainbow's a mainstay to downtown Newark. Over the years, the location has moved multiple times and much to locals' dismay, its existence was even threatened last year when the previous owner up and moved to the West Coast, but the small-town book...
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National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD 20745, USA
The National Harbor Marina is a great place to stroll and enjoy views of the Potomac River. The piers are lined with benches and Adirondack chairs that are perfect for relaxing. At the very end of the East Pier is a viewer that overlooks the...
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137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
I love merry-go-rounds. In this day and age, when everything is fast, faster and fastest, this slow ride is a throwback to a simpler time in family entertainment. Reminds me of my happy childhood. Located on the edge of the Potomac River, the...
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145 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
When you enter Capital Teas, the first thing that hits you is a sweet scent. It’s not the scent of perfume, but rather the bouquet from teas. Soon enough your eyes will wander over to the wall, lined with glass jars filled with tea. You would...
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150 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
Mayorga is a local coffee chain that roasts its coffee in nearby Rockville, Maryland. The company's founder, Martin Mayorga, was born in Nicaragua and developed his business with a focus on sustainable practices and personal collaboration between...
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140 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
ArtCraft is a local store that sells unique treasures handmade by American artisans. The colorful space is full of whimsical vignettes composed of furniture, accessories, jewelry and arts. It's a great place to buy gifts for friends or grab a...
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American Way, Fort Washington, MD 20745, USA
If you’re in National Harbor from May to October, you’re in for a treat that you would only ordinarily find in a city or town—an open air market. On Saturdays, from 10am-4pm, American Way is transformed into a pedestrian only thoroughfare that’s...
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Fort Washington, MD 20745, USA
Undoubtedly, the heart of National Harbor is its marina and waterfront. You’ll likely spend time here so check out the options. Here is where you can board a water taxi to go over to Alexandria, VA or further afar to Mount Vernon and even...
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8626 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744, USA
For a solitary walk through history overlooking the Potomac River, stroll the two-mile trail around Fort Foote Park. Originally fortified to defend D.C. during the Civil War, it is now a National Park site, with woodlands to explore and ruins to...
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1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the most attractive and interesting art museums in the country—inside and out. Best of all, admission is free every day. Located inside beautiful Forest Park (which offers a host of its own free activities...
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3206 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA
We all know about recycling, but this craft store takes sustainability to a higher level. Instead of recycling, they up-cycle, hence the name Upcycle Exchange. Need ideas or supplies for a project? Go to this store and let your imagination loose....
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4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Opened in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is tops. The incredible horticultural displays include an English Woodland Garden, a 14-acre Japanese garden, a fantastic home gardening demonstration garden, and specific gardens dedicated to roses,...