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WalletHub: Top U.S. Cities For Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day PDF Print E-mail


Named the best: #5. Tampa FL, #4. Pittsburgh PA, #3. Philadelphia PA, #2, Boston MA, #1.  Chicago IL. History: All of these cities experienced large arrivals of Irish immigrants during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Their traditions are still practiced throughout the U.S.A.

WalletHub compared 200 of the largest cities across the nation, and found many traditional Irish pubs and restaurants, especially in the top five. If your travels take you to any of those destinations, you’ll find a variety of ways, including colorful parades and bright music, to celebrate in true Irish traditions. www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/airline-news/2020/03/04/best-cities-st-patricks-day-per-wallethub

 
Utah: Visit Bryce Canyon, Mother Nature’s Colorful Sculpture PDF Print E-mail


It took millions of years of wind and weather to evolve the soaring limestone and sandstone columns. When you visit, your eyes and camera will be amazed as you stand and look up to huge orange, pink, red and white layers of rock.

The thousands of odd-shaped spires, reaching to the skies just eight miles from Salt Lake City, are a eons-old geologic formation called a hoodoo. So, who do you believe should visit Bryce Canyon’s hoodoo? You do!

 
New Orleans LA: Mardi Gras Finale Is Tuesday, February 25 PDF Print E-mail


Following a month-long series of parades and other preliminary celebrations, the major carnival event before Lent completes its schedule this year on that final day. The famed celebration had its first introduction in 1781 at the then-Spanish colony by the Perseverance Benevolent & Mutual Aid Association.

Be there to enjoy Mardi Gras music, parades, dining, drinking, contests, costumes and exciting festivities. Join in dressed in purple, green, and gold, and don’t forget to wear colorful bands of beads you can toss and exchange with other revelers. For detailed schedules, costs, hotels and other info, go to www.mardigrasneworleans.com

 
Tokyo, Japan: Make Plans Now For 2020 Summer Olympics PDF Print E-mail


The busy city is already one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. And now that one of the major sports events of the decade is scheduled to happen there, hotels and other facilities are already jammed with reservations. If you’ll be there for the popular event, start making your bookings and other plans now!

If you’ll be in Japan during the Olympics schedule from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, August 9, it’s not too early to start your reservations now. Already high hotel rates will only go higher, and as the Olympics approach, everything in Tokyo will get much less available and more expensive. Make your plans with a trusted travel agent or online service that will assure you the best and most economical in everything in the Japanese capital, including travel schedules, hotel, dining and other needs for an Olympian-sized journey.

 
Boston MA: Sentence Yourself To The Historic Liberty Hotel PDF Print E-mail


Formerly the Charles Street Jail, book some days and nights at the Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel. Built in 1851, the former imposing prison is now a first-class hotel and a national historic landmark. Instead of guys in striped uniforms, those confined inside these days are welcomed guests in regal surroundings, accommodations and dining.

The nearly 300 rooms and suites display the city skyline and Charles River through vintage wrought-iron window bars. Exteriors, interiors and raised catwalks where guards once strolled still entice guests to wander and sight-see the former stone buttresses. thelibertyhotel.com

 
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