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Las Vegas NV: See Sin City From High In The Sky PDF Print E-mail


Take a daytime, dusk or after-dark helicopter ride to experience the famed city, mighty Hoover Dam and surrounding desert sights below. Cost of one local chopper provider is $124 per person, and includes complimentary champagne. For more info, go to maverickhelicopter.com

 
New York NY: Spiffier Times Square Welcomes Visitors PDF Print E-mail


With more than 39 million people wandering annually through, the famed destination now sparkles after a major clean-up. Times Square is more like a realistic theme park version of how Disney would do New York.

So, if your travel plans include that popular spot on the Big Apple, you’ll enjoy the beautiful sky-high sights, neon lights, theaters, restaurants, street musicians and much more. Of course, the most popular and crowded time of year is during the late day and night before New Year’s Eve, with more than two million people jammed into the space. Chilly February is the least busy month at Times Square, with only about 250,000 visitors per day.

 
Hollywood Sign: Popular Senior Travel Destination PDF Print E-mail


If your wanderings take you to the Los Angeles area, you’ll probably want to find your way up the hills to snap a photo of the famed sign above the movie capital. Your trave4seniors.com editor shot this telephoto one recently from a rooftop.

There are ways to get close-up photos of the sign, including selfies, but also many restrictions. For suggestions, find online sites that give directions. For example, check with blog.jeffersongraham.com/photowalk-hollywood-sign/hollywood-sign-photowalk-how-to-get-the-elusive-shot

 
Hollywood CA: Visit The Spooky Museum Of Death PDF Print E-mail


If your travels take you to the Famed Hollywood Walk of Fame this month, be sure to spend some time in this frightful location. Inside is the world’s largest collection of serial killer artwork. Also antique funeral gear, mortician and coroner instruments, Manson Family memorabilia, pet death taxidermy, crime scene photos and more!

There’s also a branch of the Museum of Death in New Orleans LA. For locations, hours and ticket costs, go to www.museumofdeath.net

 
Sparkling Sundown Over Beautiful San Francisco PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor caught this fantastic scene shot from an upper floor balcony of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. It brought back long-ago memories of the Top Of The Mark. In war years of the 1940s and 1950s, Navy crews had a last visit and drink at the rooftop bar before shipping out to combat in the Pacific.

Then, after coming back to San Francisco from wartime sea duty, they’d gather again at The Top Of The Mark to celebrate their good fortune. Then with nostalgic toasts, remember those shipmates who would never return.

 
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