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Amsterdam, Holland: Marry A Local For A Day PDF Print E-mail


Realistic, but totally fake wedding ceremonies are offered to make tourists feel more in touch with the city’s people, charms and history. The program includes being escorted around town with new faux mates, to explore local waterways, food, art, entertainment, night life and interesting sites.

Costs for the mock weddings and several hours of city touring are from about $100 a person. For more detailed info, go to untouristguide.com

 
Los Angeles CA: The Autry Museum Of The American West PDF Print E-mail


While your travel4seniors.com was visiting, he shot this overhead lecture scene from the floor above. Named for Gene Autry, famous Western singer and movie star, the museum features classes, art, history and cultures.

In the city’s Griffith Park, the Autry displays many examples of cowboy and Native American art and traditions. Also movie memorabilia, historic firearms and paintings. There are regularly scheduled demonstrations, lectures for adults and children, including interactive workshops. For more info, go to theautry.org

 
Long Beach CA: Enjoy Imagine Cruise On Historic Queen Mary PDF Print E-mail


Kings, queens and statesmen were guests aboard in the 1930s. GIs on the way to war and home again in the 1940s sailed on the mighty ship. Although she’s now permanently moored in the harbor, you can get the feel of cruising the ocean waves by enlisting to be aboard for a night or more.

Today the Queen Mary is an Art Deco Hotel on the waterfront, with more than 300 cabins and suites. She offers on-board programs, special events, educational tours, colorful shops, upscale restaurants and banquet facilities. Overnight room rates start at $100. For booking, prices and other info, go to www.queenmary.com

 
Hollywood CA: Sentimental To Visit Movie Star Graves? PDF Print E-mail

It’s not too creepy if you’re nostalgically interested in entertainment history. On your next visit to the Los Angeles area, spend an hour or two visiting the last resting places of some of the famed people from your earlier years. Among several celebrity cemeteries in the Los Angeles area is the branch of Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills above the city.

It’s near Disney, Universal and Warner Brothers Studios. Among graves in the Memorial Park, seek out those where you can pause and remember. They include Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Telly Savalas, Buster Keaton, Dorothy Lamour, Liberace, Freddie Prinze, Jack Webb, Stan Laurel, Ricky Nelson, Gene Autry and Sandra Dee. One of several tour companies that offer daily visits to the cemetery is hollywoodcitytours.com.

 
Sofitel, NYC: Spend The Night With Cher Memories PDF Print E-mail


She just turned 74, and in every loyal senior fan's aging eyesight, Cher looks as glamorous as ever. The popular Manhattan hotel at 45 West 44th Street is honoring the singer with the luxurious Cher-themed suite. Prices are from $499 per night. Also, while you’re in the neighborhood, consider attending the Cher Show. It recently opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater.

 
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