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FlightNetwork.com understands that, which is why we wanted to find a way to provide our readers with a list of destinations guaranteed to result in a fantastic trip. Choosing the best destinations for Canadians is a subjective decision that depends heavily on personal choice.
We wanted to be absolutely positive that the destinations on this list would provide most Canadians with great experiences. To ensure the quality of the destinations, we took a vote using the best possible voting method; our voters were thousands of Canadian winter vacationers, and they voted with their vacations.
We compiled the flight statistics for the top 14 destinations where Canadians traveled in winters past, and used them to create this list of the Top 14 Winter Destinations for Canadians in 2014.
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14. Puerto Vallarta &
Puerto Vallarta and the neighbouring Riviera Nayarit offer tourists a combination of traditional Mexican flavour with an edgier side for those who want an authentic Mexican experience, which brought just under one percent of international Canadian air travelers there last winter.
One of the most popular activities in the city is promenading on the Malecón, a 6,000 ft. pedestrian sea walk that is a cultural hub with artwork by local artisans, street performers, and award winning restaurants and bars.Puerto Vallarta is family friendly during the day and comes alive at night. Many choose to simply stroll along the cobbled streets of the city for the old world romantic feel and soak up the warmth of the people, the surroundings, and the culture of this wonderful Mexican city.
Just north of the city is the Riviera Nayarit, an idyllic strip of coastline lined small tourist towns with facilities ranging from ritzy, to authentic, to bohemian. The area is known for it’s authentic Mexican flavour, top-notch surfing, and amazing outdoors activities that include boat cruises, whale watching, snorkeling, fishing, ziplining, hiking, and enjoying fresh seafood and drinks at tables on the sand. The area is a favourite of budget-conscious Canadian snowbirds because of its exotic offerings and low prices.
There are also many day trips in the area surrounding Puerto Vallarta. Eco-friendly, historic, and cultural experiences are all available. The remote village of Coamihata located in the nearby mountains offers visitors the opportunity to experience the way the local Huichol Indians lived in ancient times.
The small colonial town of San Sebastian was settled in 1605 because of the silver and gold deposits in the area. An 18th century church and the cobbled square are the main attractions. The town of Yelapa doesn’t have cars, electricity, or telephones creating an atmosphere of old world charm and a laid back, simple lifestyle.
For more information on visiting Puerto Vallarta check out the Visit Puerto Vallarta website.
What Bloggers Are Saying About Puerto Vallarta
The Jalisco-style food in Puerto Vallarta kept us eating every chance we got.
You come here to be. If you’re looking for entertainment, this isn’t the place – Bucerias is about the slow life and relaxing.
The 10,000 square-foot spa features all the elements one requires for ultimate indulgence, all surrounded by striking views of Punta Mita.
In Puerto Vallarta FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Café des Artists
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort
Vallarta Food Tours
Puerto Vallarta Day Tours
The winter season is a magical time to visit New York City. Just under one percent of Canadian air travelers seem to have felt that it was a good time to visit last year.
Whether during the weeks leading up to the holiday season or in the New Year, there’s plenty to see and do in New York City’s famous five boroughs. From visiting some of Manhattan’s (and the world’s) most recognizable landmarks and attractions — such as Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art — to exploring the city’s lesser-known, must-see hot spots in the other four boroughs – The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island – where one will find Yankee Stadium and Heritage Field, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the Museum of the Moving Image, there’s no place like New York City.
The winter months in New York City also bring many annual favourites for both locals and visitors, including the winter installations of the semi-annual Restaurant Week, Broadway Week, and Off-Broadway Week, plus fantastic hotel savings with the Sunday Night Stays campaign.
Of course, there’s nowhere better for a shopping trip than New York City, especially along Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue, in trendy SoHo, or the boutiques in other neighbourhoods like Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens or Jackson Heights and Forest Hills in Queens.
For more information on visiting New York visit the NYC & Company website.
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The High Line Park is built on an old, raised train track. It’s the perfect place to get unique views of the city just below.
Imagine soaring above the New York City skyline in an aerial cable car every day to get to school.
NYC is the unequivocal champ of United States tourism…
…we have been 5 times with our boys and I have been asked many times “what do you do there with kids?”
New Yorkers are actually a lot friendlier the they’re given credit for, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
In New York City FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Paris, the capital of France, is also the world’s leading tourist destination, and the destination of nearly one percent of Canadian air travelers last winter. Famous for its architecture, monuments, charms, and joie de vivre, Paris is the perfect destination for epicurean visitors. Every restaurant, café, and wine bar is a true temptation, as are the fashion boutiques, since Paris is also the capital of Haute Couture.
From the beautiful shores of the Seine River to the top of Montmartre, Paris is full of irresistible sites to discover with your loved one, friends, or family: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Basilica, the Champs-Élysées, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pont-des-Arts, and the Moulin Rouge are just a few of the places travelers from around the world dream of visiting at least once in their lifetime.
Paris is a city filled with hidden gems and it is best seen by foot. Meander through cobbled alleys and streets and you might happen upon a Sunday afternoon street market selling antiques, vintage and curio. Once you’ve seen the major attractions seek out the lesser known ones, such as the stunning small church with spectacular stained glass, Sainte-Chapelle and museums such as the Musée du quai Branly.
On the outskirts of Paris, don’t miss Disneyland Paris, the National Museum of Archaeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the Château de Versailles, the fabulous castle of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
For more information on visiting Paris visit the Rendez-vous en France website.
|Paris photo credits: Title photo-Landmarks at Sunset: Atout France/Franck Charel |Quote photo-Bug and Eiffel Tower Atout France/CØdric Helsly | End photos from left to right: Atout France/Michel Angot, Atout France/Franck Charel, Atout France/Jean François Tripelon-Jarry|
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Food, glorious food…Paris definitely does not disappoint the tastebuds!
The Rodin Museum…His work is so sensual, you almost need a cold shower after you leave the museum!
But over the past few years Parisians have started to embrace beer culture and its becoming easier to find great beer.
But, by design or by good fortune, it’s not too difficult for a short-stay tourist to find the highlights of Paris.
In Paris FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Au Clocher de Montmartre
Un Dimanche à Paris
Best Western La Villa des Artistes
4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie
The Centre Pompidou
Located along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya stretches across 81 miles of coastline, and was visited by more than one percent of Canadian air travelers last winter. The region starts 35 km south of Cancun, and extends from the southern jungle section of Puerto Morelos through Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and Tulum into the Sian Ka’an Biosphere ending with the town of Punta Allen.
In 1997 the Riviera Maya was recreated as a destination unto itself and is now considered to be one of the oldest and newest resort destinations in Mexico. The Riviera Maya is home to more than 10 major Mayan archaeological sites. Three of the region’s most popular archaeological sites include Muyil, Coba, and Tulum.
For the ancient Mayas, the Riviera Maya was an important religious and commercial center in the Postclassical period (1000 – 1550 BC). The city of Xaman Ha (today Playa del Carmen) was one of the major commercial centers thanks to its strategic location between Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula.
During the Maya reign, the ideal geographic location of the Riviera Maya was responsible for the growth and development of commercial ports such as those found in the cities of Muyil, Xel-Ha, and Pole (today Xcaret) that flourished significantly.
Now, the names of the destination cities along the Riviera Maya — Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, and Cozumel — are synonymous with international travel, luxury, exoticism, and culture.
For more information on visiting Riviera Maya check out the Riviera Maya website.
What Bloggers Are Saying About Riviera Maya
Stay away from posh places frequented by lots of foreigners touting 2-for-1 margaritas.
Tequila is to Mexico vacations as deep-dish pizza is to Chicago — it’s just one of those things you have to experience on its native soil.
This was a fresh water sinkhole, and the water level was about 150 feet deep.
…so close I could touch it. But even from this distance of six meters, the shark appears gigantic.
In Riviera Maya FlightNetwork.com Recommends
La Casa del Agua
La Cueva del Chango
Mayan Ruins Tours
Brimming with over 2000 years of heritage, historical — yet always cutting edge — London is the cultural capital of the world and one of Canadians’ favorite winter destinations, having received nearly one-and-a-half percent of our international air travelers last winter.
From historical sites and areas of natural beauty, to famous shopping areas, restaurants, entertainment and museums, London can provide something for everyone and for every budget. As the great Dr. Samuel Johnson once wrote, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”.
He had a point. The question is not, “What does London offer?” The question is more, “What doesn’t London have?” The city is brimming with world-class attractions, shops, restaurants, special events, theatres, concerts, and art exhibitions.
There really is something for everyone.
In addition to the major visitor hotspots, London also boasts a fantastic range of hidden gems for those looking for something offbeat. You’ve probably seen Trafalgar Square, but did you know that in nearby St. Martin’s Church you can enjoy a charming afternoon tea beneath the street in the in the atmospheric and aptly-named Café in the Crypt?
London has much more to offer than just the city center. No two streets in East London are the same. As famous for Jack the Ripper as it is for Brick Lane, the area is a cultural melting pot that continuously blends the innovative with the traditional. There London’s hottest galleries and nightclubs are nestled among mosques and cockney markets.
Shoreditch might be best known for its hipster scene, but tucked away near Hoxton Tube you’ll find the Geffrye Museum, a fascinating study of how English domestic interiors have changed over the last 500 years with a series of magnificently appointed period rooms. The Victoria and Albert Museum may be one of London’s grandest cultural institutions, but its lesser-known sibling the V & A Museum of Childhood in the East End is a must for children and nostalgic grown-ups!
For more information on visiting London check out the Visit Britain website.
What Bloggers Are Saying About London
I couldn’t come to the UK and not have a Chicken Tikka Masala!
London is the top choice for city vacations in the United Kingdom.
Big Ben is probably one of the single most recognizable monuments in the world, and a visit to London would not be complete without going to see it…
For me Brixton Market is why London is interesting.
In London FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Dover Street Restaurants and Bar
The May Fair
Town Hall Hotel
Tower of London
|Visitors escape the more congested areas of the state for the feel of authentic old Florida. History abounds, as Fort Myers was the site of one of the southernmost battles of the Civil War and home. It was also home to inventor Thomas Edison who worked tirelessly in his laboratory on the grounds of his 14-acre riverfront estate for 46 winters. Together with his best friend and next door neighbor, automotive manufacturer Henry Ford, Edison hosted well-known house guests like President-elect Herbert Hoover, aviator Charles Lindbergh, best-selling author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone, naturalist John Burroughs, and cereal king John Harvey Kellogg. Today, visitors tour both Estates, as well as Edison’s botanical gardens, laboratory, and museum, which features Edison’s more than 1,000 patents and numerous antique Ford cars.Fort Myers is the gateway to the Florida of days past, with 50 miles of unspoiled white sand beaches, exotic wildlife and lush foliage. Fort Myers, along with Sanibel and Captiva islands, offers a welcome change-of-pace from the been-there-and-done-that in Florida. This subtropical paradise is a favorite vacation spot for visitors from around the world. The area is the perfect sanctuary for families and couples to reconnect with loved ones in a quiet setting.|
Visitors find a sense of inner peace in the alluring natural wilderness. There are a variety of accommodations to fit any budget and an abundance of recreational activities and adventures, including unique nature- and history-based tours and activities. Visitors enjoy highly rated wildlife viewing, renowned shell collecting, kayaking, outstanding fishing, golfing, biking, shopping, unusual spa treatments, out of the ordinary culinary experiences, and much more.
For more information on visiting Fort Myers visit the The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel website.
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Shelling is apparently best during the hour before and the hour after low tide…
The Edison and Ford Winter Estate is an interesting place to learn about two famous men who contributed to the country we know today.
…sand sculptors and beach lovers from all of the globe congregate on Fort Myers beach to compete in, and bear witness to, the first ever all women’s sand sculpting event.
The white sand beach seems to be never-ending, the ambiance of Fort Myers Beach as a destination or community is unpretentious…
In Fort Myers FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort
Casa Ybel Resort
South Seas Island Resort
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
The tropical beauty of Miami and the beaches offers a fascinating blend of cutting edge urban chic and old-world charm that attracted nearly two percent of Canadian international air travelers last winter. The weather is brilliant and the top ranked beaches bring tourists and travelers to the Miami area year-round. The sparkling Biscayne Bay is the perfect backdrop for the big city metropolis that is Miami.
The city boasts arts and culture, world-class dining, shopping, and nightlife like nowhere else; Miami is a playground for grown-ups. Families, couples, and singles are all drawn to Miami for the eclectic mix of attractions and fun in the sun. It’s sits at the cultural crossroads of Latin and North America, which appeals to South Americans, Canadians, and Europeans alike.
Miles of white sand beaches with turquoise-tinted sparkling water lures people to this tropical paradise where they are able to explore a network of barrier islands, coral rock, and mangrove swamps. The city is home to 2 million people, many of whom arrived as tourists and liked it so much they decided to stay.
With 35 distinct municipalities spread out over 2,000 square miles there are many diverse neighborhoods such as Little Havana, South Beach (with it’s signature Art Deco architecture), Little Haiti, and Coconut Grove to name just a few.
For more information on visiting Miami visit the Greater Miami and the Beaches website.
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Located on Belle Island of the Venetian Islands right off of Miami Beach, The Standard hotel is an hidden gem in South Beach. (sic)
So whether you want to see snowbirds or eat stone crabs, Miami might be a place you should check out. ~Chris Christensen from Amateur Traveler
…South Beach in Miami Beach. Before I went, it was South Beach. After. It was SoBe. Because now I’m in the know.
The self-guided walk winds through sawgrass marshes which provide habitat for alligators, turtles, and numerous bird species including … the bird for which the trail was named: the anhinga.
In Miami FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Joe’s Stone Crab
Jaguar Cevice Spoon
City Hall, The Restaurant
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
Everglades National Park
For 16 consecutive years the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have voted San Francisco the “Best U.S. City”, a title it has earned by having some of the most incredible international cuisine, gorgeous natural scenery, and interesting cultural activities in the country. Those are also most likely the reasons that just under 2 percent of Canadian international air travelers visited the city last winter.
San Francisco is a city that begs to be explored. Measuring 49 square miles you can visit the most famous landmarks such as Alcatraz, The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and America’s largest Chinatown by foot or cable car. A stroll in the city can lead from Union Square to North Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf, Japantown and the Mission District.
With many diverse neighbourhoods there are numerous options for shopping and exploration.
The fog is very much a part of the San Francisco experience and adds to the romance of this most European of American cities. Ocean and bay views are often laced with fog, creating a mystic mood.
San Francisco has a rich heritage, having grown from a small village to a major city nearly overnight as a result of the 1849 Gold Rush. The writers of the “beat” generation, the hippies of the late 1960’s, and the large gay/lesbian population all played roles in San Francisco’s evolution.
Today, it is a focal point in the worlds of science and technology. Home to world-class performing arts companies, museums and galleries, San Francisco is often the backdrop of culture-changing events. The diverse cultural influences, proximity of the fresh ingredients, and competitive creativity of the chefs make it one of America’s greatest cities for dining.
For more information about San Francisco visit the San Francisco Travel website.
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From the Mission to Pacific Heights, Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco really does have a neighborhood to suit all tastes.
Pier 39 is definitely a highlight with its festive atmosphere, street performers, a carousel, a marina, an aquarium, touristy shops…
In San Francisco FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Burritt Room + Tavern
Fairmont San Francisco
Four Seasons San Francisco
With first-class hotels, distinct heritage, authentic culture, thrilling attractions, delicious cuisine and premier shopping, there is no better place to discover Florida’s riches than Tampa Bay. Last winter over 2 percent of Canadian international air travelers landed in the award-winning Tampa International Airport, which is just seven miles from downtown. That, along with the first-rate cruise port, make it easy to conquer Tampa.
The city is home to a vibrant waterfront district, culturally engaging venues and museums, and countless activities.
Authentic people and places make Tampa Bay a treasure to discover. Of course, there the climate isn’t too shoddy either, with a yearly average of 361 days of sunshine.
Pirates invade Tampa every January as part of the annual Gasparilla celebration. Also known as as the “Winter Strawberry Capital of the World,” locals and visitors enjoy Tampa’s annual Strawberry Festival. With thriving nightlife, world-class shopping, unique boutiques, delicious restaurants, and waterfront experiences, there is no wonder Tampa is a popular vacation destination.
For more information on visiting Tampa check out the Visit Tampa Bay website.
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In addition to beaches you can find museums dedicated to Dali and Chihuly…
Touring the Big Cat Rescue brings a visitor face to face with nearly 100 big cats of all different species and backgrounds.
The hostel is called ‘Gram’s Place’, named after influential musician Gram Parsons who was known in the 1960s for his solo work and his time with The Byrds…
Having opened it’s doors in 2011, The Dali Museum houses the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s work outside of Europe.
In Tampa FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Bern’s Steak House
Boca Kitchen & Market
Mise en Place
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Renaissance Tampa Hotel Intl. Plaza
Historic Latin Quarter of Ybor City
Tampa Brewery Tours
Things are just different in the desert. Different in a good way, and that attracted about two-and-a-half percent of Canadian international air travelers to Phoenix last winter.
Bask in the sunshine and natural beauty of the Sonoran desert and have experiences unlike any other. Some of the greatest adventures known to recreation enthusiasts are located nearby.
Boasting over 300 days of sunshine annually with average temperatures in the 70’s, greater Phoenix has one of the most comfortable climates in North America. The valley may be reminiscent of bustling saloons or gun-slinging cowboys as portrayed in old westerns, but most visitors’ fondest memories are of the charm of the Southwest.
Beautiful desert flora, soul-stirring sunsets, and real-life 21st century cowboys all attract visitors to the city. As America’s sixth largest city, Greater Phoenix is also the gateway to the world’s seventh natural wonder, the Grand Canyon, and the city’s history is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners, and visionaries that settled The Old West.
Projected against this rich desert backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: resorts and spas that soothe the soul with treatments infused with Native American tradition; stadiums and arenas worthy of the biggest sports spectacles; and restaurants serving inspired cuisine to tables on patios with phenomenal views.
Over 200 Golf courses stay emerald green all year round. The shopping centers are as stylish and eclectic as the fashions they house. Of course, one mustn’t forget the outdoor desert playground inviting visitors to explore it by foot, jeep tour, river boat (or tube), or in a hot-air balloon.
For more information on visiting Phoenix check out the Visit Phoenix website.
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Not only is there history at the Heard Museum but there are also fine examples of art and sculpture on display by American Indian Artists.
This November (2013) they are bringing back the the popular “Chihuly in the Garden” exhibit.
Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s style of desert architecture on the beautiful site of Taliesin West.
In Phoenix FlightNetwork.com Recommends
El Chorro Lodge
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden
With its fascinating history and rich cultural heritage, Los Angeles is a trend-setting force to be reckoned with, and the destination of nearly three percent of Canadian international air travelers last winter. There are cultural activities galore with some of the best fine art museums in the country.
LA has a thriving restaurant and nightclub scene. There are also many options for live music and theatre such as The Getty Center or the Walt Disney Concert Hall. As the entertainment capital of the world, there is never a boring night this vibrant city.
There are hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking for active folks, and Michelin–starred restaurants for those who like the finer things in life. Whether you prefer to relax in a spa or indulge in some retail therapy, LA has a little something for everybody.
LA is, however, more than just a city. From the desert to the sea, and the mountains to the valleys, the diversity of the Greater LA area is astonishing. High-mountain adventure is available at Bear Mountain and its sister resort, Snow Summit, located in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains.
Disneyland is located in Anaheim just 45 minutes south of Downtown LA. Continue further south for a day of splashy fun at SeaWorld San Diego. For bargain hunters and shopping fanatics, several top-notch outlet mall centers are located just outside the city, including Camarillo Premium Outlets and Desert Hills Premium Outlets.
For more information on visiting Los Angeles visit the Discover Los Angeles website.
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In fact, if you move away from the busy promenade, you will discover a different Venice… colorful modern delis and small gourmet food restaurants.
In the Bunker Hill district of downtown, you can ride “The Shortest Railway in the World” for the 298-foot incline to the top.
Los Angeles is definitely a unique place where life revolves around ‘the biz.’
In Los Angeles FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Four Seasons Beverly Hill
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
Universal Studios Hollywood
Petersen Automotive Museum
California Science Center
Orlando was the most visited tourist destination in the United States in 2011 with more than 55 million visitors. Many of those were Canadians, with just under four percent of our international winter air travelers landing in the city.
Orlando is a popular family destination for a reason. Between the world-class theme parks and luxury spas Orlando is the place where everyone can do it all and enjoy it all together. There are amazing attractions, name brand designer shopping, and fabulous cuisine.
Orlando is also a mecca for golfers. There are more professional golf tournaments held here than any other city. There’s a reason that Arnold Palmer lives there.
While most visitors are familiar with Orlando’s theme park locations, many are unaware of the personality and charm of the surrounding neighborhoods. To see the more local side of Orlando, visitors should explore Church Street of Winter Park. Church Street is the heart of the city’s commercial and cultural core, and home of Orlando’s “Cultural Corridor,” a 10-mile stretch of theaters, galleries and performing arts venues.
Winter Park is a charming, historic community with tree-shaded avenues. Once a major citrus-growing region, Winter Park was a popular retreat for well-to-do Northerners who traveled south by train in the late 1800s.
For more information on visiting Orlando check out the Visit Orlando website.
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One thing not to miss is the Shark Reef attraction. The 10-foot-deep salt water pool is home to a number of small sharks, rays and tropical fish…
Billing itself as “The Alligator Capital of the World” Gatorland certainly lives up to its name.
In Orlando FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Pirates Dinner Adventure
The Alfond Inn
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando
Orlando Balloon Rides
Las Vegas is recognized around the world as being one of North Americans’ favourite destinations. It’s certainly a favorite of Canadian international air travelers during the winter; four percent of them visited the city last winter. Perhaps that’s because it captures people’s imaginations as a place where anything is possible. It’s a destination for those who want to recapture the child-like wonder of magic, excitement, and a world where anything can happen (and often does).
Las Vegas has evolved over the years from a gambling-focussed city into a destination that offers fun for the entire family. However, with 24-hour casino’s, some of the worlds best restaurants, high-end shopping, golf, and world class entertainment, Vegas is still an excellent haven for adults. They don’t say that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” for nothing.
The Las Vegas Strip offers unmatched entertainment. Home to celebrity headliners Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart, and Broadway favorite “Jersey Boys,” or “Million Dollar Quartet,” the entertainment scene continues to evolve and offer something for every taste. Cirque du Soleil also offers eight resident productions at Mandalay Bay.
No visit to Las Vegas would be complete without taking in a showgirl classic such as “Jubilee!” or laughing along to a performance of “Blue Man Group.” From thrilling roller coasters to exotic animal exhibits and erupting volcanoes to wax museums, Las Vegas’ attractions appeal to people of all ages, interests, and budgets.
For more information on visiting Las Vegas visit the the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority website.
What Bloggers Are Saying About Las Vegas
There is something so old-school about heading to Fremont Street and seeing the glittering lights beckoning people into the casino.
We had a great time and I took a ton of photos… I wanted to capture something a little different than the typical photos of Las Vegas.
So if you’re not into partying or gambling, are under 21, or just want a cheap Vegas getaway, here are some “other” things you can consider doing in Sin City that aren’t quite so sinful.
Also, if you stay on like Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, you can get a spectacular rate. (sic)
In Las Vegas FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Gordon Ramsay Steak
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Grand Canyon All American Heli Tour
Looking for a “beach chic” vibe? You’re not the only one. Nearly five percent of all Canadian international air travelers visited Fort Lauderdale for (most likely) exactly that reason last winter. Fort Lauderdale might be known as a hot spot for Spring Break college kids but don’t be deceived into thinking that’s what this city is all about; there is so much more to it than just partying.
Sometimes referred to as the “Venice of America” because of its intricate system of canals and waterways, Fort Lauderdale was actually named after Major William Lauderdale who was the commander of the troop of soldiers who built the first fort in the area during The Second Seminole War.
With over 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches and 300 miles of inland waterways — from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades — there is something to discover for the whole family. Fort Lauderdale also has a thriving art scene with museums and galleries to quench your creative thirst. The best place to get your culture fix is the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District on Las Olas Boulevard.
Shopping is another favourite pastime, and there are thousands of restaurants and café’s to choose from when you need to refuel.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale area as more than 34,000 choices of accommodation at a variety of hotels, luxury spa’s, and small boutique-style resorts. You can even camp at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and truly get back to nature .
For more information on visiting Fort Lauderdale visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale website.
What Bloggers Are Saying About Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale of today is a sophisticated beach town with upscale restaurants, fabulous resorts and luxurious shopping.
As a city surrounded by canals and rivers, it’s reminiscent of a more exotic Venice, complete with palm trees and bikinis.
In Fort Lauderdale FlightNetwork.com Recommends
Blue Moon Fish Co.
Sugar Reef Grill
Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
The Pillars Hotel
Billie Swamp Safari