Girls Weekend Getaways: Across America

The United States offers a cornucopia of marvelous activities and adventures for those of you who are truly interested in getting the most out of your vacation time. Why not get together a group of your best girlfriends and explore some of the diverse opportunities our nation has to offer? Whether you are seeking time in the sun, a glimpse of one of the major wonders of the world, or even a winter wonderland experience, there is certainly something for everyone. This guide will give you a short rundown of something fantastic in each state. With a bit of planning and high aspirations to try something new, you will be sure to have the experience of a lifetime, no matter which adventure you decide to embark on.

Alabama
Montgomery: Montgomery, the beautiful capital city of Alabama, has a lot to offer any girl seeking wondrous girl getaways. While in Montgomery, you can go to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. This is a truly amazing experience, because you get a glimpse of history close up. The museum teaches you all about Rosa Parks and her reasons for beginning the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You will also learn more about the Civil Rights movement that came through much of Alabama, and it may surprise you just how much you find out. Admission is $5.50 for adults. This is an incredible experience that you do not want to pass up. It would surely make the list of top girl vacations.

Alaska
Juneau: For those of you who plan to travel to the incredible city of Juneau, Alaska, you will be amazed at the variety of activities available. If you enjoy shopping, then you and the gals will certainly enjoy Juneau. Stop by the Alaskan Fudge Company, where you can pick up some genuine Alaskan fudge. They have all sorts of different varieties of fudge to try, and each flavor is incredible. You and your friends can purchase a 1 pound box of chocolate for $18, a 1.5 pound box for $22.50, or a 3 pound box for $39.50. With so many flavors to sample, you may never want to return home.

Arizona
Phoenix: Phoenix is one of the most appealing places in the country. If you are a girl who loves the sun, then Phoenix is the place to be. The Desert Botanical garden is a wonderful place to tour that will appeal to the garden lovers in your bunch. There are only 44 botanical gardens with accreditation from the American Association of Museums, and this is one of them. Here, there are nearly 50 acres of outdoor exhibits that you can explore and appreciate the beauty of. Nearly 139 rare species of plants are housed in the middle of Phoenix, where they are safe at the Desert Botanical Garden. Be sure to wear shoes that you are comfortable walking in, and make sure to take plenty of pictures.

Arkansas
Little Rock: Little Rock is a very diverse city with a lot to offer outdoorsy people. If you like spending time getting away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, and you want to spend a little time alone in nature, then a hike up Pinnacle Mountain would be most appropriate for you. Hike up one of the two primary hiking trails, or take the smoother trail along the Little Maumelle River. If you prefer a paved route, you can take the “Kingfisher Trail.” Hiking along this mountain will give you the opportunity to view beautiful species of birds, wildlife, and more. he west trail has rocky places that may be difficult for novice climbers to navigate, while the east trail presents more immense of a challenge due to its vertical slant. Once you reach the summit of Pinnacle Mountain, breathtaking sights await you from the valley below to the river. This is truly every nature enthusiast’s dream.

California
Los Angeles: Perhaps one of the major things that California is notable for is its gorgeous beaches. Venice Beach, one of the best beaches in all of Los Angeles, is no exception. Numerous girl getaways can take place right here, especially for the sun-lover in the group. Whether you prefer to spend time sunbathing, surfing, skateboarding, or swimming in the Pacific Ocean, you will find that Venice Beach is a prime tourist attraction and has a little bit of everything to offer every member of your group. The beach also features a café and a bookstore for those of you who prefer to stay indoors where the temperatures are much cooler.

Colorado
Denver: For those of you who enjoy getting a little wet, you will find that Denver is one of the best cities to be. Here, you can experience WaterWorld, Denver’s most phenomenal water park. The park is open Monday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. WaterWorld features incredible water slides and more that everybody should find some fun in. There are also concession stands throughout the park so you can purchase food and beverages if you become hungry. The one aspect that makes this park stand out above the rest is its host of nearly 40 water attractions including a giant wave pool. Admission for adults is generally $34 for people who are over 48 inches tall, or $29 for people between the 40-48 inch height range.

Connecticut
Bridgeport: If you want something very entertaining to do while staying in Bridgeport, try going to the Wonderland of Ice. This is an indoor ice-skating rink, which gives you and your friends the opportunity to put your figure skating abilities to the test. You will also make memories to look back on and laugh about. Wonderland of Ice offers public skating, Micro hockey, group lessons, and many other services. Ice skating is a fun girls vacation opportunity sure to leave you with smiles for miles.

Delaware
Wilmington: Of course, every group of girlfriends has at least one animal lover. To cater to this special girl in your group, go to the Brandywine Zoo. While here, you will see nearly 150 species of wildlife from parts of North and South America, as well as Asia. Each day brings a different adventure, so fun is a guarantee no matter when you go. One thing you will appreciate is the free parking, as this makes your experience less hectic. There is also a snack bar and a gift shop on the Zoo’s grounds. Tickets for an adult are approximately $5, which is an incredible price to pay for hours of fun with animals.

Florida
Jacksonville: If you have ever wondered what life in the south was like in the early days of America’s history, then the Kingsley Plantation is the place to be. This was a former cotton plantation originally established in 1798, and is believed to be the oldest Florida plantation house still in existence. It may be a beautiful place to look at, but it is also a reminder of our history. Whether you come for the historical aspect, or just to appreciate the views, there is a reason to be in Jacksonville, and this plantation is very interesting. With free admission, why would you not view it?

Georgia
Atlanta: Baseball is a fantastic sport, and Atlanta is famous for it. Opened in 1997, Turner Field is home of the Braves, Atlanta’s home baseball team. Not only can you go to watch phenomenal baseball games throughout the year, but you can also create an unforgettable experience that you and your gal pals are sure to remember for a long while. The Fan Plaza offers many opportunities for you to purchase merchandise and still view the game. This is also aided by the fact that nearly 500 television monitors are posted all throughout much of Turner Field. Ticket prices may vary.

Hawaii
Honolulu: The Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island offers the opportunity to take picnics, go jogging, or even take a bike ride. There are many showers, restrooms, and concession stands. This is one of the best nature experiences ever, and the island of Hawaii truly lives up to the name “Magic Island.” Numerous beaches also exist so that you can experience the genuine beauty of Hawaii and everything that makes it so spectacular. If you come on weekend, you may have trouble finding a parking place because this is a major tourist attraction. Altogether, with free admission and daily access, this is one of the better locations in all of Hawaii.

Idaho
Boise: If you are a strong supporter of human rights, then you will love Boise, as it features the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. Here, you will find a plethora of outdoor exhibits displaying numerous photographs, audio bytes, and quotes about human rights. This is a free place to go to, and there are also some beautiful sights to see at the Memorial. If you want to remember a large part of our American history, Boise is the place to be.

Illinois
Chicago: Another popular United States attraction for animal lovers is in Chicago, Illinois. The John G. Shedd Aquarium is a wonderful place for people of all ages, and it may make your girlfriend trip all the more memorable. Not only will you see freshwater exhibits, but saltwater exhibits, which house seahorses and more, also exist. If you are lucky, you may even get a glimpse of the Caribbean Coral Reef. Even the oceanarium, which is part of the aquarium, shows marine life hailing from many shores of the Pacific Northwest. From sea otters to beluga whales, this is your opportunity to experience undersea mammals in ways you never have before. If you have never seen a penguin up close, now is your chance, because the aquarium also gives you the chance to see penguins. Head over to the aquarium today to experience diverse exhibits including animal life such as sloths, iguanas, piranhas, and many other types of creatures. Adult tickets typically range from $24.95 to $69, and parking costs anywhere between $16 and $19.

Indiana
Indianapolis: If you have ever wanted to go to a dinner theater, now is your chance. Indianapolis offers a Beef and Boards Dinner Theater. Basically, you and your friends get the ultimate girls night out while dining and enjoying fine entertainment at the same time. Several of the performances have been on Broadway, so you can be sure that the entertainment is top-quality. The box office is open on Mondays from 10am to 6pm, or Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am to 7pm. Likewise, you can access the buffet at various times depending on the day you decide to go. Performances and their times also vary by night. Admission prices generally range from $35 to $67. If you like food and entertainment, this is the place to be.

Iowa
Des Moines: There is much fun to be had throughout much of Des Moines, Iowa. One of the best parts is riding the wooden carousel located inside of Union Park. The Heritage Carousel of Des Moines has 30 different animals you can ride, and for those of you who may need a wheelchair accessible ride, there are a few chariots on the carousel that should be able to do the job just fine for you. A Stinson organ plays the background music as the carousel turns. Best of all, this is one of the cheapest attractions you may find in the entire United States. Carousel rides for adults cost only $1, and it is $0.50 for children. While a carousel may seem a bit childish at first glance, the kid inside of you is begging to be free, and this is when the carousel will give you and your friends the time to laugh and have a lot of fun.

Kansas
Wichita: The Museum of World Treasures is an unforgettable place for anybody who journeys there. Located deep within Wichita, Kansas, this museum holds memories from history as well as events and situations that changed the world forever. Not only will you see many different fossils and dinosaur skeletons, but there is also the opportunity to view the gallery of presidents, a royalty gallery, and so much more. Whether you are planning a week-long adventure, or even just a sightseeing tour, the Museum of World Treasures is one place that you must stop while traveling through the United States. You absolutely must experience this incredible place at least once in your lifetime.

Kentucky
Louisville: Kentucky is often referred to as the horse racing capital of the world, and with good reason. Churchill Downs, one of the most famous racetracks throughout America, is located directly within Louisville. If you plan on heading over to Louisville anytime soon, you need to stop by Churchill Downs for a day at the races. This is an event that you will need to plan into your schedule. However, you should not even think of passing up this worthwhile adventure. Two of the most prestigious events in all of horseracing are held right here at Churchill Downs. The first is the Kentucky Derby, and the other is the Breeder’s Cup World Championships. General admission prices may vary depending upon which race you want to see, so call ahead of time for more information. You can contact the racetrack by calling 502-636-4400. It’s off to the races for you and your friends!

Louisiana
New Orleans: If you would like to be pampered for at least one day of your incredible girls getaway, then you should head over to Spa Atlantis in New Orleans. It is a free spa, so you can get all the treatments you want all day because it doesn’t cost you a penny. Whether your prefer manicures and pedicures, a mud wrap, or some other form of treatment, the nice people working there will make you feel quite like royalty. Perhaps you may even be reminded of being under the sea. You do need to call ahead of time to make an appointment, but you will genuinely enjoy every minute of your time there.

Maine
Portland: Portland, Maine is an interesting place to be for many different reasons.  HYPERLINK “http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g40827-Activities-Portland_Maine.html” Trip Advisor says that there is a barrage of activities in Portland you are sure to enjoy. Most likely one of the better attractions is the Allagash Brewery. You are lucky if you come here, because this is another one of those free activities that you don’t stumble upon too often. Ideally, you and your friends will get an approximate 45 minute tour of the brewery, and you may even get the opportunity to sample some of Allagash’s best wines. Whether you are interested in finding out about the new types of wine available to you, or simply about learning the great history of the brewery, there is something beneficial for everybody in this trip, and you won’t be sorry you came.

Maryland
Baltimore: Some people genuinely appreciate science and everything it has brought to humanity. If you enjoy learning about scientific findings and technological advances, then the Maryland Science Center is absolutely one of the best places for you and your friends to experience. There is a gigantic T-Rex skeleton, fossils, an exhibit of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, gravity, electricity, outer space, the human body, and more. Best of all, you can experience an IMAX movie or hang out in the planetarium and have a lot of fun exploring the different planets, stars, and constellations. Hours and admission prices may vary. If you want to see an IMAX show, your ticket will cost anywhere from $22.95 to $32.95, however, if you do not want to see one of these films, admission costs are only $14.95 to $24.95. You will remember this extraordinary experience for a very long time.

Massachusetts
Boston: Of course, your group of friends is bound to have at least one history guru in the mix. If this sounds like any of you, then head over to Boston to experience the Paul Revere House. This is one of the most legendary places in all of United States history, and it is in Boston, which should be a lot of fun for you, no matter where you are coming from. Paul Revere actually lived here during 1770 to 1800, so it was about 30 years. What will you see upon your arrival? Colonial furniture graces many of the rooms. You will also find original silver that Revere made, and even some of the furniture inside the house came directly from his family. Adult tickets are only $3, so this is an easily affordable experience.

Michigan
Detroit: Detroit has so much to offer anybody who visits it. Of course, one of the best things to do while staying here is to go through Greektown. This is similar to many cities that have China towns in them, except this community is primarily Greek. Not only do you get to experience classic nightlife while perusing through Greektown, but you also can purchase amazing Greek cuisines, trinkets, souvenirs and more from one of the boutiques or specialty shops. You can even visit the Greektown Casino if that appeals to you. The sightseeing aspect of Greektown is free, but to purchase an item, you will obviously need cash.

Minnesota
Minneapolis: If you and your friends have never been on a cruise, but have always wanted to go on one, then now is your opportunity. Minneapolis offers the Queen & Paradise Charter Cruises, which would be a lot of fun for you and your group of friends. You get to take a tour of the Twin Cities from a cruise ship, and you can eat incredible food and partake of fun activities. Call 952-474-8058 for more information about these spectacular cruises.

Mississippi
Jackson: When you stay in Jackson, Mississippi, be sure to check out the Russell C. Davis Planetarium and Ronald E. McNair Space Theater. You can watch laser light rock and roll shows, watch movies on a hemispheric wrap-around screen, and even see a star show. If you are genuinely interested in learning more about astronomy, classes are also offered inside the planetarium. They are open daily, and an adult ticket costs between $5.50 to $6.50. This may be one of the coolest experiences of your lifetime, and you should definitely give it some consideration.

Missouri
Kansas City: Worlds of Fun is a very interesting theme park located within Kansas City Missouri. It simulates the adventure from “Around the World in 80 Days,” and essentially helps you experience parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas without ever having to live Missouri. How is this possible? It is done through a variety of thrill rides and family rides incorporated into the theme park. Basically, it is an average theme park representing many different countries. Whether you want to ride the Patriot roller coaster, or perhaps spend some time at Camp Snoopy, the possibilities for fun are endless. And if you seek a water adventure, the sister park is Oceans of Fun, which is reportedly a good time as well.

Montana
Billings: If you plan on visiting Billings in the summer time, you need some way to stay cool. One great way to do this is to visit Big Splash Waterpark. There are numerous waterslides and pools to revel in and have a lot of fun with. This is one attraction that will absolutely create many diverse memories for you and the gal pals to reflect on and laugh about at a later date. The park is open from memorial day through labor day, and an adult ticket is approximately $16. While the admission may be a bit spendy, you won’t regret having a blast at Big Splash Waterpark.

Nebraska
Omaha: Many art enthusiasts will travel to Omaha to experience the Joslyn Art Museum. If one of your friends is like this, then you know that this museum is the place to be. The exhibits depict Western American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, although the building’s décor is primarily Italian. Many famous European and American artists such as El Greco, Pollock, and even Monet are featured in the Joslyn Art Museum. You can look at the special exhibits, or walk through the sculpture garden. Make sure to take plenty of pictures if the museum curators will allow you to do so. Adult admission to the museum costs $7, but the sculpture garden is free.

Nevada
Las Vegas: If you like watching motor vehicle races, then the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is something you and the girls would enjoy very much. You can watch the drag races, participate in Midnight Mayhem, meet one of your favorite drivers, or even tour the many tracks on the speedway. If one of the tracks is available for use, you and your friends may even have the opportunity to take a few laps around the track. This is a fun and thrilling time for people who maybe want to experience a little bit of life in the fast lane, so to speak, and enjoy a fun day of racing.

New Hampshire
Manchester: A tour of the Merci box car may be something that you need to remind you of the history of our country during both World Wars. This box car is erected as a memorial to all of the American soldiers who died in France in both World War I and World War II. It is filled with gifts sent to the United States from France as a way of showing appreciation to our country for all of the help we gave to the people of France. While you tour the box car, be sure to take a lot of pictures if you are allowed to, because this is a memorable moment you do not want to forget.

New Jersey
Newark: The Cape May Zoo in Newark, NJ offers a diversity of benefits to anyone who travels there. If you have never seen particular species of wildlife up close before, now is your chance with the amazing Cape May Zoo. Whether you want to glimpse lions and tigers, or perhaps spend some time hanging out with the elephants, giraffes, and bears, there is a little bit of everything for everyone in your group at the Cape May Zoo.

New Mexico
Albuquerque: Perhaps one of the best experiences of all time is riding a tram. If you have never had the opportunity to do this, then you belong in Albuquerque, where there is a magnificent tramway you can have fun riding whenever you want to. The tram ride itself takes approximately 20 minutes, and you will see breathtaking sights of the city of Albuquerque, plus there are a range of opportunities once you get off the tram. You can ski, mountain bike, or just stand at the top and enjoy the view, maybe even get in a couple pictures, too. Restaurants are located at the top and bottom of the tramway, just in case you get hungry on the way up or coming back down. Call 505-856-7325 for more information. One adult ticket to ride the tram is $17.50, so you and your friends may need to start saving now, depending on how many of you are in the group. However, this is sure to be a fun and memorable ride for everybody on your trip.

New York
New York City: Times Square is the hub of entertainment for much of New York City. That is why your trip to New York must include a visit to Times Square, no questions asked. There are nearly 40 theaters, 22 landmarks, 250 restaurants and more to choose from to help your Times Square experience be filled with fun. This is also where the country’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration is held each year, with a fun fireworks display for everybody to view live or from the comfort of their home on television. No matter what time of year you plan on going, Times Square has a little bit to offer just about everybody. While it is free to walk through Times Square and take pictures, you may need to pay specific fees to take advantage of certain activities within the square. Still, there is a bounty of opportunities to be had while in New York, and Times Square is the major place to be.

North Carolina
Charlotte: If you like to view many species of rare plants and birds, then this is your opportunity to do it. You may never get to do this again, but if you head to Charlotte, North Carolina, you will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do this. The Wing Haven Foundation Gardens and Bird Sanctuary was established in the 1920s, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarkston once owned it. Once the gardens were willed to a non-profit organization, they were opened to the public. Now people can get guided tours of the gardens and bird sanctuary every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning. While there is no set admission fee, the sanctuary does appreciate donations to help with its operating costs. They would like it if you could donate $6 when you visit. Times may vary for the hours of operation, so call ahead of time to see what day you should plan on visiting. The phone number is 704-331-0664.

North Dakota
Fargo: The Fargo Dome is an incredible place in North Dakota that hosts many events all year round. There are nearly 20,000 seats inside the Fargo Dome, and they fill up pretty fast. It helps if you can find an event held inside the Fargo Dome that you want to see, then go visit the box office for tickets, or call ahead and get the tickets, then go over to the Dome and watch the amazing festivities. Numerous concerts from celebrities like Kenny Rogers, the Rolling Stones, and more have been held here, as well as numerous Broadway productions. Yes, the Fargo Dome is one of the main highlights of your trip to North Dakota.

Ohio
Columbus: For people who love to eat, a great activity you should not pass up is the Columbus Food Adventures. On this particular tour, you will go to 5 to 7 different restaurants and markets and sample some of their delicious foods. You have a number of different tours on this trip, including one of a taco truck, a short north walking tour, a tour of ethnic food places, and a dessert tour. This is every food lover’s dream! The Food Adventures location is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 10pm. Admission prices vary, so call 614-440-3177 for more details.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City: Of course, the horse enthusiast in your group needs something to do if you are planning a trip to Oklahoma City. For this reason, you should consider going to the Express Clydesdales Barn. The horses you get to meet are generally local favorites at competitions, parades, and special events. If you want to see all the horses you can in a very short amount of time, then this is one of the best tours for you. The barn is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 12:30pm to 5pm. Admission is free, but it may be nice if you call ahead of time to let them know you are coming. Call 405-350-6404 for more information.

Oregon
Portland: Grotto is a beautiful place to go to in Portland, OR. It is primarily a statuary and gardens facility. Many of the statues are religious depictions. These provide you with the perfect opportunity to photograph things you don’t normally see in your hometown. You can even take a 10-story elevator ride up to the mountain to see breathtaking views and take more pictures. There are gorgeous gardens and a meditation chapel for those of you who want to just get away from it all and be in a very serene place. A reflecting pool, numerous pieces of artwork, and a conference schedule. If you are interested in attending Mass, you can get a Mass schedule too, just in case you are curious. Finally, there is a gift shop and plenty of refreshments available to people who come to the Grotto.

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia: If you have never had the opportunity to take a sailing trip, now is your chance. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers sailing trips all the time at reasonable prices. American Sailing Tours is the company that offers these trips on their schooner known as Summer Wind. They do 90-minute tours on the Delaware River every day, and even in the evenings. Prices may vary so call ahead for details. The telephone number is 215-900-7758.

Rhode Island
Providence: For people who like learning about the culinary arts, then Providence is the place for you to be. Go to the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University. You will see cast iron stoves from the 1800s, ancient Roman silverware, 4000 different menus, a cookbook collection, and so much more. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and adult tickets cost $7. This is one place that you are sure to enjoy no matter where you come from. Providence offers so much with their culinary arts museum.

South Carolina
Columbia: Adventure Carolina is the place to be when you are staying in Columbia, SC. You get guided kayaking and canoeing trips on Columbia’s rivers. Weekend trips can last from very short trips to complete full-day adventures. You can even take a tubing trip if you prefer to float. In summer, Adventure Carolina is open daily, and in the wintertime, they are open from Wednesday through Saturday, although if you want specific dates and times, you should probably call ahead. Admission ranges from $25 to $75. Call 803-796-4505 for more details.

South Dakota
Sioux Falls: If you have always wanted to ride a trolley but never had a chance too, going to Sioux Falls may give you that opportunity. The trolleys run from Falls park, all the way downtown to local tourist attractions. At some of the various stops, the guides will give bits of interesting information about each of these locations. This trolley ride gives people the opportunity to see new sights, take pictures, and have a very enjoyable, memorable ride. Best of all, the trolley ride is free, so this is something that you and your friends can do multiple times during your tip.

Tennessee
Memphis: Graceland, one of the most famous places in all of United States history, is in Memphis, Tennessee. Home of the late Elvis Presley, there is so much memorabilia here that it has quickly become a major tourist attraction. You can view one of Elvis’s many private jets, or you can look at the “Sincerely Elvis” collection. The automobile museum features all the cars the king drove, including a pink Cadillac and a purple Cadillac convertible. If you take advantage of the Platinum Tour, you get the whole package deal. Admission ranges from $30 to $69, so you may want to call ahead to discuss packages and pricing. Call 901-332-3322 for more information.

Texas
Houston: Houston, Texas is a very hot place for most of the year. If you are looking for an activity to help you stay cool during your travels, consider Splash Town. It’s basically a water park, and it is sure to be fun for everybody who comes on your trip to Houston. Many waterslides and other fun water attractions exist, to provide a few benefits to everybody involved. The Tornado is one of the best waterslides at the park, and  Space Rapids is another attraction you can have a lot of fun with. The water park is only open from May through August, and admission prices average out at $32.99 for people over 48 inches tall, or $29.99 for people under 48 inches tall. Parking is an additional $10, but it is well worth the high cost if you are looking for a fun way to stay cool.

Utah
Salt Lake City: Liberty Park is a wonderful place to go while staying in Salt Lake City. There are jogging trails, tennis courts, and so much more. The Tracy Aviary is also inside the park, so if you like watching birds, you can head over there to look at some pretty cool birds. You can even take advantage of the duck pond, and enjoy the fountain. There may be some spectacular views inside the park. Admission is free, and the park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. This is one place you are sure to enjoy.

Vermont
Burlington: Perhaps skiing is something that you and your friends are into. While there are not any ski resorts directly in Burlington, the closest one can be found in Bolton Valley. The Bolton Valley Resort offers 52 lifts, a snowboard park, and more. You can come any time during ski season. Adult tickets range from $42 to $59. Equipment rental may cost more, so you should call Bolton Valley for details. Call 802-434-3444. They will be able to provide you with all of the admissions fees you need to know about before you ski.

Virginia
Virginia Beach: If you are staying in Virginia Beach, then the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is sure to be one of the most interesting parts of your trip. There are several boat trips you can take to get closer to marine life out in the ocean. In fact, you can go wale watching or dolphin watching during prime seasons. Of course, the aquarium also boasts many other kinds of marine life that none of you may have ever seen before. If you like learning about animals, especially those that live under the sea, then this is the destination for you. Adult tickets are approximately $17, so it is a very affordable experience that all of you should eagerly consider.

Washington
Seattle: Of course, the most major attraction for anybody traveling to Seattle is the Space Needle. Stand out on the observation deck and look at beautiful views of the city and more. This is one of the structures that is worth taking pictures of. You’ll get some very intriguing pictures for sure. At the very top of the space needle, if you are lucky enough to have reservations, there is a rotating restaurant. However, the food there can be very pricey, so if you plan on eating at the restaurant, understand that this may be a trip you need to save up your money for. Adult tickets are typically $17. The Space Needle is an attraction filled with fun for everybody, and the lower level gift shop has a huge bounty of selections to choose from.

West Virginia
Charleston: At the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, you will receive a plethora of entertainment from just about every direction. There are interactive science exhibits, a sky theater with planetarium shows, a performance hall, black box theater, an art museum, and a café. With so much to offer in one location, people are destined to find something fun to do here. Full admission is $13.50, but if you only want access to the galleries, then admission is $7.

Wisconsin
Milwaukee: Edelweiss Cruise Dining is a Milwaukee adventure like no other. Board the cruise ship and order dinner, then enjoy the scenery as your ship floats into the Milwaukee River, eventually ending up in Lake Michigan. You can even step out on the deck and breathe in the fresh air. Typically, a lunch or dinner cruise is about two hours long, and the Third Street Pier Restaurant does the catering for the ship. You are required to make 24-hour advance reservations for this particular destination. You can make reservations by calling 414-276-7447. Prices generally range from $14 to $75.

Wyoming
Cheyenne: Cheyenne is a city laden with a diversity of things to do. One of the best attractions you will find during your stay in Cheyenne is the Lincoln Theater. You can generally see most movies in the theater, although not the first release version of them. Still, they offer quite affordable prices. Most movie show times cost only $1. The outside of the theater is just as amazing as the inside, and it may be a memorable place for you and your friends to photograph.

The United States has many fascinating locations. No matter what sort of a trip you are planning, there is a guarantee that you will find something spectacular to do in one of the 50 states. Whether skiing is your thing, or perhaps just kicking back on a beach and spending some great time with your friends, there is a little bit of everything for everybody. No matter where you go or what you do, you are destined to have a great time.

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