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Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

There's no better place to watch fireworks than on a beach! Photo credit: Kyle Nishioka via Flickr.

For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday — it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation’s birthday with more pizzazz. Thankfully, there are plenty of options around the country that deliver 4th of July festivities worth traveling for.

So, where to celebrate the 4th of July? These 11 places around the U.S. each offer something special for the day, whether it’s a stunning backdrop for fireworks or a party that makes you forget the fireworks altogether.

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July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Exploring Savannah on a Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour

Alligator slider

When the city of Savannah was first established in 1733, the entire area was free of lawyers, liquor, slaves and Catholics. I pondered this bit of historical trivia while strolling the cobbled streets, sipping on a Chatham Artillery Punch made with seven types of booze. Savannah’s original liquor law, it turns out, only lasted for nine short years. Today, the entire Savannah historical district is completely open-container — meaning anyone with a single, plastic cup can legally carry up to 16 ounces of liquor out on the street.

While the potent punch was originally poured in the confines of Tondee’s Tavern, I find myself swilling the drink en route to Scottish-themed Molly Macpherson’s. The pubs, respectively, are stops two and three on a culinary, cultural walking tour of Savannah’s historic district — which, aside from stopping at seven eateries from bakeries to beehives and bars, also offers tasty morsels of Savannah’s early history.

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June 19, 2015 by | Comments Off

June Top Photos of the Month: Summer Lovin’

Nothing quite says "summer travel" quite like a trip to the Grand Canyon

Get out and about and enjoy summer around the world with Viator’s June Top Photos of the Month!

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June 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Things to See and Do in Winnipeg

Winnipeg skyline

Looking for fun in Manitoba’s capital city? Whether you’re into culture or nature, we’ve got 10 things to see and do in Winnipeg.

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June 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Great Summer Family Road Trips with Kids

Ferry boat in the San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Summer is approaching, which means it’s high time to start planning—and booking—your summer trips. Our advice: Slow down and enjoy the journey by road-tripping to and through your favorite destinations. We’ve researched a number of family-friendly road trips around the country. Here, in no particular order, are our favorite 10.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

Out of Office: Katrina Hikes and Camps in Yosemite

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world.

Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series, Out of Office, we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real Viator Insider.

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May 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Enjoy scrumptious Czech cuisine at the May food festivals!

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season, or you’re simply itching to add a new stamp to your passport – May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, May has that “not too hot and not too cold” weather, as well as being a time for some pretty big festivals. Here are some ideas for where to go in May.

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May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

April Top Photos of the Month: Spring has Sprung

Spring is in the air which means all the flowers are in bloom. Check out the beauty of spring around the world in Viator’s April Top Photos of the month!

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April 2, 2015 by | Comments Off

8 Most Extreme Florida Adventures

Go hang gliding!

Florida isn’t just about relaxing on the beach, margarita in hand, toe-tapping to Jimmy Buffet. It’s also one of the country’s premier destinations for extreme, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From shark diving in the Florida Keys, to racing a Lamborghini in Miami, to skydiving in Tampa, there’s no shortage of adventure opportunities. Here are just eight of our favorite experiences for adrenalin junkies.

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March 20, 2015 by | Comments Off

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

The 450-mile stretch between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America’s most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains, and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California coast.

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March 16, 2015 by | Comments Off

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