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

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

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 just 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, the month has that desirable not-too-hot-and-not-too-cold weather, and it’s also a time for some pretty big festivals. Here are some ideas for where to go in May.

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April 29, 2016 by | 0 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2010, Dublin, Ireland by || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || (CC BY 2.0)

St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year when it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s a day of festive parades, followed by a night of more celebration. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate one of Ireland’s most well-known saints.

While celebrating in Ireland is a no-brainer on St. Patrick’s Day, there are other places around the world that guarantee a good party.

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March 14, 2016 by | 1 Comment

10 Great Observation Decks Around the World

The Shard

There’s no better way to experience a location than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height. From the world’s tallest man-made structure to a walkout platform shadowing the Grand Canyon, these 10 observation decks around the world offer some of the world’s most breathtaking views.

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February 16, 2016 by | 0 Comments

12 of the Best Places to Go for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese lunar calendar – and because of its vibrant public events, we can join in on the fun as well! In 2016 it’s on February 8, but the celebrations start on February 7, or New Year’s Eve, and can go through February 22, known as the Lantern Festival. So let’s take a look at where you can enjoy ringing in the Year of the Monkey with locals!

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January 20, 2016 by | Comments Off on 12 of the Best Places to Go for Chinese New Year

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October 31st this year you can turn the rest into a frightening world tour if you want. It may not be a relaxing trip, but at least you’ll keep your adrenaline going at full speed.

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Explore Your City This Summer and Win a $500 Viator Gift Card

While you might already be shopping for fall school supplies, don’t lament the end of summer quite yet — there’s still plenty of fun to be had, even if you aren’t venturing far from home. Are you one of the thousands of San Franciscans who have never been to Alcatraz? Or a New Yorker who’s […]

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July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off on Explore Your City This Summer and Win a $500 Viator Gift Card

November Viator Customer of the Month: Nathan’s Wedding Anniversary in Chicago

A lovely Chicago-style anniversary

From volunteering with baby pandas in China to visiting the Sistine Chapel after its closed to the public, every year Viator helps thousands and thousands of travelers just like you have unforgettable experiences. To continue to inspire you, each month we’ll be highlighting one of our recent customer’s trips. We hope seeing how fellow Viator travelers experience the world will inspire you to get out and plan your own trip! Meet Viator’s November Customer of the Month, Nathan Macdonald!

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November 5, 2014 by | Comments Off on November Viator Customer of the Month: Nathan’s Wedding Anniversary in Chicago

Top Photos of the Month: America the Beautiful

Catch a beautiful shot of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Viator receives hundreds of incredible photos from our travelers every day, and we want to share those amazing photos with you. Each month our team will pick a theme and show off the best user-submitted photos. You can enter the contest in two ways: by uploading your Viator tour photo to Viator.com or by posting to Instagram.

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June 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Sziget Festival

It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2014’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can think of, is bringing their music to the great outdoors this year and the only question is, which one do you go to first?

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May 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Ultimate US City Summer Guide

Philadelphia in the summer

We’ve put together a list of 15 great US cities to check out this summer, plus some ideas on what to see and do when the weather heats up. On top of classic outdoor tourist attractions, these destinations also host festivals, markets, concerts, outdoor film screenings and more no through September.

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May 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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