Spotlight on Fort McHenry

The birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is a popular destination spot along Maryland guided tours. These charter buses often stop at Fort McHenry and the surrounding park area to give visitors a brief taste of one of the most famous spots in American history. Here is a closer look at Fort McHenry:

Fort McHenry was first built in 1798 and performed its duty for well over a hundred years until it became a national park in 1925. The fort survived the War of 1812 and the Civil War, as well as other wars and occupations. It was in September 1812 that Francis Scott Key saw a flying American flag over the fort and came up with the idea of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This song, and the fort in which it was penned, have both survived the test of times, making Fort McHenry a popular tourist destination.

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Training Pandas at the National Zoo

Bei Bei the panda is one of the newest additions to the National Zoo, and his trainers are teaching him some basics moves. Watch the video for a look behind the scenes of a school field trip or DC guided tour to the National Zoo.

The trainers can only capture Bei Bei’s attention for about 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Similar in age and temperament to a human toddler, Bei Bei has a short attention span and often prefers to play more than anything else. The trainers handle this lack of participation in stride and conduct each lesson for a few minutes at a time.

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The Best Shopping Destinations in New York City

Once transportation has been established for a shopping trip in New York City, the destinations must be determined and mapped out. There are hundreds of shops located all over the city, which can make even a seasoned shopper feel overwhelmed. Continue reading for a brief look at some popular shopping areas found in New York City.

The Lower East Side

Travelers looking for eclectic shops, designer boutiques, and art galleries are sure to find their way to the Historic Orchard Street Shopping District located on the Lower East Side. When travelers are finished shopping, they can head into a bar for a craft beer and relaxation.

SoHo

SoHo has become one of the fashion must-see neighborhoods in New York City . Not only is it host to several name-brand clothing shops, but SoHo brings an Old-World vibe with its architecture and cobblestone streets. If travelers are looking for foreign fashions, they can also find a few different shops that sell clothing from Japan and London.

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is the perfect shopping destination when looking for original gifts and souvenirs. There are several antique shops, bookstores, and craft shops that hold a variety of merchandise. Travelers can also browse in other shops along Bleecker Street and Hudson Street—both of which are popular destinations found in Greenwich Village.

Union Square

One of the most popular areas for shopping, hanging out, and eating would be Union Square. From Union Square, travelers also have easy access to several New York City neighborhoods like Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District.

Madison Avenue

When looking for the pinnacle in class, head to Madison Avenue. Possibly one of the most expensive places to shop, Madison Avenue boasts luxury boutiques and retailers.

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Celebrate One of the Greats at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

One of country music’s favorite daughters has given her name to a popular theme park for the last 30 years. Dolly Parton’s Dollywood is known the world over as a prime destination spot for families, adolescents, and singles. Find some transportation to Pigeon Forge, and come down to Dollywood right away.

Learn Some Dollywood History

The Dollywood experience has been traced back to 1961, when a small theme park called Rebel Railroad opened in Tennessee. Through the years, the park switched owners and names, but it continued to grow in popularity. In 1986, the current owners went into business with the country singer and actress Dolly Parton. Dolly gave her show business advice and her name, and Dollywood was soon opened. More visitors than ever began to flock to the renamed theme park, and there have been no signs of stopping ever since.

Enjoy Dozens of Attractions

There are over 40 different rides and attractions guests can participate in when they visit Dollywood. There are daring roller coasters, tame kiddie rides, and several family-friendly attractions. Dollywood seeks to invite visitors into a look at Smoky Mountain life with historical exhibits, beautiful landscape, and a down-home, country feel. Whether visitors come only for the rides or to partake in the entire experience, they will leave happy and content.

See Some Dolly Memorabilia

When the theme park is named for Dolly Parton, it makes sense that she would have some of her personal items on display. Visitors can enter Chasing Rainbows, a small museum that holds dozens of Dolly’s priceless possessions, such as her costumes and awards. Visitors can also see Dolly’s mode of transportation while on the road; her touring bus is available to enter and get a peek into the life of Dolly.

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