In Atlanta, one of the nations largest industrial, financial, and educational
centers and the capital of Georgia, you will want to see the state capital;
the Atlanta History Center, which includes Mcelreath Hall, Swan House, and Tullie
Smith House; the Carter Presidential Library; Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory
University; Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the southeasts largest
museum of natural history; and the Dekalb Farmers Market where you may
sample delicacies of more than 30 countries. On famous Peachtree Street are
the architectural landmarks - Peachtree Center and the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
Woodruff Arts Center, an outstanding setting for opera, symphony, ballet, and
repertory companies as well as the high museum of art are also located on Peachtree
Street. See the hands-on Scitrek Museum, the restored Fox Theatre, the World
of Coca-Cola Museum, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
A car or bus route is outlined to scenes associated with the late Dr.
Martin Luther King - his church, his home, Morehouse College, and his grave.
For variety, tour the CNN studios, shop and be entertained at underground
Atlanta, or see the Cyclorama, a Diorama depicting the civil war battle of
Atlanta. Off 1-20 West at Six Flags Drive is Six Flags Over Georgia, with
rides, shows, and the Georgia cyclone roller coaster.
Anaheim is the home of Disneyland, where the original Magic Kingdoms
eight theme "land" cast their spell with adventure rides, parades,
worlds of make-believe, and live entertainment.
You can still order up some of Cordelia Knotts famous fried chicken
and Boysenberry Pie here, too.
Other nearby attractions include the Movieland Wax Museum and Medieval Times.
the District of Columbia
Washington D.C. is at its finest in the spring when the cherry blossoms
around the tidal basin delicately framing the Washington and Jefferson
memorials. Spring ignites the citys flower gardens and covers the
parks with a green carpet.
Theres something exciting about visiting the Nations Capital.
Here you may watch the leaders of the government in action, as they
deliberate and determine the future course of the Nation.
One of the best things about a D.C. vacation is that nearly everything is
free. Parking space is at a premium, though, so it's best to leave your car
at your motel and travel by tour mobile or subway.
Because there is so much to see, you may want to set priorities; otherwise,
you may be overwhelmed by the numerous sites and activities competing for
your time. Some visitors choose a potpourri of places to visit, while others
concentrate on a special interest. If you can't pass a museum without
entering, you'll want to make the Smithsonian Institution your first stop.
The numerous memorials to the countrys leaders will draw other
visitors. Art lovers could spend days in the citys fabulous art
Families on their first visit to the capital usually opt for tours of the
major government buildings. Not to be missed are the Capitol, which
dominates the city from Capitol Hill; the White House - home of the
President, the Supreme Court Building, where the countrys highest
court holds its sessions; and the National Archives, repository for the
original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of
Vying for your attention will be the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing
Arts; Fords Theatre, where Lincoln was shot; the Washington National
Cathedral; and the National Zoo. Nearby Virginia will lure you with
Arlington National Cemetery, where John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert
are buried; and Mount Vemon, beloved home of George Washington.
You'll want to visit Washington again and again, not just because it's one
of the worlds most beautiful cities, but because it's a part of you.
This beautiful, cosmopolitan city nestled at the foot of the magnificent
coast mountains on the strait of Georgia is the busiest port on the west
coast of the Americas. Provincial parks in the mountains offer sight-seeing
and outdoor sports, especially skiing. Among the myriad of city sights are
the Vancouver Maritime and Art Museums; fascinating Chinatown; Gastown with
its Steam Clock; the Capilano Suspension Bridge; and the unique Canada Place
Convention Center and Cruise Ship Dock. Take an eight hour round trip
on the Royal Hudson Steam Train .
Center of commerce and industry, Toronto has played a dominant role in
upper Canada (Ontario's original name ) for more than a century. The CN
Tower offers splendid views of the city as well as a revolving restaurant.
The art gallery of Ontario is in a striking building with 15 great galleries
to house its treasures. Harbour Front is a redeveloped section of the
waterfront with playground, restaurants, craft studios, theatres, boutiques,
and an antique market
from the ferry terminal take a 10-minute boat ride to the Toronto islands,
a four-mile strip of connected islands with beaches, tennis courts, bicycle
and canoe rentals, and a children's farm.
Eaton Centre is a modern shopping complex with some 300 stores and
restaurants housed in a glass-domed galleria. Metro Toronto Zoo is a large
theme park featuring thrill rides, shows and an aquarium; and the sky dome,
where the Blue Jays and the Argos play; and in nearby Milton, the Ontario
city of 14 hills, cable cars, and views of the Blue Bay, the Pacific Gateway
to America is noted for Chinatown, the Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf.
Other attractions are the Civic Centre, the Opera House where the United Nations
was born in 1945, and Telegraph Hill and its Coit Tower, complete with excellent
wall murals. The Wells Fargo Historical Museum contains Gold-Rush-Era items.
the old Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory has been remodeled into Ghirardelli
Square, a modern shopping and entertainment complex, pier 39 offers entertainment,
shopping, and the San Francisco experience. The Cannery Shopping Center is
in a remodeled fruit cannery
Candlestick Park is home to the 49DRS (foot ball) and the Giants (baseball).
the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bat Bridge remain landmarks of the city.
Golden Gate Park, with a wide variety of recreational and cultural facilities,
is considered one of the world's most beautiful parks. Another scenic treasure
is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which contains most of the shoreline
of San Francisco, as well as Alcatraz Island, once a famous prison. Excursion
boats to the island leave from Fisherman's Wharf.
At the foot of Broadway, Naval Open Houses and the 100-year-old star of
India Windjammer are intriguing. Mission Bay is an artificial strand. Sea
World is a marine showplace. Balboa Park offers a complex of museums,
including the Fine Arts Gallery, the Museum of Man, the Natural History
Museum, and the Aerospace Museum. The San Diego Zoo is one of the world's
greatest. Old Globe Theatre offers Shakespearean and contemporary drama. Old
San Diego dates to 1769 and includes many Spanish period buildings. The
Junipero Serra Museum tells the story of the Spanish missions. Cabrillo
National Monument marks the spot where Juan Cabrillo landed on Point Loma in
1542. Seaport village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex,
re-creating the atmosphere of California in the 1800s. Harbor cruises
provide a view of the skyline, navy installations, and ships. Tour boats
depart from the foot of Broadway at Harbor Drive. San Diego is home to the
Padres (baseball), the Chargers (football), and the Sochers (soccer).