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Best Roadside Attractions in California and a trip experience at competitive rates along with the Prompt Bus Charters in US

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Southern California

Bottle Tree Ranch

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You will appreciate here in the city the bottle tree ranch  which is the creation of one man. You will appreciate its photogenic appeal as well.

It is interesting to note here the “trees” being made of metal with bottles as the leaves, a super cool spot as well.

Unofficial Center of the World

You will love the Center of the World as it is one of those roadside attractions that has everything.

Just enjoy here the actual piece of the Eifel Tower, a marker for the unofficial center of the world, a church and a whole bunch of murals.

Charlie Brown Farms

You will find the roadside shop having in it a lot of things like ostrich eggs, the worlds largest beef jerky and tons of crazy pieces of art while there. Just go through and enjoy this store.

Desert Christ Park

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You might be interested to explore the desert that was set up by a local church and that includes a whole bunch of plaster sculptures from different events in Jesus life on Earth.

You can even put yourself into a plaster sculpture of the last supper.

Salvation Mountain

salvation mountain

A mountain painted and designed to tell the world of God’s love.

This is one of my favorite stops in all of California and a place you will not soon forget.

Central California

Bravo Farms

Located on both the 5 and 99 freeways, this spot has a little bit of everything for the weary traveler.

Including everything from food and drinks to the worlds famous 7 story treehouse and art.

Bubblegum Alley

Bubblegum Alley Up Close

In downtown San Luis Obispo this alley is covered in gum that has been added by locals and tourists for decades. If you are interested you can even purchase a piece of gum from a nearby dispenser and add your own.

Nitt Witt Ridge

The Hearst Castle of trash art, this house in Cambria is a great spot to take a tour of and just marvel at how intricate and over the top it is.

Underground Gardens

It is interesting to note the underground gardens, one of the best-roadside-attractions were created by one man over the course of a few decades.

You can still tour a few acres to this day and it gives you a great way to escape the Fresno heat.

Whoa Nellie Deli

While this spot is technically just a gas station, anyone who has been will tell you it is a lot more than that. The gas station has a full restaurant that serves everything from lobster taquitos to buffalo meatloaf.

Northern California

Chandelier Drive Thru Tree

You might be interested to enjoy the three drive thru trees all along a 100 mile stretch of Highway 101.

It is also interesting to note each of them are basically the same as well.

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

You will love the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz as it is one of the most well-known spots on this list.

Toads Hollow

In Davis there is a “underpass” for toads to cross the road safely. Not much else to say about this but it is a unique roadside attraction for sure.

Winchester Mystery House

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The Winchester Mystery House will make you enjoy the house that the Winchester family lived in.

You will find here doors that don’t open, staircases that lead to brick walls as well.

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Top Things to Do When Visiting North Carolina at competitive rates along with the Prompt Bus Charters in US

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Top Things to Do When Visiting North Carolina

You might be knowing that the city of North Carolina is one of the best destinations for you to visit and explore while planning for a perfect holiday.

most ideal states to visit, especially if you’re planning to travel with family. You will find here range of attractions ranging from  mountains , famous museums or theme parks, etc.

Outer Banks

Just enjoy the coastal vacation by the sea, along with its  plenty of rental homes on the Outer Banks to choose from. You can also explore its 200-mile stretch of barrier islands offers a rich history, interesting towns, and of course completely natural beauty and breath-taking views.

Linville Gorge and Falls

This fall is referred to as the eastern ‘Grand Canyon’, with its panoramic appeal.

It is also the deepest gorges in the eastern USA.

The Linville River enters the gorge at the Linville Falls, a 90ft waterfall which is definitely a must-see for anyone visiting North Carolina.

The Biltmore Estate

Visit the Biltmore Estate which is being located in Asheville at the center of an eight-thousand-acre compound, the Biltmore Estate is home to the Vanderbilt Mansion, which is the largest private home in the whole of the USA.

You will also find here in the mansion having  250 impressive rooms containing stunning artwork and antiques, etc.

Chimney Rock State Park

The Chimney Rock State Park, as you will find, is the must-visit for anybody vacationing in North Carolina.  Situated 25 miles southeast of Asheville, the park is located at an elevation of more than 2,250 feet, with a 26-storey elevator built inside making the excursion to the top as easy as possible for tourists. The park will also showcase before you the Hickory Nut Falls Trail, which leads you to the base of the 404-ft Hickory Nut Falls.

oneworld enhances online training resources for travel agents

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oneworld has expanded its online training resources for travel agents to cover its full suite of fare products.

oneworld offers a wider range of fares than any other global airline alliance, for trips around the world or through several or just one continent, all at attractive prices.

They offer the flexibility of flights on any of oneworld’s 14 member airlines and their 30 affiliated carriers, serving more than a thousand destinations in more than 150 countries.

 

The oneworld Training Academy’s original module, launched two years ago, focusses on the alliance’s market-leading, flagship, continent-based round-the-world fare, oneworld Explorer.

Thousands of travel agents worldwide have already used it to brush up on their round-the-world selling skills.

Now another three modules have been added, covering:

Global Explorer: oneworld’s miles-based round-the-world fare that includes flights by some strategic partner airlines that are not part of the alliance, extending the range of its network still further.
Circle Fares: Which enable travellers to fly to the other side of the world and then back, without going all the way round the world.
Visit Passes: Offering travel within one continent or region, with options covering every continent (apart from Antarctica).
These additional modules are available now in a choice of seven languages – English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish – at travelagent.oneworld.com.

The fun and informative e-learning lessons, each of which can be completed in around 30 minutes, are designed to equip travel agents to sell these fares confidently and correctly.

They lead participants through a series of product lessons, with engaging interactive exercises and sample itineraries, covering all the command entries needed to book these fares through all the key GDSs (global distribution systems, like Amadeus, Sabre, etc.) enabling travel agents to book them quickly and easily.

Once successfully completing a module, the “oneworld Fares Specialist” diploma can be downloaded and printed.

Participants successfully completing all modules will receive a “master” certificate, proclaiming them an “oneworld Fare Products Expert”.

oneworld vice president commercial José María Alvarado said: “The growing popularity of round-the-world travel gives travel agents a unique selling opportunity.

“Being able to price and book these complex itineraries accurately is a required skill that every travel agent should have.

“Through our oneworld Training Academy, which has been very well received since its launch, travel agents from across the globe can see for themselves just how quick and easy oneworld fares are to sell.”

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/oneworld-enhances-online-training-resources-for-travel-agents

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Officials at the United States National Park Service has confirmed Liberty Island, damaged by Hurricane Sandy, will reopen on July 4th.

Ellis Island, also damaged in the storm, requires more extensive repairs and remains closed.

There is no reopening date at this time.

Advance reservations are required for access to the Statue of Liberty’s crown.

Tickets are for a specific date and time must be picked up at the ferry departure point in Battery Park in Manhattan.

The National Park Service is anticipating a busy July 4th weekend, based on advance sales.

Visitors are encouraged to book in advance.

(Press Release)

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Point Loma Summer Concerts

You might be interested to explore the Point Loma Summer concerts whihc is a perfect occasion to enjoy along with your family.

It is interesting to note that the Point Loma summer concert series in Point Loma Park features a variety of concerts featuring local bands outdoors in a comfortable and fun setting that’s accessible to everyone.

 

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Global Entry point that need focus and a trip package at competitive rates along with the Prompt Bus Charters in US

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1. It can take months to get an appointment for an interview.  

2. Kids must have Global Entry to bypass customs with their parents.

3. Children do not have to have Global Entry to go through TSA PreCheck with their parents. 

4. Customs and Border Patrol officers know when and where your next trip is.

5. You need to re-visit an airport Customs and Border Patrol office when you get a new passport.

6. Global Entry kiosks don’t read some people’s fingerprints.

7. You don’t have to fill out the blue entry form they give you on the plane.

9. Customs and Border Patrol keeps your $100 if you are denied.

10. Customs and Border Patrol knows of any time you have been arrested.

11. Global Entry cards are a great form of secondary Federal ID. 

12. Global Entry is not just for Americans. 

 

 

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You might be knowing that such concerts are family friendly and not that common as well.

The School of Rock offers music education to kids focusing on the “rock,” as well.

You can also find here several times a year presenting concerts either the work of a particular artist, ranging from icons like Led Zeppelin to more esoteric acts like Neutral Milk Hotel, or thematic shows, like the popular annual local music covers show.

It should also be borne in mind that the venues change each time.

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The Portrait of an American Holidaymaker: What hoteliers need to know! and a trip along with the Prompt Bus Charters to the destinations of US

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After Brexit there’s good news, in America, interest in travel to Europe is at an all time high! MMGY Global predicts a record number of vacations and new highs in vacation spending among American travelers over the next two years. American travelers are going back to travel agents in a steadily growing pace, in fact, overall use of travel agents and desire to use them is up across the board in every generational group. More importantly,  American travelers who said they used travel agents also said they were strongly influenced by them in selecting specific destinations, hotels and resorts.

The bad news is, “travel agents can’t sell your hotel if they don’t know it’s there.” says, Stephen Scott, CEO & Founder of HoteliersFriend, Sales & Marketing Solutions for Independent Hotels Worldwide, Dublin Ireland. “If you’re relying on OTAs and Direct Bookings or worse a representation company that places your hotel on a long list of comparable hotels, you’ll be missing out on serious business from North America!”

Mr. Scott who has spent more than twenty years in the industry marketing hotels to American travel professionals adds, “consumers are simply flummoxed by the sheer volume of choice out there on the Internet, plainly put, your brand needs to cut through the din. Your hotel must be placed right in front of the American travel professional. The goal must be, when travel agents think of your destination they think of your hotel. Remember, American holidaymakers stay longer, do more and spend more, so investing in the American market is well worth it!”

Stephen Scott also stresses: “travel agents recommend destinations; they build relationships of trust with their clients; they send returning business; they sell not only the room-night but the experience. Travel agents do much more than OTAs. An educated travel professional is your hotel’s best partner!”

Today’s hotelier needs to team up with the right marketing expert that will provide the connections, tools and experience necessary so the American travel professional can confidently close the deal.

(Press Release)

 

www.hoteliersfriend.com

Elements of Trusted Global Entry Programme and a trip with the Prompt Bus Charters at Competitive rates in US

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Global Entry. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.

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                                                       Trusted Traveler Programs

In July 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced the Single Trusted Traveler Program Application for Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS. U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident, Canadian citizen, Canadian landed immigrant, or Mexican citizen applicants can now complete one application and receive access to all modes of travel into the United States.

Global Entry

  • Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
  • Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program.
  • Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.

How Does the Global Entry Program Work…

  • At airports, program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration.
  • The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
  • Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program.
  • All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.
  • While Global Entry’s goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States.
  • Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler’s membership privileges.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  You are responsible for maintaining up-to-date personal information in your Global Online Enrollment System account.
  •  This includes any changes to your address, passport or immigration status. •
  • Changes in any documents that you used to establish your Global Entry account, such as your passport can be updated online in your Global Online Enrollment System, or GOES, account.
  •   Changes to immigration status must be made in person with appropriate documentation at a Global Entry Enrollment Center.

 

PENALTIES FOR PROGRAM VIOLATIONS

  • All travelers, including Global Entry members, are subject to full and random examinations by CBP officers upon entering the U.S.

 

If you violate any condition of Global Entry or any law or regulation of the U.S., officers may:

• Revoke your Global Entry privileges;

• Seize any undeclared goods;

• Issue penalties;

• Start criminal prosecution;

• Initiate any other legal proceedings as appropriate.

HOW TO USE A GLOBAL ENTRY KIOSK

  1. Verify your identification
  2.  Members must use a passport or U.S. legal permanent resident card at Global Entry kiosk
  3. The Global Entry kiosk will show you the correct way to slide your machine-readable passport into the passport reader.
  4.  After your data displays, remove passport and look up at the camera.
  5. The kiosk will then prompt you to press four fingers on your right or left hand on the fingerprint scanner to verify your Global Entry membership against the biometrics stored in the database.

Declare goods

1. The kiosk will then display a customs declaration screen. All travelers entering the U.S., including Global Entry members, must complete a declaration.

With Global Entry, you do not need to complete the paper Customs Declaration form 6059B before arrival.

2. Touch YES or NO to answer each declaration question. You must declare all goods purchased, received as gifts or repaired or altered while abroad.

3. You must declare if you are carrying currency of more than $10,000 U.S. or a foreign equivalent, in cash or monetary instruments such as travelers’ checks or money orders.

For your declaration you may use the Global Entry kiosk, but the kiosk will direct you to use the regular inspection lane where you will be required to declare to a CBP officer and complete a currency/ monetary instrument report form.

4. If your imports exceed the personal exemption amount allowed, you may use a Global Entry kiosk, but the kiosk will print a receipt directing you to the regular inspection line.

5. You must declare any fruits, vegetables, plants, insects, meats or meat products, dairy products, animals or animals/wildlife products, disease agents, cell cultures, snails, or soil.

If you have visited a farm/ranch/pasture outside the United States, please let the CBP officer know.

Confirm flight information

1. When flight information displays, if correct touch YES. If incorrect, touch NO and provide airline, flight number and city of departure.

2. Touch NEXT button on each screen to continue.

Take receipt and proceed

1. The kiosk will dispense a paper receipt. Take the receipt, show it to the CBP officer assigned to the exit control point.

2. If there is an X across the receipt, take it to the CBP Officer in the nearest booth for further assistance. If a kiosk is out of service If the Global Entry kiosk is not functioning, proceed to the nearest staffed passport control primary processing line for inspection and you will receive front-of-the-line privileges.

ACTIVATING YOUR GLOBAL ENTRY CARD

Follow the steps below to activate your Gl

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Gobal Entry card

1. Go to –
https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov

2. Click Activate Membership Card

3. Type the PASSID and Security Code (numeric portion only) from the back of your card and click Next.

USING A GLOBAL ENTRY CARD at a Land Border or Sea Port ND BORDEor

• Global Entry cards have a radio frequency identification chip which enables their use at SENTRI and NEXUS expedited travel lanes entering the U.S.

• Global Entry cards are not valid for entry into Canada via the NEXUS lanes and Kiosks.

• Global Entry card holders must follow all program rules for SENTRI when using this card at southern land ports of entry.

LOCATIONS Global Entry Airport Locations

• Atlanta Hartsfield – Jackson International Airport (ATL)

• Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

• Boston – Logan International Airport (BOS)

• Charlotte – Douglas International Airport (CLT)

• Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

• Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)

• Denver International Airport (DEN)

• Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

• Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

• Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

• Guam International Airport (GUM)

• Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

• Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

• Miami International Airport (MIA)

• Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

• Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

• New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

• Orlando International Airport (MCO)

• Orlando – Sanford International Airport (SFB)

• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

• Portland International Airport (PDX) • Raleigh – Durham International Airport (RDU)

• Saipan International Airport (SPN)

• Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

• Santa Ana John Wayne Airport (SNA)

• San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

• San Diego International Airport (SAN)

• San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

• San Juan – Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU)

• Seattle – Tacoma International Airport – Sea- Tac (SEA)

• Tampa International Airport (TPA) • Washington – Dulles International Airport (IAD) Preclearance Locations •

Calgary: Calgary International Airport (YYC)

• Dublin: Dublin Airport (DUB)

• Edmonton: Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

• Halifax: Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

• Montreal: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

• Ottawa: Ottawa Macdonald – Cartier International Airport (YOW) •

Shannon: Shannon Airport (SNN)

• Toronto: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

• Vancouver: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

• Winnipeg: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson

• International Airport (YWG) LOCATIONS continued allows select frequent flyers of participating airlines, and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs who fly on participating airlines, to receive expedited screening during travel.

At dedicated lanes, eligible participants receive expedited screening benefits, which may include leaving on their shoes, light outerwear and belts, as well as leaving laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in carry-on bags.

All passengers, including those who are eligible for , are always subject to random, unpredictable screening measures.

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A word on the Emerald City-

 Seattle, on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland (hence its nickname, “Emerald City”). It’s home to a thriving tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.com headquartered in its metropolitan area

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Seattle, on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland (hence its nickname, “Emerald City”). It’s home to a thriving tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.com headquartered in its metropolitan area.

You might be interested to know that there is much in store in the Emerald City for you to enjoy and explore like;

  •  groundbreaking art
  • architecture
  • early 1900s or the early 2000s);
  • a populace that somehow manages to blend chic and outdoorsy
  • the history of the city that once was, preserved for viewing underground;
  • the hip font adorning the marquee of the corner coffee shop
  • all set within one of the most picturesque natural landscapes anywhere in the world.

You will find the city unique in numerous aspects like- culinary tastes, sounds of seaplanes and sports arenas, to the peerless scenery that mixes the best of urban and natural.

1. From the Ferry

Photo: Andrew E. Larsen

You might be knowing that the city of Seattle is being located in the West Coast American sphere and you will find it being situated within a strip of land sandwiched between the freshwater Lake Washington to the east and Elliott Bay and the larger Puget Sound to the west.

You will enjoy this nice geographical disposition of the city with its nice potential for  exploring, both on and off the water.

2. Seattle Central Library

Photo: Todd Dominey

Your academic interests will get a  true spruce up here in the library along with its  one-of-a-kind structure, combining a whole host of spectacular architectural and design features, most strikingly the 11-story glass and steel daydream that forms the exterior and casts all kinds of natural light into the building.

 

How can you afford to miss its four-storied continuous spiral of books, an illuminated yellow escalator, and the blanket of red that is the Level 4 hallway.

3. Flying Fish at Pike Place Market

Photo: Scott Sporleder

Just enjoy here the fishmongers of Pike Place Market tossing fish to each other as they fulfill customer orders.

4. Alki Beach

Photo: Shannon Kringen

Photo: Andrew E. Larsen

The skylines in the  city has peerless beauty and appeal with its mix of iconic human-made structures and its impressive natural features are sure to absorb you.

6. The natural factor

Photo: Michael Camilleri

The greenery of the Seattle so unique that it adds to charm and appeal of the city for sure.

The stunning green spaces just minutes from downtown are sure to catch your attention.

You will get this view from  the Seward Park looking east over Lake Washington, Mercer Island, and Mt. Rainier beyond.

7. Pacific Northwest Ballet

Photo: © Angela Sterling for Pacific Northwest Ballet

You will appreciate here in the city the classic production of The Nutcracker is getting a facelift after 32 years—visit the website of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to get your tickets for this holiday season

8. Volunteer Park Water Tower

Photo: Erin Kohlenberg

You will appreciate the  520ft water tower standing at the south entrance to Volunteer Park is open to the public and provides excellent 360-degree views of the city.

9. Kayaking the Montlake Cut

Photo: Jude Freeman

You can also enjoy the city with its watery environment by renting a canoe or kayak from the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center and paddling out into the Montlake Cut as well.

10. Seattle Waterfront

Photo: Tiffany Von Arnim

You will love its scenic cityscape in its Space Needle. This Waterfront has the Bell Harbor Marina and shows the curve of Elliott Bay, including the Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel, the arches of CenturyLink Field (home of the Seahawks and Sounders), and the massive cranes of Harbor Island, all with Mt. Rainier silhouetted in the distance.

11. Local beer

Photo: Krystin Norman

From Ballard in the north (where you can sample the Imperial IPA brewed by Schooner Exact, seen above) to Georgetown in the south, you will love and cherish the varieties of  quality microbreweries and brewpubs, small and large, established and newly opened.

12. Space Needle vs. EMP

Photo: Andrew E. Larsen

You might be interested to explore the city’s two of Seattle’s most epic structures, the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project Museum, share the sky above the Seattle Center complex, just north of downtown.

You will come to know that the EMP is worth a full 360-degree circumambulation to appreciate the Frank Gehry-designed facade composed of 3,000 shaped steel and aluminum panels.

13. Pike Place Market

Photo: Visit Seattle

It is interesting to note that the market offers the space of a fully functioning public market, and it has the fame of being one of the oldest continually operating in the US as well.

You will get here a labyrinth of vendors covering multiple floors and selling everything from cut flowers to antiques to comic books.

14. Wing Luke Museum

Photo: Tracy Hunter

As you are well aware of…the Metropolis of Seattle has been a major destination for East Asian emigrants for more than a century, and today is home to broad and populous communities of Asian Americans….the history in all its true colours will unfold before you in the Wing Luke Museum in the International District, with gallery showings, historical exhibits, and daily tours for sure.

 

15. Cherry blossoms, University of Washington

Photo: Joe Wolf

Just explore the UW’s quad is the place to be on Easter Sunday, when thousands of locals and visitors alike bring their picnic lunches and their cameras to enjoy the cherry trees, which are typically in full blossom around.

 

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