New York City
75-minute interactive tour & show of Midtown Manhattan & Times Square in a custom-built theater bus. See NYC through stadium-style, side facing seating with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Onboard tour guides narrate through the streets of NYC while stops are made for street performers who will sing and dance their way into your heart. Dazzle at the special effects aboard this multi-million dollar custom tour bus.
The High Line
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. It runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Convention Center. As you walk 30 feet above street level, you pass by gardens, sculptures, murals, and historical buildings.
Staten Island’s New York Wheel
A huge Ferris Wheel that will rise 192 m (630 ft) above New York Harbor. Slated for completion in 2017, the US$500 million New York Wheel will have a capacity of up to 1,440 passengers at a time. The Ferris Wheel will feature 36 capsules, each with a capacity of up to 40 people. A full ride will take 38 minutes to complete. Take the Staten Island Ferry or visit the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
One World Trade Center Observatory
Visitors will once again be able to gaze upon the New York City skyline from the World Trade Center, fourteen years after the 9/11 tragedy. The observatory is on floors 100 to 102 . Visitors are able to see all of New York from 1,250 feet above. The observatory features three dining options and interactive exhibits. Even the elevator walls will tell a story with high-definition monitors showing a time lapse of 500 years’ worth of lower Manhattan’s history.
Luna Park (Coney Island)
Luna Park is an experience-a unique amusement park destination where the real and the fantastical blur together, where history blends with innovation under a patina of bright lights. Come experience the adventure. Packages include rides, shows, and a barbecue lunch.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture
A dream for 100 years, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to become an instant favorite when it opens Sept. 24, its soaring spaces and magical views of the National Mall a fitting setting for its tale of African-American history and achievement. The museum features layers of galleries focused on slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement as well as music, entertainment, sports and politics. It is located next to the Washington Monument.
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked a plane and flew it into the Pentagon, our nation’s military headquarters, and killed 184 federal employees, military personnel, civilians and flight crew. The victims – men, women, and children– ranged in age from three to seventy-one, and represented a cross-section of America. The physical damage to the Pentagon was rebuilt in less than one year, but the attacks forever changed our world.
Harriet Tubman Visitor’s Center
The Tubman Museum and Educational Center is part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a self-guided, scenic driving tour with more than 30 sites related to freedom seekers in the 1800s. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is a 17 acre site adjacent to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, along MD 335. There will be a 16,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver rated Visitor Center and Administration Building as well as a 2,700 sq. ft. open air pavilion with fireplace and picnic tables. Visitors will begin their exhibit experience with an orientation film. The interpretive exhibits focus on Tubman and the Underground Railroad Resistance Movement from the Maryland perspective.
The Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the dramatic story of our nation’s founding though immersive gallery experiences, object theaters, and recreated historical scenes. From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum’s permanent exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s Revolutionary beginnings. Located next to the Liberty Bell and steps away from Independence Hall the award winning building will open in April, 2017.
Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Smack in the middle of the Poconos, Aquatopia at the Camelback Resort is the #1 indoor waterpark in America. The largest indoor waterpark on the East coast, the (125,000 square feet, two level), Aquatopia is open all year. Meal packages are also included in the one-day package. Overnight accommodations can be made at Camelback Lodge, and ski packages with Aquatopia are available.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating Boston Museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here”, are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening – an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages.