With Harvard and MIT in the same city, it’s no surprise Boston’s got more in its favor than winning sports teams. Follow the lure of the iconic orange dinosaur out front into the hallowed halls of the Museum of Science, where the butterfly garden chases away the chill of notoriously brutal winters, the planetarium is enough to make one Sheldon Cooper drool, and the five-story-tall IMAX movie theater makes the floors shake, rattle and roll. Longtime favorites include musical stairs and lightning shows in the Theater of Electricity.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Spring is a time of renewal, bringing with it better weather, beautiful blooms and whales. Yes, you read that right, whales. It's the perfect time of year for hitting the salty seas and catching a glimpse of some of nature's most majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
We are at Estates Wine Room and Double Canyon winemaker Kate Michaud just described one of her vintages as the “sensation of being in a waterbed.” It moves, it’s got a certain depth, but at the end of swirling around, you hit the bottom and are enveloped.
The typical family vacation can get pretty costly just with basics like airfare, car rentals and hotels, but that barely scratches the surface before you start adding in other travel necessities like food, entertainment and activities. While some vacations are clearly more expensive than others (read: a family trip for four to Disney World in Orlando), you don't have to go into debt with every vacation.
In the Pacific Northwest is a city packed with tours, experiences and fun for the entire family. Seattle might be easily recognized as the home of the Space Needle and Seattle Seahawks, but this city has multitudes of sights, attractions and views to keep entire families happy during a trip.