Cue Happy Birthday, Natchez turns 300 this year! Known as the “Jewel of the Mississippi,” this charming, little city is celebrating her birthday all year long. Since there’s no better time to visit Natchez than her birthday year, we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to celebrate the Natchez Tricentennial.
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1. Catch a few of the best Natchez Tricentennial events
Even though the Natchez Tricentennial technically lands on August 3rd, 2016, this little city is celebrating with events throughout the year. Over the last couple hundred of years, Natchez, Mississippi has become a diverse melting pot of Native American, African-American, and European cultures.
Did you know that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the third largest art museum in the United States? It’s considered one of the best things to do in Philadelphia, right next to the Philadelphia Zoo.
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When you travel down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, you can’t miss this majestic museum at the end. Resembling the great Parthenon, both the exterior and interior of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is endlessly inspiring. Before you visit, here’s a few ways to plan accordingly for your trip.
Get Ready To Be Inspired At The Philadelphia Museum of Art
We are so excited to announce two Select Registry properties have made this round of USA TODAY 10Best nominees. Every other week, USA TODAY releases a list of 20 nominees in contests covering the best of food, lodging, destinations, travel, gear, things to do, and so on.
The nominees are hand selected by USA TODAY’s travel experts. Once the lists go live, it’s up to you to vote on the winner! As of 7/13/2016, there is 18 days left to vote for the current round of nominees.
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When you visit Cape May, New Jersey, there are several things you must do. Take a walk along Sunset Beach, listen to the inspiring hymns at the Boardwalk Chapel, experience world class shopping at the Washington Street Mall, and pay a special visit to the Emlen Physick Estate.
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There are several interesting homes in Cape May, like the John Holmes House, but the Emlen Physick Estate is by far the best because it is the city’s only Victorian house museum.
How to Explore The Beautiful Emlen Physick Estate
1. Appreciate The Architecture Of The Emlen Physick Estate
Did you know the Jackson Zoo first opened back in 1916? This is the second largest zoo in the state of Mississippi and it’s also home to over 100 species of different animals from around the world.
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Have A Day of Fun At The Jackson Zoo
1. Cool Off At The Jackson Zoo Splash Pad
Easily one of the coolest places at the zoo for both parents and kids is the Jackson Zoo Splash Pad. Admission to the pad is included in your general zoo admission. After a sunny day of meeting giraffes, chimps, and tigers, your child will love splashing around in the cool water. There is also a nice lounge area for parents to relax in too near the pad while the kids play.
Did you know this year marks the 100th anniversary of the national parks? Celebrate this amazing milestone with a trip of a lifetime, exploring some of the best national parks in the USA.
Recently, National Geographic put out a list of the most visited parks in the USA. These parks are easily some of the most beautiful areas of our country. After hours spent hiking the trails, capturing stunning vistas, observing wildlife, and appreciating nature, you’ll need a comfortable place to retire to rest up for another day of exploration.
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If you want to learn about Florida’s history, you’ve got to go to its roots. Located in the historic section of Eau Gallie, the Historic Rossetter House Museum is one of the most popular places in Melbourne, Florida for history buffs.
Eau Gallie was established in the mid-1800s as a small agricultural city in Brevard County. Today, it is part of Melbourne, Florida and home to the enchanting Historic Rossetter House Museum.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Historic Rossetter House Museum
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From its scenic mountains to its graceful beaches, North Carolina is the perfect backdrop for romance any time of the year. With endless options for couples seeking time together away, we thought we’d help you put together the perfect getaway with this list of romantic things to do in North Carolina.
Here’s 5 of the best romantic things to do in North Carolina
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The Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut is unlike any other aquarium you’ve ever been to. Featuring exciting indoor and outdoor exhibits, numerous shows, and a move theater, this aquarium isn’t just a popular attraction for kids. While it is child friendly, it also offers adults plenty of opportunities to learn something new about the deep blue sea.
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Monticello is an impressive sight to behold. Situated right outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, this elegant structure was designed, built, and inhabited by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.
Before you visit Monticello, here’s what you should know.
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How To Pronounce Monticello. When you say Monticello, it sounds like there is an invisible H. It is pronounced “MontiCHELLo.”
Learn What Monticello Means. Monticello comes from an Italian word meaning “little mountain.” When you visit, you’ll understand the name fits. The plantation is located on the summit of a peak in the Southwest Mountains. The peak is over 800 feet tall so Monticello truly sits on a little mountain.