The Top 3 Things To Do In Napa Valley If You Don’t Like Wine

Wine is to Napa Valley what jelly is to peanut butter. The legendary, Northern California town an hour north of San Francisco has been inseparably linked to vino since the 1800s. While it is a wine lover’s paradise, there’s also plenty to do for those who don’t drink.

 

Mild, sunny weather year-round makes Napa a great destination to enjoy its many outdoor adventures, boutique accommodations, and stylish restaurants. That said, each season has its benefits. Hillsides come alive in spring. Special events and festivals fill out the summer calendar. Fall is a good time to experience Napa Valley’s Michelin-starred restaurants. And winter is the perfect time for holiday shopping.  

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5 of The Most Romantic Things to Do in Vermont

From its vibrant fall foliage and white winters to its cool summers and colorful springs, Vermont is the perfect place to take a romantic getaway any time of the year. If you’re wondering why couples flock here, we’ve put together a few of our favorite romantic things to do in Vermont to help you plan the perfect romantic itinerary.

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Here’s 5 of the most romantic things to do in Vermont

1. Cruise through one of the romantic towns in Vermont

Vermont is well known for its natural beauty and romantic towns. One of our favorite places is Sunderland, Vermont. Do not miss the incredible Mount Equinox Skyline Drive. The drive features breathtaking vistas that are the perfect backdrop for a picture of you two.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Chautauqua Institution

Every year, the Chautauqua Institution puts on an incredible 9-week long celebration of arts, education, religion, and recreation during the summer. From the end of June to the end of August, the Chautauqua Institution offers a variety of festivities including education programs for the public, as well as popular entertainment for all ages like theater shows, symphony, ballet, opera, and visual arts exhibitions.

 

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Chautauqua Institution

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4 of the Most Beautiful Events at the Sonnenberg Gardens

Just steps from downtown Canandaigua, New York, is the lovely Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. This Queen Anne Style Mansion has deep historical roots. It was built in 1887 by Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, Mary Clark, the daughter of the New York State Governor in the mid-1800s. 

Today, you can admire this 40 room mansion and its 50-acres of gardens and grounds when you visit the scenic Finger Lakes region any day in May through October. Explore the vibrant grounds on a tour of your own or attend one of the lovely events held at Sonnenberg Gardens throughout the year!

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3 Ways To Celebrate The Natchez Tricentennial

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.

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Get Inspired at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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

 

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Vote For Select Registry’s USA TODAY 10Best Nominees

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.

Please congratulate and vote for the two Select Registry nominees in their USA TODAY 10Best Category.

 

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How to Explore The Beautiful Emlen Physick Estate

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

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Have a Day of Fun at The Jackson Zoo

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.

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The Best National Parks in the USA to Celebrate 100 Years

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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