Paris-Discover the Romantic City

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Paris-Discover the Romantic City

Paris-Discover the Romantic City by: Dianajoseph
  
The magnificence of Paris, its architectural work, art, monuments, museums, history and culture gives every visitor a treasured experience. Every nook and corner of the city is full of life, beauty and narrates the stories of history. In this fascinating city places to see and things to do are limitless but here are some attractions that must not be missed in a visit to the most romantic city. Make sure you visit the city with City Discovery coupons to have the best deals at affordable prises.Eiffel TowerThere is no doubt; Eiffel Tower comes first in every Paris tourist�s list. The tower is one of the tallest structures and most visited monuments in the world. More than 6,000,000 people visit the ageless and glorious tower every year-the symbol of France. To take advantages of best Paris tourist packages, grab City Discovery coupon codes made available online.The LouvreAnother must see places in Paris are the Louvre�one of the largest art museums in the world. It houses a largest collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Oriental paintings, sculptures and works of art like the world famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Canova�s Psyche Revived, Venus Milo, Nike of Samothrace and more.Notre Dame CathedralNotre Dame Cathedral is another famous tourist attraction-a church and a timeless monument which is 850 years old. A finest example of Gothic architecture, the church makes tourists feel the life in medieval Paris.Musee d� OrsayMusee d� Orsay is another popular world famous museum which renowned for housing French art and a wide collection of impressionist and post impressionist paintings, photography, sculptures and more. One can find here the works of Degas, Monet, Gaugin, and Van Gogh. So, peep into the glorious city with City Discovery coupons made available at mycouponbasket.Arc de TriompheAnother must see tourist attraction is the Arch of Triumph with more than 1.4 million visitors every year. Built by the great Emperor Napoleon, the 164 foot tall and huge colossal structure, the arch symbolises the military victory of the Emperor and France.Sacre Coeur and Montmartre130 meter height the Montmarte is tallest hill and highest point in the celebrated city. And at the top of the hill there is Sacre Coeur-a magnificent monument that features Byzantine and Roman architecture. To have splendid views of Paris, climb to the top of the dome.Seine River Boat TourTouring Paris is incomplete without a boat tour on the river Seine. Tourists can enjoy various spectacular views of the city, the chill in Paris and the glittering water. For sure it gives every tourist a memorable experience.The SorbonneVisit one of the oldest universities of the world, the Sorbonne instituted in 1257. The university is the place where France�s learning and education has started. It has produced some of the greatest philosophers and thinkers Jean-Paul Sartre, Ren� Descartes and Simone de Beauvoir.Avenue Champs ElyseesWalk down the most beautiful avenue of the world-the Ave Champs Elysees and have peep into the fabulous restaurants, hotels, luxury shopping malls and events.Tuilleries GardensSpreading over 68 acres, the Tuilleries gardens is another not to miss attraction especially when tourists are with kids. Kids will just love the place as there is plenty for them to enjoy here. The garden has marvellous statues, gravel paths, pony rides, trampoline play area, playgrounds and more.Paris has countless monuments. The above are some selected. The Napoleon’s tomb-a monument erected in the memory of the great Emperor, Place de la Concorde-an impressive square that gives a Parisian feel, the Pompidou Center-a crazy building that houses modern art, the Luxembourg Gardens-a magical place full of entertainment are some other must see places in Paris. So, never forget to grab the coupons and coupon codes of City Discovery for a smooth and incredible trip to Paris.
 
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Eat & Drink in New York (II)

Eat & Drink in New York: Arthur Avenue – The Real Little Italy

 

4/B/D to Fordham Rd. Transfer to Bx12 bus eastbound to Arthur Av and walk south.

 

Ask a New Yorker of Italian descent for the taste closest to the homeland, and the answer won’t be in Little Italy. While tourists flock to Mulberry Street, locals shop along Arthur Avenue and East 187 Street in the Bronx.

 

Immigrants from Sicily, Calabria and Campania moved here from the Lower East Side seeking better jobs and housing. Community restaurants and food stores attract people throughout the metro area.

 

Arthur Avenue is convenient for lunch when visiting the Bronx Zoo or Botanical Gardens. For a quick bite, try the Retail Market (2344 Arthur Av). This indoor municipal bazaar was built in 1940 to house former pushcart peddlers banned from the streets by Mayor La Guardia, an Italian immigrant himself. Pass the hand-rolled cigar workshop at the entrance and find Mike’s Deli in the back for great sandwiches and specialties from Calabria.

 

For family-style food, try Dominick’s (2335 Arthur Av) or Mario’s (2342 Arthur Av) for Neapolitan cuisine.

 

For specialty food and dessert, these shops are institutions:

• Casa di Mozzarella (604 E 187 St): fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.

• Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles (632 E 187 St): fresh ravioli, dried fettuccini, frozen manicotti. Sauces and packaged pasta.

• Artuso’s Pastry Shop (670 E 187 St): cannoli, struffoli, sfogliatelle and other desserts.

• Madonia Brothers Bakery (2348 Arthur Av): flavored breads and biscotti since 1918.

• Teitel Brothers (2372 Arthur Av): special extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, cheeses, coffee, cured meats, nuts and dried fruit since 1915.

 

 

Eat & Drink in New York: Barney Greengrass – The Sturgeon King

 

1 to 86 St



 

A delicious Old World eating experience, Barney Greengrass has been Zagat’s #1 ranked deli a solid 12 years in a row. 



 

The tradition began in Jewish Harlem in 1908 and moved here 20 years later to follow the migration of upper class Jews to the Upper West Side. Traditional kinds of fish and meat are stocked in plentiful portions: Nova Scotia salmon, baked salmon, whitefish, pickled herring, smoked rainbow trout, Russian caviar, corned beef, pastrami, chopped liver (arguably the city’s best), bagels, triple decker sandwiches, borscht and matzo ball soup.

 

Eat and Drink in New York (I) – 21 Club

Eat and Drink in New York: 21 Club – Historic High Class Libations

 

B/D/F/M to 47-50 St-Rockefeller Center, Eto 5 Av-53St

 

When it comes to speakeasies, 21 Club was in a class by itself. This townhouse today stands out among the office buildings, but during Prohibition almost 40 other illicit watering holes shared the same block.

 

Named for its address on 52nd Street, 21 always had the best food, liquor and wine of any speakeasy. It attracted tycoons, politicians, artists, writers and actors. Humphrey Bogart was a regular, Ernest Hemingway drank here and mayor Jimmy Walker had his own booth in the super secret wine cellar.

 

Alcohol was also served upstairs with ingenious contraptions to quickly dispose of evidence when raided by Federal agents. Authorities once spent 12 hours looking for booze, but could only find teasing remnants of broken bottles. (It helped that local police drank here and warned the club in advance.)

 

Eat and Drink in New York: 21 Club – Historic High Class Libations

 

After Prohibition ended, 21 continued to attract the city’s elite. Once a stuffy club for suits and starched shirts, 21 has loosened up a bit. Ties are no longer required and Bar 21 is business casual.

 

Iron gates from 1926 guard an entrance decorated with jockey statues donated by racing stables. Step inside and you’ll come to Bar 21, a fine spot for cocktails and appetizers.

 

The true 21 experience, however, is eating in the wood paneled Bar Room. Jackets are required for men, which seems at odds with the toys suspended from the ceiling — memorabilia donated by politicians and sports stars. You’re sure to be in good company. A floor plan online notes the favorite tables of celebrity patrons. Lunch is served Tue-Fri noon-2:30pm and dinner Mon-Sat 5:30-10pm.

 

For more privacy, Upstairs at 21 has an assortment of stately rooms where jackets are also required. Dinner only, Tue-Sat 5:30-10pm.

 

Eat and Drink in New York: 21 Club – Historic High Class Libations

 

Finally, hidden away in the basement is a spectacular Wine Cellar accessed via a small door hidden in a brick wall below the kitchen. It’s available for private groups only.

 

To keep expenses down, try 21’s pre-theater menu for $42 that’s available before 6:30pm. Reservations booked through the restaurant from July-Sept come with a free cocktail or glass of wine (see special offers).

 

Tips: No jeans or sneakers. Jackets required for men in the Bar Room and Upstairs at 21.

Best Places to Stay in Washington DC (I)

Best Places to Stay in Washington DC: Capitol Skyline Hotel – Unlikely hipster hangout in SW DC

 

DC's 20-30-something hipsters have adopted this hotel, at least in summer. Weekends, they party hearty by the pool, with Good Stuff Eatery chef Spike Mendelsohn or his stand-in grilling burgers while a DJ blasts tunes.

 

Why? you might ask. Located south of the Capitol near a freeway and condos, the hotel is not in the thick of things, though it is within walking distance of the Mall, Metro, and Nationals Ballpark. (Taxi at night, please.)

 

Its off-putting concrete exterior is not awesome.

 

On the other hand, consider the Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry furnishings in the lobby, views of the Capitol from some of the top floor guest rooms, the onsite state-of-the-art gym and the free shuttle to downtown sites.

 

There are rather reasonable rates.

 

Metro: Navy Yard on the Green Line. M and Half St. SE exit.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Washington DC: Donovan House – Hippest hotel in town

 

Summer rooftop pool parties that rival those of the also-cool Capitol Skyline Hotel, delicious sushi and other Asian tastes in trendy restaurant Zentan, and very modish decor throughout the hotel mark Donovan House as hipster territory. If you feel like testing your coolness creds, stay here and try out the interesting snail shell-like shower stall that butts out into the bedroom, or sip a cocktail in the bar-lounge of a hotel lobby and survey the scene. Like it? Congrats, you pass.

 

Another reason to stay here is the hotel's location on Thomas Circle; floor-to-ceiling windows in rooms on that side of the hotel treat guests to an especially lovely view at night when the street- and moonlit circle, its intersecting avenues, and the neoclassical architecture of the John Russell Pope-designed National City Christian Church across the circle from the hotel look magical. Plus, you're within walking distance of downtown, Dupont Circle, and the Greater U neighborhoods.

 

Metro: McPherson Square on the Blue and Orange Lines. 14th and I St. exit.

Best Sights to Visit in Athens, Greece (III)

In 1985 Athens was elected the first European cultural capital, and not without reason. With its 5,000-year history of settlement the city is amongst the oldest in Europe. The most ancient part of the city is the Acropolis, the military and religious centre of the ancient world. Nowadays, Athens is a lively industrial and commercial city, Greece’s economic and cultural magnet. Read more about the Best Sights to Visit in Athens, Greece.

 

 

Best Sights to Visit in Athens, Greece: Dionysos Theatre (Theatre)

 

The Dionysos theatre is said to be the birthplace of ancient drama and was the most important theatre in Greece. In honor of the god Dionysos annual Dionysia were held, a festival with music, dance, theatre and song. Important work of the well-known ancient tragic poets Aischylos, Sophokles and Euripides were performed for the first time in the Dionysos theatre during these festivals.

 

Location: Metro stop Akropoli (Line 2)

 

Price: 2,00 EUR

 

 

Best Sights to Visit in Athens, Greece: Roman Agora (Square)

 

The Roman agora was, like the original agora in Athens, a place an assembly for citizens and originated at the time of Roman rule. It was established around 10 AD and is bounded on the west side by a large market gate consisting of doric columns devoted to the Athenian Archegetes. The octagonal Tower of the Winds is located at the Agora. On each side is a frieze depicting a wind god, from whome the tower derived its name. It used to house a water clock, which showed the Athenians the official time.

 

Location: metro stop Monastiraki (Lines 1, 3)

 

Price: 2,00 EUR

 

 

Best Sights to Visit in Athens, Greece: Lykavittos (Viewpoint)

 

Lykavittos is Athen’s city hill. At 277 meters it is the highest point in the city. From above there is a fantastic panoramic view. The view over the city center and the ancient buildings is spectacular especially at dusk.

 

You can either travel up the hill by cable car, which begins in the Aristippou road, or take the ascent on by foot. Whereupon you are rewarded during your walk with a beautiful view of the city and the Acropolis.

 

Location: The Lykvittos hill lies between the districts of Neapoli and Kolonaki. The cable car valley station is on the corner of Plutarchou / Aristippou streets.

 

Price: Freely accessible

Best Golf Clubs in Florida (IV)

Miles of lush green fairways, tee times available 365 days a year, courses designed by big-name architects and world-class golf academies are just a few of many reasons to tee up in Florida.

 

The golf course lineup in the Sunshine State features nearly 1,500 courses, including more than 50 amenity-laden resorts where golf is king.

 

When it’s time to chase the white dimpled ball, there’s no place better than a scenic and challenging golf course in Florida.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: CENTRAL WEST

 

There are an estimated 100 public-access courses in the Tampa metropolitan area with an excellent selection of resort and daily fee layouts.

 

Two Arnold Palmer-designed courses await you at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel near Tampa. A wonderland of cypress, pines, palms, undulating fairways and well-maintained greens, the courses are the quintessential high-quality Florida resort experience.

 

If you want to play where the pros tee up, the 900-acre Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, offers 72 holes of golf including the spectacular Copperhead Course, which hosts the PGA Tour each March for the Tampa Bay Championship.

 

Highly rated TPC Tampa Bay, a co-design by Bobby Weed and Chi Chi Rodriguez, is a great challenge in a natural setting that’s been designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: NORTHEAST

 

This golf aplenty area is brimming with high- profile courses and resorts.

In Ponte Vedra Beach, headquarters for the PGA Tour, the Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa is home to 99 holes of golf featuring THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, where the famous No. 17 island hole awaits you.

 

Near St. Augustine, the sprawling 6,300-acre World Golf Village resort/residential development draws golf enthusiasts with World Golf Hall of Fame, and the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire courses.

 

Two other area resorts on golfers’ must-play lists are Hammock Beach, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Coast with 36 holes of exceptional golf, and Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 30 miles north of Jacksonville, which has three picturesque and challenging courses certified by the Audubon International Certified Sanctuaries.

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida (III)

Miles of lush green fairways, tee times available 365 days a year, courses designed by big-name architects and world-class golf academies are just a few of many reasons to tee up in Florida.

 

The golf course lineup in the Sunshine State features nearly 1,500 courses, including more than 50 amenity-laden resorts where golf is king.

 

When it’s time to chase the white dimpled ball, there’s no place better than a scenic and challenging golf course in Florida.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: CENTRAL EAST

 

Daytona Beach is home to the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), which is headquartered at LPGA International, an upscale resort/residential complex with two highly rated layouts: the Arthur Hills- designed Legends Course and the Rees Jones Champions Course.

 

To fully immerse you in the golf experience, the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, owned and operated by the PGA of America, has 54 holes designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye and a state- of-the-art 35-acre learning and performance center for instruction and game improvement.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: CENTRAL

 

Home to celebrity golfers such as Bubba Watson, Annika Sorenstam and Arnold Palmer, Orlando, which has more than 125 courses within a 45- mile radius, is a fantastic golf destination.

 

The Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate is one of the state’s most comprehensive golf re- sorts with two championship courses designed by Greg Norman, a lighted nine-hole, par 3 layout, and the world headquarters for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The resort was recognized as one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler.

 

For those who love Scottish and links-style golf, the Villas of Grand Cypress Orlando is home to Jack Nicklaus’ New Course, which in- corporates replicas of St. Andrews’ stone bridges and walls, deep pot bunkers and seven double greens. Nicklaus also designed 27 other holes at the resort.

 

Less than a 10-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Reunion, a Wyndham Grand Golf & Spa Resort, features three 18-hole lay- outs designed separately by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer, as well as the ANNIKA Academy, a golf school and teaching facility headed by golf great Annika Sorenstam.

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida (II)

Miles of lush green fairways, tee times available 365 days a year, courses designed by big-name architects and world-class golf academies are just a few of many reasons to tee up in Florida.

 

The golf course lineup in the Sunshine State features nearly 1,500 courses, including more than 50 amenity-laden resorts where golf is king.

 

When it’s time to chase the white dimpled ball, there’s no place better than a scenic and challenging golf course in Florida.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: SOUTHEAST

 

Gentlemen and ladies, start your golf carts. Whether it’s Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or another beach community, you’re never far from a golf course.

 

The Trump National Doral Miami Resort, with its five championship golf courses, has undergone a property-wide US$200-million refurbishment in the past two years. The resort’s famous Blue Monster course has been completely redesigned to be even more monstrous. Be sure to check out the 2015 Cadillac Championship taking place from March 4–10.

 

In Aventura, 18 miles north of Miami,

 

Turnberry Isle Miami has two palm- and lake- dotted courses with high-impact water features. The property showcases a Mediterranean- designed resort hotel, voted one of the “world’s best” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

 

PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is home to The Champion, site of the PGA Tour’s annual Honda Classic, and four other impressive layouts—plus the PGA National Golf Academy.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: SOUTHWEST

 

Encompassing golf-happy communities such as Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, this region of the state is extremely welcoming to the white- dimple ball set.

 

The upscale, family-owned Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been entertaining golfers since the late 1920s. Redesigned, refurbished and enhanced several times, the course often receives accolades as one of the top women-friendly golf courses in the nation.

 

For fans of legendary Scottish designer Donald Ross, the venerable Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota has two 18-hole champion- ship courses and a nine-hole executive course ideal for players of all skill levels.

Best Golf Clubs in Florida (I)

Miles of lush green fairways, tee times available 365 days a year, courses designed by big-name architects and world-class golf academies are just a few of many reasons to tee up in Florida.

 

The golf course lineup in the Sunshine State features nearly 1,500 courses, including more than 50 amenity-laden resorts where golf is king.

 

When it’s time to chase the white dimpled ball, there’s no place better than a scenic and challenging golf course in Florida.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: SOUTHEAST

 

Gentlemen and ladies, start your golf carts. Whether it’s Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or another beach community, you’re never far from a golf course.

 

The Trump National Doral Miami Resort, with its five championship golf courses, has undergone a property-wide US$200-million refurbishment in the past two years. The resort’s famous Blue Monster course has been completely redesigned to be even more monstrous. Be sure to check out the 2015 Cadillac Championship taking place from March 4–10.

 

In Aventura, 18 miles north of Miami,

 

Turnberry Isle Miami has two palm- and lake- dotted courses with high-impact water features. The property showcases a Mediterranean- designed resort hotel, voted one of the “world’s best” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

 

PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is home to The Champion, site of the PGA Tour’s annual Honda Classic, and four other impressive layouts—plus the PGA National Golf Academy.

 

 

Best Golf Clubs in Florida: SOUTHWEST

 

Encompassing golf-happy communities such as Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, this region of the state is extremely welcoming to the white- dimple ball set.

 

The upscale, family-owned Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been entertaining golfers since the late 1920s. Redesigned, refurbished and enhanced several times, the course often receives accolades as one of the top women-friendly golf courses in the nation.

 

For fans of legendary Scottish designer Donald Ross, the venerable Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota has two 18-hole champion- ship courses and a nine-hole executive course ideal for players of all skill levels.

 

Miles of lush green fairways, tee times available 365 days a year, courses designed by big-name architects and world-class golf academies are just a few of many reasons to tee up in Florida.

 

The golf course lineup in the Sunshine State features nearly 1,500 courses, including more than 50 amenity-laden resorts where golf is king.

 

When it’s time to chase the white dimpled ball, there’s no place better than a scenic and challenging golf course in Florida.

 

Best U.S. Family Ski Vacations For The Holidays (I)

Best U.S. Family Ski Vacations For The Holidays: Crystal Mountain, Michigan

Crystal Mountain is an excellent family destination for the holiday season because it is brimming with holiday cheer – from horse-drawn surreys to NASTAR ski racing …against Santa!

 

It is big enough to provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but small enough to be convenient. With its compact layout lifts, ski school, condos and restaurants are all within an easy, five-minute walk. There are also resort shuttles for added convenience.

 

There are great beginner slopes are appropriately mellow. Adding to the festive holiday spirit, cheery holiday lights bedeck the outdoor ice rink at night. Kids can splash in the warm water of the indoor pool after a day on the snow. Charming horse-drawn surreys pull families through snowy scenes. On Christmas Eve, Santa takes on all comers at the NASTAR course and anyone who beats him gets a prize from his sack. On New Year's Eve, fireworks explode in the Michigan sky!

 

Adding to the family-friendly amenities – there are extensive child care services, Camp Nursery welcomes infants and toddlers with cribs, and the evening Campfire Kids program entertains four to 12-year-olds with playground games, arts and crafts, and roasted hot dogs. There's in-room babysitting is offered as well.

 

 

Best U.S. Family Ski Vacations For The Holidays: Squaw Valley, California

Squaw Valley is an excellent family ski holiday destination for Christmas because — beginning with November 24 — every Saturday, Santa swings by in the village to listen children's holiday wishes and pose for photographs. Moreover, carolers fill the air with songs and joy. Kids can cook marshmallows and make s'mores at the KT Base Bar firepits on midafternoons just before and after the holiday. Santa travels the hills on December 22 through 24 (you can even join him for a holiday Dawn Patrol). And on December 26, he hides stockings all around the resort. For anyone wanting to take in some ice-skating, Squaw's rink at High Camp, located among the snowy peaks at 8,200 feet, offers stunning views of the snow-covered Sierras.

 

At the Resort at Squaw Creek, there's even more to holiday cheer to enjoy. Skiers Jenny Moseley and Amie Engerbretson will unveil the Resort's giant gingerbread township and host an impressive tree lighting ceremony. Santa arrived, riding on a red fire engine. Other holiday events include breakfast with Santa, holiday concerts, caroling, children's holiday crafts, an ice carving demonstration, Menorah lighting, winter wonderland stories with Mrs. Claus, moonlight snowshoe tours, snowman making contests, elf tuck-ins, movies for the kids and ski film movie nights in Sandy's Pub.