Adventure Awaits in the Heart of Ohio
Centrally located in the heart of Ohio, Columbus serves as a convenient home base for a variety of interesting day trips.
Upon arrival, head to the Tennessee Aquarium to discover giant catfish, feisty otters, fierce sharks, mysterious jellyfish, playful penguins and a rainforest filled with hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Meet our new animal encounter specialists who bring dozens of cool critters into aquarium galleries to meet guests face-to-face. Just a block away from the Tennessee Aquarium, you can plunge into an amazing underwater adventure or travel to the farthest reaches of the universe at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX®3D Theater where the screen is six stories tall, the largest in the
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“Nothing could be finer” than to dine at the Choo Choo Terminal Station. The Choo Choo opened in 1909 as a terminal station; it now houses several restaurants, intriguing shops and a world-famous miniature train display.
Begin your day bright and early on the way to historic Lookout Mountain.
A fascinating underground experience begins your day on the mountain. A guided tour of Ruby Falls takes you along a level, paved walkway, revealing a beautiful cavern with unique formations and spectacular 145’ waterfall. Afterwards, view Chattanooga from their Lookout Tower.
Prepare for a thrilling ride on “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” the Incline Railway. The world’s steepest passenger railway takes you “above the clouds” to the highest point on Lookout Mountain. Board the Incline at the lower station.
A short drive leads you to the Battles for Chattanooga Museum. This 3-dimensional presentation of Chattanooga’s Civil War history features miniature figures, lights and sound effects detailing the major battles fought here in 1863.
Walk across the street to Point Park, the famous site of the Civil War battle known as the “Battle Above the Clouds.” The park also offers you a magnifi cent view of Chattanooga and its surrounding mountains.
View beautiful homes on your way to Rock City Gardens. You can enjoy lunch on your own at the Big Rock Grille before you begin your tour at this unique garden. You will stroll between huge boulders and down the garden pathway which gives this geological wonder its name. Your view of seven states from Lover’s Leap will highlight your walk.
Your next adventure will be at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Here you will tour 40 acres of railroad history on a historic steam locomotive, traveling along a 6 mile loop on the pre-Civil War rail lines in Chattanooga.
Enjoy dinner and dancing while cruising down the scenic Tennessee River aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat.
Depart for the Bluff View Art District. Enjoy this turn of the century neighborhood with a gallery, sculpture garden, coffeehouse and bakery. Then, tour the Hunter Museum of American Art, where you can enjoy a scavenger hunt. Have lunch on your own. Head for home with great memories of Chattanooga.
Food critics from around the nation are discovering Columbus’ culinary scene, with the Washington Post calling Columbus “A Certified Food Lovers’ Town.” Experience the many flavors of Columbus on this three-day tour.
Waterways, coastal towns, and marine landscapes have always played an important role in Quebec. With the St. Lawrence bisecting the area, they’ve played a vital role in the development of the region. Today, they form the backbone of Quebec’s immense tourism and entertainment network. Whether you choose to visit Quebec on a major cruise line, or explore these local water routes, you’ll get a fresh prospective of Quebec from its waterways.
From kitchen gardens and window boxes to one of the largest botanic gardens in the World, Quebec takes makes full advantage of the summer growing season. Not only is this a great time to get out and explore the gardens, but it is also high season for our outdoor concert season. Add to that the many terrace dining opportunities and al fresco theater experiences and you have a rich, original experience in Quebec.
5 days from churches, speedways, & wildlife, to an Internment Camp.
From a 12th century priory and 15th century manor to plantations and grand gardens, the Historic Richmond Region is filled with flora and fauna that will excite and inspire you. Rich displays of beauty are everywhere.
Railroads, Riverboats and the Civil War
During the Civil War, Savannah was one of the most important cities for the Confederacy, and the goal of Gen. W.T. Sherman’s army as he marched to the sea to resupply his men in late 1864. General Robert E. Lee spent three separate periods of his life in Savannah—including February-March 1861. There are many Civil War sites not to be missed in this beautiful historic city.
Quebec has a well-deserved reputation as a gastronomic destination. While there is a preponderance of great restaurants in its major cities, some of the area’s most delightful tables can be found at countryside tables. Whether you’re dining in centuries old farmhouses, alfresco terraces, or near the fire at the local bistro, you’ll find being closer to the land produces fantastic experiences. Come explore these back roads of Quebec.
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