USA Tour

Come visit and learn about cool sites in America!

By: Katy Kryzak, Piper Rutherford. Cassey Dillenbeck, & Katherine Miller

Liberty Bell/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historical

Facts: The Liberty Bell is a huge bronze bell that symbolizes freedom in the United States of America. This historic bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The bell was originally cast in 1752 in London, England.

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Omni William Penn Hotel, Aloft Hotel

Restaurants: Pats King of Steaks, Tony Luke's, and El Vez

Useful sites/Sources: http:www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/monuments/libertybell/
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Appalachian Mountain Trail/ Johnson City, Tennessee; Geography

Facts-

The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,200 miles long (3,500 KM). The highest elevation point is Clingmans Dome, which is 6,643 feet up from sea level. The Appalachian Trail season is early spring to early fall. If you are traveling to the Trail, I would not recommend you going during the winter season. Temperatures can drop into the negatives. The Appalachian Mountain Trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.


Hotels-

Courtyard- Johnson City, Red Roof Inn- Johnson City, and the Carnegie Hotel

Restaurants-

Main Street Pizza, Gourmet and Company, and Wellington’s Restaurant

Sources-

Tripadviser.com (Hotels and Restaurants)

USGSGeologyintheparks.com (Facts)

Appalachiantrail.com (Facts)

Useful Sites-

http://www.appalachiantrail.org

http://www.nps.gov/appa/index.htm

Video-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7AqtVPmZ4

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Walt Disney World/ Orlando Florida; Fun Site

Information: Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida opened up on October 1st, 1971. It has 4 different parks; magic kingdom, Hollywood studios, animal kingdom, and Epcot. Disney world has tons of rides, restaurants, characters, and parades & shows!


Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M4cVorQa84g

Restaurants: Chef Mickey and 50's Prime Time Cafe

Hotels: Polynesian Resort, Contemporary Resort, and The Grand Floridian

Sites used: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com

http://cheapskateprincess.com/2013/04/top-20-disney-world-restaurants/

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Wrigley field; Culture Site

Information: Wrigley field is the home of the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team. The stadium was built in 1914 but was not named wrigley field until 1926. It was originally named weegman field. Wrigley field is 1of 2 baseball fields that still has a manually operated scoreboard. Also The ivy backdrop was planted by bill Veeck in 1937. The field did not get lights until 1988. They were scheduled to be add in the early 40's but P.K wrigley donated them to the war, then the city of Chicago would not let them put up lights but finally wrigley field go them in 1988. The Cubs also have started a tradition at wrigley to sing the song Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch. The stadium can hold 41,072 people


Places to eat: Rockit Burger & Wrigley BBQ


Hotels: the inn at wrigley field & I The Ritz Carlton Chicago


Sites: http://parade.com/271495/michaelosacky/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-wrigley-field/

http://www.orbitz.com/vacations/chicago-wrigley-field/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z6_IMo7uW_k

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Lincoln Memorial; Historical

Information: In 1914 the construction of the Lincoln memorial began in Washington D.C. Henry Bacon was the designer and architect of the building, and built it to make the memorial on top of a Greek temple. It was dedicated to the 16th president Abraham Lincoln in 1922.

Hotels: Loews Madison Hotel, and the Ritz Carolton

Resturaunts: Main Avenue Fish Market, and the Founding Fathers.

Useful sites/Sources: *www.washingtondc-go.com/attractions/Lincoln-memorial-facts.html* www.enchantedlearning.com/history/U.S./monuments/lincolnmemorial/

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9/11 Memorial; Historical site

Information:9/11 memorial & museum was built because of the tragic attack on 9/11 in 2001. The memorial & museum honers all the men and woman and children who died in the 9/11 2001 terrorist attack and also the people who died during the bombing at the World Trade Center on February 26 1993


Restaurants: Shake Shack, Wich' craft, & Brooklyn Crab


Hotels: The Plaza Hotel & the New York City Marquee


Sites used:

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/restaurants/the-best-kid-friendly-outdoor-dining-in-nyc

http://www.theplazany.com

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/restaurants/rooftop-restaurants-nyc-families-will-love

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/

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White Water Rafting/ Buena Vista, Colorado; Geography

Facts-

All of the White Water Rafting rivers are located in the Rocky Mountains. There are 8 total rivers. If you plan to go Colorado, in my opinion, I think you should go White Water Rafting. Not only does Noah’s Ark (one of the water rafting companies) have rafting, they also have aerial ziplining course(and hiking)! Around the river look for canyons and mountains. Anyways, just know the deeper you sail into the river, the more rocks and rapids. White Water Rafting is perfect for family bonding, also. This Colorado mountain town is located along the world-renowned Arkansas River and is shadowed by 14,000-foot mountains.

Hotels-

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Pinon Court Cabins, and Poncha Lodge


Restaurants-

Browns Canyon Riverside Grill, Biggies, and Loback's Bakery


Sources-

www.publicnewsservice.com

www.youtube.com

www.noah\’sark.com

www.tripadviser.com


Useful Sites-

1.Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure/ Yelp

2. Tripadviser.com


1.Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure/ Yelp

2. Tripadviser.com


Video-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGNWGMXRbYA

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Riverwalk / San Antonio, Texas; Cultural

Facts-

During the year of 2011, the city of San Antonio created a walkway connecting King William through Alamo Street Dam to Eagleland. The Riverwalk is lined by bars, shops and restaurants. The majority of the population San Antonio is Spanish. So just know, you will find yourself intrigued by spanish colonial mission life and architecture. There are four more to see along the Mission Trail. It is an important part of the city’s urban fabric and a big tourist attraction.

Hotels-

Hyatt Regency, Omni La Mansion del Rio, and The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio


Restaurants-

Fig Tree Restaurant, Little Rhein Steak House, and Biga On The Banks


Sources-

visitsanantonio.com

riverwalkguide.com

thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Useful Sites-

Sanantonioriverwalk.com

riosanantonio.com

Tripadviser.com


Video-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdpMhVveBO8




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Grand Canyon/ Phoneix, Arizona; Geography

Facts: The Grand Canyon is in Arizona it is ‎277 miles (446 km) miles long, also depending on where you are it is ‎4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29.0 km) wide, and it is also ‎approx. 0.53 miles deep. Geologists admit that they do not know how the Grand Canyon formed, but for the last 140 years, they have said that the Colorado River carved the canyon over millions of years.

Hotels: Grand Canyon National Park, Phantom Ranch, Yavapai Lodge, Grand Hotel

Restaurants: El Tovar Dining Room, Coronado Dining Room, Canyon Star Steakhouse and Saloon

Useful Links: http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Chinatown/ San Fransisco; Cultural

Facts: In Chinatown the culture is almost the same as in China. They celebrate pretty much the same thing for example they both celebrate an annual Autumn Moon Festival celebrates seasonal change and the opportunity to give thanks to a bountiful summer harvest. The Moon Festival is popularly celebrated throughout China and surrounding countries each year, with local bazaars, entertainment, and mooncakes, the pastry filled with sweet bean paste and egg. The festival is held each year during mid-September, and is free to the public.

San Francisco's Chinatown was the first established in the mid-nineteenth century, attracting immigrants mostly from China's Guangdong Province.

Hotels: Palace Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, The St.Regis

Restaurant: House of Nan-King, Human Home's Restaurant, Delicious Dim

Useful Link: Sumhttp://www.sftourismtips.com/chinatown-autumn-moon-festival.html

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Sea World/ San Antonio; Fun Site

Fact: The newest of the Seaworld parks, Seaworld San Antonio Is located approximately 10 miles away from the heart of scenic Texas city. While this location is not open year-round like the other Seaworld parks, San Antonio's park offers a combination of thrill rides, animals exhibits and interactions, aquarium and shows suitable for the whole family from March-December.

Hotels: M-Star Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Omni Hotel

Restaurants: Shamu's Smokehouse, Sea Star Market, Harbor Market

Useful Links: http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/

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Universal Studios, Orlando Florida; Fun Site

Information: The Universal studios Orlando resort in Florida, is a theme park resort owned by NBC Universal. It was opened June 7th, 1990, and has lots of fun rides to go on and things to do. It's rides are based on Americas most favorite films such as, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, E.T, Transformers, The Mummy, and Shrek. This park brings these films alive in their famous virtual rides that were created to make you feel like you are in a different world, and in some of your favorite movies!

Hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Restaurants: Hard Rock Cafe, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Mama Della's.

Useful Links/Sources: https://www.Universalorlando.com/theme/Universal/studios

New Orleans, Louisiana; Cultural

Information: New Orleans is known for its upbeat, never sleep-all night life, with its live music, street shows, art, and public parties. It is a big tourist attraction, and has holidays and events like, Marty Gras. In early times different Indian tribes lived there such as, the Houmas and Choctaw. New Orleans is described as a Carribean city, with French, Spanish colonist, Cajun, and Creole settlers. In the eighteenth century African slaves were brought to New Orleans shipping port on the Mississippi River, to be sold and taken to other parts of the country.

Hotels: Renaissance New Orleans Art Hotel.

Restaurants: Mother's Cafe, Sucre, and Cafe Du Mone.

Useful Sites/Sources: 25 reasons to visit New Orleans.minitime.com/trip-tips-family-vacation-article * www.neworleansonline.com/ * New Orleans tours.com