Visiting NYC

Posted on 05 May 2018 (0)

New York is comprised of 5 boroughs namely: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queen, The Bronx and Staten Island. Manhattan is most visitors’ go-to place, as it is famous for its wide choice of hotels, historic attractions, Broadway shows, spas, and some scenic points. There are three main tourist areas in Manhattan, and each of these areas has their distinct personality, they are- Uptown, Middletown, and Downtown. You can book your hotel in any of the areas you want just to be within walking distance of your go-to places. We traveled with another couple while celebrating our 10th year in business at Mesa Towing Services.  Here are some fabulous places to see while you are there.  We will certainly go back!

FAMOUS MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS IN NEW YORK CITY

Uptown Manhattan is where the Central Park and some famous museums like – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim and the American Museum of National History. Middletown Manhattan is home to famous attractions like the Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Downtown features some diverse areas such as SoHo, Chinatown, TriBeCa, the Financial District and the Village. You can get some of the best sights of Downtown Manhattan at the South Street Seaport and Battery Park. For a view of the Middleton, find your way up to the terrace at Wollman Rink.

Times Square is a must-see for every visitor in the city. Whether you intend to purchase some discounted Broadway tickets or you just want to have a New York experience, there is no other place that can offer you this than Times Square. It is famous for its large bright neon billboards. Here, you’ll find amazing restaurants, hotels, Broadway theaters and souvenir shops.

FOR KIDS

As a family, the best place to go to is the park. Here, there is a zoo, 21 themed playgrounds, statues from famous children’s stories, Marionette Theater, a historic Carousel, and a large lake. Kids will fall in love with the historic ships at South Street Seaport located in Downtown Manhattan., the Hayden Planetarium and American Museum of National History.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Every summer, Lincoln Center Out of Doors take place at Lincoln Center. This festival comprises of 100 free events which include American, Brazilian, Haitian, and Pacific Rim music. If you are planning to go for your trip in summer, then you shouldn’t miss this festival because it is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in New York City.

The River to River serves as the largest free art events in the history of the city. It runs from May through September, and it presents more than 500 different kinds of performances. Events in Downtown Manhattan are held at Battery Park, City Hall Park, Castle Clinton, The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts situated at Pace University, Rockefeller Park, World Financial Center Plaza, and inter Garden and South Street Seaport.

If you are an Asian cuisine aficionado, then Chinatown is the best place for you. As an addition to the Cantonese, Szechuan and Shangainese restaurants, you’ll be offered a choice of Japanese, Thai, and Singaporean fusion dining venues.

Must See California!

Posted on 28 April 2018 (0)

The beautiful weather in California, the gorgeous scenery, and the sophisticated culture makes it a favorite destination for vacationers around the world. The list of beautiful attractions here is endless as some travelers spend about two weeks there and still have so many boxes on the things to see and do unchecked. Regardless of where you go to in California, although, planning pays. Some of our vacation tips can save you so much time, grief and money (if you follow them) before going to the Golden State.

Distance Is a Factor

California is a really big state—close to 800 miles from north to south, which makes it larger than some countries in Europe. Seeing everything in California requires so much travel time, which you have to consider if you intend to see the whole state. Traveling from Los Angeles down to San Francisco takes roughly 6 to 8 hours by car (certainly shorter by plane, although security delays and all sorts at the airport make it a wash most times). San Diego takes 2 hours from Los Angeles, and Yosemite National Park is about 3 to 4 hours away from San Francisco.  If you have a list of what you want to see and/or do, factor in the distance between these locations and plan for some driving time as well.

Public Transportation Is Not a Good Option

As feasible as traveling by train in California is, and how effective and comprehensive the San Francisco Bay area is structured, California as a whole still doesn’t have the public transport structure to make traveling super-expedient. There are way too many vacation attractions which are too dispersed to depend on bus or train travel. If you’ll be arriving in California by any other means aside driving, you should rent a car when you arrive, this will save you so much stress and trouble.

Go During the Off-Season

One of the pros of vacationing in California is that the weather there is pleasant all year round. Which means you can visit your most-preferred destinations like Alcatraz or Disneyland during the spring or fall when the crowds are lighter, and you’ll still have a good time there. Make a research on destinations that are open during weekdays and see if you go on your vacation sometime other than the holidays.

Habla Espanol?

While California is an English-speaking state which means you’ll have no difficulty whatsoever if you only speak English. California also has a significant amount of Latino population, and Spanish remains an obvious part of its culture. It won’t hurt to learn some basic Spanish phrases.

Plan for Sun

You’ve probably heard people say “it never rains in sunny California”, well it’s true, and the gentle weather has its way of catching everyone by surprise. Don’t forget to take sunscreen with you everywhere you go, you should also bring a sunhat to keep the rays away from your face. Your skin will say a big thank you if you spend long periods of time outside.

 

Visit Vancouver

Posted on 22 April 2018 (0)

If you are a lover of unique architecture, music, art, great food and scenic views, then Vancouver is the right place to go for an amazing vacation. You can take a stroll along the edge of the water in Stanley Park, see exceptional marine animals at Vancouver Aquarium, and visit the Museum of Vacation. You can also explore the vibrant neighbourhoods in Vancouver such as Granville Island, Gastown and Yaletown.

If you intend on visiting Vancouver with kids, you can go to the Vancouver Maritime Museum, English Bay Beach as well as the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Let’s talk about some of these places:

Stanley Park

Residents of Vancouver have so much love for the Stanley Park. This is the largest urban park in the city; it is also a national historic site. It’s a 400-hectare space which has attributes that can be found randomly in any West Coast habitat. By taking just a stroll, you’ll pass by the sea, through the rainforest and mountains and even along the seawall.

The Stanley Park is a place where you can enjoy your solitude, admire and enjoy nature, or play on the golf or tennis court.

Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver is located in Vanier Park on Chestnut Street; it is the oldest museum in the city and the largest civic museum in the whole of Canada. The museum exhibits compelling temporary displays in addition to the permanent collection; the home of the museum also includes a planetarium.

The Seawall in Vancouver

The citizens of Vancouver go out whenever the weather is nice, and most of them end up at the Seawall which is the largest waterfront path in the world and even one of the must-see places in Vancouver.

Vancouver Aquarium

This is a centre for marine conservation, animal rehabilitation and research but it is also one of the best places to go in Vancouver. The Vancouver Aquarium is the largest one in Canada and one of the largest aquariums in North America. It is over 100,000 square feet and houses over 50,000 animals.

Animals are displayed in different galleries, depending on their origin. This place is a great place to visit with kids. It is even going to be a fun experience for the whole family, guaranteed!

 

Deciding which country you should visit next

Posted on 15 April 2018 (0)

One thing that is hard that you need to know about, is how you should choose the country that you are going to visit next. It doesn’t really matter if this is the first time that you are going to a foreign country or if this is your second time. You still need to make sure that you are choosing the right country. These are things that you should consider and know so that you can decide which country is your final choice.

What activities do they offer?

The first thing that you should consider is what activities do the country have to offer. Is there something that you can do that you and your family will enjoy?

Different countries are offering different activities. Some prefer the activities, but some might get bored very easily. This is why you should make sure that you are aware of the type of activities that the country has to offer.

Is your budget enough for that country?

Some countries are a lot more expensive than other countries. Meaning that you need to make sure that your budget is going to be enough for the country you are choosing. The last thing that you want is to have a great holiday, but to end it because of lack of money.

You need to make sure that the budget that you have is going to be enough for the country you are considering. If you have a limited budget, you need to make sure that you choose a country that is cheaper.

Are there any safety problems at the moment in the country?

Another thing that you should consider is if there are any dangerous things going on in the country. The last thing that you want to do is to put your family at risk when you are actually want to enjoy a great time in a foreign country.

This is why you should research the different countries that you are considering and make sure that the countries are safe and that there aren’t any issues that can cause your family to be in danger.

What type of weather are you looking for?

Do you want a snowing, cold holiday or are you looking for a great warm beach holiday? These are something that you should consider before you choose the country for your holiday. Some countries are offering a snowing holiday, while others might offer you a great warm beach holiday.

Going on a foreign holiday? Then you need to make sure that you are choosing the right country for your holiday. This is the only way that you can be sure to have the best time ever on your foreign holiday. This isn’t something that you can do often, and therefore you need to make sure that you are choosing the right destination for a holiday that you will never forget again.