Options are endless when planning a vacation full of fun that will leave you with great memories. Sometimes you want a cultural, learning experience in a historic location, and other times you simply want a relaxing week on the beach. Whether you are interested in city hopping in Europe, staying close to home in the U.S. or experiencing the Caribbean, there are plenty of choices for your next vacation.
Vienna is full of history, impressive buildings and delicious food. The city is easily accessible by plane or train, and once you arrive, you will be amazed by the walkability of its streets. Pedestrian and bike lanes will lead you to the city’s best attractions, such as Spanish Riding School. During the summer, you can enjoy the outdoor film festival at Rathaus, complete with booths offering a cultural array of food and the area’s best beer. Use the efficient public transportation system to explore Schonbrunn Palace and the nearby Tiergarten, also known as the Vienna Zoo. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a huge variety of Mozart-inspired desserts made with marzipan. You can find the Mozart name on anything from croissants to chocolates to gelato.
Spanish Riding School Vienna
Michaelerplatz 1, A-1010
011 (+43) 1 533 90 31
Subway lines: U1, U2 or U4 at Karlsplatz
1080 Vienna, Austria
Subway line: U2
Schonbrunn Palace and Tiergarten
Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und
011 (+43) 1 811 13 239
Subway line: U4, Schönbrunn station
Relive History in Washington, D.C.
At first consideration, a lesson in history might not seem to be an ideal vacation. Washington, D.C., is sure to change your mind. A trip to this area is filled with opportunities to explore museums and see monuments. Nothing can compare with witnessing the presence of the Lincoln Memorial for the first time, or the mixed emotions you will feel as you walk through the Holocaust Memorial Museum. With easy access by the metro, you can explore the areas outside the city as well. Consider staying in Alexandria, Virginia. This historic town is full of quiet shopping streets, local boutiques and diverse restaurants. Stop for a meal of fresh seafood, and take time to stroll down to Waterfront Park for a beautiful view.
Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
1A Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Enjoy the Tropics in Nassau, Bahamas
Traveling the Bahamas is a good way to experience the Caribbean with a short plane ride from the U.S. If you stay in Nassau, you will have access to plenty of activities to fill your time. You can check out the famous Atlantis hotel, and entertain yourself in the casino or explore the marina habitat. Go into town and shop your way through the local straw markets, where you can pick up all kinds of souvenirs for friends and family back home. If you are looking for a more intimate retreat, book your stay at a couples-only resort such as Sandals Royal Bahamian. You will experience a tropical paradise while enjoying delicious food, beautiful pools and beaches, and excellent service.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
See the Attractions in Prague
Travelers are drawn to the picturesque atmosphere of Prague year after year. The cobblestone streets and historic buildings of Mala Strana make you feel as if you’ve entered a fairytale. You can make your way over the Charles Bridge and into the Old Town Square to see the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. While it is true that the city often feels much overrun by tourists, this makes it no less of a must-see location for any traveler. When you need to get off your feet and relax with a drink, head up the hill to Letenske sady and the Letna beer garden, where you can enjoy amazing views of the city.
Church of Our Lady Before Tyn
Old Town Square
Old Town, Prague 1
Metro: Staromestska (Line A), Namesti Republiky (Line B)
Metro: Hradčanská (Line A)
Tram: 1, 8, 15, 25, 26, 51, or 56 to Letenské náměstí stop