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Crossed by rivers, mountains and vineyards, Portland, “City of Roses” offers more than an urban adventure. A short drive from downtown Portland are wineries, rivers perfect for kayaking, and the glorious foothills of Mount Hood. A vibrant arts community, dozens of urban parks and green spaces, a lively downtown and a system of world-class public transport are just some of the reasons that make this city one of the most pleasant country to live.
The land of wine
Also known as “wine country” of Oregon, Willamette Valley, located in the heart of Oregon agriculture is a major wine regions of the state. With their stalls alongside the roads, markets for local produce during the harvest season in spring and summer, and covered bridges, attracts drivers to explore the back roads. Among its rolling hills are over 200 wineries that produce a variety of wines.
With 300 days of sunshine and abundant snow in winter, the high desert region of central Oregon is an idyllic setting for sports lovers. Revive your spirit with a wide range of possibilities such as world class golf in over 25 fields unique, coveted fly-fishing at over 150 rivers and lakes, and outdoor adventures, including hiking, climbing at Smith Rock and a number of snow sports at the top of Mount Bachelor (Mount Bachelor). The region also boasts an impressive selection of restaurants and breweries, a vibrant nightlife, exceptional hospitality and a growing art scene.
National Park Crater Lake (Crater Lake National Park)
Crater Lake, classified as the deepest lake in the United States and seventh deepest in the world, is located in southern Oregon. The lake lies within a volcanic basin originated 7.700 years ago, after a major eruption of Mount Mazama. Currently, this deep and crystal clear lake surrounded by cliffs, picturesque islands and a violent volcanic past, offers a unique spectacle in the world, and this park of incomparable beauty is not only an excellent laboratory for study outdoors, but also popular attraction for visitors.
Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge
This much-photographed tourist attraction overlooking picturesque riverside towns, countless waterfalls and exhilarating windsurfing waters, home to four ski areas, including historic refuge Timberline (Timberline Lodge), has the longest ski season in North America and the Mt Hood Ski Bowl, which offers night skiing area’s largest. Runoff from the volcanic slopes of Mount Hood (Mount Hood) enrich the soil in the valleys below, making the Hood River Valley of Oregon regions with increased production of fruits such as apricots, apples, blueberries, pears and many others.
The Oregon Public pristine coastline, almost 650 km (4000 miles) long, consists of different terrain, from steep cliffs and evergreen forests to Sahara dune type and endless sandy beaches. Following the coast you will find a variety of unique attractions, including picturesque towns that serve the legendary seafood, historic lighthouses, superb views, wonderful parks, state museums and galleries, and world-class aquarium. Pleasant temperatures, dramatic scenery and a variety of recreational activities make the coast is one of the most popular regions of the state.
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is located in Thurmont Maryland. This small zoo is home to 600 animals in an area of 50 acres. Admission is $ 13.95 and $ 3.00 can buy food to feed the monkeys, ducks, llamas, alpacas and other animals are.
The truth is I thought I found a few animals and tour the zoo in an hour, but no, I spent over 3 hours watching the animals on display and I even ride a camel ($ 4.00) that was what I liked most. The zoo is divided by areas: Madagascar, Australia, Latin America, North America and Africa also has a variety of animals such as lions, Bengal tigers, camels, aligators, bears (sun bears are called), Read the rest of this entry »
You can go to Baltimore by car from New York City or Philadelphia, take Interstate 95 south. It is only four hours from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia. From Washington D.C. Travel by car is less than an hour north on Highway 95, or a little longer if you take the Baltimore Washington Parkway or an old route.
You can also fly into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), located about half an hour from downtown. There are many public transportation options from BWI to downtown Baltimore. You can take the MARC train, the light rail, AMTRAK passenger train, bus or private transport vans or taxis.
Route 95 around Baltimore with a circular route known as route 695. You can find many hotels, motels and modestly priced accommodations on Route 95, and near the most important outputs of the 695 beltway. Some of the best hotels are located on or near the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore.
Annapolis, the Maryland state capital and one of the oldest cities in the U.S., is located just 25 miles southeast of Baltimore. It is a beautiful small town, nestled in a picturesque setting on the Chesapeake Bay, with some of the eighteenth century architecture and best-preserved nineteenth across the country. Here is the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College, founded in 1696. These historically significant attractions are just 30 minutes drive from downtown Baltimore.
Ellicott City is a beautiful community with a restored historic district located just a few miles south of the 695 beltway around Baltimore. The central business district has a variety of quaint shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Washington DC, the capital of our nation is less than an hour south of Baltimore. You can take the MARC or AMTRAK train to Union Station, you can drive to one of the parking lots in the suburbs of Washington or you can go all the way by car to downtown Washington. There are so many monuments, museums and historical attractions in the city that does not attempt to list them all. It is one of the best tourist destinations in the eastern United States.
Without detracting from the richness of its history, it is clear that currently there is Maryland’s most illustrious son Michael Phelps, the “shark Baltimore,” the boy who is carrying the exalted honor of being the most successful Olympic medalist, after reaching 8 gold medals in previous games. And it is true that the setback to be photographed inhaling marijuana has beaten his image, but Phelps still remains a giant in the history of world swimming.
But Maryland has other things to be proud of, as the Catoctin Mountain National Park, a protected forest and magnificent senderizado, ideal for walks, picnics, walks, a rather romantic and beautiful landscapes.
The Glen Echo Park, on the other hand, which at first was a ground for the construction of an enclosure assemblies for education in 1891, 7 years later became the first amusement park in the city. Although education today plays an important role in the activities of the park. Read the rest of this entry »