When the weekend is upon us there is always that urge to get away. Then we realize that the dishes need to be done, the laundry is piling up, the dog house needs a new coat of paint and the list goes on. There are always excuses to stay, but now, there are excuses to go! Here are just 12 of those many excuses.
- March 24, 2012 – Noshing in Lower Manhattan
Experience Midtown and Downtown Manhattan food sensations and sightseeing. Norwegian smoked salmon (a New York City favorite) and Sicilian Cannoli are just a few of the City’s delicious treats. Throughout the tour you will taste a variety of ethnic treats.
- March 31, 2012 – Van Gogh Exhibit
This landmark exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents some of the most daring and innovative works Vincent Van Gogh ever created. Van Gogh’s passionate experimentation and zeal for the natural world are reflected in more than 40 close-ups of landscapes, flowers and still lifes painted during the final five years of the artist’s turbulent life.
These works helped alter the course of modern painting and have never been seen together. They will only appear in Philadelphia.
- April 15, 2012 – Longwood Gardens
We invite you to visit Longwood Gardens, which now encompasses 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows. Enjoy over 11,000 types of plants and more fountains than any other garden in the United States.
The season opens with millions of early spring bulbs, including crocus and squill blanketing the lawns. In mid-April, the Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk bursts into bloom with spring bulbs and tulips in a rainbow of color.
- May 19, 2012 – Statue of Libery and Ellis Island
Spend a day at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Since 1886, Lady Liberty has welcomed immigrants and visitors to her shores. Today, she is recognized as a symbol of freedom throughout the world. Ellis Island was once the gateway to freedom and economic opportunity for immigrants landing in the United States. More than 12 million immigrants passed through its doors between 1892 and 1954.
- May 26, 2012 – Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Come join us for Fleet Week at Intrepid. Every year vessels from all over the world visit New York harbor to honor our men and women who serve our nation in the Armed Forces. Activities to observe include tug of wars, bands, drill teams and search & rescue demonstrations. The Intrepid is located at Pier 86 in the heart of Manhattan. This unique museum is comprised of the Intrepid, an Essex Class aircraft carrier; the Growler, an original Darter class nuclear submarine and Concorde, the fastest commercial airliner ever built.
- June 10, 2012 – Kimmel Center – Beauty & The Beast
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Philadelphia! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers
including ‘Be Our Guest’ and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Academy of Music.
- June 23, 2012 – Black History Tour
Washington DC is full of rich black history that has helped to shape our nation. Join us for a day of exploring the sites in our nation’s capital including the African American Civil War Memorial, the Lincoln Emancipation Statue and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
- June 23, 2012 – Circle Line Cruise
See NYC on America’s favorite weather protected boat ride. As you completely circle the island of Manhattan, you’ll see 25 landmarks including a magnificent close-up of The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, United Nations, Yankee Stadium and Harlem. You’ll see more on this cruise than you would see on a 3-day driving tour.
- June 30, 2012 – Cape May Zoo and Whale Watch
Come join us for a day of fun and excitement full of animals and marine life. We will start off the day with free time at the Cape May Zoo, which is home to over 250 species and more than 500 animals. Among the many animals, you will see the newest additions to their zoo, two beautiful snow leopard cubs. Be sure to check out the train and carousel rides that are also available. Then it’s off to the Marina for a three-hour whale & dolphin watching cruise.
- July 28, 2012 – Franklin Institute – Dead Sea Scrolls
Come join us for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Franklin Institute, featuring one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls. This exhibition offers an unparalleled glimpse into the ancient past. View four never-before-seen Scrolls, the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible and an actual three-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized.
- June 29, 2012 – Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world.
Zoo exhibits provide terrific views of such animals as lions, tigers, elephants, bears, zebras, giraffes and other magnificent creatures. Visitors, with even a modest telephoto lens can make images that look like they were taken in the wild.
- September 29, 2012 – Seaside Spirits II with Charles Adams III
Join noted local author, Charles J. Adams, III, on a tour of haunted sites in Allaire State Park and Asbury Park, NJ. Ghosts, “eerie” feelings and “odd” occurrences have been reported at each of these sites. Who knows what may happen….
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