Today, head southwest to discover Mont-Saint-Michel, a granite island in the middle of a massive bay under the influence of Europe's biggest tides. In 708 AD, legend has it the archangel Saint Michael ordered the construction of an abbey on this spot. The abbey has evolved through time into a multistoried, awe-inspiring edifice. Upon entering, a tour takes you through the cloister, refectory, and several other rooms before moving into the heart of the abbey. After your visit, wander the narrow circular streets which lead to the ramparts for stunning views, and enjoy lunch in one of the quaint restaurants.
Today's drive takes you four hours southeast to the Loire Valley, which has some of France's most beautiful landscapes and castles. You'll be heading to Tours, once the capital of the Kingdom of France. Once you've arrived and checked in to your hotel, meet with your guide for a city walking tour. Explore the Old Town, one of Europe's largest conserved urban areas that's rich with history and character.
The San Diego Zoo, in Balboa Park, is huge, with most animals housed in recreations of their natural habitats. It's a great family attraction, as there are many ways for kids to interact with and learn about the animals. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a drive-through wildlife experience in Escondido, about an hour away. It's done in an African safari-style jeep, and you get to see rhinos, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, and more.
Looking for more outdoor fun at one of the best safari zoos Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari also offers more opportunities to see these glorious creatures up-close! In the popular Safari Off-Road Adventure, a skilled driver will take families near wandering wild animals in their natural habitats. Keep an eye out for Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs and other exotic creatures! Afterward, the driver will also stop at Camp Aventura, where kids can zip line, pet reptiles, or feed birds. With so much to offer this is truly one of the best drive-through safari parks near New Jersey!
Lion Country Safari is a one-of-a-kind Florida experience! Featuring a drive-through and walk-in safari, a group of entrepreneurs developed it to bring an authentic African experience to the U.S. South Florida was the perfect location because of the warm climate and plentiful land! Luckily, families can still enjoy their fruitful idea today, whether on foot or in a vehicle. In the spirit of Lion Country Safari being the first U.S. drive-through safari, however, definitely tour the preserve via car first! Split into sections like Gir Forest and Las Pampas, the park is home to various wildlife visible from your window. Kids can spot African lions, ostriches, wildebeests, and more as you traverse through 600 acres of almost 1,000 animals.
At 10:55 a.m. on a Thursday in January, Schnur is working in the kitchen of her dad's $6.8 million, 5,600-square-foot home on Hibiscus Island in Miami Beach. Out back, small speed boats and large yachts float by on the bay just feet from a long infinity pool. When a van pulls in front and the doorbell rings, her colossal golden retriever, Kingston, dashes to the door and stares through a large window. Schnur, wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and dark skinny jeans, pushes the dog to the side and greets a delivery driver.
The Renaissance marks the beginning of capitalism through the formation of capital holding companies that engaged in expensive and risky trade with Russia, the Far East, and other remote trading sites. The Muscovy Company, the East India Company and the West India Company all, from time to time, provided handsome profits for their investors. Shakespeare was a direct and indirect beneficiary of this activity. Directly, he himself invested in the newly built Globe Theater and realized income from the profits of the theater. Although the Globe was more of a partnership than a stock holding company, it nevertheless represented profit generated not from land, as would have been the case in the medieval period, but from joint investment in a business enterprise. Indirectly, he benefited from the general prosperity of London, a center for trade with its direct but protected access to the English Channel via the Thames River, on whose south bank the Globe stood providing entertainment to city traders and to not a few sailors, I would imagine. Let me add a cautionary remark, I am not suggesting that Shakespeare is the product of early capitalist enterprise; however, I am suggesting that a more open climate allowed people like Shakespeare to prosper and succeed.
WHEN: Dec. 31, 2022; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE: Reynard Social (Thompson Denver hotel)Live beats, burlesque and belly dancers, champagne toasts, midnight snacks, and so much more make Reynard Social's Parisian Cabaret just the New Year's vibe you need. This year, they're bringing Parisian elegance and a touch of mischief to your NYE festivities. For one night only, they're transforming the sixth-floor lounge of the Thompson Denver hotel into a Parisian experience. Think Moulin Rouge-inspired themes throughout complete with equal parts classy and naughty. Tickets are $125.
WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2022 (excluding Christmas)WHERE: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Cañon CityIn an experience sure to become a time-honored Christmas tradition, you're invited to drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge, 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, while it's decked out in thousands of holiday lights. Driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge is not regularly offered outside of pre-arranged car club groups, so this is truly something special! Guests can purchase hot cocoa, coffee or cider in a Bridge of Lights souvenir cup and holiday cookies to enjoy while driving through the light display.
WHEN: Thru Jan. 2, 2023WHERE: Water World, Federal HeightsLoad up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience the holiday season like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you'll hear right through your radio. You'll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. It's like being immersed in another world. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.)
WHEN: Thru Jan. 2, 2023WHERE: Bandimere Speedway, MorrisonLoad up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience the holiday season like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you'll hear right through your radio. You'll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. It's like being immersed in another world. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.)
WHEN: Thru Jan. 2, 2023WHERE: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, AuroraLoad up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience the holiday season like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you'll hear right through your radio. You'll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. It's like being immersed in another world. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.) 59ce067264