Top US Travel Destinations for 2014

Are you having trouble deciding where to vacation next year? We’ve got just the list for you. And there’s good news – you don’t have to go far for an enjoyable vacation. For the fourth year, Lonely Planet has released their top 10 US travel destinations for 2014.

  1. Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast
  2. Yosemite National Park, CA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Central Coast, CA
  5. Jersey Shore
  6. Kansas City, MO
  7. Cumberland Island, GA
  8. Las Vegas, NV
  9. Sun Valley, ID
  10. Lana’i, Hawaii

To find out why these destinations were chosen, see Lonely Planet’s complete list. And tell us, which of these locations would you like to visit? Leave a comment below, write on our Facebook page or Tweet us.

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Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Events

Labor Day Weekend is here! If you’re still looking for activities to fill your holiday weekend, we’ve got you covered. From hot air balloons festivals to historical walking tours, here are five events that will keep you busy this holiday weekend.

  1. Washington D.C.: On Sunday, Sept. 1, enjoy a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. local time. The National Symphony Orchestra performs a free Labor Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol each year, the Sunday before Labor Day. This year’s theme is Americana with works by John Williams, Mark Isham and other composers with the Wild West as the theme.
  2. Pine Mountain, Georgia: On Sunday, Sept. 1, the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival will fill the skies in Pine Mountain. If the Hot Air Balloon Festival doesn’t do it for you, there’s also a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration, and a 5K Race event. See the entire schedule of events here.

  3. Kansas City, Missouri: From Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, Kansas City celebrates Irish Fest. Irish music will be played on seven stages, and there are also workshops, exhibits and food throughout the festival. This year you’ll also be able to visit the Tourism Ireland Virtual Café, where you’ll be able to chat directly with someone in Ireland.
  4. New York City: Spend Monday, Sept. 2, getting some exercise and education at the same time. At the Labor Day Historical Walking Tour, you’ll learn about immigrant and labor history as you explore downtown NYC.
  5. San Fransisco: On Monday, Sept. 2, the Golden Gate Park Band will present a concert in Golden Gate Park. The concert will begin at 1:00pm. Special Labor Day Concert with great American and Patriotic music featuring Hall Goff, Trombone soloist along with music by Sousa, Jenkins, Victor Herbert and more!

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