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*Arizona:  

Arizona, the Grand Canyon State!

Come to Arizona and visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. You will truly be amazed by the vastness of natures creation. Stroll the rim of Bright Angel Trail or strap on your hiking boots and head down into the canyon. If you plan it right – you could take a mule ride down to the Phantom Ranch for a few nights stay - be sure you book well in advance – it’s worth it!

Want to escape the heat – there are some great Water Spots – not to be missed. A must see is the Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon – a scenic hike with the refreshing reward of a dip in this clean, blue water!

While visiting Arizona you’ll be sure to road trip for your scenic pleasure – the landscape of this part of the US is unlike anywhere else. One of the most famous roads trips, "The Mother Road - Route 66". Check it out!

You may be surprised to learn, but there is skiing in Arizona . Just 2 hours north of Phoenix, in Flagstaff there is some great winter fun.

Don't miss a getaway in Sedona - described by many as a "peaceful and thought provoking place". Sedona offers wineries, the Out of Africa Wildlife Park, national parks like Red Rock State Park .

For some "City Life" check out Scottsdale and Tucson offering the urban appeal of museums, theatre, and some great shopping. There are abundant golf courses and a thriving Spa industry to pamper yourself while traveling Arizona.

Arizona has it all - hike, horseback ride, bike, camp or RV, golf, shop, swim, boat, raft, rest & relax….. Take your pick. Be sure to catch an amazing sunsets and star gaze at the amazed at the Arizona night sky.



*Boston: Boston/Cambridge

For a "wicked good time" come to Boston, a big city feel, conveniently small in size. Also known as a walking city, you can "hoof it" around town following the historic Freedom Trail, have lunch in the North End (the Italian section of Boston) for great food, drink and desserts or visit nearby  famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market to meander the stores  and sample some international flavors.  Travelers also visit Downtown Crossing,  where they shop for great deals at the famous Filene’s Basement or pay a premium price on fashionable Newbury Street.  When your feet have had enough of walking, hop on a Trolley Tour or the famous Duck Tours and enjoy a narrated history of Boston and its neighborhoods.   There are many cultural and educational museums to visit including the Isabella Gardner Stewart, Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science or the Aquarium.  Looking for some relaxing action, rent a sail boat and enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the Boston and Cambridge skyline or head to a sporting event - Boston Red Sox, Celtics, or Bruins.

 

Cambridge is just over the Charles River.  Enjoy the cultural diversity and liberalism of this town.  See Harvard University  and walk among this great educational institution.  Hangout in Harvard Square; people watching is at a premium here, enjoy the many street acts and musicians performing around the "Square".  Sagent recommends visitors to look into purchasing a "Go Boston Card" for entry to over 60  attractions in and around Boston.  Boston has something to offer everyone.


*Cape Cod:  The Atlantic Ocean rolls upon the sandy shores of Cape Cod and  the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  From quiet, quaint seaside villages to bustling towns- there is much to see down the Cape coastline.  Travelers enjoy the arts and culture, shops, wooded bicycle paths and endless array of land and sea activities. Visit countless historic sites and landmarks, each telling the proud role that Cape Cod has played in American history.  Visit picturesque Hyannisport Harbor with views of the famous Kennedy compound, as well as a visit to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. 

 

*Martha’s Vineyard: is the closest island off the coast of Cape Cod.  You can hop a ferry from either Woods Hole or Hyannis.  Upon arriving on island, you can rent bikes, mopeds, a jeep or hire a cab to show you around the island.  From the bustling towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, to the quiet and pristine parts of the island of Aquinnah – this destination cannot be missed. Aquinnah provides a beautiful backdrop of the famous clay cliffs standing tall along the Atlantic shoreline.  Edgartown offers a different view - you’ll surely catch a glimpse of some of your favorite stars like Ted Danson, Bill Murray, Jim Beluschi, Luke Wilson and Ben Affleck to name just a few. Lastly, we cannot forget the pristine beaches from South Beach in Edgartown to the Moshup Beach in Aquinnah. 

 

*Nantucket:  As the ferry pulls into Nantucket Harbor, you’ll feel like your going back in time.  The history of a by-gone era is strong.  Visit the museums, walk the cobble stone streets, tour historic old homes or head to one of the many scenic beaches.          

Read Sage’s Adventure on Cape Cod.


*California: Los Angeles, Monterey, Napa Valley, Palm Desert, San Diego, Santa Barbara


*Los Angeles:  Los Angeles offers California adventure, weather, abundant activities, cultural diversity, beaches, shopping, palm trees, and a vibrant culture.  A visit to Getty museum in the Malibu Hills offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and is a must see! This site houses oil paintings, vintage clothing, and antique furniture from around the globe.    The Griffith Observatory, located in the Hollywood Hills, offers star gazers a view of stars gleaming in the sky while providing a history of the universe.  Others prefer strolling Santa Monica Pier or 3rd Street Promenade - a carnival type atmosphere on a boardwalk.  For celeb sightings,  you might try Mann's Theatre for movie premieres.   Be sure to venture to Marina Del Rey and Malibu.  If you love hamburger  and hotdog joints  try famous Pinks located on Melrose & La Brea,   it’s the place to be- but be prepared to wait 45 minutes for this tasty treat. Studio tours, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Disneyland-are just a few additional suggested California adventures…. What can we say- LA is exciting and is a party!


*Monterey:  Monterey was made famous by John Steinbeck's 1945 novel Cannery Row. This was a loud industrial street mainly in the business of canning sardines.  The commercial fishing activities ended in the early 20th century, and today Cannery Row is known as the hot spot with over thirty restaurants, clubs and pubs, all within walking distance. Hundreds of shops and art galleries line the street. The wonderful Monterey Bay Aquarium you’ll find located at the west end.  Monterey Bay is full of kelp forests below the waterline, but the sea otters, sea lions, whales, and birds are all there ready to greet you. Kayaking is a popular sport here with the bay being quite still on a summer day. While driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway, we viewed some deserted beaches that seemed ideal for enjoying the sun and sand.

Carmel, Salinas and Big Sur State Park are all close and are a must see and you’re just 2 hours south of San Francisco!! 


*Palm Desert:  Palm Springs is indeed the year-round premier vacation destination. We have something for everyone in Palm Springs: sunning, shopping, golfing, hiking, biking, exploring, gaming, modern architecture, cultural and ethnic events, tennis, nightlife, people watching, eco-tourism and of course,  its natural beauty.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens are part zoo, part botanical garden, and totally unique. Desert animals and exotic African wildlife exist peacefully amid native plants and scenic trails. The Living Desert's Village of WaTuTu is an authentic replica of a village found in northeast Africa. Mud-walled huts with grass-thatched roofs circle a shady Elder's Grove where you can hear the rhythmic sounds of Africa.  Take a desert tour in an open-air H1 Hummer or view  the area from the sky in a Balloon above the desert tour.   Palm Springs is the place to enjoy life.   Don’t forget to check out the city’s library and museums!


*Sonoma and Napa Valley:
In Sonoma and Napa Valley, you’ll enjoy a stroll through one of the many winery’s, swim and lounge by the pool with a glass of perfectly chilled Chardonnay, or take a siesta in the shade of an ancient oak tree. This famed wine industry region is just 45 minutes north of San Francisco.   

 

The moon rises and sets several times during the night hence Sonoma Valley is known as the "Valley of the Moon".  As author Jack London, who’s home was in Glen Ellen, lived and wrote at his beloved Beauty Ranch, now an 800-acre state historic park.  Hop over to Napa Valley’s Calistoga – a  historic hot springs resort destination of wine, water, and wellness.  Both Sonoma and Napa offer great biking, hiking, wine tours, and hot air balloon rides. Or, if you prefer,  just kick back and  relax with a spa treatment.  Unique shops, galleries and fine restaurants dot this area.


*Santa Barbara: is just 2 hours shy of  Los Angeles.  This quaint and beautiful coastal town offers visitors plenty of attractions. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, one of the most beautiful small museums in the US, features exhibits on the region's history, geology, natural wildlife, marine life, and the culture of the Chumash Indians.  Be sure to visit the Old Mission in Santa Barbara.  It is one of the states most beautiful missions and offers a real historical insight. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is located on 65 acres and  features over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous California plants. A highlight of these natural gardens are five and a half miles of scenic trails through meadows and canyons, and across the historic Mission Dam.  Nestled between the wharf and marina is beautiful West Beach.  This beach is relatively quiet despite being so close to "Motel Row."  There is also Leadbetter Beach - one of the best beaches for swimming and family fun. This beach is lined with a grassy picnic area and numerous barbecue pits.  After a long day be sure to head to State Street for dining and strolling around the shops.


*San Diego:  Southern California living! San Diego has much to offer its visitors. Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park, is home to major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo. Walk or ride a double-decker bus throughout this expansive park which is home to over 4,000 rare and exotic animals exhibited in a beautiful setting.  In the Little Italy District, stroll the Italian markets, bakeries and great authentic restaurants.  Old Town offers, history, food and fun all within easy walking distance.

 

Sprawling over sixteen city blocks, the downtown district is lit with mercury vapor lamps instead of the flickering gas these days, only one of many improvements to the historic area.  Just a short trip north of San Diego is  La Jolla offering one of the best Sea Cave Kayak Tours.  You view sea birds and seals and sometimes dolphins and sea lions. Visit the Hotel del Coronado,  which is located between the blue Pacific and  San Diego Bay. 

 


*San Francisco:  San Francisco is home to the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.  Golden Gate Park is a perfect picnic spot or day hike.  Chinatown, boasting the largest Chinese population outside of Asia, offers bargains abound and dining on dim sum is a must.  Take a cable car on Powell Street down to Fisherman's Wharf where  you’ll enjoy excellent food such as  lobster, crab, and clam chowder for dessert J. Treat your sweet tooth  to wonderful Ghiradelli chocolate or enjoy an incredible ice cream sundae.   You can visit the aquarium, take a ferry around San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, stroll down Lombard Street, or visit various museums.  Many of the cities museums offer free admission at night.    Check the museum web sites for more info.

Just 45 minutes north of San Francisco, is Sonoma and Napa Valley perfect for either a day or weekend jaunt.


*Connecticut:  From small cities, to New England villages, Connecticut is definitely a state to explore.  You can day trip to Mystic Seaport where  everything is within walking distance; an aquarium, great little shops and restaurants from the famous Mystic Pizza to fine bistro dining.  Feeling lucky?  Then head to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods, the largest casino in the world – yes in Connecticut!!!  If you prefer not to gamble, there’s shopping, spa’s or take in a show or concert.  Be sure to explore Connecticut’s Gold Coast in Fairfield County, just 40 minutes from New York City.  Enjoy a beach day at Sasco Beach, it’s small, quiet, and peaceful setting is perfect for sunning, swimming or kayaking.  For some outdoor hiking, there’s Bear Mountain at Mount Riga State Park.  It’s one of the most popular hiking destinations in the state offering unrestricted views from the summit.  Whether it’s excitement or a relaxing atmosphere you’re craving, Connecticut has it all and it’s close to Boston, Vermont, and New Hampshire for weekend getaways. 


*Delaware:  Travel to Delaware, the first state in the union, to enjoy the wonderful east coast weather and fun activities this state has to offer.  Catch an open-air movie at the area’s last drive-in theater, the Diamond State Drive-In Movie Theater.  For a taste of Delaware’s history, visit the Air Mobility Command Museum, try the flight simulator! Make sure to see the Hagley Museum & Library and the Old Swedes Church, originally built in 1628.  Delaware is rich in artistic ability with people showcasing their talents all across the state in galleries such as the Mezzanine Gallery.  Delaware’s true beauty rests in the endless outdoor activities.  Spend the day golfing at one of the many gorgeous courses in Sussex County.  With close proximity to the Jersey Shore and miles of coastline, a day at a beach such as Dewey Beach is essential.  Travel to Brandywine County to enjoy the River Valley full of plush forests and lakes.  Looking for something new?  Cruise over to Dover International Speedway, the Monster Mile, to watch a NASCAR event and many other racing activities. 


*Denver:  Also known as Mile High City, Denver sit at 5,280 feet (one mile) above sea level.  With a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Denver offers outdoor recreation with miles of bike trails, city parks to hike in, and water sports too.  You’re only a short distance to Bolder and Keystone for summer and winter fun.  Be sure to bring your sun block; you’ll need it no matter what the season or weather you’re having here in Colorado.  After a busy day of skiing, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, river rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding or even just riding in a car, there's no better place to chill out and soak your stiff or sore muscles than in one of Colorado's great hot spring pools.  Many of Colorado's geothermal wonders are located in remote spots, unimproved, and if you like, clothing-optional.


*Florida:  Peaceful beaches, amazing sunsets, nocturnal fun, a melting pot of cultures,  thrilling recreational opportunities and exciting attractions.   Dive or snorkel in the blue oceanic waters.  Wherever you are in Florida, you’re just a few hours drive to some of the best dive sites.  Ecotourism guides can be found throughout the state as well.  A recommended tour along the west central coast of Florida is the Sunshine River Tours.  Here you’ll find the spring fed, crystal clear waters of the Homosassa and Crystal River home to Manatees.  You can swim with these gentle creatures for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime that will be sure to bring a smile to your face.  Or take an airboat tour and experience the abundant wildlife and birds.  Beautiful Florida offers colorful destinations to pursue your own interests  and create memories of your time in the Sunshine State.  Florida has it all… or just enjoy "The Art of Doing Nothing".


*Fort Lauderdale:  Located just 30 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale offers  miles of beautiful beaches along the Atlantic blue ocean. These shimmering waterways, soft sandy beaches, and a lush tropical climate make Greater Fort Lauderdale a perfect place for aquatic activities.  Above and below the water, you won’t find as many enjoyable things to do anywhere else in the world.  If you like to fish, you’re moments from some of the finest saltwater and freshwater fishing spots to be found anywhere on earth. If you’re a diver or snorkeler -- or if you want to learn how to be one --  Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the most colorful coral reefs in the hemisphere, along with a remarkable assortment of intriguing undersea wrecks. You might even want to hop aboard a local party cruise or take a jaunt to the Bahamas. They’re closer than you think! 


*Hawaii:  Aloha, Welcome to Paradise! Sink your toes into the beautiful white-sand beaches such as Waikiki Beach and enjoy year-round sunshine and crystal clear water. Experience an authentic Hawaiian luau with dinner and drinks at Paradise Cove. Visit The Polynesian Cultural Center featuring a scaled down version of the 7 Pacific island villages on 42 tropical acres. For a taste of history, visit the USS Arizona Memorial, a 184-foot memorial honoring the 2,338 Americans who perished aboard this vessel during the attacks on Pearl Harbor in WW II. Hawaii, a geological hot spot formed by volcano plumes, still has many active volcanoes such as Mauna Kea and Kilauea. Check out the Honolulu Zoo (http://www.honoluluzoo.org/), the largest zoo in America or dive right into the ocean with a mask and snorkel to swim among the fish. Feeling adventurous? Swim with the sharks on a trip with Hawaii Shark Adventures , a favorite of all visitors to Hawaii .

  


*Maryland:  Enjoy an unforgettable journey through Maryland, from Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Eastern Shore,  to Maryland’s historic state capital of Annapolis and the majestic Allegheny Mountains.  Hike or drive along a network of Civil War Trails, explore the Historic National Road, and be sure to stop in Baltimore at the birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and indulge in the state’s rich, multicultural heritage.  Maryland offers four seasons of recreational pursuits like sailing, golfing and skiing. Other recreations include hiking, history, and kayaking.  Maryland offers culture and big-city excitement with Main Street memories.  

Maryland has the legendary taste of great local seafood, ethnic foods from around the world and down home traditional fare.  Be sure to enjoy Maryland’s Famous Crabs!


*Michigan: The state motto is "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." Explore the two peninsulas and four Great Lakes.  Road trip along the 3,200 miles of lakeshore to unspoiled beaches,  climb the dunes and explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore just south of Glen Arbor, or hike through three other national parks. Take a ferry to Mackinac Island  where its Victorian image has been preserved by its small population of 500 permanent residents and scores of summer residents.  The island remains pretty much as it was in the 1890’s with Queen Anne and Victorian style houses that were built at the turn of the last century but still stand in pristine condition.  Visit one of the many 115 lighthouses that grace the shores and experience authentic beach towns where you’ll find antique shops to stroll.  Inland, you can escape to one of the 10,000 inland lakes to fish, canoe, kayak or sail.   


*Miami:  Greater Miami offers fashion, pop culture, and entertainment in a tropical, trendy, and bustling atmosphere.  Head to South Beach,  where Art Deco buildings have been painstakingly restored to their 1930s and '40s splendor. Lincoln Road Mall is a must for visitors where you can dine at the many restaurants and enjoy the local favorite-  Stone Crabs.  Experience the rich heritage of different cultures- such as Little Havana, the Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti, and the Miccosukee Indian Reservation on the boundaries of the Everglades, to name just a few.   You’re only a short trip to the Florida Keys where Jimmy Buffet sings about "Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude."  The Keys are casual and dedicated to preserving their laid-back nature. Leave the neckties and high heels at home.   


*Maine:  Maine is quickly gaining a reputation for being the place to go for great outdoor adventures among the many beaches and forests.  Traveler’s enjoy skiing, hiking or kayaking. There’s a wonderland of unique natural attractions.  Attractions including wildlife viewing, gardens, waterfalls, caves, cliffs and estuaries. Maine's  offers watch-able wildlife opportunities abound. Take a leisurely stroll through a wildlife reserve, embark on a whale watching or puffin watching excursion along the picturesque Maine coastline, or take a moose safari trip in the Maine woods.  Be sure to savor a steaming lobster dinner during sunset.  The city of Freeport is home to the LL Bean flagship store which is open 24 hours a day.  Here you can enjoy some outlet shopping, gallery hopping and country fairs.  Freeport is home to the LL Bean flagship store open 24 hours a day.  Lighthouse excursions, tide pool discoveries...a lifetime of new experiences are awaiting you in Maine. 


*New Hampshire:  Rich in beauty and adventure year round, New Hampshire has it all.  The seacoast offers beaches, quaint coastal villages and many art and antique shops to explore.  A short ride inland and, you’ll hit the lakes region for summer water fun in crystal clear glacier made lakes.  If it’s mountains you seek, seek no further. The New Hampshire White Mountains are a glorious site.  The Appalachian Mountain Club has many trails and huts to enjoy either a day hike or overnight trip. Fall offers some of the countries best foliage for you "leaf peepers".  Come winter, there are plenty of downhill, cross country trails, snowmobiling, or snow shoeing to get your blood flowing.

  


*New Jersey:  Pop on Bruce Springsteen’s Jersey Girl and become lost in all the exciting activities of the Garden State. New Jersey offers something for everyone from ferries to visit the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island to the vast array of casinos and nightlife in Atlantic City. Need a break from the heat in the summer months? Travel to Cape May and other popular destinations along the famed Jersey Shore featuring wonderful beaches and delectable dining options. Absorb New Jersey’s storied history by retracing George Washington’s footsteps along the "Crossroads of the American Revolution," or visiting Thomas Edison’s laboratory and library. Go to Camden by the water and catch a concert at the outdoor Tweeter Center. With large cities located all across the state such as Trenton, East Rutherford, and Tom’s River, New Jersey provides limitless adventures in every spot. For more information, visit Travel New Jersey.

  


*Ohio: 

Ohio has become a very popular destination for tourists as this state offers numerous activities.  This Midwestern state is deemed “The First in Flight” so be certain to stop by the United States Air Force Museum which is home to over 300 aircrafts and missiles.  While in Ohio, one must check out the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the nicest of its kind in the country.

 

If you are looking for life in a big city, become immersed in Cincinnati and Cleveland, two very unique cities.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Krohn Conservatory or take in a baseball game at The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.  Discover the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland; this museum is full of amazing rock paraphernalia spanning the many years of rock’s storied past.  Catch a show at the Porthouse Theatre or try the local beer at the Great Lakes Brewing Company.  These cities offer great dining and nightlife options as well!

 

Ohio is the birthplace of some of America’s greatest adventurers in Neil Armstrong and former Senator, John Glenn Jr., who were two of the first Americans to travel into space.  Join their legacy – travel to Ohio!     

  


*New York:  Visitors of New York embrace the motto "I love New York" as they travel through the many populations this state has to offer. Take a drive through upstate New York, characterized by beautiful green forests and national parks, on route to Niagra Falls, a massive waterfall in the northern-most portion of New York. For fun and relaxation, visit Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics and "The Miracle on Ice." New York features many unique cities worthy of a visit including Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Rochester. As the summer months roll around, explore the beautiful mansions of the Hamptons or soak up the rays in Montauk on Long Island. Ever been to a horse race? Enjoy the Belmont Stakes or the annual race at Saratoga, the place to be in August. As each season brings different weather and climate to New York, immerse yourself in the many opportunities for fun in this thriving state.

  


*New York City:  Every person, at some point in life, must visit "The City." Grab a slice of New York thin crust pizza, or a fresh NY deli bagel and be a tourist. Visit The New York Aquarium and the Central Park Zoo. Check out a baseball game at Yankee Stadium then take in some of the great architectural marvels of the city including Rockafeller Center and The Empire State Building. When the sun goes down, visit Times Square and become lost in the lights and pace of life in this busy location. Laugh with the stars while viewing a world-famous Broadway performance or take in a concert or comedic performance at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. Still have some energy? Adventure out to the bars and nightclubs which stay open until the sun breaks the horizon. Fun and entertainment abound in NYC, the city which truly never sleeps.

  


*Phoenix: is the sixth largest city in the U.S. with a lively downtown.  Shop blocks of trendy fashion stores, antiques shops and art galleries that feature  contemporary, Western realism, American Indian, and traditional art.  Climb Camelback Mountain is -  the highest mountain in Phoenix, and take it all in.  Sightseeing is spectacular with the temperate weather and natural beauty.   Soar over the Sonoran Desert in a two-seat glider or hot-air balloon.  Go boating on one of the three lakes,  Tempe Town Lake,  Lake Pleasant or at Bartlett Lake.   There are many tour companies that offer desert excursions to abandoned gold mines, or other sites filled with ruins more than 500 years old.   Outside Phoenix, near Deer Valley, is a site of ancient rock carvings, or petroglyphs.  These amazing land formations offer incredible breath-taking views of the living desert.

 

Biosphere II 2 hours from Phoenix. No matter where you find yourself, there is always something to do.    Phoenix is close to Los Angeles,  San Diego, and  Las Vegas.


*Las Vegas:  The glittery, glamorous, neon lit casinos arise like a mirage out of the desert.  Also known as "The Entertainment Capital of the World",  it’s the most elaborate playground in the world.  The attractions include fine dining and mouth watering excellent buffet's, outlet shopping, the dancing fountains at the Bellagio, gambling, Vegas shows and so much more. 

If it’s the outdoors you seek you don’t have to go far. Just 30 minutes south, you’ll arrive at the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.  An hour north in the Mojave Desert, is the   The Valley of Fire in the Mojave Desert., with it’s natural beauty of  red sandstone outcroppings, petrified logs, petroglyphs, and hiking trails are some of the natural scenery you will take in. There are also ghost towns that are truly deserted, not repopulated with souvenir vendors and gunfight reenactments. The wind blows through these old towns where only the memories and buildings stand now.  A trip to Mt. Zion National Park,  Utah is just 2 hours from Vegas in Utah.  Well worth the drive, it is absolutely beautiful and one of the most peaceful places you will ever visit.   The dramatic landscape of canyons and soaring cliffs formed by wind and water is truly amazing.  Las Vegas is within a days drive to Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego.  


*Rhode Island:   Despite its status as the smallest in state in the United States, activities abound in this great state!  For a taste of history, make sure to visit the beautiful and colossal mansions built during the 1800’s in Newport, Rhode Island.  Newport offers a gorgeous harbor and coastline which really accentuates the New England feel of this historical town.  Portsmouth is another beautiful town by the water which is home to The White Horse Tavern.  There exist plenty of shopping, dining and adventure options in these coastal towns including the Newport Regatta in the summer. 

 

Looking for some hustle and bustle?  Make sure to visit Providence, a great city located in the heart of Rhode Island.  This fun city boasts activities for all tastes. Enjoy the Roger Williams Zoo and the Rhode Island School of Design’s Art Museum.  For shopping and dining options, visit the always entertaining Thayer Street located near Brown University. 

 

Rhode Island offers fun and activities for every season of the year.  Whether its catching some rays on the beach in the summer, watching the leaves change to beautiful colors in the fall, or checking out a sporting event at one of the many colleges in the winter, there is always something fun on the horizon in Rhode Island!  Rhode Island additionally boasts very close proximity to Boston, New York City and many other New England destinations.

 

*San Antonio:  Rich in culture, history, and Old World charm,  San Antonio is the top tourist destination in the Lone Star State.  You’ll experience the cultural crossroads and enjoy the flavors from Native American, Old Mexico, Germany, African Americans, and the deep South.  Enjoy the Euro-Style sidewalk cafes along the Paseo del Rio – the famous River Walk.  The River Walk is where you can spend countless hours frequenting the shops and restaurants, and sip a fresh margarita while listening to bands pour passionate tunes during the sunset.  Ahh...San Antonio.  See the historical sites, such as the most famous is the Alamo., Or, if you choose, but you must see  view all the Missions and the church where Davy Crockett is buried.  Take a horse drawn carriage ride around town and through King William district.   For outdoor adventure, one and a half hours northwest of San Antonio, there is Lost Maples State Natural Area and Hill Country Adventures.  It offers travelers  birding and wildlife tours and river tours by kayak. 


*Utah: ranks among the most intriguing destinations in the U.S. This big western state has magnificent mountain peaks, stark deserts, colorful canyons, and the second saltiest body of water on Earth. The blue sky is amazing in contrast to the red cliffs and canyons.  You get a sense that you are very small and the world is a big place. Utah is home to five national parks and seven national monuments, making it a paradise for travelers who love the outdoors. The state is justly famous for its excellent skiing, river rafting, kayaking, golfing, bicycling, and backpacking. Be sure to explore caves at  Timpanogos Cave National Monument and be dazzled by the helicites and anthodites decorating caverns.   The largest concentration of natural stone arches in the world is found in Arches National Park. These are just a few of the great natural wonders you’ll experience in Utah.


*Virginia: is where the United States was born.  Go back in time and explore historic Williamsburg.  Virginia has a vast wine country and numerous breweries to visit.  Stroll the quaint cobblestone streets of Alexandria and visit shops, art galleries and historic sites including Washington's "town house" and Robert E. Lee's boyhood home. See where the first President lived, George Washington’s lived at   Mount Vernon Plantation. For some hiking and picnicking, visit the 800 acre Great Falls Park located in McLean, along the Potomac River.  For some summer jazz, blues and folk music in the open air theatre visit Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna.   For even greater outdoor adventuress, head to the Appalachian Trail  and enjoy hiking, the lush foliage, and  wildlife and where you can spend the night in a rustic mountain cabin.   


*Vermont: Watch the seasons change before your eyes, in Vermont communities that are culturally rich and artistically diverse. Visit the town of Woodstock and see why it’s  called a  "quintessential New England village". where you’ll be sure to be greeted with traditional New England hospitality in the many  unique shops and galleries, artisan studios, country stores and fine restaurants. Cows are a plenty in Vermont.  They have to be to be; to be home to the ice cream moguls, Ben and Jerry.  Be sure you stop by their factory in Stowe for a tour and some icy samplings.   Recreation opportunities are limitless in the thousands of  acres of forests, trails,  mountains and lakes.  Activities are plenty - offering hiking, biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, snow shoeing, and sleigh rides.  Take the "Road Less Traveled " and stand where Robert Frost created his poetry. 


Washington D.C.: Explore our nation’s capital where there are enough museums and destinations to keep you busy for your entire stay - you’ll never be bored. The Metro will take  you where you want to go. Change trains in Union Station. But first explore this beautifully restored train station as it which houses shops, restaurants, a nine-screen movie complex and both Amtrak and Metrorail train stations.  You can visit the White House, Lincoln Monument, National Gallery of Art, Congress, or Smithsonian Institution Museums. Once you have had your educational fill, then  venture to trendy neighborhoods of Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, or Dupont Circle where you’ll find popular taverns, restaurants, shopping and clubs.   where you’ll hear the tumble of Jazz notes tumble out the windows.  If  you love jazz, then be sure to tour the private home of composer Edward "Duke" Ellington located in the nearby historic Shaw neighborhood.    Head to the highly acclaimed Kennedy Center for highly acclaimed world class performances.   For you outdoor enthusiasts, tackle the   Potomac River kayaking as it winds past the elegant marble tributes to America's great leaders. All the museums and parks are free.

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*RV Travel:  RV’ing is a great way to see the country, while you enjoy your career as a healthcare traveler.    More and more travelers are choosing RV Travel as a work-lifestyle choice.  Live and work anywhere, with all the comforts of home. Roving the open road, and seeing the sights along the way, until you arrive at your next destination assignment.  Sagent Healthstaff offers our RV Travelers the option of a lodging stipends with a tax advantage.  You may choose to follow the seasons, Cape Cod in the Summer, Florida for the Winter….the many choices are yours!


*Local Travel: 

"Home Sweet Home" – there’s nothing like it.  Working with Sagent as a local traveler, you don’t need to leave home to enjoy all the great benefits that healthcare travelers enjoy.  Sagent has strong regional markets and can offer our local healthcare travelers  employment options locally where you live all while.  You’ll  benefit from Sagent’s regional support.  Many of the healthcare travelers working with Sagent are living and working in their home states.  Should you decide to "Hit the Road" in the future, Sagent is the company that can take you to great travel destinations such as, New England, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington DC to name just a few. Contact a Sagent Recruiter to learn how you can start your career as a local traveler.

 

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