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When is the Best Time to Visit Singapore?

The best time to visit Singapore is anytime. The island nation tends to experience a warm, tropical climate throughout the year. Singapore doesn’t have a fixed set of the season. Rainfall happens to be an everyday phenomenon even during the non-moonsoon period. Relative humidity falls between the range of 70% to 80%. April is the warmest month, January is the coolest and November is the wettest month. The island nation has two main moonsoon seasons:

  • Northeast Moonsoon Season (December to March):
    The Northeast Moonsoon has a “wet phase” (December and January) as well as a “dry phase” (February and March). The wet phase witnesses consistent moderate to heavy downpours both in the afternoons and early evenings while the dry phase is cool with little to no rainfall.
  • Southwest Moonsoon Season (June to September):
    The Southwest Moonsoon Season witnesses showers accompanied by thunderstorm between predawn to midday. However, the thunderstorms typically last for less than thirty minutes.
  • Ideal Season: The best time to visit the Island nation is when the temperature is at its best as well as when the city has school holidays. That will be from June to July and November to December.
  • February to April: The month of February and April are between the summer and winter seasons. These months are very exciting and filled with a wide variety of outdoor activities and visitors can also experience the festivities of the Chinese New Year.

What To Pack for a Trip to Singapore

General Style Tips: 

The Island nation is known to have summer all year round. So it’s recommended, you always pack your best sunblock and swimwear.

  • Casual Clothing is accepted among the people of Singapore as long as you keep it neat and clean. Clean? Well, the locals are clean freaks, and they frown at shabbiness.
  • Jeans and T-shirts also works. However, be sure to take lightweight natural fabrics including cotton, linen, and silk. This kind of fabrics will be super comfortable in the heat. Moreover, they can be washed and dried with ease.
  • You should also know that some restaurant and clubs may require more formal clothing; in essence, some of them may not accept sleeveless tops, shorts or flip flops. So, be sure to pack smart outfits and shoes just in case.
  • Most restaurants, hotels and shopping malls are fully air-conditioned, and as such it’s recommended you pack a pullover, wrap or pashmina to keep warm.
  • Also, keep in mind that the sun in the Island nation tends to be a bit harsh; so be sure to get a sunhat and remember to take your sunscreen when you hit the road or pools at any of the stunning boutique hotels in Singapore.
  • The Reimann P20 range is sure to be your best bet when it comes to enjoying 10-hour protection. A travel umbrella will also come in handy for some extra shade.

What Shoes To Pack:

  • Be sure to pack or buy comfortable shoes especially if you plan to enjoy daytime strolls. When it comes to getting super comfy shoes, we recommend you go for flip flops and sandals. Moreover, these kinds of footwear will be much easier to dry after frequent rain showers.
  • Besides your personal comfort, flip flops are also loved by the locals, especially the young ones; as such, this footwear will give you the chance to blend in perfectly. Just be sure you get ones that fit comfortably.

Clothing Tips for Men and Women:

Women –

  • Since the humidity of the nation can be a bit troublesome to the hair, it’s recommended that you get some accessories or a scarf to keep your hair neat and tidy.
  • If you are coming over for business, then you can go for a regular business dress or suit.
  • A few hand-picked pieces of custom jewelry will lighten up your outfit and make you look super gorgeous.
  • You can also cover your shoulders with your pashmina or a sarong when visiting religious sites.

Men – 

  • It’ll be ideal for men to pack shirts, long pants and jackets, especially when visiting smarter clubs and restaurants.
  • If you’re in the Island nation for business transactions, traditional business suits will work well for you. Moreover, you can choose not to wear a jacket if the day is sunny.
  • If you’re looking for travel jackets that offer both comfort and versatility, we suggest you go for the SCOTTeVEST range. These jackets also have multiple pockets as well as RFID security options.

Gear for the Weather:

  • The wettest months in Singapore are in the Northeast Moonsoon Season (November, December, and January). The weather is slightly cooler in this period. However, the rain is constant all year round.
  • Generally, rainstorms tend to be short but heavy, so be sure to take a travel umbrella wherever you go. We don’t recommend wearing a waterproof as it could be uncomfortable due to the hot and humid weather.

Other Things to Pack and Know:

  • The city boasts thousands of shops along with many shopping malls which offer high-quality products. If you happen to be a shopaholic, you’ll want to pack light. Moreover, you may have to get a fold-up bag to bring all your goodies home.
  • Do you love sightseeing? If so, be sure to get a lightweight shoulder bag or day sack to carry essentials needed for the sightseeing adventure.
  • Do you smoke? If so, you should know that smoking is prohibited in most public places in the city. Packing alternatives such as patches are sure to come in handy.
  • The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System does not allow the chewing of gum. Also, be sure not to litter the pavements as the laws are very strict and fines are high. These laws are the secret behind the cleanness of Singapore.
  • Keep an eye out for your mobile phone with a phone bunjee. It safeguards your phone against theft, loss, and damage.
  • The city’s tap water is 100% safe to drink. However, if you prefer to get bottled water, we suggest you carry a Go! Filtered Water Bottle; you can easily fill up from any source and get safe, clean drinking water without adding to the landfill.
  • You may want to get a travel adapter plug if you want to make use of electrical gadgets. You’ll also want to get a step-down voltage converter if your devices do not work with local voltage (230V).
  • Avoid paying unnecessary baggage fees. Be sure to use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you comply with the general weight allowance. What about souvenirs? You’ll definitely want to remember the great experience you had in the beautiful city of Singapore. An attractive option is bottles of Singapore Sling cocktail; be sure to put all liquids in your checked-in luggage. Moreover, Merlion (the national mascot of Singapore) tend to be featured on so many products that you can buy. In essence, there’s no shortage of souvenirs!

How to Reach Singapore

  • By Air:

Singapore has a total of eight airports, but Changi Airport happens to be the main airport. Changi is one of the best airports in Asia and it has also been repeatedly awarded as the best in the world. The airport is linked to several cities around the world including Shanghai, London, New York, Paris, Delhi, Sydney, etc. It also boasts a number of facilities including several gardens, a gym, free internet, cafes, an outdoor pool and lots of shops.

  • By Train:

The Island nation is connected to Malaysia, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur by rail. The city station operates up to three trains per day including a sleeper. The Tanjong Pagar MRT station Singapore is the main point of all departures and arrivals.

  • By Bus:

There are two major causeways that connect Singapore to Malaysia and the mainland of Asia. The city has regular bus services that operate from as early as 5 am till midnight. Buses are operated by two companies known as Causeway link and SBS.

  • By Water:

Since Singapore is an Island country, it offers regular ferry services to Riau Islands in Indonesia as well as to Tanjung Belungkor in Malaysia. Star Cruises which happens to be the third largest cruise line in the world is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime, and they’re also the best way to reach Singapore by water.

Where to stay in Singapore?

Singapore is one of the easiest countries visitors can explore all day long thanks to the metro system that makes getting around a breeze. The next question is where you can rest and relax your nerves after the day’s adventure. Many of the hotels on our list are located in the city center; either on or close to the well-known Orchard Road, an excellent area for both shopping and sightseeing.

Some of the listed hotels are magnificent and also happen to be stunning attractions in Singapore. We are going to start from the luxury hotels and go all the way down to the budget ones. Here are the most popular and highly rated hotels in the city.

  • Luxury Hotels:

Raffles Hotel is one of the most grateful landmarks in Singapore. It commenced operation in the year 1887 and has since being known as a luxury hotel set on lovely grounds and well-positioned in the city.

Marina Bay Sands is yet another iconic but modern which feature a ship-like shape which towers over the city. The hotel is also known for its famous infinity rooftop pool. For visitors who wish to enjoy the views as well a top class shopping experience, the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza and the Grand Hyatt Hotel are high-end options that offer excellent service you’re sure to love.

  • Mid-range Hotels:

When it comes to finding hotels in the mid-range category, the Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Center is sure to be an excellent choice. For the best part, it’s positioned just off the Orchard Road.

You can also opt for the Wanderlust which is located in the Little India area of Singapore. It’s a famous boutique hotel with colorful and tastefully decorated rooms. Lloyd’s Inn is yet another excellent boutique hotel small, super stylish rooms made for your maximum comfort and pleasure.

  • Budget Hotels:

One popular budget hotel which can be easily located in the city is the Victoria Hotel. Another excellent budget option is the Champion Hotel; known to be clean and comfortable, and are sure to give the best value for money.

Best Places to Visit in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands:

The Marina Bay Sands is one hot-spot that every visitor should check out before leaving the beautiful island nation of Singapore. This resort was fully erected in 2010 with a construction cost of up to US$5.7 billion, making it one of the world’s most expensive buildings. The Marina Bay Sands is a fully integrated resort that has all you need and more: a luxury hotel, an endless collection of shops, restaurants, a convention center that happens to be the largest in Asia, the ArtScience Museum and many other entertainment centers. One other thing you’ll love it see is the Marina Bay Sands Skypark – a high-rise vantage point for immersing yourself in the view of the entire city. Visitors can see a variety of attractions from the Skypark including the port, innovative double helix bridge, the Gardens by the Bay as well as the stunning skyline. You can also have fun at the indoor skating rink made with synthetic ice. Overall, the Marina Bay Sands is a perfect example of Singapore’s taste and sets them apart as a nation with love for luxury and class.

Official website – www.marinabaysands.com

Gardens By the Bay:

After taking in the view of this stunningly designed green space from the top of Marina Bay Sands, you’ll want to head over to see what it offers. The Gardens by the Bay is one Singapore’s top tourist attractions that you won’t want to miss visiting. Take a stroll through the Bay East Garden and enjoy the vibrant plant life. Once you’re done taking in the views of the East, it’s time to head to the Bay South which allows you view tropical horticulture as well as tree-like structures up to 160 feet high. You should also check out Supertree Grove where you’ll find lots futuristic structures designed for your viewing pleasure as well as rising perform certain environmental functions. This is one place a garden lover won’t want to miss visiting before heading out of the beautiful city.

Official website – www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Singapore Flyer:

Not scared of heights? If so, be sure to check out the Singapore Flyer. The Singapore Flyer is giant Ferris wheel, and it also happens to be the world’s largest giant observation wheel. You get time choose from several packages that gives you the opportunity to enjoy a nice wheel ride while immersing yourself in the view of not only the Singaporean skyline but also the Spice Islands of Indonesia as well as Malaysia’s Straits of Johor. The cars hold up to twenty-eight people as they circle above the city. The flight lasts up to thirty minutes each, and the fun starts from the early hours of the morning until the late hours of the night. So, if you missed the daytime fun, you can quickly join in when the city is aglow after dark.

Official website – www.singaporeflyer.com

Raffles Hotel:

The grateful colonial style of the Raffles Hotel makes it to be the face of Singapore. Ever since it commenced operation in 1887, it rapidly became the place to stay in the Island nation. Moreover, Several literary luminaries including Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway, Somerset Maugham among others have added to its fame and prominence. This epitome of magnificence boasts fifteen restaurants and bars, including the Long Bar where Singapore’s popular cocktail (Singapore Sling) was first made.

The Raffles Hotel is also home to several other historic sites including the Raffles landing site where Sir Stamford Raffles was believed to have stepped ashore in 1819. The hotel’s lobby is open to the public while its museum is located on the third floor.

Official website – www.raffles.com

Botanic Gardens:

This is the ideal spot for travelers on the budget. Tourists are sure to enjoy a stroll in the Singapore Botanic Gardens as most parts of the gardens are free for your viewing pleasure. You only get charged when entering the National Orchid Garden which happens to be the most visited part of the place. The Botanic Gardens is a home to over 60,000 species of plants and animals, and it’s also home to the world’s first garden for kids. Other attractions include the bonsai garden, an eco-lake, eco-garden, sculptures as well as other gardens and beautiful sites.

Official website – www.sbg.org.sg

Chinatown:

Ever visited China? If so, how about bringing back your memories by visiting Singapore’s Chinatown neighborhood. If you’re into visiting religious sites, you can head to the Chinese Heritage Center and see the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple as well as the astonishing Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple. You can also stroll around the Chinatown neighborhood to witness same traditions and activities like you’re actually in China. From the tasty Chinese food to the small mom and pop stores to the bright red lanterns, you’re sure you get immersed in both the excitement and hustle in this part of the city.

This neighborhood is just dedicated to the Chinese for their significant influence in Singapore’s past. It’s more of a progressive neighborhood where visitors and locals can enjoy free Wi-Fi, and it’s also home to a good mix of hotels ranging from heritage shophouse hotels to high-end luxury boutique accommodation, it all depends on your taste and preference.

Official website – www.chinatown.sg

Little India and Arab Street:

One thing every visitor is sure to love is the diversity of Singapore’s neighborhoods. Little India is the place you want to be if you want to get a feel of Singapore’s Indian community. This neighborhood exposes you to the delicious foods as well as the rich traditions of the Indian people. The Indian community rich history in Singapore dates back to over 200 years. A visit to this busy neighborhood is sure to get you excited and engaged; you get to see the multicolored shops along the street, hear religious chants from several mosques and temples, and finally passive the pungent aroma that takes over the night air when everyone is in need of a quick bite. The color smells and smiles are all distinctly subcontinental and warm, making this neighborhood a must-visit district in Singapore.

The Arab street also known as the Arab quarters is yet another area you’ll want to visit in the Island nation. We believe visitors will want to visit the historic Sultan Mosque which was erected in 1825. While Non-Muslims are not allowed into the prayer hall, you can still feed your eyes and appreciate the exceptional golden domes as well as the excellent craftsmanship the exterior structure. Haji and Bali lanes are perfect spots to shop for a variety of unique items. You’ll also get to enjoy good music and tasty foods thanks to the countless restaurants at your disposal.

Singapore Zoo:

If you’re into wildlife and nature, the Singapore Zoo is the place to visit. Popularly known as one of the world’s best rainforest zoo, this spot is sure to appeal to you in so many ways. The facility is well kept and inviting. Moreover, the animals are well taken care of as they are maintained in the perfect habitat space. The zoo is also home to a huge chimpanzee family, meerkats, white tigers, zebras, kangaroos, a komodo dragon and many other creatures.

Official website – www.zoo.com.sg

Changi Temple and Museum:

Are you interested in some historical facts about Singapore? If so, be sure to pay a visit to the Changi Temple and Museum. This museum narrates the story of those who suffered under Japanese rule. The Changi Museum allows you see the letters, drawings, photographs as well as personal effects that are proof to the imprisonment of over 50,000 soldiers and civilians in Changi Prison. Furthermore, the Changi Chapel located in the open-air courtyard of the museum is a replica of one of the several chapels that were built during World War II. It represents a monument for those who refuse to accept or fall under the Japanese rule. Visitors have a choice of either participating in a guided tour or go on a tour that talks about the account of Changi’s prisoner’s wartime experiences.

Official website – www.changimuseum.sg

Sentosa Island:

This is a man-made island that you can visit for fun and recreation. You also get the enjoy many attractions at Sentosa including the Universal Studios Singapore, expansive Resorts World, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Butterfly & Insect Kingdom as well as one of the largest collections of aquatic animals in the world known as SEA Aquarium. All these attractions continue to draw lots of visitors from all of Asia and the world as a whole. Sentosa Island ate actually several sand beaches along the southern coast which happen to be more popular on weekends. Soliso is a perfect spot for getting quality beach time. Visitors can also have fun playing volleyball on free courts or go skimboarding and kayaking. Also, while you’re having fun on the Island, be sure to check out the Merlion; Singapore’s popular statue that features the head of a lion and body of a fish. All in all, this place is an ideal place to escape the ever-busy of the streets and have an excellent beach resort experience.

Official website – www.sentosa.com

Shopping In Singapore

Singapore is the perfect spot for the shopaholic! Shopping in this city is super fun as you have a lot of options ranging from the high-end couture boutiques to back-alley stores, you’re bound to have an exciting bargaining experience that’s sure to satiate your shopping appetite.

The central spot for shopping in the Island nation is Orchard Road. This spot features an extensive stretch of stunning shopping malls filled with Western clothing stores that have several designer apparels, cheap chics as well as other beautiful imported clothing.

If you wish to shop with an Asian flavor, you can take advantage of cool shopping areas including Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street. These spots are perfect when it comes to shopping for unique handicrafts. In this section, I’m going to let you in on some tips on where to the best items with competitive prices so you can have a memorable shopping experience.

  • Hours:

Generally, shopping malls tend to be open from 10 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday. However, some stores do open on Sundays but tend to keep shorter hours. During the holiday season, shopping malls often remain open until 10 pm.
Smaller shops typically open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. However, most of them tend to be close on Sunday. At the end of the day, hours will front one shop to another. Also, Arab Street do not operate on Sunday.

  • Prices:

A significant number of the large stores in malls have fixed prices. Sometimes you might be lucky as these stores offer discount sales especially June to July; the time of the month-long Great Singapore Sale when prices are discounted 50% or 70%.
On the other hand, prices at smaller shops and street vendors are sometimes not fixed, and sellers will charge you higher than the usual in anticipation of the bargaining ritual. In essence, that’s small stores are the perfect spots to find good prices if you have your way with words.

  • Bargaining:

As we mentioned earlier, not all shops have a fixed price on goods, and even some with marked prices are still open to negotiation. Bargaining can be a bit embarrassing for outsiders at first, especially for people who are not used to negotiating prices with store owners. If you want to have a successful bargain, be sure to know the value of the merchandise you’re buying. That’s the most important tip!

Frequently Asked Questions about Singapore?

  • What kind of immunization do I need when travelling to Singapore?
    The routine vaccinations most people have are useful anywhere in the world. It’s however recommended for Singapore to get both Typhoid and Hepatitis A.
  • Do I need a visa for Singapore?
    Citizens from countries including the United States, Canada, the UK as well as other Western European countries do not need a visa to visit Singapore for business and social purposes. Visitors stay up 30 to 90 days for tourism.
  • Should I be concerned about malaria?
    There’s no need for that as Singapore is completely free from malaria.
  • What about hard drugs?
    Singapore frowns at drug smuggling, and perpetrators are sure to face capital punishment. It’s very unlikely to see drug dealers around the city.
  • What kind of illegal things or behavior should I be worried about in Singapore?
    Singapore has several laws against certain types of behavior. Smoking is prohibited in public places and be sure to leave your chewing gum at home to be on the safer side of the law. The city also frowns at dirtiness, so be sure not to litter the environment.
  • Do I need a guide book?
    Carrying a guide book is not necessary for a guided trip to Singapore. However, you can choose to bring a rough guide, Lonely Planet or Moon Handbook when traveling on your own.
  • Is it necessary to have a backpack?
    Not really, you can use whatever type of luggage that tickles your fancy. You are entirely responsible for carrying your own luggage.
  • How much extra cash should I bring along?
    The amount of money you bring solely depends on your personal spending habits. If you’re looking to cover your daily meals, $10 to $15 should do the trick. However, if you happen to be a shopaholic, be sure to bring extra cash to cater for your fashion needs.
  • Are we going over to the beach?
    Visits to the beach are not listed on the official schedule. However, you can choose to break up from the group to have a great time at the beach. Just be sure to bring your beachwear along.
  • What about public transportation?
    Movement from one city to the other will be by buses as well as an inexpensive air carrier. Public transport will be mostly used within cities and Taxis will be used only when necessary. The good part is that Singapore boasts an extensive collection of modern transport in the form of city buses, monorail, and the metro system.

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How to Plan a Trip to Goa: You Travel Guide http://gettravelguru.com/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-goa-you-travel-guide/ http://gettravelguru.com/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-goa-you-travel-guide/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 10:53:35 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=363 How to plan a trip to Goa? Goa is one of the most visited honeymoon destination for couples. It is known for its beautiful beaches and churches. A three day tour is enough to explore about Goa. In this article, travelguru will assist you how to plan your visit to Goa step by step, so

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Top 10 beaches to see in Gulf of MexicoHow to plan a trip to Goa?

Goa is one of the most visited honeymoon destination for couples. It is known for its beautiful beaches and churches. A three day tour is enough to explore about Goa. In this article, travelguru will assist you how to plan your visit to Goa step by step, so that you can get maximum out it. Let’s find out little more about this place: Facts about Goa.

When is the best time to visit Goa?

The best time to visit Goa is from October to February. Summers are quite hot and humid. Temperature reaches around 35°C during summers. Whereas, beaches are muddy & slippery during monsoon season. Let’s see what travelguru has more to say on this:

  • Weather in Goa
    • Seasons in Goa
    • Average monthly temperature and precipitation

How to pack for your trip to Goa?

The travelguru advice is to pack light clothes for Goa like t-shirts, shorts, kurtas and beach sarongs. Always leave some space in your luggage bag to bring back some best deals from Goa. Let’s checkout some general & clothing tips for both men & women.

  • What to pack for Goa
    • General packing tips
    • Clothing tips for women
    • Clothing tips for men
    • Pack for the weather

How to reach Goa?

Goa is well connected by air, train and road transport. The nearest airport is ‘Dabolim Airport’ which is approximately 26 km away from Panaji.  On the other hand, journey by train is very pleasant & full of excitement, you get to see many lush green mountains and beautiful tunnels on the way. The local transportation system in the city is quite cheap & economical. Majority of the hotels have tie-up with scooter/bike/car rental service, so that you can hire one two/four wheeler for yourself and roam in the city as per your convenience.

Let’s find out travelguru’s recommendation on how to reach Goa:

Where to stay in Goa?

Goa is a place where you can enjoy, relax and party out with friends and family, therefore choosing a right place for you is important. Goa is basically divided into two parts, North Goa & South Goa. North Goa is more happening and busier than South Goa. So if you want to be in action, than choose to stay in North Goa.

Let’s find out some more options how to choose a right place for you:

Things to do in North Goa and South Goa

Things to do at North Goa and South Goa

  • Beaches in North & South Goa
  • Heritage places
  • Shopping piazza
  • Exquisite cuisine
  • Nightlife
  • Sightseeing

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How to Plan a Trip to Washington DC: Your Travel Guide http://gettravelguru.com/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-washington-dc-your-travel-guide/ Wed, 18 May 2016 10:30:00 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=245 How to plan your trip to Washington DC? Washington DC is most visited tourist destination in the US. It’s a home to various monuments, memorial& museums. A three days tour is more than enough to explore about Capital.  In this article, we will assist you on every step, how you should plan your trip with ease

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Washington Monument and Reflecting PoolHow to plan your trip to Washington DC?

Washington DC is most visited tourist destination in the US. It’s a home to various monuments, memorial& museums. A three days tour is more than enough to explore about Capital.  In this article, we will assist you on every step, how you should plan your trip with ease and minimal hassle and get most out of it.

When is the best time to visit Washington DC ?

The ideal time to visit DC is from ‘September to November’ and ‘March to May’. During this time weather is favourable and key events are on their peak. Let’s find out more about temperature, precipitation and key events during following months. (Link opens in a new tab)

Expert Advice:

How to pack for your trip to Washington DC?

As you may now be aware that DC area experience very warm summers and cold winters. In summers, temperature reaches around 90° (F) and in winters it falls down to 25° (F), so it’s important that you should pack your clothes according to time of your visit. Let’s see what is the expert advice on the same.

Expert Advice:

How to reach Washington DC?

The national capital of US is well connected by air, train, road and metro on daily basis. There are three international airports in the capital and a frequent train service from New York. We can get more information about flight schedule, train service and taxi fare in the following links:

Expert Advice:

Where to stay in Washington DC for sight seeing ?

DC is surrounded by various luxury & midrange hotels. However, you must choose a hotel which is nearby and fulfils the purpose of your visit e.g. some hotels are close to shopping area, some are very nearby to monuments and some are excellent for night life. Let’s see what our travel guru has to say more on this:

Expert Advice:

Places to visit in Washington DC: Two days itinerary

Day 1 – The White House Tour

The white house tour informationA visit to white house is a most memorable experience. If you wish to attend a public tour of the White House, then make sure to book a reservation for yourself. Let’s find out how:

  • The white house tour
    • Planning your visit
    • Forms of identification
    • Prohibited items
    • Permitted items
    • Restrooms

Day 1 –  Washington Monument

Washington Monument and Reflecting PoolWashington monument was built to honor the first president of US, George Washington. Tickets are mandatory to visit this remarkable monument. Let’s find out how you can get one:

Day 1 –  Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln-MemorialThe Lincoln Memorial was built in the honor of 16th President of United States, Abraham Lincoln. The memorial symbolizes his belief in humanity and equality. Let’s find out more about fees & things to do at the monument:

Day 1 – Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson-MemorialThe classical Thomas Jefferson Memorial was built to honor the third President of United States. Jefferson made very useful contribution in the history on United States of America. He was fluent in 6 languages namely Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Anglo-Saxon and Spanish.

  • Basic information
    • Address
    • Maps & directions
    • Operating hours
    • Fees & passes
    • Things to do

Day 1 – Vietnam Veteran Memorial

how to plan a visit to Vietnam Veteran MemorialThe Vietnam Veteran Memorial was built to pay tribute to brave soldiers of United States who fought in Vietnam and were killed or missing from action.

  • Basic information
    • Address
    • Maps & directions
    • Operating hours
    • Fees & passes
    • Things to do

Day 1 – National World War II Memorial

planning a visit to National World War II MemorialThe National World Was II Memorial was built to honor the 16 million US armed solders who fought in world war 2, and more than 400000 scarified their life during the war.

  • Basic information
    • Address
    • Maps & directions
    • Operating hours
    • Fees & passes
    • Things to do

Day 2 – Library of Congress

Library of CongressIn terms of collection size, the Library of Congress is the world’s largest library. There is no fees to visit this library.

Day 2 –  The Smithsonian Institution Museums

How to plan a trip to The-Smithsonian-museumsThe Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum and research complex in the world. It includes 19 museums and one National Zoological Park.

Day 2 – National Air and Space Museum

How to plan a trip to national air & space museumThere are thousands of object to look for in National Air & Space Museum. You can learn everything about aircrafts and big spaceships. 

Day 2 –  The US Capitol Building

What to Pack for a Trip to Washington DC during November to JanuaryThe US Capitol building represents American people and their Government. Architectural, this is one of the most impressive building in the world.  This is a working office building and a meeting place of nation’s legislature.

Day 2 – Washington National Cathedral

Washington National CathedralUseful links:

Where to eat in Washington DC during your tour ?

There is so much to do & see in Washington DC, when ever you feel a need to take a break from your sightseeing activities, you can consider the below options-

How to ensure safety of your family in Washington DC?

Washington is relatively a safe place to roam about, however crime do happens some time. Therefore to ensure safety of you and your family please do consider following points.

How to book  a tour package to Washington DC?

There are so many websites offering very lucrative packages for Washington DC. However, travelguru has picked up some of the best deals for you.

Frequently asked questions about Washington DC?

If it’s your first time visit to the capital, you may have some travel related questions in your mind. Therefore, Travelguru has tried to answer all of your concerns and questions in below links.

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What to Pack for a Trip to Washington DC during November to January http://gettravelguru.com/what-to-pack-for-a-trip-to-washington-dc-during-november-to-january/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:14:25 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=237 How to plan a trip to Washington DC Washington D.C, also known as the “district” is the capital of the United Sates and the twenty second most populous in the country. The capital hosts 176 foreign embassies, non profit organizations, trade unions, and a myriad of professional associations. In Washington, there are also a number

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What to Pack for a Trip to Washington DC during November to JanuaryHow to plan a trip to Washington DC

Washington D.C, also known as the “district” is the capital of the United Sates and the twenty second most populous in the country. The capital hosts 176 foreign embassies, non profit organizations, trade unions, and a myriad of professional associations. In Washington, there are also a number of national monuments and museums that are located at the National Mall. The city is filled with memorable, iconic places that a family would love to visit during any season of the year. When you are planning your next trip, the nation’s Capitol should be on your list.

Weather in Washington DC during November, December & January months

Located on the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East coast, Washington D.C. is a great place for millions of tourists to visit. There is usually the occasional snowstorm coupled with fluctuating temperatures above freezing during the winter months.

During the month of November expect an average high temperature of fifty eight degrees with lows of thirty six. Average high temperature during the month of December is typically forty eight degrees and twenty degrees for average lows. In January, average high temperature is forty three degrees.

For men, what clothes to wear in Washington DC in winters:

  • Warm pants – For a two week stay, pack at least five pairs of warm pants. These will take up less space in your luggage.
  • Warm Jacket  –  A warm jacket is handy to wear when you are dining out at restaurants or sightseeing.
  • Clothing for events – Pack clothing for events that you will be attending in DC. Since people in DC dress conservatively, you will need to pack suitable, dressing attire that you will need for your specific activities.
  • Polar Fleece Sweaters – These sweaters are less bulky and don’t take up too much room. If you are concerned about freeing up space, polar fleece is a smart choice for your trip.

For women, what clothes to wear in Washington DC in winters:

  • Heather Grey Vest – This is a piece that you can pack for additional layering.
  • A Stylish Wrap – fashionable scarves can be worn with any outfit and most importantly, they will help you to keep warm. This is a versatile piece of travel clothing that is lightweight and crush-free.
  • Quilted Jacket – A quilted jacket is warm and can be stored away in your luggage. This is an ideal jacket that you should pack or wear to the airport to free up space in your bag. A hoodie and quilted jacket are perfect for chilly days.

For kids, what clothes to wear in Washington DC in winters:

  • Layered Clothes – The most important rule when you are packing for weather in DC is to pack clothes that are comfortable and suitable for the wintery weather.
  • Long Underwear –  If you are vacationing in December, pack long underwear for kids so they can stay warm and comfortable. If you are trying to save space in your luggage, simply roll them individually instead of folding them.
  • Backpack for kids – When you are traveling with infants or children, a small back pack is ideal. Pack essential items that they will need during the duration of the trip.

What other essential things to bring to Washington DC

  • Micro-sized umbrella – It is always best to be prepared for the occasional winter rain in Washington. A micro-sized umbrella is small enough to fit inside your handbag and can be easily accessed whenever you need it.
  • Moist wipes – These can be stored inside your jacket pocket and useful for when you are traveling. While you are traveling through airports, you can sanitize doorknobs of public restrooms, tabletops etc. to kill germs or to sanitize your hands for convenience.
  • Backpacks – Regardless of where you travel in the world, a backpack is a must-have. In your backpack, you can place a camera, travel documents, snacks, water, ipad and other items that you will need on the plane. Backpacks are very cheap, lightweight and easy to travel with.
  • Comfortable Shoes – When you’ve been traveling around for hours, you will need to slip your feet into a comfortable pair of shoes once you’ve reached your destination.
  • Puzzle books – To avoid being bored while you travel on your trip bring along a couple of puzzle books to occupy your mind.

Regardless of the time of year you are traveling, always pack for comfort. Before you leave for your destination, check the weather forecast to avoid over packing and to ensure that you will have a comfortable trip with your family to Washington DC.

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What to Pack for a Trip to Paris during November to January http://gettravelguru.com/what-to-pack-for-a-trip-to-paris-during-november-to-january/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:59:12 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=233 How to plan a trip to Paris Located on the Seine River, Paris is one of the most crowded cities in France. Tourists from all over the world come to the city for its famous attractions. Paris is a significant center for the arts, fashion and science. In Paris, the most prominent architectural landmarks consist

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How to plan a trip to Paris during November, December & JanuaryHow to plan a trip to Paris

Located on the Seine River, Paris is one of the most crowded cities in France. Tourists from all over the world come to the city for its famous attractions. Paris is a significant center for the arts, fashion and science. In Paris, the most prominent architectural landmarks consist of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, and the Basilica of Sacre Coeur on Montmarte. There are a number of sightseeing ideas that you can utilize in Paris. To make the most out of your traveling to Paris during the winter months, follow these tips.

Weather in Paris during November, December & January

When you travel to Paris, always be prepared for the winter weather. It is common to find cold and wet winters in Paris. There is mild freezing along with occasional snow in this romantic city. The average highs for winter temperatures are about 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit with grey skies and rain. December is considered one of the coldest months in Paris and despite the weather, there are still hoards of tourists who flock to this historic city.

What clothes to Pack for Paris during November, December & January

Men –

  • Insulated Jacket – It’s not just about looking good. Being warm and comfortable are good reasons to pack an insulated jacket with good breathability. While you are visiting this popular tourist destination, a warm jacket is ideal for the chilly winter season.
  • Sweatpants – Loose sweatpants are comfortable, warm and cozy. Sweatpants are easy to pack and don’t take up too much room in a suitcase. Pack several pairs of your favorite sweatpants for taking strolls in Paris, workouts and other activities.
  • Warm boots and wool socks – When you are walking around in the rain and snow, your feet should always be warm. If you are staying in Paris for several weeks, keep your feet super warm by bringing along the amount of wool socks you need.

Women – 

  • Long Skirts – When you are in the city of love, your goal is to maintain a comfortable look at all times. Bring along a collection of long winter skirts to give you a comfy, elegant look. These skirts are long enough to cover your legs and provide protection from the cold weather. The best winter skirts are constructed from warm fabrics, they are fashionable and easy to pack.
  • Black Winter Stockings – Black full length stockings are practical and most importantly, they are ideal for protecting your legs against the cold winds in Paris. Black stockings are versatile. They can be worn with any color skirt and gives you full coverage.
  • Fleece Sweaters – High quality fleece sweaters are comfortable for winter weather in Paris. During the cold, biting weather a fleece sweater and jacket is the perfect choice. A fleece sweater assist with heat retention, the soft material is breathable, water resistant and windproof. You don’t have to worry about these sweaters being crushed during your travel to Paris.

Kids – 

  • Pullover sweaters – For your Paris vacation, select the best winter clothes that are suitable for your child’s needs. Kids pullover sweaters are cozy, casual and suitable for outdoor comfort. On a chilly day, kids will enjoy the luxurious warmth of these sweaters.
  • Kids Travel Toothbrush Kit – A travel toothbrush kit for kids is great for vacations. These take up a small room and can be easily stored in your handbag.

What other essential things to bring in Paris during November, December and January

  • Flight pillow – If you will be traveling for hours, a flight pillow is ideal for you to rest your head and to prevent jet lag. Bring along comfortable pillows for the entire family. A travel pillow is portable and provides great neck support.
  • Winter Accessories – In order to free up space in your luggage, wear your winter accessories. These may consist of a glove, scarf or hat. If you become overheated during your flight to Paris, these accessories can be easily stored away in your jacket.
  • Camera Charger – When you are taking pictures of the beautiful sights in Paris, a camera charger is essential. A charger is easy to carry along with your camera. On your Paris vacation, you can be assured that your camera will always be ready to capture beautiful images.

Paris is the City of life, love, and fashion. For a first timer, Paris offers famous landmarks, museums, and exciting strolls that you will enjoy with your entire family. You don’t have to pack a lot of clothes. Only focus on the essentials for spending winters in Paris.

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What to Pack for a Trip to Chicago in Winters http://gettravelguru.com/what-to-pack-for-a-trip-to-chicago-in-winters/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:53:13 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=226 How to plan a trip to Chicago during winters Chicago is a popular city that millions of leisure travelers love to visit each year. There are so many exciting attractions to see. Some of the city’s culture consists of visual arts, theater, comedy, jazz, blues, house music and professional sports teams. Chicago, mainly referred to

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What to pack for a trip to ChicagoHow to plan a trip to Chicago during winters

Chicago is a popular city that millions of leisure travelers love to visit each year. There are so many exciting attractions to see. Some of the city’s culture consists of visual arts, theater, comedy, jazz, blues, house music and professional sports teams. Chicago, mainly referred to as the “windy city” and the “second city” is a great place to visit during all seasons of the year.  If you are traveling to Chicago during the winter months, you will need to pack the right clothes. Knowing what to pack for a trip to Chicago in winters will help to save you time and energy.

Weather in Chicago during winter months

Located in northeastern Illinois on the south western shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago’s winters are cold and snowy with only a few sunny days. Cold weather in Chicago is inevitable. The normal high in January is usually below freezing. According to online sources, the city is known to have extreme winter cold waves that last for several days.

What clothes to Pack for a trip to Chicao during winters

Men –

  • Winter Coat – Keep in mind that Chicago is referred to as the windy city and pack all the warm clothes that you will need to keep you comfortable. For a blistery weather, men will need to bring along a warm coat.
  • Heavy Sweaters – You will have a better time enjoying your destination wearing warm, heavy sweaters to keep your body warm.
  • Wool – Wool is a fabric that is natural and versatile. Wool socks, sweaters, and caps area ideal to retain your body temperature in cold weather.
  • Insulated Boots – To save space, bring at least two pairs of winter boots. Dark, weatherproof boots can be worn through snow, sleet and other harsh weather conditions. Wear one pair to free up space in your luggage for other items.

Water back pack – For your carryon luggage, choose a water backpack. Throughout your trip, ward off stressful headaches and dehydration by drinking water. Drinking water while you travel is a good way to keep you hydrated and healthy.

Women –

  • Insulating Layers – Base insulating layers are easy to pack and most importantly, they don’t take up too much room in a suitcase. These may consist of thermal underwear, long johns and shirts. Beneath your warm sweater, these base layers will keep you warm and cozy while you are in the city of Chicago.
  • Accessories – Traveling can be a challenge if you don’t have the right winter gear. Essential accessories such as gloves, scarves and hats will help you and your family brave the cold weather. You can also choose to wear these winter gear to save space in your suitcase.
  • Moisturizer – In a blistering winter weather, you will need to moisturizer for sunburns. In your handbag, bring enough for the entire family.
  • Hair Dryer – A hair dryer is convenient for women with long hair. Instead of walking around with wet hair in Chicago, a compact hair dryer will be handy when you step out of the shower.
  • Hygiene Products – Determine how many weeks you will be away on your winter vacation. Pack the necessary products that you need such as sanitary napkins, deodorant, and shaving cream.

Kids –

  • Healthy Snacks – Natural fruit snacks are healthy and delicious for kids. Avoid choosing dried fruit snacks with excessive sugar, sodium, and other harmful ingredients. Bring along fruit snacks that are sugar-free and natural.

Some of these are nuts, dried berries, pineapple dried fruit, fig fruit bars and anchovies. Kids will love to munch on these on their winter getaway.

  • Music – Depending on how long it will take you to reach your destination, kids will get bored from traveling for many hours. Think about the best entertaining ideas and creative activities for them. The internet is loaded with free music that you can download to keep kids entertained while they are traveling.
  • Toys – On long trips, stuffed toys make ideal traveling companions for kids. These do not take up too much room and they are easy to pack in your luggage.

What other essential things to bring to Chicago

  • Travel Documents – Make sure you have all the required travel documents. Create a travel checklist to ensure that you have the necessary documents. These may consist of passports, IDs, tickets, driver license and other vital documents.
  • Tissues/Handerkerchiefs – In winter weather, there is always a need for tissues or handkerchiefs for a runny nose or if you have to sneeze. Pack several of these for kids.
  • Pain Medication – Regardless of how healthy you are, you may need to bring along pain medication for your trip. Bring along your best pain reliever to ensure that you are pain-free during your trip to the windy city.
  • Emergency Kits – You should always be prepared in case there is an emergency whether you are at home or traveling to another city. An emergency kit will give you a better peace of mind.

Whether you are traveling by plane or car, you want to avoid over packing. There is no need to struggle with a lot of luggage when you can simply pack the essentials you need for your trip.

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What to Pack for a Trip to San Diego in Winters http://gettravelguru.com/what-to-pack-for-a-trip-to-san-diego-in-winters/ http://gettravelguru.com/what-to-pack-for-a-trip-to-san-diego-in-winters/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 04:26:01 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=223 How to plan a trip to San Diego in winters Give your family a special surprise by planning a trip to San Diego in winters. This gives you the opportunity to lay back and enjoy the upcoming holiday seasons in a fun environment. San Diego is the ideal city to lift your spirits and to

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What clothes to pack for a trip to San Diego in wntersHow to plan a trip to San Diego in winters

Give your family a special surprise by planning a trip to San Diego in winters. This gives you the opportunity to lay back and enjoy the upcoming holiday seasons in a fun environment. San Diego is the ideal city to lift your spirits and to engage in the best holiday activities. Before you pack for your trip, find out about the weather conditions. In this article, you will learn the appropriate winter gear that you should pack for your winter getaway.

Weather in San Diego during Winter Months

San Diego is the perfect place for your winter wonderland escape. The coldest month is in December with a whopping temperature of forty eight degrees. The average temperature in this city typically ranges from forty nine degrees to seventy six degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months. For the cold season, you will need to pack the right gear for you and your family.

What clothes to Pack for San Diego in winters

Men –

  • Warm Leggings – Start with the base layers to keep your legs warm. Spandex leggings are more ideal because they are able to retain your body heat. Keeping your legs warm with these essential layers is a good way for you to feel comfortable.

Insulated Gloves – Leather fleece lined gloves protect your hands from the harshest weather conditions. When you are outdoors in the frigid temperature in San Diego, these gloves are an excellent choice. They are crucial for your winter trip.

  • Wool Sweaters – Pack high quality wool sweaters to keep your body warm and comfortable in the cold weather. Wool is an elastic fabric that lasts longer than other synthetic fabrics. Wool is a light, yet strong fabric that you can be assured will keep you comfortable on your trip. The fabric is anti-microbial, durable and water-resistant.
  • Wool Pants – Wool pants are essential for casual outings or for dining at a restaurant. Men’s wool dress pants are designed for your comfort. Pack several pairs of wool pants for your versatility and for protection against the cold temperature.
  • Boots – While strolling around in San Diego you will need a great pair of boots to keep your feet warm. Depending on the activities that you’ve planned for your trip, choose comfortable boots that are designed for your purpose. Winter boots with insulated lining will keep your feet warm and dry when you are outdoors in the cold weather.

Rain Coat – Plan on packing an umbrella and rain coat before you head out to San Diego. It is essential to have a reliable raincoat for the occasional winter rain while you are out enjoying the beautiful attractions of the city. If you plan on doing a lot of walking, these are must-have items.

Women-

  • Winter Jeans – If you are planning for your trip in December, pack several pairs of winter jeans.
  • Scarves – The fashionable woman can still maintain her sense of style by wearing colorful scarves and cute sweaters during cold temperatures. When the temperature in San Diego is below fifty degrees, wrap your neck in scarves to keep out the harsh chill.
  • Maxi Skirts – Maxi skirts and dresses are not just for the summer months. You can still show off your sophistication and femininity by packing stylish coats and dresses that you’d like to wear.
  • Loose Fitting Tees – Although there are various layering options to choose from, you don’t have to have a bulky look. You could choose a variety of loose fitting tees for your packing. Wear natural fibers that offer the advantage of breathability.
  • Luggage and Bags – Ensure that the luggage and bags you bring is sizable enough to accommodate all the things you need. Think about all the essentials you need and choose wisely.

Kids-

  • Winter Pajamas – On chilly winter nights, kids should be bundled in warm pajamas. Kids love to snuggle up in their warm, cozy pajamas. These long sleeved sleep-wares are comfy and allow them to sleep peacefully throughout the night.
  • Knit Caps – There are many comfy knit cap designs and patterns that kids like to wear. Knit caps are ideal to retain heat.
  • Sweatshirt Hoodie – Kids love to wear sweatshirt hoodies in cold weather. Hoodies are designed to fit perfectly and they are comfortable to wear. For your trip, pack a selection of your kids’ favorite hoodies to be assured that they will be comfortable. These sweat shirts are extremely soft, water-resistant and warm.

What other essential things to bring to San Diego

  • Sun protection – Sun protection supplies are extremely important to bring along. Everyone in your family should be wearing sun protection to protect their eyes, ears and face.
  • Beach wear – Don’t forget to bring along beach wear. Comfortable beach wear is ideal if you’re planning to visit the beach. Bring along swim suits, long-sleeved tops, T-shirts, shorts, and other comfortable beach gear for you and your family.
  • Sun Glasses – Shades are ideal when you are touring the beautiful city of San Diego. Carefully store sun glasses in separate boxes to prevent them from being damaged. For extra protection, wrap them with bubble-wrap so they are not smashed during your trip.
  • Toiletries – Toiletries such as hair conditioner, shampoo, lotion, razors, and deodorant are must-haves on your packing list. Put these in a nice luggage so they can be easily accessed.
  • Medical Supplies – If you’re traveling with children, pack all the essential medical supplies that they will need. In your travel health kit, pack essential prescription medications, injectables, sleep-aids, cough drops, and other over-the-counter medicines for the family.

Packing does not have to be an overwhelming task when done in advance. Before you start packing, create a list to ensure that you have everything you need for your trip to San Diego.

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How to Plan a Trip to Maui http://gettravelguru.com/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-maui/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 03:55:28 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=217 What to pack for a trip to Maui & best places to visit When you think of planning a trip, the first thing that you should keep in mind is to find a place that you and your family will love. There are many people who will agree that a wonderful trip that everyone would

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What clothes to pack for a trip to maui in summers and wintersWhat to pack for a trip to Maui & best places to visit

When you think of planning a trip, the first thing that you should keep in mind is to find a place that you and your family will love. There are many people who will agree that a wonderful trip that everyone would enjoy is a trip to Maui. If you love snorkeling or walking along a beautiful sandy beach, this is a wonderful island that will provide you with hours of pleasure and relaxation.

Why should you visit Maui? This article contains reasons why you should plan a trip to this fantastic island.

10 Best things to Do in Maui

Scuba and Snorkeling are ideal for those who enjoy ocean activities in Maui. Before you arrive at your destination, surf online to find Hawaii snorkeling information that you would like to plan for your family. Snorkelers and divers will not be disappointed exploring the beauties of the ocean and coral reefs. Regardless of the time of year, you can always find a great location on this island of paradise

Napili Beach. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway with your partner or traveling with the entire family, the splendors of Napili Beach is one good reason for you to visit Maui. On the beach you will find the best accommodations, the natural beauty of the snorkeling bays and beautiful white sand. Napili Beach is reputed for its shimmering blue water, sunbathing and surfing.

Maluaka Beach. This is an amazing beach with cream colored sand that you should explore. Perfection is the best way to describe this breathtaking place. Tourists who travel to Maluaka have the benefit of snorkeling, great surf, and relaxation under a beautiful sunset. You will find your best snorkeling experiences on this beach.

The Ulua Beach is popular for its snorkeling and coral reefs, sea turtles and calm waves. Found in the heart of Wailea, tourists can enter the beach from the sidewalk. You can explore the gardens, the green grassy knoll, get excellent beginner to intermediate snorkeling tutorials, and other spectacular activities on the beach. This beach has everything that you are looking for.

Whale Watching on the island of Maui is an activity that you can do with your family. Watching the frolicking of the North Pacific Humpback Whales in the ocean is a wonderful experience. You can capture these wonderful mammals with your cell phone! Whale watching is one of the best activities that you can do with your family.

The Road to Hana provides a majestic scenery of the Hawaiian culture. With a rented vehicle, you can explore the Road to Hana using guidebooks to help with your adventure. There are various sites to check out. These may consist of the Paia Town, the Hana Bay, and farmers markets.

Helicopter tours is a great way for you to get a phenomenal view of the island of Maui. On your helicopter tour, you have the ability to view coastlines, erupting volcanoes, waterfalls and lush valleys. When you’re on the island, there are numerous helicopter tours to choose from. The best suggested helicopter is the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter.

A romantic dinner and cocktail is the ideal activity for a couple. A sunset dinner with your partner is a good way to unwind and relax. This is a romantic activity that you should do when you arrive on the island. With your partner, you can also enjoy the West Maui Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Don’t forget to visit the Historic Paia Town. Before you leave the island, this is a location that I would highly recommend. This is a popular activity where you can venture the local communities and familiarize yourself with its history. Tourists will enjoy scenic locations, arts galleries and the finest restaurants.

Last but not least is the Rappel Waterfalls Tour. You will not be disappointed exploring the Maui rainforest and botanical garden. With the assistance of a tour guide, you can learn about the Hawaiian rainforest environment, special training and safety instructions.

When to Visit Maui

You might be wondering when is the best time of the year to visit the island of Maui. This island has a warm, consistent tropical climate from the mid eighties to the mid seventies during the summer and winter seasons. Tourists have the convenience to visit this peaceful island year round. However, weather conditions are typically based on specific locations.

Getting around at Maui

Regardless of the amount of money that you intend to spend at Maui, you will always have need of reliable transport to get around. One of the best ways to travel around the island is to rent a car. You don’t have to worry about expensive costs since these car rentals are cost-effective. If you are traveling with young children, getting around in a car is the best way to explore Maui. You will find a number of car rental companies that charge rates within your budget.

Clothes to Pack

  • When packing for Maui, men should pack shorts, swim suits, jeans and comfortable shoes. Men should also bring along photo equipment to capture breathtaking sights and bottled water.
  • Women can bring along band aids, SPF sun block, shampoo/conditioner, and minimal makeup.
  • For kids, pack light t-shirts, flip flops for them to wear to the pool, shorts and other essential gear they will need.

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Top 15 Places to See in New York City http://gettravelguru.com/top-15-places-to-see-in-new-york-city/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:35:50 +0000 http://gettravelguru.com/?p=187 Top 15 New York city attractions With the holidays approaching, there are a number of picturesque places to visit with your family. An amazing city that I love to visit with my family each year is New York City. If this is your first time traveling to New York, take some time to familiarize yourself

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New YorkTop 15 New York city attractions

With the holidays approaching, there are a number of picturesque places to visit with your family. An amazing city that I love to visit with my family each year is New York City. If this is your first time traveling to New York, take some time to familiarize yourself with the city and the places of interest that your family would love to visit. In this article, I will share the top 15 places to see in New York. This is a quick guide that will make your trip more enjoyable and memorable for you and your family. What are the best places to visit in New York City?

1. Empire State Building Experience –

empirestate BuildingThe Empire State Building is an amazing historical site that your family will love. This is a 1453-foot, 103-story skyscraper that is located in Midtown Manhattan on fifth avenue. The building was designed by William F. Lamb and the actual construction project consisted of 3400 workers. The Empire State Building was officially opened on May 1, 1931 and is considered to be the fifth tallest skyscraper in America.
One of the best attractions is above the 103rd floor, which features a balcony on the exterior. This is also a special location frequented by famous celebrities. Another spectacular place to visit is the 86th floor observation deck that provides a phenomenal view of New York City.  The observation deck on the 86th floor and 102nd floor are accessible to tourists. The outdoor observatories have been visited by millions of people and considered to be the most popular.

2. Statue of Liberty –

Statue of libertyThe Statue of Liberty is a statue constructed with a crowned and robed female Roman goddess holding a torch. It is located on Liberty Island in Manhattan, New York City. The statue is a representation of freedom and it also serves as a welcoming icon to immigrants arriving in America. Originally constructed in France, the torch-bearing statue is a major attraction for tourists. Ferries are used to transport tourists for entrance to the national monument. Tourists are allowed to enter the base and pedestal of the statue with their ferry tickets. Additionally, tourists are also allowed to climb the staircase which is the entrance to the crown of the statue.

3. Ellis Island Immigration Museum –

Ellis Island Immigration MuseumLocated in Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey is Ellis Island. This island was once considered the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection from 1892 through 1954. Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, renovations were made and the island was once again opened to the general public in 2013. A memorable site is the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Visitors have access to the Main building and to the Great Hall where immigrants were processed.

4. American Museum of Natural History –

American Museum of Natural HistoryOne of the largest museums in the world that you can visit with your family is the American Museum of Natural History. You will find this museum at Central Park West at 79th Street in New York City. The museum contains various specimens of plants, animals, fossils and human cultural artifacts. The museum contains a number of intriguing attractions that will hold your interest. The Sanford Hall of North American birds, located on the third floor displays collections of warblers, raptors, and owls. I would also recommend The Hall of North American Forests, located on the ground floor. On this floor, you will find displays of trees and plants and other specimens.

5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art –

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtIf you enjoy Egyptian art, you should visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It is one of the largest and the most visited in the world. The museum contains a collection of paintings, sculptures, modern art, musical instruments, costumes, and antique weapons. The last time we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art we went to the Roof Garden, located on the roof near the Southwestern corner of the museum. This is a popular location that is visited by large groups on Friday and Saturday evenings. On the Roof Garden, you will get a special view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. You should also see the Nolen Library that is also accessible to the public. It contains a collection of 8000 items, books and picture books.

6. Guggenhein Museum –

On 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, you will find the Guggenhein Museum. In this art museum you will discover an amazing collection of early modern and contemporary art. It is visited by millions of people and hosts the most popular exhibitions in New York City. Some of the most inspiring displays that I came across were “The Art of a Continent,”  “Body & Soul” and “The Aztec Empire.”

7. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum –

For those with interests in the military and maritime history, you should visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The museum serves as a special spot for community and national events. This may consist of the Super Bowl XLV111 and the MLB All Star weekend.  The museum was originally founded in 1982, closed in 2006 for renovations and reopened to tourists in 2008.  Inside the museum, you will find displays of an aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the Submarine USS Growler and more.

8. Central Park –

Central ParkA must-see location when you arrive in New York is Central Park. This is an urban park found in Manhattan. Central Park is a famous location that is the most visited and is also considered one of the most filmed locations in the world. I would recommend that you visit the finest restaurants with your family. One of these is the famous restaurant called Tavern on the Green, which is located at Central Park West. The Loeb Boathouse restaurant is another spectacular dining area that you will enjoy. This place provides great service and delicious food for your taste buds.

9. Time Square –

Time SquareTimes Square is a popular location in Midtown Manhattan that we love to visit each year on New Year’s Eve. This is a center of the universe that contains the best attractions for millions of tourists. There are limitless features that you will enjoy at Times Square. Whip out your camera to capture the most amazing features that you will ever come across. Don’t forget to visit influential landmarks such as Forever 21, The Disney Store, and the Hard Rock Café.

10. Theater District –

Theater DistrictThe Theater District in Manhattan is a famed location where there are Broadway theaters, movie theaters, restaurants and hotels. You will also find the ABC Television Studios, the Brill Building and theatrical agencies. There are numerous places of entertainment that are ideal for the entire family. The Broadway Theater District is a famed tourist attraction that you will enjoy. If you love theatrical performances, I would highly recommend the Theater District.

11. Madison Square Garden –

Madison Square GardenMadison Square Garden also referred to as MSG is situated at Pennsylvania Plaza in New York City.  The garden is a famed location for concerts, ice show, professional ice hockey and boxing. MSG is also the home of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Based on your particular interests, you can visit special political and social events in the garden.

12. Brooklyn Bridge –

Brooklyn BridgeOne of the oldest bridges in New York City is the Brooklyn Bridge. It was originally called the New York and the Brooklyn Bridge and then later referred to as the Brooklyn Bridge. This is a National Historic Landmark viewed by millions of tourists each year. The bridge has a walkway that is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

13. St. Patrick’s Cathedral –

St. Patrick's CathedralvvvAnother prominent landmark in the city is the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The building is a uniquely decorated Neo-Gothic style Roman Catholic church, with the capacity to accommodate 3000 people. Built in 1878, the building has two spires with a height of 330 feet (100 m) and 19 pound bells. Underneath the high altar is a crypt where you will find buried notable Catholic leaders such as Archbishop John Joseph Hughes,Edward Michael Cardinal Egan, and John Murphy Cardinal Farley. In the church are artworks of Michelangelo’s Pieta, pipe organs, and the Saint Elizabeth alter.

14. High line –

High line New YorkThe High Line is also referred to as the High Line Park. This is a wonderful park that you can stroll through with your family on a weekend. The park has naturalized plantings with 210 species along with cultural attractions. Built in Manhattan, the park is opened daily to the public during the winters, spring and fall.

15. 9/11 Memorial –

9 september MemorialIn conclusion, you can also stop by The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which is located at the World Trade Center. The memorial was initially planned for the destruction of the World Trade Center and victims who were killed. Inside the museum there are displays of 23,000 images, 2000 oral histories and 10,300 artifacts. There are meaningful and memorable displays such as The Survivor Tree during winter, the completed South Pool, and the North Pool.

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how to plan a trip to New yorkWhat to pack for a trip to New York city?

During the long winter months, it is difficult for parents to keep their families entertained with the best activities. Children are cooped up inside the house and need a way to fill their time instead of being glued to the television screen or playing video games. What is the best place for kids to get outdoors and have fun in the snow? There are thousands of places to visit around the world where you can have a spectacular time with your family. New York is considered an amazing getaway for a majority of people, especially kids.

Planning a trip to New York is an effective way to keep kids happy during the winters. A winter weekend getaway is an exciting way to keep young kids active and entertained. Before you plan your weekend trip there are steps you can follow to ensure that you have a pleasant time in the Big Apple. Below are ideas that detail how to plan a trip to New York in winters.

1. Consider Your Budget –

If this is your first time traveling, you might be wondering where to start. When you need to take a break and get away for a winter vacation, consider your budget. Most people would like to avoid an overpriced trip, especially if they are on a fixed budget. If you are the head of the household, you are the one that will be in charge of the finances. Regardless if you are traveling with friends or family members think about the activities that they would enjoy in New York.

Try to brainstorm ideas that you can do as a group. Think about winter sports such as skiing, snow boarding, or sledding and other activities that are inexpensive and fun. These activities are easy to plan and book. Before you travel to New York, shop around online for the most affordable accommodation at ski-resorts. It is advisable to consider the amount of money you would need to purchase tickets, food, cabs, and other essential expenses. Think about the number of people that will be traveling with you and plan wisely.

2. Select a Vacation Package –

You save time and cost by planning ahead of time. Once you’ve decided on a suitable budget, choose a vacation package that fits your specific needs. Choosing the right package ensures you of a pleasant time while you are on your winter getaway in New York. By searching on the web, you will find a number of discounts that are a fraction of the cost and packages that are convenient for you and your family.

3. Be Informed About Your Destination –

It is highly advised to always have knowledge about a place you are visiting. If this is your first trip to New York, learn more about your destination so that you can know what to expect. Research online about specific places of your interest in New York that you would like to visit. This is a helpful strategy if you are traveling with young children. Being careful and more informed ahead of time is a good way to be ensured that your family will be safe during their trip. You are less likely to be inconvenienced and will have a better time enjoying your trip.

4. Be Organized –

Before your plan for any trip, always be organized. If you are not properly organized you will be easily overwhelmed and may not enjoy your trip the way you intended. For this reason, you should plan several weeks ahead of time. Avoid packing unnecessary items, suitable winter clothing, and other essentials. Be sure to carry along a cell phone camera to capture all the amazing sights such as landmarks, museums, and other places where your travel with your family.

One simple way of staying organized is to create a list. There are many things that can go wrong on your trip and you might also find yourself unable to keep track of everything. But by being organized and making a list, you are less likely to panic and your trip will be more manageable.

5. What Clothes to Pack during winters

  • For Men-  Long johns and snow boots are also a must-have for men. Include a warm jacket, several pairs of jeans, heavy weight sweaters, warm socks and long sleeve button up shirts. For a man’s personal care products, include a selection of razors, shaving cream and cologne.
  • For Women-  Women can stay warm and still look fabulous for their trip. When traveling, throw in thermal leggings, thermal tops, and wool socks to keep your feet warm. Also focus on other warm accessories such as hats, gloves, and scarves, chapsticks, and lotion.
  • For Kids-  In a cold weather, if you are traveling with kids remember to keep certain clothing essentials in mind. This will consist of long underwear tops and bottoms, double-layered two-piece snow suits, and warm turtlenecks. When kids are playing outside in the snow, wool socks and snow boots will keep their feet warm and insulated gloves will protect their hands from the freezing temperature. When you are packing items for children, keep in mind that their clothes should be warm but not too warm to the point where they feel uncomfortable.

Planning a trip may seem overwhelming. However, if you follow tips mentioned in this article, your trips will be more enjoyable. We all need to take a break from our stressful lives by traveling to a wonderful destination. In the winter months, there are tons of amazing attractions in New York that are suitable for people of all ages. When you conduct a good travel plan, you are more likely to plan an enjoyable and a more exciting time on your winter trip.

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