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  • The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

    The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

    May 4th, 2016Phoebe Lowndes
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    With more states spanning the coastline than its western counterpart, the beaches on east coast of the USA, reaching from ruggedly charming Maine down to the tropical climes of Florida, offer style and substance to rival the most famous west coast beauty spots. So whether you’re embarking on a road trip or making a beeline... Read more »

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  • An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    April 14th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    A brand new art exhibition with a difference has opened in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary this month. You can’t exactly buy an entrance ticket and there are no galleries as such. Instead, you’ll need a PADI license and an oxygen tank, because this exhibition sits 27m below the surface of the Atlantic, around... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous places in the USA?

    Quiz: can you name these famous places in the USA?

    April 13th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge of the USA? Have you marvelled at the Grand Canyon, taken a ride on a cable car in San Francisco and visited Washington DC‘s finest museums? If so, this is the quiz for you. We’ve selected eight famous sights across the USA – from mountains and monuments to towns and cities – to... Read more »

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  • Space tourism: an interview with an astronaut

    Space tourism: an interview with an astronaut

    April 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Last month we were lucky enough to welcome an astronaut all the way from the Kennedy Space Center to Rough Guides HQ, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask him a few questions. Astronaut Don Thomas has been to space four times on the NASA space shuttles and takes part in the Kennedy Space Center... Read more »

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  • You can visit all US national parks for free next week

    You can visit all US national parks for free next week

    April 7th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    To celebrate of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, visitors will be offered free entry to national parks across the USA next week. From the 16th to the 24 April, admission fees will be waived in all 59 parks, with a range of special activities also planned around National Junior Ranger Day on... Read more »

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  • The best weekend getaways in the USA

    The best weekend getaways in the USA

    April 6th, 2016Rebecca Hallett
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    The USA is a big place, but no matter where you’re based, it’s easy to hit the road for a couple of hours or hop on a plane or train for a total change of scenery. Here are just a few of the USA’s best weekend getaways. Best for peace and quiet: Bear Mountain State... Read more »

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  • 19 superb pictures of New York City

    19 superb pictures of New York City

    April 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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  • Quiz: which US national park should you visit this year?

    Quiz: which US national park should you visit this year?

    April 1st, 2016Lottie Gross
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    This year the US National Park Service celebrates its hundredth year in operation. There are loads of events happening throughout America’s 59 parks this year, so to help you decide where to go, we’ve devised this short test. Find out which US national park you should visit next:  

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  • Weird America: 9 of the USA’s most bizarre traditions

    Weird America: 9 of the USA’s most bizarre traditions

    March 29th, 2016Helen Abramson
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    Despite being a relatively young nation – at just 240 years old – America has developed its fair share of traditions. Most of us are familiar with the big hitters such as Thanksgiving, Halloween and Independence Day. But what about the USA’s less well-known, more peculiar customs? Join us as we delve into the fascinating world... Read more »

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  • The best theme parks in America

    The best theme parks in America

    January 26th, 2016Colt St. George
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    The USA is practically bursting with amusement parks, from the sprawling and city-sized to the off-beat and unexpectedly endearing. Cotton candy and corn dogs, kiddie rides and coasters – here are the best theme parks in America. Six Flags Magic Mountain, California Magic Mountain boasts the world record for most roller coasters in a single amusement park, clocking... Read more »

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  • The most haunted places in America

    The most haunted places in America

    January 22nd, 2016Colt St. George
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    Ghost stories are fun. Though folk tales and flatout fabrications abound, the best of them possess a kernel of historic truth that prompt us to ponder the lives of those who inhabited the world before we came along. From Hollywood horror hotspots to dilapidated colonial settlements, here are the most haunted places in America. Fact... Read more »

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  • Where to stay in LA: an area by area guide

    Where to stay in LA: an area by area guide

    January 20th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Few regions of the world have been as idealized and mythologized as California – and yet it seldom fails to live up to the hype. The glamour, surf beaches and near-endless sun of the Southern California coast are rightly celebrated, with Los Angeles, the second-most populous city in the US (after New York), at their... Read more »

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