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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. From outdoor adventures to cool city escapes, here are just a few of the best weekend getaways in the... 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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    Each month we look at a different destination through the lenses of the best photographers on Picfair, and this month we’re focusing on New York City. It’s beautiful in summer or winter, but spring is one of the best times to visit and see the city bloom into a colourful metropolis. Here are 19 of our favourite... Read more »

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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 City), at... Read more »

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  • 15 things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

    15 things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

    January 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    A dazzling oasis where forty million people a year let their hair down, Las Vegas has made a fine art of indulging its visitors’ every appetite. From its ever-changing architecture to cascading chocolate fountains, adrenaline-pumping zip lines and jaw-dropping stage shows, everything is built to thrill. The Strip is where the real action is, a... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons why Montana is the star of America’s west

    6 reasons why Montana is the star of America’s west

    December 23rd, 2015Eric Grossman
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    America’s fourth largest state, Montana is bigger than Germany or Japan. Despite the presence of some of the nation’s fastest highways, the drive from one side to the other takes around twelve hours. Fortunately, many of the state’s most treasured destinations and experiences are clustered in the rugged western portion, making it less daunting for the... Read more »

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  • The most romantic places in the USA

    The most romantic places in the USA

    December 10th, 2015Phoebe Lowndes
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  • On the trail of the real Twin Peaks in the USA

    On the trail of the real Twin Peaks in the USA

    December 9th, 2015Kris Griffiths
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    It’s been 25 years since we first saw the famous Twin Peaks waterfall disgorging through the show’s opening credits, and the town’s kooky characters speaking enigmatically over their cherry pies in the local diner. David Lynch’s masterwork was so effective in evoking this small-town atmosphere because he used actual localities of Washington State in the... Read more »

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