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The metropolitan city of Baltimore affords its unique communities the option of living in either an urban or rural setting, complete with mountains and lakes. The Inner Harbor is home to Harborplace, the National Aquarium, shopping venues and eateries, while the city also offers its own zoo, the Baltimore Museum of Art and nationally acclaimed professional sports teams. In the surrounding region are a variety of private and public golf courses, nightclubs and opportunities to get away from it all at popular travel destinations, such as Ocean City. If you're seeking higher education, look no further than the University of Maryland, or any of the other colleges and universities conveniently located nearby. And, with the Nation's Capital within easy reach, you're never far from exceptional opportunities for entertainment and family fun, or the historic monuments and events of the Washington, DC metro area.
Welcome to Boston, the state capital of Massachusetts! Let a hearty bowl of steamy, creamy white clam chowder tempt your taste buds, and the finest of fine arts organizations and institutions of higher learning treat your senses and mind to the best that Boston has to offer. This stately town presents history, prestige and diversity like no other. You'll witness all of these accented in myriad arts, cultural and music festivals and fairs, throughout the year… as well as adventurous outings to living history museums and sites, such as the town of Plymouth, where America began. Or, you might seek out the romance of Cape Cod's coastal traditions. Take your seat at an arena or stadium to watch New England's best sports teams play. Be bewitched in Salem. Learn something revolutionary in Lexington. And get to know lovely Foxborough, "the gem of Norfolk County." If you're feeling energetic, join in the Boston Marathon. Or, take the kids out for an educational escapade at a museum, or a day of fun at a theme park or zoo. Then, head out along the coast for whale-watching and boating activities. Shopping at Faneuil Hall will keep you busy, too… or, you might prefer to head for the slopes at a mountain ski lodge. The opportunities are endless. And Boston's scenery and diversions are all here to keep you endlessly entertained.
Just a few miles north of Delaware's largest city, Wilmington, is the comfortable ambiance of Claymont -- a city situated conveniently for relaxing getaways and business opportunities in the New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC areas. Delaware also boasts great summertime weather and popular beaches - Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth - that skim the Atlantic Ocean. Or, you might head out to the area's mountains, rivers and bays for alternate outdoor excursions. If you're into the arts, don't miss Delaware's opera and ballet companies, the symphony… or the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. And, families enjoy the attractions at Midway Speedway, White Water Mountain and the Brandywine Zoo.
Welcome to Concord - established in 1808 as the capital of our ninth state, New Hampshire! It's a city filled with noble history, from its beautiful State House - the oldest in the nation whose legislature still occupies its original chambers - to famous former residents, such as poet Robert Frost, astronaut Alan Shepard, writer John Irving, President Franklin Pierce and others. In Concord's countryside, you may wander through the woods to witness the beauty of New England's changing seasonal scenery, pick apples or pumpkins at an orchard or farm, ramble through nearby towns in search of antiques or arts and crafts, savor the notes of a glass of chardonnay at a winery, seek out artistic treasures at galleries and museums, or experience revolutionary life at a historic living village. New England's sports teams keep enthusiasts engaged throughout the year, as do ballet, symphony and opera presentations for fine arts lovers. Many opportunities are also on hand for families to take part in, from fairs to zoos to theme parks. Concord is perfectly situated for those who want to experience the colonial and modern nuances of New Hampshire, with ready access to New England's coastal towns.
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Come to East Brunswick to discover all the opportunities that await you in New Jersey's realms of prestigious higher education, historic enlightenment, gaming and simple relaxation along the shore. From Atlantic City to Cape May, to Princeton and Haddonfield, there is much to see and do in the surrounding communities. Take in a Trenton Thunder minor league baseball game, or take your chances on a bet or two at Meadowlands Racetrack. Families enjoy the activities of the New Jersey State Aquarium and two Six Flags theme parks. Or, you might venture out to discover the state's fine arts museums, theater performances, symphony and ballet. And, if that's not enough for you, the heart of New York City's bustling atmosphere is only a short drive to the east.
Welcome to the capital of Pennsylvania - Harrisburg! It's a city with a location and climate that provide easy rural living, as well as instant accessibility to the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, DC by car. Situated pleasantly along the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg offers a variety of enriching excursions, including arts festivals, semi-professional sports and historical and educational activities. The surrounding water- and mountain-oriented landscape also supports skiing and hiking, and family-oriented getaways to HERSHEYPARK and regional zoos. Visit nearby Amish Country to view modern-day life from an Old World perspective. Enjoy local theater productions. And, if you're inclined to improve your education, excellent institutions of higher learning abound in the region.
Welcome to Hartford - the historic capital city of Connecticut, and home to the oldest State House in America! Culture, celebrated events and community all come together here, through noted colleges and universities, performing arts, recreational activities, festivals and fairs, and sporting events. Centrally located, Hartford provides for easy accessibility to anywhere you want to go in the state… and you're never far from other New England treasures, such as coastal getaways, snow skiing, fine regional cuisine and family entertainment. Neighborhoods thrive on museums and galleries, Civic Center expos, agricultural amusements - such as wineries and apple picking - state parks, and more. Hartford has also been the residence of many notable figures, from Mark Twain to Harriet Beecher-Stowe, J.P. Morgan and Samuel Colt. The headquarters of Aetna and Travelers are here, as well, in this "Insurance City." And, it's for sure that you will discover a world of history and diversity while you're here.
Here in Holyoke, you will discover the varied sights and sounds of central Massachusetts, in its rolling countryside accented by small-town community spirit. Its situation in the Greater Springfield area provides for easy accessibility to area festivities and events. The arts, excellent eateries and live music all meet in downtown Springfield, to bring an embraceable diversity to the neighborhoods. Local excursions include winery visits, skiing, hiking and biking activities, and plenty of other paths for history buffs to wander. Ride along the Connecticut River onboard a Peter Pan cruise. Take a museum tour to learn how to make candles at Yankee Candle. Meander through the colonial streets of Old Sturbridge Village to experience life as it once was. Catch a flick at the Northampton Film Festival. Or just relax and enjoy the recreational activities at one of Springfield's parks. You'll find this comfortable town brimming with things to do and see… and convenient to coastal reaches of the state… Boston, Cape Cod and beyond.
New York City
Wake up in the "City That Never Sleeps." From Lower Manhattan to Midtown and Uptown - New York City, the financial and entertainment capital of the US, has something for everyone. Theater, fine arts, haute cuisine and historic attractions all come alive in this city that welcomes the diversity of its multicultural communities. The financial district includes the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank and other major institutions. Head to Times Square for Broadway extravaganzas. Or visit the Bronx Zoo or Coney Island for family outings. If you love nightlife, New York offers a wide variety of activities, from dinner and dancing the night away, to the opera and ballet. Or, if you prefer the quieter aspects of city living, venture out into farmland, mountains and lakes just a short drive away. And, don't forget to catch New York's many professional sports teams in action, at renowned venues such as Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium.
Just five miles north of the historic and cosmopolitan city of Philadelphia rests the comfortable town of Blue Bell, with its own unique past, hinted at by the colonial architecture of such places as the Blue Bell Inn, where residents and visitors enjoy fine dining. Downtown Philly offers a distinct contrast, with its towering modern buildings and numerous university campuses in the surrounding area. A busy, creative city that features first-class professional sports, theater and dance, Philadelphia offers something for everyone to experience - from classical symphonic arrangements to masterpieces by the world's greatest artists at the Museum of Art… to famous, fast cuisine - the renowned Philly cheesesteak sub! To discover the city's history, you don't need to go too far - it's on every corner, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Or, if you're into the trendy side of city living, just head to the South Street District for evenings out… or to the annual Musikfest in nearby Allentown, where talented musicians of all genres perform. And, if you need a quick getaway from the metropolitan area, the Poconos is a popular skiing destination to the north… and the Jersey Shore - home to Atlantic City - is only a short drive away. Not to mention New York City, an hour east by train.
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Welcome to the beautiful capital city of Puerto Rico! San Juan is rich in its diversity and history, with warm-weather activities year-round, such as golf and tennis. Other organized sports on the island include baseball, basketball and boxing. This US territory is a tropical paradise whose friendly native Spanish citizens are welcoming of many cultures. And, entertainment is always close at hand, with nightclubs and restaurants, museums, beaches and historic sites in abundance, and festivals throughout the year. Or, visit the beautiful Jardin Botanico or Pinones Reserve, a sub-tropical forest. Centro Nacional de Artes Populares y Artesanias is a popular arts and crafts center, while Paseo La Princesa offers an elegant bayside walkway for romantic promenades. Other area landmarks include the San Juan Gate (La Puerta de San Juan), dating back to the late 1700s, the House of Buttresses (Casa de los Contrafuertes) and the Caparra Ruins, an ancient fort where Ponce de León founded the first island settlement in 1508. Known as "La Ciudad Amurallada," or the "Walled City," San Juan was officially founded in 1521, 13 years after Ponce de León created the original settlement, Caparra. Today, San Juan remains one of the largest natural harbors in the Caribbean, and is the second-oldest city in the Americas.
It won't be easy for you to decide what to participate in first when you're in Syracuse… from lake activities, to a host of area fairs and festivals, to wine country tours, to enriching your education at acclaimed regional colleges and universities. Located centrally within New York State, Syracuse is a city with much to offer, serving as Onondaga County's center for commerce and business. The historic Armory Square District presents you with quaint shops and restaurants, while Syracuse University's competitive athletics teams provide sports enthusiasts the opportunity to cheer on their local favorites of national renown, the Orangemen. Minor league baseball's Sky Chiefs and the Syracuse Sting professional women's football team offer additional sports entertainment. Public parks and fine arts organizations supplement the area's cultural diversity with social activities for all, and residents have the opportunity to enjoy all of this within Syracuse's mixed rural and urban environment.
In the middle of Passaic County, less than twenty minutes from midtown Manhattan, NY, Wayne is situated amongst historical landmarks, busy shopping centers, lake communities that provide an abundance of recreational opportunities, and easy access to getaways in the Pocono and Catskill Mountains, as well as New Jersey's coastline towns and beaches. The area is convenient to professional sports venues for baseball, basketball and football, as well as NYC's theater district and fine dining. New Jersey is also host to several colleges and universities, should you aim for furthering your education… and history abounds with ties to momentous military events and science, such as the breakthrough discoveries of Thomas A. Edison and Albert Einstein.
At the convergence of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers lies the Golden Triangle, home to the definitive city with a hometown feel - Pittsburgh. And Wexford, a suburb just north of the city, benefits from this convenient locale. Culturally diverse, yet brimming with comfortably blended communities, Pittsburgh plays host to distinguished fine arts organizations and museums, exceptional universities and other institutions of higher learning, as well as first-rate professional sports teams. Yet, amidst the city's towering buildings and busy streets, there is a small-town, casual appeal, from sandwiches uniquely filled with cole slaw and fries served fresh at Primanti Brothers, to the quiet trolley car rides up the incline of Mount Washington, to the stone architecture that lines the older sections of the city. And, there is easy access to public parks, historic landmarks and water activities, such as crews rowing along the three rivers, and paddleboat cruises.
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