Travelers to Austin aren’t necessarily coming to see any one thing in-particular, they’re coming to absorb Austin’s essence: to live as the locals do, to dive into Barton Springs, to eat some good food and to hear some foot-stomping good music. From lakeside parks to honkey-tonk blues bars, there is excitement for everyone in Austin from the morning and through the night. Get to know the city and enjoy its warm weather by getting outside on a segway tour. You can experience a bit of Austin's history at the Texas State History Museum and State Capitol, and explore the hipster culture down South Congress Avenue (SoCo). At the end of the day head to 6th Street which is jam-packed with historic music clubs and restaurants, perfect for a night out and to see Austin's world-class live music scene.
Portland, the most populated city in all of Oregon, is a stop you can’t miss when heading over to the Pacific Northwest. With its “Keep Portland Weird” slogan, you’ll soon see that this hip and funky city stays true to its words. Grab a bike and explore its unique culture, atmosphere and popular sights, sure to leave you wishing you lived there. You’ll never get bored with its breweries, food carts, farmers markets, neighborhoods like the Pearl District, museums such as the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and more. Not to mention that there is plenty of nature all around for those who love the outdoors. In fact, Portland is often lauded as one of the best cities in America for green spaces, due to its various parks such as Forest Park, the largest urban forested area in America (5,100-acres). In addition, Washington Park, home to the city's immensely popular zoo, a pair of fun and educational museums and a series of spectacular gardens, is one of the city's most visited attractions. If you want to escape the crowds, just 16 miles away is the Columbia River Gorge providing opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, water sports and more. Or, you can head to Willamette Valley and enjoy some wine.
There is a lot to do and see in the capital city of the Philippines: whether it's checking out one of Manila's cultural heritage sites, taking a stroll through Rizal Park or cruising Manila Bay. For a classy day out you may like to head to Makati, Manila's old town. Also, there are virtually dozens of fascinating and enjoyable places to visit and things to do within the walls of the famous historic heart of Manila known as Intramuros, or the Walled City. You may not have time to hit them all, but be sure to check out the San Agustin Church and Museum, Fort Santiago and Casa Manila. Once you've soaked up the pleasures and cultural sites of the Filipino capital, head out of town because there are countless opportunities for travel just a few hours away. Some of your best options include day trips to Mount Pinatubo, Tagaytay City, the incredible Taal Volcano, the beautiful beaches near Pundaquit, and the magnificent Pagsanjan Falls.
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