Top Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Beautiful Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon Should Be On Your Travel List Of  Beautiful Places To Visit This Year 

Top Reasons Why You Can't Miss Beautiful Antelope Canyon

For those nature lovers and adventure seekers, Antelope Canyon is one of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring sculptures set in stone of the Lake Powell area. This national park is also known as “Corkscrew Canyon”, one of the few slot canyons in the area and the most photographed destination in the world. Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is the most mystifying place you could ever visit. Here are the top reasons why you should keep this beautiful destination on your travel list this year.

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6 Must Visit Outdoor Spots in Seattle

Seattle is calling! 6 Must Visit Outdoor Spots that will make you smile

Skyline of Seattle
Skyline of Seattle

Known for its lush evergreen trees, a lot of rain, and views of the Puget Sound make The Emerald City a place that everyone needs to visit. Seattle has a lot to offer tourists who will see that the outdoors are a daily part of many of the residents who live in and around this huge city. Seattle’s location allows for many great views of the city and surrounding landscape as well as plenty to see within city limits. Check out these must visit outdoor spots in Seattle for your next trip to the Great Northwest.

1. Space Needle

Space Needle and Mount Rainier in the background
Space Needle and Mount Rainier in the background

Known as one the most recognizable landmarks in the world, Seattle’s Space Needle draws well over 1 million people each year. Opening in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle was created with a futuristic design that made it immediately stand out against the natural background of the area. Tickets are needed to go inside The Space Needle but there are plenty of things to see around the area as well. At over 600 feet tall, The Space Needle offers amazing views from the top which is the only 360-degree view that visitors will see of the city.

2. Pike Place Market

Pike Public Market in Seattle
Pike Public Market

This iconic open-air market is almost as well known as the Space Needle. You’ll find a slew of vendors and artists selling a wide variety of produce, seafood, flowers and artisan items that are native to the area. Make sure to check out the flying fish market that throws your selection to fish mongers before wrapping up fresh halibut, salmon, and crab. You’ll find the fishmongers write underneath the famous Public Market sign that the market is most well known for.

3. Golden Gardens Park

Sunset at the Golden Garden Parks
Sunset at the Golden Garden Parks

If you are looking for a beach to watch the sunset look no further than Golden Gardens Park. The park consists of 87 acres that are located on the edge of the Puget Sound. You can not only play in the sand and wash your feet off in the cold water but also catch a gorgeous view overlooking the Olympic Mountains. You’ll find plenty of interesting wildlife in the sand, thanks to the low tides, which include sea urchins and crabs. Plenty of sailboats use this area as well making for some great picture worthy opportunities too. If sand isn’t your thing there are trails that canvas the park for those looking to take a sunset walk along the water or through the wetland area on the park’s northern end.

4. Seattle Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden in Seattle
Japanese Garden in Seattle

The wet and cooler Seattle climate allows for some amazing gardens in the area that are pretty unique. Take for example the Seattle Japanese Garden that is located within the heart of the city. It may be a smaller garden with just a few acres but it definitely packs a punch with its focus on gorgeous Japanese maple trees as well as unique designs and landscapes that feel a world away from the busy Seattle area. The garden was designed with strollers in mind which allows residents and visitors to casually enjoy the surrounding beauty during a casual stroll through the area.

5. Market Theater Gum Wall

Market Theater Gum Wall
Market Theater Gum Wall

Yes, you read that correctly. The Pacific Northwest is known for being a little bit on the weird side and Seattle’s Market Theater Gum Wall is a great testament to that fact. Located in an alleyway underneath Pike Place Market, the gum wall draws locals and visitors alike in seeing the massive amount of gum that have been left by visitors. At one time there was thought to be 1 million pieces of gum on the walls which is enough to impress you or make you gag when you really think about it. The City of Seattle has cleaned the gum wall twice, using a pressure washer and an employee covered in a head to toe hazmat suit, with the most recent cleaning happening in September of 2018. The cleaning occurs to help preserve the actual wall itself but is sure to be covered once again with enough gum to make this a must on your places to visit in
Seattle.

6. Gas Works Park

Gas Work Park
Lovely Afternoon at Gas Work Park

If you’re looking for some kayaking make sure to definitely check out Gas Works Park located on the north end of the city. This 21-acre park has great water activities as well as plenty of room for lounging in the sun as well as bicycling. The park was built on the site of a gas plant in 1975 and features remnants of the gas plant making this a unique park in the Seattle area. The park includes a 60-foot hill which gives you a great view of the city as well as the water surrounding the park.

Seattle is full of places to visit to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful outdoors. Visit iconic landmarks like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market as well as the infamous Market Theater Gum Wall. Check out the local hiking, botanical gardens, and magnificent views of the city and Puget Sound in both Gas Works Park and Golden Gardens Park. Make sure to stop at these must visit outdoor spots in Seattle the next time you are in the area.  For more information about tours visit https://www.taketours.com/seattle-wa/

Sarah Miller is a writer, self-claimed nutritionist, and crossfit junkie. She spends most of her time meal prepping and actively trying to beat personal records in the gym, but always enjoys a meditative walk through a nearby woodland area or near a lake.

Best Reasons to Visit National Parks Today

Best Reasons to Visit National Parks Today

1. National Park Week Celebration

National Park Week is coming up April 16th to the 24th, celebrating the exquisite natural beauty of the United States. The country contains 58 National Parks in total, bringing meaning to the famous patriotic song “America the Beautiful.” In the past, we at TakeTours.com have made no secret of our love for these places, and we want to make sure that we do our part to get as many visitors to these parks as possible during this very special week. We want to provide you with the best reasons to visit National Parks today that we believe will sway you in favor of exploring some of the U.S.’s Amazing Wonders.

Best Reasons to Visit National Parks Today
Antelope Canyon

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An Insider’s Experience: Travel Journal for 8-Day Yellowstone & West Coast Tour

travel journal

Each year, Yellowstone National Park greets millions of visitors from around the world coming to see its charms. As a TakeTours staff member, I am honored that I was invited to participate in one of the more popular and affordable Yellowstone tours. I highly recommend you also book this 8-Day Yellowstone and West Coast Tour from Los Angeles/San Francisco! Here are some main highlights for this tour I wanted to mention:

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco (But Not My Luggage!)

Having fun in Yosemite

Now that Memorial Day has passed, summer is basically here, and with school out of session for college students (and almost out of session for everyone else), it always makes the perfect season for a fun-filled family vacation. Since there’s a good chance you’ll have the kids along for the ride, it’s probably best to pick a destination that has both an endless amount of entertainment for youngsters, as well as plenty of opportunities for parents to unwind. You’re in luck, because TakeTours is excited to announce a host of new tours that all center on magnificent San Francisco!

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