Alcatraz: an Island Full of Surprises

Prison display photo from Alcatraz Island
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You may know about the prison island of Alcatraz and its infamous former inmates, who include Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelley, Richard “The Birdman” Stroud, and James “Whitey” Bulger. But how much do you really know? If you’ve never been to this isolated fortress in the middle of San Francisco Bay, we found a few things that might surprise you. Read on!

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The Rose Parade in Los Angeles

On Saturday January 1st, the biggest parade in the nation, The Rose Parade, will take place in Pasadena, California. A century ago, The Rose Parade became a traditional celebration. It begins with a spectacular display of magnificent floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units. This year the great event also presents Rose Bowl Game, Equesfest, Bandfest and the Post Parade Showcase.

Los Angeles Sightseeing Tours

The annual Rose Parade attracts numerous tourists to Los Angeles, and TakeTours has planned detailed Los Angeles trips right after this event! Whether you want to meet celebrities in Hollywood, go behind the scenes at Universal Studios, or just enjoy the winter sunshine at beaches, it’s all up to you! You can even take a tour to San Diego to explore what the rest of Southern California has to offer. Cheer during this super festival and ring in the first day of 2011 in glamorous Los Angeles!

Vegas, your way!

As the country’s second most visited attraction, the Las Vegas strip has something for everyone. The exciting atmosphere can lead to unexpected experiences and memories.

Las Vegas
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Many prefer to visit Vegas without a rigid schedule, as to enjoy the various forms of entertainment with absolute freedom. TakeTours understands that sometimes, you just want to head out and do your own thing. So we are bringing you trips to Las Vegas where YOU call the shots!

2-Day LA to Las Vegas Self-guided Tour Package – $159

3-Day LA to Las Vegas Self-guided Tour Package – $189

With transportation and hotel accommodations out of the way, you can focus on having fun and enjoying your time on the strip.  Book your tickets today and get ready for a trip you won’t soon forget!