Spring in Philadelphia is a beautiful time. The flowers are blooming, there are people out enjoying nature and Philadelphia’s festival season begins. There are festivals year-round; however, the spring festivals draw much bigger crowds and get Philadelphians ready for a fun and enjoyable summer. Each festival is unique and it’s worth attending as many as possible to fully enjoy the city.
One of the newer festivals, at only 6 years old, is the hugely popular South Street Spring Festival. Anyone who knows Philadelphia has heard of the infamous South Street, an area known for parties and good times. Many visitors shop in the cute boutiques as well. Since the area is already popular, it makes sense to throw a festival to continue the party. The festival takes place Saturday, May 4.
Not to be missed is the Italian Market Festival. Each year, hundreds of people come out to attend this gathering. There’s live music, arts and crafts, exhibits and, of course, lots of delicious food. The food is what draws people to the festival. Tasting the different foods is a great way for lesser-known restaurants to get more attention and attract customers. It takes place May 18–19, 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
Philadelphia has its own version of the Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the flowering Japanese cherry trees in Fairmount Park, planted in 1926 as a gift from Japan. The festival includes origami sessions, sushi-making classes and live traditional music
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
The Toilo Toiletry Bag is marketed as the most functional toiletry bag ever. In fact, it’s the future of toiletry bags. With more than 20 features it’s billed as an all-in-one option for travelers and weekend warriors who need a sturdy bag for everyday use.
Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.
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