Join me on an around the world tour with a Carnival of Cities. Top travel bloggers share their favorite places, attractions and stories from various cities around the world, from public art in San Francisco to viking ships in Norway.
Starting in California and working our way east:
San Francisco, California, USA: Guest blogger Kirsten Alana shares her favorite Public Art in San Francisco on Brooklyn Nomad. A talented photographer and traveler who’s fascinated by public art, you’ll find some amazing photos in Kirsten’s guest post and on her site.
Napa Valley, California, USA: Delicious Baby presents A Day in Napa Valley with Kids, saying “Napa is beautiful, and it seems like a shame to pass it up just because we have kids.” They discovered a lovely Bocce Ball Court behind the wine tasting room at Ceja Vineyards where their kids loved rolling the balls, changing the score counter, and running in the sun.
San Antonio, Texas, USA: Wandering Off shares Take a Walk with Me Through the King William District, a beautiful historic district in San Antonio.Chicago, Illinois, USA: Scroll down past the ads to find Jeff’s city guide post What to Do in Chicago, The Friendly Giant on the Lake. Having lived in Chicago for many years, this is quick overview of the top attractions. My favorites are the Frank Lloyd Wright museum in suburban Oak Park and wandering through the many fascinating neighborhoods.
New York City, New York, USA: The Vacation Gals post Best NYC Things to Do with Kids saying, “The Museum of Natural History is incredibly fun for kids, especially the life-size blue whale suspended from the ceiling.”
more New York City, New York, USA: This time for adults! Mad Kane’s Humor Blog presents Limerick Ode To Valerie Harper & More Big Apple Fun, suggesting the eclectic Japanese department store, Takashimaya, the Central Park Zoo, and Valerie Harper on Broadway.
Washington D.C., USA: PlanetEye Traveler presents Top Ten Tips for DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, saying average peak blooming date is April 4th and one of the best photo sites is south of the Washington Monument along Independence Avenue.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA: One Family’s Blog presents A Trip Report to Kennedy Space Center. Great overview of the attractions at Kennedy Space Center, the launch site for all U.S. manned space flights since 1968.
Key West, Florida, USA: Cajan Mama presents Top Family Activities in the Keys posted at Traveling Mamas, saying, “It is one of those places that calls to the soul, begging you to return again and again until you finally move there for good.”
moving across the pond
Oxford, England, United Kingdom: Steve, of Sarah and Steve Travel the Long Way Round, shares Just Came Down from Oawxford, Dahling, saying “I loved wandering around the university. It gave me a feeling I don’t often experience – of yearning for a life unchosen. It would take years to even explore each college and many more to be invited into its traditions and secrets.”
York, England, United Kingdom: Yorkshire – God’s Own County presents Top York Churches. If you are looking for beautiful architecture, a cultural getaway or a romantic holiday then visit York. It looks wonderful.Nantes, France: Correr Es Mi Destino presents Artsy Nantes. Zhu is a French-Canadian citizen writing in this post about her hometown of Nantes, France and the art scene there. My favorite is the L’Elephant Grande, the big elephant.
Oslo, Norway: Anne-Sophie Redisch writes 10 Reasons to Take Your Family to Oslo This Winter, posted on Nile Guide. My 11-year-old is begging to go to Norway. After reading this, I just might have to book a trip for us to see the Viking ships and 47-million-year-old Ida. Dress warm!
on to Asia
circling back to South America
For more Carnivals of Cities, read the last edition at JordyClements.com. The next edition will be hosted by Eyeflare on March 24. Submit your blog article to the next edition using the carnival submission form.
Thanks for traveling with us. Where will you travel next?