Trinadcatiletnie the boardwalk along the Atlantic ocean called Boarduok — around the clock the beating heart of Atlantic city. The lion’s share of the city’s attractions are concentrated here: the Historical Museum and Art gallery piers with water show and yacht tours, several casinos, a concert hall, and countless shops and restaurants. In addition to its entertainment function Boarduok — itself a significant historical landmark: this is the first wooden boardwalk in the United States. You can come here daily for several days in a row and each time discovering something new: street musicians and mimes show their skills, you can eat corn or sweets. But if you get tired of walking, you can use the services of velotaxi.
A bit of history
Sandy beach plus the cleanliness of the owners of coastal hotels — that’s the secret of the appearance Boardway. With the development of Atlantic city at the turn of 19-20 centuries as a recreational area for residents of the surrounding cities here like mushrooms after a rain began to appear on hotels and took they, of course, the coastline. Once a certain Alexander Boardman, the owner of one of the hotels, tired to sweep out the sand from the lobby, caused by the feet of the guests returning from the beach. He took the initiative to block the waterfront wooden planks, thus separating the beach from the town, and the owners of other hotels it is readily supported. So in 1870, Atlantic city has got Boardmans the Walk, which later became known as just Boardwalk.
Yellowstone national Park (Yellowstone National Park) — one of the most visited in America, is located in the North of the country, on the territory of three States — Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The Park is famous for its numerous geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, rich wildlife and picturesque landscapes. This international biosphere reserve, a UNESCO world Heritage site, became the world’s first national Park (1 March 1872).
From North to South the length of the Yellowstone Park is 102 km from East to West — 87. The length of asphalt road (“Big Loop”) that passes through the main attractions of the Park, about ~230 km.
From June to early September daily maximum temperatures range between +20…25 °C, at night high in the mountains can drop below zero. Winters are cold, with average temperatures below -5 °C. Snow can fall at any time of the year.
The Park is open all year round, however the access to certain areas may be restricted, before the trip is better to check the weather forecast on the official website. The best time to visit the Park is from may to September. In the second half of the summer and autumn of frequent fires. Hotels Yellowstone
The Park has nine hotels (more than two thousand rooms), shops, gas stations and many campgrounds. In the summer the place should be booked much in advance. Many tourists also stop in nearby towns outside the Park.
Entertainments, excursions and sights of Yellowstone
In Yellowstone there are 9 information centres and museums. The main attraction of the Park is three thousand geysers. The most popular of which is the world’s largest geyser “Steamer” (Steamboat Geyser) and “an Old campaigner” (Old Faithful Geyser). The latter is known for his predictability: he throws a jet of hot water to a height of over forty metres with an interval of 45 to 125 minutes (usually every 1.5 hours). So on the lookout always indicate the exact time of the eruption.
From 290 waterfalls (4.5 meters), the highest and most spectacular Lower Falls on the Yellowstone river, with a height of 94 meters. Lake Yellowstone, one of the largest Alpine lakes in North America, is located in the center of the Yellowstone Caldera. Caldera is the largest dormant volcano, which has erupted with tremendous force several times in the past two million years. It is not surprising that most of the Park is covered with solidified lava. It is also one of the five existing geyser fields in the world.
Banff national Park (Banff National Park) — the first Park of Canada, which was established in 1885. Located in the province of Alberta, approximately 110 km from calgary, it is also considered the largest national Park in Canada and one of the largest in the world. How to get
To Park closest international airport is in calgary. A little closer is the Springbank airport — 80 kilometers from the Park — but it arrives only domestic flights. In the Park, in the town of Banff also has an airport, but passenger planes don’t land there.
About a half hour before the Park can be reached from calgary on highway 1. On highway 11 to the Park can be reached from Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer, and highway 93 from Radium Hot Springs and Cranbrook. On the bus
The Greyhound and Brewster buses depart regularly from calgary, as well as from many cities in British Columbia. In addition, you can book an excursion to the Park of Banff and get on the tour bus. Most of these trips to calgary and Vancouver.
In order to move in the Park, you will need a car to rent in calgary, Banff or lake Louise. In addition, you can rent a bike, but keep in mind that to ride it on hilly areas is quite difficult, and better not to do it, if you’ve never went mountain Biking. Rent a bike in Banff or lake Louise. Finally, you can rent a moped in Bactrax/Snowtips. Hotels Of Banff
Most of the hotels in the Park is located in the town of Banff. At HI-Banff Alpine Centre room rates start from USD 32, and the Banff Y Mountain Lodge — from 46 USD for a private room or $ 22 for a place in the dormitory. At both hotels feature kitchens, Laundry and Internet.
Banff Ptarmigan Inn and 333 Guest House is located in the heart of the city, close to many shops and restaurants, but the prices for accommodation and there are some above. But if you’re not on a tight budget, can stay in The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the most luxurious hotels around the Park.
Lake Louise hotels a little less, but if you want to stop right there, you completely can do that. In the hostel HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness, HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre and HI-Mosquito Creek hostel there, which is 25 — 30 USD per night, and the last two have private rooms, which cost starts from 70 USD, depending on the season. Also near the lake there is a lovely upscale hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, but the prices there are extremely high.
Restaurants In Banff
Almost all local restaurants are also located in the town of Banff. At the Balkan restaurant, owned by the family of the Greeks, you will be able to dilute beautiful, but definitely a cool scenery of the Rocky mountains South of the festive atmosphere. And Wildfire Grill will warm you up excellent steaks, reasonable price and warm service — in addition, the view’s just excellent.
In The Maple Leaf can offer you an extensive wine list and fine cuisine, and a huge selection of cocktails you can find on the lower floor of Saltlik Steakhouse. And, once you are in Banff Park, will certainly go to the Grizzly House, it is unlikely that you soon the next time you have the opportunity to be in the same original place and try the same unusual cuisine.