Like New York, D.C.'s city center draws workers from surrounding suburban areas, including two neighboring states: Maryland and Virginia. D.C.'s notorious rush-hour traffic makes a well-tuned, affordable and wide-ranging mass transit system essential.
Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham's downtown area with Southside and UAB's campus.
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Preparing for Flight in Albuquerque
With some hot air balloons already lifting off, others on the ground prepare to take flight at Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta.
Cofounder Dayka Robinson had her work cut off for her when it came to redecorating this dull boy's room.
Photo By: Paul O'Mara
13th Gate and Necropolis 13 in Baton Rouge, La.
Sprawling across two city blocks, 13th Gate Haunted House isn't afraid to deliver in-your-face shocks. Visitors of this 40,000-square-foot attraction get up close and personal with terrifyingly realistic sets, from crawling through a creepy crematory oven to staggering over a rickety bridge suspended over hundreds of live snakes. If you make it through the haunted house, you still have to survive a half-mile, cemetery-themed maze infested with more than 50 zombies. The only escape: Run!
Aerial view of the Phoenix downtown skyline with the midtown skyline behind as well as North Mountain and other mountains in the background.
Photo By: David Liu
Boston’s Liberty Hotel, Exterior
The luxurious Liberty Hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill hosted some quite notorious “guests,” including former Boston mayor and later governor James Michael Curley, Malcolm X, and Sacco and Vanzetti – when it was the Charles Street jail. It closed in 1990 and became a hotel in 2007. Rumor has it the hotel is haunted; one thing we can assure is that the thread count has increased.
Photo By: The Liberty Hotel
Squaw Valley High Camp Pool and Hot Tub
Located at 8,200 feet, the Squaw Valley High Camp Pools are unlike anywhere else. Grab a drink from the bar and relax in the sun, or take a dip in the pool and hot tub overlooking the mountains and lake.