In Hawaii, Santa doesn't arrive by sleigh -- he much prefers an outrigger canoe, to say nothing of the traditional palaka costume he wears in lieu of red velvet. Each December, he alights on the shore by the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach hotel, where the public can greet his arrival and pose for pictures.
Running for 444 miles through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, the Natchez Trace Parkway is a gorgeous historic parkway that welcomes bicyclists, cars and pedestrians. From its earliest inhabitants in 800 A.D. to the troops who marched it under Andrew Jackson, every milepost tells a story.
Downtown Tampa is home to an impressive collection of parks and pedestrian-friendly outdoor play areas, including the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This eight-acre space offers a dog run, two interactive fountains and a Great Lawn popular for yoga, picnics and just soaking up the sun.
The Utah State Capitol is the main building of the Utah State Capitol Complex overlooking downtown Salt Lake City. The building was constructed between 1912 and 1916, and was designed in the Neoclassical revival style. It boasts a three-story-tall rotunda and atrium, and four floors of paintings and sculptures of Utah's history, including statues of the first governor, Brigham Young, and Utah native and television developer, Philo T. Farnsworth.