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Coachella

 

 Since its foundation in 1999, the annual three day music and arts festival has had a knack for pulling in rock and electronic headliners. Set in Indio's desert, California, the annual three-day music and arts festival features surreal sideshows and a mountain-fringed setting that make this...

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

 

 The Wright Brothers became living legends in the USA for inventing the first aircraft and started the ball rolling on a huge revolution in aerospace, yet it is important to remember the contribution of the hot air balloon. Seen today as something of a recreational fancy, you must unders...

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Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

 

Many people often describe movie stars or recording artists as heroes. But this is an erroneous description; the real heroes in the USA are the emergency response teams like the fire and ambulance service who save people's lives every day. Do these people get the recognition they deserve for thei...

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Things that only happen in LA

 

Thanks to the influence of the Mexican community, Americans can be thankful for Mexican food such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and nachos. Well, L.A. is the only place where you'll get 23-hour taco delivery service. So write down the number, and keep it safe in case you find yourse...

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Life is Beautiful Festival

 

What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas anymore ever since an extraordinary event has captured the attention of music lovers around the world. Life is Beautiful Festival may be a newbie, but it has gathered legendary musicians that would turn any other festival in the world green with envy. &...

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

 

Music, food, wine, beer, art.. The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival turns San Francisco's historic Gold Gate Park into a cultural wonderland for two glorious summer days. The festival is held annually in August with dozens of bands and attractions.From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts ...

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NYC Things to do in the fall

 

It's been a long time since Sinatra wrote his famous tune to New York, but many decades down the line, the sprawling metropolis is still the city that never sleeps. Exciting nightlife, endless festivals, world-class arts and endless joy is some of the experiences the world's most vibrant city has...

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Weird Events in the USA

 

Everyone parties their own way, but these events take it to another level. They are plain weird. You might think that these strange celebrations take place in cities like Los Angeles and New York, but it is small towns the ones that sometimes approach festivities in a peculiar way. Barkus Ma...

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Top US Summer Music Festivals

 

The sun shines, and the music takes over. During the summertime, music festivals of all shapes and sizes take place all over the United States. Indie music, grindcore, folk or hard techno fill the hearts of festival-goers with bliss and excitement. Apart from music, these events also offer other ...

Summerfest

Summerfest Music Festival

 

Stretching alongside 75-acre lake, Summerfest is the world's largest music festival according to Guinness World Records. Also known as “The Big Gig”, this 45-year-old festival takes place in the American state of Wisconsin and attracts over 900,000 people every year.  During 11 g...

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Slow Art Day San Francisco

 

 80s kid Ferris Bueller once said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” These words are particularly salient in our world today, because USA life in 2013 is 100mph. In a major international city like San Francisco, it can...

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Sundance Film Festival

 

 The USA is where the silver screen was born. Nothing says Hollywood glamour like the old school movie reels of films like Gigi, From Here to Eternity and There's No Business Like Show Business. And who could forget matinee idols like James Dean, Cary Grant and Errol Flynn? They are etched i...

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 

If you think of Red Rocks Park as just a beautiful place to see a concert, think again! Around you are 738 total acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plai...

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Las Mariposas

 

 The American Civil War was a particularly bloody period in the tumultuous history of the USA. It split the country down the middle and framed the abolitionist movement of the time, on one side the Confederacy (South) and on the other side the Union (North). Like all great battles in history...

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Mardi Gras Louisiana Style

 

Mardi Gras is part of the fabric of USA life. Having been brought to the Deep South by the early French settlers, it has become a hybrid of Catholic tradition and partying which draws thousands of tourists each year. The date that it starts fluctuates, but usually commences on Ash Wednesday. Next...

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Boston Pops Firework Special

 

The 4th of July Independence Day celebrations in the USA are synonymous with huge firework shows. But the city of Boston stand out from other destinations because they are the originators of this proud tradition and in many ways the City of Champions remain the trend setters for spectacular rocke...

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New Orleans Jazz Fest

 

Jazz comes deep from the soul of the Afro-American tradition in the USA, emerging from the Southern States during a time of great political and social strife. Music was a great release in the pressure cooker that was America in the early 20th Century and this kind of music captures perfectly the ...

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White House Easter Egg Roll

 

The White House Easter Egg Roll officially dates back to 1878 and the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes, but first-hand accounts suggest that informal festivities began with egg-rolling parties under President Abraham Lincoln. Starting in the 1870s, Easter Monday celebrations on the U.S. Capitol'...

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