Northeast USA Top Tours

 

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Leaming’s Run Gardens and Colonial Farm
1845 Route 9
North Cape May, NJ   08210
North Cape May,
New Jersey 0;
 
http://www.leamingsrungardens.com
A "must visit" for everyone in the Cape May County area. Open to the public since 1978, it’s been a favorite place for visitors to relax and enjoy lush gardens in harmony with the natural beauty surrounding them. It’s an outdoor classroom for children and their families to learn about plants and wildlife. It’s also a living history museum, a historic site that offers glimpses into a long, rich history with colonial origins. <br> There’s something here for everyone: bridges, ponds and nooks are just a part of the many individually designed and expertly crafted gardens that comprise the largest annual gardens in the USA. Leaming’s Run features 25 themed gardens, a fernery, and a shady bamboo grove. Visit the Cooperage Gift Shop where you’ll find gift ideas ranging from books and seeds to dried flower arrangements. Leaming’s Run will educate, inspire, and delight you. The gardens are always changing, so come back often.
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Blue Sky Balloons
99 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY   12508
Beacon,
New York State 1;
http://www.blueskyballoons.com
"Blue Sky Balloons operates FAA certified balloons by FAA certified pilots and has been providing hot air balloon rides in the Hudson Valley, NY for over 36 years with a perfect safety record. We fly from the heart of the Hudson valley and are near New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We offer gift certificates, private rides, and accommodate group bookings. More than half our flights are gifts or celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays, or other special occasions such as engagement flights. A great family outdoor adventure. Flights are scheduled in the mornings just after sunrise and in the evenings just prior to sunset, We are located only a short drive from NYC and if necessary we can meet you at the metro-north train station. Scheduling is done on a first come, first served basis and so we suggest you schedule early, especially if you have a very specific date in mind. October is our busiest month and early scheduling is definitely necessary. "
3
Lake George Steamboat
57 Beach Road
Lake George, NY   12845
Lake George,
New York State 2;
http://www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com/
Offering a variety of Cruises on their 3 large cruise ships, The Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic Paddlewheeler, The Mohican and the Lake's largest cruise ship, The Lac du Saint Sacrement. From 1 hour cruises to the only complete tour of historic and scenic Lake George, The Queen of American Lakes.
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Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ   08619
Mercer County,
New Jersey 3;
   
http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ, featuring over 250 contemporary sculptures. Plus gallery exhibits, exquisite dining, exciting performances, and workshops for all.
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Above the Clouds
Airport Rd
Middletown, NY   10941
Middletown,
New York State 4;
http://www.abovethecloudsinc.com
"Ballooning in the Hudson Valley of New York is about as close to the NYC area as you can get with a hot air balloon. Due to airspace restrictions and congested cities in the tri-state area, Middletown is a perfect blend of beauty and convenience. We are only an hour from New York City and much closer to Rockland, Westchester, Yonkers, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. I don't know of any balloon ride operators in Nassau or Suffolk Counties of Long Island. I can tell you we've flown hundreds of Long Islanders and they've all told me it was well worth the trip!"
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American Princess Cruises
World's Fair Marina - Pier 1  - Opposite Shea Stadium
Queens, NY  
Queens,
New York State 5;
 
http://americanprincesscruises.com
American Princess Cruises is owned and operated by TWFM Ferry Service, Inc., founded by four veteran captains with over 120 years of combined experience in the boating industry. <br> Modern, United States Coast Guard approved vessels exceed the highest standards of safety and comfort for the passengers. Knowledgeable and cordial staff is well esteemed in the cruising industry. Each and every member of our staff has undergone extensive, rigorous training and has met all United States Coast Guard Requirements.
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Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ   08103
Camden,
New Jersey 6;
     
http://www.adventureaquarium.com/
Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a thrill at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront, America’s Most Touchable Aquarium! Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, over 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 super cool animals! <br> The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only two aquariums in the country to exhibit a Hammerhead Shark. Adventure Aquarium offers numerous hands-on touch experiences including the all new Stingray Beach Club, where you can touch and hand-feed gentle and curious stingrays; Touch-A-Shark, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; Interactive Inlet where you can see what it feels like to touch jellies, horseshoe crabs, lobsters, grass shrimp and more; and Creature Feature, where you can reach in to touch colorful, coldwater creatures.
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A Beautiful Balloon
47 Assembly Point Rd
Lake George, NY   12845
Lake George,
New York State 7;
http://www.balloon-rides.com/
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Not enclosed in an airplane, but out in the open, just like a bird. To soar hundreds of feet in the air, seeing the land stretch out for miles below you. To float peacefully over lakes and mountains in a quiet that allows you to hear the sounds of nature below.<br> Hot-air balloon rides allow you to do just that, and in this site you'll see the beauty, excitement and wonder that hot-air ballooning offers. You'll see why we think everyone should have the experience of a hot-air balloon ride. Join us for a "free ride" through this web site and learn about the fun of hot air ballooning!
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Freedom Trail
99 Chauncy Street, suite 401
Boston, MA   02111
Massachusetts,
Massachusetts 8;
     
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org
Goodness knows the world had its share of problems in 1951. The Korean War was raging in the Far East, while race riots flared in the Midwest. America was testing old atomic bombs in Las Vegas, and detonating new hydrogen ones in the Marshall Islands. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was fired for being a relentless hawk, the week after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for allegedly hawking atomic secrets. Actor Ronald Reagan co-starred with a chimp in Bedtime for Bonzo, and red-baiting Sen. Joe McCarthy co-starred with a similar crew, in the infamous House Un-American Activities Commitee.
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Lake George Shoreline Cruises
2 Kurosaka Lane
Lake George, NY   12845
Lake George,
New York State 9;
http://www.lakegeorgeshoreline.com/
The Adirondac & Horicon Cruise Boats provide scenic narrated sight-seeing and lunch & dinner cruises. Children, military and senior discounts available.
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Balloons Over Letchworth
6773 Halvorsen Road
Portageville, NY   14536
Niagara County,
New York State 10;
http://www.balloonsoverletchworth.com
Captain Sean Quigley took his first balloon ride in 1979 and fulfilled a lifelong dream of being a balloon pilot in 1987. An F.A.A. licensed commercial pilot; he has since logged over 2100 hours flying balloons in festivals and races from Florida to Maine as well as in Europe. In 1989, he placed sixth of 38 countries represented in LeCoup Du Monde,” World Cup balloon race in Belfort, France. He has piloted his balloon over the brim of Niagara Falls several times and placed ninth in the U.S. in a distance “long jump” competition traveling over 114 miles in 2.5 hours. In 2004 he flew in a weeklong festival over the Alps at Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland. He has owned and operated Balloons Over Letchworth since 1993.
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Adirondack Balloon Flights
PO Box 65
Glens Falls, NY   12801
Glens Falls,
New York State 11;
http://www.adkballoonflights.com/
"The first Hot Air Balloon Ride Company in New York State. We feature exclusive small group and romantic private hot air balloon rides in the spectacular Adirondacks/Lake George/Saratoga Springs region, a premier upstate NY vacation destination. Join me on one of our unforgettable Hot Air Balloon ride adventures! <br> Experience the first form of flight that dates back to 1783 in Paris, France. Float on gentle air currents beneath the colorful canopy of a hot air balloon. Experience magnificent views of the Adirondacks - Lake George - Saratoga Springs Region of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the feeling of escape and freedom that only a hot air balloon ride can give. Join us for a unique, unforgettable good time."
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Woman Tours
2340 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY   14618
Onondaga County,
New York State 12;
http://www.womantours.com/
"The only all women bike tour company in America! WomanTours – we specialize in small, inn-to-inn road bicycle tours for women only. We design our bike trips for women of all ages, abilities and interests, and in the most beautiful places around the United States and abroad. <br> We have a wonderful schedule planned for the upcoming year. New bike tours in Texas, Michigan, Washington, DC and cross-country on the Northern Tier. Fall foliage bike tours on Cape Cod, Pennsylvania and in the Adirondacks of New York. And a new bicycle tour on the Amalfi Coast of Italy."
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Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ   07960-4299
Morris County,
New Jersey 13;
   
http://www.nps.gov/morr/
Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Morristown. The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Morristown are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation's history. Here the Continental Army under Washington's leadership emerged as a cohesive and disciplined fighting force. The Morristown experience is fundamental to both American history, and remains a source of inspiration for Americans and the world.
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Airborne Adventures Ballooning
PO Box 180
Munnsville, NY   13409
Broome County,
New York State 14;
http://www.flyairborne.com/
"Little compares to the thrill of a balloon flight! It's everything you might have dreamed of as a child, floating effortlessly over the tree tops, skimming just above the corn tassles, or rising up to catch a glimpse of far away horizons! Whether you are 8 or 80, even 95 as one of our passengers was, you are almost never too young or too old to enjoy a balloon flight! Call us or email us! Schedule your adventure of a lifetime!"
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Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Drive
Stanhope, NJ   07874
Morris County,
New Jersey 15;
     
http://www.wildwestcity.com/
A western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring twenty-two (22) different live action shows throughout the course of the day, Wild West City offers the visitor the chance to “live” in the old west! <br> In addition to the shows, they offer a 24-gauge miniature train ride, stagecoach and pony rides. Guests can browse our shops and museums along Main Street, visit & talk with many knowledgeable townsfolk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people, pan for gold, visit petting zoo or play miniature golf. The Chapel is quietly nestled beyond the town alongside our authentic 1880’s Schoolhouse.
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Champagne Balloon Adventures
27 James Street
Alexandria Bay, NY   13607
New York State,
New York State 16;
http://www.balloonadventures.com/
"We fly two flights a day, weather permitting. These flights are at sunrise and approximately two hours before sunset. This is when the winds are the calmest. Your balloon adventure will last around 2 1/2 hours with an actual flight duration of about 45 minutes to one hour. Following the flight there is a traditional champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided. Reservations are required as space is very limited!! We can carry four and six people respectively plus the pilot in each balloon. Weekends tend to fill up quicker than weekdays but usually space is available a week in advance."
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Adirondack Soaring Club
2017 Barrett Road
Ballston Spa, NY   12020
Schenectady County,
New York State 17;
http://www.adirondacksoaring.com
"A organization dedicated to helping its members learn and enjoy the sport of Soaring. We've been Everywhere and it's been our pleasure to meet all of you! We hope that we have begun to open up the world of Soaring to the community in new ways. <br> We invite you to come on out and fly! The club operates primarily on weekends and most holidays, April 1st through November 30th from 10:00AM to Sunset. The Club's current base of operation is Saratoga County Airport, in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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Ballooning Adventures

Glens Falls, NY  
Glens Falls,
New York State 18;
http://www.ballooningadventures.net/
"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to float quietly and view the world from above? You can experience this if you fly with us. We offer Balloon Rides in Upstate NY, including Saratoga, Lake George, Glens Falls and the Adirondacks! Fly over historic villages and gently rolling farm country between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and Green Mountains of Vermont. <br> With our ride balloons you can enjoy your flight with fewer passengers for comfortable and safe flights. Also if you have 3-5 passengers in your group you will receive a private flight. Other ride companies charge extra for this service! If you are interested you can help with the inflation and deflation of the balloon."
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Catskill Mountain Balloon
PO Box 446
Oneonta, NY   13820
Broome County,
New York State 19;
http://www.balloonny.com/
"Hot Air Balloon flights can be scheduled year-round by phone, mail, e-mail, or in person. We also train hot air balloon pilots and we sell and repair equipment."
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Alpine Adventures
41 Main Street, Route 112
Lincoln, NH   03251
New Hampshire,
New Hampshire 20;
http://www.alpinezipline.com
Widely known for superior customer service and customer exhilaration, unique outdoor family adventure and new and innovative activities for visitors of the White Mountains and beyond. "We wish to make lasting memories for families and friends with this great excuse to get together and a perfect time-out in our hectic lifestyles. Alpine Adventures will take you out of your comfort zone, where you can fly from tree to tree like birds, go off-roading in a Swiss army vehicle, and partake in an old time New Hampshire winter tradition and learn to finally drive a snowmobile."
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Fantasy Balloon Flights
Airport Road
Middletown, NY  
Middletown,
New York State 21;
http://www.fantasyfliers.com
"Offering professional hot air balloon rides over the scenic Lower Hudson Valley of New York, the Lower Catskills of New York and best of all, balloon rides in Orange County New York offers beautiful views of the entire Hudson Valley Region. We are conveniently located within an hour of New York City and only about 30 minutes from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. All of our hot air balloon rides depart from Middletown, New York."