Spring 2013 IntervalWorld.com
Summer is an ideal
time to explore the
Lake District’s
enchanted hills,
streams, and
valleys, which
inspired the
writings of William
Wordsworth, Beatrix
Potter, and Samuel
Taylor Coleridge. It’s
also the season for
International Festival
presented by the
Lake District
Summer Music
organization. The
event draws
classical and
musicians from all
over the world to
perform in
the bucolic region’s
churches and
historic halls. This
year, the fells will be
alive with the sound
of music from
August 3 to 18.
Newport News Tourism Development Office; Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau/Gatlinburg.com
Before the faux Eiffel Tower,
late-era Elvis, and The Strip, there
was the Golden Gate Hotel &
(goldengatecasino.com). Built in 1906, the
historic property recently underwent significant
renovations that combine high-tech upgrades with
a celebration of its storied past. Check out the
replication of the hotel’s original telephone — the
first in town — and the fringed, flapper-themed
walls of the boutique casino (with expanded gaming options). Be sure to
take in the retro-inspired revelry at the casino’s bar, one of the Rat Pack’s original
hangouts, or sample the shrimp cocktail, which the Golden Gate introduced in 1959
and became its signature dish.
And if you’re in town Mother’s Day weekend, head for Vegas Uncork’d, a multiday
epicurean festival where you can mingle with wine experts and sample creations from
celebrity chefs. Last year’s event featuredWolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, and Gordon
Ramsay, among others.
Sails & Trails
Just a 20-minute ride from Williamsburg, The Mariners’ Museum (marinersmuseum.org)
in Newport News, Virginia, is a must for sailors, adventurers, and Civil War buffs. Explore the
collection of 35,000 artifacts — including ship models, paintings, and figureheads — relating to
seafaring explorations and battles. There’s even a full-scale replica of the
USS Monitor
, one of the
ironclad vessels used in the Civil War. The museum is set in a 550-acre park with plenty of picnic
space and scenic trails along the shoreline of Lake Maury. Wander for a few hours or explore the
grounds for a full day.
1...,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,...100