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  • mrdiep2611
    San Jose, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Kids loved it here so much that we went twice during our 10 day stay.

    They got a chance to swim in low tide and in high tide with big waves. So many more fishes when its high tide.
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • Kathleen P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent boat tour. Enjoyed the commentary of Bryon. He made sure folks on both sides of the boat had an opportunity for photos.
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • Donald G
    Robins, IA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stayed on the ship, but had great views!! Definitely worth the trip trough Tracy Arm Fjord. Saw several momma & baby seals
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • MickeyGW65
    Pittsburgh, PA53 contributions
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    Beautiful views from the many turnouts and lookouts in the park. Be cautious of the deer. We saw many people wanting to speed along, but the deer are everywhere here. Be sure to get out of the car and explore some wilderness. Stony Man and Hawksbill Mt. were some of our favorite hikes.
    Written July 4, 2024
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  • DesertTrips
    Morocco331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views of the San Francisco Bay from both Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge are absolutely stunning We visited in June and the weather was perfect making it an ideal time to enjoy San Francisco and its beautiful bay From Alcatraz you get a unique perspective of the city skyline and the surrounding waters The view from the Golden Gate Bridge is equally breathtaking offering panoramic sights of the bay and the iconic bridge itself This combination of locations provides an unforgettable experience showcasing the best of San Francisco’s natural and it’s urban beauty I highly recommend visiting these spots to anyone in the area
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • Erin B
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique pool experience as the pool is open on the ends. The pool does grow moss/algae since it is a natural pool. It did not bother us but made the bottom of the pool slippery. There is a low diving board that got a lot of use while we were there. There was construction going on while we were there on some of the pool buildings so bathrooms and showers were in temporary structures (which were clean and fine). We took an Uber there but could not get the Uber app to recognize the pick-up location. Others were having the same problem and ended up using Lyft.
    Written June 27, 2024
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  • RafikiLondon
    Hong Kong, China522 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had no idea what to expect, but the scenery was astounding. Fantastic waterfalls with striking geology were highlighted with the volume of autumn rains, moss and lichen, and leaves of many colours. The high points allowed striking vistas across and along the valley. Memorable!
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • 484MeganG
    Lake Geneva, WI107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took Sylvan Lake for granted. We'd planned a small portion of our day to kayak and maybe do a little hiking. We should've devoted the entire day! We did kayak and canoe! We also hiked. It was too chilly to swim, but had it been warmer, we totally would've. There was so many trails and climbing opportunities. We could've fished, had we planned time for it. Plus theres a great gift shop with snacks on site and plenty of opportunity for picnics. We did rent our kayaks and canoe on site as well. The scenery was beautiful! This is a must do in Custer!
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Carol58a
    Blacktown, Australia700 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are only a few cruise lines that cruise into Glacier Bay, so make sure you choose one of these as the glaciers here are spectacular. You don't want to miss the chance to see these glaciers quite close. We also saw sea otters and a whale as well as plenty of birds.
    We were on a Holland America cruise.
    Written July 9, 2024
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey704 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I walked around these locks for about fifteen (15) minutes. There was free street parking nearby this free attraction. I saw some fish in an underwater chamber, I viewed a man who caught a salmon, and I witnessed some boats and some kayakers go through the locks.
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • wvogelii
    165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took our family of four (two teenage boys) for a day trip from Fresno area (2 1/2 hour drive). Pro tip, leave early to get there and park before 9am or it’s going to be a challenge finding a good spot (we went on a Sunday). We chose lots of 21 right in between Cannery Row and Old Fishermans Wharf. It was about $10 to park for the day. We chose to walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail which is a well maintained bike/run/walk path up and down the coast. Pro tip, there is a free shuttle taking you up and down the trail if you’re tired of walking. We hit up the shops, food and sea life viewing areas over a 6 hour duration. Definitely worth the trip (and beats the Fresno heat ~30 degrees cooler)!
    I’ll review a few of the individual locations on my profile.
    Written June 24, 2024
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Chicago River is a winding, wandering, wonderful body of water. It flows backward, piercing the heart of Chicago, linking Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles that runs through downtown Chicago. It is dyed bright green on St. Patrick's Day and is spanned by iconic bridges that open and close to traffic. Today, the main stem of the river flows west from Lake Michigan to Wolf Point, near the Merchandise Mart, where it converges with the North Branch to form the South Branch, which flows southwest and empties into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The North Branch has its beginnings in the northern suburbs where its three principal tributaries converge -- Skokie River, Rondout and Mettawa -- and continue south through Niles before entering Chicago near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Devon Avenue. Meanwhile, the South Branch enters the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Damen Avenue and flows down the canal through the southwestern suburbs and, in time, into the Des Plaines River between Crest Hill and Lockport, eventually reaching the Gulf of Mexico. Historically, Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette, though probably not the first Europeans to visit the area, are the first recorded explorers to have visited the Chicago River in 1673. Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, acknowledged to be the first permanent resident of Chicago, built a farm on the north bank at the mouth of the river in the 1780s. In 1803, Fort Dearborn was constructed on the bank opposite what had been Point du Sable's settlement, on the site of the present day Michigan Avenue Bridge. The first bridge over the river was constructed over the North Branch near present day Kinzie Street in 1832. A second bridge over the South Branch near Randolph Street was added in 1833. Today, the Chicago River is spanned by 38 bridges, down from a peak of 52. To learn about the history of the Chicago River and how the bridges are raised and lowered, visit the five-story, 1,613-square-foot McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum at the southwest bridgehouse of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Looking for other ways to enjoy the river? Take a lightening fast cruise on the speedy Seadog, which jets off from Navy Pier, speeds along the lakefront, then zips down the river. allowing passengers to see the most famous riverfront buildings, including Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Willis Tower, Marina City, Lyric Opera and Merchandise Mart. Take a ride on a fireboat, paddle a kayak, take a guided architectural tour that circles the Loop and glides past the spot where the first settlers to Chicago set up their home base or hail a water taxi to travel via the Chicago River to Chinatown, Navy Pier, the Museum Campus, Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue and Union Station. All in all, there are many exciting ways to explore the Chicago River.
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I agree with the Tripadvisor rankings, but while this may not be the best attraction in Death Valley, it totally is the reason you come to Death Valley. For all the amazing and incredible things to do and see in this park, coming to see the lowest point in North America is a "Must See" here. It is so surreal to stand on the salt flats and look up at the sign on the mountain above that says "Sea Level" to realize how far underwater you would be anywhere else in the continent. The platform here is made for pictures with the sign so be sure to get one.

    I will say this time we visited there was actually still a lake on the saltflats that was amazing to witness. While it certainly depends on the temperature, take the time to walk the saltflats as it is a unique experience, especially if there is water in the valley when we visited in late March of 2024. Another unique thing the day we visited was the clouds on the Panamint Mountains. This is the dryest park, so it is rare to see rain and while cloudy on the mountains, neither rain nor clouds made it to the valley. You got the rare visual of how the high mountains take out all the moisture before it reaches Death Valley. The next day we got to see how much snow the clouds added to the mountains. Finally, March is a great time to visit to beat the heat as you can see by our pullovers and jackets. No matter what it is like when you come, you simply have to come here to experience the lowest place in North America.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • GFEric
    Utah82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have only an hour or two to visit the park, consider walking the Lighthouse Loop trail. It’s not strenuous but provides beautiful views of water and the bridge along with all the green, green, green alongside the trail.

    Be aware that there is a modest charge for parking at the trailhead.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • booptraveler
    Fountain Hills, AZ556 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed a relatively short walk on path and bridges to an overlook over the Patomac. The rapids here are strong. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours.
    Written June 4, 2024
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