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Labor Day Events 2013

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Sweet Jazz, Spicy Chiles and Outlandish Outhouses This holiday, don your favorite weekend hat and enjoy a relaxing family outing to a AAA listed event. We’ve compiled a list of thousands of Events to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2013 across the U.S. and Canada — from county fairs and hot-air ballooning to outhouse races and a MoonPie eating contest. Here’s ... Read More »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day (Or Not) in the Midwest

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Valentine’s Day Events 2013 Valentine’s Day is a holiday for the hospitality industry, with the goal of luring lovers for a romantic dinner or evening getaway. You can embrace the holiday, or you can defy it. In the region where I live, you can do both. If you don’t have a lover and prefer to join others in this situation, ... Read More »

Holiday Time in Kansas City

Photo courtesy of Roy Inman This time of year, every city, county or town is doing something to get people in the holiday spirit. The holiday traditions I am most familiar with are those in Kansas City, Missouri. My favorite tradition here in the weeks leading up to Christmas has to be going to see the Holiday Model Railroad Display at Union ... Read More »

Fun in Norfolk— With or Without Snow

Norfolk Winter Extravaganza MacArthur Center is the centerpiece of revitalization of downtown Norfolk and has reigned over the skyline for more than a decade.  This is the eighth year the mall has offered an outdoor ice skating rink in the adjacent grassy lawn.  For the 2012 Christmas season it added to the fun with a winter extravaganza. Virginia isn’t the frosty ... Read More »

New York City — America’s Capital of Christmas

Rockefeller Center, New York City For many people, there is no better time to visit New York City than around the holidays. Even the most jaded New Yorkers fall back in love with their city during this time of year.  The recent superstorm Sandy certainly caused heavy damage in some areas, but that should not deter anyone from visiting. A few ... Read More »

Twelve Days of December Holiday Events 2012

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Here’s a sampler of fun festivities to mark the season. For hundreds more ideas across the U.S. and Canada, check the complete December Holiday Events 2012 list or the searchable event listings on AAA.com. For a holiday adventure, my AAA gave to me — A Partridge in a Talking Tree … Dec. 7-9, FREEPORT, Maine, Freeport Sparkle Weekend—The Sparkle Parade ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Travel to Increase for the Fourth Consecutive Year

2012 AAA Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving ... Read More »

Losing the Christmas Blues in New York City

New York City at Christmas This year is flying by – before you know it, Christmas will be here. Last Christmas, with the warm weather, it was hard to get into the Christmas spirit.  It just didn’t feel like Christmas.  To help cure our Christmas blues, last year my wife suggested we go to New York City for a weekend.  After ... Read More »

Labor Day 2012 Events

American Flags Proudly Wave As the symbolic end of the summer, Labor Day 2012 weekend falls on September 1-3. Grab a hamburger, relax and have some fun at one of these great holiday events. The Calendar of Events list is compiled by AAA travel editors and includes events throughout the United States.  Search for additional event listings at AAA.com/travel. Below ... Read More »

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