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USA Optionals

21 Nov 2012 TC asked


What optionals does everyone recommend? What would you not recommend? I have been on the Grand Southern so have done some of them before but would be interested to hear what everyone else thinks

San Diego - Hot Air Ballooning
Grand Canyon - IMAX Movie
Grand Canyon - Helicopter Flight
Las Vegas - Variety Show
San Francisco - Culinary Tour
San Francisco - Wine Tasting
San Francisco - Guided Bike Adventure
San Francisco - California Academy of Sciences
Los Angeles - Hollywood Walking Tour
Los Angeles - Universal Studios
Los Angeles - Disneyland
Los Angeles - Hop on Hop off
Los Angeles - Club Crawl
Los Angeles - Movie Stars Homes Tour
Los Angeles - Grammy Museum
Durango - Snowmobiling
Durango - River Rafting
Durango - Jeep Tours
Albuquerque - Hot Air Ballooning
Dallas - Rodeo
Dallas - Dallas Haunts
Dallas - Dallas Cowboy Stadium
Memphis - Rock and Soul Museum
New Orleans - Airboat Swamp Tour
New Orleans - Jazz Cruise
New Orleans - Cooking Demo
Orlando - Universal Studios
Miami - Party Cruise
Miami - Speed Boat Ride
Miami - Bike Tour
Savannah - Hop on Hop off
Annapolis - Naval Acadamy
New York - Food Cart Tour
New York - TV and Movie Tour
New York - Sex and the City Tour
New York - Central Park Bike Tour
New York - The Beast
New York - Brewery Tour
New York - Helicopter Flight
New York - City Pass
New York - Gossip Girls Sites Tour
Mount Rushmore - Horseback Ride
Cody - Rodeo
Jackson Hole - Hot Air Ballooning
Boston - Trolley Tour
Chicago - Bike Tour

Feel free to add other optionals

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  • 2 Dec 2012 TC said


    Las Vegas – Variety Show: It was enjoyable but wouldn’t go again. There was a good variety of acts

    Durango – Snowmobiling: Absolutely loved it! Definitely would recommend it

    Albuquerque – Hot Air Ballooning: Really enjoyed it. Also would recommend.

    Dallas – Rodeo: Almost didn’t go but glad I did. Really sums up Texas! Be warned though that I’d you don’t
    go you will have to wait at Fort Worth until it finishes (there is only so much you can see)

    Dallas – Dallas Cowboy Stadium: Even though I’m not a Cowboys fan it was quite interesting

    New Orleans – Jazz Cruise: Great opportunity to try Creole cooking

    Orlando – Universal Studios: Loved it!!!!! If you love rides or Harry Potter, you must go

    Miami – Bike Tour: I hate bikes but I still really enjoyed it. Great way to see Miami and it’s gorgeous weather

    Annapolis – Naval Acadamy: Didn’t do this one but be warned that if you don’t you have to wait at the barracks while everyone on the tour is gone. Make sure you bring some cards or something to do

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