By: Reena Wong and Ishani Raghunathan
Sometimes, you get bored at home when there is school vacation.
Here are some places you can visit if your parents are willing to pay:
We will be telling you all about these amazing places! Let’s take a trip to China.
First stop: The Forbidden City, China
In Beijing, The Forbidden City is one of the many palaces to visit. It was the home of the Chinese emperor. At first no one was allowed to go inside, but today it is open to the public. As a symbol of the emperor, the Forbidden City has an important value to all the Chinese. Are you getting hungry? Let’s stop for lunch at a tea palace or at Peking Duck (a Chinese restaurant) nearby. At the restaurant, you will probably find green beans, duck, and chicken. Then we can take a short trip to Harbin.
Next stop: Harbin
Harbin is a cold, busy city. You should probably take a very thick jacket. The temperature is usually below zero degrees. The best time to visit Harbin is in January, when the ice sculptures are displayed with colorful lights. This festival is called The International Ice and Snow Festival. People decorate these sculptures with pretty lights to impress lots of visitors. Now take a bus to a nearby restaurant to have dinner. Ask a tour guide where a nearby hotel is so you can have good night’s sleep.
If you don’t want to go to China, you can go to Paris, France!
When you think of Paris, what do you think of?
We think of fashion, art, museums, croissants, architecture, art, and museums.
First stop: The Eiffel Tower
When you think of Paris the first place you want to go is the Eiffel Tower. It’s true, it is a hotspot for tourists and it attracts many people every year. The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel between 1887 and 1889. Today it attracts millions of visitors yearly. You can go on a lift to visit the first and second floor, but the third floor has its own lift to go on. Now you can take a short stop for lunch. A good restaurant to stop at is Le 144 Petrossian.
Second stop: The Louvre
The Louvre is a famous museum in Paris. It holds many paintings including The Mona Lisa. It was created by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is a very famous painting so be sure to put on your list of places to go in Paris. You can also see many other paintings such as the lace maker, The Astronomer, and The death of Virgins. Or you can see sculptures such as Diana of Versailles, Venus De Milo, or the Winged Victory of Samothrace. It’s good to keep a few to look at because you can spend hours looking at all the paintings.
If you do not want to go to another continent, you can go to Yellowstone Park which is in North America.
Next stop: Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone is a great place for you guys to visit since it is closer and it is less money. You can go for the nature and the animals. Be sure to visit some geysers as well. From the comfort of your car you can view the waterfalls, wildlife, nature, geysers, and geology. You can also go on tours to visit these amazing sites. You can go to Colonnade Falls and Iris Falls on the trail. (For hikers) Some of the geysers you can visit are Mammoth Hot Springs and Castle Geyser. Some of the animals you can visit are coyote, elk, wolves, deer, and bears. Be sure to visit Yellowstone because it is an opportunity you can’t miss.
If you enjoy wonders of nature you should definitely go to Niagara Falls. You can also go if you don’t want to leave New York.
Next Stop: Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a waterfall that borders The United States and Canada. Specifically it borders New York and The Province of Ontario. When you get there you can go on a boat ride which travels to all of the falls, American Falls, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. When you go on the boat (the Maid of The Mist) you have to wear a rain poncho unless you want to get wet!! The ride shows Niagara Falls at a close look. It is awesome to see the natural site. You can also go on a tour of The Cave of The Winds. It is a tour that leads you from an elevator under Niagara Falls and takes you to the Cave. The Cave is a sight that you have to see. It is a beautiful sight and one to remember. There are lots of souvenir shops and restaurants.
If you prefer to go to a place with warmer weather, you should definitely go to Australia.
First Stop: Coober Pedy, Australia
Coober Pedy is a place where people mine for opals. What are opals? They are valuable gemstones! In Coober Pedy, one of the many exciting things tourists can do is noodle for opals in leftover dirt from mines. Tourists often find opals that the miners missed. Sometimes these opals are worth about three thousand dollars!!!!!!!
Next Stop: The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a coral reef with a wide diversity of sea animals and plants. You can see plenty of fish, sea turtles, jellyfish, sharks, dolphins, brain coral, and starfish. You can go snorkeling and scuba diving to see these amazing creatures up close. Just don’t get too close to sharks and jellyfish!!!
Last stop: The Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is definitely something to put on your to do List. It is a performance center where people perform ballet, theatre arts, symphony, and orchestra. There are also available tours. The Sydney Opera House is a great thing to see.
We hope that your vacation will be a success if you go to these wonderful places. We wish you good luck!!