It's unclear why this Southern settlement decided to name their city after a New York war hero, though the fact that several of the settlement's original founders hailed from New England may have played some role in the decision-making. There are many more interesting things about Alabama. Let TravelKatz create a southern-charming Alabama Vacation Package for you.
In 1880, prospectors Harris and Juneau relied on a local Indian chief to guide them to the mouth of Gold Creek, where they discovered gold. Read more about our 49th State and let TravelKatz plan an Alaska Vacation Package that includes a tour of Denali!
With over 1.5 million people, Phoenix is the sixth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million. The Phoenix metropolitan area, known as the Valley of the Sun includes the cities of Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and Mesa. The area has experience an explosive growth over the last decade. Couple this amazing city with a tour of the Grand Canyon and you'll have an Arizona Vacation Package that is the best!
Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the geographic center of the state. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named by the French in the 1720s. The capital was moved to Little Rock in 1821. The city is the largest in the state.
Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. You've heard of Sutter's Home Wine? Let's go on a culinary/wine tasting tour with your next California Vacation Package planned by TravelKatz.
Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state in the same year as the centennial of the United States Declaration of Independence. Mirror Lake is awesome and it can be part of your Colorado Vacation Package.
Festivals in Connecticut are a New England joy! There are Farmer's Markets, Quilting Shows, 4th of July Festivals and Parades. Don't forget about the Duck Day and Race in June and the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in August. You'll want to attend both!
In Delaware, any time of year is the right time for putting on a festival and inviting a crowd. Top things to do in spring always include a few flower fests, and summer brings a lineup of music festivals in Delaware. Call TravelKatz to help plan your next Festival Vacation to Delaware! 352-277-7300
Tallahassee is an Apalachee word meaning “old fields” or “old town.” It was given its name by Octavia Walton, the teenage daughter of Florida’s territorial secretary George Walton, who believed it meant “beautiful land.” In fact, though Walton is credited with officially suggesting the name in the 1824, the Apalachee had been calling the area Tallahassee since the 16th century.
When the railroad reached the region in the 1830s, it became known as Terminus—the last stop on the Western and Atlantic Railroad line. In the 1840s, when it began to look as though the railroad might continue past the town after all, residents decided to rename it and it became Marthasville before being named Atlanta (after the Atlantic Ocean). Let TravelKatz plan your next Georgia Vacation Package and include the tour of the Coca Cola Museum.