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One-stop-shop for fun

One-stop-shop for fun

When you go on vacation, there are quintessential things you have to do before you leave your destination. Whether it’s going to the beach in California on the West Coast of the U.S., or seeing Times Square in New York, New York, there’s a whole lineup of experiences in every city that can’t be missed.

Whether sightseeing tours or activity excursions, sometimes planning, arranging and finding the time to do all the things you want can be a hassle. Don’t you wish someone would condense the best experiences into one list?

Conveniently, the Chicago Tribune has done just that with its list of the 10 best travel tours and experiences in the U.S.

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think of fantastic beaches and hidden waterfall trails. Hawaii is also known for its rich culture and traditions. However, if you’re short on time, it may be difficult to experience all of it in one trip. You can do that at the Polynesian Cultural Center, listed No. 1 on the Chicago Tribune’s list.

Voted Oahu’s favorite attraction, the center displays and educates visitors on South Pacific culture through interactive luaus and activities. The center also offers canoe rides, ukulele lessons and numerous other educational activities. Located in Laie, on the northern shore of Oahu, the center is about 35 miles from The Modern Honolulu, Diamond’s newest property in Hawaii.

If you’re not up for traveling to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the No. 5 attraction on the list is in none other than Las Vegas – sometimes referred to as “the ninth Hawaiian island” for the number of native Hawaiians who call the city home.

In Vegas, you’ll not want for entertainment. With so many sights to see, it would be nice to take everything in at once. That’s where the High Roller comes in. Give into temptation and go all into the world’s tallest observation wheel.

One revolution takes about 30 minutes to complete, and at the top, you’ll have all of Vegas at your feet – or at least under them! See how many iconic buildings you can spot on the Strip, including Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts.

Also on the list and located near Las Vegas is the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour, sitting alongside a bevy of other excellent experiences.

Pick which one you want and start planning your next trip.