press” train rides Dec. 26–31. (borail.org) u DELAWARE The 52nd annual “Christmas in Odessa,” a self-guided tour of 18thand 19th-century private homes and public buildings, takes place Dec. 3. (christmasinodessa.com) New to Winterthur’s Yuletide Tour, which features sparkling trees and American Christmas vignettes through Jan. 8, is an 18-room doll mansion, inspired by Queen Mary’s dollhouse and created by Nancy McDaniel. (winterthur.org)
Ring in the New Year Gayot’s list of the Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations includes Las Vegas, Bangkok, Los Angeles, New York City, Sydney, Paris, Chicago, London, Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, and Rio de Janeiro. (gayot.com) If these destinations are not in your travel plans this year, you might look closer to home for a special place to ring in the new year. Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular at the Inner Harbor, 9:00pm– 12:30am, features party music by Super Bueno and fireworks at midnight, as well as skating at the Pandora Ice Rink. Metro service will be available one hour after the event is over. (promotionandarts.org)
While the best known New Year’s Eve attraction may be the ball drop in New York City, a host of Mid-Atlantic locations have their own traditions. You can watch an apple drop in Winchester, Va., a rose drop in York, Pa., a mushroom drop in Kennett Square, Pa., and a crab drop in Easton, Md., among others.
Travel tip Did you know that CityPASS is now available in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto? CityPASS bundles prepaid admission to each city’s top attractions — based on annual attendance — into one easy-to-use CityPASS ticket booklet that costs approximately half of what it would cost to purchase those same admissions separately. And, because CityPASS limits the number of attractions on each city’s pass to five or six of the most popular sights, visitors have ample time to enjoy a destination, never feeling the need to rush frantically from attraction to attraction to get their money’s worth. The pass is valid for nine days, starting with the first day of use. (citypass.com) Carol Timblin welcomes travel news at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline County is a haven for outdoor adventurers. Spend an afternoon cycling along winding country roads or exploring scenic, forested pathsways.
For our FREE Cycling Guide, call 410-479-0655.
Bring Your Golf Group! It’s all here for you at The Woods: • 36 Holes of Golf • Tennis & Swimming • 4 Bedroom Cottages • The Clubhouse Grille • The Sleepy Creek Spa
Enjoy a relaxing cabin stay with adventure filled activities
20% Government Employee Discount Available
888.712.2246 wvcabins.com 800-248-2222•TheWoods.com Mountain Lake Road • HedgesviLLe, Wv
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 233 Lowe Drive, Shepherdstown
ClarionShepherdstown.com Custom Menus
Eat Drink & Buffet Dinners be Merry Served Dinners & Join Us for A Holly Jolly Cocktail Drinking Finger Food Eating Cocktail Parties
Planning the perfect holiday event starts with the Clarion Hotel in Historic Shepherdstown, WV. Call our Sales Department at 304.876.000 Parties of All Sizes Our Location or Yours Quality & Service
recreationnews.com I december 2016 I recreation news 7