Things to do & places to visit in Quebec, Canada

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Quebec #3 destination in Canada 2023. The average rating score is 4.46 based on 239.7k traveler reviews, of 3.084 attractions. Timezone: America/Montreal, current date and time: Sunday, March 03, 2024, 4:38.

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  1. 5.0 Old Quebec (13.6k reviews)
    - Quebec is a walking city
    Spent More than 3 hours Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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    Weather was wonderful…walked everywhere…and so much history…a beautiful city ….you can see how much the residents love their city. It is so clean and the people are so friendly and polite. We stayed in the old part of the City. Our hotel was conveniently located and we would recommend this hotel for it’s location and the fact that we could park our car on site (for an additional fee). It was so worth it, as parking is very difficult. I would recommend that you make Reservations for dinner as the restaurants fill up quickly. See more..
  2. 5.0 Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé (880 reviews)
    - Beautiful Island
    Spent More than 3 hours National Parks • Hiking Trails
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    Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce stands out with its rich natural, historic, and geological heritage. Sculpted by time and the sea, at the Gaspe Peninsula's tip, it has the fortress of Bonaventure Island and the magnificent stone vessel of Perce Rock-Quebec's tourism emblem. Its outstanding flora and fauna, including its famous colony of Northern Gannets make it a must-see for visitors, as do the island's old homes-the last witnesses to the way the islanders lived a century ago. See more..
  3. 4.5 Notre-Dame Basilica (20.2k reviews)
    - Stunning inside and out
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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    Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city. See more..
  4. 4.5 Old Montreal (13.8k reviews)
    - Fantastic
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Old Montreal is a historic neighborhood in Canada with a charming Parisian flair. Be transported back in time as you wander down the cobblestone streets and admire the stunning architecture. Check out the Bonsecours Market for some unique shopping, stroll along St. Paul Street, and visit the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal to admire the incredible stained glass windows. You can also head to the old port for a Ferris wheel ride, zipline, or cruise. Take a walking tour to learn more about its history or a ghost tour to explore the neighborhood after dark. Visit in the winter to see the beautiful holiday decorations. – Tripadvisor See more..
  5. 4.5 Mount Royal Park (10.6k reviews)
    - Beautiful park, great view
    Sunday: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM Spent 2-3 hours Parks
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    This park is one of Montreal's largest greenspaces and is a great place for admiring a wide variety of flora and fauna. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same person behind New York's Central Park, Mount Royal Park boasts miles of trails and superb views of the city. Here, you can stroll down the tree-lined paths and recharge with a picnic on the grass by Beaver Lake. You can also enjoy outdoor activities year-round, such as canoeing in the summer and skiing in the wintertime. There’s a mild climb to reach the viewing area at the top. Alternatively, you can hop on a public bus to reach the peak. – Tripadvisor See more..
  6. 4.5 Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (10.3k reviews)
    - Spectacular waterfall park very close to Quebec
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent 2-3 hours State Parks • Parks • Waterfalls
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    These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls. The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes built in the Boischatel fault near the waterfalls. Via ferrata – this is Italian for “iron roads” - is an activity accessible to everyone over 12 years old that combines hiking and rock climbing. The two paths are built on the rock face on the eastern side of the waterfall. The less adventurous will also be able to get stunning views of the 83-meter high waterfall aboard the cable car which now runs with sparkling new cabins. History buffs will be glad to know that guided tours are now offered each weekend in the company of Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as Governor of Quebec from 1778 to 1786 and Mathilde Robin, best known as the Lady in White, who lost her fiance during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend. See more..
  7. 4.5 Montreal Botanical Garden (7.520 reviews)
    - Garden of Lights
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Gardens
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    This large botanical garden in the city is part of Montreal Space for Life—Canada’s largest natural sciences museum complex—with over 22,000 species of plants from all over the world, exhibition greenhouses, and thematic gardens. You can learn about Chinese, Japanese and First Nations cultures through their flora, and discover seasonal varieties and events at the main exhibition greenhouse. Plan your visit during the Gardens of Light festival which usually takes place in the fall, where you'll see the cultural gardens illuminated with lights, installations, and lanterns. Tickets are required to enter, though you can get more value with a passport which includes year-long access to other Space for Life museums. – Tripadvisor See more..
  8. 4.5 Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal (5.327 reviews)
    - Beautiful, Historic Basilica
    Sunday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal, founded by Saint Brother André in 1904, is a catholic sanctuary and the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. It receives over 2 million visitors yearly. We welcome everyone to partake in panoramic views, music concerts and special religious celebrations; come discover natural, cultural and spiritual treasures in the heart of the city. You will marvel at the votive chapel containing 10,000 candles, the Oratory Museum featuring nativity scenes from around the world, the Original Chapel, the spectacular Garden of the Way of Cross, the Crypt Church and the largest domed Basilica in North America. See more..
  9. 4.5 Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (4.548 reviews)
    - Great Museum
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Art Museums
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    The MMFA is one of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth-most visited museum in North America, boasting more than 1.3 million visitors. The MMFA's original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film, fashion and design – and are exported around the world. Its rich encyclopedic collection, distributed among five pavilions, includes international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art. The Museum has seen exceptional growth in recent years with the addition of two new pavilions: the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, in 2011, and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, in 2016. The MMFA complex includes Bourgie Hall, a 460-seat concert hall. The Museum also houses the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, enabling the MMFA to offer innovative educational, wellness and art therapy programmes See more..
  10. 4.5 La Citadelle de Québec (3.861 reviews)
    - La Citadelle de Quebec is a must see
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    National Historic Site and active military base, the Citadelle welcomes you with its guided tours and access to the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. Located on the highest natural point in Quebec City, the Citadelle allows you to enjoy spectacular views on the town and the Saint Lawrence River. Discover the fortress of Old Quebec, home of the Royal 22e Régiment, the only French-speaking regiment with in the Canadian Armed Forces. Tickets include an hour-long guided tour of the Citadelle, mostly outside, and the access to the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. In order to protect the health and safety of our visitors and employees, we have adopted the guidelines by the Québec Ministry of Public Health, including social distancing standards and applicable health measures. See more..
  11. 4.5 Terrasse Dufferin (3.667 reviews)
    - Spectacular Views
    Spent 1-2 hours Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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    This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Winter adrenalin junkies line up by the thousands at Les Glissades de la Terrasse to experience the rush of zooming downhill from 270 feet high (82 meters) in a toboggan speeding up to 60 mph (90 kilometers per hour) to the bottom 500 feet (152 meters) away. Located on the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence River behind Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the ride is open from mid-December through late March. See more..
  12. 4.5 Old Port of Montreal (2.858 reviews)
    - Worth a visit
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas • Biking Trails
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    The Old Port of Montreal is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the country with more than 50 activities and 6 millions visitors every year! See more..
  13. 4.5 Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral (2.609 reviews)
    - Historic Basilica, Beautiful Architecture!
    Sunday: 1:00 AM - 6:00 PM Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past. See more..
  14. 4.5 Plains of Abraham (2.444 reviews)
    - Go to the Plains of Abraham Museum first!!
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent More than 3 hours Historic Sites • Parks
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    Site of major battles, the Battlefields Park includes the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park. Apart from its historical past, the Park is to Québec what Central Park and Hyde Park are to New York and London: a city park of outstanding value, the lungs of the city. The Plains of Abraham Museum is the gateway to the Park, offering exhibitions, activities, services and all information for your visit. Year-round, dive into history with an interactive exhibition on the battles of Québec and an exhibition on artefacts from the Park's archeological collection. From July to the end of October, explore the Plains of Abraham with the Escape Bag Rally or a family treasure hunt. Discover also the dark side of the Plains with fun and terrifying activities for all ages during Halloween and the Month of the Dead. In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating! Equipment rental on site ($). See more..
  15. 4.5 Lower Town (Basse-Ville) (2.399 reviews)
    Spent More than 3 hours Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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    The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence. See more..
  16. 4.5 Musée De La Civilisation (2.295 reviews)
    - Humorous
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory. It is located in the region's capital, Quebec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale. See more..
  17. 4.5 Canadian Museum of History (2.259 reviews) from $18.70
    - Read the reviews!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    Experience Canada’s history in exciting new ways. The Canadian Museum of History is a destination of choice in the National Capital Region. An architectural jewel designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, the Museum is less than five minutes from downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill. Explore Canada’s rich history and the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Marvel at the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles. The Canadian History Hall, our signature exhibition, will let you discover the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped Canada — from time immemorial to the present day. See more..
  18. 4.5 Tremblant (2.157 reviews)
    - Tourist Spot - Busy but offers many activities
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent More than 3 hours Ski & Snowboard Areas
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    Four-season holiday destination and ski resort, Tremblant welcomes families, couples, friends, and groups in the heart of the Laurentians, in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Experience true joie de vivre through a selection of year-round activities and events: ski, snowboard, snowparks, après-ski and nightlife, spa, golf, beach, shopping, musical festivals, and sports competition. Voted #1 ski resort in Eastern North America many times over the years, Tremblant provides accommodation for every budget: hotels, condos, homes, and chalets. With more than 30 restaurants, bars and cafés and 35 boutiques and stores, our pedestrian village at the foot of Mont Tremblant will delight you summer, fall, winter, and spring! See more..
  19. 4.5 Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex (1.989 reviews)
    - Perfect for families (and teens)
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie. See more..
  20. 4.5 Place Royale (1.927 reviews)
    - Charming European like Square!
    Spent 2-3 hours Neighborhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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    This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social center since the city's founding. See more..
  21. 4.5 Jean-Talon Market (1.875 reviews)
    - Variety for Locals and Tourists
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Farmers Markets
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    Bustling with activity all year round since 1933, this charming market in Montreal is a favorite with both locals and travelers. Expect an overflowing selection of local specialties and a cornucopia of fresh produce ranging from exquisite cheeses, sausages, and smoked meats to fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t leave without purchasing some local jam, cider, and maple products as souvenirs. Beyond just a grocery pit-stop, Jean-Talon Market is also renowned for its gourmet workshops and culinary demonstrations. The markets are open daily and get busier on the weekend. The best way to get to the market is by subway. – Tripadvisor See more..
  22. 4.5 Rue St-Paul (1.875 reviews)
    - love it
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel. See more..
  23. 4.5 Omega Park (1.668 reviews)
    - Terrific day adventure for out-of-town guests
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Parc Oméga, a unique family experience in the heart of nature, culture and history of Quebec. Located approximately 1 hour from Montreal, Ottawa, Laurentian and Tremblant Parc Oméga lets you discover the wildlife of Canada such as moose, elk, bison, wolves and bears all within their natural environment. Open year-round, the park offers several activities for all ages such as animations, picnic areas, hiking trails... for a unique and unforgettable day. Discover the history of our nation through the colonization and first nations trail. . See more..
  24. 4.5 Zoo Sauvage of Saint-Felicien (1.617 reviews)
    - Impressed!
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zoos
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    Come and discover 75 species from Boréalie and the cold regions of the world and enjoy, just like our animals, the splendor of our spaces. You will be amazed by our adorable animals including the little panda. A beautiful day awaits you! On the menu: 4.5km of hiking trails, wire mesh train ride in the Nature trails Park and water games! See more..
  25. 4.5 Bell Centre (1.613 reviews)
    - WICKED
    Spent 1-2 hours Arenas & Stadiums
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    In season, take in a Montreal Canadiens hockey game at this arena. See more..
  26. 4.5 Quebec City Ferry (1.390 reviews)
    - Winter: ferry and ice-breaker
    Sunday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 AM Spent 1-2 hours Ferries
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    One of Québec’s best-kept secrets and one of the most spectacular view of the Old Town. Located at the heart of Old Québec City, the ride (one-way) takes about 12 minutes. During summertime, discover the marked bike paths located on both sides of the shore: Corridor du Littoral (Quebec City) and Parcours des Anses (Lévis). In winter, the mouvement of the ice on the St. Lawrence River is truly impressing. See more..
  27. 4.5 Barbie Expo (1.360 reviews)
    - Worth visiting!
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    This is not Barbie as you once knew her! The Barbie Expo, conveniently located in the heart of downtown, in Les Cours Mont Royal, Montreal’s most prestigious upscale shopping mall, is a brilliant and exciting way to showcase the haute couture fashion available at the exclusive flagship boutiques within the mall. The stunning display houses over 1000 dolls, and is the largest permanent Barbie doll Expo in the world! A truly incredible selection of world-renowned designers have magnificently fashioned breathtaking outfits for every possible occasion—all of them modeled by the 11.5 inch fashion icon herself. Admission is free. Designers on display include Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Armani, Ralph Laurent, Vera Wang, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Bob Mackie, and many other authentic fashion all-stars! See more..
  28. 4.5 Montreal Metro (1.350 reviews)
    - An efficient mass transit system in Montréal
    Spent < 1 hour Public Transportation Systems
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    Métro de Montréal is an efficient mass transit system and serves the downtown and greater Montréal areas. The metro is operated by Société de transport de Montréal and officially began services in 1966. Initially there were 22 stations but since the system expanded there are now 68 stations on four lines. We have used the metro on every visit to the city and find the system to be extremely well maintained, reliable and smooth mainly due to the trains running on rubber-tyres. There is one notable quirk at Victoria Square where there is a Parisian Metropolitan sign and entrance, it was installed in 1967 to celebrate the collaboration with Parisian engineers on the construction of the metro. On our most recent visit in January 2023 we used the metro on several services on the Orange and Green lines and had no major issues. See more..
  29. 4.5 Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (1.312 reviews)
    - A Quebec Icon
    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Churches & Cathedrals
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    The earliest buildings of this famous Catholic landmark were constructed in the 17th century. See more..
  30. 4.5 Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde (1.285 reviews)
    - Magnificent
    Sunday: 7:30 AM - 6:15 PM Religious Sites
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    This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled after Rome's St. Peter's Church. See more..
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  2. Architectural Buildings
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  5. Ancient Ruins
  6. Observation Decks & Towers
  7. Art Museums
  8. Speciality Museums
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  10. Fountains
  11. Religious Sites
  12. Castles
  13. Bridges
  14. Historic Walking Areas
  15. Gardens
  16. Mountains
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  18. Piers & Boardwalks
  19. Waterfalls
  20. Wineries & Vineyards
  21. Nature & Wildlife Areas
  22. Cooking Classes
  23. Speciality & Gift Shops
  24. 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
  25. Private Tours
  26. Day Trips
  27. Taxis & Shuttles
  28. Health Clubs
  29. Scuba & Snorkelling
  30. Boat Tours
  31. Sightseeing Tours
  32. Equestrian Trails
  33. Horseback Riding Tours
  34. Lookouts
  35. Monuments & Statues
  36. Neighborhoods
  37. Bodies of Water
  38. Theaters
  39. Geologic Formations
  40. Beaches
  41. National Parks
  42. Ferries
  43. Hiking Trails
  44. Game & Entertainment Centers
  45. Biking Trails
  46. Scenic Walking Areas
  47. Escape Games
  48. Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
  49. Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
  50. Nature & Wildlife Tours
  51. Walking Tours
  52. Ranches
  53. Waterskiing & Jetskiing
  54. Shopping Malls
  55. Water Parks
  56. Amusement & Theme Parks
  57. Observatories & Planetariums
  58. Beach & Pool Clubs
  59. Children's Museums
  60. Public Transportation Systems
  61. Flea & Street Markets
  62. Visitor Centers
  63. Sports Camps & Clinics
  64. Breweries
  65. Lessons & Workshops
  66. Eco Tours
  67. Islands
  68. Caverns & Caves
  69. Golf Courses
  70. Movie Theaters
  71. Art Galleries
  72. Antique Shops
  73. Educational sites
  74. Sports Complexes
  75. Government Buildings
  76. Theatre & Performances
  77. Horse Tracks
  78. Aquariums
  79. Cemeteries
  80. Forests
  81. Scenic Drives
  82. Operas
  83. Science Museums
  84. Ski & Snowboard Areas
  85. Libraries
  86. Arenas & Stadiums
  87. Canyons
  88. Farmers Markets
  89. Natural History Museums
  90. Hot Springs & Geysers
  91. Kayaking & Canoeing
  92. Bars & Clubs
  93. Fishing Charters & Tours
  94. Stand Up Paddleboarding
  95. Lighthouses
  96. Distilleries
  97. Casinos
  98. Convention Centers
  99. Cultural Events
  100. Dance Clubs & Discos
  101. Factory Tours
  102. Hiking & Camping Tours
  103. Self-Guided Tours & Rentals
  104. River Rafting & Tubing
  105. Dolphin & Whale Watching
  106. Helicopter Tours
  107. Air Tours
  108. Civic Centres
  109. State Parks
  110. Bike Tours
  111. Paint & Pottery Studios
  112. Climbing Tours
  113. Military Bases & Facilities
  114. Surfing & Windsurfing
  115. Gear Rentals
  116. Symphonies
  117. Skydiving
  118. Ski & Snow Tours
  119. Auto Racing Tracks
  120. Airport Lounges
  121. Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
  122. Balloon Rides
  123. Boat Rentals
  124. Dinner Theaters
  125. Factory Outlets
  126. Cross-country Ski Areas
  127. Bowling Alleys
  128. Water Sports
  129. Motorcycle Trails
  130. Coffeehouses
  131. Yoga & Pilates
  132. Miniature Golf
  133. Scenic Railroads
  134. Other Outdoor Activities
  135. Dog Tracks
  136. Concerts
  137. Airport Shops
  138. Onsen Resorts
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