U.S. & Canada
An East Coast Summer
By JoAnne Kim
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This summer, discover parks teeming with activity and outdoor events in some of the East Coast's best cities.

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Washington, D.C. is a city of neighborhoods, and Georgetown is among its most coveted. Explore the area with Ritz-Carlton Cruisers, city-friendly bikes that can easily travel to nearby sites.

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Whether you're looking for contemplative space or trails, a zoo or theme park for the kids, or historic city treasures, Toronto's parks offer something for everyone on a summer escape.

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The only World Heritage city in the U.S., Philadelphia is rich in American history, seen in its architecture, landmarks and food traditions. On a summer evening, take a stroll down the path along Kelly Drive to take in public art and sweeping views of the Schuylkill. 

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Summer mornings in New Orleans are magical. Bring your fresh beignets and coffee from Café du Monde to Jackson Square and watch this landmark come alive when local artists — some who have been selling their creations here for decades — begin to show up. 

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Boston's outdoor venues come alive in the summer with a wealth of performances and public art displays. Wander the grounds of Boston Common then cross the street to the neighboring Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in the U.S.

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There is no shortage of excitement in the city during the summer season. With longer days and shorter nights, New Yorkers and visitors alike can soak up the sun in iconic Central Park with programming such as Shakespeare in the Park.