Here is this issue of INBOUND’s sample of new and/or cool attractions and experiences as they appear in the current annual issue of TheTourOperator.com.
In New Orleans, on the 33rd and 34th floors of the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, Vue Orleans is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor observation deck and exhibit featuring the only 360-degree panoramic riverfront views of New Orleans and beyond. It is a state-of-the-art cultural exhibit designed to honor, celebrate and share stories of the diverse cultures that converged to create the magic that is New Orleans. (vueneworleans.com)
Clearly Tahoe: In South Lake Tahoe, one will find unique guided tours in completely transparent kayaks, a sustainable concept designed to give back with every paddle that touches the water by monitoring the spread of invasive plants and animals. Planning and implementing trash removal also helps keep Tahoe as clear as can be. (clearlytahoe.com)
In Bellingham, Washington, visitors can plan a farm-to-table that features local produce from this corner of the state, which is home to nearly 700 farms, markets, and eating places registered with the finder. All have taken a pledge that 10 percent or more of their food purchases are local. (eatlocalfirst.org/wa-food-farm-finder)
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab & Alabama Aquarium on Dauphin Island, Alabama is a center for transformative U.S. oceanic and coastal research and education where research ranges from biogeochemistry and oceanography to ecosystem ecology. Work encompasses near-shore and estuarine processes in the northern Gulf of Mexico and globally. (www.disl.org)
Gondwana Ecotours: See the Northern Lights in winter and view grizzly bears in the summer. Expert local guides offer activities and trips that are accessible for older guests and those with low mobility, as well as active options for younger travelers. (gondwanaecotours.com)