The proprietors of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park designed their site as a place where families could immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the Adirondacks with the comforts of an accommodating resort. Affording all of their campers individualized service, the team shows each guest to their campsite and delivers extra firewood upon request, and an onsite store assures campers have access to all necessary camping, picnicking, and log-rolling supplies. Cabins and campsites boast free WiFi and excellent cell-phone reception, and the grounds come loaded with activities. Kids can ride tiny trains and meet Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, and families can putt around the mini-golf course and peddle carts around the trails. Camping at Jellystone also surrounds families and friends with myriad area attractions, including Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm, and Water Slide World.
Stephen & Burns claims to be an oasis in a stressful world, taking clients on miniature vacations with pampering spa treatments and Aveda-concept salon services. The aestheticians hydrate and revitalize skin with custom blends of soothing balms, and the massage therapists enhance their treatments by incorporating aromatherapy, warm basalt stones, or herbal body masks. Before letting clients return to the stress-inducing world outside Stephen & Burns, stylists offer to reinvent their looks by trimming locks or lending them a pair of Groucho glasses.
The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.
The Go Vermont! Vacation Card arms travelers with discounts at locations across the state’s lush alpine interior, increasing affordability on lodging, golf, skiing, dining, and other attractions. Travelers explore the culinary craftsmanship at The Essex or feast on upscale American fare made with local produce at Morgan’s Tavern, which is nestled within the historic Middlebury Inn. Seventy species of live animals swim through the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, where guests can get half off one admission with the purchase of a full-price ticket, and pints of free-range ice cream graze lazily along a discounted tour through the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Travelers shave up to 25% off the standard rate at five golf courses and save on seasonal fun, including mountain biking, snowboarding, and weaving sweaters out of fallen leaves.
It all started with a deflated basketball. Though longtime friends Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin scoured downtown Boston for an inflating needle to fill it, no shops in the area carried one. They were frustrated—and they realized that other Bostonians looking for athletic gear were likely frustrated too. So in 1983, they opened City Sports, a shop stocked with all the footwear, athletic apparel, and sports equipment that the metropolis had been missing.
Nearly three decades later, Mike and Eric's neighborhood business has expanded to 20 shops across the East Coast. In addition to stocking popular brands such as Vibram, The North Face, and Patagonia, the store engineers its own CS by City Sports line. Shoppers include yogis, cyclists, and tennis players—anyone seeking to outfit active lifestyles, whether they're playing a team sport or braving the hike up the world's largest gumdrop. In addition to footwear and apparel, the staff stocks fitness equipment such as kettlebells, lifting gloves, and dumbbells.