Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city or fair-sized town.

The previous edition was hosted on the Perceptive Travel Blog, and we will return there for the next one on July 11, 2012.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact the Carnival organizer:  Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Here’s more info and background about the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, and now….

Off we go!

Cities in the Americas

Nassau, Bahamas   Kayla presents Historic Walking Tour of Nassau posted at Adventures in Heritage, saying, “Earlier this year I went to Nassau and explored the city by an historic walking tour.”

Seattle, Washington, USA   Debbie Dubrow presents A Peek into the New Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum posted at Delicious Baby, saying, “The new Dale Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum in Seattle, Washington showcases some of the artist’s best work in a purpose-built environment.”

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA   Meagan Francis presents Grand Rapids: Why the Best Place to Raise a Family is a Great Place for Tourists posted at My Grand Rapids, saying, “I edit the Experience Grand Rapids blog, and I think this story nicely sums up all GR has to offer!”

New York, New York, USA   Bianca presents New York City – Walk The High Line posted at nomadbiba.

Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   Nancy Brown presents Things to See and Do in Grand Junction, Colorado posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “Have you traveled to the Western slope of the Colorado Rockies? I was amazed by the geography of Grand Junction and the surrounding area.”

Leesburg, Virginia, USA   Jeremy Harvey presents New Food Tour Comes to Downtown Leesburg, Virginia posted at VisitLoudounBlog.com.

Magnolia, Ohio, USA   Kathy Gray presents An Afternoon in Magnolia, Ohio posted at What’s Happening in Canton/Stark County, Ohio, saying, “With two kids in tow, we ventured 25 minutes south of Canton to the sleepy town of Magnolia, Ohio to visit the iconic red Magnolia Flouring Mills. Dating back to the early 1800’s it is one of the best preserved mills in the State of Ohio. And of course, no visit to Mangolia would be complete without a Bittner sunday at Taggarts Ice Cream.”

Atlanta, Georgia, USA   Karon Warren presents What to Do in Atlanta With Kids posted at All Things Lifestyle.

Savannah, Georgia, USA   Hillary McNamara presents Dog-Friendly Savannah posted at Life With Luggage.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada   Cathy Sweeney presents Two Colorful Toronto Neighborhoods posted at Traveling with Sweeney.

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA   Jessie Voigts presents Traveling to Oahu? 10 Ways to Make Your Trip More Authentic posted at Wandering Educators.

Columbus, Ohio, USA   Joe Vargo presents Live like a local at Victorian Village Guest House posted at The Columbus Experience, saying, “If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary place to stay, Victorian Village Guest House makes you feel like a local when you’re visiting Columbus!”

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   Toni Graybill presents A Fun Travel Cat: My First Day in Vancouver posted at A Fun Travel Cat, saying, “Unseasonal weather in Canada.”

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   Lisa Goodmurphy presents A Stroll Around Parliament Hill in Ottawa posted at Gone with the Family, saying, “Walking around Parliament Hill is one of our family’s favourite things to do when visiting Ottawa.”

Cities in Europe

Nantes, France   Zhu presents City Under Siege posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “French love to rebel against the estab­lish­ment, and spring is gen­er­ally the start of “protest sea­son”. That’s why I wasn’t sur­prised when I heard a demon­stra­tion was planned this Sat­ur­day. But while the protest itself was fairly innocu­ous (the mayor wants to build a brand new air­port, some con­stituents argue that they are being expro­pri­ated), the police force deployed seemed pretty disproportionate.”

London, England   Stuart Wickes presents Visiting London’s Olympic Park posted at The Family Adventure Project, saying, “Visiting London’s Olympic Park changed my feelings about the official mascots of the Games and left me wanting to get tickets.”

Zurich, Switzerland   myfriendfromzurich presents How nice and warm it is outside! I would like to enjoy my dinner in a garden restaurant – where can I go? posted at myfriendfromzurich.com, saying, “myfriendfromzurich.com is an independent travel blog about shopping, leisure and events in Zurich, Switzerland. Like a real friend, users can ask all kinds of questions and we’ll answer them on the blog.”

Skansen, Sweden   Lola Akinmade Åkerström presents Scenes from Midsummer at Skansen posted at Sweden – The Swedish Photo Blog, saying, “Sweden was out in full force today celebrating Midsummer. Last year, I was at Farsta Gård checking out the maypole dancing festivities…”

Cities in Asia

Songdo, South Korea   Alina Guzman presents Songdo International Business District- the stuff of dreams becomes reality posted at Alina Guzman.

Cebu, Philippines   Theresa Torres presents The 4 Cheapest Ways to Travel in Cebu posted at Cebu Expat – Cebu blog, saying, “Cebu is a favorite tourist destination in the Philippines. It is affordable and there are many interesting places to visit. Here are the ways you can get around as well as some tips on how to stay safe on your adventure.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting.

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