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Travel Like a Local: Roller Coasters on Coney Island, Rubber Duck Races in Boulder, and more

Local Insight — By Amy Widdowson on May 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

The last weekend in May means sun in most places (though not Calgary, AB, where they’re expecting record snowfall. Brrr!), a road-trip and/or an extra day to do nothing at all if you’re in the US, and the warm, cuddly knowledge that summer is just around the corner. For those of you still sitting in the office – yes, we know who you are – here’s a roundup of what our fabulous team of Local Experts are up to around the globe.

Sarah in New York

There’ll be no rickety wooden Cyclones here—top rides include the Tickler roller coaster, Mega Disko, Vertical Swing and cutting-edge Air Race, which simulates fighter jets in the midst of a Top-Gun style pursuit.
- New Luna Park Opens at Coney Island

Erica in Rome

For museum hounds, the MAXXI is a 21st century triple threat. The collection is an interaction between art, architecture and activity, easily promoting MAXXI’s objective of “contemporary creativity”.
- Art to the MAXXI

Noah in Los Angeles

A divorcee wanders through Los Angeles while having an existential conversation inside her head.
-  Movies that Showcase Los Angeles

Jane in Copenhagen

‘It’s not hard to be happy in Copenhagen,’
- The Copenhagen Recipe for Happiness

Christina in Lake Tahoe

… when faced with a plethora of choices, some people go crazy and fill up way too quickly and ruin the experience
- Beginners’ Guide to Casino Buffets

Laura in Naples

…anyone who has been to a Naples soccer game knows just how passionate Neapolitans are when it comes to soccer
-  The Azzurri go to the World Cup 2010 South Africa!

Jess in Boulder

Each duck in the Great Rubber Duck Race is marked with a number, and each duck has a ticket to correspond with this number.
- Boulder Creek Festival

Christina in Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace is the official residence of the Queen of England when she visits Scotland.
- The Best of Edinburgh: The Old Town

Anne-Sophie in Oslo

Celine Dion won for Switzerland in 1988.
- Eurovision Song Contest

Louis in San Francisco

Try to get a spot close to the start of the route at Mission and 24th St. where the action is thick.
- Carnaval Highlights Memorial Day Weekend

Image: Tambako the Jaguar

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