VISIT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LARGEST STREET FESTIVAL
Hop in and explore a helicopter, touch some heavy-duty trucks, and find plenty to eat, drink, buy, and peruse during Concord’s Market Days Festival. The heart of historic downtown Concord closes to traffic June 22-24 for this annual festival. This free event features more than 190 vendors and eight entertainment venues, where you can watch a movie under the stars, listen to bands such as Parsonsfield and Evidence Lies, and be your own judge at the American Idol All-Star Competition. Stroll around the newly reconstructed North Main and South Main streets, which have new sidewalks, plazas, and expanded outdoor dining areas. Kick off the weekend with the Runner’s Alley Capital City Classic 10K road race (or the Capital City Kids Run), which starts in front of the New Hampshire State House and takes runners on a tour of the city. www.intownconcord.org.
TRY OUT THE CAPE’S NEW SPA
Gussy up for a special event, get a therapeutic treatment, or chill out in a light-filled lounge at a new Cape Cod spa. The Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge, located at the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, just opened its 4,600-square-foot facility to club members and the public. The spa has six treatment rooms, where it offers manicures, pedicures, facials (including hydrafacials), waxing, and acupuncture. It also offers blowouts, up-dos, and professional makeup application — perfect for special occasions. The Porch lounge welcomes larger groups, and offers makeup stations, a blow-dry bar, a dressing area, and a sound system for customizing your playlists. Treatments: $25 (waxing) to $400 (80-minute couple’s massage). 774-323-6230, www.thebeach
GET FIT AND EXPLORE ON THIS CRUISE
Don’t equate cruises with gaining pounds and losing fitness. Miami-based Oceania Cruises now offers passengers free wellness programs and healthy meal options — including new vegetarian and gluten-free dishes — on six of its ships that travel to 370 ports globally. In between exploring the world, passengers get free use of the gym and fitness facilities at the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and access to more than two dozen professionally run classes, including full-body strength training, sunrise yoga on deck, indoor cycling, a boot camp, and more. The small, luxury ships visit ports in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and the Americas. Rates start at $1,499 per person including airfare. 855-623-2642, www.oceaniacruises
YOUR TICKET TO SEEING SALT LAKE CITY
Buy the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass next time you visit the city to save 50 percent to 80 percent on admission prices to 13 top attractions. The all-in-one pass includes visits to the Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, The Leonardo, Lion House Pantry, and Tracy Aviary, all downtown. Head to the university district and visit Red Butte Garden, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, among other attractions. Then up to nearby Wasatch Mountains to ride the Snowbird Aerial Tram or experience Utah Olympic Park. Choose a one-, two-, or three-day consecutive pass. Rates: (one-day pass) $26 for children ages 3-12, $32 adults; (three-day pass) $50 for children ages 3-12, $60 adults. Travel between these attractions by the TRAX light rail system, US Bus Utah, the city’s GREENBike bike-sharing program ($5 per day per bike), or car. 801-534-4900, www.visit
PACK ALONG THIS AUTOMATIC
Juggling kids, coffee, travel bags, and more in rainy weather can be tricky, but ShedRain’s new e-Motion umbrella gives you an extra hand. This motorized rechargeable umbrella opens and closes with the push of a button, making it easy to operate when your hands are full. The sturdy umbrella has a 46-inch-wide, Teflon-coated hood that provides excellent water repellency, and a battery that can open and close the umbrella about 150 times per charge (it recharges by USB). The umbrella still works manually if you run out of a juice. The
e-Motion comes in a compact version for travel, measuring 13.5 inches long when closed, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. $99.99. www.shed
COOL SHADES MADE FOR ADVENTURE
Sunglasses can take a beating on the road, which is why Sunski makes glasses with easily replaceable lenses. If your Sunskis get scratched, the company will send a new pair of replacement lenses for $5, with free shipping. Just pop out the old lenses, and easily insert the new ones without any need for special tools. The sunglasses are still made with quality materials: durable and lightweight polycarbonate frames and polarized lenses treated with a thermal hardcoat. The company offers 10 different styles of glasses with replaceable lenses, which come in fun tints ranging from aqua to silver, purple, lime, emerald, and yellow. $48-$58. www.sunskis.com.