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10 Amazing Things To See & Do In East Sacramento

In the cozy eastern neighborhood of California’s capital city, residents and visitors alike are treated to many unique community-centric local attractions. Whether you have a passion for the Sacramento community and its history, or simply appreciate art, cuisine, and culture, you’ll find plenty of things that will amaze you in the area. Below, we guide you through ten things to see and do in East Sacramento that you definitely won’t want to miss.
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Tucson’s Prettiest Parks

The spectacular and expansive desert scenery of Arizona can sometimes be forgotten amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. When you’re looking to escape from the metropolitan monotony of a long work week in Tucson, you need’t go far to find a natural paradise. Majestic foothills, towering cacti, beautiful waterfalls and creeks, stunning floral landscapes, and amazing local wildlife are just some of the wonders you’ll see when you explore our picks for the prettiest parks in Tucson.

The Problem of Beauty in Medieval Mystical Literature

What does it mean to be beautiful? On the one hand, we often associate beauty with sexual attraction, but on the other hand, we tend to see beautiful people as possessing inherent goodness. How do we reconcile these two conceptions of beauty, especially in the context of religion, where the pursuit of one is frowned upon while the other is promoted? This contradiction has not been much discussed in scholarly literature on medieval mysticism. Some scholars address beauty only as it relates to sexual pleasure. Ulricke Wiethaus, for instance, writes about how the “stark juxtaposition of youthful beauty and its enjoyment and the brutality of physical persecution reinforces the theological meaning of Christ’s crucifixion” when discussing the “fusion of erotic and traditional Christian imagery” in Mechthild. Other scholars mention beauty simply as part of the idealization of God and Heaven. David O. Neville equates beauty with “prelapsarian perfection,” thus associating it with virtue, goodness, and purity. Paul Martin talks about beauty as a representation of the love of God, and about “the beauty of heavenly things” that far surpasses the “beauty in earthly things.”
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Juneau's Best Boutiques & Design Shops

Thanks to the abundance of cruise ships and flights bringing thousands upon thousands of tourists to Juneau every year, numerous shops have taken residence in the town, hoping to capitalize on the flocks of potential customers. Whether you?re a local or a visitor looking for less tourist-y (and less expensive) options, we?ve compiled a list of the best locally-owned boutiques and design shops where you can find unique and quality items in Alaska ‘s capital city.
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The Best Beach Bars In Honolulu, Hawaii

When you’re in Hawaii’s gorgeous capital, there can be nothing better than relaxing on the beach with a fantastic drink in hand. Luckily, Honolulu has no shortage of bars along the shores of the famous Waikiki Beach, but it can be difficult to know whether you’re walking into a tourist trap or you’ve found something really great. Below, we guide you through the best bars to visit when you’re looking for quality drinks with that amazing view Honolulu is known for.
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The Best Museums in San Diego You Should Visit

With over 90 museums in San Diego County catering to a diverse range of interests, there is no shortage of activities available to people, whether they have a passion for fine arts or science or history. If you're just visiting, though, you may only have a short time to spend in the area. Below, we'll guide you through our top picks for the best museums in San Diego, California you definitely won?t want to miss.
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The 10 Best Restaurants in Edmonds, Seattle

One of Washington ’s most picturesque waterfront communities, Edmonds offers visitors a seaside ambiance and residents an appealing, small-town atmosphere. Its restaurant scene has flourished in recent years, thanks to a number of new establishments taking advantage of the abundant resources the Northwest has to offer. From authentic Neapolitan pizzas to Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to affordable Chinese food, the restaurants in Edmonds bring the best quality dining to the table.
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The 10 Best Breakfasts & Brunches In Tampa’s Seminole Heights

The historic central Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights has recently become home to a burgeoning restaurant and bar scene, attracting numerous foodies and beer and wine enthusiasts to set up residence in the area. Whether you’re looking for trendy new spots or classic long-standing establishments, Seminole Heights’s breakfast scene is full of crowd pleasers. From soul food to freshly baked goods to crepes to classic diner fare, you’re sure to find something in Seminole Heights that you’ll love.
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The Best Spots for Live Music in Sacramento

California ’s capital city is home to much more than just historic buildings and political figures. The diversity of its population makes it also a cultural and artistic hub, filled with dynamic local talent. With amazing live music venues featuring everything from coffee and art to dance clubs to open jazz jams, Sacramento offers some of the best intimate and personal spaces for visitors to experience music in a whole new way.
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The Best Coffee Shops & Cafés in Sacramento

If you’re a coffee lover looking for great quality roasts made locally with the best beans taken straight from the farm, you’ll fall in love with the coffee shops and cafés in California ’s capital city. All over Sacramento, from downtown to midtown to east, hip and cozy cafés flourish, serving up beautiful lattes, deliciously unique concoctions, and tasty pastries. Join us as we explore the best of the best coffee shops and cafés in Sacramento .
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Vancouver’s Best French Cuisine

A bustling West Coast seaport in beautiful British Columbia, Vancouver is among Canada’s densest and most ethnically diverse cities. Vancouver’s French population has spearheaded the establishment of numerous cafés, bistros, and fine dining restaurants specializing in cuisine that transports its guests to the streets of Paris. Below, we guide you through the absolute best places to go in Vancouver for delicious French cuisine.