This medical school is known by pre-med students, even in the Ivy Leagues, to be one of the best. It's in a great city, but the school itself is in a rather remote area. Apartment complexes are right across the street, extremely convenient for medical students. They are also very generous with scholarships, and have numerous orientation programs throughout the year for prospective students.
Alright, Wicked won't be there forever but this former long term residence of Disney's The Lion King always is showcasing something wonderful. Right on Hollywood Blvd., you can follow the Stars right to the theatre's doorstep. It's a beautiful theatre, the seats are comfortable, and the shows are always of the highest quality. But seriously, go see Wicked this summer if you get the chance!
It's a historical sight true, but there are about a thousand restrictions to visiting the White House and you don't get to see much. You can go by the building and see the outside, and there's really not much else to see unless you're a real American history sentimental. You can't just buy a ticket and go, you have to have a group of at least six people and go through a process which you can do online. I would spend your time visiting the monuments, the new WWII one especially - it's incredibly inspiring.
This is really one of the world's best museums - they have history, art, and science all housed in exquisite and spacious buildings. Not to mention, the museums are right by all the government buildings and monuments which is a gorgeous area and you can't help but feel just a bit patriotic as you walk through a world of heroes past.
I hate flying, but when I have to fly I always fly Continental. They always make me feel safe, and they have a great frequent flyer program - you can even use points with your American Express card. The flights are well priced unless you have to fly last minute. Their economy seats are comfortable, and they have a great first class - especially on the longer flights to Hawaii or Europe. They show a movie on all flights over two hours long, and most of the time you'll get at least a snack. The flight staff is friendly and professional, and the pilot always updates you if he expects turbulence so you're not thrown off guard.
I can't even begin to say how amazing my experience was with this airline's Upper Class. I basically had my own room, I could watch any movie ever made, got fed about five times (this was on the way to London) and they even have a masseuse that gives treatments for free. And of course, free alcohol. Even if you're not in Upper Class, this airline is the most comfortable, has the best food and the best service of any airline - and I have flown them all. If you ever have the chance to fly across the ocean blue, fly Virgin.
It seems that these days, Virgin owns everything from bottled water to airlines, clothes, entertainment and communications. I have to say - all are high quality, but you pay for it. The selection in this store is HUGE when it comes to music, and there are smaller rooms that house the movies and books. I am not kidding, there are four floors to this lil' diddy and there is even a movie theatre and a cafe in house. It's really amazing, a true sight to be seen.
This is the wax museum most people have heard of. It's kind of cool and just a little creepy to see these lifelike wax sculptures, but it's really not worth the admissions charge. They have celebrities from days past and not so past, and they let you take pictures but unless it's your dream to have your picture taken with Judy Garland and you don't fancy a trip to the underworld, then I would just stick to looking at magazines.
This mall isn't as large as the Galleria, but it has your major department stores like Neiman Marcus and Dillard's. You'll find a lot of designer stores here like Burberry and Coach along with more mainstream retailers like Gap, Banana Republic, Victoria's Secret and J Crew. It's an upscale mall, but it's a nice one with some great restaurants. You've got PF Chang's, Maggiano's, and La Madeleine to name a few. It's always decorated beautifully during the holidays and they frequently showcase art in the middle of the very large halls.
This place isn't as great as the Angelika, but it definitely gets the Dallas silver medal. Right in the center of the West Village, and right across the street from THE best margarita you'll ever have at Taco Diner, you'll find a combination of independent films and blockbusters. It's great if you are shopping or dining in the West Village, which can be pretty packed at night so sometimes parking is a problem - worst case scenario you'll have to walk a few blocks.