4 things to put on your 2014 must-do list

2014 milestone events across the USA

From east to west, with a big stop in between, there's something for everyone in 2014.  
Our must-do list starts in New York City, where One World Trade Center will debut. The 104-floor skyscraper was named the tallest building in the U.S., reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet. It's not yet open to the public, but you can check out the 9/11 Memorial Museum right next door. It's due to open in late spring.  
Also in Manhattan -- a Broadway show for the entire family. Disney's Aladdin the Musical opens in March. Buzz has been building for months. Its creators hope it'll roar as long and loud as the Lion King.
"You're telling a really good story and you're giving people big, giant numbers, and lots of production value," Casey Nicholaw, the show's director and choreographer.
Tickets are available now.  
Next, get on that magic carpet -- or a plane -- and head to St. Louis for a really big birthday.    
"A city doesn't turn 250 more than once and this is our year to do it," said Erin Budde, Executive Director of STL 250.
The big day falls in February. Historians can't agree on whether St. Louis was founded on Feb. 14 or 15, so they're saying "both!" and making a Valentine's Day weekend out of it. You can too at the "Burnin' love Festival" and outdoor concert. Yes, it's outdoors in February, but hopefully some of that love can keep you warm.
"You can be part of our going for a world record for the most couples being engaged at the same time," Budde said.
The "Gateway to the West" will keep the celebration going, with events all year.  
"I can't imagine a better way for a visitor to really get to know St. Louis," she said.
Finally, head to Hawaii for Lost 2014. In September, hundreds of fans from around the globe will gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the hit TV show's premiere.
"To be there together, to walk the beach where they filmed the crash and the beach camp where the survivors lived, I think it's going to be a tremendous experience," said Jo Garfein, one of the event organizers.
They plan to release special travel packages and announce possible cast member visits.  
Now you're caught up and clued in on how to do 2014. 
"Bring it on. It's going to be incredible," Garfein said.
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