Places of Interest
Whether you interested in baseball, music or something in between there are plenty of landmarks to visit. Explore Fenway Park or the Grand Ole Opry -- just to name a few.
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The first Ferris wheels were built for fun, but now they're being built for the spectacular views they provide. Here are 10 spectacular rides you may want to check out.
Perhaps best known as the last home of Elisa Lam before her mysterious death, the Cecil Hotel has a sordid past full of murders and mayhem. Care to step inside?
You might be stuck at home under quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't get your cultural fix, virtually, anyway. Here are nine amazing choices.
The twisting trail wasn’t the most direct route, but its heart-pounding ascents past other ceremonial sites built suspense for the final reveal.
By Dave Roos
These destinations are definitely for folks drawn to the dark side of life.
By Chris Opfer
It could be your last chance to check out the colossal statues of the first 43 presidents' heads — yes, heads.
The tropical island next door that was off limits to Americans for more than half a century is now open for business … as long as you're not a "tourist."
Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?
By Chris Opfer
Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.
From murder sites to a building shaped like one of your body's major organs, these rooms for rent deliver way more than free WiFi. You'll never believe all the weird and wonderful places you can bed down.
By Alia Hoyt
Serpent Mound, a winding mound of earth one-quarter mile long and three feet high, remains a mystery despite all the research. Serpent Mound State Memorial is the largest prehistoric animal effigy in the world. Read about Serpent Mound vacations.
Stone Mountain, Georgia, is the world's largest exposed piece of granite -- billions of cubic feet of rock. This immense monolith is just a short drive from Atlanta. Learn why it's not just the size of the rock that brings people to Stone Mountain.
A hiker's paradise unfolds at Amicalola Falls State Park. Twelve miles of trails weave throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Daring adventurers can brave the 8-mile trail from the park to Springer Mountain. Learn about vacations to Amicalola Falls.
St. Augustine Castillo de San Marcos and its 25 acres of old parade grounds are a St. Augustine must-see. The fortress, built by Spaniards between 1672 and 1695, is a marvel of a Renaissance relic. Learn about vacations to the Castillo de San Marcos.
The 56-foot statue of Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama, is the largest cast-iron statue in the world. The creation of the glorious sculpture is tied closely to the roots of the city. Learn about family vacations to see the Vulcan Statue in Birmingham.
The U.S. Capitol is an icon of 19th-century neoclassical architecture in the United States. The building's cornerstone was laid in September, 1793; it's been burnt, rebuilt, expanded, and restored since then. Read about vacations to the U.S. Capitol.
Though tours of the White House have been very limited since Sept. 11 2001 (trips must be approved six months in advance) a stroll past this iconic home is the perfect way to begin or end a tour of the nearby museums and landmarks in downtown DC.
At the center of the Lincoln Memorial is a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. One hand is clenched, one open. His gaze remains focused across the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument and the National Mall. Learn about vacations to Lincoln Memorial.
Monticello, the Virginia home of American founder Thomas Jefferson, is a Roman neoclassical masterpiece. Jefferson moved to the property in 1770, but the mansion was not finished until 1809. Read more about family vacations to Monticello.