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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What Do U.S. Citizens Have to Do to Travel to Cuba Right Now?

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."

What's With the Odd European Replica Towns All Across the United States?

Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?

Yes, We Live in a World Where 'Poop Cafes' Are a Thing

Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.

10 Lost Islands

Lost islands are the stuff of adventure movies and ancient tales, but some actually did exist. Others were only alive in imagination or because someone mistook them for another place. Do you know any of these islands?

10 Strange Buildings Where You Can Spend the Night

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.

How Airbnb Works

Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.

Nazca Lines Pictures

Southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, are lines etched into the desert. See the Nazca lines in this gallery.

Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World

For most of us, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances seem like nice upgrades. But the world's most expensive houses have heated driveways, private gyms and movie theaters. Jealous yet?

Family Vacations: Serpent Mound

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.

Family Vacations: Chippewa Square Savannah

Savannah, Georgia, is America's first planned city. General James Edward Oglethorpe (who had previously founded the colony of Georgia) founded Savannah in 1733. Read about family vacations to this series of neighborhoods centered around 24 squares.

Family Vacations: Stone Mountain

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.

Family Vacations: Amicalola Falls

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.

Family Vacations: Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine

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.

Family Vacations: Vulcan Statue

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.

Family Vacations: Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace originated thousands of years ago. Big animals such as deer and bison were the first to tramp along what became the Old Natchez Trace, and then the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes used it. Learn about family vacations to Natchez Trace.

Family Vacations: U.S. Capitol

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.

Family Vacations: White House

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.

Family Vacations: Lincoln Memorial

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.

Family Vacations: Monticello

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.

Family Vacations: Beale Street

Beale Street is not just a spectacle for the eyes, it's also an experience for the taste buds. Pots of gumbo and red beans and rice simmer at every corner. Learn about vacations to sample the Beale Street food, and more importantly, its music.

Family Vacations: Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is a cultural phenomenon. It's a radio program that showcases American country music -- in fact, the longest-running live radio program in the States. But country music is just the beginning. Read more about the Grand Ole Opry.

Family Vacations: Plymouth Rock

People flock to Plymouth, Massachusetts, to watch whales, relax on the beach, kayak, and see the famous ten-ton granite boulder: Plymouth Rock is hallowed as the place where the Pilgrims set foot in America. Read about vacation to Plymouth Rock.

Family Vacations: Walden Pond

Henry David Thoreau wrote an account of his experiences in a hand-built cabin by this famous pond. His little book, often credited with creating the conservation movement, changed the world.

Family Vacations: Benefit Street

If you're touring Providence, Rhode Island, and its antique treasures, the best place to start is Benefit Street, also known as the Mile of History. Learn about the best time to visit, during the city's annual June Festival of Historic Houses.

Family Vacations: Stonington Borough Lighthouse

The town of Stonington is the oldest borough in Connecticut, first settled in 1753. Both the lighthouse and the town represent the history and architecture of an typical Connecticut town. Read about family vacations to Stonington Borough Lightouse.


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