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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24, 1883, linking what would become the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York City. It was a mythic accomplishment requiring new technologies and new engineering. Read about vacations to the Brooklyn Bridge.
The site of the former World Trade Center towers, now called Ground Zero, has become one of the United States' most revered memorials, originally built to honor victims of 9/11. Learn about family vacations to Ground Zero in downtown New York City.
In 1870, Alexander Boardman, proposed constructing a wooden walkway to sift out the sand that was drifting into burgeoning Atlantic City buildings, and the Atlantic City Boardwalk was born. Read about family vacations to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Laid out by William Penn in 1682, Old City today would surely astonish him. It was a lowly waterfront district until artists began buying lofts, restoring dilapidated buildings, and introducing theater companies. Read about vacations to the Old City.
Historic Jamestowne is where settlers formed the first permanent English colony. Archaeologists have unearthed a wealth of artifacts at the site. Visitors can tour its excavations and the few structures that remain. Read about Jamestown vacations.
Harvard Square is the place to go to feel young, hip and smart. Teeming with Harvard professors, students, and wannabes, the Square gives visitors the sense that they attend Harvard without the inconvenience of exams. Learn more about Harvard Square.
Salsa and merengue dancing free festivals games and Cuban Dominican Nicaraguan and Peruvian cuisine -- Little Havana attracts adventurous foodies and families that enjoy a festive atmosphere. Learn about family vacations in Little Havana.
Measured the conventional way, between towers, Mackinac Bridge is the world's ninth longest suspension bridge. Measured by impact, it ranks right up there with the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about family vacations to the so-called Mighty Mac.
Cars are banned on Michigan's Mackinac Island, preserving the "all natural" theme of a park where time seems frozen. Here you can take in the serenity and enjoy horse-and-buggy rides, bicycling or walking. Learn about vacations at the Grand Hotel.
Soaring above the Manhattan skyline, this historic skyscraper is a monument to the pioneering spirit of the 1920's. Learn more about visiting the Chrysler building and family vacations in New York.
This Gothic-revival style cathedral is the largest of its kind in the United States with antique stained-glass windows and a towering spire. Learn more about St. Patrick's Cathedral and family vacations in New York.
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the nation. Appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices. Learn about vacations to the Supreme Court.
Dine in the summer, skate in the winter and catch glimpses of celebrities and TV personalities all year long. These are just a few things that make 'The Rock' special.
Visitors may be startled during a tour of the United Nations when they realize they are in what is tantamount to a separate nation-state with its own fire department and post office.
Hands-on history awaits your children when they tour Independence Hall. Kids will enjoy high-tech exhibits at the National Constitution Center and sights such as the famous Liberty Bell. Find out more about Philadelphia's Independence Hall.
Slip on your blue suede shoes and step into the opulence and grandeur that is Graceland Elvis Presley's Memphis home where you'll find costumes cars film clips and other memorabilia from the King of Rock and Roll. Learn more about Graceland.
Times Square is a veritable theme park for kids featuring an in-store Ferris wheel ESPN Zone MTV's TRL the flagship Disney store and a wax museum. Find out more about family vacations in Times Square.
The Empire State Building features exciting activities for children including an open-air observatory where visitors enjoy views from New York to Massachusetts and New York Skyride a virtual-tour ride. Find out more about The Empire State Building.
Built in 1912 Fenway Park overflows with history. During Fenway Park tours visitors can walk the warming track visit the dugout and check out many historic points of interest. Find out more about Fenway Park.