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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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.

Family Vacations: Brooklyn Bridge

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.

Family Vacations: Ground Zero

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.

Family Vacations: Atlantic City Boardwalk

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.

Family Vacations: Philadelphias Old City

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.

Family Vacations: Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement

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.

Family Vacations: Harvard Square

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.

Family Vacations: Little Havana

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.

Family Vacations: Mackinac Bridge

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.

Family Vacations: Grand Hotel

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.

Family Vacations: Chrysler Building

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.

Family Vacations: St. Patricks Cathedral

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.

Family Vacations: Supreme Court of the United States

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.

Family Vacations: Rockefeller Center

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.

Family Vacations: United Nations

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.

Family Vacations: Independence Hall

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.

Family Vacations: Graceland

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.

Family Vacations: Times Square

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.

Family Vacations: Empire State Building

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.