Famous Landmarks

The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder and have been celebrated for centuries. Learn more about famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.

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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: Vermont Institute of Natural Science

There are hundreds of Vermont vacation towns where you can get away from it all and enjoy what the state has to offer. But if you are in search of its spirit, you may want to visit Woodstock, Vermont, home of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

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: Plantation Alley

Louisiana's Great River Road is also known as Plantation Alley. Thirty antebellum mansions and 10 other old properties sit regally on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Read about tours and bed-and-breakfast inns along the Great River Road.

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: Arlington National Cemetery

Nearly four million visitors come to Arlington National Cemetery annually. Most come to pay respect to loved ones, to honor the leaders interred here, or to thank the more than 300,000 people buried here. Learn about vacations to Arlington Cemetery.

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: Biltmore Estate

The largest home in the United States is the centerpiece of an immaculate 8,000-acre estate that includes lush gardens, active vineyards, and even a luxury inn. Learn more about planning family vacations to this swanky, historic tourist attraction.

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: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

This perspective-twisting museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to be a work of art itself is also home to world-famous paintings. Learn more about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and family vacations in New York.

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: Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center features interactive exhibits just for kids and animated exhibits as well as other attractions such as several theaters and a planetarium with laser light shows. Find out more about Carnegie Science Center.


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