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  • 1 Mohegan Bluffs Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    USA - Block Island, RI

    Along Block Island's southernmost tip is a series of spectacular multi-colored clay cliffs known as Mohegan Bluffs. Climb up a path (about 200ft elevation) and gaze out over the Atlantic. Wooden stairs descend to Mohegan Bluffs beach, secluded but pe..

  • 2 Florida Reef Tract Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    1201 White St USA - Key West, FL

    The coral reef that lies off Key Largo forms part of the Florida Reef tract, the largest living coral reef system in North American waters and the third-largest barrier reef in the world. It protects almost 200 miles of coastline, descending to depth..

  • 3 Governor's Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Williamsburg, VA 23187

    The Governor's Palace, built in 1722, was the most impressive building of its era in the colonies. Elegant woodwork and period furnishings grace this elaborate reconstruction; there's an incomparable ornamental display of 18C firearms in the entrance..

  • 4 Main Street Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Main St. USA - Nantucket, MA

    Shaded by venerable elms, paved with cobblestones and lined with captains' homes and shops, Main Street has preserved its colonial atmosphere despite the upscale boutiques and galleries that fill the storefronts.

  • 5 Kentucky Horse Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    4089 Iron Works Pkwy USA - Lexington, KY 40511

    Transformed in the 1970s as tourist attraction and showcase for Kentucky's equine heritage, this 1,200-acre working horse farm celebrates the state's best-loved ahimal. Don't miss the excellent introductory movie, Thou Shalt Fly Without Wings, or the..

  • 6 Henry Ford Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    20900 Oakwood Blvd USA - Dearborn, MI 48124

    Fronted by a replica of Philadelphia's Independence Hall, the museum resembles a colossal (12-acre) automobile factory within and presents a veritable treasure trove of Americana. The museum's most popular exhibit, 100 Years of the Automobile in Amer..

  • 7 Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 S. Castillo Dr. at Orange St. USA - Saint Augustine, FL 32084

    Defender of St. Augustine since the beginning of the 18C, the coquina-walled Castillo withstood every enemy attack that beset it and today ranks among the best-preserved examples of Spanish Colonial fortifications in the New World.

  • 8 Field Museum of Natural History Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. USA - Chicago, IL 60605

    This world-class natural history institution occupies a suitably grand place at the south end of Grant Park. Nine acres of exhibit halls and over 20 million artifacts occupy the vast Neoclassical edifice where collections, exhibits and public program..

  • 9 The Cloisters Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY

    Built on a hilltop in a park overlooking the Hudson, the Cloisters (part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) re-creates a fortified monastery by incorporating four reconstructed medieval cloisters. Housed within is an unrivaled collection of medieval ..

  • 10 Frick Collection Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 East 70th St. USA - New York, NY 10021

    One of the world's most distinguished small museums, the Frick offers a unique opportunity to view an exceptional trove of Old Masters paintings, furnishings and decorative arts in the luxurious confines of a sumptuous mansion. Pittsburgh steel and r..

  • 11 Peabody Essex Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    161 Essex St USA - Salem, MA 01970

    Salem's premier museum houses over a million objects—paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, drawings, textiles and architectural objects— related to the history of the region, with an emphasis on seafaring and international trade. The department of ..

  • 12 Clark Art Institute Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    225 South St USA - Williamstown, MA 01267

    The European and American paintings, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts of the illustrious Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute were gathered by Robert Sterling Clark and his wife, Francine, during the years between World War I and 19..

  • 13 Museum of Fine Arts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    465 Huntington Ave. USA - Boston, MA 02115

    One of the country's leading museums, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) contains a comprehensive collection of more than 350,000 artworks organized in eight departments-Art of the Americas; Art of Europe; Contemporary Art; Art of Asia, Oceania an..

  • 14 Mount Vernon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Mount Vernon Memorial Pkwy USA - Mount Vernon, VA 22121

    America's most visited historic estate, Mount Vernon sits on a grassy, shaded slope overlooking the Potomac River. Here, George Washington escaped the rigors of public office and enjoyed the life of a successful Virginia planter. The estate's main bu..

  • 15 Graceland Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    3764 Elvis Presley Blvd. USA - Memphis, TN

    Even for those inured to the Elvis myth, a visit to Graceland is by far the best way to begin to understand the exuberant cross-cultural heritage of country, blues, gospel, soul and rock that put Memphis and its favorite son on the world's musical ma..

  • 16 Vizcaya Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    3251 S. Miami Ave USA - Miami, FL 33129

    Overlooking the calm blue waters of Biscayne Bay, this ornate Italian Renaissance-style villa and its formal gardens embody the fantasy winter retreat of their builder, Illinois entrepreneur James Deering. Vizcaya took 1,000 workers more than two yea..

  • 17 Historic District Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Charleston, SC 29401

    Occupying the lower tip of the peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper rivers-named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, one of the English Lords Proprietor-Charleston's historic district encompasses the area specified in the original 17C city plan, called t..

  • 18 Colonial Williamsburg Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Williamsburg, VA

    Virginia's 18C colonial capital has been painstakingly re-created on this 173-acre town site that includes 88 original shops, houses, and public buildings and hundreds of reconstructed colonial structures on their original sites. The restoration proj..

  • 19 Whaling Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    15 Broad St. USA - Nantucket, MA 02554

    The Whaling Museum contains wonderful collections of scrimshaw, harpoons, ships models and an impressive skeleton of a 46-foot sperm whale. Step inside the re-created blacksmith shop, sail loft, and cooper's shop to see trades and crafts relating to ..

  • 20 Old North Church Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    193 Salem St. USA - Boston, MA 02113

    Built in 1723, "Old North" earned its place in history during the Revolution. Here, on the evening of April 18, 1775, the sexton displayed two lanterns in the steeple to signal the departure of the British from Boston to Lexington by boat, ..

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