Places to See
A 7,000-acre state park in Florida, Wekiva Springs Park has continued to be a favorite with local residents and tourists – thanks to the state’s temperate winters, favorable summers, and exciting things to do and see. The natural environment has also served to boost eco-tourism with people traveling from all over to enjoy the spring’s crystal clear waters and see the diverse wildlife. Read more about Wekiva Springs Park >
What do you get when you combine a historic array of buildings, a close-knit community, and a thriving arts and crafts scene, all set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged beauty? You get Abingdon, Virginia, the small town with a massive amount of options to keep you busy. Enough options, in fact, to make it the perfect spot for a charming weekend getaway.
Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, and it was right in the heart of the American Revolution over 240 years ago. Since then, it’s become a bustling center for the arts and entertainment on the East Coast, providing both oceanic adventures and metropolitan excitement.
Bartlesville Oklahoma is a popular destination thanks to its vibrant downtown area and music festivals. Bartlesville was originally a small town until the 1920’s-oil boom transformed the area. Your stay will be a unique experience between the Caney River and its amazing landscapes and the downtown architecture that dates back to the 1920s.
Believe it or not, if you’ve watched Forrest Gump, the iconic movie classic starring Tom Hanks, Sally Fields, and Robin Wright, you’ve seen Beaufort, South Carolina. While the movie was technically set in Alabama, a large chunk of the filming was done just outside of this small southern town known for its live oaks, coastal beauty, and beautiful antique buildings. If, like us, you just can’t get enough of this gem of a getaway, here are seven more reasons to visit Beaufort today (plus some great places to stay)!
The river town of Boonville, Missouri has a rich history some of which impacted the entire nation. It offers an opportunity to experience some of the most important events that made America what it is today. You’ll find a wide array of attractions to discover and explore including historic sites like the Roslyn Heights Mansion to outdoor recreation at the 237-mile Katy Trail State Park to the thrill of chance at the Isle of Capri Casino.
The moniker, “Valley of Flowers,” only scratches the surface of the many places to experience and enjoy in Bozeman. But that’s what we’d expect from a town that is home to Montana State University. You’ll find a myriad of activities and places to see that will fill your days with good eats and interesting history. And the outdoor recreation is unparalleled. Interested in exploring more? Keep reading to learn what Bozeman, Montana has to offer.
You might think it easy just to keep going north on Interstate 29 and bypass the exit to Brownville, Nebraska. If you did, you’d miss out on all of the interesting and unique sites of this quaint town in the southeastern part of the state. Located just over an hour south of Omaha, it is a little gem that you won’t want to miss.
The New England states contain a plethora of relaxing vacation spots. The Maine town of Camden is no exception. Located at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, this city provides a picturesque view of both the mountains and the ocean.
Camden has historical landmarks, New England cuisine, and plenty of accommodation for outdoorsy types. Continue reading to learn what to expect on your trip.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio is a small town built around a waterfall. Far enough away from the city life of Cleveland, the town feels like an oasis of country life met by those that want to get away from it all.
The town is barely larger than 2 square miles, and for those adventurous enough you can take in everything it has to offer in a single weekend. However, your intrepid soul will want to linger a lot longer. With majestic views and an almost undisturbed nature, Chagrin Falls, Ohio is a little slice of home away from home.
If you love the blues, Cleveland and the surrounding Mississippi Delta region are places that have certainly made their way to your must-see list. Arts and music only scratch the surface of the many things to do in this charming southern town. Some might call it an experience rather than just a visit. What’s certain is that you’re in for an exciting time in the place that reporter, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, called, “South of fiction and fantasy.”
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Edmonds Washington is more than a city. It's a suburban buffer that separates the high-paced big-city bustle of Seattle from the laid-back maritime serenity of Puget Sound.
For a town with less than 5,000 residents, Ely, Nevada has a lot to offer visitors whether you’re looking to explore the stunning landscape or want to take a step back in time to experience its rich history.
Located within the vast beauty of the Ozark Mountains rests Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This bed and breakfast covered city holds a unique charm yet maintains resort-style feel.
Grand Forks is a city that might not be around today if it wasn’t for a harsh winter in 1870. However, today the city is alive and well and is an economic boom thanks to local and national markets such as Amazon, Walmart and Alerus Financial taking the helm.
Located at the southern-most tip of Alabama, Gulf Shores is a resort town with beaches, dining, and other attractions to rival those of other big-name coastal cities. But Gulf Shores isn't as well known or as crowded as its cousins. If you are looking to get away to a city with lots to do but without the crowds, plan a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama today.
For avid travelers with a sweet spot for Southern charm, Helen, Georgia, is indeed a one-of-a-kind experience. The city is a Bavarian alps replica town nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Hood River is the perfect getaway if you want to explore rural Oregon or love outdoor sports.
Hudson, New York is a travel destination for the adventurous brave and the history curious. From a small indigenous tribe to the self-named “Upstate’s Downtown,” Hudson has more to offer than most cities twice its size.
Located in the Jackson Hole valley, Jackson, Wyoming is a nature enthusiast and outdoor adventurer’s dream. Jackson is filled with almost limitless things to do and see, and it a great vacation destination for all ages.
With an official population of just over 31,000, Juneau, Alaska is one of the least-populated capital cities in the United States. However, this town has a rich history and plenty of natural beauty to entertain all who visit.
Delaware may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of "beach town," but that may change soon. Positioned in Delaware's rapidly growing Cape Region, Lewes (pronounced like the name, Louis or Lewis) is a small but vibrant town on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
Marfa, Texas, founded in the late 1800’s and known today as the quirky artist’s mecca, is a mix of both charm and other-world mystique.
If you love the outdoors, Utah’s probably on your radar. While hiking, biking, or whitewater rafting in The Beehive State is enticing, they all require a proper home base to be fully enjoyed. To that end, the humble city of Moab is about as perfect of a ground zero destination as you can find.
If you think of New England in its purest form, you probably don’t think of the modern-day bustle of metropolitan cities like Boston or Hartford. Chances are, your mind drifts to quietly breathtaking villages marked by quaint business-lined streets and a slow-paced vibe that induces peace.
Located on the east bank of the Monongahela River, Morgantown, West Virginia is a historic town that is home to West Virginia University (WVU). It is considered a college and industrial town with glass-making being one of the biggest industries there. Priding themselves on being inclusive and welcoming, the city has been rated the "Best Small City East of the Mississippi."
Tucked away on the eastern side of Connecticut, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is the idyllic coastal village of Mystic. Perhaps you have heard of its rich colonial and maritime history, or maybe you just saw that one movie, Mystic Pizza, with Julia Roberts in the 80s. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry. Mystic has a lot more to offer than just nautical heritage and sites of coming of age films from the 1980s.
New Hope Pennsylvania has all the charm of a small and quaint Northeast town. This would be a perfect destination for a family vacation or a couple’s getaway. This small town is only 40 miles north of Philadelphia on the west bank of the Delaware River, not far from Washington Crossing. Visiting this historic spot will make your trip to New Hope worth it, but this small town has plenty of to offer!
The Museum of the City of New York is the leading history and art cultural center of New York with over 1.5 million artifacts on show. Commissioned by Henry Collins Brown and built between 1929 and 1930, the neo-Georgian prolific building stands as testament to New York’s four-century history. Read more about the Museum of the City of New York >
Newport is a well-known summer resort that many associate with expensive mansions and luxury hotels. The town is one of the very first settlements in American history and is connected to major events such as the Civil War. Your trip to Newport will be the perfect opportunity to learn more about history, enjoy the beaches, and discover traditional seafood dishes such as lobster rolls.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is located about 50 miles from Boston. It is purportedly the third oldest city in the nation. The city celebrates its past which is evident in the number of historic buildings and attractions that give it its unique character. It is a four-season destination with plenty of activities, events, and places to see. You’ll always find something new to discover every time you visit.
Salina offers an awesome mix of big-city style amenities and small-town charm that creates an exclusive experience for visitors. With so many places to see, activities to do, and cuisine to experience all year round, your itinerary for Salina will be bursting with variety.
On a massive stretch of coastline halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies San Luis Obispo, California. With the Pacific to the west and the fertile San Joaquin Valley to the easy, this Mediterranean county makes for one of the greatest getaways in the country.
With its natural beauty, spiritual attractions, outdoor activities, and endless ways to unwind and relax, it’s no wonder Sedona, Arizona has become one of the premier vacation destinations in the Southwest. Below, we will take a closer look at the best ways to spend your time in this Northern Arizona town.
You won’t find Spearfish, South Dakota on a lot of travel lists, but somehow that only adds to this city’s charm. As long ago as 1935, famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited the area and later praised it for its unparalleled uniqueness, wondering how something even more miraculous than the Grand Canyon could be so unheard of.
Many towns and cities claim to have roots in the earliest days of the United States, even as colonies. But few cities can claim the impressively long lineage of St. Augustine, Florida; the oldest, continuously occupied European founded settlement within the borders of the continental United States. This distinction, while special, is but one of many aspects of the city that make it unique and eclectic enough to be a major tourist and vacation spot.
Stillwater, Minnesota was named one of the “Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine. After paying one visit to this small town with a population of 18,225, you’ll know why it received this honor. Stillwater has natural beauty, historic architecture, charming boutiques and plenty of events and festivals to keep you entertained during your trip.
The town of Telluride, Colorado, is home to the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ralph Lauren. Many know this location as one of the top skiing destinations in America, thanks to the Rocky Mountains that surround it. However, there’s a lot more to this charming town tucked away in the mountains than meets the eye.
If you’re looking for an amazing gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, look no further than Townsend, Tennessee. While there are two other entrances to the half a million acre park, the other two (Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Cherokee, North Carolina) draw millions of visitors each year and are chock full of commercial attractions. Townsend, however, is a delightfully peaceful place to explore the beautiful Tennessee countryside.
Traverse City. Michigan, the largest city in Northern Michigan, has appeared on dozens of "Best of" lists on travel and business cities.
If you’re visiting Chicago anytime soon, you have more options that you’d possibly be able to do while in town. Figuring out the best places to eat, places to visit, things to see, and places to go can be difficult in a short period of time. Of course, that’s a great...
Hollywood, California is a dense region of Los Angeles (LA) that is practically synonymous with the US film industry. Centrally located between Hollywood Boulevard to the north, Melrose Avenue to the south, La Brea avenue to the west, and Western Avenue to the east,...
San Pedro, CA is an idyllic coastal neighborhood in Los Angeles located to the west of Long Beach. San Pedro has a unique personality despite not officially being a separate city. In this article, we discuss some of the most popular things to see and do in the region,...
Hawaii is one of the great vacation spots in the world. This island paradise is chuck-full of lovely sights and glorious tropical pleasure. If you prefer hotel stays, you are sure to find your own little sweet spot on the island These hotels are regarded as the most...
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As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. offers a diverse list of things to do when you visit. Every day, from street to street and wall to wall, there are tourists combing the area. They traverse from great eateries to grand museums. There is so much to see...
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What do you get when you combine a historic array of buildings, a close-knit community, and a thriving arts and crafts scene, all set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged beauty? You get Abingdon, Virginia, the small town with a massive amount of options to keep you...