Historic Landmarks in New Orleans

New Orleans has gone through some rough times, with Hurricane Katrina wiping out a lot of the history of the city. But believe it or not there are still a huge number of historic landmarks to explore and learn from. The Cabildo The Cabildo was the site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer ceremonies in 1803 […]

Aztalan Pyramids

If pyramids excite you and make you feel like traveling, how about a trip to Wisconsin? Believe it or not, the Midwestern state is home to an ancient village and ceremonial complex, complete with pyramidal mounds, from somewhere between AD 1000 to 1300. Not much is specifically known about the group that constructed these pyramids […]

Tips for Visiting the Alamo

Anyone who has been to San Antonio, Texas has almost certainly been to two places: The San Antonio Riverwalk and The Alamo. And anyone who has been to San Antonio and failed to stop at one of these places should know that they missed out on a great experience. This is particularly true of The […]

Sightseeing in Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, just north of Washington DC along the Chesapeake Bay, is filled with interesting and historic sites for visitors of all ages. Below are just a few of the “must-sees” in the “Charm City”:

Historic Landmarks in Las Vegas

Gambling casinos, lavish acts and spectacular shows are the things that first come to mind when thinking about a trip to Las Vegas. However, there are enough landmarks and historical sites to keep a history buff or sight seer interested for days. For newer architectural views, the casinos have quite a few extraordinary offerings in […]

Historic Landmarks in San Francisco

San Francisco has remarkably survived through the earliest American inhabitants, Spanish settlements, the gold rush, and some devastating earthquakes and came out on the other side with some of the best tourist destinations in the United States. There are literally hundreds of historical landmarks, national, state and local in San Francisco that can keep a […]

Historic Landmarks in Cleveland

On July 22nd, 1796 the city of Cleveland was officially laid out as the Connecticut Land Company divided up townships and established it capital. Cleveland was initially spelled Cleaveland as it was named after the leader of the Connecticut Land Company, General Moses Cleaveland. Interestingly, Cleaveland stayed to oversee the plan for the future city […]

Sightseeing in London

When planning your itinerary for a London trip the first two places you think of are the “Changing of the Guards” and “Buckingham Palace.” Both, of course, you must see. However, there is so much more to see, learn and enjoy about London. Did you know about the ravens that live at the Tower of […]

Visiting The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe is acknowledged as one of the most magnificent arches in existence, and beautiful places in all of Paris France. It sits exquisitely in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle, an enormous traffic circle from which 12 streets, including the famed Champs-Elysees, radiate.

Historic Hotels of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love”, may very well be the most historically significant city in the United States.  It was there that the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States born.  This was not a coincidence; at the time, Philadelphia was the social and geographical center of the original thirteen colonies.  And […]

Historic San Francisco Mansions

As we’ve said in the past, San Francisco is arguably the most historically significant city on the west coast of the United States.  While the town treasures its history, it especially treasures its historic buildings as so many were lost forever in 1906 from the earthquake and resulting fire , which destroyed most of the […]

Longest Suspension Bridges Outside the USA

When it comes to bridges, the most famous tend to be suspension bridges.  The Golden Gate Bridge and the Brooklyn bridge are both suspension bridges.  While most Americans are familiar with at least a few of the greatest bridges in the United States, we tend to be far less knowledgeable of the great bridges in […]

Top Landmarks in Atlanta

For a young city, Atlanta has a lot of history and landmarks. Perhaps the city brings to mind the Civil War, especially because of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind.” The movie by the same name premiered in Atlanta in 1939. We also remember this city at a hub of the Civil Rights Movement where […]

Historic Vancouver Landmarks

Vancouver is a relatively young city, going back to only 1886, but it’s not without its share of sites of historical interest. Here’s a peak at a few. Canada Place One of Vancouver’s most well known landmarks, the five-sailed complex on the city’s waterfront was Canada’s Pavilion at the 1986 World Expo and is currently […]

Sightseeing in Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio might not be the first place you think of for a summer vacation, but think again. The city, located along the shores of Lake Erie is home to a wealth of attractions as well as delightful, temperate summer temperatures and gentle lake breezes. Below is just a sampling of what the “North Coast” […]

Top Landmarks in Rome

There are so many landmarks in Rome it’s almost impossible to list all of them, but there are certain landmarks that make Rome such a popular place for tourists. Who can travel to Rome without stopping to see the Colosseum or Trevi Fountain? With a past that stretches back thousands of years it’s no wonder […]

Sightseeing in Denver

This “Mile High City” has 300 days of sunshine. That’s more good weather than Miami or San Diego. And how’s this for fun, Denver has spent $8 billion on new attractions in the last decade including three sports stadiums, a world class aquarium, a downtown amusement park, an opera house, three art museums and doubling […]

Visiting the Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt is a stone statue of a reclining lion with a man’s head. It stands on the Giza Plateau in Giza, which is located along the West bank of the Nile river, near modern-day Cairo, Egypt. The Great Sphinx is the oldest existing monolith in the world today, and is […]

Giant Statues of the World

Recently, movie theaters began exhibiting 3D digital cinema as the next big thing.  But this is really just history repeating itself.  It all goes back, ages ago, to when a caveman walked in with the world’s first sculpture to show off how much greater his work was than all of those old-fashioned cave paintings.  Three […]

Top Landmarks in Chicago

Chicago is such an historic city that even if you live in the city it’s difficult to view all of the landmarks. Your best bet is to select the landmarks that most interest you from our list of the most popular locations.