From outdoor activities to cultural pursuits, the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina has a little something for everyone. It’s thoroughly modern, yet thoroughly charming, and the perfect place for a few days (or more!) of family fun.
Any fan of baseball has heard the name “Cooperstown.” But they may not know of its reputation as being America’s Perfect Village. This upper state New York retreat is home to peaceful views of Lake Otsego, lush New England Foliage, and a quaint small town appearance. Despite having been founded in 1786, the village has retained much of its original charm. Visitors can look forward to many interesting landmarks, as well as plenty of opportunities for their favorite outdoor recreational activities.
Nantucket has long been home to the nation’s best limericks. Also, home of some of the single most idyllic photographs capturing the natural beauty of New England. Found off of the coast of Cape Cod, and neighbor to Martha’s Vineyard is Nantucket. Nantucket is known for having an active arts and culture center. In addition, the city has rich historical sites and charming local shops and eateries.
Fort Collins may not be as well-known as Denver and Boulder, but it’s a haven for cycling enthusiasts and craft beer aficionados … not to mention, just a wonderful place to visit. Don’t miss these spots when you stop by.
Public art displays are a great way to show off local talent, keep the arts alive, and inspire the community. Without it, our cities are just roads and grey square buildings. And while famous sculptures can specifically be found in dedicated places, like at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and other sculpture gardens throughout the United States, it’s more fun to find them spring up from the ground in the middle of the city.
Native American art museums unite creative expression with historic detail about our country’s original residents. While these institutions are fewer and further between than traditional art galleries, the opportunity to learn about various tribes and their heritage is invaluable. We’ve rounded up a handful of them that are well worth the trip!
Life in miniature is all around you when you visit a model railroad museum. The tracks and trains, tunnels and bridges are the main feature but from them sprout cities and farms, national wonders and flights of fancy. Nostalgia for what once was combines with the verisimilitude of what is. These small worlds are a delight for the eyes. Every region of the country seems to have at least one model railroad that you can visit and enjoy. Keep in mind that some of these museums are open year round while others are only open during the holiday season, or for seasonal shows.