Mobster Meyer Lansky's Hotel Habana Riviera. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Sights Along The Malecón in Havana

The Malecón runs along the bulging, wave-battered shorefront of northern Vedado, Havana, and is home to a handful of impressive cultural sights. Among them are the fascinating Hotel Nacional, with its mobster-speckled history, and other historic monuments and sites.

A Guided Walk Along Calle Obispo in Havana

Pedestrians-only Calle Obispo links Plaza de Armas with Parque Central and is Habana Vieja’s busiest shopping street. Beginning in Plaza Albear, this walking tour takes you to all the architectural sights and museums along the way to Plaza de Armas.

A lantern illuminates a pen lying across a sheet of paper serving as a guest register.

Haunted San Diego

Everyone loves a good ghost story. San Diego’s claim to creepy fame is home to the “Most Haunted House in America”, but like any historic city, the shivers don’t stop there–a self-guided ghost tour of its creepiest locales is a great way to take in the sights and learn its history. From strange sightings to unexplained noises, here are the spooks and spirits, ghosts and ghouls of haunted San Diego.

La‘ie Point State Wayside. Photo © Robert Lindsell, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Sightseeing Kualoa to La‘ie, O‘ahu

Sightseeing Kualoa to La‘ie is incredibly varied, from exploring out-of-the-way areas to all kinds of informative tours and outdoor adventures—you won’t find any tourist traps here.

‘Iolani Palace, with its glass and ironwork imported from San Francisco and its Corinthian columns, is the only true royal palace in America.

Best Sights in Downtown Honolulu

The best sights in downtown Honolulu are steeped in Hawaii’s political history. Those interested in architecture will find plenty to capture their interest, especially in America’s only true royal palace and a New England-style church built from hand-harvested coral.

The Iron County Courthouse in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

Michigan’s Iron County Heritage Trail

There are 12 stops along Michigan’s Iron County Heritage Trail, a path of historic places scattered throughout the county. The Iron County Historical Museum is a highlight, as a rambling, funky, and homegrown museum with an eclectic blend of local history and culture . Other sites include a courthouse, church, historic sites, and more museums.

Each of the 385 rooms in the Grand Hotel is decorated differently. Photo © Lembi Buchanan/123rf.

Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

The iconic Grand Hotel, a gracious edifice built on a scale appropriate to its name, has become practically synonymous with Mackinac Island. One of the last vestiges of the bygone Gilded Age’s opulence, it’s one of the largest summer resorts in the world, operating from early April through late October.

A stone etched with the words to Neruda's poem with a view of La Chascona across the street.

Sights in Santiago’s Providencia

Learn more about what to see in Santiago’s Providencia borough, including free open-air bus tours visiting the Museo Nacional Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, Neruda’s La Chascona house in Barrio Bellavista, and the Parque Metropolitana.

A National Museum of Bermuda exhibit showcases the legacy of shipwrecks.

National Museum of Bermuda

Bermuda’s largest and most-visited attraction, the National Museum of Bermuda combines a spectacular property with historic buildings and fascinating exhibits, artifacts, and cultural heritage displays. The site has been restored to its 19th-century military footprint encompassing all the fortifications of the Dockyard and historic buildings within, including the dramatic Northwest Rampart, linking the Keep fortress with the Casemate Barracks.

The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail system stretches over half the island.

Following the King’s Trail in Kohala

A conglomeration of several trails, the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail system stretches over half the island. The National Park Service is working on improving the usability of these trails even more, but for now, there is about a 15-mile section that one can easily follow, with various access points depending on how long you wish to explore.