Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Lake Superior’s Alger Underwater Preserve

There are several wrecks concentrated in one area of the Alger Underwater Preserve, and the cold, pristine water keeps them from deteriorating. Both divers and nondivers alike can view the wrecks and ruins through dive charters and boat tours.

A kayak launches in the water in Makena Landing.

South Maui Kayaking and Canoe Paddling Tours

There’s a lot to take into consideration when choosing a kayaking or paddling tour: the best areas, local weather patterns, outfitters, tour length, and more. Our expert authors are here with everything you need to know to pick the best tour for you, including this key tip: don’t let the food be a deciding factor.

The Soo Locks in the heart of downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Seeing the Soo Locks

Nearly every visitor to the Soo makes a pilgrimage to the locks, right in the heart of downtown Sault Ste. Marie. The area has a lovely park, a walkway, interpretive plaques explaining areas of historic interest, and it’s easy to while away an hour or two watching the ships as they crawl through the locks with seemingly just inches to spare. But there’s plenty more to do too—like your own “lock through” on a boat tour.

‘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 tallship Star of India on its 150th anniversary sail in 2013.

San Diego’s Historic Ships

Indulge all your seafaring dreams by exploring ships such as a 17th-century frigate replica or Cold War-era submarines with San Diego’s impressive collection of historic ships. Start at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, then take the short walk to the USS Midway Museum where these amazing sea vessels are housed.

A view of Toronto from the Ward's Island Ferry.

Visiting the Toronto Islands

Just a short ferry ride across the harbor from downtown, the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario are the city’s backyard. Learn about the different islands and plan to escape the urban bustle by lounging at the beach, cruising around by bike or kayak, or having a picnic.

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.

Cliffs of eastern Maui along the Road to Hana.

Guided Tours of Hana in East Maui

Despite how much fun it is to craft your own Hana adventure, it might be more fun for you to visit Hana as part of an organized tour. Tour options range based on destinations, interests, and there’s even a few outfitters for private, customized tours.