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Dock Street Theatre

Dock Street Theatre

Opened in 1735, this working performance arts theatre has a long history of surviving fires, earthquakes, moves and renovations. Most recently remodeled in 2010, Dock Street Theatre remains the heart of Charleston’s arts scene with its performances by the Charleston Stage Company, concert series and Spoleto Arts festivals performances throughout the year. 960 1280

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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Visit the home of “the forgotten founder,” Charles Pinckney, an author and signer of the U.S. Constitution. Take the half-mile tour of the Snee Farm just outside Charleston to learn about his life and the slaves that lived and worked on his lowcountry coastal plantation. 960 1280

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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

While visiting Charleston, don’t miss seeing the location of the official start of the Civil War. Fort Sumter, built after the War of 1812, was the site of the opening Civil War battle on April 12, 1861. Located on an island in Charleston Harbor and only accessible by boat, this national monument is run today by the National Park Service and is open for visitors. 960 1280

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Powder Magazine

Powder Magazine

South Carolina’s oldest public building, the Powder Magazine was built in 1713 and used as storage for gunpowder during the colonial days and the American Revolution. Today, the historic landmark is a museum showcasing Charleston’s combative history. 960 1280

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Aiken-Rhett House

Aiken-Rhett House

Located in downtown Charleston, Aiken-Rhett House and Museum was built in 1820 and remains the most well-preserved antebellum house in Charleston. Visitors can tour the grand house that William Aiken Jr., governor of South Carolina and one of its wealthiest citizens, lived in and then later left to his wife, daughter and son-in-law. 960 1280

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Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

This historic treasure in Charleston played many roles in the city’s past -- it was the site of 18th-century assemblies, a prison during the American Revolution, a place where President George Washington greeted locals, and a spot where the Declaration of Independence was read. 960 1280

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery

This historic cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Charleston. Founded in 1849, Magnolia Cemetery is located on the banks of Cooper River and is the final resting place for famous Southerners, like politician William Aiken, Jr., author John Bennett and over 2,200 Civil War soldiers. 960 1280

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Old Slave Mart Museum

Old Slave Mart Museum

Delve into Charleston’s historic role in the inter-state slave trade at the site where the slave auctions occurred.  After the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1780 to include a ban on the importation of African slaves, the demand for domestic slaves increased. The museum not only tells the history of the city’s slave trade, but also the stories and the cultural legacies of the African-Americans who passed through Charleston. 960 1280

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Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie

Located on Sullivan’s Island, this series of citadels protected the city of Charleston during the Revolutionary War and almost a century later during the Civil War. The original fort, constructed of palmetto logs, inspired the South Carolina flag and state nickname, “The Palmetto State.” 960 1280

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City Market

City Market

Charleston's City Market has a long history dating back to the 1790s after Charles Picnkey donated a strip of his land for the establishment of a public market. Today it’s a popular destination for tourists and locals alike with four city blocks full of food, southern seafood specialties, clothing, artwork and the famous lowcountry sweetgrass baskets, perfect for souvenirs. 960 1280

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Old City Jail

Old City Jail

In the heart of the historic district lies the Old City Jail, a remembrance of Charleston’s tumultuous and dark past. The jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals, pirates and Civil War prisoners, and it was the site of the first U.S. female serial killer’s public execution. Not surprisingly, there’s no shortage of ghost stories about this supposedly haunted historic landmark. 960 1280

  

H.L. Hunley Submarine

H.L. Hunley Submarine

H.L. Hunley earned its place in undersea warfare history as the first submarine to sink a warship. In 1864, the Confederate submarine torpedoed and sank the Union Navy’s largest warship, the Housatonic, and then sank to bottom of the ocean in the Charleston Harbor. Now you can tour the wreck, only recently discovered in the harbor in 1995. 960 1280

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Northeast: Vermont

Northeast: Vermont

"When I lived in Vermont, hundreds would come and ride the scenic train every fall." – Michele F. 960 1280

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Northeast: New Hampshire

Northeast: New Hampshire

"White Mountains in New Hampshire – Kencamagus Highway is gorgeous!" – Stephanie C. 960 1280

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Northeast: Maine

Northeast: Maine

"Acadia National Park in Maine, of course!" – Darcy G. 960 1280
Northeast: New Jersey

Northeast: New Jersey

"Sculpture garden, Hamilton, NJ." – Jay P. 960 1280
Northeast: New York

Northeast: New York

"Thatcher State Park near Albany, NY!" – Kelly B. 960 1280

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South: Tennessee

South: Tennessee

"Gatlinburg is absolutely beautiful! Can't beat the Smoky Mountains in the fall!!" – Amanda M. 960 1280

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South: Arkansas

South: Arkansas

"The Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Very beautiful scenic beauty there also." – Matthew G. 960 1280

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Midwest: Ohio

Midwest: Ohio

"The covered bridges in Ashtabula County, OH." – Marilue B. 960 1280

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Midwest: Minnesota

Midwest: Minnesota

"Northern Minnesota: the Iron Range or North Shore of Lake Superior. GORGEOUS!" – Ted G. 960 1280

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Midwest: Illinois

Midwest: Illinois

"Galena, IL." Whether you're window shopping on Main Street or watching the fall foliage creep over the countryside, it's small town Americana at its best. – Seung K. 960 1280

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Midwest: Wisconsin

Midwest: Wisconsin

"Door County in Wisconsin," where brisk weather, vibrant forests and delicious farmers markets and orchards makes sure it feels, looks and tastes like fall. – Kathy K. 960 1280

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Midwest: Michigan

Midwest: Michigan

"The upper peninsula of Pure Michigan! Copper Harbor and Tahquamenon Falls." – Michelle M. 960 1280

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Midwest: Indiana

Midwest: Indiana

"Indiana near the beautiful covered bridges". – L. Morrison 960 1280

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Midwest: Colorado

Midwest: Colorado

"I live in Colorado and a lot of local peeps go up on the Grand Mesa around color Sunday. All of the aspens, brush and other trees are very beautiful." – Shelli P. 960 1280
West: Idaho

West: Idaho

"McCall, Idaho!" Nowhere are the bursts of red and yellow more bright than beneath the aptly named Rainbow Bridge over the Payette River just 2 hours north of Boise.  – Alexis D. 960 1280
West: Washington

West: Washington

"Seattle, WA." You don’t have to go far to see Autumnal hues, picnic and play in fallen leaves at Woodland Park (just south of the zoo) or stroll along nearby Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Lost Meadow loop. – Sarah K. 960 1280
Mid-Atlantic: North Carolina

Mid-Atlantic: North Carolina

"Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina." – David R. 960 1280
Mid-Atlantic: West Virginia

Mid-Atlantic: West Virginia

"Highland Scenic Highway, Pocahontas County, WV."– Carol S. 960 1280

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Mid-Atlantic: Virginia

Mid-Atlantic: Virginia

"Charlottesville, VA (or better yet, at a nearby vineyard)." – Brian P. 960 1280
Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania

Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania

"Bucks County, PA!" Embark on a tour of Bucks County’s charming covered bridges (there are 12 in all) or getting a bird’s-eye view of the countryside with the US Hot Air Balloon team! – Jeff H. 960 1280
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Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park maintains its idyllic charm down every path traversing its 350 acres. Because of its vast nature, the royal park offers a wide variety of entertainment options, from playing football, Frisbee and cricket — among other sports — on the open pitches to cruising around the Serpentine Lake on a rowboat. 960 1280

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Just steps away from the famed Tower of London, the Tower Bridge broke ground in early 1886, eventually opening up for use on June 30, 1894. The bridge, that connects the north bank of the River Thames with the south bank, measures in just under 800-feet long. 960 1280

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St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Still in use today, this 17th-century work of art known as St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most recognizable sights in all of London. It has played a major role in English history, serving as the funeral site for Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, the wedding site of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and many more memorable events. 960 1280
Historic Pubs

Historic Pubs

Most people know about the historic pub scene in London, and it definitely does not disappoint. No matter where you go, from the Black Friar (pictured above) to the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, there is always a cold (or, sometimes, room-temperature) beer waiting for you. 960 1280

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Big Ben

Big Ben

Located in the Elizabeth Tower and officially known as the Great Bell, Big Ben is situated on the north end of the Houses of Parliament and was completed in 1859. 960 1280
Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

Once part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is now a royal park in itself and is loaded with notable attractions, such as the Albert Memorial (pictured above next to London’s most famous music venue, Royal Albert Hall), as well as "The Arch" by Henry Moore and, of course, Kensington Palace, the residence originally occupied by King William and Queen Mary. 960 1280

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British Museum

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over 2 million years of human history, with more than 13 million pieces in its collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. 960 1280

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London Underground

London Underground

Perhaps the most famous form of public transportation in the world, the London Underground, also known as the Tube, is considered the world’s oldest rapid transit system and traverses all of greater London and its surrounding home counties (including Buckinghamshire, Essex, Surrey and more). 960 1280

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Theatre District

Theatre District

Situated in the West End, London is one of the most highly regarded cities in the world to see commercial theater. Primarily located on the Strand, Drury Lane and Shaftesbury Avenue, London’s main theater district, also known as "Theatreland," contains over 30 venues. 960 1280
Queen's House

Queen's House

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of this iconic royal residence in Greenwich, London, commissioned for the wife of King James I. Architecturally brilliant, the Queen’s House was the first classical-style building constructed in the UK. 960 1280

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Abbey Road

Abbey Road

Taking a photo as you walk across the street in front of Abbey Road Studios is surreal — and a no-brainer for any Beatles fan. 960 1280

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London Eye

London Eye

In a city filled with historic landmarks, the London Eye is one of the more recent attractions opened in the year 2000. Standing at over 400 feet tall, the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe, offers up spectacular views of the city. 960 1280

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Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

The Tate Modern is very impressive, including the building that houses the collection, which is a contemporary work of art in itself. The exhibits range from abstract art from the early 20th century to British art dating back to the 1500s to acquisitions from all over the world, including the likes of Dali and Picasso.
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Steeped in history, Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Monarch. Witness the Changing of the Guard or explore one of the 19 state rooms where the monarchy entertains visiting dignitaries. 960 1280

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Red Telephone Boxes

Red Telephone Boxes

Although several thousands of them no longer work and have been removed from the streets, these classic red telephone boxes still remain all over the United Kingdom as a nostalgic symbol of days gone by. 960 1280

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Statue of Eros

Statue of Eros

Considered by some to be one of the more famous works of art in London, the statue of Eros, the Greek god of love, was originally erected as the centerpiece of Piccadilly Circus, eventually being moved to its current location, on the southeastern side of Piccadilly Circus, after World War II. 960 1280

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Borough Market

Borough Market

Just a short walk along the River Thames from the Tate Modern lies one of the best and oldest fresh-food markets in the world, let alone in London. Supplying many of the city’s best restaurants with produce and other assorted treats, Borough Market is a food lover’s heaven. 960 1280

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Downtown Architecture

Downtown Architecture

From 17th-century churches to contemporary structures like the egg-shaped "Gherkin" (pictured above), London blends the old with the new seamlessly, creating an impressive variety of architectural stylings. 960 1280

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Located within a short walking distance of Big Ben and the British Parliament building, Westminster Abbey is a historic Gothic-style church formerly known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter. 960 1280

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