See the Sights of Charlotte
Take a tour of Charlotte's EpiCentre, Bechtler Museum of Art, Discovery Place and the US National Whitewater Center.
Martha's Vineyard, Mass.Crowds swarm Martha's Vineyard during the summer months, but respite can be found in the Vineyard's far eastern reaches "up-island," as it's known locally, at Moshup Beach. Tucked beneath the infamous Gay Head Cliffs, Moshup Beach is accessible by a 10-minute walking trail, making it an isolated paradise (and unofficial clothing-optional destination.) 960 1280
East Hampton, NYIt’s easy to see why the picturesque town of East Hampton is a beloved vacation destination for New Yorkers. A-listers settle into sprawling mansions along Lily Pond Lane, but anyone seeking out white sands and scrumptious lobster rolls will find them on Main Beach (just beyond Main Street). Find out more about our recommendations for East Coast beaches to visit. 960 1280
Cape May, NJCape May, the crown jewel and southernmost point of the Jersey Shore, is dotted with gingerbread Victorian houses and colorful bed and breakfasts. Founded in 1620, this town -- the nation’s oldest seashore resort -- is one of few places where the sun both rises and sets over the water. 960 1280
Nantucket, MANantucket’s community of weathered grey-shingled houses, surrounded by wild roses, is postcard perfect. Thirty miles south of Cape Cod, the former whaling community grew rich in the 19th century and still attracts well-heeled vacationers from New York and Boston. 960 1280
Duck, NCStretching for 130 miles along the Atlantic coast, North Carolina’s Outer Banks are a skinny strip of barrier islands whose hallmark high, sandy dunes front frothy surf on one side and gentle sound on the other. Visitors looking for an old-school family vacation should check out Duck, an upscale residential rental community along the northern reaches of the Outer Banks. This town has no high-rise hotels, but it has rental homes. 960 1280
Myrtle BeachAs the largest resort town along South Carolina’s 60-mile Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach has silky white sands that draw vacationers from up and down the East Coast. Its plethora of restaurants, live entertainment, amusement parks and water parks — plus more than 90 golf courses — make it a beacon for spring breakers, families and retirees alike. 960 1280
Provincetown, MALocated on the northernmost tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is known for being the first landing place of the Mayflower Pilgrims in the New World. Since then it has become a distinguished art colony with a gay-friendly vibe and miles of galleries, shops and old mansions. 960 1280
Southampton, NYA charming village center, high-end shops and exquisite dining have made Southhampton a perfect blend of sprawling beaches, private estates and just enough places to “be seen” to satisfy the upper crust. Visitors looking to escape to the Atlantic are drawn to its 7-plus miles of unspoiled shoreline, windswept dunes and waving grasses. 960 1280
Hyannis, MAHyannis in Cape Cod is best known as home to the famous Kennedy family compound -- and more recently Taylor Swift. However, less-famous visitors are also drawn to Hyannis’ laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and Kalmus Beach’s superior windsurfing. 960 1280
Kiawah Island, SCLocated just 15 miles south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island is a coastal island and golf resort loaded with 10 miles of pristine beaches, approximately 10,000 acres of natural woodlands and every amenity to meet the needs of the entire family. 960 1280
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Independence Hall"Strange question! I never thought about this, but I am a huge fan of the founding fathers. In particular: Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Franklin. These were indeed the greatest Americans. So I guess I'd say Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It's where an amazing group of men met and against all odds created a great country, drafted the finest document since the Magna Carta, and wrote their own history." - Matt Long, Sand Masters, Sundays at 7PM 960 1280
Battlefield at Gettysburg"No hesitation...Battlefields at Gettysburg, PA...why? Cause it's the one place I can stand at any time of the day and get chills and emotions I can't begin to describe....that's powerful."
- Zak Bagans, Paranormal Challenge, Fridays at 9PM 960 1280
Washington Monument"I like the Washington Monument because I read a book about it that said it is all based on that one stone on the top- the cap stone."
- Bert Kreischer, Bert the Conqueror, Sundays 3:30PM 960 1280
Hoover Dam"My favorite US Monument is the Hoover Dam. It is a shining example of the can-do American attitude. The monstrous size of Hoover Dam, coupled with the herculean effort put forth by all the laborers and engineers involved in the construction, is awe inspiring. Not only is it an example of what can be achieved but it is a nod to the forward thinking of the time, 75 years later it is still a functioning source of renewable energy."
-Ben Muzzey, Truck Stop Missouri, Premieres in August 960 1280
Crazy Horse Memorial"The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota is by far the biggest, baddest, most impressive feet of monumental sculpture on the planet! My favorite by far. These are not monuments but the Zion, Bryce, Canyon Lands, Arches National Parks changed my life forever. Their beauty is unparalleled. Their size, configurations, and color serve as a constant reminder of the power of wind, water and time."
- Rusty Croft, Sand Masters, Sundays at 7PM 960 1280
Sequoia National Forest"The giant Sequoia trees in the Sequoia National Forest. Why my favorite? They are ancient and wise reminders of how old this earth is. With their size alone, they bring attention to how much de-forestation has occurred, and to how much we have to gain by protecting ancient lands. The trees inspire me. They help me feel both rooted to the ground and deeply appreciative of all this earth/world/life has to offer me, and all I have to offer it. They inspire humility, which I find is a very genuine experience."
- Morgan Rudluff, Sand Masters, Sundays at 7PM 960 1280
Statue of Liberty"The Statue of Liberty from my sailboat. I have dreamed of sailing around the world, and when I do, I will finish my journey sailing past the Statue of Liberty. I want to experience some of the emotions that my ancestors felt. She is one of the endearing monuments to freedom and after facing the perils of the open ocean I know that I will feel the strength of her embrace."
- Joe Bechtold, Truck Stop Missouri, Premieres in August 960 1280
Favorite Monuments 9 Photos