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Our new vacay plan: to see the US via train travel. No hotels for us! Just a cozy sleeper car, we'll be stopping for a short while in some of the coolest places in the country! Yay Amtrak passes!!!


The White House
See + Do The White House, Washington, D.C.

The most famous address in the nation, this grand white mansion modeled on an Irish country house (the designer, James Hoban, was an Irishman) has been the home... more

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Smithsonian Museums
See + Do Smithsonian Museums, Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution comprises 17 museums in Washington as well as two museums in New York, which, taken together, truly span the world and the ages. The... more

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National Zoo
See + Do National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

Always a hit with kids, the National Zoo was founded in 1889 and absorbed into the Smithsonian Institution one year later. The leafy, 163-acre Frederick Law... more

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The Mall and Its Monuments
See + Do The Mall and Its Monuments, Washington, D.C.

Most of Washington, D.C.'s must-see monuments are clustered on the western end of the National Mall, so it's possible to see them all in one day. Construction... more

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International Spy Museum
See + Do International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.

The only facility dedicated to the study of international espionage, this museum has a permanent collection of artifacts and spy gadgets (such as a pistol... more

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Barking Crab Restaurant, Boston

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See + Do Freedom Trail, Boston

Winding around 16 historical sites, the two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail is a good introduction to Boston history—and also to the city's sometimes... more

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deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
See + Do deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Boston

More popular with locals than tourists, the deCordova is off the beaten track by virtue of its location, about 16 miles west of Boston, in the picturesque town... more

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See + Do Cambridge, Harvard University, and MIT, Boston

Billing itself as "Boston's Left Bank," Cambridge is an academic center, a technological corridor, and a vibrant, multicultural city located just across the... more

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See + Do Boston Red Sox / Fenway Park, Boston

Even Yankees fans have to admit that there's something special about seeing a ball game at Fenway Park. First opened in 1912, it's one of the smallest stadiums... more

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See + Do World Trade Center Site/Ground Zero, New York City

The devastating events of September 11, 2001, are still painfully fresh memories to all New Yorkers. The 16-acre site that once held the World Trade Center is... more

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See + Do Theater in New York City, New York City

For many people, the quintessential New York City experience is going to the theater. Despite (justified) complaints that today's offerings have become too... more

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See + Do Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Philippe de Montebello, who was the director of this epic museum for 31 years, once said that you can tour its highlights in an hour if you look selectively and... more

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See + Do Greenwich Village/West Village, New York City

The West Village extends from Houston to 14th streets and from the Hudson River to Broadway, where the East Village unofficially begins. Farmland in colonial... more

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Central Park
See + Do Central Park, New York City

New York City without the park is a dismal thought. Created by visionary landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the mid-1800s, the... more

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