Travel

Parking in America’s largest cities can be expensive. Some parking lots in Manhattan require payments of $600 a month, close to the monthly price of an apartment in much less crowded cities....
Amusement parks are an American institution, with some dating back as far as the 19th century. Of course they have changed dramatically since then. Themes have expanded to include entertainment...
There are more than 35,000 museums in the U.S. Though many of them showcase art, there are many other kinds as well. Some celebrate humankind’s achievements, while others concentrate on certain...
A visit to an amusement park can make for an expensive day out – a very expensive day out if you’re paying for a whole family, and particularly if you’re vacationing in Florida.   To...
Not even museum tickets are safe from inflation. Around the country, many museums have increased their cost of entry.  These exhibits of art, culture, history, and knowledge operate using a...
Museums play an important part in America’s cultural life, sharing not just art but history, biography, and more. They showcase some of humankind’s most heralded achievements and also...
Most of America’s large cities have an iconic park, often a century old and sometimes much older. Belle Isle, in the middle of the Detroit River, opened in 1845. Central Park in Manhattan dates...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that America has a total shoreline of more than 95,000 miles, a distance almost four times the earth’s circumference. That means a lot...
For over a century, America has set aside tens of millions of acres for people to enjoy through the National Park Service. Each year, hundreds of millions of visitors  — both Americans and...
Most American mountains are not very tall by global standards. The United States has only one mountain that is over 20,000 feet high, and even that peak does not make the list of the 100 highest...
The northernmost place in the world is the North Pole, also called the Geographic or Terrestrial North Pole or the True North Pole. The earth sits on its axis at this point on the globe....
“South” means warm temperatures to most Americans. This changes when the yardstick includes the southernmost “city” in the world (in reality a town of fewer than 3,000 residents),...
Skiing is a very popular winter sport, but some states have lots of ski resorts and some have none. The determinants are geography and climate, which translate into mountains – or at least hills...
Skiing has been a popular winter sport and pastime in the United States for more than a century. It has been boosted by some important developments since then. The world’s first chairlift was...
The National Park System comprises 63 national parks and over 350 national park sites that stretch over more than 84 million acres. Dotting across all states and U.S. territories, the sites range...