If you’re looking for a classic American vacation that is both fun and educational, look no further than these national treasures. Our beautiful country is full of landmarks and monuments to explore. From ballparks and statues to museums and parks, these destinations will make embracing our country’s history your family’s new favorite pastime.

If you want to call yourself a true baseball fan, you need to see at least one Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park and one Cubs game at iconic Wrigley Field. If you happen to be in Boston or Chicago when the teams aren’t in town, you can still get up close and personal with the green monster and famous ivy by taking a tour of each ballpark. Both stadiums are home to rich baseball memories and traditions, and both are worth a visit.

More of a history buff? You’ll want to visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Statue of Liberty in New York and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. These monuments, all significant to our country’s founding and rich history, are full of educational and inspirational messages and information, not to mention beautiful views and surroundings at each spot. Those looking for more history-focused vacations also will want to visit the various Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. From the Air and Space Museum to the American History Museum, our country’s narrative is recounted across the city.

For an easy Midwest trip, you’ll definitely want to make your way to the “gateway to the west”: St. Louis. The Gateway Arch is distinctive and hard-to-miss, as well as breathtaking. Fun Fact: On a clear day, visitors who reach the top of the arch can see up to 30 miles away in each direction.

If you’d rather start small and stay close to home, Travel + Leisure has a great list of America’s Most Beautiful Landmarks. The list includes many National Parks like Niagara Falls and The Grand Canyon.

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