JoAnn Greco chooses ten tourist attractions where long lines and even exorbitant fees are worth ever penny.
The luminous Gateway Arch stands as St. Louis’ greatest architectural and sculptural feat –- and remains a symbol of the city’s historic role as a link between east and west.
Throughout the city that produced Bill Cosby, Patti Labelle, and Will Smith, the African American imprint remains strong and evident. Along a short stretch of Sixth Street, though, a host of relatively low-key, uniquely Philadelphian, black history sites await. The narrative of this short walk isn’t museum-linear, and it contains no whiz-bang “environments”.
Some things you only do once in your life. Like wading through a floor of fish slop to enjoy the best sushi-and-beer breakfast you’ll ever experience. . . .
Mills, warehouses, and breweries were often the very “why” behind many cities. Today, they are a draw for architecture buffs, photography hounds, and history and art lovers.
Belle Meade Plantation and Nashville’s other grand estates offer a genteel reminder of the power, prestige and prosperity the city’s movers and shakers once commanded.
At first glance, I could be forgiven for being confused. Three Gothic Revival buildings – offering the expected mix of turrets, buttresses, arches and spires, as well as a soaring clock tower – loomed commandingly over an adjacent river.
Fiddle-de-dee! In Atlanta, Gone with the Wind fans can find plenty of ways to observe the 70th anniversary of the movie’s release.
I know I’m not alone in finding that every time I visit a city, some major landmark is somehow not going to make it onto my collection of greatest hits. Even when I finally got to Minneapolis — I mean, Minneapolis! — I discovered that Claes Oldenburg’s iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” was missing a tiny portion of its celebrated self.
One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final projects and the only synagogue he ever designed, Beth Sholom will open a new visitors center this fall. Designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, the 1800-square-foot center will make this famous temple more accessible to the legions of architecture buffs who venture each year to Elkins Park, a quiet suburb of Philadelphia.