Looking for a vacation that’s full of adventure, but also rich in history? Check out these top historical vacation destinations in the U.S.
Boston, MassachusettsSource: Google
Travel to one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and walk along cobblestone streets and learn about the town’s history. Known for its role in the American Revolution, visitors can walk along the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile jaunt featuring historical sites. While you’re in Boston, check out a ball game at the historic Fenway Park and check out the ships from the Boston Tea Party.
Memphis, TennesseeSource: tnvacation
For the music lovers, this historical destination is for you. Memphis is known for its music and soul food. You can get an earful of jazz, blues and rock ‘n roll spilling out from nearby pubs and restaurants. Stop at Presley’s Graceland mansion to see where the legendary Elvis Presley lived.
Charleston, South CarolinaSource: Google
Visit Charleston for a good dose of history. Visit Fort Sumter where the first shots were fired during the Civil War. Visit the French Quarter and ride in a horse drawn carriage down one of its historic cobblestone streets while you gaze at the old architecture of the century-old mansions.
Savannah, GeorgiaSource: Google
Munch on the southern style cuisine and enjoy the charm of the city. Dining at the historic restaurant The Olde Pink House is a must. Go on one of the ghost tours to explore the stories of the city’s past. Take a stroll through one of their beautifully landscaped parks such as the historic Forsyth Park.
New Orleans, LouisianaSource: Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune
Full of culture, this city boasts an electric nightlife full of music, especially jazz and blues. Get a taste of their signature Creole cuisine and take a walk down historic Bourbon Street. Visit during specific months to partake in the iconic Mardi Gras parade.