Time Traveling in America

Time Traveling in America

You may or may not have picked up on this, but the team here at Whym LOVES to travel. Near or far, with 3 suitcases or just the clothes on our back, for the food or for the views- regardless of what our itinerary has in store for us, we’re always ready for a new adventure! And hopefully you are too because we’re taking you back in time to explore the top 10 most historic sites in America.

If you failed History in high school, now is your chance to redeem yourself. 


1. Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

Contrary to what the people who failed History in high school may think, this 60ft-high granite sculpture of America’s founding fathers was completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum and did not just form naturally from the earth this way-who knew? What’s even cooler is that you can visit this brilliant landmark for free!


2. Statue of Liberty New York City 

Given to America as a peace gift from the French, Miss Liberty can be visited via Ferry for just $12. Though tourists have not been able to explore to the tip of her torch since 1916, this historic landmark is a must visit for all American’s.


3. National Mall Washington D.C.

The National Mall in our nation’s capitol crosses off a lot of historic monuments and landmarks in one trip! From the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to The Smithsonian Museum and the U.S. Capitol, you’re sure to get a history lesson like no other on your next trip to D.C.


4. Freedom Trail in Boston, MA

Similar to #3 on our list, The Freedom Trail holds a lot of history in one place. Featuring 16 significant locations to learn from on your 2.5 mile passing through Boston’s downtown, you’ll learn everything you need to know about America’s fight for Independence. 


5. Yellowstone National Park

Located in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, America’s first national park is also thought to be considered the WORLD’S first national park! Yellowstone is home to an infamous supervolcano that is still active to this day! 


6. Independence Hall in PA. 

The birthplace of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, this historic Pennsylvania site was completed in 1753 and is now a commonly used site for protests because of the history it holds supporting civil rights movements. 


7. The Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Though we may not literally remember the Alamo, the historic battlegrounds still stand in San Antonio, Texas after more than 300 years of battles and tourism.  


8. Alcatraz Island – San Fransisco, CA.
Located 1.25 miles off the shore of San Fransisco, this famous military prison hasn’t housed a prisoner in 29 years. If you’ve ever thought about dark tourism and want something light to start, a trip to Alcatraz Island is a great idea! 


9. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site – Atlanta, GA.

In Atlanta, Georgia, you can visit the birth home and historic park of one of our nations most influential civil rights activists. This is an experience far more moving than anything you can get from a history book and worth the trip down south!  


10. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Filled with ancient Native American ruins, the city of Santa Fe is the first capital city founded in America and the historic seat of power to the Spanish Empire. 

Visiting historic landmarks and cities can make for the perfect family vacation. We hope you’re feeling inspired to “time-travel” on your next trip and we can’t wait to help you plan it!