To paraphrase Wallace Stegner, America’s national parks are the best idea the country ever had – and, thanks to the rise of Instagram, the fall of gas prices and a generational shift in attitudes toward nature, they’re more popular than ever before.
Lincoln Memorial? Done. Smithsonian troves? Seen 'em. But have you popped your eyes on the giant hairball or hugged your state tree? Did you see Helen Keller's ashes or smell the 'corpse flower'? After you've checked off the top sights, here are 20 beyond-the-norm things to do in Washington DC.
You’re never far from a live performance, art gallery or public art installation in Akron, Ohio. Over the past decade, this Great Lakes city – home to artists like Devo and the Black Keys – has transformed from a rundown former industrial town into a vibrant hub for artists of all kinds (and a wallet-friendly tourist paradise).