Honor the lives lost in Pearl Harbor with a visit to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument -- or more commonly known as the USS Arizona Memorial.
The Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in the San Francisco Bay Area honors some of the sacrifices made during World War II.
Virginia's Richmond National Battlefield Park looks back to Civil War-era history and recognizes key moments in our nation's past.
Learn how the Pony Express riders shaped the West by driving along this 1,900-mile trail that covers eight states from Missouri to California.
Pay respect to the world's greatest civil rights leader at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta.
The former president is no longer around to greet guests with a handshake as he once did, but his former home is still in Missouri, and you can visit when you're next in town.
Before the most recent Clinton took up residence in Harlem, New York City had its share of men and women with that family name, including the one attached to this park near its southern tip.
Boston is a great walking city, and you can follow the city's Freedom Trail to experience many of the sites that make up the Boston National Historical Park.
The Petrified Forest and Saguaro National Parks offer visually stunning landscapes and an opportunity to explore some of the most impressive geological sites in the country—without the crowds.
Called 'the Shrine to Democracy' in its brochures, Mount Rushmore was created by a brilliant, but flawed, artist who spent 14 years blasting and carving the rocks into the amazing monument we see today.
Although it can be a lot of fun to combine several national parks in your vacation trip, try not to make the all too common mistake of attempting to see everything there is to see in too short a period of time. Be realistic about how much you want to see at each park, and create an itinerary that lets you thoroughly enjoy one or two aspects of a park.
A wintertime visit to one of the crown jewels of our national parks systems will leave you with the place practically to yourself.