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New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
Melbourne, Australia

La Trobe's Cottage

The former home of Victoria's first Lieutenant-Governor.
Hobart, Australia

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

The world's only full-size replica of the research hut used by Douglas Mawson for his 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Launceston, Australia

City Park Snow Monkeys

A small troop of Japanese macaques live peacefully in the heart of this Tasmanian city.
Launceston, Australia

The Old Umbrella Shop

A historical umbrella shop, whose owner started a craze for locally-made souvenirs.
Petrovaradin, Serbia

'Catacombs' of Petrovaradin Fortress

A maze of underground tunnels hides below one of the most beautiful forts in Serbia.
Petrovaradin, Serbia

Pijani Sat (Drunk Clock)

Backwards hour and minute hands and a timing mechanism that fluctuates with the temperature led to this clock tower's local nickname.
San Luis Obispo, California

Motel Inn

The world's first motel is now an administrative building for an apple farm.
San Francisco, California

Fior D' Italia

America's oldest Italian restaurant is a San Francisco institution.
New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Banff, Alberta

Grizzly House

Try the alligator at this fondue spot, which has been catering to "lovers and hedonists" since 1967.
Sponsored by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Walnut Grove, California

Locke Historic District

The only standing town in the United States that early Chinese Americans built for themselves.
Sutter Creek, California

Knight Foundry

Founded in 1873 to support the needs of the gold mines flourishing nearby, this is the last water-powered foundry in the United States.
Wellington, New Zealand

Hiakai

This fine-dining restaurant features native New Zealand ingredients and Māori cooking.
Basel, Switzerland

Tinguely Fountain

This artistic fountain display pays homage to this area's theatrical history.
Monterey, California

Point Sur Lightstation

Life in this isolated, hilltop lighthouse was lonely, but it sure was lovely.
Key West, Florida

The Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House

A historic landmark and museum filled with curious objects representing the history of Key West.
Monterey, California

Colton Hall Museum

The stately birthplace of California's statehood.
San Bernardino, California

Wigwam Village #7

Find out what it's like to sleep in a wigwam in this historic Route 66 location.
Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Egypt

Monastery of St. Simeon

This 7th-century monastery was sacked by Saladin.
Avalon, California

Catalina Country Club

An unexpected connection to Chicago awaits visitors on an island just off the California coast.
Palm Springs, California

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Explore the wide world of desert plants at this unique Palm Springs botanical garden.