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São Miguel, Portugal

Gorreana Tea Plantation

Europe's oldest still-operational tea farm also boasts a spectacular view.
Brooklyn, New York

Childs Restaurant Building

The flagship building of an early national restaurant chain is a superb example of terra cotta art.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Brooklyn, New York

Cafe at Your Mother-in-Law

A ruthless Soviet relocation campaign birthed a new cuisine, and this humble restaurant.
Brooklyn, New York

Brighton Bazaar

This neighborhood grocery houses a treasure trove of Eastern European delights.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
Rabat, Morocco

Kasbah of the Udayas

Morocco’s modern capital was once a haven for Barbary pirates, who went so far as to establish a republic of their own.
Los Angeles, California

Soap Plant / Wacko

An expansive book store, art gallery, and curio shop with wares ranging from tarot cards to novelty socks.
Boston, Massachusetts

United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building

What may be Boston's finest Art Deco building, located in the city's Financial District.
Brooklyn, New York

Le Boudoir

Just your average Marie Antoinette–themed speakeasy in an abandoned 19th-century subway tunnel.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The World Museum of Insects and Natural Wonders

This extensive collection of dead bugs may be the world's most idiosyncratic and personal insect museum.
Rome, Italy

Servian Wall at McDonald's

Inside this Mcdonald's you can dine on your Big Mac and fries next to a 2,500-year-old Roman wall.
Red Hook, New York

Historic Village Diner

A nearly 100-year-old dining car in upstate New York embodies the golden age of roadside dining.
Sudbury, Massachusetts

Sky Bar

Try a classic Necco candy bar being resurrected in a small suburban shop.
Big Bend National Park, Texas

Mariscal Mine

An abandoned mine where dreams of quicksilver trickled away over 75 years ago.
Brooklyn, New York

Abu's Homestyle Bakery

This family-owned bakery is one of the last places in Brooklyn to sell the Nation of Islam–inspired bean pie.
Phoenix, Arizona

Fry Bread House

Founded by members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, this one-room joint's James Beard–winning fry bread is light as a cloud.
West Bank

Qumran

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the ruins of this ancient monastic community.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pueblo Harvest

Eat like pre-Columbian Native Americans in this New Mexico restaurant within the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Phoenix, Arizona

Hanny's

A former department store turned restaurant with a few quirky additions.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End Street Utensils

Silverware in the sidewalk outside a grocery store cements this neighborhood’s Italian culinary history.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Brooklyn has some great collections and some weird collections. This is both.
Brooklyn, New York

Museum of Food and Drink

Here, exhibits come with a side of edible history.