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Tampa, Florida

Jose Gasparilla II

The country’s largest boat parade honors an infamous Spanish pirate—who never actually existed.
Sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay
Madeira Beach, Florida

The Church by the Sea

Visitors flock to see this church tower's unintended feature: It happens to resemble a giant chicken from multiple points of view.
Tierra Verde, Florida

Fort De Soto Park

Fascinating military history, awe-inspiring wildlife encounters, and endless outdoor adventures draw people to this sprawling park.
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Alice Flagg's Grave

Visitors come from all over to bring gifts and tokens to the grave of Alice, who is thought to have died of a broken heart.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Site of Charlie’s Place

Once a safe haven for Black patrons and performers—including Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington—during the Jim Crow era, portions of this nightclub and motel have been restored to welcome a new kind of visitor.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Apollo Moonprints in Cement

The imprints of astronaut Charles Duke’s moon boots live on at Myrtle Beach’s official South Carolina Hall of Fame.
Little River, South Carolina

The Parson's Table

Dine on superb local staples in a converted historic church.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Poe's Tavern

A quirky Poe-themed joint on an island keen to celebrate its overlooked connection to the famous writer.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Liberty Tree

The former site of an all-but-forgotten colonial landmark is now remembered by an often overlooked bas relief.
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Liberty Hotel

A luxury hotel constructed out of a former jail.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Live Oak Allée at Brookgreen Gardens

Take a stroll through this centuries-old tunnel of enormous moss-hung evergreens, nestled among the grounds of America’s first public sculpture garden.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Biltmore

Rumors of the occult haunt this upscale 1920s hotel.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Chan's Fine Oriental Dining, Jazz & Blues

Enjoy egg rolls and live music in a converted bank vault.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Gay Dolphin

This maze-like, oceanfront gift shop—the nation’s largest— has been serving kitsch to the Myrtle Beach community for over 80 years.
Georgetown, South Carolina

Prince Frederick’s Chapel Ruins

A haunting—but not haunted—chapel remains in the woods.
Westerly, Rhode Island

Flying Horse Carousel

One of the oldest carousels in the United States is still running in the coastal village of Watch Hill.
Newport, Rhode Island

Queen Anne Square’s “Meeting Room”

Designed to not only to represent the history of the local community but also, the future.
Newport, Rhode Island

Location of the First Gas Street Lamp

A single light illuminates one man's overshadowed contributions to street lamp history.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
Newport, Rhode Island

The Bells

A crumbling stone stable and carriage house are all that remain of a manse that was once filled with Egyptian artifacts.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Old Slater Mill

The place where Samuel "Slater the Traitor" brought the Industrial Revolution to America.