1. Newseum: This is a compelling place to visit in Washington D.C. for both children and adults. With many interesting and hands-on exhibits, a trip to the Newseum is worth the money. While visiting, I enjoyed making a video at the NBC News Interactive Newsroom. And best of all, kids are free until Labor Day. Adult tickets costs $22.95, however, they offer 10% discounts for military, students, and AAA members.
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met is so much more than the annual celebrity filled Met Gala. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this museum is full of impressive art from all over the world. It is full of so many exhibits, you could take more than one day to tour this massive facility. Being the foodie that I am, I had to have lunch at the Met. I tried a lobster roll for the first time at the Petrie Court Cafe. And yes, it was delicious! My friends and I also took the obligatory picture on the roof with the Manhattan skyline and Central Park as the backdrop. Admission to the Met is by donation only. The suggested adult donation is $25 while children 12 and under are free.
3. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway: This driving tour goes from Maryland to the Delaware border. The majority of stops are in Dorchester and Caroline Counties in Maryland. There were too many stops to cover in one day, so this can easily be stretched into a two-day adventure. One of the more fascinating stops is the Bucktown Village Store where Harriet Tubman was hit in the head by a weight, which caused her life long medical problems. By the way, don’t look for railroad tracks (wink).
4. Brooklyn Bridge: Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is an enjoyable, free way to spend to about an hour in New York. It is a little over one mile long and took me a little over an hour to cross. The time flew by as I stopped many times to enjoy the views. Here are some helpful tips. Oh, please stay out of the bike lane!