Beloved Maine Landmark Earns a Place on Major Travel List
As Jerry Seinfeld once told the Mandelbaums when it came to World’s Greatest Dad t-shirts, “I’m not sure how official any of these rankings really are.” But when a New England state makes the cut, take the win, baby!
Four New England destinations just made TripsToDiscover.com’s list of 25 Most Beautiful Landmarks in the U.S. One is a slightly obvious guess (despite its well-intended but strangely received new statue.)
The Boston Common made the list, with a nod for being the oldest park in the U.S. According to the folks at TTD:
“It’s a picturesque haven, popular for activities like rides on swan boats in the adjacent Public Garden Lagoon as well as picnics and accessing the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail which begins in the park.”
But the travel site also gave some love to Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Portland Head Light, one of the most famous lighthouses in all of New England, also stood out nationally. It made the cut because:
“You can gaze up at it while picnicking in the park, open year-round, or climb the tower on Open Lighthouse Day, held annually in September…from here, you’ll take in endless ocean and rocky coastline views along with the crisp salt air.”
If you don’t see Martha Stewart joyriding with pal Jay Leno during your stay in Maine, check out the latter’s part-time residence in Newport, Rhode Island – home of The Breakers, another New England landmark that made the cut.
Rounding things out for the region on Trips to Discover’s list? Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport Museum.