Formerly called Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed
in 1904 after the New York Times building, which became the district's new
cornerstone. Famous for its endless entertainment and covered with billboards,
lights, and sky-high buildings, Times Square is home to world-renowned Broadway,
MTV, and other tourist attractions.
Ferris Wheel, San Antonio
High above San Antonio, Texas, a couple steals a kiss at
sunset. Situated in the southern part of the state’s Hill Country, the city is
home to the Alamo and the historic River Walk.
Though artist Anish Kapoor entitled his oblique, metallic
sculpture “Cloud Gate,” ask any Chicagoan about the legume-shaped steel and
they’ll tell you what it really is: the Bean. The 110-ton sculpture provides an
abstract reflection of Chicago’s skyline and all those who visit it.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Like the outline of a mountain peak, a tower of the Golden
Gate Bridge is visible above the summer fog in San Francisco Bay. Following the
rush for gold in the late 19th century, the bay’s harbor attracted sailing ships
from around the globe, and a great American city was born.
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah
The sandstone cathedrals of Monument Valley served as the
backdrop for the wild American frontier. Planted in the middle of desert lands,
the valley’s rocks are the only formations that dare to break the infinite
flatness of the Arizona-Utah horizon.
Pistol River, Oregon
A windsurfer carries his board and sail over sand dunes in
Pistol River. Explorers discovered gold and other precious metals in the rivers
and along the beaches of the area in 1852, and settlement depended primarily on
water transportation. Today water transportation of a different sort is popular
here—the area has several times played host to U.S. windsurfing championships.
A mechanic and his dog take a breather in Vermont's fresh
air. The U.S. Northeast is packed with many such pastoral scenes, as well as
pockets of heavy industry.
Hotel, Miami Beach
Colored lights illuminate the art deco façade of what
today is called the Fairwind Hotel, in Miami Beach, Florida. The city’s popular
South Beach is well known for its art deco architecture, as well as its beaches,
nightclubs, and beautiful people.
Nankoweap Canyon, Grand Canyon
The Colorado River winds through Nankoweap Canyon in Grand
Canyon National Park, Arizona. North America's geologic history is writ large in
the sandstone heights across the U.S. West.
Adirondack Mountains, New York
Outdoorsmen enjoy the gloaming at the North Woods Club in
New York’s Adirondack Mountains, where American artist Winslow Homer often
fished for trout and absorbed landscapes he would re-create in imagination and
Nā Pali Coast, Hawaii
The Nā Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i is the
scarred shoulder of an ancient shield volcano that once rose more than five
miles (eight kilometers) from seafloor to summit. Many visitors to the island
take the one-hour helicopter tour to get the Jurassic Park view—Nā Pali starred
in that movie, as well as in King Kong, South Pacific, and many other Hollywood
Membership in Montana’s exclusive Yellowstone Club
guarantees access to some of the Gallatin Mountains’ best skiing runs just miles
from Yellowstone National Park.