50 Historic Travel Destinations Every Woman Needs To See

Eleanor Roosevelt once wisely said, "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences."

I can't imagine the incredible sights the former first lady was able to see during her husband's four terms in office (Mrs. Roosevelt was actually the longest-serving FLOTUS, and President Harry Truman went so far as to call her the "First Lady of the World" in honor of her many achievements in human rights).

While I can only dream of matching Eleanor's great capacity for kindness, intelligence and elegance, I'm happy to say we do share a deep respect for and appreciation of travel. I'm so grateful to have grown up in a family that values exploration the way this legendary female icon did.

 

I've had the chance to cross some of America's greatest sites off my bucket list: the Empire State Building, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Tetons, to name a few. I've dipped my toes into the water at the San Diego pier, Miami's North Beach and Texas' Gulf shore. I've snapped a pic in Times Square, on the white sand dunes of New Mexico and even mid-air on a parasail ride over the sea. Nothing compares to the fulfillment of experiencing new things in totally new places, and if you've got a chronic case of wanderlust like I do, you know exactly what I mean.

That's why I put together a list of 50 historic travel destinations that every women needs to see; Some quite famous, others off-the-beaten-path. Find your state below to read up on my travel pick, or keep the list handy for future travel plans. Whether you're a VIP with flyer miles or a homebody yearning to get away, you're sure to find a site or two that calls your name.