Sunday, February 19, 2017

10 places to see before you’re 10


10 places to see before you’re 10

You’ve probably heard of the bestselling travel book by Patricia Schultz “1,000 Places To See Before You Die.”

Travel + Leisure is offering a shorter list geared to pint-size travelers: 10 places to see before you’re 10.

The list, in the magazine’s online September issue and in some print editions, has some classics as well as a few surprises, starting with the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, probably the least-known place featured in the article, described as an “outsider-art showcase” of “riveting works” like a 6-foot violinist made of matchsticks and a car smothered in Noxzema jars.

The 10 must-sees for grade-schoolers also includes Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia; Ellis Island in New York; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; Niagara Falls and Chicago’s Sears Tower.

Four California attractions made it onto the list: Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., described as “charmingly retro” and “more manageable” than Orlando; Muir Woods; Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.