The shiny, metallic Chicago Bean – its actual name is “Cloud Gate” – was made by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, and the sculpture now resides as the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park in Chicago. It’s free to visit, and certainly an attractive item.
This iconic structure has shown up in so many movies over the years. So you most likely recognize it. You can take a selfie with your warped reflection in the background – it will go great on your dating profile. Moreover, Cloud Gate is at the heart of one of the most vibrant areas in all of Chi-town.
An iconic spot to take a selfie in the heart of Chicago. A must-visit.
Cross Island Chapel – Oneida, New York
Picture the teensiest, tiniest chapel in the world. Okay, got it? Open your eyes — it probably looked something like Cross Island Chapel, right? Located in Oneida, New York, the 30-square-foot chapel only has the space for the essentials — two lovebirds and an officiator.
Couples are always looking for new, innovative places to go for a romantic getaway and you can do a lot worse than Cross Island Chapel. If you wanted a place to elope that wasn’t Vegas, this is it! Definitely not a tourist trap.
A perfect, tiny location to elope and tie the knot in secret. A must-visit (for lovebirds, at least).
Graceland – Tennessee
If you are a fan of the King of Rock and Roll, then Graceland sounds like a dream to visit. And while there might be a sky-high entry price, this makes sense when you consider you get to tour Elvis Presley's famous mansion in Tennessee. So it’s safe to say this kind of attraction is definitely worth the price of admission.
The grounds are well-kept and the mansion itself is beautiful, and we would go as far as to say that casual fans of Elvis and diehard lovers of his entire discography will get a kick out of this rock haven.
We think it’s definitely worth paying a little extra for a slice of rock n’ roll history – a must-visit.
Carhenge – Alliance, Nebraska
Stonehenge is one of the most famous places in the world, but if you don't have the time to travel all the way across the pond you can visit Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. A replica of Stonehenge, Carhenge is made of vintage cars, spray-painted gray. It was designed by Jim Reinders in memory of his father.
Love of a son aside, there's really not much to see here. It's your typical road-trip attraction, great for pulling over and stretching your legs, and maybe getting a photo, but nothing more aside from the gift shop. Then again, it might be one of the most exciting things Nebraska has to offer.
It’s pretty much a mockery of the legitimate tourist attraction that is Stonehenge – a must-avoid.
The Mall of America – Minnesota
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota has been the United States' biggest indoor mall since it opened in 1992. It has over five hundred stores, an immense indoor theme park, an aquarium, play places, food courts, and even a movie theater. There's a lot that might attract a person, but plenty to overload, as well.
Its immense size allows a huge amount of people, many of them tourists. The theme park is loud, there are daily events, and all the other sensory information can sometimes make one dizzy (but if you do go, check out the Lego store. It's incredible).