Town&Country recently put together a list of the 20 Places All Americans Should See Before They Die and it’s no surprise to us that both Newport and Nantucket made the list. Here’s what they had to say:

Look no further than the U.S.A. to scratch your wanderlust itch, whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure. With a range of options from national parks to small towns, consider this your checklist for epic American sites.

Newport, RI

This 400-year-old seaside town is filled with historic homes and landmarks—including the 17th century White Horse Tavern and the 18th century Redwood Library. The massive mansions built by the 19th century’s bold-faced names—most notably the Breakers, completed in 1895 as the summer home for Cornelius Vanderbilt II—are a major tourist attraction. The region is also known for shopping, beaches, arts and culture, and dining.

Nantucket, MA

Just south of Cape Cod, Nantucket island has colonial heritage with quaint, historic building facades that make for recognizable – and enviable – photo opps. It offers picturesque beaches and picnic spots, a cobblestoned Main Street, and the chance to rub elbows with a well heeled but relaxed crowd.

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