Tombstone is one gold rush-era "ghost town" that isn't, well, a total ghost town. With a year-round population of about 1,500 (the town's motto is "The Town Too Tough to Die"), Tombstone hits its stride around Halloween, when travelers descend on the town to celebrate "Helldorado Days," which began as an anniversary commemorating the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral (it went down Oct. 26, 1881). The annual event features a variety of Old West-themed activities and is usually held the third weekend in October. While you're whooping it up Old West-style, don't forget to visit Big Nose Kate's Saloon to buy tickets for the "Gunfighter and Ghost Tour," featuring Tombstone's "most haunted" destinations, and check out famous Boothill Cemetery (pictured), where many of the outlaw gunslingers -- and their victims -- are buried.
Located along the north bank of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville Landing offers waterfront dining, exclusive nightclubs, outdoor concerts and shopping. The Landing hosts more than 350 events each year, including festivities for the Florida-Georgia college football matchup, an annual Christmas tree lighting, a St. Patrick's Day celebration and a New Year's Eve party.
Founded in 1630 by English Puritans, Boston is one of our nation’s oldest cities. It was home to fiery revolutionaries such as Samuel Adams, who staged the Boston Tea Party to protest taxation by King George III. From the Old North Church in today's North End, Paul Revere began his midnight ride to warn of the British invasion. Rooted in its 400-year history, the city is also known worldwide for the brownstone architecture built in historic Back Bay during the Gilded Age. Old neighborhoods and narrow, crooked streets throughout Boston, which are more fit for walking than driving, make it the nation’s most European-style city.
Modeled after the principles of new urbanism, Denver's newest neighborhood combines the perks of urban living with a traditional, small-town atmosphere. Residents of Stapleton -- the location of this year's HGTV Green Home -- enjoy walkable streets, a vibrant town center and more than 500 acres of parks and open space. Plus, the community is conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Denver, 20 minutes from Denver International Airport and 30 minutes from Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
Anna and Bryant Reese were married on August 12, 2012, surrounded by friends, family and an enchanting woodsy setting. "I wanted something different, and we're just woodsy people," says Anna. "We love going to the mountains, and Bryant even proposed to me at the fork outside of Cades Cove (in the Smoky Mountains)."