When it opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau was the largest and most luxurious hotel in South Florida. Morris Lapidus, the hotel's architect, included signature features like a 17,000-square-foot lobby with a now legendary staircase to nowhere, six acres of formal gardens designed to replicate Versailles, and antique furnishings to authentically convey the hotel's French period theme. In 2008, the resort completed a $1 billion renovation and expansion. The resort's 1,504 guest rooms include 846 rooms and suites in the original buildings. The 37-story Tresor and 18-story Sorrento, two new luxury all-suite towers located at the south end of the property, have 658 junior, one- and two-bedroom suites.
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Succulent Mini Patch
Succulent expert Jenna Stewart created this arrangement in an outdoor planter. While they only need minimal water, the more sunlight they get, the more diverse color they'll show.
Photo By: Jo Distaso
Denver's Union Station, Nighttime Exterior
Denver's Union Station is over 100 years old, and its historic and distinctive architecture was protected throughout the extensive redevelopment project. It houses restaurants, a hotel, and in 2016 will be accessible via the Denver International Airport.
Photo By: Ellen Jaskol
Los Angeles Natural History Museum Addition
As recently as 2002, Stephen Holl came up with a plan for this Los Angeles Natural History Museum Addition that would have wrapped the building in a new glass facade and added a tower with commanding city views.
Photo By: Stephen Holl
Fried Frog Legs and Okra
Influenced by French ancestors, residents of the Deep South have been eating fried frog legs for centuries. And fried okra is a Southern staple as well.
A helicopter ride on a clear day offers a view of the Colorado River as it slices through Arizona's Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon achieved national park status in 1919 and today draws close to 5 million visitors a year.
Photo By: Sandi Parks
Sleepy Hollow, NY: 5 Towns with Spooky Names
The setting of the famous Washington Irving short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," this village in southern New York embraces its literary legend. Take a lantern-lit walking tour (given April through November) through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Irving is laid to rest, or check out a famous spot from Dark Shadows: the vampire Barnabas Collins' crypt. Things really get creepy in October, though, when the Horseman's Hollow "haunted experience" transforms a local historic home (pictured) into a terrifying tour through the Headless Horseman's Sleepy Hollow. Horseman's Hollow is only for the most intrepid thrill-seekers, but events like the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride are available for those looking for Halloween fun without heart-stopping terror -- though don't be surprised if this hayride has a Headless Horseman sighting!