Breweries: 9 Outstanding Brewpubs

Beer is recognized as one of the world’s oldest beverages. Starting with the cultivation of cereals, breweries and beer have been part of the world’s cultures and social gatherings for thousands of years. In fact, rules for brewing beer are part of the 2000 year old Babylonian Code of Hammurabi: one of the oldest written set of laws ever discovered. Today, the world’s oldest operating brewery is the Weihenstephan Abbey in Bavaria, run by Benedictine monks since 720.

To celebrate this important part of the human experience, we at Trover have selected a few choice spots in the United States for you to celebrate. Each brewery has a unique approach that highlights the rich cultural heritage and delicious tastes of craft beer. Take a look at the below brewpubs that are located from Tampa to Tempe. Bottoms up!

1. Goose Island, Chicago, IL

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Photo by Barney Harford.

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10 Best Aquariums in America

Kids or no kids, aquariums are pretty awesome places to hang out. There’s just something about submerging yourself into a world of sharks, jellies, and tropical fish (from behind safe walls of glass, of course) that really excites the little kid in all of us.

With so many great aquariums in the U.S. and so much to admire and learn about, narrowing your focus can be a challenge. To help guide your search, we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best aquariums in America. Let’s dive in:

 

1. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia

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2. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California

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Which is perhaps best known for its brilliant collection of jellyfish:

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3. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois

 

4. Scott Aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska

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5. The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland

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6. The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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7. Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut

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8. Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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9. The New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts

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10. The Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, Washington

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How’s that for some underwater inspiration? Thankfully, these 10 best aquariums make up only a small portion of the incredible public and private aquariums all across the United States. Check out an even bigger list of American aquarium eye candy here, and don’t forget to share your own aqua-discoveries on Trover!

City of Big Sights: The Best of Chicago

Chicago is a city of bests and summer is one of the best times to visit the Windy City. People are out taking full advantage of the lake front beaches and trails, the sail boats are out on Lake Michigan, and every neighborhood seems to have a festival. Here are few of the best sights and highlights of this world class city:

 

Chicago Wins the 2015 Stanley Cup!

This is a city that loves its sports teams, and they can now add another trophy to the case.

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Trover photo by Nick Stermer

Architectural Tour of Chicago, Chicago, IL

To really understand the spirit and culture of Chicago, take this tour on the Chicago river that highlights the city’s world class buildings.

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The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

One of the most prestigious art collections in the world with over 260,000 works.

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Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

An award-winning public park packed with art, performances, and activities.

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The largest science museum in the western hemisphere includes a coal mine and two German submarines captured during WWII.

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Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Check out the ever-hopeful Cub fans praying for a win in the ivy-covered “Friendly Confines”.

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Trover photo by Huggi World

We have more great summer city travel ideas in our Iconic Places list. Check out even more inspired travel ideas at Trover.com.

Striking Sculptures

What sculptures a city or town chooses to display as public art can be a window into their identity. From classic Parisian busts to Seattle’s modern sculpture parks, these striking works of art will inspire you to a take a moment to contemplate art and what it means for a city’s civic pride. Your own private viewing awaits.

Rodin Museum, Paris, France

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Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

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Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Austin, TX

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Storm King Art Center, Orange County, NY

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Platja de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

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Cloud Gate, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

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Still have some time for more artistic endeavors? Find some of the best art from around the world  in our Art From Around The World List. Need more artistic inspiration? Find the best art around the world at Trover.com.

Insane Selfie Posse

Trovers from all around the globe are snapping some insanely creative and thrilling selfies in some unique places. There are some that have nerves of steel (Chicago) and keeping warm in an ice blue glacier (New Zealand). Trovers are mastering the art of the selfie all over the world. Check it out.

Nerves of steel on the Sky Deck at Willis Tower, Chicago.

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Thrills while sky diving in New York.

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Underwater worlds at Milln Reef Queensland, Australia.

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Staying warm in the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

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Striking a pose at Titar Gangga Water Palace, Abang, Indonesia.

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Check out more great Selfies with Substance, with a list from our very own Trover-in-Chief, Jason Karas. Follow Jason and his many adventures and find out about our other dynamic Trovers at Trover.com.