The Most Instagrammable Places in the US

Whether photography is your profession or your hobby, or you’re just a casual admirer, you’ll find almost limitless Instagrammable places in the US. You can take gorgeous photos in scenic and aesthetic places everywhere, but here are a few of the best spots for unforgettable and iconic North American photography. Half Dome, Yosemite National Park…

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Nature and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the mental health issues we face as a nation. It’s also an important time to discuss the connections between nature and mental health, and why scenic conservation is a key step toward mental wellness. How Does Nature Help Mental Health? In our modern world, we…

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Iconic Historic Districts in the US

In a relatively “young” country like the United States, history can sometimes seem a little shallow. But there are thousands of places in America where the memory of the past runs deep. Here’s a look at America’s historic districts, and some of the best ones to add to your travel bucket list. What Is a…

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Scenic Places to Visit in the US

If you’re looking for a change of scenery when you travel, you don’t need to leave the country to find it. The United States has an incredible variety of landscapes to explore, many of which are accessible through scenic byways. For your consideration, here are nine of the most scenic places in the US. Scenic…

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Scenic Heroes: Ellie Kelly

Scenic America Co-Founder is Committed to Conservation and Community Activism Ellie Kelly built her career around community activism and conservation issues—whether fighting for the reform of the Highway Beautification Act or advocating against water pollution. She is one of the co-founders of the Coalition for Scenic Beauty, now Scenic America, and a true scenic hero….

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Supreme Court Sides with City of Austin over Reagan National Advertising in First Amendment Case

On April 21, in a victory for scenic beauty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the City of Austin over Reagan National Advertising, affirming the constitutionality of the longstanding distinction between content displayed on signs that are located on-premises and off-premises. With this ruling, the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the…

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Energy Equity: A Scenic Concern

The term “energy equity” is generating a lot of buzz these days as people become increasingly aware of how disadvantaged communities are disproportionately impacted by pollution, a lack of investment in clean energy solutions, limited access to energy-efficient housing and transportation, and a lack of understanding about renewable energy choice. These marginalized communities often also…

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The Scenic SWPA Photo Contest is Here

Our first annual #ScenicSWPA Photo Contest is now open to anyone over 18 in our 10-county area Our region has beautiful scenery, and a lot of talented photographers. What’s more perfect than calling attention to our mission – to protect, enhance, and promote the scenic beauty, both natural and built, of southwestern Pennsylvania – than…

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Scenic Missouri: A History of Milestones

As Scenic Missouri approaches its 30th anniversary, we celebrate our long legacy of fighting to protect our state’s scenic beauty, and we look toward the future to address fresh challenges. Scenic Missouri History Scenic Missouri was established in 1993 to address the visual blight caused by unchecked proliferation of outdoor advertising signs, or billboards, along…

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The Best US Road Trips

With temperatures warming up and summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning for a quintessential American pastime: the road trip. Here are six of the best road trip ideas for your next getaway. 6 Best American Road Trips Pacific Coast Highway, California The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is one of the…

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