Ann Cambell at the Corning Museum of Glass in the Finger Lakes, NY tells the Boston Globe that: “immersive experience resonates more strongly, because there’s a visceral connection with the place you’ve just been.”

The Boston Globe also likes: Make your own bubbles classes at Glenora Wine Cellars, also in the Finger Lakes; pick your own bourbon barrel at Buffalo Trace in Lexington, KY; custom-made cowboy attire at M.L. Leddy’s in Fort Worth; lei-making classes at Honolulu’s Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, and arts, crafts and take-home ceramics at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas.

Make your own memories at these hot spots: