The United States has tons to offer travelers like luscious forests full of redwood trees in the northwestern coast of California and Southwest Oregon. Then there’s the captivating shores and reefs of the coastlines in southern Florida and the eastern states as well as the bustling cities with gorgeous skylines such as New York City, Seattle, and Chicago. Or how about the enchanting landscape of the Four Corners where Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico meet? So, if you’re sitting at home making a bucket list of places to visit, make sure to add these great spots to your list. These destinations might inspire you to grab your keys, get in your car and go on a road trip to explore these awesome locations right now!If a chaotic city isn’t your thing, then perhaps Maui’s tropical environment will help you to relax. You can waste the day looking at the gorgeous parks or beautiful beaches. Lay on Kaihalulu’s sands or drive through the Hana Highway and enjoy the tropical scenery and when you get hungry, this Hawaiian island has more than enough seafood samplings to satiate your taste buds and stomach.
If you’re looking for diversity, wondrous sights, and tons of hipsters then visit San Francisco. Pay a visit to iconic locations like the Golden Gate Bridge, travel across the city on a cable car, or take a tour of Alcatraz. But if the hustle of the city gets to you then escape to the quiet Muir Woods where all you’ll find are towering trees and peace and quiet.
Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love and also the seed of American democracy. It’s the only city named as a World Heritage city by UNESCO. Plus, there are some pretty awesome historic locales like Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and the Reading Terminal Market. But don’t you dare leave without trying an actual mouthwatering Philly cheesesteak.
Memphis has plenty of music, art, history and culinary delights to offer you. There’s nothing like good Southern food and hospitality to feed your soul. While you’re at it, why not enjoy the city’s Blues music scene at Beale Street? Remember that Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland, is here. You can also visit the Museum of Civil Rights. If you time it right, you could get some delicious barbeque during the Memphis in May International Festival.
New York City offers a lot more than crowded sidewalks and the hustle and bustle of a big city. There are tons of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Times Square. And you can’t leave New York City without taking a stroll through Central Park or shopping on 5th Avenue or Madison Street. It’s every shopper and traveler’s dream come true.
Make your trip memorable by visiting the picturesque natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon. The rock formations, the depth and the massive panoramic size of the Grand Canyon will take your breath away because it’s so beautiful. You can either stand at the edge and bask or take a selfie, or you can walk down to the bottom and explore. While you’re at it, why not spend a night or two out there camping?
There’s plenty of wilderness to explore and lakes to take dips in at Yellowstone National Park. The vast acres of natural beauty will take your breath away. You can camp out here for a couple of days, ride a bike across a trail or climb one of several treacherous mountains. But don’t leave without visiting the Yellowstone National Park, the Mammoth Hot Springs, or the Old Faithful Geyser.
Next time you’re in Georgia, stop by Savannah. You’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time 100 years. Savannah has tons of historic homes and buildings loaded with beauty and history. The Spanish moss growing on the trees makes this city eerie too. But it’s not nearly as eerie as if you take their ghost tours across Mercer Williams house, Colonial Park Cemetery and Bonaventure Cemetery.
Las Vegas has everything you’ll need to satiate your proverbial appetite both subtle and gross. In this city of light, you can go shopping at Caesars Palace Forum Shops, or enjoy a show by the Cirque de Soleil. But there’s a reason it’s called Sin City and that’s because of the high stakes gambling casinos, so why not go and win or lose a couple of Gs at the Bellagio or Caesars Palace? There are tons of casinos, plus there’s always something going on in Vegas.
Pay a visit to the nation’s capital, Washington DC, and connect with the country’s historic sites. You can visit the Smithsonian Museum, the National Zoo, and the Washington Monument. But of course, the main reason to come here would be to take a look at the White House. And did you know that you can take a day tour through it, too?
Sedona not only provides you with a great adventure, but it can even reenergize your body and soul. It’s a peaceful getaway full of red rocks, New Age shops, and art galleries. You can camp, hike, or do some yoga. While there are many places in America that offer impressive rocky scenery like Sedona, this is the only area believed to contain an energy vortex that will reinvigorate you.
There are lots of attractions in Los Angeles not to mention the chance to run into an A-list celebrity. You can strike a pose at the Walk of Fame, shop in Beverly Hills, and check out a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and ride a bike down the boardwalk of Venice Beach. Oh, and of course there are bus tours that show you where your favorite celebs live.
Miami offers more than just sunny weather all-year-round. It’s a great place to escape your everyday life. Start by wasting the day laying in the sand in Miami Beach, but bring lots of SPF. And don’t forget to shop at Bayside Marketplace, which is an outdoor style mall, or immerse yourself in the heavily immersed Cuban culture in Little Havana. Taking a boat out on the turquoise blue ocean is a must!
If you’re planning on visiting Hawaii, you might as well stay in its capital city of Honolulu. Pay a visit to Diamond Head, and Waikiki Beach to sunbathe, swim, or surf the day away. And while you’re strolling through the city, don’t forget to visit commemoratives sites like the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Also, a visit to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling is a must!
There are plenty of great reasons to put Denver on your bucket list, and here are some of them. There’s the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Botanic Gardens, the Denver Zoo, and the Buffalo Bill Museum. But if you go during the winter, you can do all sorts of fun things like snowboarding and skiing, which can be done just a short drive away in Keystone, Echo Mountain, or Winter Park. Oh, and there’s the Coors Brewery Tour for all you beer aficionados.
There’s a reason why Orlando is one of the happiest and most popular cities for families to visit. It’s like a theme park mecca. You’ve got Legoland Florida and Universal Studios. Did we mention that Universal Orlando’s now has the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Of course, you can always lean back on more traditional theme parks like The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and MGM.
New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, but this amazing city dubbed the Big Easy offers so much more. Its eclectic blend of African-American and French cultures makes the city a favorite for foodies and jazz and blues fans. So explore the French Quarter, which has some of the city’s oldest Creole restaurants. But when you’re done eating gumbo and Po-Boys, visit the National WWII Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Charleston can give you a much-needed break from your mundane Netflix and chill nights. Folly Beach is a great place to cool off during the summer. While you’re there, you can walk to “The Edge of America” or rather the end of the island and visit the Morris Island Lighthouse. But make sure to visit Charleston’s Time Traveler Escape Rooms which contain Charleston’s history in every room.
San Diego is a laid-back spot full of beaches, museums, monuments, cuisine and so much more. Stop by Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre park complete with museums, gardens and a zoo. You can also walk around the harbor-front of Embarcadero and do some shopping, sight-seeing, and eating. But do check out the USS Midway Museum, a massive aircraft carrier that served in the Vietnam War. And be sure to catch at least one gorgeous sunset at Sunset Cliffs.
If you’re a music lover then Nashville is full of goodies you’ll love like the Country Music Hall of Fame. You can also visit the Johnny Cash Museum, which pays tribute to the country music star. The city’s music-driven theme spills over to the art galleries, landmarks, and restaurants. So, make sure to bring your cowboy boots and hats so you can dance the night away at places like Tootsies Orchid Lounge.
Known as the Windy City, Chicago offers tourists all the perks of a big city like impressive skylines. There are shopping districts and nightlife spots you have to see to believe as well as high-class museums and inspiring architecture like the Willis Tower and Tribune Tower. You can either walk around town and explore or sit back and take a sightseeing Classic Lake Tour.
San Antonio has lots of interesting places to keep you entertained besides the Alamo and Riverwalk. You can visit Six Flags or the San Antonio Zoo. But if these spots don’t do it for you, then visit the Pearl District. It’s full of gift shops, art galleries, and interesting restaurants. And if you love beer, visit the Ranger Creek Brewing and Distillery, or explore the Natural Bridge Caverns.
Microsoft and Amazon put their headquarters in Seattle so there’s obviously something to this city. Aside from the evergreen forests and mountains, there’s the 506-foot-tall Space Needle, which offers you the best view of the city. You can also stop by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture which looks like a smashed guitar from high above. But don’t leave without boarding one of the Washington State Ferries.
Boston is home to pretty much the first of lots of things in America and you’ll love it for many reasons. Boston provided the first large free public library in the country as well as the first public school, first subway system, and first public park. Speaking of parks, visit the vibrant trees and plants of the Boston Public Garden or expose yourself to some history while visiting the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
Aspen is one of the top resort towns to visit in the winter, but the summer is awesome too. Besides skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, you can rent some snowmobiles or go for a horse-drawn carriage ride. In the summer, you can also hike across the Maroon Bell peaks, which offer steep trails to climb, mountain biking, or horseback riding. You can also enjoy a yoga class on the mountaintop if you’d like.