If you’ve already been there or are planning to go in the future , listed below are some countries you should visit to get that full American experience:San Francisco, California
San Francisco was ranked in the top 50 “most beautiful cities in the world” by Flight network. Highlights include Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the sea lions.Oneonta Gorge, Oregon
Oneonta Gorge in Oregon was deemed by more than one travel website to be the home of one of the country’s 11 top “spectacular waterfalls” that travelers should see before they die.Oak Alley Plantation, LouisianaConstruction on the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie began in 1837 and ended in 1839. It’s named after the now-famous 800 feet of oak trees that go back beyond the groundbreaking.Clearwater Beach, Florida
TripAdvisor once named this beach “the best” in the nation. The beach has a relaxing environment and is praised for its calm ocean waves and clean white sand.Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, WashingtonClear your calendar in April or you might miss the Tulip Festival hosted in Skagit Valley. People from across the globe travel here to see the tulips bloom.Kenai Fjords National Park, AlaskaThis park is home to bears, moose, mountain goats, and even whales. But you won’t see them in your car. All but Exit Glacier is only accessible by boat or foot.Acadia National Park, Maine Over 3 million people visit this park every year. There are seven mountain peaks over 1000 feet and 158 miles of trails to hike.Boulder, Colorado Insider deemed this Boulder to be one of the country’s prettiest cities. Check out charming Pearl Street and check out the view of the famous Rocky Mountains too.Charleston, South CarolinaTravel website readers voted Charleston to be the country’s “Best Small City” several times. It’s praised for the beautiful outdoor recreational areas and colorful houses too.White Sands National Monument, New MexicoHere at the popular White Sands National Monument, you will find 275 miles worth of gleaming gypsum sand. It’s the world’s officially largest gypsum dune field.Hot Springs National Park, ArkansasAlso known as “The American Spa”, the water in this national park is as hot as 143 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s plenty of hiking trails here too.Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming The colorful Grand Prismatic Spring is one of the best things about Yellowstone National Park in Teton County. The bacteria-colored water comes from 121 feet beneath the surface.The Pacific Coast Highway, CaliforniaThe PCH offers one of the country’s most popular scenic drives. Enjoy the cliff-side ocean views. Stop to see the redwood forests and Golden Gate Bridge along too.Badlands National Park, South DakotaHere you in the famous “Grand Canyon of the Midwest”, you will discover 244,000 acres of fossil beds and rock formations to explore.Newport, Rhode Island Newport is said by those in the know to be a “storybook town.” It comes complete with coastal pathways, huge mansions, and charming cottages to boot.The Wave, Arizona Located in Coyote Buttes North, The Wave is so fragile that today the authorities now only allow 20 people to visit it each day.Lake Tahoe, California, and NevadaFamous Lake Tahoe is the United State’s second-deepest lake. Scuba divers praise it for its crystal clear blue water.Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri This place is ensconced in the St. Francois Mountains. The “shut-ins” are igneous rocks and mild river rapids resulting from ancient volcanic activity.The Milwaukee Art Museum, WisconsinThis innovative museum was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. It includes 90-foot ceilings in its Windhover Hall and wings that open two times daily.Glacier National Park, MontanaSituated in the Rocky Mountains close to the Canadian border, Insider has named it Montana’s “most beautiful vacation spot.” It’s also a World Heritage Site.Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, West Virginia Sources consider this palace the most beautiful structure in West Virginia. Located in New Vrindaban, “America’s Taj Mahal” is decorated with 22-karat gold leaf.Arches National Park, UtahThere are more than 2,000 natural stone arches here. The largest arch spans 306 feet. It is visited by more than one million people annually.Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HawaiiVisit this park on the “Big Island” if you’d like to get close to active, lava-filled volcanoes. Go on a guided hike or take a boat tour.Wellesley College, MassachusettsFeeling academic? Visit Wellesley College in Wellesley. The 500-acre campus includes a beauteous private lake and is said to be one of the country’s most beautiful campuses.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York “The Met” garnered a Travelers’ Choice Award for “best museum.” It’s praised for its noteworthy collections of architecture, armor, art, furniture and even music.Niagara Falls, New YorkOpened in 1885 in Buffalo, this is the nation’s oldest state park. This world-famous waterfall flows with over 700,000 gallons of water every single second.Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaOne of the official Seven Wonders of the World, the world-famous Grand Canyon is roughly 70 million years old. It spans a distance of 277 miles.Tallgrass Prairie Natural Reserve, KansasThis 10,894-acre reserve is the only US park specifically dedicated to preserving the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Here you’ll discover flowers, trees, and wide, open spaces.Thor’s Well, OregonHere in Yachats, Thor’s Well fills with water during high tide. The water then sprays out and drains back in again in a nearly-mesmerizing natural water show.Central Park, New YorkCentral Park is a world-famous green oasis amidst all the skyscrapers of one of the busiest cities in the world. It stretches across 843 acres.Willis Tower, IllinoisStand atop this towering 110-story skyscraper and take in the incredible panoramic view of Chicago and Lake Michigan too. 1.5 million tourists visit this building annually.Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TennesseeThis is the country’s “most-visited national park.” Be sure to visit when the fireflies mate and you will witness a memorable natural light show.