The America is definitely in the bucketlist of many travelers around the world. Thanks to all the movies, television shows, magazines, and social media posts that have introduced tourists to the beauty of America.
If you travel to America, there is definitely more to discover that will leave you in awe. Here are # ideas on Where to travel in America
Niagara Falls is one of the most visited spots in America. Indeed, it is truly a great sight to behold. It is situated along the US (New York) – Canada (Ontario) border. Three falls meet on this popular sight, including The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls in New York and Horseshoe Falls in Canada.
Since Niagara Falls can be enjoyed in both countries, you may need to cross borders and therefore follow border crossing requirements. You may ask from us, your travel agency Philippines, about passport, visa, and other identification requirements.
Yellowstone National Park
Being the world’s first national park, the Yellowstone National Park is a home to preserved hot springs, geysers, and amazing flora and fauna since 1872. It is home to the famous Old Faithful Geyser that gushes every 91 minutes. It is also home to the Grand Prismatic Spring, a natural pool with rainbow-colored water and the largest hot spring in the US.
If you have time, you may do wildlife trails in the park that could take up to 12 days of camping, trekking, tracking wolves, and exploring animals other animals and plants.
The Bryce Canyon in Utah is famous for its amazing geological formations that look like amphitheaters. Hoodoos and natural fins encompass the canyon cause by the frigid weather and steam erosion. Hiking is the best way to discover the canyon and camping overnight to see the best of the place during daytime, at night, and during sunrise. Other activities you can do at Bryce Canyon include scenic driving, stargazing, and winter sports.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is another must-see attraction in the US. Located in northern Arizona, the canyon was formed by the flowing waters of Colorado River millions of years ago. Its size is overwhelming making it a very beautiful sight. The colors of the canyon add to its beauty that you should never miss.
During your visit, you can do outdoor activities, such as helicopter tour, boat tour, river rafting, jeep tour, hiking, sunset walks, and more.
The Wave in Arizona
The Wave in Arizona, near the Arizona-Utah border, was featured as a desktop wall paper in Microsoft Window 7. Since then, the site became very popular and became widely visited by tourists. The overwhelming visitors drove the Bureau of Land Management to limit foot traffic in the place for only 20 people per day. You have to get a permit in order to be able to visit and trek on the amazing sandstone rock formation.
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
Mt. Rushmore is where you will find the large carved sculptures of the faces of past U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Their heads reached a height of 18 meters each. This popular U.S. attraction in South Dakota was built in 1927 and completed in 1941, spearheaded by Gutzon Borglum.
Apart from viewing the spectacular sight, you can also visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor center. Here you will find exhibits and learn about how the carving was done. You can also visit the Sculptor’s Studio where the model of Mt. Rushmore was developed and polished by Gutson Borglum.
Skagit Valley in Washington (Tulip Fields)
Are you a lover of nature, especially of flowers? If you happen to be visiting the US in the month of April, particularly in Washington, you can witness the stunning Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley. Acres of different colored tulips in bloom will welcome you sight for the entire month.
Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida
If you love snorkeling, you can head on to Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. This isolated and primitive island park can let you witness rich aquatic life and stunning colorful reefs. The island is around 4o minutes away by seaplane or over two hours by ferry from the Key West.
Zion National Park in Utah
Drawing more than 3 million visitors per year, the Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah, is a must-visit for nature lovers and hikers. It features the amazing Zion Canyon that is about 15 miles long and one-half mile deep. It is the oldest national park in Utah where you can enjoy seeing different plants and animals during your visit. Activities you can enjoy at Zion National park include hiking, ATV, and biking.
Smoky Mountain, North Carolina/Tennessee
The Smoky Mountain is probably the most visited national park in the US with more than 9 million visitors per year. It is located in the states of Tennessee and North Carolina. The 800 square mile-land is not only rich in beautiful landscapes, forestry, and habitat, but also in history. Historical structure like log cabins, churches, and barns, have been around since the 18th and 19th centuries have been preserved.
The Smoky mountains have been inhabited by the Cherokee Indians before the Europeans and Americans settlers arrived during the 1800s.
Yosemite Valley in California
The glacially carved valley is such a beautiful spot at the Yosemite Valley in California. It is a great place for tourists and photographers to visit with its beautiful waterfalls, cliffs, and granite summits. Hikers and bikers will also love the scenic trails the valley offers. Aside from the beautiful scenery, the Yosemite valley is also home to black bears, mule deers, and chipmunks.
Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
The Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico is known for its massive underground chambers. It is one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world with over 119 caves that can reach up to 250 feet. The incredible colorful structures and caves are formed from limestone and sulfuric acid. Going down the caves, you may enter via an elevator or through a natural entrance.
Hamilton Pool in Texas
When visiting the US during summertime, you can beat the heat by dipping in Hamilton Pool, Texas. It is located about 30miles west outside of Austin. In some spots of the pool, water can be as cold 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The pool used to be an underground river, but its dome collapsed due to great erosion more than a thousand years ago. Apart from the cool waters and the 50-foot waterfall, the Hamilton Pool is also home to rare bird species that adds to the exoticism of the place.
Lake Tahoe in California/Nevada
Lake Tahoe is a great vacation destination during summer and winter. You can go skiing and snowboarding during winter, and of course, swimming, golfing, and doing other outdoor activities during summer.
You may stay on the California or Nevada side of the lake. Both areas are both wonderful to stay and visit, but deciding on which is better depends on your interests. According to Oyster.com, if you want a livelier stay with all the parties, gambling, shopping, and golf activities, you may stay on the Nevada side. If you want a more relaxing and peaceful getaway, you may visit the California side. Here you can have better connection with nature with its hiking trail, generally warmer swimming water, and other available outdoor activities.
Northern Lights in Alaska
The Northern Lights or aurora borealis may be seen in other countries, but if you are visiting the US, then this should be on your list. This beautiful sky spectacle in green and white lights that run in east west direction may be seen between September to April. It may be best viewed between 11:30pm-3:30am during wintertime, peaking at 1:30am or between 12:30am-4:30am during spring and fall.
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia famous for its charming and picturesque setting. You can imagine like you are in a fairy-tale while in Savannah with rows of oak trees covered in Spanish moss. The parks are well-manicured and historical structures are well-preserved. You can walk on their cobblestone squares and parks, as well as ride on horse-drawn carriages
Savannah’s coastal setting also adds up to its charm being separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River.
Glacier National Park in Montana
If you love camping, backpacking, and hiking, you will never run out of wonderful places to visit in America. The Glacier National Park in Montana is one of the sites you might want to check out. The glacier carved terrain and wilderness measures about 1,583 square miles located near Kalispell, Montana, running to the border of Canada.
There are lots of hiking trails in the area, which includes a track going to the scenic Hidden Lake. You will also find gleaming rivers, waterfalls, and unique rock formations in the area. During winter, you can also go ice climbing and skiing in the Glacier National Park.
Devils Tower in Wyoming
The Devil’s tower is considered to be the first national monument in the US. It is an igneous intrusion that rises above 867 feet above sea level. More than being a geological wonder, the Devil’s tower is sacred place to some Northern Plains Indian Tribes and the Kiowa Tribe who are in the Black Hills Region. These tribes still continue to perform sacred ceremonies at the tower.
The Devil’s tower is also a sought-after destination for rock climbers and those who simply want to see the amazing night skies.
While there are so many more breathtaking and interesting sights to see in the America, these are just some of the places we think you might want to check out depending on your interests.