25 Beautiful Places In The United States You Need To Visit Today

There are a lot of Americans who are fascinated with traveling to Europe. Can you blame them, Europe is beautiful with a rich history and stunning old architecture. HOWEVER (and that’s a big however), the United States is home to extraordinary beauty as well. What it lacks in the historical/cultural department (compared to Europe) it more than makes up with its diverse and stunning natural beauty. From the beaches of Florida and the deserts of Arizona to the rugged peaks of California and the rain forests of Hawaii, there is hardly anything you cannot find in the United States. So if you are itching for travel, consider a trip around America. In fact, we humbly suggest you check out these 25 Beautiful Places In The United States You Need To Visit Today.

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Skagit Valley, Washington

Skagit Valley, WashingtonSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

During the month of April you’ll be in for a treat as that is when the tulips bloom!

24

Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

Nā Pali Coast, HawaiiSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Inaccessible by car, you’ll have to take the Kalalau Trail to explore this remote coastline.

23

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

Lake Tahoe, California and NevadaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

This is the largest alpine lake in North America.

22

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring, WyomingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in the US and third largest on Earth.

21

Northern Lights, Alaska

Northern Lights, AlaskaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Only in the United States can you go from the jungles of Puerto Rico all the way to the glimmering northern lights of Alaska!

20

Yosemite Valley, California

Yosemite Valley, CaliforniaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

This glacial valley is a popular spot for photographers and tourists alike.

19

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, ArizonaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Offering an amazing view of the Colorado River, it’s easy to see where the name comes from!

18

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, South DakotaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Famous for its red and orange colors, nearly 1 million visitors come here annually.

17

Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

Haiku Stairs, HawaiiSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Technically closed to the public, the “stairway to heaven” is still climbed by thousands of people every year.

16

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, MontanaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Aptly named, this vast ecosystem is found in one of the most remote parts of the continental United States.

15

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San FranciscoSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

There are few things more incredible than seeing one of the largest bridges in the world emerging out of the early morning fog.

14

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, ColoradoSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Without a doubt, you probably already knew this would be on the list.

13

Thor's Hammer, Utah

Thor's Hammer, UtahSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Found in Bryce Canyon National Park, Thor’s Hammer is something called a “hoodoo”, or a tall thin spire of rock.

12

Devil's Tower, Wyoming

Devil's Tower, WyomingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

This was the first official United States National Monument. It was established on September 24, 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

11

Palouse Falls, Washington

Palouse Falls, WashingtonSource: wikipedia, Image: David Lee via Flickr

Almost destroyed in 1984 by the proposed construction of a dam, the natural beauty of the falls ended up being preserved in the end.

10

Sequoia National Park, California

Sequoia National Park, CaliforniaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Known for its huge trees, the General Sherman Tree is one of the largest in the world and is believed to be 2,500 years old.

9

Thor’s Well, Oregon

Thor’s Well, OregonSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Thor seems to be making lots of appearances on our list! Driven by the ocean tides, the best time to see this saltwater fountain in action is just before or after high tide.

8

Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls, New YorkSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Actually three separate falls combined into one, Niagara Falls has the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world!

7

Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

Smoky Mountains, North CarolinaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

A part of the Appalachian Mountains, the Smokey Mountains are the most visited national park in the United States.

6

Hamilton Pool, Texas

Hamilton Pool, TexasSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Found on the outskirts of Austin, Texas this pool is a popular tourist spot in the summer.

5

Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, UtahSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Highlighted by the half mile deep Zion Canyon, this park is a popular destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

4

Maroon Bells, Colorado

Maroon Bells, ColoradoSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Twin peaks found in the Colorado Rockies, these mountains are best admired from a distance as they are sometimes known as the “deadly bells” due to the danger of climbing them.

3

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, ArizonaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

An incredibly picturesque slot canyon, it consists of two sections named the “crack” and the “corkscrew”.

2

Waipio Valley, Hawaii

Waipio Valley, HawaiiSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Meaning “curved water” in the local language, the only way into this valley is via one of the steepest roads in the US and it is only open to 4 wheel drive vehicles.

1

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, WyomingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Reminiscent of the Alps, Grand Teton National Park is a popular spot for hiking and mountaineering.



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