The Best Vacation Spots in the US

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The United States is an incredibly diverse country. There are thousands of beautiful nature spots as well as numerous exciting cities and cultural locations to visit. You could head out to the beaches, the wilderness or the lights and glamour of Hollywood, New York or Vegas. What you look for in a good vacation is up to you. However, this list takes a look at some of the best vacation spots in the US country. The list varies by location, and there should hopefully be something for everyone, no matter if you are into city breaks or amazing nature spectacles.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

This infamous gorge in northern Arizona simply has to appear on the list. At 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide as well as almost a mile deep, few places in the US will give you as much of a ‘wow’ factor as the Grand Canyon. The Canyon is managed by the National Parks Service and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is little wonder that this amazing natural spectacle attracts around 4.5 million visitors each year. Will you join them on your next vacation?

Yellowstone

Yellowstone
Yellowstone, Photo Source: Wikipedia
The Yellowstone National Park simply has to go on this list as another natural spectacle that you simply must visit as one of your ‘vacation spots’. It can offer dramatic mountains and lakes as well as the famous hot springs and geysers. The park is over 3000 square miles in area and so there is a huge amount that you can discover. It is truly one of the best vacation spots in the US. It attracts about 3 million people every year, but as it is so large, there is a very good chance that you could spend your entire trip there without seeing another soul. The place is so big! Some particularly good things to go and see would include the Yellowstone Lake and the Mammoth Hot Springs. The Lewis River Channel is a great place to go and watch wildlife, as well as the Dogshead Loop. There are walks and trails galore in this place unlike any other.

San Francisco

San Fransisco
San Fransisco, Photo Source: Wikipedia

San Francisco is perhaps thought to the place where you go if you are into a more ‘edgy lifestyle’ and like alternative art forms, imaginative food, and adventure. However, it has a lot to offer and deserves to be on the list of best vacation spots in the US. As far as sight-seeing goes, the city of St Francis has a lot to offer. It also has a great food culture which you can get stuck into, and there is no shortage of brilliant venues to dance or talk the night away. Nightlife is booming in this place. Regarding wildlife, you can watch sea lions which call the Bay their home. Even better, you could watch them and then hitch a ride in the cable car, a purely San Francisco experience. The most famous sight of San Francisco is probably the Golden Gate Bridge which is also well worth a visit. San Francisco is probably known to be smaller and cosier than its larger southern neighbor Los Angeles. This is true, and it offers a more approachable place to explore, while still being an exciting big city with all the thrills that it can offer.

New York City

New York City
New York City, Photo Source: Wikipedia

The city that never sleeps surely has to be on the list of best vacation spots in the country. It lives up to its name and is constantly moving and changing. If you want excitement and to feel a small part of something big then, you should head out to New York. If you want trendy shopping opportunities and iconic bakeries, then head out to Brooklyn or East Village. If you want something fancier, then head to Fifth Avenue or catch a show on Broadway. It is the most populous city in the United States and is at the forefront of fashion, culture and the arts. There is much to do in this grand city. Check it out!

Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Photo Source: Wikipedia

Here it is, Sin City itself; also known as America’s Playground and the ‘entertainment capital of the world.’ It simply had to appear on this list of the best vacation spots in the US. The city is really more of a theme park than a city, with casino after casino and lots of other things for tourists to enjoy. Even if you are not into gambling, then Las Vegas has lots to offer. For example, there are the spas and health clubs, high-end shopping opportunities and gourmet restaurants. It’s also a great place to base yourself for outdoor pursuits such as the Red Rock Canyon or the Hoover Dam.

Maui

Maui
Maui, Photo Source: Wikipedia

For many people, Maui is a hidden gem that is ‘just right.’ For this reason, it deserves a spot on the list of the best vacation spots. It is not as big as Big Island or as bustling as Oahu. Similarly, it is not as quiet as Kauai. It is a middle ground that offers the best of both worlds.

Hawaii

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai, Hawaii
Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai, Hawaii – Photo Source: Wikipedia

Hawaii itself has a huge amount to offer from wildlife and great natural spectacles to culture, food, and outdoor pursuits. Maui also has some of the state’s best beaches, including the famous Wailea Beach, probably one the best vacation spots by itself. You will surely not disappoint yourself if you head to Maui.

This list is very varied and provides several ideas for what could be some of the best vacation spots in the US. Take your time when you are thinking about where to go. One of the best things to do in the US is to road trip it and take in some different attractions. There are few things better than you, your best people and the open road. A truly American experience. However, if you want city break or great beaches, spectacular wildlife or sporting opportunities, the United States has a huge amount to offer.