The United States is home to some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world. From the rugged coastline of California to the majestic peaks of Colorado, there are endless possibilities for exploring the country’s natural wonders.
In this article, we’ll curate some of the most beautiful places to visit in the U.S. according to many.
1. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is an awe-inspiring natural wonder that captivates visitors with its breathtaking beauty.
“Glacier national park. I was continuously in awe that the place was real life.” said one. “That whole place is surreal. Going to the Sun Road is a national treasure.” another said.
“I went to Glacier in September last year, and it was mind-numbing how wonderful that place is.” another added.
2. Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is a coastal gem in Maine, USA. “Oooh, nice to see Acadia mentioned here. Renting a cabin looking over the bay was probably the best morning view I’ve ever experienced.” a user shared.
“I was going to say Acadia. It’s very underrated for some reason. My mom’s friend, by coincidence, ended up being my English professor in college, and we went on a trip to see family in ME. We stopped at Acadia for a day, and she said it reminded her a lot of her visit to Greece.” another said.
3. Carter Lake
“Subjective, of course, but Crater Lake is certainly a sight to behold.” said one.
“On a clear, sunny day, there is no more beautiful place on earth than Crater Lake. Stunning blue water. Mountains all around.” another said.
“When asked my favorite color, my answer is the blue of the crater lake. There is nothing like it. It makes my eyes tingle.” another shared.
4. Navajo Reservation
Explore the beauty of Navajo Reservation’s remote stretch, where modern connectivity fades away, and the natural world takes center stage.
“There is a stretch of the Navajo reservation where there is no cell service, AM or FM radio reception. The road stretches before you for miles, surrounded by red rocks touching the blue sky. The buzzing undercurrent of modern connectivity fades away, and your brain can be truly still.” shared one.
“When I was in my 20’s, my boyfriend and I took a six-month trip across the Navajo Nation in my Z-28. Slept under trees, on campgrounds, and in the car. Saw The Grand Canyon, Canyon de Shelly. It was wonderful. At 50, I can still say one of the best things in my life.” another shared.
5. California Redwoods
“I’m incredibly biased, but the most beautiful place is the California redwoods. Drive up 101, and then detour towards Petrolia. There is absolutely nothing like it. Roll down your windows and drive 35mph. Smell the old growth. Stop at the pull-out. Take a small hike. It’s worth it.” said one.
“Yes, 100%. My brother lives in McKinleyville, and I will see him at the end of April. I can’t wait. It’s my happy place. They are like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls…you have to see them to believe them. Those redwoods are something else!” another added.
6. San Juan Mountains Of Southern Colorado
The San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado is also something you shouldn’t miss. “The drive from Ouray to Telluride was one of the most breathtaking I’ve ever made.” said one.
“Ouray is so beautiful. We road-tripped through there on our way back home. I had no idea it existed. We regretted not staying there instead.” another said.
7. Pictured Rocks, Michigan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan is a hidden gem offering a spectacular natural beauty display.
“Unexpectedly incredibly breathtakingly beautiful.” said one. “My wife and I were there this past summers. They are wonderful!” another added.
“Yes! Highly recommend renting a pontoon boat for the day!” another said.
8. Badlands Of South Dakota
“There’s never anyone there, and you can hike the whole place. It’s so peaceful.” said one.
“As a geologist, I, too, appreciate the Badlands. With its primarily sedimentary and fluvial surface geology, it’s a mini Grand Canyon.” another shared.
“My fairly well-traveled mother said the Badlands was her favorite spot. She was an artist and was in absolute awe of the place.” another said.
9. Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is a nature lover’s paradise, known for its lush forests, rugged coastline, towering mountains, and abundant wildlife.
“The coast of Oregon is gorgeous from end to end, and Oregon does a great job with state parks, so there are plenty of areas to stop and enjoy. There are too many beautiful locations to list, but among my favorites are Yachats, Bandon, and Winchester Bay, where there are miles of giant sand dunes.” a user shared.
“I’ll even take the PNW in winter. I grew up in Canada and the midwest US. We drove to the Seattle area one Christmas to spend Christmas with relatives. I remember coming over the pass and suddenly seeing green everywhere. Oh, and the smell of rain and wet pine and fir. And being warm in winter. It was an amazing eye-opener for me. I no longer live in North America, but when I make it back for a visit, we always spend time in the PNW, winter or summer.” another said.
10. Point Reyes Lighthouse
“Point Reyes Lighthouse – the view of the shore from the cliff will change your life.” said one.
“Saw a whale and her calf there literally 10 feet away from the rocky cliff at the top of the steps that lead down to the lighthouse. Just hugging the coast. Those steps down to the lighthouse get your heart pumping on the way back up!” another said.
The United States is home to an incredibly diverse array of stunning natural landscapes, each offering its own unique beauty and charm.
Have you been to any of the places we highlighted, or do you have other favorites to add to the list? Share your thoughts and experiences.
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