Packed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, United States is the third-largest country in the world which offers the world’s most dramatic destinations for the people who are searching for that ‘wow’ factor in their vacation. The country is truly blessed when it comes to awestruck and spectacular views through its natural wonders. It has an interesting combination of majestic mountains topped by glaciers, tropical rain forests, rolling grasslands, rivers, lakes and most important of all its national parks.
We have provided you a list of places where can have a variety of experiences in a single visit-
Yosemite National Park, California
This place is often described as nature’s temple. Due to its geological features that have been carved by glaciers and as host to rare species of wildlife, it has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is situated in the Western Sierra Nevada Mountains and has North America’s highest waterfall known by the name of Yosemite falls. Other than that it has various outdoor fun activities to do such as hiking, ice skating, etc. Visitors can also pay a visit to its museum and wilderness center.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Being one of the most remarkable natural treasures of the world, it is a place you must visit once in your lifetime. This enormous national park spans around 277 miles. There are numerous ways to explore this space which can be through hiking, air tours or rafting. To add that adventure you can take the hike which is of 4-6 hours of duration through the South Kaibab trail. You can plan a visit either from the south, west or the north rim. Each of these has its own thing to offer. While south rim is popular for its sunset view, West rim is for its famous Skywalk.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Being the oldest national park in the United States, it is a great combination of wildlife and geology. It is also one of the top road trip destinations of the USA and is listed as UNESCO’s World heritage site. It has the world’s largest collection of geysers and hydrothermal features which include hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots. The park also features a beautiful lake and a two-tiered waterfall and is famous for its wildlife which includes bears and wolves.
Niagara Falls, New York
How can the list be completed if you don’t mention the enchanting Niagara falls when talking about the natural wonders of America! This surely is a place everyone dreams to visit once in their lifetime. It is the largest waterfall on the planet with its three majestic waterfalls lying on the US-Canadian border. There are numerous ways to explore the giant Niagara walls of which the Made of Mist boat tour is the best one. It is an adventure-packed experience and can be the best way to enjoy a perfect weekend. It attracts millions of visitors in a year and is one of the most visited places in the world.
Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska
Want to witness a fairytale! This place will surely give you that kind of feel. This is one of the few places where you can experience all stages of the water cycle. Here the water runs over rocks under frozen bright-blue shimmering ceilings inside a partially hollow glacier. This breathtaking place is often referred to as the ‘glacier behind the town’. It is one of the magical and surreal kinds of experience you will ever experience in your lifetime.
The list seems to be never-ending and includes other spectacular places such as Mississippi River, Mount McKinley, Mount Rushmore, Monument Valley, Great Lakes, Florida Everglades.