The U.S territory is blessed with an enormous amount of natural places to visit, we are very lucky to have places like Zion National Park and the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah, but is not the only state with incredible natural beauties, today we want to show you a list with the best Natural beauties all around the US. that you should visit soon.
Natural Wonders of the USA
With this list of 7 natural destinations, you will be ready to explore the American territory like a seasoned explorer!
1. Waimea Canyon
This canyon is located on the southwest side of Kauai, and is also known as the “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific ”. It is a unique spot that you won’t find in any other part of Hawaii. The panoramic landscapes that this canyon offers are worth it, if you’re planning to visit Kauai soon, you should take some time to visit Waimea Canyon.
If your visit leaves you with a desire to continue exploring, we highly recommend trying one of the two hiking trails here, the Cliff Trail and the Canyon Trail.
2. Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls is a natural marvel that we share with Canada. It is a group of 3 waterfalls that were formed more than 12000 years ago. It holds the record for the second largest falls after “Angels Falls” in Venezuela. It is also one of the most popular places to visit in the US, with approximately 13 million visitors per year. The Niagara Falls are located on the border of Buffalo, New York.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the oldest National park in the country! You will be able to hike, and admire beautiful trees and unbelievable landscapes on over 400 acres in this massive reserve. You can also make this visit New York style with a Helicopter tour over the falls.
3. Great Sands Dunes
Explore the tallest sand dunes on the continent while staying in Great Sand Dunes State Park! You can enjoy it in many different ways, but the most popular are hiking and by ATV; however, using a sandboard to explore is also a great option. No matter what you choose, we are confident it will be full of fun and adrenaline. Surprise your kids with the prehistoric fossils that have been found in the park!
4. Death Valley
Want to explore an area that will blow your mind? Then plan a visit to Death Valley, which is located on the border of Arizona and Nevada. The contrast of the landscapes makes this place unique. It’s known as the hottest and driest national park in the country.
Consider some important pieces of information before planning a trip here. For example, the average temperature is 108.1 F, so be sure to bring plenty of water. You should also plan to take some time to admire the wildflowers in the desert and see if you can spot the roadrunners that abound there. Exploring the park can take you a few days, but we are sure it will be worth it.
5. Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America and is a must-visit place for American families and tourists from around the world. It is around 2,340 miles long, and it is home to more than 260 North American fish species, and 326 different bird species.
One of the most amazing facts about this river is that it crosses more than 10 states: Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to name just a few! Don’t forget to take some time to visit the Great River Road, a scenic roadway that is very popular and has one of the best views of the river.
6. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, one of the most popular national parks, was the first established National park in 1890. Located in California, the park receives approximately 4 million visitors per year. At the Southeaster, you will find the tallest peaks like Mount Lyell measuring a whopping 3,9997 meters tall. The weather here depends a lot on the mountain terrain. Summer is generally warm with a lot of hot days, and winter can be cold and very snowy.
Some of the most popular activities to do in Yosemite are hiking trails like Valley Loop Trail or Mist Trail, watching the waterfalls, walking among giant Sequoias, enjoying ranger-led activities, camping, and more. An ideal trip to take with your whole family!
7. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
While vacationing in Miami there is a State Park that should definitely be on your bucket list: the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. This was the first underwater park in the whole country! In the 70 nautical square miles, you will be able to observe colorful reefs and some of the most amazing marine life. This can be enjoyed on a glass-boat tour or snorkeling.
Those aren’t the only activities you can try here. Try kayaking, swimming, paddling, and fishing everywhere it’s permitted. Make sure to do your research before you go. The park has a lot of facilities like accessible amenities, an amphitheater, campfire circles, a campground area, and more!
The United States is full of incredible natural places to visit all year long. Continue exploring and learning more about our history and ancestors. In case you are planning a trip to Southern Utah, contact us to help you stay at the best vacation rental resort!