Visiting places throughout the United States has long been a hobby of mine. With so many places to visit, and lots of little hidden gems, you can be sure that you can find a hidden nugget here or there. Of course, you have to hear about the areas that you should visit first. This is especially true for those who do not live in the country and are visiting or making their way through.
All of the places on the list provide excitement, splendid wonder, and a chance to see a place where so many talk about but not many people get to visit. If you’re a resident of the country, you have probably heard of a few of the places before, but perhaps have never visited them. They are on this list because they are definitely places you want to spend a little more time getting to know and visit for yourself.
Many people can find the splendor hidden in so many states when you travel. If you’re considering a trip across the country, consider stopping at these highly regarded, most-loved places that I have traveled too, spent time at, and loved myself.
If any of these places catch your fancy and make you wonder more about them, there is plenty of information online that you can find and use to your advantage when it comes to travel. Plan a trip of your own to one of the places and get out there to explore all that comes from the excitement wrapped up in each of these places.
Everyone is welcome to explore!
Disney offers timeshares and fast passes that can save visitors a lot of extra money (and time) by being able to skip long lines. This is one of the best ways to visit Disney, as the warmer times when school is out proves to be more crowded than ever.
Everyone loves Disney, and many people have visited the theme park time and time again, because it offers that type of magic. If you love magic and some of your favorite characters, then make sure to take part in all that they offer in this magical land.
This is also where you will find Mardi Gras every year. As a portion of the crowd comes dancing down the streets. It is an intoxicating experience. Just make sure to bring your beads, save some room for great beer and mingle with great people of the area.
This area is well-known by many because of the blues and jazz that is usually played outside the doors and windows of the buildings in the strip. Coming out and dancing in the street is not uncommon, even if you’re just a visitor. They are very welcoming to everyone who wants to come out and have a good time. Meet some new people, try some new food, and dance a little.
It is a bit busy though, so make sure to keep your important items tucked away. There are many benches for you to people watch in the pedestrian areas if you want just to take a load off. The benches are hidden under sculptures and on the walkways around the busy street corners.
Some like to visit this area come winter time because of the beautiful snow and the merriest atmosphere that you will find anywhere else in the country, but Times Square is beautiful and fun to visit at any point throughout the year.
This center looks the same as when the settlers came upon it in the 1500’s and it continues to entice and delight those that come along and look inside the buildings to see how beautifully preserved they are.
This is definitely worth the trip to the area to come out and see, especially if you love learning about those people that continue to live, work, and thrive in the same area that they have been for thousands of years, even before Christopher Columbus landed on the lands.
The Gum Wall in Post Alley right inside the Market is a must-see for those that are making their way through the area. It is a rather interesting piece to see. There are other interesting sights like this one throughout the entire market. They are little gems you have to pay attention to in order to cash out with them.
Grab yourself a Pike Place Coffee and get to shopping, exploring and mingling with the great residents of Seattle.
Go there when the sun is just coming up, or as it is just setting to watch the colors bounce off the walls of the inside of the canyon. This is a beautiful experience. Bring the entire family for some time in the canyon and beyond. The area is truly a great one to enjoy.
Just because it is a cliche place to visit doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be on a list of the must-see places. It is still worth the time spent to view inside the giant canyon and take in the awe-inspiring views below, just watch your step!
This beach has been on the list of everyone’s as THE beach to visit anywhere in the US. Which means, it is THE beach for you to visit if you love the sand and surf and want to get into the ‘beachy mood.’
How did the wave get here to begin with?
The wind eroded the Navajo sandstone in this area, causing the rocks to form in cool patterns. They provide a swirl across many of the areas. The visitors can walk through them and take pictures. This is also in an isolated area, so you will want to get directions before you go so that you can find it. There are not hints of where it is located along the way, either.
The Northern Lights are a place that so many talk about, or you hear about in books and movies. It is a place that actually does exist, and one you will want to take part in visiting. Located in Alaska, these are lights that are awe-inspiring and provide a beautiful appeal that you cannot get from any other attraction on the list. Even Disney World is not going to top this place.
You do have to visit during a specific time of the year, though. Visit Anchorage or Fairbanks between September to the end of April to see them. Once the sky lights up, you will know you have come to the right place. There is no denying what you are seeing because they are just that great to look at.
When it comes to visiting, you want the most out of your trip. There are plenty of places for you to explore through the country. Making sure that you consider what you’d want to see, there are plenty of places to explore. To visit them all, just create a list, and then go out there and check each one of them off as you visit them.
I promise every place on this list has its own hidden beauty within it. At the very least, you can say that you have been there when people talk about it. This is enough to make anyone want to visit these areas and get the most from what they are offering. If you’re not a big traveler or if you have not visited many places, or perhaps you don’t feel like you have the funds to get up and go, I promise, many of these places are not going to cost you at all, except for your time. Find out what each of them offers when you visit them one by one and see the world open up before you.
Get out there and explore, it can be well worth the time, money and effort that you put into exploring these different areas.
Author Bio: Patrick Bailey is a professional writer mainly in the fields of mental health, addiction and living in recovery. He attempts to stay on top of the latest news in the addiction and the mental health world and enjoy writing about these topics to break the stigma associated with them. Patrick is currently a writer for Mountain Springs Recovery as well as on his own blog.