Top 20 Travel And Vacation Destinations In The United States

Cheryl Brite April 20th 2016 Travel
Think about any place in the U.S. If you could travel to any place in the U.S. for a vacation, where would you go? You’re getting excited just thinking about the possibilities. Plan your vacation to any of these 20 places in the United States today! So pack your bags to paradise and never look back. What are you waiting for?
1. Maui
Beautiful Mountains and beaches meet your eyes. You’re excited to explore what this place has to offer. Hula dancers will make you want to get off your feet and dance to the music of Hawaii. Golf is another activity you can do anywhere but how often can you say you played golf in Maui? You can learn the history and culture of what makes this destination great. Come down to Maui today and experience what true paradise looks like.
In Maui you can explore the beautiful sunrise at Haleakala Crater but make sure you not only get there early but dress warm to see the new day begin. Relax in the soft sands of Ka'anapali Beach where the blue water will lure you into its mysterious depths. You can view the island by boat on the Hula Girl Excursions, by foot on the Maui Eco Adventures, and in the water on the Reef Dancer Tour. The Pipiwai Trail is a tough trail to hike but so worth the experience because of how breathtaking your surroundings are. Taste the cuisine of Hawaii at Mama's Fish House where the fish is fresh and you will leave feeling happy and satisfied. You have over 50 hotels to choose from when you stay in Hawaii, and Lumeria Maui Retreat is a great place to stay if you're looking for relaxation and peace.
2. Yellowstone
Animal and nature lovers alike will love this destination. Trails will keep avid hikers interested in the breathtaking views of this national park. Even amateur hikers will enjoy the experience. Beware of bears and keep your food to yourself, otherwise you’ll have a great time as you learn all about the wildlife that surrounds you. Oh, and don’t forget to visit multi-colored pools that will without a doubt amaze you. Come to Yellowstone today!
At Yellowstone you can enjoy backcountry camping and hiking, staying in more than 300 campsites along the way. It's not the typical road you're hiking on so make sure you don't stray from the group. Sail the waters of Yellowstone on a boat and catch a fish or two. Another way to experience the scenery of Yellowstone is by bike on the routes The Old Gardiner Road and Blacktail Plateau Drive. Ski or snowshoe the slopes of Yellowstone, enjoying the refreshing wind on your face. Take a break at a picnic table and dig into your picnic lunch while thinking about what's next at Yellowstone.
3. Washington D.C.
So much history lies within this destination and it has so many iconic landmarks it will make your head spin. The Nation’s Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument are just some of the places you have to visit if you’re a serious history buff. You’ll be on your feet all day, as you get lost in the history of these United States. You're feeling really patriotic at this point. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn more about U.S. culture. You'll be glad you came.
The National Gallery of Art is another stop you can make while you explore Washington D.C. It's modern architecture will drawn you in as well as its two main wings and sculpture garden. Salvador Dali's Last Supper is a great collection to see while you're here and stop by the cafe for a refreshment and their shop for a souvenir to end this exciting day. The Library of Congress is another must see attraction because of it stunning architecture and you will learn more about this amazing library on the tour as well as get your chance to see the reading room when you come in the spring or fall. Enjoy delicious steak and seafood at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab. Rest comfortably at the Avenue Suites Georgetown where the modern feel of the room will make you feel right at home in Washington D.C.
4. San Francisco
You can’t miss that exquisite view of the Golden Gate Bridge and when you see it, you know you’re in San Francisco. The colorful and jumbled homes are something you can’t ignore because they really stand out against the backdrop of the neighborhood. Your free spirited side will thank you for this trip as you explore the edgy art culture and let your taste buds dig into the delicious, diverse cuisines that San Francisco have to offer. When the day is over, a cozy café is just what you need to end an unforgettable time in California. Sounds great, doesn't it? Will book your trip today and California will be waiting for you.
In San Francisco you can see the city in a big bus where the tour guides are enthusiastic about the famous landmarks they are talking about. When you need to stretch tour legs, you can stop by the California Academy of Sciences where you can see the aquarium, planetarium, the lively penguins in African Hall, and the wildflowers on the roof. Step foot into De Young Museum where America art from the 17th century through the 21st century greets your eyes. Modern, contemporary, photography, international textiles, and so much more art is available to expand your horizons. At Pier 39 you can enjoy the sea views as you sink your teeth into your clam chowder bread bowl and sip your wine as well as explore the shops and attractions. After a long day you can rest in one of the luxurious rooms at Hotel Bolivar Plaza Pasto SAS.
5. New York City
The greatest city in the world some may say, and it’s true. There are so many things to do in the Big Apple that you won’t know where to start. There are just too many places to visit and so little time. The Statue of Liberty is the best place to start if you want to learn about her history. The skyscrapers and high-end clothing shops will keep you occupied for the rest of the day until it’s time to settle into a nice indie boutique in the East Village. You'll have a great time in New York City so book your vacation today.
Central Park is a great place to see the people of New York walk their dogs, rest up against the beautiful trees, and walk to and from their destinations. It's especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing. The Metropolitan Museum is one of the best places to look at art. On the first two floors you will see contemporary art while the next three floors had more famous artwork like Van Gogh's Starry Night. Your visit to The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum is where you need to be to remember that day and pay your respects to the people who lost their lives. There are so many places to eat in NYC but if you're feeling like a great sandwich, Pisillo Italian Panini is the place for you and rest your weary head at The Sherry-Netherland Hotel that overlooks Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
6. San Diego
This California destination compliments adults and children alike. While the beach is obviously the main attraction, there are other activities out there that will attract your attention. The zoo is the perfect place to occupy your child’s attention. They will be so entranced by the animals that they’ll never want to leave. Sea World is another attraction for all ages where Shamu the whale will perform tricks that will leave you in awe. Why would you want to go anywhere else but San Diego?
In San Diego you can go on a kayak, snorkel, sailing, and bike tour where you can capture your adventures on camera. You have to go whale watching when you're out here because these creatures are so amazing and majestic that you can't believe they're real. Enjoy the city on the Hornblower Cruise where you can relax and watch the sunset with that special someone. You can also have dinner while the fireworks display amazes you. If you want dessert, the Blush Ice Cream Bar is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Relax at the high quality Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa at the end of a great day.
7. Yosemite
California has no doubt so many travel destinations but none as breathtaking as Yosemite National Park. Family memories are made here. Campers will never want to leave and neither will you. Waterfalls, Sequoia trees, cliffs, and rock formations are just some of what makes this wondrous 1,200 square mile park worth seeing. This is the picture you think of when you think of Yosemite, but this isn’t the only view that will make a person’s hobby in photograph turn into a profession. Book your vacation to Yosemite today!
In Yosemite you can backpack through the trails of the park. Make sure you bring all the necessary supplies to survive like food, water, a first aid kit, a tent, a sleeping bag, and so much more. The paved trails are yours to bike with the safety of your trusty helmet. For all you bird watchers there are over 165 species to see while you're in the park but it requires patience and silence to see the steller's jay, American robin, acorn woodpecker, raven, and the mountain chickadee. When you're looking for a place to eat the meal you made, picnic areas are available where there are picnic tables, vault toilets, and garbage receptacles. Lodging is available at the High Sierra Camps and at the deluxe hotel at The Ahwahnee.
8. Honolulu-Oahu
Riding the waves in this scenic paradise is not the only thing Honolulu-Oahu has to offer. It combines city and scenery of nature to create the perfect destination for the free spirit and the material girl. It sounds like paradise! The USS Arizona Memorial and the Iolani Palace are just some of the historical sites you have to explore. Land and sea come together to make your vacation the most amazing experience you’ll ever have. Book your trip today!
Honolulu-Oahu is a great place to learn how to hula dance, making leis, playing the ukulele, and quilting at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Hike the beautiful trails of Diamond Head and take pictures along the way because you're going to want something to remember this trip by. Relax on your beach chair at Waikiki Beach where the sand beneath your toes will make you feel at peace. At Hanauma Bay you can swim as well as snorkel in the water while you see the sea life below your feet. Elephants, crocodiles, exotic birds, Galapagos tortoises, and komodo dragons are some of the animals you see at the zoo. Have the best seafood of your life at Ono Seafood and afterwards rest in the modern yet comfortable feel of the Halekulani hotel.
9. Walt Disney World In Orlando
You can take pictures with your favorite Disney characters or that cool looking castle. What could be better than that? Oh I don’t know, the rides! This place was made for kids, and they have even enchanted the adults to have some fun. This is the place where dreams come true. So book your trip today and have the time of your life.
There's so much to do and so much time to do it at this theme park. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a thriller ride where you go through a haunted gold mine where every turn is exciting and frightening at the same time because you don't know what's going to happen next. Enjoy Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park where you can feel your adrenaline rush as you go down the Bay Slides. See the sea life of Coral Reefs-Disney Animals without getting wet as the exotic fish pass you by as well as the unusual colored plants. With all the attractions to see you will get hungry so stop at the 1900 Park Fare where the family style buffet will have everything you need to satisfy your hunger. When your feet are exhausted and you need somewhere to stay for a few nights, you can rest your body comfortably at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.
10. U.S. Virgin Islands
The beach is always a big attraction in the Virgin Islands. As you sit back and relax on the beach, you’ll sun bathe in the sun’s rays and enjoy the sound of the waves. Make sure you put sunscreen on, or you will get burned. This place suits the sunbathers, but also history buffs, shoppers, and nature lovers who will revel in the activities that the islands have to offer. It’s also a great place for honeymooners to spend time. What a great way to spend your vacation, right?
In the Virgin Islands you can scuba dive and snorkel from boats like the Palm Tree Charter, Island Roots, and the Copeland Boat Charters. You can hike the tough, challenging, and beautiful trails of Ram Head Trails but make sure you bring water because you will become dehydrated if you don't. Enjoy a zip line adventure at Tree Limin' Extreme Zipline through the Virgin Islands where the rush will make you feel so exhilarated that you'll want to do this again and again. Stop by Sam & Jack's Deli when you're hungry because their sandwiches will blow the mind of your taste buds. When you're day is done, it's time to rest your head at Sea Shore Allure where the island like environment will make you feel at peace.
11. Anchorage
Alaska is no doubt one of the most beautiful travel destinations you will ever see. Anchorage is a place in Alaska that started out simple and grew into a population of 40% of the state because of its financial and commercial success. Fishing, hiking, skiing, and watching wildlife are activities that draw in tourist from all over the world to Anchorage. The northern lights are what really draws tourist to this place as they look up at the night sky. Book Alaska for your next vacation. You won't be sorry.
In Anchorage you can go dog sledding to see perfect mountain views and feel the cold wind rush through your skin as the dogs drag you into a world you've never been. Sail the waters of Alaska by boat to see huge glaciers and wildlife. You can even go on a day cruise to watch the whales breach. You've always wanted to try ice climbing well now you have your chance as you gear up, take your ice axe, and become one with the mountain or glacier. Once you've worked up an appetite, the Bridge Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to have the best fresh fish in Alaska. Rest in the warmth of your hotel room at the Arctic Fox Inn.
12. Cape Cod
You often think the main attraction of Cape Cod is its shoreline and laid-back atmosphere. What about the lighthouses? It’s a beacon of magnificence that brings fishermen back home again. Cape Cod is a major hot spot in the summer for residents and vacationers alike that rent out houses and stay in hotels to experience the beach, the atmosphere, and most importantly the lighthouses. Book your trip today! You won't ever regret going to Cape Cod on your vacation.
At Cape Cod you can bike the trails of Shinning Bikeway to see the Cape from a higher level. Stop by Maps of Antiquity where you can find antiques with so much history for a good price. Watch the whales and dolphins as the narrator provides information about the area as well as the sea life. The Chatham Orpheum Theatre is another great spot to be where you can see a movie while you eat, drink, and relax in the comfortable seats. When dinner is calling your name, Keltic Kitchen is a great restaurant to taste American as well as Irish cuisine. If you're looking for a hotel near the ocean, the Green Harbor on the Ocean is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of Cape Cod.
13. Chicago
It’s the home of the deep-dish pizza, and it is indeed the windy city so hold on to your pizza. This city is known for its architecture so much that there are tours devoted to the buildings of this fine city. Wow, imagine that! Inspired architects can learn a few things from this windy city. Museums, restaurants, and unique neighborhoods will make you learn, eat, and stay in a city that is an architectural marvel to the eyes. You have to go now! Book your trip immediately!
When you're in Chicago, you can take a tour of this architectural city by segway. To view its architecture up close and personal, you should see the LaSalle Building where Richard Haas created the amazing bay windows and other impressive designs of the building. Make your way to 12th Street Beach where you not only enjoy the beach but the food of Del Campos. Back indoors you find yourself at Adler Planetarium where you will be amazed by the knowledge of their employees about the world of space. When dinner rolls around, A Taste of Heaven is a great place for your taste buds to enjoy house made chicken, biscuits, and spinach lasagna. To rest from a long day AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is the perfect place to stay while you're in Chicago.
14. Jackson Hole
This destination wasn’t always a tourist attraction. It started out as an isolated location from the travel industry but ever since it has opened its doors to tourists, people have been able to have art and performance venues as well as ski the slopes and experience the resorts in the winter. wow, how amazing is that! Wyoming has sure come a long way since then. You don’t think of Wyoming when you think about vacationing, but you should think again. It’s vastness and beauty should not be overlooked and neither should the elks you'll see.
Jackson Hole is a great place to relax and fish on Jenny Lake where the views will distract you from the fish on your line. To get an aerial view of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole Aerial Tram Rides is the perfect opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and see why you chose this destination for your vacation. Nature and Wildlife tours are available to see the most amazing animals like elk, foxes, bears, and so much more. The Jackson Hole Playhouse is where you'll have a good time watching the theatre and the actors and actresses are outstanding in their performances. For great American burgers and seafood you should stop by MacPhail's Burgers for dinner and let the juicy taste of the burgers warm your heart and your taste buds. The Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole is the perfect cabin like environment to rest for your vacation.
15. Grand Canyon
It sure is grand, and the picture should be enough for you to pack your bags and experience the real thing for yourself. The picture does not do the Grand Canyon justice. So get going! Measuring at approximately 277 miles in length, 18 miles in width, and a mile deep, this Arizona canyon is a can’t miss destination in your life. You’ll regret it if you never see this magnificent landscape of awesomeness. Book your vacation to the Grand Canyon today!
To get to the Grand Canyon you can drive, take the Grand Canyon Railway, public transportation, or the Grand Canyon Airport. In the Grand Canyon you can take tours by bike, foot, mule, or by air. You can also hike the rim, which is easy, but there are also rigorous, backpacking trips for multiple days. Rafting is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping for 4 days to two weeks on a motorized or an oar powered raft. If you're feeling hungry for Mexican food, there are many restaurants to choose from like Alberto's Mexican Food where the food is fresh and a fiesta is going on in your mouth. For great accommodations you can stay in simple lodges to upscale inns near the Grand Canyon.
16. Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it is their logo and how true it is when you get to the park. Their thrilling rides and heart racing water rides are enough to keep you in the park forever. You do have to leave the park at the end of the night, but there are on site, luxurious hotels that are close enough to the park that you can see it from outside your window. How amazing is that? This is truly the best vacation destination in the U.S. You have to book your vacation now, and I mean now because there's no better place to be.
Ride, rides, and more rides! One of the most innovative rides at the park right now is the Hogwarts Train ride from Universal to Islands of Adventure and vice versa. You get the full Harry Potter experience as you lookout your window and see Harry Potter fly by along with other characters like the evil dementors, who are trying to get on the train. Once the magical world of Harry Potter has worn off, it's time to eat. If you like burgers and sushi, The Cowfish is the perfect place to eat a mouthwatering burger and fresh sushi rolls. When you've had so much fun your feet hurt, you can kick back and relax in the island like environment of the Royal Pacific, rock out to the music of the Had Rock Hotel, and drift way in the Italian atmosphere of the Portofino Hotel.
17. Las Vegas
Gamble until you lose all your money but hey you had a great time. You can take in the shows and experience food buffets that will keep you coming back until you can’t anymore. Sounds heavenly! The lights are the real attraction at night, not to mention the Eiffel tower, hey who put that in Vegas? You can even get married in Vegas to anyone you want when you’re drunk, but it’s ok because what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? Book your wild vacation to Vegas today!
In Las Vegas anything goes. If you're looking for a more mellow time in Vegas, you can tour places like the Hoover Dam, the Red Rock Canyon, and the Valley of Fire. The tour guides are so knowledgeable about these places that you'll feel like you never want to leave. If you're looking for a more lively time in Vegas, Big Elvis, Clash of the Titans, Circus Acts, and so much more are available to have a good time. When it's time to eat, 17 South Booze & Bites, Addiction Restaurant, Alize, and AquaKnox are great places to satisfy your taste buds in Vegas. To have a restful sleep for the night, Alexis Park All Suite Resort is the perfect hotel to do just that because the casinos aren't right in the hotel.
18. New Orleans
Seafood and celebration fill your senses in this historical destination. The Big Easy is the place to experience the diverse culture, and its mouthwatering gumbo. Mm, mm good! You will tap your feet to the jazz beat of the city, and party until you collapse from all the fun you’re having. You came for Mardi gras, didn’t you? Book your vacation to New Orleans and have the time of your life.
In New Orleans you can attend festivals and experience the arts like ballet, classical music, live broadway shows, and other sensational performances. You can also let the music of jazz, zydeco, blues, Cajun & Funk move you every 365 days a year. For shopping, clubs, and more visit the French Quarter. During the night the Big Easy is open for you to party in the most exciting hot spots of New Orleans. When you're starving, you can have the taste of traditional New Orleans food like Po-boys, Jambalaya, and Red Beans and Rice. For the night stay at hotels like Le Pavillon Hotel, the Windsor Court Hotel, and the Royal Sonesta New Orleans where you will find just what you need to relax.
19. Hollywood
It’s the land of the movie stars. Hollywood has a history that can’t be denied. This place is popular for its tourism and nightlife. Of course you can’t forget the famous Hollywood walk of fame where celebrities past and preset are honored for their achievements. The Hollywood hills are another attraction you’ll never forget because the word Hollywood rests on the hills to remind you of where you are. California is where you want to be.
In Hollywood Boulevard you can see the Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, Madame Tussaud's, and so much more. You can also go shopping in Hollywood at Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard Shopping District. See the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery where exhibits are free and have to do with the film industry. You can even take a shuttle where you take pictures of celebrity's driveways. When hunger hits you, Pink's Hot Dogs, Scoops, In-And-Out Burger, and Yai are great places to have hot dogs, ice cream, burgers, and thai food. The Mondrian, The Loews Hollywood, and The Roosevelt hotels are places you want to splurge on because how often do you stay in Hollywood on vacation?
20. Aspen
The first thing you think about it skiing and snowboarding, but there’s more to Aspen than these two activities. Hiking, museums, art galleries, and high ending shopping exist as well. Oh, whom are we kidding? Aspen, Colorado is all about the skiers and the snowboarders getting major air on the slopes. Don’t forget those amazing mountain views. Book your vacation to Colorado today!
In Aspen you can climb the mountains of Maroon Bells. Just make sure you bring the appropriate gear and supplies so you can be prepared for anything. Independence Pass is the perfect scenic road to drive on. You'll see not only the mountains but the beautiful blooming flowers at the side of the road. Enjoy the adrenaline rush and pure excitement of white river rafting in Aspen as the waves move you up and down along the rapids. American, European, and other international cuisines are available for your tasting pleasure in places like The White House Tavern, Frank Thirion French Pastry & Cafe, and Pyramid Bistro and when you're ready to rest for the night, you can relax at The Innsbruck.

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