Ah, summer. It's the time of year the whole country comes alive and beckons us to get on the road and experience it. That's why I've put together this list of what I consider the five coolest places to visit in the U.S. If you've never been to these places, now is the time to pack those bags, explore and enjoy your summertime travels!
You have to experience the "Big Apple" at least once. It has everything you could ever want from a big city—museums, Broadway shows, restaurants with every type of food you can imagine, specialty boutiques and high-end shops. Plus, you need to see the Statue of Liberty in person and check out those neon lights of Times Square. Make Central Park one of your main destinations. Remember to see the amazing works of art at the Met and the Guggenheim. This is a city that never sleeps with endless things to try and taste.
The home of the Golden Gate Bridge offers gorgeous sights across its renowned hilly landscape and so many fun things to do, like riding cable cars, checking out Alcatraz Island, strolling along Fisherman's Wharf and driving up the famously steep and crooked Lombard Street. Just a few miles north, you can leave the hustle and bustle behind to visit the towering Redwood trees in Muir Woods. Or for some tranquility within the city, plan a picnic to Golden Gate Park and see lakes, museums, monuments and the Steinhart Aquarium. For another great view of the city, check out Strawberry Hill in the middle of the park.
If you've never been to these places, now is the time to explore! If you're traveling by car, motorcycle or RV, contact your local Foremost agency to get the right coverage for your ride!
If it's natural beauty you're looking for, you'll definitely find it at the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. If you weren't seeing it with your own eyes, you'd swear it was a painting in glorious shades of red and orange. Nothing can top the magnificent views as you gaze through the canyon over the Colorado River. Visit the South Rim where you'll find Grand Canyon Village and the Bright Angel Trail. And if you're into roughing it in the wilderness, you'll want to head to the North Rim for backcountry camping and some serious hiking.
Yellowstone has 2.2 million acres of paradise for you to explore—crystal blue lakes, tumbling water falls, majestic mountains, hot springs, abundant forests, open meadows and active geysers. There are so many trails, it could take weeks to travel them all. Be sure to check out everyone's favorite spots like Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake and Mammoth Hot springs. Then visit lesser known areas like the West Thumb Geyser Basin, the Lewis River Channel and the Dogshead Loop. You will likely be treated to sights of wildlife during your journey since over 60 types of mammals call the park their home. You could see buffalo, elk, coyotes, badgers and perhaps a few bears along the way.
Our country's capital has earned its place on the list of exciting East Coast vacation destinations. Not only can you soak up loads of our country's history by checking out the classic attractions like the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, you can also enjoy the many hip restaurants, cafes, clubs and boutiques. Endless opportunities abound to learn about our past at museums like the Smithsonian, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum , the Newseum, and the Mount Vernon Estate. It's impossible to leave the city without feeling a deeper connection to our roots and pride in the country we call home.
Now that you know where to go, get those bags packed and enjoy your summertime travels!Tweet
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