Top 5 Places to Visit in The United States

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

Whether going on a vacation with family, friends, or alone, there are a lot of different and unique places to go that will fit all types of interests interests well. The United States offers a variety of different destinations including beaches, mountains, national parks, and big cities. Therefore, deciding on one place to visit may be challenging with so many options, but it will provide travelers with a vacation that provides satisfaction.

1.Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a great place for a family visit. 4 to 6 million people visit the national park every year. There are a wide range of activities to participate in, depending on the visitors’ interests interests. Visitors can view the park while staying in their vehicle or sit at a picnic area, while those who enjoy being active, can go on hikes and explorations. Yellowstone National Park offers a wide variety of attractions including wildlife and different views of the park. Based on the time of the year, different wildlife can be visible, including bison, moose, bears, and the gray wolf. There are also about 300 geysers in the park, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and forests to explore.

  1. Maui, Hawaii

Maui would be a good place to visit to go to a beach or travel far. Maui has about 30 miles of beaches that are all unique. Depending on what visitors’ interests are, Maui provides many different activities to participate in while visiting the island. Water activities consist of parasailing, snorkeling, swimming and paddleboarding. However, Maui also offers hikes, tours, or even helicopter rides to view the island from a different perspective for those who want to take a break from the beach.

3.) Grand Canyon

Located in Arizona, almost 6 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year. Most visitors go to the South rim of the park because it is the most accessible and is open all year, rather than the North rim of the park, which is closed during the winter. The average elevation at the South rim of the park is 7000 feet, providing visitors with an amazing view of the canyon. Visitors can go on hikes, tours, visit museums, or travel along the river. Visitors can also choose to camp, go on helicopter rides, or ride animals such as horses and mules. The Grand Canyon is also known for the skywalk which is a glass bridge visitors can walk through that is located 4,000 feet above the bottom of the canyon.

4.) Yosemite

With about 4 million visitors each year, Yosemite National Park is the second most popular park to visit in the United States. It is located in California and spreads across 1,200 square-miles of space, but the most popular area is only about an 8 square-miles in space, rather than the entire 1,200. Yosemite is home to waterfalls, cliffs, rock formations, wildlife, and glaciers. There are also a lot of activities to partake in in Yosemite. This includes hiking, fishing, horseback riding, stargazing, camping, rock climbing, and biking. If travelers are looking for a view of unique formations, Yosemite would be a good place to visit.

5.) New York City

New York City is one of the most well-known and popular cities in the United States. New York City is known for being busy, vibrant, and distinctive. There are some of the tallest skyscrapers, and most iconic coffee shops located in the city. New York City is also very popular for their shopping. According to U.S. News, New York City is the most popular shopping destination in the United States. Some of the most popular clothing stores are Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale’s. Visitors can also watch shows on Broadway, visit iconic museums and buildings, or just take in the city. There is a lot of art, fashion, and different food in the busy city. If travelers like the busy lifestyle of taxis in crowded traffic and people covering the sidewalks, New York would be a great place to visit.

Every person has different interests so choosing a vacation spot can be difficult with a group of people. To make this process easier, plan ahead and get everything in order to enjoy the visit, rather than becoming stressed out by problems that may occur. With so many different places to visit and see, the United States is a good place to travel for many people.