America has it all, from an abundance of beaches along two oceans to the highest mountain peaks on the continent, as well as the biggest capitals and metropolitan areas in the world. That’s why you can choose among countless destinations while enjoying an unforgettable vacation in the USA. In addition, the amazing bio-diversity and amazing landscapes of nature create an incredible fusion with the sights of history and architecture. Two representatives of the list of Natural Wonders of the World, the tallest buildings are just a few examples. And the excellent infrastructure offers the best opportunities for accommodation and excursions. We advise you to visit at least a few of the top 10 must-see attractions in the USA.
1. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah. Here you can encounter miles of breathtaking scenery and majestic rock formations — Hoodoo. They were created many years ago under the influence of the forces of water and wind erosion, so the sedimentary rocks take on unusual shapes, such as pillars, arches, etc. Amazing Hoodoo shapes are accompanied by a beautiful combination of colors. From pale yellow to orange and reddish, the hues of these majestic rock formations provide truly breathtaking and inspiring views. This is one of the most interesting attractions in the United States, recommended for visiting. The best time to visit the park is during the winter because the air is refreshing and visibility is at its best, especially when everything is bathed in the golden glow of sunset.
2. Mount McKinley, Alaska
The Alaska mountain landscape is another incredible natural attraction in this collection of beautiful places in the USA. The northernmost part of the US is a natural gem, especially during the winter. Surrounded by a fairy tale with countless inspiring vistas of white peaks, crystal clear blue rivers, picturesque towns and lush woodlands, reality can be forgotten. In southern Alaska, you may encounter the highest peak in the US and on the continent in general. Its name is Mount McKinley (20,320 ft.) and it is the main attraction in Denali National Park and Preserve. There are many bizarre rivers and lakes, about which a separate article has been written.
3. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic bridge and one of the most beautiful engineering masterpieces in the state of California. It is located in the San Francisco Bay and connects two peninsulas. Built in the fourth decade of the 20th century, the Golden Gate Bridge is a distinctive and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the United States due to its huge span, reddish hues and unique shapes. The Golden Gate offers the best vistas at night when it is raining or when the place is covered in fog. And all these perspectives are beautiful in their own way.
4. Pali Coast, Hawaii
On one of the many scenic and exotic North Pacific Islands and Hawaii, you can experience a truly unforgettable tropical vacation experience. Admire the striking scenery of the Pali Coast, which is the most beautiful natural feature on the island of Kaua’i. It is one of the westernmost Hawaiian Islands and is known for its natural abundance and unrivaled tropical biodiversity. Pali Na Coast National Park is a real natural wonder, one of the most popular local attractions. Walking within the coastal areas, you can enjoy a bunch of breathtaking panoramic views of the endless blue ocean horizon. The coastal cliffs stretch almost 1000 meters high, above the crystal clear open ocean, the shapes and colors of these cliffs are unique, as is the sound of the waves.
5. New York at night
New York is one of the largest capitals in the world, as well as the most populous city in the US. It’s a very impressive city, and that goes for everything that surrounds you in New York City. One of New York City’s biggest attractions is the countless glare of the giant skyscrapers in Manhattan, which creates such an enchanting mixture of lights and colors that turn night into day. Just think of the towering skyscrapers with their bright nighttime illumination being magically reflected by the bright surface of the Hudson River… Plenty of photographers have tried to capture this beauty and their work can be seen on LifeGlobe. But no photographs can compare with the real landscape.
6. Fire Falls in Yosemite National Park
In the heart of California, in Yosemite National Park, you can come across a truly impressive and beautiful natural wonder. This huge park has numerous waterfalls, and each of them stands out in some way. One of them in particular is Yosemite’s fiery waterfall, which takes its name from an ancient ritual. This is definitely one of the most inspiring waterfalls in the park. The atmosphere here is inspiring, romantic and charming.
7. Big Sur. wild coast of california
Also in California, within the central part of the state, but on the ocean coast, you can come across another incredible natural attraction in the United States. This is the iconic Big Sur Coast, with almost vertical coastal cliffs that rise right on the edge of the raging ocean waves. The landscape is unlike any other. Here you can take full advantage of the many entertainments. For example, a boat trip is the best choice for panoramic coastal exploration. A short drive or hike to the top of these majestic cliffs offers a unique opportunity to listen to the sound of the waves and take breathtaking photographs.
8. Arizona Grand Canyon National Park
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Nature, the Grand Canyon National Park is a real natural treasure of Arizona and the USA. At an altitude of over 1000 meters above sea level, you can spoil your imagination with breathtaking panoramic vistas. Here the Colorado River beautifully forms the Grand Canyon. This is definitely one of the most enticing places you must see in the US. There are a lot of opportunities for tourism, excursions and tours here, you can easily find what suits you the most. US attractions, such as the Grand Canyon, are the hallmark of the country.
9 Death Valley California
We have already written about Death Valley and the stones moving along it. Death Valley, like many other US attractions, is also located in California. Obviously, California is one of the most beautiful American states, but this valley is a place you cannot miss. First, the lowest point on the continent is located in Death Valley. Secondly, the highest air temperature in the world is recorded in Death Valley. Huge dunes and their pale yellow colors, as well as huge rock formations, rise majestically under the caressing beams of light. Despite its name, Death Valley is beautiful and diverse in terms of flora and fauna.
10. Night Las Vegas
Las Vegas is another American giant city, where it can be brighter at night than during the day. This iconic city is known for its giant hotels and world famous casinos. At night, the gambling capital of the world is bathed in the bright charm of countless night illumination. The panoramic vistas are great, while the streets in the City Center are filled with thousands of entertainers. Every tourist traveling in the USA should see Las Vegas.