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Best places to visit in USA

From coast to big cities, America is full of diverse destinations and cultures that can be explored, and that is even more visible due to the pandemic, where we can’t visit travel to other continents or countries.

Here you will find a list of the 15 best places to visit in the USA, America, which will help you plan your next vacation, from hotels to things to do!

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America’s first, and most popular national park offers plenty of attractions to excite everybody, nature lovers and urban lovers alike, from geysers to bubbling hot springs and hiking trails.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone offers also a visit to the grizzly & Wolf DIscovery center where you can learn about local wildlife, but if you wish to look at animals in their natural habitat you can also spend few hours driving through the Hayden and Lamar Valleys.

New York City

New york city skyline

One of the most popular cities in the World, Big apple has so many things to do that you can count them all. Whether you wish to spend a day exploring the museums of NYC, catch a show on Broadway, or just eat some amazing food, New York has something for everybody.

San Francisco

Cultural diversity is what makes San Francisco an amazing city. Recently known as a technological mecca for all of the major companies, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities that you can visit in America.

San francisco golden gate bridge

The best way to explore the city and its neighborhoods is on foot or by tram. Tourists will find a number of various cuisines that you can try, Mexican, Italian, Thai, or Chinese.

Grand Canyon

Grand canyon

Grand Canyon National park, maybe the most beautiful and inspiring view that America has to offer, Colorado River that stretches for a 277-mile long canyon, makes it a perfect rafting spot.

Grand Canyon is a perfect place to relax and have an amazing time with your friends or family, there are a number of hiking trails such as the Bright Angel and North Kaibab.

Grand Teton Nation Park

Mountain at Grand teton national park

Wyoming’s national park, Grand Teton offers snow-topped Teton Mountains that have amazing trails and even better natural beauty. There are two ways of exploring the Park, hiking is the preferred way because of the natural beauties that you see, or you can go by car or boat.


Reconnecting with nature is what Yosemite National park in California is all about. Exploring famous landmarks such as Half Dome and Glacier Point are a must alongside hiking Catherdal Lakes, Mist Trails, and other paths.

Lake view of mountains at Yosemite national park

Yosemite’s waterfalls are some of the tallest in the world, especially the Yosemite Falls, which are a must-see, but if you do not wish to camp, you can easily take a day trip from San Francisco, Sacramento, or Lake Tahoe.

Maui, Hawaii

Aerial view of island of Hawaii

Idyllic beaches and beautiful parks, Maui is a perfect spot for relaxing. From swimming, flying the helicopter above the island, or exploring the Waianapanapa State Park, you will something.

Food is also amazing, Seafood especially, but be sure to try Haupia, a creamy coconut custard, which is an island delicacy.

New Orleans

New Orleans building

There are not many American cities that are home to culture as New Orleans, a blend of Caribbean, Europe, and other locales, New Orleans has developed its own personality over the decades.

Music and food are what Big Easy is known for, Jazz, Blues, or rock’n’roll, you can choose whatever you like and what they can offer.

Jackson Hole

Shed at Jackson hole in Wyoming

Offering an isolated relaxing vacation, Jackson hole attracts outdoor people in bunches. Bordering Grand Teton National park and National forests, Jackson hole is a perfect spot for ski slopes, hiking trails, fly-fishing, biking, and more.

San Diego

San diego beach

Relaxing, or outdoor activities, San Diego can offer both. While beaches offer more of a relaxing type of tourists, outdoor lovers can go hiking in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, which is north of the city.

Food is also amazing, filled with amazing Seafood dishes, Mexican cuisine, craft beer, and more.


Windy City, Chicago. Offering one-of-a-kind architecture, cuisine, and museums, it makes Chicago an excellent option for all travelers wishing to relax or have an urban vacation.

Chicago Bean statue

Food is one of the best in America, with Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian Beef Sandwiches, or a slice of deep-dish pizza, with that you can also explore the “Bean” sculpture or check out the Art Institute of Chicago’s top-notch collections or go on an architecture river cruise.

Lake Tahoe

Lake view of forest at Lake tahoe

North Americas Largest alpine lake brings tourists all year long. Winter brings skiers and snowboarders, while warmer months bring in hikers, scenic drivers, or lake lovers for kayaking and boating.


Rock view at Moab

Located in eastern Utah, Moab is located in a prime spot for travelers loving the outdoors, because you can visit not only one national park but two – Arches and Canyonlands.

Moab offers not only red rock fountains that are a must-visit, but also rafting trips on the Colorado River, biking, Jeep tours, and even Cross-country skiing.


Boat at sea in Miami Florida

South Florida, and its center Miami, are a melting pot of cultures. Vibrant nightlife or amazing food make it a worthwhile trip.

If you are not looking for clubbing, just relax on the beach, or go to various museums that Miami has to offer, from history to art and culture.

Zion National park

Mountain view at Zion national park

Known to have awe-inspiration panoramas, Zion national park is located in a protected area in Utah that is perfect for anybody who loves to hike, bike, or climb. 

Zion is also a prime time spot for canyoneering, which combines rappelling with swimming and hiking.

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15 places to visit in USA

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