30 Best Places to Visit in the USA

Grand Canyon

To experience some of the most inspiring views America has to offer, plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park. The Colorado River weaves its way through the 277-mile-long canyon, making it a top destination for whitewater rafting. The Arizona park is also a superb spot to hike, offering scenic paths like the Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time in the Grand Canyon, you’re sure to feel small against its towering rock formations and expansive vistas.

Yosemite

A vacation at Yosemite National Park in California is all about reconnecting with nature. Spend your visit checking out famous landmarks like Half Dome and Glacier Point or hiking Cathedral Lakes, the Mist Trail and other popular paths. You’ll also want to save time for admiring Yosemite’s numerous waterfalls, including the towering Yosemite Falls, which is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. If you’re not one for camping, opt for a daytrip from San Francisco, Sacramento or Lake Tahoe.