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From My Point of View
By: Admin    November 20 2017 , 05:35 pm
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Category: Road Trips , Nature , Landscape

Travel in the United States

The United States is home to some of the most stunning natural landmarks known to mankind. From rivers and mountains to canyons and oceans, there are so many places to explore!

You can find any destination in the United States that appeases your travel bug!

The Grand Canyon

277 miles of sheer beauty

The Grand Canyon is a massive natural landmark in the United States. Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon Natural Park has over 1 million acres! The rock layers contained within the Grand Canyon date back millennia. Because of the timelessness of the Canyon, it is a hub for historic and scientific discovery and receives over 5 million visitors a year.

Natural Bridge

Thomas Jefferson called it “the most sublime of nature’s works”

Located in Virginia, this Natural Bridge formed out of rock is over 215 feet tall. Not only is the Natural Bridge a gorgeous natural wonder, but it has some history associated with it as well. It was surveyed in the 18th century by none other than George Washington himself! Thomas Jefferson loved this spot so much that he purchased it from King George III back in 1774.

The Grand Tetons

Breathtaking scenery in the grand state of Wyoming

The stunning Teton mountain range in Wyoming is a gorgeous road trip destination any time of the year. Elk, bison, bear, moose, and bighorn sheep can all be spotted at the park. There are ample things to do there depending on the season – cross country skiing and snow shoe expeditions in the winter, nature photography for animal migration in the spring, fishing and kayaking in the summer, and enjoying the gorgeous colors of fall while hiking or horseback riding during the autumn months.

Redwood National Park

Magnificent trees in northern California

Redwood National Park is home to redwood trees that tower to awe inducing heights – some of which are over 300 feet – and live for thousands of years. Some of the trees in the park date back to the time of the Roman Empire. Along the road, stop and view migrating whales along the coast, or snap some photos of cute sea lions. History buffs will appreciate a nearby World War 2 era radar station that was camouflaged to look like a barn.

Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66

Nat King Cole’s famous ballad to the historic road, beloved by Americans for years, says it best: “It winds from Chicago to LA, More than two thousand miles all the way…” Paved in 1926, Route 66 had been nicknamed “The Mother Road” by author John Steinbeck as well as the “Main Street of America”. It went through main streets across the United States and was a hub for travelers for years until it was officially decommissioned in 1984. Sections of the road are still open for drivers to this day, and it can be accessed in portions throughout the 8 states it goes through. It is bound to be a part of any road trip you might take!

Pacific Coast Highway

Ocean views, mountains, and redwood trees

The Pacific Coast Highway is a 147-mile long road that winds along the coast of California. It was named an “All-American Road”. Along the way, you can see gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, stop at several state Redwood Tree parks, or indulge in views of mountains along the way. The Highway goes through numerous California cities worthy of day trips themselves, such as Monterey, Cambria, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Santa Barbara.

Taking a road trip is a great way to indulge your love of nature. There are so many places to explore right here in the United States!

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