The United States is a country of outstanding natural beauty. Due to its sheer size, it is also somewhere that is astonishingly diverse with vast stretches of desert, thick forests, open plains, epic mountain ranges and snow-covered landscapes all in one country. This makes it a brilliant place to visit if you are a nature lover, but it can also be hard to know where to visit with such great variety on offer. With this in mind, here are a few of the best places to visit in the USA to uncover the great natural beauty of the land:
Yosemite National Park
This magnificent National Park in California is world-famous thanks to its breathtaking ancient Sequoia trees, epic granite cliffs, gorgeous clear streams, picturesque meadows and impressive waterfalls. Nearly 95% of the park is designated wilderness so it a wonderful place for exploring, but you can also benefit from the lodging, shops, and restaurants in the charming Yosemite Village.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone was the first National Park in the USA, and some say even the world. This makes an important place in terms of history, but it also remains one of the best National Parks in the entire world thanks to its many geothermal features, incredible wildlife, and amazing views. The highlight is the famous Old Faithful geyser, which has an average eruption of 145 feet and has erupted every 44 to 125 minutes since the year 2000.
Zion National Park
Found in Springdale and St George Utah, Zion National Park features remarkable steep red cliffs from Zion Canyon along with a unique range of animals and plants which can be discovered on the many trails found throughout the park. It is a hotspot for camping, hiking, climbing and other pursuits, so adventure seekers will love vacationing here with plenty to explore during your stay. Additionally, it can be easy to arrange trips here through Visit St George for stress-free vacation planning.
Grand Canyon National Park
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a truly breathtaking sight to behold and something that everyone should see in their lifetime as photos do not do it justice. This astonishing UNESCO World Heritage site can be explored on the many great hiking trails, by rafting along the Colorado River or even with a helicopter trip to the bottom. Wherever you are, you are sure to be blown away by the mesmerizing views on offer and especially at sunrise or sunset where the range of colors on show are incredible.
These four national parks are the best places to see the outstanding natural beauty that is on offer in the United States. The beauty is on show throughout the land, and there are many other excellent places to visit, but nature lovers will want to visit any (or all!) of the above as you will be immersed in the landscape and see a range of wildlife, geographical features and much more – be sure to pack a camera!