Next 250 Best Travel Destinations — USA 1

   Here is the first installment of American destinations which did not make the top 250 best travel destinations in the world. They are arranged by state.


             Denali National Park — contains the tallest mountain in North America, Mt McKinley.                    

Inspiration Point, Denali

            Fairbanks  – a delightful city in the Alaskan interior                  

Golden Heart Plaza, Fairbanks

            Kenai Peninsula


             Canyon de Chelly

              Petrified Forest National Park — also features the Painted Desert                    

Petrified Forest National Park

              Sedona — classic canyon scenery with red sandstone rock sentinels                   

Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona


               Lake Tahoe — winter and summer playground                   

Lake Tahoe

              Lassen Volcanic National Park — many thermal features testifying to the geological activity of this area                  

Kings Creek, Lassen Volcanic NP

             Monterey Bay — Seventeen-Mile Drive takes travelers past classic rocky shore scenery                  

Lone Cypress, Seventeen Mile Drive

             Redwood National Park — features the tallest trees in the world                  

Giant Redwoods

             Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park  — features the largest living things on the planet                    

General Grant Tree

             Wine Country (Napa & Sonoma Valleys) — one of the world’s most popular wine-growing regions                          

Amaroso Vineyard


             Aspen – playground of the rich and famous

             San Juan Skyway —  one of America’s most spectacular scenic drives                   

San Juan Skyway Vista

             Vail — A Swiss alpine village in the Colorado Rockies


              Kennedy Space Center — home of America’s space program                       

Vehicle Assembly Building

              Miami & Miami Beach — known around the world for its Art Deco architecture and upscale nightlife                     

Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach

             Sanibel Island — typical Gulf Coast beach which is popular with collectors of seashells                 

Sanibel Island Beach

             St Augustine — oldest town in America                   

Flagler College, St Augustine


               Atlanta & Stone Mountain — impressive city and the southern version of Mt Rushmore                          

Stone Mountain

               Callaway Gardens — spectacular in spring with its many varieties of azaleas                            

Callaway Gardens

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