Five Must-See Wonders of the United States
Top US Sights to See!
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington
Many people have a bucket list detailing things they want to do before they die. Travel is typically one of them. Whether it's news of a friend who is diagnosed with a disease or a family member getting in an even not-so-serious car accident, there are moments when we’re reminded that life is short and could end at any moment. Although having little to no control over when you die is a scary thought, you can relish in the fact that while you are alive you can control what you experience. Here are five must-see wonders in the United States that you must see before you die.
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington
There are a lot of must-see things in Washington, but one of the most beautiful places is Skagit Valley Tulip Fields. Historically, the tulip symbolizes paradise on earth, and that is certainly true of this sight. There are tulips of every color, creating a rainbow on the ground. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a celebration of the beauty in this area. Starting in April, the late spring is the best time to explore the tulip fields. And if tulips weren't enough, Skagit Valley's natural wonders include shorelines, bays, islands, mountains, the Skagit river and one of the largest, most diverse agricultural communities west of the Cascade mountains. Visitors can drive through the scenic valley and explore the art of farming during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival or throughout the year. Whether you're an agricultural aficionado or not, you will enjoy Skagit Valley Tulip Fields and all the sights that go with it.
Zion National Park, Utah
This 146,000-acre National Park is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts. Zion Canyon, a 15-mile long and a half-mile deep canyon, is a major feature this park holds. Explore the canyon from top to bottom, get an aerial view if you can, and visit other features the park has, like The Narrows, where you can walk through water between canyon walls, and The Subway, which is a beautiful inlet of water with light reflecting off the walls and water. With sights that are new everyday, Zion National Park is a must-see.
Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world. The rainbow symbolizes promises and love, and we promise you will love the view of this Prismatic Spring that has a natural rainbow in the water. The colors and ripples will mesmerize you. It's located in Yellowstone National Park, which includes other sights to see, like Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the Morning Glory Pool. With so many other things to see at this destination, Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming is a must-see attraction that’s fun for the whole family.
Haiku Stairs of Oahu, Hawaii
Many go through life chasing their career goals and dreams, then realize that they haven't even been out of the country or off the mainland. Visiting Hawaii may not be traveling to a foreign country, but the sights are sure out of this world! One of the most beautiful spots on Oahu is the Haiku Stairs. From the top you can see houses that look like ants, clouds passing by at eye level, the sun glistening off the ocean, green foliage, sandy beaches and a sunset, if you time it right. Although technically the stairs are “off limits” because of the “No Trespassing” sign, why would there be stairs if you aren't supposed to climb them? Breaking the law for one of the best views might just be worth it. After all, it's not called “The Stairway to Heaven” for nothing.
Mendenhall Glacier Caves and Northern Lights, Alaska
Many don't realize that Alaska is half the size of the mainland of the United States. Since it is separated by Canada, many never visit to revel in the natural wonders. That's why the number one must-see (of this list) of the United States is Alaska in general, but specifically the Mendenhall Glacier Caves and, of course, the Northern Lights.
The Mendenhall Glacier Caves are located in Juneau, the southeastern peninsula of the state. This 12-mile glacier is home to some of the most beautiful, cool, surreal caves in North America. Legend has it that if you follow the trail west, you can see clouds of ice for yourself. Be astonished by how the light shines through the ice, how crisp the air is and how blue the water is in Alaska.
And last but not least, the Northern Lights. Although you can see the northern lights from other northern states, nothing beats the clearly defined green light dancing across the night sky in Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska. The best time to see the lights is from September through April. Experience this heavenly beauty firsthand in Alaska.
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