If money grew on trees, you’d be checking places off your bucket list right now. Many of the destinations on it might be lesser-known places only a few have had the privilege to visit, but there are also many breathtaking locations everybody simply must see at least once in their life.
Mother Nature has many hits. While beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholder, certain attractions are indisputably jaw-dropping. They include massive glaciers from the Ice Age, staggering mountains, rock formations from millions of years ago, and other natural wonders.
So, unless you can physically leave right now for the airport and buy a ticket, let your mind drift to some awe-inspiring places.
There are beautiful attractions to be found in places such as Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and many other states. Tourists get to experience spectacular hills, valleys, and thundering waterfalls in parks that attract millions of people every year. In some destinations, visitors outnumber locals.
To compile a list of 27 of the most beautiful attractions in the United States, 24/7 Tempo reviewed dozens of local travel guides about the most popular and most photographed tourist attractions in every state, as well as lesser-known ones.