The US is such a huge country; there’s no wonder just how much variety there is in its landscape. From rugged mountainous regions to lush forests, there’s plenty of reason to get out and about. So if you haven’t yet planned your summer holiday, how about considering a trip to explore the US’s fabulous countryside. Here are five destinations to whet your appetite.
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
Pack your family into your RV and hit the road to Arizona’s major attraction: the Grand Canyon. This huge gorge is up to eighteen miles wide and one mile deep. The south rim of the canyon has the best road access, so many visitors head to this section in personal vehicles or on shuttle buses. At the south rim, you’ll see the Grand Canyon Village. You’ll be able to explore the old pioneer town began. If you fancy stretching your legs, there are many hiking routes that go along the canyon.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is a fantastic camping destination. It offers visitors 800 miles of hiking trails and unmissable views of mountains and rock formations. A free shuttle bus transports visitors around the park, meaning once you arrive, you can leave the car in the car park for the whole trip! The park holds a lot of ranger courses that help tourists get to know the landscape better. The Yosemite Ranger Walk & Talks are very popular and teach about the area’s geology and native settlers.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Maine’s Acadia National Park is the perfect destination for adventure! Not only does the park have sandy beaches for the kids to play on, but there will be the chance to take part in many different activities. Including kayaking and hiking. Be sure to drop into the Wildwood Stables to take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the park. It’s a great way to take in the stunning views!
If you want some winter fun, head to Aspen for some serious skiing! Most of Aspen’s resorts are at the higher end when it comes to price, but there is also a good choice of affordable accommodation. The Snowmass area is a popular place for skiers to stay. It offers a number of recreational activities alongside the usual skiing and snowboarding. It’s even a popular summer destination. Throughout the warmer months, you can hit the bike park or join one of the many yoga classes.
For a tropical adventure, book a trip to Hawaii’s Maui island. The Haleakala National Park has many hiking paths that snake up a dormant volcano, and there’s, even more, hiking along the Hana Highway. As you walk the highway, you’ll pass stunning rainforests and a beautiful waterfall. Both amateur and professional golfers can practice their swing at the King Kamehameha Golf Course. History buffs also have plenty to keep them entertained. They can visit the Bailey House Museum and historic Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Hopefully, you’re now brimming with ideas to help you plan an exciting holiday in the US!