With Spring Break upon us, and the promise of summer in the not-too-distant future (yay!) I’m thinking vacation!
I enjoy road trips and sightseeing. I think my favorite vacations combine a little nature and relaxation with exploring famous places. Most, well, all of my travel (except that brief cross into Canada to see Niagara Falls) has been in the United States. Though I’d love to cross the pond one of these days, there’s a lot to see in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Here are the Top 10 American landmarks or national parks I’ve been to so far:
- Mt. Rushmore
- Grand Canyon
- Yellowstone Park/Old Faithful
- Top of Pike’s Peak
- Olympic National Park
- Niagara Falls
- The Statue of Liberty
- The National Mall (monuments) including Capitol, White House, Library of Congress and several Smithsonian museums.
- Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
Some other cool places or sights I’ve seen include Joshua Tree National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and Sonoma/Napa wine areas, orcas in the San Juan Islands, Chincoteague/Assateague islands and the outerbanks of North Carolina, Sunrise at Haleakala National Park (volcano) in Maui, the bluebonnets blooming in Texas, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Forest, and Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Of course all of these places represent an adventure with stories all their own — I’ll get to those some other time. 🙂
Places I’d still like to explore some day: the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and Alaska/glaciers/Denali.
Which American landmark is your favorite, and what’s still on your list?