Why We Love It: One factor about historical neighborhoods is that they create a unique beauty because of their architectural designs. This is exactly the case for New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter.
Not only will you find gorgeous green courtyards, but you will also run into some of the most amazing cast-iron balconies. It’s definitely a place for you to tour, and the best part, you can visit it any time of year and always see the beauty.
Why We Love It: Traveling to Michigan means you don’t need to go to any other state to see one of America’s most beautiful islands. It’s one of the most perfect spots for a getaway because no cars are allowed on this tiny island. Yes, it is full of tourists, especially in the summer.
However, the population of this island is under 500, at least according to the 2010 census. However, in the summer months, it’s well-known to hold thousands of people at once. Most travelers vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to sight-see things like Tahquamenon Falls, and then stay on the island for a couple of days as well.
Why We Love It: There are many special highways in the United States, but none of them has the gorgeous scenic stretch of road of Blue Ridge Parkway. Located in Virginia and North Carolina, this beautiful national parkway goes through the Appalachian Mountains.
It consists of about 469 miles and links the Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Even though you might not think of a highway as an area of beauty, this is still one that needs to make it on your destination list.
Why We Love It: When people think of Montana, they usually think of cowboys, horses, and beautiful landscapes. One of the biggest reasons for this is the Glacier National Park, which makes the list of rugged landscapes like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite.
But one of the best features of Glacier National Park is that you can get all the iconic scenery with fewer people than you’ll meet at the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Come check out one of America’s most beautiful landscapes by spending a few days here.
Why We Love It: Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in America, and one reason for this is because it is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. While you might feel the sand dunes are tiny compared to the mountains, they are anything but small.
In fact, the Great Sand Dunes are the most giant sand dunes in the United States. Of course, you’ll be able to check out all the beautiful scenes in the National Park while you’re here, so remember to take your time.
Why We Love It: Texas is home to many beautiful scenes, especially the Hamilton Pool, which is also known to show different colors within the waters if you look closely and during certain times of the day. However, this isn’t even the most fascinating part of the pool.
What’s really interesting is the history of how the Hamilton Pool came to be. The story goes that it developed after an underground river collapsed thousands of years ago. If you want to see this historical landmark yourself, simply head 30 miles west of Austin.
Why We Love It: South Carolina is not the only state where you can find a beautiful lighthouse. You can also travel north and head to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina. One reason this building makes the list is that it’s the tallest brick lighthouse in the world.
That’s right. We’re not just talking about the United States now – we’re talking about the world. This makes it a must-see on this list! Another reason is its unique black and white spiral feature. You definitely can’t skip this place.
Why We Love It: If you love history, you’ll want to make sure you mark Harpers Ferry in West Virginia down on your destination list – and then book your tickets to go. This city is known as the most beautiful historic town in the United States.
In fact, this town has shown its beauty for centuries. Back in the late 1700s, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson visited the city and stated that “perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature” was where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet.