100 Places You Need to Visit Before You Die. United States Travel
Do you have a bucket list? I’ve had several in my life, a life experience bucket list a career bucket list, and a travel bucket list. With this list, I hope to spark some interest in some of these places we’re coming out of the pandemic and this summer might be a great time to go see some things as you saw in the title.
How many places you’ve actually been to or visited then in the comment section let us know what your final count was have you seen 10 of them have you seen four of them have you seen 50 of them.
Let us know and maybe even include what one was your favorite, so let’s get going with 100 places in the united states you should see before you die
Sequoia in Kings Canyon National Parks in California the sequoia national park is America’s second oldest national park and was established on September 25th 1890. King’s canyon was established in 1940 the two parks are side by side east of Fresno
The Grand Canyon
It’s a majestic 277-mile long canyon with the colorado river flowing right through the center of it
National Monument in Wyoming, this stands 1267 feet tall and it’s located in the northwest corner of the black hills it’s actually declared a monument by Teddy Roosevelt
Pearl Harbor’s National Memorial
Pearl Harbor’s National Memorial in Hawaii, everybody knows America was attacked by the Japanese during world war ii and it was one of the worst attacks this nation has ever seen you could still see oil oozing from the engine rooms of the sunken ships
The San Diego Zoo
It is home to 3700 animals and more than 650 species. I’ve been here like four times in my life it’s a great zoo.
The International Spy Museum
Washington dc, it is exactly what it’s called a spy museum very interesting
it’s colonial capital of Virginia and internationally known for its restoration activities and recreations of 18th century America
Rock and Roll hall
The rock and roll hall of fame museum in Cleveland will be there this summer this place opened on September 2nd, 1995.
Biscayne national park, Florida
this is one of the least crowded sites managed by the national park service it covers a total of 172 000 acres and 95 of the park is underwater
Yellowstone national park, Wyoming
This is one of our best national parks been here two or three times in my life. You kind of just drove through but two times I actually visited it’s amazing to go there see the geyser see the buffalo your life will never be the same.
Winchester mystery house
The Winchester mystery house san Jose California, this is a weird place it’s worth reading about but it’s better to go see.
The wright brothers national memorial, North Carolina
This is a monument dedicated to the Wright brothers and their first flight everyone thinks it was a kitty hawk it was actually down the road a bit at kill devils hill, not kitty hawk. This is the first federal park to have a permanent public structure the monument was built in 1932.
The Plymouth plantation, Massachusetts
This is where those first band of English people showed up they called themselves pilgrims and they showed up on the mayflower and they landed at Plymouth rock.
Niagara Falls, New York
More than eight million visitors explore Niagara falls annually, a lot of people think this is just one big fall and when you get there you finally realize that it’s actually three waterfalls.
Niagara falls just kind of refers to the whole area there are Bridalveil falls, Horseshoe falls, and American falls.
Thomas Edison’s national historical park, New Jersey
The area includes dozens of buildings that supported Edison’s research into electricity photography motion pictures chemistry and other things.
This is the oldest park in the US existing since 1634. in the colonial days, it was actually a cow pasture and a British encampment for a while but it didn’t start becoming a park till the 1830s when an iron fence was put up around it.
Mauna kea, Hawaii
Mauna kea is the best astronomical observation facility on earth. The observatory is used for scientific research and it’s the largest facility of its kind, it’s one of six volcanoes that form the hawaiian islands and it’s the tallest mountain on earth.
It’s actually 3600 feet taller than Mount Everest but much of it’s underwater it’s also about a million years old and the last time it erupted was probably around five to six thousand years ago it’s considered dormant now.
Hollywood, California is an illusion it has the reputation it has an aura and has a mystique. That’s hard to find these days but it’s still there you have the famous Hollywood sign which kind of brings a lot of people in you’ve got the Hollywood walk of fame things like that.
There’s just a lot of nonsense that goes on around it but if you actually study and learn where you want to go see things in Hollywood famous mansions things like that it’s very interesting and it’s really a good time just stay out of the tourist stuff
This is one of the cities you need to visit at least one time in your life there’s this vibe you get in Nashville that is very unique Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 songs at RCA’s studio.
There’s still a string of Christmas lights on display that were hung when Elvis couldn’t get into the spirit to record a Christmas album apparently they were trying to record it like august and you know no one’s really got the Christmas feel in august.
The statue of liberty and Ellis island New York harbor
the statue of liberty was gifted to the u.s by France in 1886 and it’s 83 meters tall the same man that built the Eiffel tower built the structure his name was Gustav Eiffel and it is one of the most photographed statues on the planet.
The Brooklyn bridge
Not too far away from the statue of liberty, you have the Brooklyn bridge. This is iconic it was officially opened on May 24th 1883.
The Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge and the first things to cross it were roosters they sent them across to make sure it was okay I don’t think roosters were the best plan maybe some cows or horses or something like that they’re a little heavier but they sent roosters.
Staying in New York the met the metropolitan museum of art in New York City, this opened on april 13 1870, and it’s amazing there’s a lot of history in this building the museum is the home to the world’s oldest surviving piano dating back to 1720. even if it’s not your type of thing definitely go by and see this.
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
If you’ve never seen this thing in person I would suggest it is amazing it was completed in 1937 and it’s 1.7 miles long originally it was supposed to be painted blue with yellow stripes to increase visibility for ships and things like that.
But when the steel arrived it was kind of this burnt red color from the primer and the architects decided that color was fine and they just kind of stuck with it in 1937 it cost 50 cents each weight across the bridge roughly the equivalent of about 18 bucks today.
It took over 30 years to remove the lead-based paint from the bridge yeah so back when they realized lead paint was really bad they had to strip the bridge and it took 30 freaking years.
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
This facility’s primary function is NASA’s base of operation when it comes to rockets and launching things for pre and post-launch.
Most famously it was the launching point for the Apollo moon missions and for the space shuttle most of the time it secondary function is for public education with its exhibits displays and history of space flight and travel
Everglades National Park, Florida
The Everglades National Park is home to one of the largest wetlands in the world. It has plant and animal species not found anywhere else on the planet.
It was established on December 6 1947, and it is home to an exotic population of animals like alligators, manatees, hawksbill, turtles, water max, sends coral snakes, the list goes on there’s a lot of weird stuff going on in the everglades.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
I love this place one of my favorite aquariums it opened on October 20th 1984. The first time It was amazing then and it has done nothing but get better they have a million-gallon open sea exhibit that holds yellowfin, tuna, large green sea turtles, barracuda sharks, and giant ocean sunfish.
Monument valley, Arizona, and Utah
You go see this one you got two states to choose from this place is known for its cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 300 meters about a thousand feet above the valley floor.
This valley’s been in so many movies tv shows and in print, it’s just ridiculous any western from the 1950s seems to have found their way to this it was neat.
Carlsbad Cavern National Park, New Mexico
It covers a total area of 46,000 acres and there are 117 known caves in the park the big room as they call it in Carlsbad is an 8.2-acre cave there are 17 species of bats you could see here.
Canyon De Shea National Monument, Arizona
For around 5000 years people have made their home in these sandstone canyons they’re often referred to as just one Canyon De Shea but there are actually several canyons here.
Families do still live here that’s why access is limited and visitors are required to have a guided tour in most areas of this national monument it’s very interesting.
Mount Rushmore national monument south Dakota
Mount Rushmore isn’t the only thing to see in South Dakota but it is by far the most popular. Mount Rushmore was named after New York attorney Charles e Rushmore who had visited the area in 1885.
While on the visit he asked to guide what the name of the peak was the guides well we don’t have a name for it it’s just an unnamed peak so they named it Rushmore after him.
He later donated five thousand dollars to help get the mount Rushmore project started ninety percent of the carvings were actually done by dynamite it wasn’t like a guy out there with a hammer and chisel.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
This one is amazing to see it’s one of those places if you just sit there and look at it for a while you’ll just I don’t know it’s just it’s a weird feeling looking at this thing. If you know the backstory to it and how it was created it’s even more amazing.
First of all, it’s the deepest lake in America it’s actually 1943 feet deep the lake’s water comes directly from snow or rain whichever happens which we get a lot here in Oregon and there are no inlets for the lake there’s no like little creeks going to it or anything like that.
This is a mountain that had its top blown off in a volcanic eruption the story begins with the volcanic eruption it was so serious that scientists estimate it was 42 times more powerful than the Mount Saint Helens eruption in 1980 but so it turned this uh giant mountain into pretty much a cup and water and snow just accumulate in this cup and we have a lake.
A Mississippi River Cruise
The Mississippi river is long enough for you to take a cruise on it’s actually the third-longest river in the world at 2 350 miles. The cruise industry has broken this off into three sections each section takes about a week to cruise or you can knock them all out in one big three-week trip and it’s worth it.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Mackinac Island is a summer resort island in lake Huron it’s right between the upper peninsula and lower peninsula of Michigan. This is a great place to visit in the summer winters can be sketchy at best it gets pretty cold there.
The Corn Palace, South Dakota
Yeah that’s a real thing the Corn Palace I don’t get the attraction I mean it holds big dances proms graduations things like that meeting whatever stage shows it’s just kind of strange but a lot of people really like this place they go to it.
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg is the most famous battle of the civil war thousands of union and confederate soldiers clashed on some really hot July days in 1863.
The park includes over 6 000 acres of land 1300 monuments 400 cannons and 140 historic buildings everyone knows about Gettysburg and if you’re a history buff you already know this is one of the must-see places on your history bucket list.
Martin Luther king’s National Historical Park, Atlanta
This is the hometown of the late martin Luther king, the 10 block area around auburn avenue is one of the city’s most visited sites showing where he was born lived worked and the church where his father grandfather and he were all ministers.
Black Heritage Trail, Boston
Usually whenever you hear anything about black heritage trails or anti-slavery movements it has something to do with the south you know the underground railroad something like that but Boston had an anti-slavery movement that was very important to this country.
Puako Petroglyph Archeological Preserve, Hawaii
This one’s on the big island and it’s pretty impressive they have over 3000 ancient petroglyphs that are carved into the lava rock the true meaning behind all these carvings is unknown but generally, it’s believed that they were to announce the birth of someone important whenever they carved a new petroglyph in these lava rocks.
Coney Island, New York city
Coney Island started off as a seaside resort in 1824 at some point it started to turn into an amusement park but not just one amusement park there are people that own different parts of it and it’s just this big thing anyway it’s home to the famous Cyclone roller coaster and it’s been in too many movies to count.
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia pays homage to the city’s native son benjamin franklin one of the greatest Americans of all time it was first opened in 1824
The Alamo, San Antonio
Everybody knows but in case you don’t The Alamo was the site of the battle that took place during texas’s bid for independence from Mexico.
All defenders were killed but within six weeks Santa anna president of Mexico was captured and he basically signed over to texas to save his own life the original alamo was actually burned to the ground in April of 1836 but was rebuilt in 1854.
Victoria Clipper Ship, Seattle
You can ride this high-speed catamaran from Seattle to victoria British Columbia in three hours it’s obviously because the pandemic been docked for a couple months now but it’s a pretty fun trip actually any ferry you get in the Seattle you know Puget sound area is a good trip
The national air and space museum, Washington DC
This is the world’s largest aviation and space museum it is also the most visited museum in the country with more than 8 million visitors every single year it was opened on July 1, 1976. You could see the Enola gay bomber who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima also Charles Lindbergh’s spirit of st Louis and the Wright brothers flyer.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona beach runs for 23 miles on the Florida coast it is known as the world center for racing and it’s also known as the world’s most famous beach since the 1920s they used to actually race NASCAR on the beach this was way back in the day but they still did it cars are still loud on the beach but it’s pretty slow you got to go like walking speed almost.
Alaska marine highway
This is basically a ferry system that currently extends across like 34 3 500 miles of scenic coastline and it connects 30 different communities it started 1948 through 1962 they kept adding things onto it.
Dinosaur valley Texas
This opened up in 1972 in 1909 George Adams the young man found strange three-toed tracks in the limestone bed of a river turns out these were dinosaur tracks left in the mud well the mud turned to rock and now you got these really cool footprints all over the place it’s actually quite impressive.
Lincoln Heritage trail, Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln lived in Kentucky for the first seven years of his life and this is kind of stuck with the state for some time now on display is a replica of the tiny cabin where he was born among other things.
The Kentucky derby
Everybody knows what the Kentucky Derby is and it’s quite a party the race is nice too but most people go for the party the fastest winner was secretariat in 1973.
Fort Worth Stockyards
The fort worth stockyards texas everybody knows where fort worth is it’s just west of Dallas, it’s part of the Dallas metro area fort worth became a boom town in the 1890s because it had the southwest’s biggest livestock market because of this it also got the nickname cow town
White mountain national forest, New Hampshire
And it’s also in Maine this is one of the most beautiful forests this country has to offer, I mean Maine and New Hampshire.
They just got beautiful landscapes this area was heavily logged back in the 1800s and they’ve made a recovery since then it was established in 1914 when they acquired 7000 acres for thirteen dollars. Today it has an area of almost eight hundred thousand acres in New Hampshire and western Maine.
Ash teak island, Maryland
This island is best known for its herd of wild horses its pristine beaches, it’s got a really cool lighthouse, it’s a 37-mile-long barrier island located on the eastern coast of the Delmarva peninsula facing the Atlantic ocean.
The island was originally going to be made into a private resort in the 1960s but it all came to a screeching halt when the locals were a little angry about this the people kind of shot this idea down.
The orchard house, Concord Massachusetts
This is a very interesting place this is the home of Louisa may Alcott she wrote the 1868 classic novel little women she is the first American woman to earn a living as a writer they have open guided tours daily except on a few different holidays and it’s free.
Alabama’s civil rights sites
They have numerous historic sites throughout Alabama paying tribute to the brave men and women who have fought for civil rights it’s a big part of American history and it’s something you should probably see.
Cahokia mounds, Illinois
These are really interesting i first saw these on a e with some show called ancient mysteries with Leonard Nimoy, these are earthen mounds built by a civilization that they figured disappeared a couple hundred years before Columbus ever set foot on the united states.
Some of these mounds are just a couple feet high but some of them are as tall as 100 feet the historic site sits across the Mississippi river from St Louis covering about 2 000 acres.
Notre dame stadium, Indiana
Yeah this is where the fighting Irish play and it’s an amazing place to see a college football game I think most people feel this is the most historic football stadium.
It is sure if you’re a college fan from someplace else you’re going to think some other colleges are better but I think most people would consider this to be the best place to see a football game.
Mall of America, Bloomington Minnesota
This has been the largest mall in the country forever it’s not going to be the largest much longer in 2023 it looks like Miami is going to have one that’s going to beat them a little bit and since malls are disappearing this one might be worth a visit.
Mark Twain’s boyhood home and museum Hannibal Missouri
This was the home of Samuel leghorn Clemons better known as the author mark twain but he lived here from 1844 to 1853.
The hoover dam, Arizona and Nevada
It’s right there on the border this one i’ve been to and the day we were going there i was like why are we going to see it damn this sounds stupid and i got there i was impressed it’s not the largest thing i’ve ever seen but it’s just kind of strange.
Being in this valley and how tall it is and it’s just it looks like this big perfectly smooth slab of cement from the outside very interesting and the history of the place is incredible.
Cedar point amusement park, Sandusky Ohio
Self-proclaimed roller coaster capital of the world this is a must-visit for roller coaster enthusiasts if you’re a roller coaster enthusiast and a hardcore one you’ve been here already.
But if you like roller coasters this is a good one when it was first opened it was just a public bathing beach and it’s also a little haunted they say there’s a ghost that lingers around the carousel.
Apostle islands national lakeshore, Wisconsin
This is a group of 21 islands and a 12-mile stretch of coast on the mainland it has more lighthouses than any other site in the national park system with nine historic lighthouses on six different islands visitors can hike paddle boat it’s got a lot of really cool stuff to do here it’s one of those places you go on a nice summer day.
The art institute, Chicago
The art institute of Chicago was founded in 1879 and it is still going the museum contains more than 300 thousand works of art
Wrigley field, Chicago
Yeah staying in Chicago Wrigley field, this is where the cubs play it is known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall giant chewing gum businessman William Wrigley jr bought the cubs in 1921 it was named cubs park from 1920 to 1926 before renaming it to Wrigley field 1927. if you want to see a baseball game this is one of the best places to do it.
American museum of natural history, New York city
This is one of the best museums this country has to offer probably is the best it opened in 1869 it used to be located in central park when the first exhibits opened in 1871. this is an interesting fact about it in 1964 more than four hundred thousand worth the jewels were stolen from the museum.
Independence national historical park, Philadelphia
This is where the constitution was debated and written out and it was also signed here the park represents the founding ideals of this nation it’s also got the liberty bell so that’s something neat to see.
Alcatraz island, San Francisco California
Everybody knows about Alcatraz and they’ve had some movies about escapes they had here it first opened its doors on August 11, 1934 this was also when the first prisoners showed up.
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC
This is a newer museum it was only opened in 1989 it houses permanent and temporary exhibits that showcase the diverse heritage and history of the north and south American Indians, this museum is the largest of its kind in the world.
Newport Rhode island
In 1657 Newport Rhode island operated the first ferry service in the nation this is an old colonial place and it has more colonial homes in use than any other location in the u.s and yes it is in Rhode Island.
Most people seem to think that the only city or town or anything they have in Rhode island is providence there’s more to this state than just providence.
Denali national park, Alaska
Denali is amazing it became a national park on February 26 1917. and it’s basically centered around mount Mckinley actually it’s native Alaskan name is Denali which Denali nashport you get it.
Yosemite national park, California
Just an all-round beautiful place like half dome is there you have Yosemite village which is kind of neat to see then you have Yosemite falls which is really an impressive waterfall it’s the highest waterfall in North America and the fifth highest in the world.
Acadia national park, Maine
So this is a national park that nobody ever really talks about i’ve been here it’s kind of cool i mean it’s not up there with Yellowstone or Yosemite but it is definitely a nice place to visit Acadia is the fifth smallest national park in the united states.
The rocky mountain national park, Colorado
If you’ve never seen the rocky mountains this is a good place to start seeing them. The rocky mountains have an average altitude of 8000 feet the mountain range stretches over 3000 miles and covers six different states.
The Wave, Arizona
The wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona near its northern border with Utah. The wave is so well known amongst hikers and photographers that they actually have to limit the amount of people that go there.
They have a daily lottery system used to dispense only 10 next-day permits in person and 10 online permits so basically 20 people a day get to go check this out with a guide.
The Iowa state fair
The very first Iowa state fair was held in Fairfield Iowa between October 15 and 17 and 1854, it’s the single largest event in the state of Iowa they get a million people a year from all over the world to come see this fair Iowa of all places.
If you watch this channel long enough you know that i always say go visit New Orleans stay in the french quarter be careful and don’t go too far out it’s a pretty dangerous city.
The french quarter is definitely something you want to see in New Orleans. In general, it’s a nice place to see just be aware of where you’re going New Orleans was founded in 1718 and the first community was nothing more than a trading camp on the curving east bank of the mississippi river.
Salem is famous for burning locals when they thought they were witches back in 1692 this was a big thing as a kid i was scared about it to watch too many movies about this but the burning didn’t stop there the actual entire city was burnt in 1914.
Glacier National Park, Montana
This park was established in 1910, Glacier national park covers over one million acres currently it’s home to 26 glaciers but the numbers are shrinking down from 150 in 1850.
They’ve only had 10 bear attacks in the history of the park oddly enough two occurred on the same night miles apart both victims were 19 year old females that was 54 years ago.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Of course you have to visit Las Vegas Nevada at least once in your life it’s known for its gambling and its shows and all that but these days it has so much more to do than just gamble and drink there’s a lot of great shows a lot of activities to do there it’s a fun town.
The Columbia river gorge, Oregon
The Columbia river gorge was created about 40 or 60 million years ago the Columbia river is the largest river in the pacific northwest and the seventh largest in north America.
The river flows from british Columbia through the state of Washington forming much of the border between Washington and Oregon before it finally gets to the pacific ocean near Astoria Oregon.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
There’s not a lot of things to see in New Jersey not a lot of reasons to go to New Jersey but Atlantic city is worth seeing they’ve got a great boardwalk and the world’s largest musical instrument it’s a massive pipe organ with over 33 000 pipes inside it.
Seattle’s Gum wall
People have been sticking gum on this wall since the early 1990s it’s about 50 feet long and it’s just covered with gum.
They tried to clean it in 2015 they ended up removing 2 350 pounds of gum and it took them over 100 hours to clean it and they just started right back up after it was finished it’s located right outside the main entrance of Pike Place market I was just there like two weeks ago it kind of smells.
The Fremont Troll, Seattle Washington
Yep we’re staying in Seattle, the troll was created in 1989 and it’s this like sculpture underneath a bridge looks like a troll. They kind of had this art competition to revitalize the underneath of the bridge because it was just a dumping ground for everyone’s trash.
And people sold drugs there so they did this it’s kind of nice now tourists go there ever since the bridge was built in 1932 and the sculpture was inspired by the folklore billy goats gruff it’s kind of weird when you see it though.
The Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are estimated to be around 300 million years old would make them one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth. The mountains are officially entitled the salamander capital of the world.
They have a lot of salamanders there in case the salamander capital of the world didn’t tip you off the great smoky mountains are beautiful. I would suggest anyone in the Tennessee area just go see them there’s about a thousand miles of trails in the park for hiking and mountain biking.
Orca island, Washington
This is located in the northwest corner of Washington state in the puget sound the island’s got a population of just a little over 5000 people and it’s only 57 square miles.
Their orca here all the time you can see them but if you really want to see orca out in the waters off orca island go-between May and October during the salmon run you can see all the orca you want and this is worth it.
Disney World, Orlando Florida
Who hasn’t wanted to or been to Disney world or Disneyland, I grew up near Disneyland in southern California and Walt Disney world in Orlando is so much bigger it was opened on October 1st 1971 with just one park.
The magic kingdom now they’ve got all kinds of animal parks and everything else like that this is like one of those once in a lifetime trips you got to take your kids on when they’re you know under the age of 17 and they can actually enjoy it.
The puget sound Washington
Now we’re looking at the whole puget sound not just orca island or seattle this area is mostly cold and wet which means it’s also green and beautiful it’s one of my favorite places to go up near seattle just anywhere around seattle I love it up there.
Highway 101, Oregon California and Washington
This is the greatest road trip in the country I think in the early 20th century it was almost impossible to travel along the Oregon coast unless you had a boat because many of the small towns weren’t connected they had no bridges.
You had to go inland and then come back and it was just a nightmare the highway was created after world war one when oregon voters approved the construction of bridges and roads all up the coast california did the same thing.
Arches National Park, Utah
More than 2 000 natural stone arches can be found in this park from a distance they sort of look fake like someone came in to make a sci-fi movie like star trek and just kind of left them there.
The natural formations are a result of temperature changes sweltering heat to freezing to thawing rain snow they’ve shaped these for thousands of years the tallest arch is the south arch of the double arch which is 144 feet.
Taoist Pueblo, New Mexico
These adobes were built with mud and straw-like all adobes are and they have sheltered native Americans for nearly a thousand years the Taoist pueblo today appears pretty much like it did when the Spanish explorers arrived in 1540. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in north america.
Millennium Park, Chicago Illinois
Millennium park is pretty much in the center of everything in Chicago it’s not like the center of it but near the loop where everything is going on.
It opened on july 16 2004 it’s a 24-acre park that replaced which was a just a desolate area of railroad tracks parking lots and homeless people and everything else like that it went 340 million dollars over the original budget and it’s where they got that big silver bean that chrome whatever shiny bean check that out if you’re ever in Chicago.
Grand Central Terminal, New York
Grand central is one of the world’s largest busiest and my favorite train terminal this place is chandeliers marble floors marble walls. It opened back on February 2nd 1913 back when they made beautiful buildings worth keeping for a hundred years they don’t make them like that anymore.
As you walk in there’s a massive golden clock that’s estimated to be worth about 20 million dollars you can take private tours where they’ll tell you all the secrets and show you like hidden staircases and underground rooms all kinds of cool stuff like that.
Portland Headlight, Portland Maine
This is probably the most iconic lighthouse we have here in the United States, it’s photographed all the time and if you ever pick up a postcard from new England it’s chances are it’s gonna have this lighthouse on it.
George washington actually commissioned this lighthouse in 1790 designed to tower over the light keeper’s quarters in fort Williams park.
Diamond Head State Monument
Most people don’t realize this if they haven’t been to Hawaii but they see the diamond head and they just think it’s like a peninsula it’s actually a crater you see it from the sky almost looks like a crater lake without the water.
There are great views from the top of diamond head the military realized this back in the day and they put a bunch of lookout towers up their bunkers from those military days are still at the top of the diamond head.
You can hike up there it’s only 560 feet above sea level but i will tell you this it is always crowded there always seems to be a whole bunch of people up there so trying to snap a perfect selfie at the top of diamond head might get tricky.
Philadelphia city Hall, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
This city hall doesn’t look like it belongs in the us it looks like very much a like 1600s European building to me it’s just gorgeous it’s the largest city hall in the country in the tallest masonry-bearing building in the world. It’s currently the 16th tallest building in Pennsylvania a lot of history went on in this building and it’s definitely worth a visit.
South Beach Florida
When you think of Miami you think of south beach that’s the beach that’s in all the movies and all the ads it’s gonna be south beach it’s beautiful the art deco it’s amazing.
The people here are beautiful so if you’re a little bit older you might feel out of place hanging out at the beach here but if you’re younger this is a great place to be seen and it’s a beautiful beach too.
Times Square, New York City
Times Square is probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think about New York city. More than 50 million people visit this area every single year it used to be kind of gross back in the 1980s.
It was filmed with like adult theaters and stuff like that but it went through a revitalization in the late 80s early 90s and it’s really nice place to just least see once touristy obviously it’s a neat place to see.
Blue Ridge Parkway. Virginia North Carolina
A lot of people say this is the best road trip in the united states I still think the 101 along the California Oregon Washington coast is the best one but a lot of people say this is the best.
It’s not just the drive either it’s beautiful scenery hiking trails all over the place the entire parkway is 469 miles long and the speed limit is 45 miles an hour it’ll take you 12 hours of driving with no bathroom breaks no traffic no road delays no stop and take pictures 12 hours to complete the whole thing.
Death Valley National Park, California
California has some serious extremes death valley is one of the hottest places on the earth and it actually holds the record for the hottest temperature ever measured. It is 3.4 million acres death valley is also the second largest national park in the united states and it’s got over a thousand miles of roads to explore.
A lot of them are dirt roads but you can explore them i’m not a dessert guy but i’ve been at death valley more times than i can remember and it’s got a certain beauty to it uh just make sure you got a good cell phone on you get stuck down one of these dirt roads and you don’t have the right supplies you will die.
This is the mother of all road trips it starts in Chicago Illinois and stretches all the way to Santa Monica California. At the santa monica pier actually this route is what brought so many people to California back in the 40s 50s and 60s this is how all the wannabe stars got to hollywood back in the day.
There’s a lot of historic and weird things along this route i don’t know if anyone really does the entire thing anymore it just seems like one of those things you’ll do parts of it that’s about it.