The United States has so many wonderful places to visit. From California to the Carolina’s there are many beautiful iconic scenes but these are a few of our favorites. They should definitely be on your bucket list for 2015.
1. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
This wilderness area is located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado and has over 100 miles of trails. The closest city in reach is Aspen and the entire area spans over 181,000 acres.
2. Biltmore Estate
One of the most extravagant places to visit is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. It is family owned and operated and has thrived since the 1800’s. Just as first envisioned, Biltmore is all about home – welcoming and celebrating family and friends, and extending the spirit of Biltmore beyond our 8,000 acres. It was true in 1895, and it remains true today.
3. Glacier National Park
Pictures do not do Glacier National Park justice. It is a gorgeous area in West Glacier, Montana. They have over 700 miles of trails, and is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. It is an experience you will not want to miss.
4. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
In Mendenhall Valley of Juneau stands this 12-mile glacier that is home to some incredibly surreal ice caves. If you follow the West Glacier trail, you can get a chance to see these whimsical ice clouds for yourself.
5. Garvan Woodland Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens is a gorgeous area that began as a residential plot of land and has now become a nonprofit garden that strives to sustain university programs. It is home to many rare flowers, trees, and shrubs, many were planted by the owner. It strives to maintain a gorgeous atmosphere where visitors can experience serenity and a time of reflection.
via: Garvan Gardens
7. Skagit Valley Tulip Fields
Located in Washington state, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the tulip fields between April 1–30 to see these gorgeous flowers in bloom. The festival is designed as a driving tour since there is no one designated “site.”
6. Crooked Lighthouse
For 118 years the Crooked River Lighthouse has stood as a beacon, guiding timber ships as well as local fishermen and oystermen through the treacherous pass between Dog and St. George Islands, along Florida’s Panhandle. It is a gem in Carrabelle, FL full of history and beloved by all who visit.
8. Antelope Canyon
Located near Page, Ariz., this brilliant slot canyon is split into two different sections, commonly referred to as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.” The natural canvas of color and unique structure is an Instgrammer’s dream.
9. French Quarter
Intimate and unique, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon.Do not be fooled by the common interpretation of the French Quarter because it is so much more than anything you could expect.
10. Whitaker Point
In the heart of the Buffalo River country in Arkansas lies this incredible crag, a popular spot for proposals, scenic photographs, and pretty killer views.
11. Dry Tortugas National Park
This isolated island of bliss sits roughly 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by clear waters and an abundance of sea life. The area is only accessible by boat or seaplane, so leave your phone at home and enjoy a day off the grid.
12. St Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo is a world-renown zoo founded in 1910 that has free admission and open every day of the year except Christmas and New Years Day. The St. Louis Zoo is world renown for some of its animal research and conservation efforts, as well as the protection of endangered species.
13. Hamilton Pool
Located just outside of Austin, this natural pool is a popular spot for tourists and residents in the summer. Hamilton Pool was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago.
14. Savannah Georgia
The oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah has a charming personality and fairy tale-like array of Spanish moss trees.
15. Cumberland Island
Picture virgin beaches, windswept dunes, feral horses, wild turkeys, tiny fiddler crabs, beautiful butterflies, skittering armadillos, mossy old oaks, breathtaking sunrises… that’s Cumberland. Most of this unspoiled paradise, the largest of the Sea Islands in terms of continuously exposed land, is national seashore.