Beauty can be found in everything, that’s why it is perceived differently. If one gets his head spinning off from the view of a city at night, another one enjoys the serene nature landscapes. Beauty can’t be ranked, but we managed to compile a list of the 15 most incredible spots in the U.S. in no particular order.
Location: Texas Hill Country, Texas
Visit the Texas Hill Country across the entire Spring season to capture the magnificence of the blooming nature. Generally, bluebonnets are charming the visitors the most and are usually blooming throughout April. You will be able to witness an abundance of wildflower blooming whose colors are so diverse that your eyes won’t have enough time to comprehend it. Take a road trip to this wonderful place and have a unique experience.
The Angel Oak Tree in South Carolina
Location: Johns Island, South Carolina
The Angel Oak Tree is one of America's most beautiful trees. Though you’d be thinking it took the name after its angelic beauty, the old oak is called after the place it is growing in, and particularly, the former estate of Justus Angel and his wife. It’s been growing and developing more than 400 years to reach a height of 65 feet.
Location: Port Austin, Michigan
Formed as the result of thousands of years of being washed away by the lake’s waters, the Turnip Rock developed to be a signature attraction for tourists in this region. It can be visited only by the water as the nearby land is private. You can discover this incredible place if you take two miles north-east from Port Austin. Though on the island there is not much to be seen, besides 20-feet trees and some squirrels, the picturesque view of the location is worth the visit.
Location: Oneonta Gorge, Oregon
If you like hiking, we have to recommend visiting Oneonta Gorge in Oregon. If you like observing the greenery, then we have to recommend this place even more! The plenitude of green shades will absolutely satisfy your eyesight if green is your favorite color.
Location: Badlands National Park, South Dakota
You might not even think about badlands as something attractive, but this place is incredible. The scenery from some specific spots in the area is absolutely breathtaking. Such geological forms as canyons, spires, and prairies found in this national park can diversify your leisure time, and serve as an excellent opportunity for a weekend getaway.
Location: Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
If you come to the place from the direction of the Mississippi River, you will be greeted by 28 glorious, 300-year-old oak trees. The antique house of the Greek Revival architecture is an absolute treasure among other national landmarks. By visiting it, you get to see the unique decor of the manor that dates back to 1837 and many other beauties that can be discovered on its grounds.
Location: Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
One of the most beautiful sites located in the U.S. is the Grand Prismatic Spring. Catching a beautiful view from above by flying a drone, or passing by the spring is equally incredible. The name derives from the gradient of bright orange color that fades to an intensive blue.
Location: Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
The glaciers themselves are an incredible sight, but the caves that lay underneath them are worth of the difficult access to them. The caverns are partially covered in ice, so you need to make up your mind fast if you want to visit this beautiful spot as the climate change is already impacting on it, and is melting down the ice.
Location: Key West, Florida
If you want to see one of the most crystal clear water in the U.S., head to Dry Tortugas islands near Key West. The National Park is the home to Fort Jefferson, a massive coastal fortress, whose brick walls are washed by the most crystalline waters. That already makes two major opportunities to visit the islands.
Location: Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Divided into the Upper and Lower sections named The Crack and the Corkscrew, respectively, the canyon is one of the most beautiful vacation spots for many tourists, thanks to its marvelous scenery. A large number of guided tours take place during the year, so you may be one of those tourists that chose to get up close with the stunning sandstone formations.
Location: Hamilton Pool, Texas
The most remarkable place for swimming is the Hamilton Pool Preserve. A former underground river whose dome collapsed due to water erosion thousands of years ago, the Hamilton Pool displays incredible jade green water. You may think twice before entering it as the water is only 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but you definitely can admire the 50-foot (15 m) waterfall flowing directly into the pool.
Location: Death Valley National Park, California
Not only in America, but also in the entire world, Death Valley is considered one of the hottest places. Though it is a hot, dry, and low spot, it is one of the scenic places you won’t want missing from your list of vacation destinations. If you have the opportunity to visit it, go to the Zabriskie Point to watch an absolutely charming sunset.
Location: Florida Keys, Florida
If you have the opportunity to visit Florida, one thing you definitely need to do is to go to admire the beauty of the coastline. Crystalline water, colorful coral reefs, and thin white sands make the Florida Keys, one of the most beautiful places to go on vacation.
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Located on the confluence of the rivers Potomac and Shenandoah, and crossed by two railroad bridges, this historic site makes one of the most beautiful towns in the country. If you visit the town, take a look at Harpers Ferry Historic District and especially at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, which is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Mackinac Island, Michigan
Despite the small size, Mackinac Island is one of the incredibly beautiful islands of America. Fresh air and perfect sightseeings are a guarantee as no cars are allowed on the island. Besides that, it is a resort area that welcomes tourists all year around.
We completed the top 15 most beautiful places in America and other incredible attractions, but it is only you who decides which is the most outstanding one. And perhaps, we have suggested some destinations for your future vacations or weekend getaways.
Last Updated on October 25, 2019.