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Top 5 US Vacation Destinations

Date Added: December 06, 2010 03:23:29 PM
Although known for its large industrialized cities, the United States is also home to some of the most beautiful natural getaways and vacation destinations in the world. If you're planning a vacation in the U.S. any time soon, you may want to consider the following information about the five best vacation destinations in the United States.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is one of the country's most popular attractions, with 2.5 million visitors from around the world each year. Yellowstone gets much of its beauty from the rugged landscape that has been shaped by seismic and volcanic activity of thousands of year. In fact, a large portion of the park consists of the world's largest 'super volcano', and it is from this massive magnum chamber under the ground that the heat of the park's geysers and hot springs originate.

Denali National Park, Alaska

Alaska is one of the most untouched states in the U.S., with dazzling mountains, extraordinarily seasons and a rich indigenous cultural history. Denali National Park is a winter wonderland located on the Kenai Peninsula, which boasts an incredible landscape of mountains, fjords, lakes, rivers and glaciers. Visitors can kayak on Resurrection Bay, watch dog sled races, and explore areas of the park rich with glaciers and ice fields. There are also an abundance of trails in the park, many of which lead to amazing rivers and scenic destinations.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Maine is blessed with incredibly scenery in the form of a rocky coastline, and abundance of lakes, rivers, mountains, islands, beaches and forests. In fact, during the spring and summer, Maine is one of the most diverse natural climates and habitats in the world. Acadia National Park brings visitors the best of this great state, as well as adding cultural heritage and interesting activities to the vacation. Although not as common as a destination as New York City a few hours to the south, this national park provides an amazing opportunity to relax and enjoy nature.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is easily one of the most majestic landscapes on earth, shaped by millions of years of water erosion from the powerful Colorado River. There are a handful of state parks that are situated along the Grand Canyon, so a long and fulfilling vacation can easily be arranged by reserving a stay at each park during the trip. Along the canyon there are incredible sight-seeing opportunities and activities including kayaking, hiking, bike-riding, bird watching and any other fun nature has to offer.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park offers unmatched natural beauty with an incredible landscape that includes wildflowers, jagged peaks, pristine lakes and rivers, and a plethora of extracurricular activities to enjoy. Hikers and lovers of nature in general will undoubtedly find a stay at this park to be one of their most memorable vacations.