Where do you want to spend your next holiday? What’s on your travel list this year?
Maybe you want to explore some of the best holiday destinations in the United States of America.
But do you know that with a vast country like the United States that has so much to see, it’ll be a daunting task to know where to start, especially when planning a trip vacation comes into the fold?
With several world-class cities, historical places, magnificent inventions and natural beauty are what give visitors and tourist variety to choose from.
Choosing the best holiday destination in the US will be a great idea, but your interest is what will determine the location and the site you wish to visit.
However, I will be showing you 12 top holiday destination in the united states. This travel destination is not in other of priority because interest varies based on priority and each holiday destination is unique.
Even if you reside in the states, some of the holiday destinations are worth visiting.
If you’re ready let’s dive in.
This northwest US city is surrounded by water and snow-capped mountains and evergreen forest. The beautiful coastal city is remindful of Vancouver in Canada.
Seattle is the largest city in Washington states. The city is home to two most famous, largest and profitable tech brand in the world. With Microsoft and Amazon headquarters located in the city’s metropolitan area.
Seattle is an amazing vacation spot that attracts families, tourists, scientists, Hollywood and equally a romantic getaway.
Key vacation spots in the city include the emerald city parked with breathtaking attractions like the space needle and pike place market with waterfront which makes the scenery worth visiting.
In Seattle, there’re several destinations for hiking, kayaking, and many other attractive outdoor adventures.
The Seattle waterfront is just behind the waterfront and is home to many amazing things like the Seattle aquarium, the Ye Olde curiosity shop, wings over Washington and Seattle great wheel as well as the Ivar’s spot where you can eat along the waters.
Seattle sees more rain during winter than summer, but generally, the climate is okay and suitable irrespective of the time you visit.
Rocky Mountains of Colorado
One of the popular national parks in the United States is the Rocky Mountain parks of Colorado. Due to the suitable climate and mountain times makes this rocky mountain sees more than 3 million annual visits.
The Rocky Mountains sees major activities in the summer where hiking, rafting, and mountain biking are among the popular activities. In the winter, the mountains turn into another playground for boarders and skiers.
The Colorado resort is among the best in entire North America. Some of the resorts are vail mountain resort, aspen Snowmass, telluride ski resort, beaver creek resort, keystone resort are among the best resort you can visit.
On the edge of the mountain, lies the Mesa Verde National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site and a home to incredible Native American cliff dwelling.
Yosemite national park
Another national treasure and a vacation hot spot are often known by many vacationers as a unique park with a famous landscape and an iconic natural attraction. The famous landscape includes waterfalls to the soaring cliff wall of El Capitan and half dome.
This national park located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is famous for its ancient sequoia trees and vista of towering bridal veil fall which gives a tunnel view.
Yosemite town is where the Yosemite museum and the Ansel Adam gallery are located. You can see restaurants, lodging, shops and local souvenirs you can use and buy when you visit.
China town San Francisco
This town got its name because it was actually a port and point of entry for Chinese immigrants who arrived before the 1850s. even though immigration does not take place anymore, the nickname eventually became the new name.
However, despite located in the United States of America, in San Francisco, the town has grown into a dynamic Chinese center for culture and showcase of Chinese tradition. Thus the town has become the largest Chinese community outside the continent of Asia.
When you visit China town and walk through the gates along the bush streets and the grant avenue, you’ll assume you’ve stepped from San Francisco into China.
In this town, you’ll find Chinese gifts, food products, restaurants offering ready continental Chinese dishes and retailers selling Chinese staples.
Among the financial district in china town are about 20 square blocks of arts, architecture and colorful Chinese décor. Other unique things you’ll come across are the egg tarts at the Golden Gate Bakery, Hang Ah Tea room and the oldest dim sum house in America.
In China town the reality of China is real and you can even forget that you’re on US soil.
Mount Rainer Washington
Another holiday destination which houses one of the deathliest volcanoes the world has known. With spectacular landscape, this mountain is 14, 411 foot-high irrespective of the point you’re standing.
The alpine fields are dotted with colorful wildflowers which makes walking through the alpine field magnificent.
The tips lake is among the best view of the mountain and reflection can be seen in the translucent waters.
Vail village Colorado
When you visit the vail village mountain town you’ll think you’re in the Zermatt in Switzerland. Because it is it replica and the Swiss Alps and that of the vail village look the same.
The artwork, woodwork, charming balconies and detailed doors make the village all beautiful. In the eateries, restaurants and bars, are the alpine cuisine and the rocky mountain offers related Alp-style backdrop.
The winter period attracts more people because is the active time for activities for skiers and sky diving. The summer also is another good season. The activities during summer include hiking and a chance to see wildlife.
Trout fishing is popular in the streams and lakes while at night, live music takes center stage in many of the downtown restaurant’s patios.
The Solvang village is remodeled based to look like a Danish village. When you’re in Solvang, you may think you’re in a Danish town.
This is because the town was founded by a group of Dutch teachers in 1911 sits in Santa Ynez valley in other to pay tribute to a hero of Danish culture called Hans Christian Anderson.
This Danish like the village is a center of attraction and houses shops, office buildings and restaurants all built-in Danish-style architecture and design.
In Solvang, you can find lots of European import goods, art and craft boutiques. Solvang also is known as little Denmark is a place that provides great European cuisines and getting to explore Ynex wine country.
Little Denmark is fun to visit and have a feel of a serene environment with many memories you can cherries for a lifetime.
Napa Valley California
Napa Valley California is known for its endless hills and vineyards. One memorable experience you can always remember in the valley is visiting the Castello di Amorosa winery where you’ll have the feel of 13th-century Tuscan castle built using the medieval techniques.
The castle serves as the winery with a moat, drawbridge and a dungeon with a medieval era iron maiden. The frescoes and knight’s chambers in the great hall are hand-painted with roughly 8000 tons of hand-chiseled Napa Valley stone.
Some of the things used in the castle are imported from Europe like the 500 years old fireplace, chandeliers and hand-forged nails. The castle is a favorite tourist destination for many tourists. The fun part is wine tasting is part of the tour.
Due to its location, many see Kauai in Hawaii as one of the remote vacation spots in the United States. But the Kauai is known for its lush mountain landscape that’s breathtaking and unique.
It’s beauty and awesome shores have attracted a lot of Hollywood directors and producers as a favorable filming location. Hollywood movies that were shot there include Raider of the lost ark, Jurassic park and in 2005 came the movies King kong.
Some of the signature features of Kauai is the amazing soaring cliffs which where all featured in the 1970 television series fantasy land are Na Pali coast, Wailua falls and Waima canyon. The beauty of this island cannot be overemphasized.
At the cascade mountains on the eastern edge of the Washington state is the Leavenworth. This village used to be a Bavarian village until it was turned into a practical or realistic snow globe of Christmas magic during the holidays.
In other to promote tourism, the Bavarian snow globe was turned into a German replica village in 1960. This bold move increases the number of visitors to Leavenworth tremendously.
The popularly is seen in December with Christmas celebrated all month long and a full German tradition in full swing is seen in the village.
The old fashioned Christmas celebration and lighting is still a common characteristic in the community and that’s what attracts many vacationers.
Baltimore estate, Ashville, North Carolina
This Baltimore estate is big and looks like a European style castle. The mansion was originally owned by George Washington Vanderbilt. The castle has its own winery and manicured garden across the 8000-acre estate.
The mansion has 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, bowling alley, library and medieval tapestries. Exploring this castle can take at least two hours of your time.
There’re other beautiful things you can see like the old fashioned toys, petting zoo, garden, farm equipment and of cause the winery.
When touring, you’ll learn the winemaking process and in the end, have a taste of it.
The olympic national park, Washington
The Olympic national park is located in the northwest with one of the magnificent wild coastline with forest stretching to the storm-lashed beaches and the capped mountains.
The landscape is dominated by Sitka, Douglas-firs and hemlocks. This park gives you the real definition of natural beauty and one of the awesome places to visit.
the US offers some of the best holiday destinations that cannot be compared to other destination. However, when deciding for a place to go for a vacation you may consider adding one or more of the location in your bucket list.