6 Must Visit Natural Attractions in the U.S.

February 13, 2015 Updated: February 13, 2015

The United States is home to a number of natural attractions making it one of the best places to appreciate the beauty of nature. Wherever you go in the country, you will surely find natural scenery that will take your breath away. Even if it is difficult to judge which spot is the best, there are favorite picks which are frequented by many visitors.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Sunset view of the desert and mountains near Phoenix, Arizona via Shutterstock*
Sunset view of the desert and mountains near Phoenix, Arizona via Shutterstock*

Anybody who loves to read literature and watch movies set in the U.S. surely knows the Grand Canyon. Indeed, this happens to be one of the Earth’s most beautiful landscapes. This place is considered to be the best in Arizona and it is among the world’s natural wonders. Millions of visitors spend a bit of time in the canyons to take in the beauty of the scenery. North Rim, a remote spot in the canyon, draws a lot of curious visitors because of its hidden location and the fact that during winters, the place is closed. Walking and hiking are among the 2 things which are really popular in the Grand Canyon as many visitors wish to take in the spot’s charm slowly so that they can bask in the beauty of the place.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park in fall with snow and mountains in background, Colorado via Shutterstock*
Rocky Mountain National Park in fall with snow and mountains in background, Colorado via Shutterstock*

This national park is situated in Colorado’s north central region. The park has a soothing ambiance making it the ideal place for a solemn vacation and there are various kinds of animals. The forest and the mountains pose an awesome view to its visitors. Thousands of tourists from all parts of the world plan to visit this beautiful park because it has various attractions. Animal lovers find this as a haven as it has a rich wildlife. People who are into photography also find this as the perfect spot to capture the natural beauty of the place.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Caribou bull (Rangifer tarandus) and Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska via Shutterstock*
Caribou bull (Rangifer tarandus) and Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska via Shutterstock*

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1872, this park is considered to be one of the world’s largest as well as the first national park in the world. The park’s most popular feature is the Old Faithful Geyser, a geothermal feature which is one of the best attractions in the park. The park is well known for its charm and the wildlife is quite rich. There are also a lot of exciting activities that you can do in the park such as exploring, camping, fishing, hiking and boating.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Florida

This is the first underwater park which is located in the country. The primary attractions in the park are the wonderful coral reefs. The park is very popular for the beauty of its marine life, you will love this place and you should not miss the chance to ride a glass bottom boat that allows you to see everything below. You can also go scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing.

Mt. McKinley, Alaska

While on your trek to discover the natural wonders of the U.S., you should spend a bit of time discovering the magic which awaits you on the summit of the country’s highest peak. Although it is popularly known as McKinley, the mountains are fondly called Denali which means the Great One. The mountain has a north summit as well as a south summit although the one in the south is the tallest with an elevation of 5,934 meters. Hiking and camping are two of the most popular games in the country.

Acadia National Park, Maine

The small islands in the Atlantic coast as the primary attractions in the area and this interest a lot of visitors from various parts of the country and of the world. This is a favourite park in the country as well as the most visited which is not that surprising as it is an awesome place to visit.

This article was written by Margarette L. originally published on www.etravelblog.com. Read the original here.

*Image of sunset view of the desert and mountains near Phoenix, Arizona via Shutterstock*

*Image of Rocky Mountain National Park in fall with snow and mountains in background, Colorado via Shutterstock

*Image of Caribou bull (Rangifer tarandus) and Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska via Shutterstock