1) Maroon Bells
The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak, and North Maroon Peak, separated by about half a kilometer (0.3 miles).
The mountains are on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 19 kilometers (12 mi) southwest of Aspen. It is composed of Maroon Formation mudstone. The peaks are located in the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness of White River National Forest.
It surrounds the most popular Maroon Bells Scenic Area. The Maroon Bells scenic area features several hiking trails. Maroon Peak, at 4,317 meters (14,163 ft), is the 27th highest peak in Colorado. North Maroon Peak, at 4,273 meters (14,019 ft) is the 50th highest. It is one of the most photographed locations in the United States.
2) Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen State Park is in the village of Watkins Glen, south of Seneca Lake in Schuyler County in New York’s Finger Lakes region.
The park was first managed by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Since 1924, it has been managed by the Finger Lakes Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Rocks are sedimentary of the Devonian age, part of a dissected plateau that was uplifted with little faulting or distortion.
They consist mostly of soft shales, with some layers of harder sandstone and limestone. During the Pleistocene era, lots of areas were covered by ice during the maximum extent of glacial ice in the north polar area. The movement of glaciers from the Laurentide and Wisconsin ice sheets shaped the Finger Lakes region.
3) Crater Lake
Crater Lake is a volcanic crater lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. It is the deepest lake in the United States.
Crater Lake features two small islands “Wizard Island” and “Phantom Ship”. The lake and surrounding park areas offer many activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and snowshoeing. Crater Lake features a subalpine climate. The lake has relatively high levels of dissolved salts, total alkalinity, and conductivity.
The average pH has generally ranged between 7 and 8. Crater Lake can be reached from U.S. Route 97 on the east, on the southwest by Highway 62, and on the northwest by Highway 138. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the United States.
4) Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. It is an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. Savannah is the fifth-largest city in Georgia.
The city attracts millions of visitors to its parks, cobblestone streets, and notable historic buildings. During the 1996 Summer Olympics hosted by Atlanta, Savannah held sailing competitions in the nearby Wassaw Sound. Savannah’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, its 22 parklike squares, and the Savannah Victorian Historic District, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.
Savannah’s climate is classified as humid subtropical. It is beautiful coastal landscapes, well-preserved architecture, and a rich, vibrant history. Savannah is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the United States.
Kauai is geologically the second-oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. This island is the site of Waimea Canyon State Park and the Na Pali Coast State Park.
It is the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires, and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Kauai is known for its natural beauty and its dramatic beautiful sites. Tourists can find gorgeous mountains, white sand beaches, and waterfalls.
Its highest peak is Kawaikini, at 5,243 ft (1,598 m). It is the 21st largest island in the United States. In 1778, Captain “James Cook” arrived at Waimea Bay, the first European known to have reached the Hawaiian island.
6) Big Sur, California
Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the Central Coast of California between Carmel and San Simeon, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.
It is among the top tourist destinations in the United States. The majority of the interior region is part of the Los Padres National Forest, Ventana Wilderness, Silver Peak Wilderness, or Fort Hunter Liggett. Big Sur is renowned worldwide for its natural features and relatively pristine scenery.
The popular newspaper “The New York Times” wrote that it is one of the most stunning meetings of land and sea in the world. Big Sur typically enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, with a sunny, dry summer and cool wet winter. It is also home to some of the healthiest stands of the live valley and blue oaks.
7) Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places in California.
It is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find grand meadows, deep valleys, ancient giant sequoias, and a vast wilderness area. Yosemite National Park contains a unique assemblage of massive granite domes and glacial features, which resulted from a rich geologic history.
Yosemite has a Mediterranean climate. The natural beauty of Yosemite is so incredible that it feels like heaven. Cycling is popular for enjoying the scenery of Yosemite National Park. Apart from this, it has hiking trails that meander through lush meadows, trails that cross over rivers, and trails that ascend to mountaintop vistas.
8) Monument Rocks, Kansas
Monument Rocks, Kansas is also known by the name “Chalk Pyramids”. It is a series of large chalk formations in Gove County, Kansas, rich in fossils.
It was the first landmark in Kansas chosen by the US Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. The chalk formations reach a height of up to 70 ft (21 m) and include formations such as buttes and arches. It is estimated that it is formed 80 million years ago. It has also been named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Monument Rocks, Kansas is one of the most visited destinations by tourists. It has been loved by lots of people.
9) Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is an American national park located along the mid-section of the Maine coast, southwest of Bar Harbor.
It has about half of Mount Desert Island, the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula, part of the Isle au Haut, and portions of 16 smaller outlying islands. The island has a high level of biodiversity, a rich cultural heritage, clean air and water, and an abundance of habitats.
The park contains the tallest mountain on the Atlantic Coast of the United States (Cadillac Mountain), exposed granite domes, glacial erratics, U-shaped valleys, and cobble beaches. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. The region is characterized by a large seasonal variation in temperature with warm to hot summers that are often humid, and cold to severely cold winters.
10) Big Bend National Park, Texas
Big Bend National Park is an American national park located in West Texas, bordering Mexico.
The park protects more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals. The park’s Chisos Mountains are sky islands surrounded by desert. The Chisos Mountains are the only mountain range in the United States to be fully contained within the boundary of a national park. Its primary attraction is its hiking and backpacking trails.
The park was designated an international dark-sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2012. Thousands of stars, bright planets, and the Milky Way are visible on clear nights. The hot springs were the first major tourist attraction in the Big Bend area before the national park was established.