Best Places To Go On Vacation In The US

places to go on vacation in the us

Are you planning a vacation in the US? If you don’t know which place to add in your itinerary, then this article might come in handy. In this article we talk about the best places to go on a vacation in the US. Not only that, but we also share what to do in these listed places and get a full feel of the city or area.

From Hawaii to Alaska, from beaches to national parks and from lakes to mountains, the US topography has a lot to offer. The US part of North America consists of some of the best scenic views in the world. The region’s natural topography led to hills being created to sandy, white beaches.

Since the US is a vast area not all vacation spots could be added in this article, but we have provided only the best places for vacation. So here are all the best places to vacation in the US.

Best Places To Go On Vacation In The US

Best Places To Go On Vacation In The US

Here are the best places to go on vacation in the US. From pristine beaches to numerous national parks around the US are filled with numerous scenic views that nature has to offer us. So, if you are planning a vacation to the US, this article will come in handy to create your itinerary.

Honolulu- Oahu

Honolulu- Oahu

Starting with the beaches of Oahu surrounded by urban settlements and pleasant weather throughout the year. This place in Hawaii can be visited any time of the year and you can get as much sun as you need.

Oahu capital city is Honolulu that offers numerous hotels and establishments which you can rent out and spend your time in the city. Lay around the beautiful beaches of Honolulu and soak in the sun and the view.

Start your Oahu trip by visiting Waikiki Beach, a very popular tourist beach in the area. But if you want to visit a secluded beach with little crowd as possible visit the Kalama Park and Waimanalo Bay Beach Park.

Next visit the Honolulu navel sights, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial or the Battleship Missouri Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument.

Visit the historical and cultural site Iolani Palace. If you wish to explore more of Hawaii, then visit the North Shore where you will get the rural taste of Hawaii. Here you will find the clearest blue water and hiking trails.

Experience amazing Hawaii specialties from top restaurants and local eateries on the road. Hawaii cultural events can also be enjoyed if you visit the place at a “Gathering Place,” and enjoy wild nightlife as well.



Maui, yes, the very inspiration of Disney’s Moana movie and the island shown in it. The best place to go on vacation in the US with your family or for your honeymoon is Maui. Maui has some of the best beaches with picturesque views. Maui is a great place to relax away from the crowds of cities.

You can take the helicopter tour over Maui to enjoy some of the scenic views of the island. You can also take the Road to Hana to enjoy the amazing view of the island. Enjoy waterfalls in this region and go windsurfing.  Visit the black sandy beaches of Wai’anapanapa State Park.

You must try the snorkeling tour in the area. Why only sunbathe on the beaches of Maui when you can enjoy the ocean world as well. See green turtles, underwater flora and fauna of the region, corals, and humpback whales watching from a catamaran journey.

Then book a visit to Haleakala National Park that offers the most amazing sunrise from Maui’s highest peak. Next try the Maui cuisines like haupia which is a creamy coconut custard and seafoods.

If you want a mountainous and cooler environment, then visit the Upcountry Maui which has a laid-back atmosphere. If you are looking for an adventurous outing, then hike along the Haleakala Crater or lush trails of Iao Valley State Park or Hana, the bamboo forest.

You can hike or go mountain biking, ATV tours or horseback riding in Maui. You can also play golf on Maui’s world-class gold courses.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

California’s is home to several natural sceneries, one of those scenic natural sceneries can be enjoyed from the Yosemite National Park. This place is known to reconnect one’s soul to nature, making it a great retreat place. Visit this national park’s famous landmarks like Glacier Point, the Mist Trail, Half Dome or hike along the Cathedral Lakes.

Yosemite National Park has several waterfalls including one of the tallest waterwalls in the world, Yosemite Falls. You must also see the Horsetail Fall that is known to offer a golden effect or ‘firefall’ effect during winters. See the Mariposa Grove that houses more than 500 sequoia trees in giant sizes.

This place is a must visit for adventure lovers as you can hike, go cross-country skiing, and do climbing activities in Yosemite National Park.

Zion National Park

At Zion National Park you will come across some of the awe-inspiring panoramic views in the US. You can trek along the Angels Landing trail, that is at a thrilling height and full of challenging switchbacks. It is recommended that people who are totally fit and have a full grasp of trekking try this trail adventure. Also, without permits you cannot try this trail that is given through a lottery system online.

For easy trails try the Pa’rus Trail and enjoy sunset-colored canyons or the Lower Emerald Pool trail or the Weeping Rock trail which is a half-mile trail. If you want something less than the Angel Landing trail but more difficult than Lower Emerald Pool trail, then opt for The Narrows which is the slimmest section in the Zion Canyon.

You can also take the free Zion Canyon shuttle bus that shows the highlights of the park. You can also take the path to Kolob Canyons that offers less crowds and scenic views as well.



Kaua’i is nicknamed as the Garden Island that contains immense natural beauty and vibrant flowers. The best part about Kaua’i is that it restricts its residents from building tall buildings no more than the size of coconut palms trees. This helps everyone enjoy the natural view of Kaua’i. From pristine beaches to exploring the Princeville Botanical Gardens Kaua’i has lots to offer.

Take a dip in the waters of Kaua’i or go hiking, kayaking, or relax on the beaches of Kaua’i and soak in the sun. Some of the beaches in Kaua’i are Anini Beach, Poipu Beach Park, Kalapaki Beach, for underwater diving visit the Tunnels Beach or Ke’e Beach. These two beaches are popular spots for snorkeling.

The most popular attraction of Kaua’i is the Napali Coast that has the Kalalau Trail which is just 11-mile away on foot from the coast. You can also book a helicopter tour or a boat tour to see Kaua’i scenic views of the island and oceans.

Lake Tahoe

Laker Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the North American region. Lake Tahoe has stunning clear water that attracts lots of tourists to this destination in the US. All year round you will find different crowds in this place.  Snowboarders and skiers love this place during winters as they hit the slopes covered by snow.

While in the summer hikers, kayaking, boating, and other activity enthusiasts flock to the lake. Several golf courses are also present that attract golfers. You can book a Lake Tahoe view resort or hotel to stay at and enjoy the view from your room as well.

Main attraction of this place during summer is the hot air balloon tour that offers majestic view of Lake Tahoe and its surroundings from above. You can trek along the Nevada or California region’s beer trails while on your vacation if you like hiking.

New York City

New York City

New York City or “the Big Apple” or “the city that never sleeps,” whatever nickname it gets NYC is quite popular around the globe. So naturally people flock to this city for a vacation if not for business purposes.

New York City has a diverse cultural scene as people from different places around the globe come to this city to look for work and settle here eventually. These are several things to do in New York from taking a city tour to taking the food tour in the city.

Here are all the things you must see in your New York vacation.

  • Start by visiting Central Park.
  • Then visit the High Line and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Manhattan from Top of the Rock or the One World Observatory.
  • Take a cruise from New York Harbour and see the Statue of Liberty and the majestic skyline of New York, you get to see so much in Hollywood movies and shows.
  • Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art where MET GALA takes place.
  • Visiting the Frick Collection or the Guggenheim are other museums worthy of a visit.
  • Try various popular eateries of New York that New Yorkers love. Eat at Chinatown or try a corner bistro or any high-end restaurants.
  • Enjoy the nightlife while in New York or buy tickets for a Broadway show. You can also visit a rooftop bar and enjoy the NYC night view or go dancing in a jazz club.
  • Go ice skating with your family or partner at the Rockefeller Center.
  • If you like biking, then take a ride over the Brooklyn Bridge.

These are just some of the most popular activities tourists love doing while in New York but there are altogether numerous activities NYC offers.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a city in California that is known to be one of the best places to go on vacation in the US. You can enjoy art, culture, food and outdoor activities while in San Francisco. The weather is mostly sunny, making it a great city for spring breakers. The city has numerous beaches and stays that college students can afford.

Families love vacations during the break season as San Francisco offers many children friendly activities. You can grab a bite from the Ferry Building Marketplace and head to Hayes Valley to watch the city and its people pass.

If you have got the budget, then go to Presidio Heights and shop in the Sacramento Street Shopping District. If the budget is tight then you can always window shop at this shopping district.

You can visit Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Park. At Golden Gate Park there are several attractions and museums like the Conservatory of Flowers or the Japanese Tea Garden.

Head to the Golden Gate Bridge to see the spectacular view or you can visit the Coit Tower to get an overview of the city.



Moab located in eastern Utah has two national parks, the Canyonlands and Arches. These national parks offer a spectacular view of the large red rock formations. You can enjoy river rafting in the Colorado River or opt for a jeep tour of the national parks. Mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular activities to do in this region.

Once you are done marveling at the beauty of this region head to downtown Moab that offers food trucks, cafes and shops to buy souvenirs.

Other Places To Vacation In the US

Some other places you can go for vacation in the US are listed below.

  • Washington D.C.
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Key West
  • Bar Harbor
  • Destin
  • San Diego
  • Jackson Hole
  • Seattle
  • New Orleans
  • Sedona
  • Colorado Springs
  • Telluride
  • Big Sur
  • Las Vegas
  • Gatlinburg
  • Boston
  • Chicago


Now that you are all caught up on the best places to go on a vacation in the US. Let us know which places in the US would you like to visit with your partner or family? Were some of these places on your list for your US vacation? Let us know which places were on your US itinerary.

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