What are the best places to vacation in the US?

The best places to go on vacation depend on you, your interests, and your background. The US is so big and so diverse that you can spend your whole life looking at everything the country has.

What makes you most happy? Do you enjoy relaxing on the ocean-clearing beach? Can you spend days exploring museums? Historical signs are your particular interest. Or do you want a taste of adventure outdoors? You can choose a vacation spot based on your love of history, interest in archeology, your hobbies, architecture, crafts, or your religious background.

Let your vacation budget and leisure time guide you in choosing a vacation spot. Locations near your home or outdoors can be ideal if you want to save money. Staying fit is also wise, as your vacation home is your hometown, with its local sites and sights you've always planned to visit. Wherever you travel, you can stay in a cheap hostel to save money, or you can blow up in a five star hotel.

How do you narrow down countless vacation choices? For some people, the ideal vacation will be a luxurious environment, a resort, navigation, a bed and breakfast, a spa or shopping. Other people choose a vacation spot that provides sports, hiking and camping. You will have an active vacation if you visit a ski resort, golf course, beach and fishing lake, an underwater treasurer or a major league sport city. Nature lovers will be memorable on a budget vacation in the National Park or State Park or walking the Appalachian Trail. Some families will enjoy their time in a large theme park, at a historic site or at the zoo, a place where both adults and children will enjoy themselves.

Why not spend your vacation getting to know your country and everything it has to offer? Let me tell you the most popular vacation spots.

The most popular destination is New York City, as it offers a wide range of attractions such as Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, and luxury shopping.

Believe it or not, Las Vegas, Nevada is the second most popular place. And there is plenty to do in Vegas, besides casinos, shows and resort sights. Lake Meade and Hoover Dam are also in the area.

Explore Washington D.C., the capital of your country, the third most popular vacation spot. Take a tour of the unique Smithsonian museums and set up your government.

Fourth on the list of most popular vacations is Boston, Massachusetts, with the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the home of Paul Revere, signs of famous patriots, and a revolutionary war.

You already know about Disney theme parks. Children and adults love the "Magic Kingdom" in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA.

San Francisco, California provides magnificent activity for the big city, early missions and the Golden Gate Bridge off the coast.

Niagara Falls, New York is a picturesque wonderland with many honeymooners.

The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee collect vacations. Gatlinburg is a busy gathering place in Tennessee. It is a manageable disk for people living in the Middle East.

The Arizona Grand Canyon and the Colorado River are places you should visit at least once. There are waterfalls and camps in Canyon where the Indians of Hawaii still live.

And I can suggest some unusual vacation destinations that can trick you.

Would you like to be antiquated in the Dutch state of Pennsylvania?

Get your party hat for Mardi Gras, Jazz and French Quarter in New Orleans.

Not only is Salem, Massachusetts, famous for its wizards, but it also has a lot of colonial history to know about.

If you like horses, the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Horse Park will attract you.

My latest suggestion comes from friends who have just completed a nationwide itinerary to visit unique sights on the road.

The online help provided on websites and travel forums makes it easy to plan your vacation. But if you want to rely on one person to set the route and make reservations for you, contact your local travel agent.

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