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The #1 Place To Visit In Each State Of The U.S. – Part 1

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TR Robertson – In an article in a 2022 “Travel & Leisure” magazine,  by Travel writer and hotel expert Anne Olivia Bauso, “The Most Beautiful Place in Each U.S. State”, Bauso listed one amazing spot in each of the States that she feels is definitely worth visiting and exploring. The list of states follows, with a short statement of what makes the place chosen a spot to include on your travel itinerary when vacationing in the United States. See how many of these places you have visited. It should be noted that each state has numerous other places to visit, many a short drive away from those on the list. Each of these places has a wealth of information on the internet detailing a plethora of information about the place listed, some including accommodations available.

Beautiful streets in Magnolia Springs, Alabama

Alabama – Magnolia Springs – a picturesque town in southwestern Alabama with a river running through it that has its own delivery route.

Alaska – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve – America’s largest National Park and it features beautiful mountains, valleys, and forests.

Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park – One of the deepest canyons in the world with a river running through it surrounded by plateaus and cliffs with hiking trails running into the canyon.

Arkansas – Ozark National Park – 1.2 million acres of lush hardwood and pine forests with scenic drives going through the park.

The iconic view of the Yosemite Valley, California, with Bridal Veil Falls on the right.

California – Yosemite National Park – 1.2 million square miles of valleys, meadows, forests, cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, and trails in the center of California.

Colorado – Garden of the Gods – a 1,367 acre park known for massive red rocks and hiking trails

Connecticut – Connecticut Shore – the coastal Connecticut home of 36 of the prettiest towns in New England

Delaware – Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge – 16,251 acres of refuge and breeding grounds for migrating and wintering waterfowl.

Florida – Everglades National Park – 36,000 acres of wetland at the tip of Florida

Georgia – Cumberland Island National Seashore – 17 miles of beaches, dunes, marshes, fresh water lakes and steep footpaths.

The hiking path and the rugged coastline of Napali Coast on the island of Kauai

Hawaii – Napali Coast on Kauai – Towering sea cliffs, narrow valleys and forests with ocean overlooks.

Idaho – Sawtooth National Forest – 2 million acres of beautiful mountains, valleys, and forests.

Cypress-tupelo trees in the swamps of the Cache River State Natural Area in Illinois

Illinois – Cache River State Natural Area – 14,000 acres known for the ancient cypress-tupelo trees and swamps

Indiana – Hemlock Cliffs – a box canyon known for sandstone rock formations and seasonal waterfalls.

Iowa – Maquoketa Caves State Park – unique caves, limestone formations, and rugged cliffs

Castle Rock in the Castle Rock Badlands of Kansas

Kansas – Castle Rock Badlands – steep crevices and hoodoos with limestone formations next to the Kansas prairie

Kentucky – Mammoth Cave National Park – rolling hills, deep river valleys and the worlds longest known cave system

Louisiana – Wild Azalea Trail – 26 mile trail, the longest contiguous trail in Louisiana

Maine – Acadia National Park – The highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline featuring the highest point on the East Coast

Maryland – Weverton Cliffs – Located on the Appalachian Trail with stunning views of valleys

White sand beaches of Cape Cod National Seashore Massachusetts

Massachusetts – Cape Cod National Seashore – 43,000 acres of pristine beaches, marshes, dunes, and ponds as well as classic lighthouses

Michigan – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – huge dunes and beaches with forests, lakes and unique flora and fauna nearby.

Minnesota – North Shore Scenic Drive – 154 miles along the coast of Lake Superior leading to the Canadian border

Mississippi – Natchez Trace Parkway – A 444-mile recreational road from Natchez to Cumberland, Tennessee.

Part II will begin with Missouri and end with Wyoming listed and #1 spot to make sure you visit in each state.


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