10 Alternative Destinations to Visit in the United States | AIB
The United States is much more than New York, Orlando or San Francisco. This destination of North America has places full of beautiful landscapes and a vibrant nightlife that is not as well known by tourists.
If you are looking for a different trip to the United States outside of its classic attractions, aindiablog offers you 10 must-see alternatives that combine paradisiacal places, amazing landscapes, and the most extreme sports. Arizona, Carolina or Texas, are just some of the recommended stops.
Take into account those United States destinations on your next trip:
1. Honolulu, Hawaii
The capital of Hawaii has an excellent climate throughout the year, which makes it ideal for outdoor activities. Its most visited tourist attractions are its crystal clear beaches, such as Waikiki Beach, as well as cultural stops such as the Bishop Museum or South King Street.
2. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is known for its visually amazing size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Geologically, it is significant because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks that are well preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. It is one of the most important and visited natural attractions in the United States. If you are a sports lover, here you can enjoy activities such as rafting or climbing, as well as kayaking and boating on the Colorado River.
3. Aspen, Colorado
If you are looking for a place that combines extreme sports and a great nightlife, Aspen is the ideal. It is located in the county of Pitkin and is very attractive for tourists thanks to its ski center and also offers different cultural activities.
4. Charleston, South Carolina
It is located in the South of the United States, known for its rich history, a well-preserved architecture of its houses and buildings, distinguished restaurants, and hospitable people. Charleston annually hosts Spoleto Festival USA founded by Gian Carlo Menotti, a 17-day art festival featuring over 100 performances by individual artists in a variety of disciplines.
5. Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson is surrounded by the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges. The Teton Range is commonly associated with Jackson Hole and is a popular sightseeing attraction for many visitors. Located in the northwest of the United States, the appeal of this destination lies in its nature.
6. Galveston, Texas
It is located in the southeast of the state of Texas, and among its most visited tourist attractions are its parks and gardens such as Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Museum Lone Star Flight.
7. Cape Coral, Florida
It is considered one of the most beautiful corners of the state of Florida. Its beaches are the perfect place to relax with the family. The city has over 640 km of canals, more than any other city in the world. Most of the canals are navigable, and some have access to the Gulf of Mexico. The area supports waterfowl, wading birds, migrant songbirds, gopher tortoises, dolphins, and reptiles.
8. Oxford, Mississippi
It is located in the county of Lafayette and breathes a literary and cultural atmosphere in every step you take. The courthouse square, called “The Square” is the geographic and cultural center of the city. It features a Confederate statue next to its courthouse, which was designed by the same architect that designed the statue in Holly Springs, Mississippi. The Lyric Music Hall and the University of Mississippi are its main attractions.
9. Burlington, Vermont
It is located 200 kilometers from New York and is an ideal destination for nature lovers. Their inclusion has recognized many of Burlington’s historic buildings and sites on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). In addition to 28 buildings, three shipwrecks and the Burlington Breakwater also recognized. You can take quiet walks or enjoy the landscape, its lakes and mountains.
10. Anchorage, Alaska
The city is on a strip of coastal lowland and extends up the lower alpine slopes of the Chugach Mountains. You will have the opportunity to walk on glaciers and resist the coldest temperatures. From here you can explore Alaska’s wildlife and practice sports such as biking, kayaking, hiking or fishing.