60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly to Providence, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
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Ferry to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
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Saint Louis
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Hot Springs
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Branson
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Oklahoma City
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Colorado Springs
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Santa Fe
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Moab
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Boise
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Portland
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Glacier National Park
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San Francisco
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Jackson Hole
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Yellowstone National Park
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Denver
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New Shoreham, Block Island — 2 nights

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Mohegan Bluffs and Ballard's Beach. Relax by the water at Coast Guard Beach and Fred Benson Town Beach. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, trek along Clay Head Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Shoreham road trip planning site.

Minneapolis to New Shoreham is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Minneapolis to New Shoreham, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Shoreham, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House and Gardens for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Whitney Plantation and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and wander the streets of Garden District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from New Shoreham to New Orleans in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Shoreham to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Shoreham in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get curious at Saint Louis Science Center, then experience rural life at Grant’s Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis planning app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip planning site.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Branson.
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Branson — 4 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Thorncrown Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and The Butterfly Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe) and The Walmart Museum (in Bentonville). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a dose of the wild on Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Branson trip planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hot Springs in July: highs in Branson hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 16th (Sun), wander the streets of Bricktown, appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Oklahoma City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Branson in July, you will find days in Oklahoma City are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Skyline Drive. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, and stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 5 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & Taos Fly Shop). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico History Museum, and contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online vacation planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Moab.
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Moab — 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky & Mesa Arch). Make the 27th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Balanced Rock Trail, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potash Road, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Boise.
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Boise — 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boise online trip builder.

You can fly from Moab to Boise in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Portland.
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Portland — 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Highway. Take a break from the city and head to Multnomah Falls and Haystack Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Boise to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Portland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in July, expect Portland to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Lake McDonald. Get in touch with nature at Logan Pass and Avalanche Lake. There's lots more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Cracker Lake Hike, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to Glacier National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Safari West. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: West Cliff Drive (in Santa Cruz) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 4 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Teton and Jenny Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools and Cascade Canyon Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Jenny Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Town Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Jackson Hole. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Jackson Hole. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Get a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, trek along Elephant Back Mountain, stroll through Monument Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Denver.
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Denver — 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trail Ridge Road and Mount Evans. Museum-lovers will get to explore Molly Brown House Museum and Argo Mill and Tunnel. Venture out of the city with trips to Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Photography Tours) and Many Parks Curve Overlook (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Omaha.
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Omaha — 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then shop like a local with Old Market.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Omaha trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Omaha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Omaha. Traveling from Denver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Omaha, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Washington County travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Geologic Formations

Louisiana travel guide

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The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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Missouri travel guide

4.4
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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Utah travel guide

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The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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Idaho travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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Oregon travel guide

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A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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California travel guide

4.2
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · Wildlife Areas
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.
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Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.
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