Working long hours? Spring Fever Settling in? longing for some rest and relaxation? but don’t know where to go? Look no further vacation goers here is a complied list of the top 10 places to visit in the United States.
- The Grand Canyon in the desert gem of Arizona:
The Majestic beauty of the canyon will be sure to take your breath away. (Not just because of the 100 plus degree weather in the summer) The Canyon Stretches over four different states, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and of course Arizona. The most popular and accessible parts are Arizona which is on the south rim and Nevada the west rim.
The Grand Canyon has three Rims that you can visit.
- South Rim will provide you with the classic national park experience with ranger talks, free hop-on-hop-off shuttles, and concessionaires.A1
- West Rim is run by the Hualapai Tribe. There is a per-person entrance fee that provides guests with a shuttle to the West Rim from the parking area. Guests may add a Grand Canyon Skywalk ticket for additional purchase. A helicopter ride from Las Vegas is another popular way to get here.A1
- North Rim is the more remote side of the Canyon loved by hikers, backpacking campers, and the like. You’ll find the North Rim to be the least busy, but also the most difficult to access. The North Rim is closed.A1
What are some of Cost to Visit:
- Parking Permit for car cost $35.00 valid for 7 days, Motorcycle $30.00
- There are also helicopter tours and a train tour available to purchase.
When should I visit:
- March-May you beat the summer heat. The crowds are not a big and the temps are not as high or low like summer and winter. You’re looking at a range of 75 degrees to 95 degrees. Maybe some late snow showers in March. March is also when you can start rafting in the Canyon.
- June-August is the Busiest and the hotties where the temps could be anywhere from 100 degrees to 110. But with that heat comes monsoon, a beautiful display of intense rain, thunder, and rainbows over the canyon. With the rain the desert cools down dramatically.
- September-October is the cheapest time to go it, lodging is cheaper . It is less people are in attendance, it also comes with cooler temperatures.
- New Orleans:
The “ BIG EASY” is an ultimate getaway for relaxation. With its never-ending live music, diverse culture, unique architecture, and landscape. And not to mention thrilling nightlife. One of the great things about New Orleans is it offers something for everyone.
Top Sight to See
- French Quarter
- National WWll museum
- City Park
- Café Du Monde
- Algiers Ferry
- Voodoo, Haunted Ghost, Vampire Tours
- Jackson Square
- RTA Streetcar
- And Don’t Forget Mardi Gras
- And SO MUCH MORE!!
When should I visit?
If you looking to join in for Mardi Gras and thrilling Street Partys February to May is your time to go! Celebrations are in full swing during these months. Not to mention the temps are comfortable and cool, to enjoy the outdoor festivities. If maybe you’re not into the whole party scene, then December/January. These months are much calmer and don’t worry about making hotel reservations a year in advance.
- Glacier National Park
The Beauty of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, and untouched wildness is waiting for you. This hidden gem is every hiker, sit seer, backpackers, and camper’s dream. It comes with over 700 miles of hiking trails. The Valleys and Glacier peaks run along the Canadian border. Giving this National Park a diver’s wildlife, from grizzly bears to Mt. Goats.
What are some of my Cost?
- For $35.00 you get a 7-day pass for car/truck/van
- $25.00 for the winter rate. (Nov.1-April 30)
- If you enter by foot, bicycle it’s $20.00 with it being $15.00 in the winter.
- Motorcycles can enter for $30.00 ad $20.00 in the winter.
If you just want to spend a day and not pay a fee, they do offer Free Days.
Wednesday, Aug 4-Great American Outdoor Act
Saturday, Sept 23-National Public Lands Day
Friday, Nov 11- Veterans Day
Check the National Park website to find the following years free days.
- Savannah Georgia
If you’re looking for the southern charm, then Savannah is the place for you. Savannah is filled with antebellum architecture. It has the historic district to be explored with cobblestone squares, parks filled with Oak trees cover in the southern beauty Spanish moss. The food is just as amazing as the scenery. It offers every traditional southern dish, from fried green tomatoes, biscuits and gravy to it amazing gumbo.
Top Must See’s
- Walk in Forsyth Park
- Savannah City Market
- Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
- River Street
- American Prohibition Museum
- Plant River District
- Architectural Tour of Savannah
- Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park is in the beautiful state of Washington, it is in the Peninsula of the Pacific Northwest. The amazing sight of this National Park is that is spread out across several different types of ecosystems. You will see the majestic beauty of the Peaks of the Olympic Mountains to the beauty that the old growth forests have to offer. Mt. Olympus summit of popular amongst hikers and backpackers as these trails cut through the rain forest, and the beauty of the Pacific coastline.
Plan Your Visit.
- June through September is the busiest time of year for the park. You can make reservations for camping a year or more out. Visit the National Park website for more information. There are other campgrounds that are first come first served.
- Olympic Park is quite large so when planning make sure to plan your activities all together when your in certain parts of the park. The National Forest has a milage chart and trip ideas to help you with planning and helping you make sure you have the best visit.
- Vehicle- $30.00, Motorcycle $25.00.
The great thing about this great nation is there is so much for us to see. I gave you a couple of ideas but there is so much more out there for you to go and explore. I know after this article. I am planning mt family vacation to Glacier National Park. Hopefully I’ll see you out there.