The vessel, though her masts be firm, Beneath her copper bears a worm; Around the cape, across the line, Till fields of ice her course confine; It matters not how smooth the breeze, How shallow or how deep the seas, Whether she bears Manilla twine, Or in her hold Madeira wine, Or China teas, or Spanish hides, In port or quarantine she rides; Far from New England's blustering shore, New England's worm her hulk shall bore, And sink her in the Indian seas, Twine, wine, and hides, and China teas.
- Henry David Thoreau
You don’t need a passport to see some of the most amazing places in the world! Even if you have lived in the United States your whole life, there is so much to see and do. Check out these places that have tons to offer and explore, right outside of your home state.
Destination: Las Vegas, Nevada
Whether you’re a high roller or not, visiting the Las Vegas Strip is a must. Sin City caters to all variety of vices (both legal and not)! The neon-lights, glitzy hotels, shot-gun weddings, and, of course, the casinos, there is tons to take in. America’s most fun nighttime playground should be on your bucket list.
Destination: New York, New York
The Big Apple, The City of Dreams, The City That Never Sleeps, The City So Nice, They Named It Twice. However you call it, no one can deny New York is one of the best cities in the world. Be a real New Yorker: catch a Broadway show, tour the Statue of Liberty, walk around Central Park, and of course, grab a slice of pizza!
Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana
Also known as Fat Tuesday is just as big of a holiday like Christmas. It’s a whole season full of celebrations, music, parades, picnics, floats, and excitement. Put on your best costume and join the party! Fun fact: the very first Mardi Gras celebration was held on February 24, 1857.
Walt Disney World
Destination: Orlando, Florida
It isn’t called the happiest place on earth for nothing! Heading to Walt Disney World is one of the most magical things to do in the United States. Young and old alike have a blast from rollercoasters, parades, character meet and greets, fireworks, and rides any adrenaline is guaranteed to love.
Destination: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
If you want to experience one of the most wonderfully weird things to do in America then the Burning Man art festival is for you. The Black Rock Desert transforms into a temporary community where literally anything goes. Be prepared to encounter anything from fire performances to nude body painting and lots of “mutant vehicles.” The main attraction of the event: a sculpture of a man that’s set on fire.
Destination: Los Angeles, California
Explore the home of the film industry! A larger than life symbol of the life of the rich and famous, Hollywood is one of the most recognizable places in America. Take a walk in the world’s most loved stars down the Hollywood Boulevard. Gaze down at the Hollywood Walk of Fame or just grab a coffee at a local cafe- you’ll never know who you’ll run into! Just make sure to get your cameras ready.
Destination: Nashville, Tennesee
If one has ever heard the saying, “you are the only ten I see,” then you might as well come on over to Nashville, Tennesee. This city is one that has gained great popularity over the years. Due to the history and love for country music, people from all over come near and far just to explore and listen to some good ole country tunes while taking a walk through the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
Destination: Miami, Florida
Explore the ever so famous, Miami Design District. Filled with graffiti walls, cool restaurants, and trendy stores, this area is one of a kind due to its incredible artwork all over the streets. It is recommended that one goes to Wynwood Walls on a day that isn’t too hot outside or else you might feel a bit faint in the harsh heat.
The Grandest Of Canyons
Destination: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
This natural landmark is exactly what it looks like. As millions of years of geological history are embedded in the red rock, it is quite interesting to get a closer look. Hence why visiting this national park should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Destination: San Francisco, California
Don’t be surprised, the famous Golden Gate Bridge is not actually golden and is the solid color red. This suspension bridge connects the city of San Francisco and Marin County, California. Spanning for almost two miles long, this bridge brings in tourists from all over the world.
Destination: Glacier County, Montana
If one is looking for a more of a relaxing getaway, any national park is definitely an ideal situation. More specifically, Glacier National Park, which is filled with glacier-carved peaks, valleys and nature trails. Perfect for anyone who wants a change of scenery.
Destination: Key West, Florida
The perfect destination for any fishermen in Key West, Florida. This rustic beach town provides tourists with small-town beach vibes, fishing, and marine activities. From scuba diving to spearfishing, this town has it all.