1. New England. I have always wanted to go there. It would be awesome to see all the historical sites there and the fishing villages.
2. Alaska. I would enjoy the pure isolation.
3. Appalachian mountains. Very historic and I love hillbillies.
4. Montana. I have heard this place has the best views. After all the call it “big sky country”
5. Saskatchewan, Canada. I would enjoy all the lakes and open wilderness. Would also be fun to visit Grey Owl's cabin "Beaverlodge".
1) New York - always gives me a sense of appreciation, renewal, and fun. NY symbolizes hope for me.
2) Florida - relax, enjoy the warm weather (especially in the winter when the northern part of the US freezes)
3) Arches National Park - amazes me from its structure and the beauty all around that hike.
4) New England - so much history and so much to see and do
5) San Diego - another fun getaway that's relaxing, I drive to different water parks from there, always a bonding experience with my family even though we are all grown up
1. Austin - go see the spasmatics
2. Chicago - Watch the Cubs
3. Vegas - See Penn & Teller
4. NYC - See wicked
5. San Fran - gay pride
I did the West coast and Southwest recently and adore this area of the USA. I think a trip from LA to San Fran via the Pacific Coast Highway has to be on this list. I wouldn't mind doing a tour of National Parks on vacation in the future. I feel like Las Vegas is a must-visit in the USA. It has something for everyone. As with New Orleans and NYC. Is that 5?
New York, Yosemite, Canadian Rockies, Everglades, and the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC
Boundary Waters Canoe Area/Voyageurs National Park/ Quetico Provincial Park
Well I'll have to admit my Western bias before I get into this, but in no particular order here's my top 5:
1 - North or West Coast Trail - Wicked hiking trip that really gets you out into the wilderness of Vancouver Island, seeing all sorts of bears and other wildlife en route
2 - Road to Hana - I'm going to count this even though it's not 'continental' ... because this trip around the island of Maui is just amazing. It's incredible how far away you can feel from other tourists considering you are in such tourist hotbed.
3 - Oregon Coast - Okay, this should really be the whole western coast, as California is absolutely incredible as well... but the ruggedness of the Oregon Coast is really what draws some of my most nostalgic moments on the continent.
4 - Yellowstone National Park - Absolutely breathtaking... No other words to describe this incredible location.
5 - Bowron Lakes - Really cool system of interconnected lakes for a great canoeing getaway... spend a week or two miles away from anyone else, getting around by the pure power of the rapids and the paddles.
Man that was difficult... so other honourable mentions include:
Driving through the maritimes
Grand Canyon National Park
Sequoia National Park
Kayaking through the Gulf Islands
Tofino/Sooke on Vancouver Island