Alright, so I’m currently attempting to put together a few trips within the continental US. Alaska and Hawaii get their own trips. The current plan for the mainland is 4 trips, 4 corners, but may be changed to 6 trips if 4 doesn’t work. The timeline for when they will happen is on the order of years. These will be big trips, so early planning is warranted.
I’m looking for places to visit, and at least one per State.
Here are the states I need something for (updated 4/10/19)
Arkansas (this can get checked off the list in June so PRIORITY!)
Pennsylvania (entertain ideas)
Here are the current places I plan on visiting:
Niagara Falls, NY
Golden Gate Bridge, CA
Grand Canyon, AZ
Statue of Liberty, NY
Las Vegas, NV
Pike’s Peak, CO
Desert of Maine, ME
Time’s Square, NY
Sequoia National Park, CA
Boundary Waters (Day Trip)*, MN
Mount Rushmore, SD
Four Corners, UT/CO/AZ/NM
Mt. Rainier, WA
Mississippi Delta, LA
*I know this doesn’t do it justice, just not interested in staying overnight.
Things I’m contemplating:
White Sand Desert, NM
Driving up California Highway 1/US Highway 101, CA/OR
Specific Museum in Vicksburg, MS (have to check for name)
Rockport, MA (Lighthouse and surrounding area)
Mt. Washington, NH
The Breakers, RI (and surrounding area)
Kitty Hawk Beach, NC (and area - maybe Roanoke since it’s close)
Missouri Headwaters, MT
Mississippi Headwaters, MN (maybe, not sure if i’m into leeches)
Craters of the Moon, ID
Salt Flats, UT
Macon, GA (for the Cherry Blossoms)
Here are the places I’ve already visited:
St. Louis Arch, MO
Space Needle, WA
Smoky Mountains, TN
States that are exempt, as I’ve already visited sufficiently, are:
Maryland (yes, I know DC isn’t Maryland, but close enough unless there is something I’m missing)
States I have visited and seen, but I think have more to offer:
Kentucky (except maybe this one)
Again, I’m trying for at least one per State. Trip length will be determined when I get a better idea on pathing.
TL:DR - what are good places to visit in the continental US?
Thanks for any help!
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