Next up on my special series on vacation planning. I’ve visited all of these states, with the exception of Alabama. It’s definitely on my bucket list.
Heading on a vacation to you may mean leaving the US and traveling somewhere new. Perhaps exotic with white sandy beaches and a cocktail in your hand. However, there are some amazing places to visit right here. With fifty states to choose from, you surely won’t have seen every inch of what is out there, not to mention the different cultures we are so blessed to have. I may have traveled around Oregon a lot but that doesn’t mean to say that I wouldn’t consider exploring some of the other places in the US. I wanted to share with you five of the top destinations worthy of a visit. Perhaps it will inspire you for your next trip away.
Pennsylvania is a Northeastern state and is full of charm being one of thirteen original colonies. Hit has a real diverse terrain which can have stretches of farmland one minute and national forest and mountains the next. One place in particular worthy of a visit would be Lancaster, which is also known as Amish Country. You can easily find hotels in Lancaster PA online and there are so many amazing things to see and do in this diverse and interesting town.
Perhaps you want to head Southeast, then a visit to the state of Alabama could be the ideal location for you. Often a state that isn’t normally associated with a holiday, you wouldn’t want to ignore this significant state. There are plenty of landmarks worthy of sightseeing such as Martin Luther King’s museum which is in the city of Montgomery.
California really is a the state that many have on their bucket list, after all, it is known as the golden state. There is the most popular choice of location being Los Angeles where you can shop till you drop on Rodeo Drive and have a selfie with the Hollywood sign. Not to mention some of the fabulous restaurants. But there is also San Francisco to consider as well as the option of doing a road trip to see some of the other more picturesque places like Santa Barbara.
Florida is an amazing state that really could provide you with all sorts of vacations depending on exactly what you are looking to do. First up, you could head to Orlando if you were thinking of a more exciting or perhaps family-friendly vacation. There is the Universal studios and not forgetting Disney World. But if you want to have a different kind of vibe filled with sun, relaxation and a chance to rub shoulders with some of the rich and famous then head to Miami.
Finally, Texas is a Southern state which has a real mixed terrain of forest, pine and desert surroundings. You might like the idea of people watching in San Antonio where you can sit and enjoy the views in a riverside cafe as it is one of the most multicultural cities, or you might want to take advantage of some of the best live music around in the capital of Austin. Who wouldn’t love the chance to visit NASA in Houston? Texas is a great state to consider for a vacation.
I hope that this has inspired you to consider some of the other states for your next vacation.