Are you thinking of heading off on an adventure to the US in the coming weeks or months? There’s a myriad of global attractions in the US to sample, from the extravagance of New York and Chicago to the world-renown swamps of Florida. But what about those spots which are less well-known? Today, let’s run through some of the US destinations off the beaten track which are well worth checking out during your travels.
1. Letchworth State Park – New York
This spot of immense natural beauty is a rival for Central Park – offering visitors far more of a chance to get in touch with nature and wildlife than the greenery located in the middle of NYC. The highlight of the park arguably comes in the form of the three major waterfalls, which are supplied by the Genesee River.
Smarter Travel provides a detailed list of some of the best spots to check out. These include the likes of:
- Inspiration Point
- Upper Falls
- Middle Falls
2. Yosemite Glaciers – California
As 1Cover point out in their guide to the USA, there’s a multitude of national parks worth visiting when you’re in the land of the free. Yosemite is arguably the most impressive of these, with the park playing host to a quartet of breath-taking natural glaciers.
While global warming has taken a toll on the levels of snow and ice found on these over the years, they’re still well worth checking out. Just make sure to wrap up in warm clothes before you visit.
3. Devil’s Tower – Wyoming
The Devil’s Tower in Wyoming is one of the most interesting natural landmarks in the whole of North America. A large collection of igneous rock has formed to create a spiraling tower-like structure.
Moreover, you’ll also be able to camp and receive guided tours throughout the warmer months of the year. Spots of immense natural beauty like this are few and far between, so make sure to get out and see them while you still have the chance.
4. The Oregon Coast – Oregon
For the ultimate seaside trip, explorers can check out the picturesque Oregon coast. Stretching out for 362 miles across the western border of the state, this immense track of Pacific Ocean and coastline is well worth checking out.
It’s not uncommon for people to take a trip along the Oregon coast as a holiday in and of itself. Given how far it stretches, this is an excursion which will definitely take a week or more to complete.
5. Assateague Island – Virginia & Maryland
Do you like beaches? Do you like horses? Boy, you’re going to love Assateague Island. This incredible spot of relatively unexplained origins is nice enough in itself, but it becomes all the more fascinating when you take into account the 300-or-so wild horses which call it home.
Do any of these places take your fancy? Be sure to try them out if you’re after an off-the-beaten-track US holiday this year.