Most Beautiful Places in America

Listen up America: Let’s take a second to appreciate all the astounding landscapes Mother Nature has gifted us. From Alaska and Arizona to Maine and New York, here are 5 of the most jaw-dropping places in the USA.

Kenai Fjords, Alaska

Forty glaciers from the Harding Icefield dominate this national park on Kenai Peninsula’s southeastern coast. Once you’re done ogling at the goliath glaciers, peel your eyes for wildlife sightings. Humpback whales, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and sea lions are commonly spotted.

White Mountains, New Hampshire

The Granite State’s White Mountains are THE place to be come leaf peeping season. Follow the 34.5-mile stretch that is the Kancamagus Highway (or “Kanc,” as locals call it) from Lincoln to Conway and you’ll find that devoid of restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and stores of any kind—unrivaled White Mountain views are the only thing to focus on.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Every year, visitors from all around the world converge on the rim of Crater Lake to stare down upon its pristine surface. The famously clear and crisp caldera—the deepest in the States—was born of a volcanic eruption 6,000-8,000 years ago, and is fed today by snow and rain.

The Palouse, Washington and Idaho

The Palouse’s most recognizable feature is its loess hills—whimsical rolling knolls formed by wind-blown sediment. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of Washington State, the pastoral prairie region turns a lush green every spring at wheat and barley crops begin to grow.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Old Faithful may be Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic attraction, but Grand Prismatic Spring—the third largest spring in the world—garners sizable crowds of its own. How do you explain the thermal pools’ vibrant bands of blue, yellow, and orange? The variation in hue is due to heat-loving bacterial microbes that live on the cooler outskirts of the spring.