As the new year begins we all start making resolutions to eat better, exercise more, or spend more time with our family. However, by February, most of these good intentions have been forgotten. Instead of making resolutions this year, make travel plans! Here are 5 of the United States most fascinating destinations. You can spend quality time with your family while discovering some of America's greatest treasures!
1. Washington D.C
Our nations capitol is packed full of rich history and exciting things to see. Take a tour of the White House or Visit the National Mall that includes the amazing Smithsonian Museums. Or you could spend the day walking around the capitol to visit the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials as well as the many war memorials! There is so much to do in and around the D.C. area so make sure you plan plenty of time for your trip!
2. Yellowstone National Park/Mount Rushmore
Our nation has many beautiful National Parks. The very first park established, and most popular, is Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone sits on top of a dormant volcano and has more geysers and hot springs than any where else in the world! The most famous geyser is Old Faithful. It is recognized as one of the natural wonders of the US. Yellowstone is also located only 2 hours away from Mount Rushmore! This very popular memorial features the story of our nation and allows visitors to come face to face with our rich history.
3. Grand Canyon
277 river miles long, 18 miles wide, & 1 mile deep; this unbelievable natural feature will truly inspire you! There are many ways to enjoy this wonderful US feature. You can pick from walking/hiking trails, camping, mule rides, bicycling tours or scenic drives. There is sure to be a way for everyone in your family to enjoy this natural beauty!
4. Napa Valley & Sonoma
The beautiful California country side is home to over 400 wineries! Plan a stay at any one of the many lavish resorts, cozy bed & breakfasts, or modern hotels. Napa Valley has multiple ways to enjoy its amazing country side from wine tours to hot air balloon rides. You can also plan a tour to see the gorgeous California Redwoods in Sonoma. You won't want to miss this relaxing natural beauty!
5. Alaskan Cruise with Land Package
Last, but not least, visit the beautiful Alaskan frontier in style! You can plan a cruise or land vacation OR combine them and experience Alaska to its fullest. From the amazing glaciers in the South to the beautiful Aurora Borealis in the North, Alaska is an unforgettable adventure!