The Ultimate Map United States Road Trip

The Ultimate Map United States Road Trip

Road trips are one of the great unifiers of the world. If you have a car, and you have friends, you can respect and enjoy the idea of a great road trip. So, I’m proposing a 50-stop road trip. This picture above has been hailed as the ultimate united states road trip. If you have time, can leave your job for this long, and a group of people you want to spend this much time in the car with, this is the trip for you. These fifty stops are:

  1. Grand Canyon, AZ
    2. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
    3. Craters of the Moon, ID
    4. Yellowstone National Park, WY
    5. Pikes Peak, CO
    6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
    7. The Alamo, TX
    8. The Platt Historic District, OK
    9. Toltec Mounds, AR
    10. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN
    11. Vicksburg National Military Park, MS
    12. French Quarter, LA
    13. USS Alabama, AL
    14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
    15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA
    16. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC
    17. Lost World Caverns, WV
    18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC
    19. Mount Vernon, VA
    20. White House, Washington, D.C.
    21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD
    22. New Castle Historic District, DE
    23. Cape May Historic District, NJ
    24. Liberty Bell, PA
    25. Statue of Liberty, NY
    26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT
    27. The Breakers, RI
    28. USS Constitution, MA
    29. Acadia National Park, ME
    30. Mount Washington Hotel, NH
    31. Shelburne Farms, VT
    32. Fox Theater, MI
    33. Spring Grove Cemetery, OH
    34. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
    35. West Baden Springs Hotel, IN
    36. Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL
    37. Gateway Arch, MO
    38. C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS
    39. Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA
    40. Taliesin, WI
    41. Fort Snelling, MN
    42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE
    43. Mount Rushmore, SD
    44. Fort Union Trading Post, ND
    45. Glacier National Park, MT
    46. Hanford Site, WA
    47. Columbia River Highway, OR
    48. San Francisco Cable Cars, CA
    49. San Andreas Fault, CA
    50. Hoover Dam, NV

These stops can be taken in any order. It begins in the Grand Canyon, but as this trip is a big circle, it doesn’t matter where you begin. This trip will change your life. In reality, this is a roughly three-month trip. You will see a little bit of everything. From the beauty that is the Grand Canyon, to the huge San Andreas fault, you can see the natural beauties of the United States. Human made monuments, from the Hoover Dam to Mount Rushmore, are on this list to make sure that you can get the full United States treatment. This road trip is the crown of all road trips. It touches every single (continental) state in one big circle. Try it. Let us know how it goes. Also, keep in mind that when gas prices are low, that’s when you must go. Have fun out there!

The Five Cities in the US you must travel to

The Five Cities in the US you must travel to

  1. New York City, New York

New York City, New York

New York is one of the top places to visit in the United States, even if you live there. A storied city where generations of immigrants passed through Ellis Island, NYC offers so much more to the visitor than just the Statue of Liberty. A testament to those who lost their lives, the 9/11 memorial stands in the place of one of the fallen twin towers. A calming waterfall, it can distract you from the bustle of the city around you. If you spin around, you can see the concrete jungle around you, with some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

New York offers so much more than monuments. New York has one of the most famous cultural, artistic lives of the world. Broadway is one of the most famous places to see musicals, and rightfully so. From the shows of Wicked, Mamma Mia, Hamilton, and The Lion King, there is always something to see on Broadway. There is no chance that you’ll run out of things to do in NYC. From the hotels to stay in, Central Park to walk through, and (in the winter) Rockefeller Center to ice skate through. New York needs to be at the top of your must-see list!

  1. Washington, D.C.

Washington

Washington D.C. is home to all the history that has made the united states what it is. The seat of politics in the United states is an interesting place. From the museums to the National Zoo, you can visit the different parts of DC. The Lincoln Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial are all free to visit (as are almost all the museums). You can tour the White House and see where past presidents have lived. The history and culture of D.C. are worth the visit.

  1. San Diego, California

San Diego, California

San Diego, California is the perfect place to visit if beautiful weather is what you’re into. San Diego averages 263 sunny or partly cloudy days a year. San Diego, a coastal city, has a never ending array of beautiful beaches. San Diego is a historical dream. It is considered the birthplace of California. If you’re more into animals than history, you’re in luck: San Diego has the world famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego. If you’d like to see how to train hawks and falcons, you can go to the Sky Falconry, where licensed trainers show you how to interact with birds of prey. San Diego’s art scene is expansive. The San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Photogenic Arts are all places you can see the artistic work that comes out of this beautiful city. Finally, San Diego neighborhoods are some of the most diverse, unique neighborhoods, and they’re worthy of visiting. From their LGBT, Italian, or Barrio neighborhoods, there is something for every person to see or learn about.

  1. Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Tennessee is a burgeoning, beautiful, darling city of the Southern United States. Nashville’s known for one crowning jewel: Country music. The Country music scene in Nashville tops many of the other great music scenes in Austin, New Orleans, New York, and LA. Most venues in Nashville offer live music, where you can see current headliners or up and comers working to do what they enjoy. Nashville has more than just country music. They have music scenes for gospel music, alt-rock, The White Stripes, and even Ke$ha. Nashville isn’t just music. Nashville has an art culture that can almost compare with San Diego’s.  On top of that, Nashville has been voted the #1 friendliest city in America three years running!

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Finally, rounding out this list is Las Vegas Nevada. Las Vegas is the city to visit if you love a beautiful, bustling night life. Vegas’ Strip is one of the most famous streets in the entire world. Las Vegas Boulevard is the first thing people think of when they think of Vegas, and there is a reason for that. Vegas is the party, betting, rollercoaster on top of your hotel capital of the world. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, so go have some fun! (And go see some shows!)

Best National Parks in the United States

There are many great and beautiful National Parks in the United States. While we could list hundreds that are worthy of visiting, we wanted to focus on those we believe to be the best the United States has to offer. Here is our list, and we hope you take the opportunity to visit each and explore the beauty they offer.

Grand Teton National Park


Just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming the Grand Teton National Park has over 200 miles of trails. The area used to be home to farmers and fur trappers, but now in the park, there are beautiful prairies, lakes, and the snow-capped and jagged peaks of the Grand Teton mountain range. You can really get a great feel for the wonderful topography or the area by taking the Cascade Canyon Trail, which is 11 miles of pure beauty.

Grand Canyon

How can you have a list of the most beautiful national parks without putting the Grand Canyon on the list. In the desert, in the southwest of the United States, the Grand Canyon is not only 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, but it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can hike the canyon, raft along the bottom of the Colorado River, and check out the vibrant blue waters of the Havasu Falls.

Yellowstone


Yellowstone is a 2.2-million acre national park and was actually the very first national park in the world. Besides that distinction, the park is known for its bubbling geysers and hot springs. There are very unique natural attractions at the park, and there are a lot of lakes to hike around, valleys teaming with buffaloes and towering mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located on the North Carolina-Tennessee, and the park boasts a size of 520,000 acres. In the park is one of the oldest mountain range in the Americas and a huge part of the Appalachian Trail traverses through it. This is one of the best parks when it comes to trails and hiking. There is a lot of wilderness in the area in forests, many creeks and brooks, and hard to find waterfalls with crystal clear water.

Yosemite


Yosemite Park in California is the most visited national park in the United States, and it is easy to see why. There are gorgeous waterfalls like the Bridalveil and Vernal falls and some of the most unique and beautiful rock formations of granite in the famous Half Dome and El Capitan. There is the Tunnel View Outlook, which is awe-inspiring and there are many great trails all through the park from short ones for beginners to long ones that can be a bit tough to take for those afraid of heights.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park in Utah is THE park to go to if you are a thrill-seeker. Beginning with the Angel’s Landing hike that has a totally natural 1,500-foot staircase to the Narrows, which is only 10 miles, but you have to go through the most narrow part of the canyon. In this last hike, you actually have to hike upstream on the Virgin River. Trails are aplenty and is one of the better national parks for camping as well.