57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Denver
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Yellowstone National Park
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Park City
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Boise
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Seattle
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Portland
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Sedona
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Phoenix
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Santa Fe
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Little Rock
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Oklahoma City
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San Antonio
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Austin
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Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Manitou Springs Incline (in Manitou Springs), Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) and Estes Park (Spas & Estes Park Guided Tours). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Denver is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Roaring Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planning app.

You can fly from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in February, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Park City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Park City

— 2 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Deer Valley Resort, then get all the equipment you need at Ski Butlers Park City, and then hit the slopes at Jupiter Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling and then head outdoors with North Forty Escapes.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Park City road trip website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Park City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, expect Park City to be a bit warmer, temps between 6°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Boise.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Ridge to River Trail System, then hit the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, and then fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boise online road trip planner.

Fly from Park City to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Park City in February; daily highs in Boise reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner.

You can fly from Boise to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Portland are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker tool.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, watch a film at California Science Center, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and admire the natural beauty at Will Rogers Memorial Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail, explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona route maker site.

Fly from Los Angeles to Sedona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Sedona is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church (in Gilbert), Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Scottsdale (Tom's Thumb Trailhead & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in March; daily highs in Phoenix reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planning app.

Fly from Phoenix to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Santa Fe is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Little Rock.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 31st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and then stroll around Two Rivers Park.

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You can fly from Santa Fe to Little Rock in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Little Rock, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 1st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion, and then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Little Rock to Oklahoma City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites

San Antonio

— 4 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: gain insight with Bike and Brew ATX, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, walk around New Orleans City Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Austin to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery vacation planning tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Montgomery, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.4
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.