60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Seattle
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
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Boston
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Let the collections at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Ellis Island capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

Portland to New York City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, New York City is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Let the collections at Barnes Foundation and Eastern State Penitentiary capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and The Mill at Anselma (in Chester Springs). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and examine the collection at Please Touch Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia journey maker tool.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Nemours Estate, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally examine the collection at Auburn Heights Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington travel app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top. Do some cultural sightseeing at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery and explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Wilmington to Baltimore by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baltimore, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, then contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Noland Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Time and Tide Tours (in Port Canaveral). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Williamsburg in April: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Bear Mountain Trail and Cathedral Rock will get you outdoors. V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Chapel of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Sedona to go to Clarkdale and see Arizona Copper Art Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Orlando to Sedona by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in April, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 72°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Overton (Lost City Museum, Mouse's Tank, &more), Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

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Traveling by car from Sedona to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas. Traveling from Sedona in April, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Ace It Bike Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Sapphire Hill Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Inglenook (in Rutherford), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and learn about winemaking at Dutton Goldfield Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Northwest (Nob Hill). Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, get a taste of the local shopping with Live Laugh Love Art, and explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Head to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, explore the world behind art at Seattle Asian Art Museum, and wander the streets of Bellevue Square.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rapid City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Rapid City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Niagara Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Boston

— 5 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science. Sandwich Glass Museum and Newbury Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Corporation Beach (in Dennis), Gray's Beach (in Yarmouth Port) and Craigville Beach (in Centerville). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet, examine the collection at Concord Museum, and look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boston itinerary builder.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Boston sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortunes Rocks Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Portland, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.