Top 12 U.S. Destinations for Nature Lovers

February 20, 2024

BY GREAT INDIA HERITAGE

Yosemite National Park, California 

Witness towering granite cliffs like El Capitan and Half Dome, ancient giant sequoia groves, and cascading waterfalls like Yosemite Falls. 

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Glacier National Park, Montana 

Hike past alpine lakes, meadows bursting with wildflowers, and snow-capped peaks, keeping an eye out for grizzly bears and moose. 

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 

Drive scenic highways, embark on challenging hikes, and camp under starry skies amidst towering peaks and diverse wildlife.  

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Acadia National Park, Maine 

Explore windswept beaches, hike dramatic cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, and kayak through lobster-filled harbors. 

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Big Sur, California 

Drive the iconic Highway 1, marvel at crashing waves against rugged cliffs, and spot playful sea otters along the rocky coastline.  

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Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii 

Hike lush trails overlooking emerald valleys and cascading waterfalls, kayak along dramatic sea cliffs, and witness breathtaking sunsets. 

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Death Valley National Park, California 

Hike through otherworldly landscapes of sand dunes, salt flats, and colorful canyons, experiencing scorching temperatures and starry nights. 

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Zion National Park, Utah 

Hike narrow slot canyons like The Narrows, marvel at towering sandstone cliffs, and witness mesmerizing sunsets over the desert landscape. 

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Joshua Tree National Park, California 

Explore unique Joshua tree forests, hike amidst massive granite boulders, and stargaze under inky-black desert skies. 

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Redwood National and State Parks, California 

Tower beneath towering redwoods, some over 2,000 years old, hike amongst ferns and wildflowers, and explore scenic coastal trails. 

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina & Tennessee 

Hike through vibrant forests teeming with wildflowers and wildlife, discover cascading waterfalls, and experience the rich cultural heritage of the Appalachian Mountains.  

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 

Drive Skyline Drive, hike scenic trails with panoramic views, witness vibrant fall foliage, and explore cascading waterfalls.  

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