We all dream of jet-setting off to distant countries, but what if you could have the ultimate vacation right here in the US? In the spirit of Fourth of July, throw a bag in the back of your car and celebrate America's birthday by planning a trip to explore what this nation has to offer. Adventure awaits!
Grand Prismatic Spring
Within Yellowstone National Park lies the largest — and coolest — hot spring in the US.
Skagit Tulip Fields
This beautiful mass of tulips is in Washington.
This public art instillation attracts all kinds of visitors in Amarillo, TX.
This gum wall in Seattle is so gross, it's mesmerizing.
Set in the Black Hills of Wyoming, it's a natural phenomenon.
Longaberger Basket Building
Next time you're in Ohio, go look at this massive basket.
Few Americans get the chance to see these beautiful canyons in Arizona.
Lucy the Margate Elephant
Standing at six stories tall, Lucy hangs out in New Jersey.
The Grand Canyon
We've all heard about it, but have you actually gone? Make sure you take a trip to this eye candy in Arizona.
These colorfully layered hills reside in Oregon.
Gazing at the Alaskan sky will make you feel like you're in another world.
This man-made geyser in Nevada is massive.
The Corn Palace
South Dakota takes its corn so seriously, it's practically royalty.
Who wants to take a dip in this little paradise in Texas?
These homes in New Mexico have been around for 1,000 years. Now that's some history.
Balboa Park Botanical Building
Not only is the building in San Diego a spectacular sight, but you can marvel at the abundance of plant life as well.
Golden Gate Bridge
Seeing it in a postcard will never be good enough. You have to take a stroll down the San Francisco bridge for yourself.
Not only does this monument hold important American history, but the Washington DC building itself is also breathtaking.
Glacier National Park
Montana's most picturesque wildlife is here.
An important piece of history for both the US and baseball, this Boston park will provide you with the ultimate American experience.
The vibrant part of New Orleans is filled with amazing food, architecture, and music.
This extremely shallow lake rests in California.
Grab your raincoat and go dazzle at one of the world's greatest waterfalls.
It may not be as big as Niagara, but this waterfall in Oregon is just as beautiful.
The Heidelberg Project
This outdoor art project is the most bizarre and captivating area of Detroit.
Bottle Tree Ranch
This extraordinary forest is in the Mojave Desert of California.
Why would you go see Stonehenge when you can see Carhenge in Nebraska?
Prince William Sound
This gulf in Alaska will give you chills.
You can't go to New York City and not visit one of America's most treasured parks.
Seattle Public Library
This modern glass structure in Washington is hard to miss.
Radio City Music Hall
If there's one place to listen to music in New York City, this is it.
We bet you didn't know Oregon has this surreal sight.