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7 Sensational States to Visit in the USA

Add the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska, to your list of best places to travel in 2021

With 50 states to choose from, America is home to a whole host of incredible landscapes, coastal views, and breathtaking forests. In the same country, you can come across sandy deserts and snow-capped mountains while only traveling for a couple of hours on an airplane or road-tripping. Nowhere but here can you find this much diversity from state to state and awe-inspiring nature. But where to start? Check out our suggestions for 7 sensational states to visit in the USA.

7 Sensational States to Visit in the USA

Whether you’re taking a trip to the beautiful state of Colorado or heading on an unforgettable Hawaiian vacation, there are so many states to visit in the USA. It may be very difficult to narrow down the winner of the most sensational state, but here are a handful of options so that you can take your pick!

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When you think of Alaska you probably envision swooping fjords, incredible glaciers, and powdery topped mountains soaked in a peaceful vast countryside. This is exactly what you will see as soon as you experience Alaska in all of its glory.

Alaska is one of the most beautiful states to visit in the USA, a must-see for everyone who is impressed by cliffs, glaciers, and other areas of natural beauty. If you really want to experience the Land of the Midnight Sun, visit one of its many national parks.

Experience 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords with a visit to Glacier Bay National Park. This park is a highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and part of a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site.

The Denali National Park and Preserve is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers will see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains. This is also where orth America’s tallest peak, 20,310′ Denali, is found. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility, and wilderness await.


Can you hear the beaches of Honolulu, Hawaii, calling you?
Can you hear the beaches of Honolulu, Hawaii, calling you? Photo: Pixabay

If you haven’t yet experienced the beauty of Hawaii, then this is certainly a place to add to your bucket list for your next adventure. Whether snorkeling in the crystal clear blue waters or skydiving for the very first time, you’ll find plenty of adventures within the islands of Hawaii, both relaxing and heart-pounding.

This first time guide to Hawaii will tell you everything there is to know about this state, from the indescribably beautiful beaches to dense green jungles. And be sure to leave time for relaxing on the white sand beaches.

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When you're ready for boating in Florida, here are 9 places in the Sunshine State not to miss!
When you’re ready for boating in Florida, here are 9 places in the Sunshine State not to miss! Photo: Pixaby

You can’t compile a list of the most sensational states in the USA without talking about the Sunshine State, Florida. Enjoy its sunny weather all year round, and visit some of the most inviting beaches and theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are huge selling points of Florida, so add those to your bucket list.

Surprisingly, there are also stretches of alluring wetlands, a golden ticket for nature enthusiasts and outdoorsy types.

Florida is magical in every sense of the word, whether meeting and greeting Mickey Mouse or simply soaking up the amazing architecture of St. Augustine. 

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Michigan is one of the most quaint states to visit in the USA, with rich forests, pure beaches, and deep blue waters. This state offers a great opportunity to hop into a paddle boat and enjoy the Lakeshore in all of its beauty.

Also known as the Great Lakes State, you will also be pleasantly surprised by the interesting automotive history which lies in Michigan.


According to our friends at Visit California, “Much of California has a Mediterranean-like climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. On the coast, the average daily high-temperature hovers around 70°F/21°C and up), but can occasionally spike to 80°F 27° C or more on hottest summer days; freezing temperatures are rare, even in winter.” 

The weather is one of many reasons why California is one of the most sensational states to visit in the USA, but it certainly offers an array of things to do and see. From expansive cliffs to stunning beaches, you truly can’t go wrong with a California visit.

Wine enthusiasts will also feel right at home as it has vast sweeping vineyards all across the state and up through to San Francisco. If you’re looking for pure natural beauty this it’s a must-see, although California may not be everyone’s cup of tea.


Enjoy river views and easy strolling along the Gore Valley Trail, a paved recreational path that runs the length of Vail.
Enjoy river views and easy strolling along the Gore Valley Trail, a paved recreational path that runs the length of Vail, Colorado. Photo: Diana Rowe

While I may be biased as I call Colorado my home, I think it is one of the coolest states. This state alone boasts over 15 separate mountain ranges and has 54 peaks towering above 14,000 feet. Whether you want to drive, hike, climb, raft, fish, or just enjoy the views, Colorado is the place to be.

Known officially as the Southern Rockies, Colorado is truly a mountain-lovers dream. This western U.S. state has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons, and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park.


Wide open spaces of Yellowstone National park in Wyoming. Image via Pixabay
Wide open spaces of Yellowstone National park in Wyoming. Image via Pixabay

Visiting Wyoming is a breathtaking experience that you will truly never forget, as it is home to the most dramatic vista in the entire country.

Not only will you encounter wildlife that you’ve never seen before such as elk, bison, and moose, but you will also see the stars in a completely different light. The clear sky and view of the Milky Way in the state of Wyoming are second to none. Photographers will leave with some stunning images from your trip to Wyoming.

So many states in America offer beautiful sights and scenery. Wherever you decide to go, check all seven of these sensational states off your bucket list.

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