The United States is a large and diverse country.  No two states are the same and there is something new to see at every turn.  While it would be impossible to see the entire country in one trip, unless you are planning an long, epic journey across the country in an RV, no matter which part of the country you travel to, there are many must-see and off-the-beaten track attractions located all over the place.  

The Northeastern United States

This area of the country is home to the New England states and some of the country's largest cities and most popular vacation destinations.  New York City is home to some of the country's tallest and most famous buildings like the Empire State Building.  Central Park is one of the largest parks in the country and is home to a number of attractions including public swimming pools, walking trails, ice skating rinks, lakes, ponds, playgrounds and a theater just to name a few.  Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod are top attractions in Massachusetts and are known for their beaches and laid back atmosphere.  Other attractions in the northeastern United States include the Mark Twain House, The New England Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and Acadia National Park

The Southeastern United States

By far, the most visited state in this area of the country is Florida and one of the most visited attractions in Florida is Disney World.  However, there is also SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Epcot Center and MGM studios to consider when visiting this area.  Other areas of Florida have must-see attractions too.  Take for example, St. Augustine, one of the oldest cities in the country, and its lighthouse museum. Great Smokey National Park in Tennessee, The Georgia Aquarium, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina and Stone Mountain in Georgia are just a few of the other must-see attractions located in this area of the country.

The Northwestern United States

The most famed lure of the Northwestern United States is the Rocky Mountains and the various parks dedicated to their beauty.  This area of the country is known for its scenic drives and cities such as Seattle, where the Space Needle observation tower is located.  Other popular attractions in this area of the country include Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho, Big Sky Waterpark in Montana, Woodland Park Zoo on Washington. Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Anne Amie Vineyards in Oregon, Bridal Veil Falls in Oregon and the Seattle Art Museum.

The Southwestern United States

By far the most popular and sought out attraction in the southwestern United States and quite possible the entire country is Grand Canyon National Park.  In just that area alone, several other must-see attractions are located fairly nearby including The Hoover Dam, Death Valley National Park, Valley of Fire State Park and, of course, the Las Vegas Strip with all its glamorous resorts and casinos.  Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Arches National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Zion National Park in Utah, Sandia Peak Tramway in New Mexico and South Padre Island in Texas are also located in the Southwest.

It is fairly easy to learn about what popular attractions are located in the area of the country you plan to visit.  There is tons of information on the internet and tourist bureaus are located all over the country and can provide information to visitors.  It's the off-the-beaten track places that are hard to find but if you are adventurous and don't mind getting a little lost, you will see some spectacular places.  Turn off the main highway, drive along that road you are not familiar with, turn off the GPS system.  When you do these things, that is when you will find the things you didn't even know existed and you will be in awe of the hidden gems that are located all over the United States.

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