Oh, America. With your multiculturalism, thousands of miles of roads, and countless natural wonders, you are the perfect place to spend a month, a year, a lifetime exploring. As someone who was born and raised in the United States of America, I know how fortunate I am to be able to have so many different places to explore. And believe me, I have tried to see as much as possible.
Looking for sharp, snowcapped mountains? Head to Colorado. Looking for red rock desert and deep slot canyons to get lost in? Then Utah is the place for you. Looking for a lush green rainforest? Then explore the Pacific Northwest, and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state specifically. Those are just a few of the (many) wonderful places that can be found within the bounds of the United States - a country that encompasses almost 3.8 million square miles, 95,471 miles of coastline and countless mountain ranges.
While I love traveling internationally, I also love being able to explore so many unique places in my own backyard. For me, jumping in the car and going on a road trip is one of the best ways to see the country. Keep reading for inspiration and information to inspire your next trip to the United States.
best time to visit
The best time to visit depends on where you want to go and what adventures you want to do. Overall, summer (June - August) is a safe bet - especially in the Western half.
This is tough. But if visiting the USA, you should try to go backpacking or hiking in the Rocky Mountains, hit Highway 101 in California and explore Utah's Canyon Country.
number of national parks
time needed to explore
A year, haha. Again, this totally depends on what you want to do. A safe bet (for one or two states) is a month or two.