10 Breathtaking Natural Attractions in the USA

As social distancing becomes a norm, international travel restrictions remain in place, and many flights have been canceled, summer travel is likely going to be domestic for many of us.

Take advantage of this time to learn more about your country, spend time outdoors, away from the crowds and reconnect with the nature.

Luckily, the United States has many breathtaking natural attractions. Framed by Atlantic and Pacific oceans, from deserts to lush forests, sky-scraping mountains to beautiful valleys, there are many diverse landscapes across the country.

If you want to have your mind blown, visit these top 10 magnificent natural wonders.

Horseshoe Bend-Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

One of the most photographed natural wonders in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend is truly a breathtaking natural masterpiece.

Grand Teton National Park

Part of the Rocky Mountain Range, Grand Teton is the most stunning Wyoming's destination. The park boasts more than 200 miles of hiking trails. You can watch wildlife including bison, elk, moose, bears and bighorn sheep.

In addition, Jenny Lake Scenic Drive and Signal Mountain Summit Road are two spectacular scenic drives.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, the clear, cobalt blue lake is a year-round destination for nature lovers. It's truly one of the most inspiring places on Earth.

Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona

Monument Valley is one of the most beautiful, serene, and unusual places in the world. It will leave you totally speechless with its breathtaking panoramas of wide-open desert, dotted with the remnants of eroded orange sandstone formations.

Niagara Falls

Magnificent, powerful, beautiful, stunning, surreal, and hypnotic! You will be totally impressed by Niagara Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. It is a great location for rainbows which are made when the sunlight reflects off the Niagara Falls mist.

Luray Caverns, Virginia

Visit Luray Caverns, the largest caverns in the eastern United States, to feel unearthly experience. This Natural Landmark noted for the variety of formation and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools.

St. Elias National Park, Alaska

St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest U.S. national park, it equals six Yellowstones, with peaks upon peaks and glaciers after glaciers. This spectacular park includes Mount St. Elias, which, at 18,008 feet, is the second highest peak in the United States.

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park is one of the most popular in all of the west, containing the highest concentration of natural sandstone arches in the world. The park includes more than 2,000 arches, with scenic drives and short hikes highlighting these impressive formations.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world. It's hard to believe its rainbow colors. The spring was first officially described by Ferdinand Hayden, the leader of Hayden Expedition in 1871.

He wrote: "Nothing ever conceived by human art could equal the peculiar vividness and delicacy of color of these remarkable prismatic springs. Life becomes a privilege and a blessing after one has seen and thoroughly felt these incomparable types of nature's cunning skill."

Everglades, Florida

The Everglades is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is home to alligators, flamingos, manatees and more. This bustling ecosystem is a special opportunity to view wildlife, but from a distance.

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