Top 5 “Must See” Travel Destinations in the U.S.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the United States, where would you go?

Well, based on a recent survey by Travel Leaders Group, the responses from nearly 2,900 Americans were literally all over the map!

Did your favorite travel destination make the top 5? Check out the list below!

5. New York

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in NYC all lit up at night.

Of course, to most travelers, New York means the Big Apple. Whenever you plan a trip to New York City, you’re guaranteed an array of options for world-class dining and entertainment.

Looking for something to do in New York?

4. Florida

A road winding next to an empty beach dotted with palm trees on the Florida coast.

Florida’s beaches and sunny climate are big draws, along with its theme parks.

Looking for something to do in Florida?

  • This year, Disney World has unveiled “Pandora – World of Avatar.” Based on the popular movie, it includes a boat ride into the rainforest and a flight simulator.

  • For a different side of the Sunshine State, consider taking a trip to historic St. Augustine, on the northeast coast, with its Spanish colonial architecture and wildlife sanctuary. Founded in 1565, it lays claim to being the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the continental United States.

3. Alaska

A man crouching by a pool of still water surrounding by rock and ice in Alaska.

Alaska’s mountains and glaciers make the 49th state unlike any other.

Looking for something to do in Alaska?

  • Cruise season runs from May through September, and it’s a great way to take in all that breathtaking scenery—especially when combined with shore excursions where you can experience the beauty of places like Denali National Park and follow the trail of the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush.

  • Holland America Line is celebrating 70 years of Alaska cruises with a fleet of seven ships this season, departing from Seattle and Vancouver.

2. California

A seaside condo and a sand garden full of spiky plants sitting behind concrete wall.

California has something for everyone, from the movie magic of Los Angeles to the wineries of Napa, to colorful San Francisco.

Looking for something to do in California?

  • From Aug. 11-13, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival takes place in Golden Gate Park, a celebration of music, food, wine, beer, art and comedy.

  • One of the state’s more unusual events is the Pageant of the Masters, from July 7 to Aug. 31 in Southern California’s Laguna Beach. It’s a 90-minute performance in which famous works of art are brought to life on stage.

1. Hawaii

A gorgeous pool ringed in rocks and tropical plants in front of a luxury resort in Hawaii.

Its distance from the continental United States, along with its tropical climate, makes Hawaii a dream vacation spot for many travelers. The Aloha State is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors, from the vibrant resorts of Oahu’s Waikiki Beach to the hiking trails in Maui’s Haleakala National Park.

Looking for something to do in Hawaii?

  • From Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival highlights the state’s cuisine with wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and fine dining.

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