Alabama: US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville - A family-friendly museum celebrating outer space, featuring Rocket Park with landmark rockets, simulators, and bus tours to NASA s Marshall Space Flight Center.
Alaska: Denali National Park and Preserve - Home to the tallest peak in North America, Denali National Park offers six million rugged acres, inviting adventurous travelers to hike, explore alpine tundra, and spot the Big Five: moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, and grizzlies.
Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park - A must-visit on any US travel list, Grand Canyon National Park showcases a rust-red landscape with an 18-mile-wide chasm carved by the Colorado River, offering stunning views from the South Rim, North Rim.
Arkansas: Crater of Diamonds State Park - Unique for allowing the public to mine for diamonds, this park in the Natural State lets visitors rent kits and search for precious gems, including diamonds, amethyst, and jasper.
California: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park - Yosemite's iconic image, Half Dome, rises 5,000 feet above the valley floor, attracting competent hikers to a challenging 16-mile round-trip route.
Colorado: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison - Renowned for hosting musical legends, Red Rocks is a natural open-air amphitheater with scenic hiking routes like the Red Rocks Trail.
Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic - The leading maritime museum since 1929, Mystic Seaport covers 19 acres with displays including the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship, maritime artworks, a 19th-century shipsmith shop.