Traveling to the United States

From the Grand Canyon to the rugged coasts of Maine, the United States of America has something for every type of traveler!

On this page, you will find posts from US national parks, cities, and more!  If you’re interested in going to Virginia, be sure to head over to our other site where you’ll find everything to know before traveling to Virginia.

US National Parks

The National Parks are one of the best things about the US!  We have plenty of guides covering them and a lot more in the works.  We highly recommend purchasing an America is Beautiful Pass that allows you access into over 2,000 Federally Designated national sites in the US all for the low annual price of $79.99.

>> Click here to get your USA National Parks Pass for $79.99! <<

Which Type of National Park is Best For You?​

Most popular national parks in the US
Most visited US national parks
Underrated US national parks
Free national parks
Least visited US national parks
Least visited US national parks

Here are some of the specific guides we have for US National Parks. Click here if you’re looking for the best national parks for backpacking and camping.

We also cover the best parks to visit depending on the season and by park popularity, so be sure to not miss those guides!

Acadia:  Acadia National Park in winter      Airbnbs Acadia National Park
Arches:  Arches National Park in winter  •  Airbnbs near Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon:  One day in Bryce Canyon  •  Bryce Canyon in winter
Capitol Reef:  Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park  •  Airbnb Torrey, Utah
Channel Islands:  Channel Islands National Park travel guide    Hiking in the Channel Islands
Crater Lake:  Crater Lake in winter  •  Best Airbnbs near Crater Lake
Death Valley:  Death Valley in winter  •  Death Valley Airbnbs
Glacier:  Glacier National Park in winter
Grand Teton:  Airbnbs near Grand Teton National Park    Grand Teton National Park in winter
Haleakala:  Haleakala National Park travel guide
Joshua Tree:  One day in Joshua Tree    Best hikes in Joshua Tree
Kenai Fjords:  Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park
Lassen Volcanic:  Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mt. Rainier:  Cabins near Mt. Rainier
Olympic:  Best hikes in Olympic National Park  •  Cabins near Olympic National Park
Rocky Mountain:  Rocky Mountains facts
Saguaro:  Hikes in Saguaro National Park
Sequoia:  One day in Sequoia National Park  •  Best Airbnbs nears Sequoia National Park
Shenandoah:  Shenandoah National Park in winter
Yellowstone:  Two days in Yellowstone itinerary  •   Yellowstone in winter  •  Airbnb Yellowstone National Park
Zion:  Zion National Park in winter

Best Time to Visit US National Parks​

National Parks in January
National Parks in January
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National Parks in May
National Parks in February
National Parks in February
National Parks in June
National Parks in March
National Parks in March
National Parks in July
National Parks in April
National Parks in April
National Parks in December
National Parks in December

Beyond American National Parks​

Megan has traveled to 45 of the 50 US states and most of them multiple times. However, we have not written about every state thus far, but we plan to get more and more USA travel resources on this site, so please standby!

We are not including the National Parks guides in the next section (you can find it above). Click here to check out the best New England state parks. If you are looking for general guides to the United States, you can find our kayaking USA guide here.

Alaska:  Airbnbs in Seward  •  Things to do in Sitka  •  Places to visit in Alaska  •  Small towns in Alaska
Arizona:  Best places to visit in Arizona  •   California to Arizona road trip  •  Things to do in Prescott  •  Airbnb Prescott AZ  •  Day trips from Phoenix  •  Day trips from Tucson  •  Best small towns in Arizona  •  Weekend trips from Phoenix  •  Sedona in winter
California:  Coffee shops in San Diego  •  Weekend getaway to LA   •   Colorado to California road trip  •  Airbnb Temecula CA  •  2 days in San Diego  •  Waterfalls in California  •  Best small towns in California  •  Lake Tahoe in winter
Colorado:  Weekend getaway to Denver  •  Best small towns in Colorado  •  Day trips from Colorado Springs  •  Day trips from Denver  •  Breckenridge in winter  •  Garden of the Gods in winter  •  Steamboat Springs in winter  •  Telluride in winter  •  Crested Butte in winter
Florida:  Miami to Key West road trip    Bahia Honda State Park  •  Key West in December  •  Lighthouses in Florida  •  Small towns in Florida
Hawaii:  Big Island travel tips    Big Island golf courses    Oahu itinerary  •.  Big Island coffee  •  Airbnb Oahu  •  Things to do in Hilo  •  State parks on the Big Island of Hawaii
Idaho:  Day trips from Boise  •  Things to do in Stanley  •  Things to do in Coeur d’Alene  •  Small towns in Idaho
Illinois:  Chicago in summer  •  Kayaking and canoeing in Illinois
Louisiana:  2 days in New Orleans
Maine:  Best places to visit in Maine  •  Things to do in Kennebunkport  •  Airbnbs in Kennebunkport  •  Small towns in Maine  •  Lighthouses in Maine
Missouri:  Weekend trips from St. Louis
Montana:  Things to do in Whitefish
  •  Airbnb Whitefish MT  •  Airbnb Missoula  •  Places to visit in Montana
New Mexico:  Places to visit in Santa Fe  
•  Best places to visit in New Mexico  •  Hiking trails in Albuquerque     Santa Fe hiking trails  •  Day trips from Santa Fe  •  Small towns in New Mexico  •  Things to do in Ruidoso
Nevada:  Best places to visit in Nevada  •  Best small towns in Nevada  •  Valley of Fire from Las Vegas  •  Day trips from Las Vegas
New York:  Greenpoint coffee shops  •  NYC in winter  •  Unusual things to do in NYC
North Carolina:  Weekend trips from Charlotte
  •  Day trips from Wilmington NC  •  Blue Ridge Parkway itinerary
Ohio: Ohio wineries
  •  Weekend trips from Cincinnati
Oregon: Airbnb Cannon Beach
  •  Weekend trips from Portland
Pennsylvania: Weekend trips from Pittsburgh
Texas: Day trips from Dallas
Utah:  Visit the Bonneville Salt Flats  •  Day trips from Salt Lake City  •  Best Moab Airbnbs  •  One day in Salt Lake City itinerary
Virginia:  Best coffee shops in Virginia Beach
Washington:  Walla Walla wineries
  •  Airbnb Port Angeles  •  Airbnb Leavenworth WA  •  Airbnb Walla Walla  •  Leavenworth in winter  •  Things to do in Wenatchee  •  Day trips from Seattle in winter
Wyoming: Places to visit in Wyoming  •  Small towns in Wyoming
US Virgin Islands:  Things to do in St. Thomas  •  Things to do in St. John  •  St. Thomas tours  •  Things to do in St. Croix

Best Places to Visit in the USA (by Month)

USA in March
USA in March
USA in April
USA in April
USA in May
Places to visit in June
USA in June