You Won't Believe That These 30 Surreal And Beautiful Places Are In The U.S.

DECEMBER 31, 2014  —  By Amanda Black  
Amanda Black

Amanda Black

Amanda hails from the great state of Maine. In the past, she's written for sites like TheKnot.com, ShermansTravel.com, and Thrillist.com. On ViralNova, you can catch her covering animal cuteness, travel, DIY tricks, and everything in between!

It's the New Year, which means most people have a whole new set of vacation days to plan for. The opportunities are endless for where you could go. But before you get your sights set on somewhere far-fetched like Italy, Thailand, or Australia, consider something a little...closer to home. You won't believe what's right in your backyard.

From incredible waterfalls to cool parks, these amazing natural wonders are all in U.S., believe it or not. So grab your road trip playlist, some friends, and get to know the great U S of A. It won't disappoint.

1.) Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

2.) Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

3.) Homestead Crater Pool, Midway, Utah

4.) Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Park, California

4.) Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Park, California

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5.) Monument Valley Park, Arizona and Utah

5.) Monument Valley Park, Arizona and Utah

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6.) Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

7.) Fly Ranch Geyser, Washoe County, Nevada

8.) Haiku Stairs, Oahu, Hawaii

9.) Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska

10.) Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

10.) Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

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11.) Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

11.) Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

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13.) Watkins Glen State Park, New York

14.) Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

15.) The Wave, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

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16.) Hamilton Pool Preserve, Dripping Springs, Texas

17.) Carlsbad Caverns, Eddy County, New Mexico

17.) Carlsbad Caverns, Eddy County, New Mexico

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18.) Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

18.) Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

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19.) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

20.) Arches National Park, Utah

20.) Arches National Park, Utah

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21.) Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

21.) Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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22.) Skagit Valley, Washington

22.) Skagit Valley, Washington

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23.) Thor's Well, Cape Perpetua, Oregon

24.) Jacob's Well, Wimberley, Texas

25.) Mount Si, North Bend, Washington

26.) Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

26.) Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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27.) Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Utah

27.) Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Utah

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28.) Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

29.) Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park

29.) Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park

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30.) Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

30.) Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

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Wow. All I know is I have to get moving if I'm going to hit all of these places before I die. Which ones are you headed to first?

 

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