Top 10 Travel Destinations for Nature Lovers (USA)

There’s something about pressing pause in our busy lives, and taking in a deep breath of fresh air while surrounding yourself with nature. Yeah, I’m talking to you nature lovers! This travel destination list includes destinations that are made for hiking, snorkeling, site seeing, walking, and just appreciating the beauty of the great outdoors! Leave a comment to let us know if you’ve been to any of these locations!

  • Stairway To Heaven, Hawaii

Stairway to Heaven is breathtaking once you reach the top of this intermediate to advanced level trail. You will get a great workout out of this Hawaiian destination, and a once in a lifetime view.  This one isn’t for the faint of heart, as it escalates 2000ft by a staircase only 18 inches wide, but it is perfect for the adrenaline junkie.

  • Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska

Alaska could have its own “Top 10 Travel Destinations” list of it’s own, but for the sake of this list, I chose the Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska. It is important to visit this destination before climate change melts the remainder of the glaciers. There’s not any destination similar to this one here, it truly is a one of a kind destination.

  • Hamilton Pool, Texas

Hamilton Pool, Texas, is a summer travelers dream! Be prepared to hike to this destination, but once you make it, you can cool off in the refreshing natural pool. Reservations are required since this natural beauty became discovered and popular, but it’s worth the trip for sure.

  • Hoe Rain Forest, Washington

Hoe Rain Forest, Washington, is a view out of a mystical fairytale! The Hoe Rain Forest is covered in moss, ferns, and extraordinary trees everywhere you look! Activities for this destination include hiking trails, where you may be lucky enough to see bobcats and bears! Visit the Hoh Rain Forest for the hiking experience of a lifetime!

  • Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
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Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, is a part of the Yellowstone National Park. This is the best part of the park, in my opinion, because it shows the natural beautiful rings of the hot spring. This is a popular travelers destination, and for good reason. This is a unique destination, making it to our Top 10 Travel Destinations List.

  • Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

If you’re not from Louisiana, this Top 10 Travel Destination might be impossible to pronounce. The Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana is a unique destination, specifically for those who love the South and aren’t afraid of a gator. There are numerous activities for this location, including hiking, bird watching, hunting, kayaking, and a night time, maybe some scary storytelling.

  • Mt. Desert, Maine

Mt Desert, Maine, is a nature lover travel destination for the East Coasters! Mt Desert offers picturesque views, crisp northern air, and the opportunity to enjoy the view of the Atlantic. Nature lovers need to eat too, which is why this location made it to the Top 10 List for offering an authentic small town vibe. You May Be Wandering suggests that Thurston’s Lobster Pound is a local favorite.

  • Watkins Glen State Park, New York

Watkins Glen State Park, New York, is every hikers dream! With walking trails and the STUNNING waterfall at the gorge, this destination is breathtaking! Located in New York, this nature trail is a must-see during the spring, summer, and fall months. This is a rainier location, so be sure to be prepared!

  • Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, is great for the nature lover who thrives in water! This location is an extension of the Florida Keys. With tropical weather, it is a year round destination. This location use to be a military post, making it an awesome choice for the history buff as well! You cannot reach this location by car, due to it being 70 miles off the coast of key west, therefor you must be ready for a plane or boat trip.

  • Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah, is the perfect nature lover destination for the person who can’t decide if they want to go to Arizona, or Yellowstone. This is because Zion is a unique National Park, offering views similar to the Grand Canyon, while having flowing water and trees throughout the park. It truly is the best of both worlds! Zion National Park is a hikers dream.

That concludes our Top 10 Travel Destinations for Travel Lovers List! Please share with us any of the destinations you have visited, and recommendations for future trips!

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