Like every country in the world, America has its share of tourist traps. When you take a 5 minute walk to see all of Times Square and spend hundreds of dollars for nothing in return, you may feel like you were just robbed. In reality, you were.
When you see how small and unexciting Mt. Rushmore is, you may ask yourself why you came all that way? When you realize how annoying the people are in Hollywood, you start to wonder what all the fuss was about. Prepare to be enlightened with places that are actually worth traveling to in America.
In Denver, things are super liberal and you won’t get ripped off quite as bad. There is a quality live music scene. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a place everyone should see at least once. You have access to the Rocky Mountains which equals hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. It’s hard to go wrong in Denver.
2) Lake Tahoe, California
This is the most beautiful place in America besides one other place on this list. If you are up for it take a hike to the top of Mt. Tallac or ride a boat through Emerald Bay. Hiking is near infinite and skiing is some of the best in the country during the winter. The air is oh so fresh in Tahoe.
3) San Diego, California
This is the best beach destination in America. It puts Miami to shame. It’s also the place where you find those California girls you always dreamed about. Just be careful, they are feisty and have high standards.
4) The Gorge Amphitheater, Washington State
This is the best music venue in America if not the world. You can watch your favorite bands while the sun sets over the stage and river. If there is a music festival, it becomes even more fun when you get to camp out with your friends.
5) Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
This place is absolutely amazing. It’s the only lake destination that compares to Lake Tahoe. There you will find some of the most amazing natural elements you will ever see in your life.
Next time you want to travel to America, take these destinations into account before deciding to hit up one of the popular tourist traps. You will make lasting memories instead of forgettable ones and you might have some money left in your pocket.