Zion National Park, Utah
Someone asked me recently, what are the top 5 places I'd like to visit in the world. Well, that may be one of the hardest questions anyone could ever ask. But, it got me thinking -- what are the top 5 places I'd like to visit in the US? That's a hard question too, but it kind of helps narrow it down, plus I'm familiar with a lot of areas of the US - unlike the entire WORLD where I have no idea what it's like in Estonia or Uruguay.
So, here are my picks. The top 5 places in the US that I personally want to see and experience.
1. Boston, Massachusetts. Not only do they have great sports, food, and accents - I've never heard of another city who takes so much pride in itself.
2. San Fransisco, California. San Fransisco has always been a place I've wanted to visit. I'd love to see the Haight-Ashbury area, where contemporary writers and thinkers gathered in the sixties, when the hippy movement began.
3. Southern Utah. I can't name a certain town/park, I'd really just like to do a tour of all of Southern Utah. (Maybe not all at once..) Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Glen Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, and Canyonlands National Park. When I visited Idaho and Yellowstone last summer I got just a tiny glimpse of the very untouched parts of the US. I would love to see more of that, up close.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana. Ok, who wouldn't love to see this place! First of all, it's rich history and diverse traditions are really cool. On top of that, it experienced a horrible tragedy and is rebuilding, despite the fact that the government is not holding up on its end of promises. Even though New Orleans is still rebuilding its structures, it doesn't seem like the spirit of the people needs any rebuilding.
5. Boulder, Colorado. This place seems to have just about it all!! It's diverse and beautiful and has more Top 10 rankings than any other place I've ever heard of. Close by are Denver, Ft. Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Imagine the greenest, cleanest place you can think of :)
If you could visit anywhere in the US, where would you go?