There are many breathtaking natural and man-made sights in America, but not all sights are created equal. Explore our list of the most picturesque locations worldwide, and you could just find the ideal location for your upcoming journey.
Alabama: Bellingrath Gardens & Home
Brightly coloured blossoms abound in this 65-acre landscape, which renowned Mobile, Alabama, architect George B. Rogers created. Up to the 1950s, the property was inhabited by Walter Bellingrath and his wife Bessie, who were prominent Coca-Cola franchise owners. Their 10,000 square foot house is still open for tours today.
Alaska: Creek Street
Even though Creek Street used to be what is formally known as a red light area, it now functions as a picturesque boardwalk with charming tourist attractions. Visitors can view animals (including otters, eagles, and big schools of salmon) and peruse charming stores and galleries while strolling along this lovely and historic boardwalk.
Arizona: Antelope Canyon
The Antelope Canyon in Arizona has very bizarre-looking rock formations. The canyon, which is managed by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, was created by swiftly moving flash flood waters. If you choose to visit the site, bring your finest camera since the colours created by the sunbeams’ reflections off the canyon walls are ones you’ll want to record.
Arkansas: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
The Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, built by Fayetteville, Arkansas, architects E. Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings, is situated on a peaceful hilltop with a view of Lake Norwood in Bella Vista. The chapel’s main 15 arches are each 50 feet tall, and its 4,460 square feet of glass walls cover its interior. You’re in luck if you’re picturing your wedding or vow renewal taking place here because you may hire the chapel for special occasions.
California: Sequoia National Park
Though you may be familiar with California’s famous redwoods, did you also know about its sequoias? Sequoias are the largest trees in the world, while redwoods are the tallest. The state’s Sequoia National Park is home to General Sherman, the largest sequoia in the entire world. General Sherman is 275 feet tall, 102 feet wide, and weighs 2.7 million pounds, which may come as a surprise to some.
Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is not only stunning, but it also offers us an opportunity to go back in time. Mesa Verde’s 5,000 archaeological sites and 600 cliff homes provide a closer look at the Ancestral Pueblo culture that lived there for 700 years. Park staff members are still maintaining these sites today.
Mystic, Connecticut, a charming little seaside town, is home to many exquisite restaurants, art galleries, stores, and residences like the one shown above. Visitors will also like learning about the area’s lengthy history: Mystic, which was founded in 1654, is home to Mystic Seaport, widely regarded as the country’s top maritime museum.
Delaware: Hagley Museum and Library
In Wilmington, Delaware, the location of the E. I. du Pont-founded gunpowder mill is now a spectacular educational facility. The Hagley Museum and Library, a Smithsonian affiliate, promotes the study of business and technology. The school also owns 235 acres of property along Brandywine Creek in Delaware.
Florida: Naples Pier
The Naples Pier in Naples, Florida is a great place for dining, fishing, and just admiring the ocean views. It is situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, we bet that this pier is the ideal location to catch a sunset.