Help us build the ultimate American travel bucket list by voting for your favorites
From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is truly an amazing place packed with an incredible diversity of attractions. From national parks and wildlife refuges to museums and quirky roadside attractions, our great nation teems with things to see and do. 10Best wants to know which attractions deserve a spot on the must-visit list for each U.S. state, and we’re starting in the Southwest and South.
For the next four weeks, cast your vote daily in each category to help us name our winners. Voting ends on Monday, June 5, and the 10 winning attractions in each state will be announced on Friday, June 9.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Arizona Attraction
Arizona’s natural attractions – especially the majestic Grand Canyon – have long been a draw to adventure travelers from around the world. But the Copper State has plenty more to offer beyond its red rocks and deep gorges. Old West towns, ancient ruins and engineering marvels rank among its top draws.
Best California Attraction
The state of California stretches along the Pacific coast for some 900 miles; its attractions – both natural and man-made – are as big and diverse as the state itself.
Best Colorado Attraction
Open deserts, deep river canyons and jagged mountain peaks make Colorado an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with loads of worthy attractions courtesy of Mother Nature. But with thriving urban centers like Denver, Boulder and Aspen, the Centennial State offers plenty in the way of cultural pursuits as well.
Best Louisiana Attraction
A melting pot of geological and cultural influences, Louisiana presents the traveler with unique experiences found nowhere else on the planet. Stunning landscapes – pristine swamps, sprawling farmlands and the Gulf of Mexico – pair with classic jazz halls, Creole villages, French-influenced architecture and a healthy appreciation for two of life’s most important pleasures, food and music.
Best Nevada Attraction
A vast state dominated by diverse, dramatic landscapes, Nevada is difficult to define. On the one hand, you have much of the population clustered in the southwest corner in the glitzy, glamorous and sprawling city of Las Vegas. On the other hand, you find untouched wilderness – alpine forests, high deserts and spectacular red rocks – that make you feel worlds away from civilization.
Best New Mexico Attraction
New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment for good reason. Culturally, the state is a melting pot of Native American, Anglo and Hispanic cultures. The natural landscapes are equally diverse – everything from subterranean caverns and vast sand dunes to aspen-covered slopes and snow-capped mountain peaks.
Best Oklahoma Attraction
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