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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

33 Most Beautiful Places In America

BudgetTraveler.com ask its readers to identify the most beautiful places in America. Tough job, with some many great options. But our region is well represented on the list, as shown below.

The comments that follow the article are also interesting. Some lady tried to hijack the threat with a bunch of anti-religion mumbo-jumbo, but the rest of the comments are worth reading. I've included a couple.

We asked—you answered. From the beaches of Hawaii to the plains of the Midwest, here are the 33 most beautiful places in America, according to you.

1 - Golden Gate Bridge
3 - Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
4 - Maine coast
5 - Japanese Gardens at Manito in Spokane
7 - US Capitol Building
8 - Lake Tahoe
9 - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
10 - Flagstaff, Arizona
11 - The Finger Lakes in New York State
12 - Nantucket
14 - The Redwood Forest and Pacific coastline
15 - White Mountains in New Hampshire
16 - New York City
17 - Blue Ridge Parkway
18 - Diamond Head in Hawaii
20 - Boulder, Colorado
21 - The Great Plains
22 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on a snowy morning
23 - Sequoia National Park
24 - Big Sur, California
25 - Na Pali Coast of Kauai
26 - Girdwood, Alaska
27 - Glacier National Park
29 - Olympic National Park
30 - The Beartooth Highway in Montana
31 - Muir Woods National Monument
32 - North Shore of Lake Superior
33 - The plains of South Dakota

And some comments:

How could MonumentValley NOT be on this list? One of the most desolate but also one of the most beautiful places in the lower 48!!

Obviously Yosemite needed to find a place here. Personally, I'd also say Misty Arm Fjord in Alaska should have found a spot as well.

Picture 27 with the caption about coming out of the Waldo Tunnel and seeing the Golden Gate Bridge had the incorrect photo. The photo is of the Bay Bridge taken from Yerba Buena Island lookingat the City, not the view of the olden Gate bridge from Waldo Grade. Thought you should know.

A couple of flat plains from the Midwest, a highway with some gray mountains in the background, an urban jungle picture of New York City; and something about the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, but with a picture of the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge.....but no Yosemite Valley? Absolutely incredible!

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