13 Beautiful Places to Visit in the US that You'd Never Want to Leave

13 Beautiful Places to Visit in the US that You'd Never Want to Leave
All summer, we shared some of our favorite US travel destinations—from cities, to mountains, to beaches. (Best of all, we also included an itinerary and packing list.)

But just because summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean travel has to...

Ahead, we’re rounding up 13 of the most beautiful places to visit in the US that will make you instantly ready to go back, no matter the season.

Newport, Rhode Island
Stroll through luxurious Gilded Age mansions, then head to the waterfront for dinner and drinks.

White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Revel in the world’s largest gypsum dune field. Go on a scenic Dunes Drive, or grab a sled and slide down the white, powdery dunes.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Take in the arts and culture of the “Sunshine City,” which includes the chance to step inside a painting and have a chat with Salvador Dalí at the Dalí Museum.

Salem, Massachusetts
Encompassing both the centuries-old historic sites that gave this city its infamy and a vibrant, eccentric downtown, Salem has gone from a city built on hysteria to a mecca that celebrates that same diversity and eclecticism.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota
From scenic hikes to fossil beds and spired rock formations, the Badlands offers one-of-a-kind views where you can truly get away from it all.
Phoenix, Arizona
Wander the trails at a botanical garden to slowly take in the local desert landscape. Or, forge your own path with an off-road tour to pick up the pace.

Jackson, Wyoming
Lose yourself in nature by hiking and boating at a national park just outside Jackson, then continue your journey on horseback.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina
If you’re looking for some true R&R, consider a round of golf at one of the seven award-winning courses and a visit to one of Forbes’ Top 10 Most Beautiful US Beaches.

Seattle, Washington 
Typically connected to ocean blues and forest greens, discover Seattle’s full palette of colors. Chihuly Garden and Glass is a kaleidoscope of light and color, while Seattle Central Library Red Floor is an overload of red.

Nashville, Tennessee
Look beyond Music Row toward Nashville’s equally-iconic brunch and a trendy, eclectic neighborhood with just as much to offer.

Cannon Beach, Oregon
William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) called it “the grandest and most pleasing” site he’s ever seen, and National Geographic listed it as “one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places.”

Fort Worth, Texas
Check in at this innovative “micro-resort” run by a Fort Worth chef, then sip on a tasting flight at a nearby distillery.

The Catskills, New York
We’re rounding out the list somewhere extra special, as told by our Brand Architect. Explore Vicken’s favorite place, his mountain house, and get his recommendations for a weekend in the mountains.

main image: Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA

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