VACATION IDEAS

33 Most Beautiful Places In America

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.

By Kaeli Conforti, Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, 5:26 PM

Source Article: 33 Most Beautiful Places In America

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

"Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, coming into San Francisco from Marin County, just after passing through the tunnel. It takes my breath away every time." —Luna Blue Hotel & Bar

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A view of the Grand Canyon

"Nothing prepared me for my first view of the Grand Canyon. I always saw pictures but they don't translate to the real thing. I stepped out of the car at the first overlook we could find and for the first time in my life I was truly blown away at its massive size and unique beauty." —Lisa Chubb Bucci

(Courtesy John Vetterli/Flickr)

A view of Lanikai Beach on Oahu, Hawaii

"Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, on Oahu." —Debra Silva

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Mount Desert Island lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine

"Loved the ocean views in Key West, Florida, but my drive up the Maine coast was beautiful too. If I had to pick I'd say Maine." —@Travelaholic

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The Japanese Gardens at Manito in Spokane, Washington State

"The Japanese Gardens at Manito in Spokane, Washington." —Beverly Smick

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Havasu Falls in Arizona

"I have been to several countries in my life, but the most beautiful place in the world is closer than you think. Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon area and the amazing turquoise waters below the falls. A must see on anyone's bucket list!" —Shirley Hoefert

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A view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

"Driving east down Pennsylvania Avenue, the view of the Capitol Building and realizing the freedom that it represents, I am awed by my responsibility as a Federal employee. It doesn't get better than that!" —Carol Davison

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Blue waters of Lake Tahoe

"Lake Tahoe!" —Anna Halonen

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Trunk Bay in St. John, US Virgin Islands

"St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands." —Michele Cherry

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Road tripping through Flagstaff, Arizona

"Flagstaff, Arizona. Never seen such a blue, blue sky." —@JenniferWyatt27

(Courtesy Mispahn/Flickr)

The Finger Lakes in New York State

"The Finger Lakes in New York State has got to be one of the prettiest places I've ever been. Seeing all those vineyards nestled on rolling hills high above sparkling lakes is really something special. And, to top it all off, the wine is amazing!" —Kim Price

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A view of Nantucket, Massachusetts

"Nantucket." —Kat Kennedy

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Canary Springs at Yellowstone National Park

"Yellowstone National Park. It is beautiful and full of wonder." —Carol Bock

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Redwood National Forest in Northern California

"The Redwood Forest and Pacific coastline are in my top choices." —April Boone

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The White Mountains in New Hampshire

"The White Mountains in New Hampshire." —Debbie Reichert Brown

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A view of Times Square in New York City

"That's hard to say, but because I'm an urban creature, I like to make frequent trips to New York City." —Dotty Kurtz

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The Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall

"The Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall is a showstopper. Or any good city in the rain at night." —Kristen Mankosa

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View of Waikiki from the top of Diamond Head in Oahu, Hawaii

"The view from the top of Diamond Head in Hawaii. It's gorgeous!" —@onboardretail

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A view of Bryce Canyon

"Bryce Canyon." —Alonso Barrientos

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The Rocky Mountains in Colorado

"Driving into Boulder, Colorado, on the Diagonal Highway. Everyday I drove into a postcard!" —Judy Dion LaMance

(Courtesy rebovich/myBudgetTravel)

The Great Plains of Americas Midwest

"The Great Plains, whether watching a storm blow in, watching a sunset, or just plain being able to see for miles. I love the Midwest!" —Sarah Coutts

(Courtesy bsabarnowl/Flickr)

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, covered in snow

"Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on a snowy morning, or West Palm Beach, Florida, on a summer day." —Jana Roberts

(Courtesy choking sun/Flickr)

Sequoia National Park

"The sequoias in Sequoia National Park are one of the most amazing things in the U.S. If you haven't seen them for yourself, you are definitely missing out on an incredibly breathtaking site. What a wonderful gift from God." —Tammy Anderson

(Courtesy jimmyharris/Flickr)

Big Sur, California

"Big Sur and the magical 17-mile drive." —Jackie Ganiy

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A view of the Na Pali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii

"Na Pali Coast of Kauai as seen from a helicopter." —Pat Castillo

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A beautiful mountain scene in Girdwood, Alaska

"Girdwood, Alaska." —David Benton

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Wild Goose Island in Glacier National Park

"Just went to Glacier National Park and I think it tops the list. Number two would be Maine in August." —Laura Sommer

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Antelope Canyon in Arizona

"Antelope Canyon in northwestern Arizona. It's a slot canyon with some of the most amazing shapes and colors. Great place to visit!" —Christie Bray Burns

(Courtesy jcjlkrebs/myBudgetTravel)

Olympic National Park

"Olympic National Park touched my heart and fed my soul. From Ruby Beach's tempestuous coastline to the heights of the Cascade Mountains and the peacefulness of Crescent Lake I can't think of anyplace I'd rather be." —Kellie Replogle

(Courtesy Garvin/myBudgetTravel)

The view from Montanas Beartooth Highway

"The Beartooth Highway in Montana. Incredible vistas, alpine wildflowers, marmots, and butterflies!" —Kathy Haines

(Courtesy Hitesh Shah/Flickr)

Muir Woods National Monument just outside San Francisco, California

"Muir Woods National Monument. Sacred and beyond beautiful." —Airbnb Washington DC

(Courtesy DesertJewel/myBudgetTravel)

Grand Marais, Lake Superior

"The North Shore of Lake Superior in the fall." —Bobbi Jo Crouse

(Courtesy Mykl Roventine/Flickr)

The plains of South Dakota

"The entire island of Oahu and the plains of South Dakota...daunting in their solitude!" —Marianne Ciccone Denning

(Courtesy kiszka king/Flickr)

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