The US is a vast country with lots to do and see there. While some places are known for their various tourist attractions like Mount Rushmore, casinos in Las Vegas, Hollywood star home at Beverly Hills, Yosemite Park, New York City, San Francisco, Disney World – in fact each state has many attractions – and more, there are some not so well-known places, which are off the beaten track and are the hidden gems of the country. Here are some things you can do in the US:
Colorado Wines – you may associate France with wine tourism, but you can go to 80 wineries in Colorado State. It is also home to one of the highest altitude vineyard in the world.
Oxford, Mississippi – like its namesake in the UK, Oxford is a picturesque town, charming and unpretentious, with the University of Mississippi. It is a literary center and should be seen on foot.
In Arizona is Petrified Forest National Park. A national monument, it is host to richly colored petrified wood, fossils and many species of birds as well.
Crater Lake in Oregon is 594 meters deep, with blue waters. You can take a boat ride on this lake which is surrounded by a lunar like landscape.
New Orleans is known for its French influence and color. But it also has swamps and you can go for a swamp tour on a boat and see alligators and bull frogs.
In Texas is the Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari where you can see exotic and endangered species in a natural environment. You can also stay at a hotel near UT Tyler.
You can check out Warren Air Base and stay at FE Warren Air Base hotels. You can also take trips and see the Wyoming Prison State Historic Site, which is a restored 19th century prison.
The UK, too, has major tourist attractions and is steeped in history. While you can go to castles, national monuments, parks, lakes and museums, there are many hidden gems in UK as well.
In the heart of England is the Bridgenorth Cliff Railway, an electric funicular railway – the only one and still in use.
The Museum of Rural Life at Reading has exhibits of rural life in the UK over the past 200 years. Reading, United Kingdom hotels are plentiful.
Another railway is the Snaefell Mountain Railway on the Isle of Man. You can see Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England from here.
Rhaeadr Falls, Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd is a 240-foot waterfall with freezing cold water in Wales.
Horsey Beach in Norfolk is a clean and wide beach, where you can go to see seals and commune with nature.
In Buckinghamshire is Bekonscot Model Village. It has miniature trees, houses and model trains and is a children’s delight.
Another place to go with children is The Forbidden Corner. In a four acre garden in Yorkshire, this place is a maze of labyrinths, tunnels, surprises and follies.
See something new and different in the US and UK.