The 8 Most Beautiful Places In America

Acadia National Park is an essential stop on any Maine road trip, but you can—and should—visit the park even if you’re not already in the area.

Acadia National Park, Maine

A 13-mile drive from downtown Charleston, South Carolina’s Angel Oak is easily one of the most beautiful places in America.

Angel Oak, South Carolina

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon—and serious Instagram darling—in the American Southwest, just east of Page, Arizona.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Visit on a sunny April day, sometime around mid-morning, to catch the eye-popping shades of orange and yellow in all their glory.

Antelope Valley, California

This 21-mile edge of Lake Superior is a year-round destination for outdoor adventurers: Not only can travelers go kayaking through the wave-carved sandstone cliffs in the warmer month.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

You can find America’s largest swamp, the Atchafalaya Basin, just west of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Found in the southwest corner of South Dakota, Badlands National Park greets visitors with an otherworldly landscape of rust-colored buttes, spires, and pinnacles rising across thousands of acres.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Known for its hiking, camping, and epic sunsets and sunrises, Big Bend National Park consists of more than 800,000 acres of river canyons

Big Bend National Park, Texas

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