10 Best Vacation Spots in America

USA, being the third largest country in the world, has a lot of things to offer. From beaches, to nightlife, to social life, to outdoors, there are so many things that you can do once you’ve arrived in the US. Let me give you my 10 best vacation spots in the US so you won’t have a hard time deciding where to go.

1. Walden Country Inn and Stables – Aurora, OH

Walden County InnIf you watch a lot of American movies, you’ll notice how common cowboys are in North America. This place is the best spot for you to try out horseback riding.

The place has in-room masseuse, wonderful suite rooms, and an equestrian center where guests can ride a horse and trail the whole 32 acres of the place.

For the food-enthusiasts, there are 3 lovely restaurants which you can choose from – The Clubhouse, The Barn, and The Blue Ribbon Café.

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2. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Orlando, FL

Disneys Animal Kingdom LodgeThe place is 33 acres wide and has over 200 animals from 100 different animal species. Many of the suites and rooms will give you that wild African safari feeling as they are decorated with earth-tone colors, mosquito net covers, handcrafted furniture, and tapestries.

The lodge also has a historical museum with over 380 quality artworks as well. If you’re hungry, you can head straight to two of their African inspired restaurants, Jiko and Boma. The restaurants feature thatched roofs and wood-burning ovens.

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3. Kapalua Resort – Maui, HI

Kapalua ResortThis is the largest private nature reserve in Hawaii covering over 23,000 acres of natural lands and parks. They house 5 beaches and private villas which you’re sure to enjoy.

The management also preserves the quality of the environment since they have 2 marine life preserves and an Audubon sanctuary. They have oceanfront villas that include modern interior designs such as granite counter tops, fine linens, and other state of the art appliances.

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4. Circus Circus – Las Vegas, NV

Circus Circus – Las VegasLive entertainment, wild performances and stunning urban scenery – that’s what you’ll be experiencing in this 70-acre resort, the 5th largest resort-casino in Vegas.

The resort houses over 3,800 rooms with almost 3.5 million people coming in to stop by every year. It features carnival type games and circus acts daily which attracts most tourists. And to sum it all up, Circus Circus is, by far, the largest big top in the world. What more could you ask for?

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5. St. Regis Resort – Aspen, CO

St. Regis ResortWith 24-hour room and concierge service, as well as a personal babysitter, you won’t have to worry about enjoying if you have kids with you. This resort is best for the non-skiers who would love to have that nice winter skiing feeling.

Apart from the service, each room has a personalized mini bar, Pratesi linens and a 32-inch flat screen TV. You may also enjoy their 2-hour cooking lessons at their Olives restaurant, which offers quick lessons on chocolate, seafood risotto and gourmet barbeque.

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6. The Phoenician – Scottsdale, AZ

The Phoenician – ScottsdaleThis should be the best vacation spot for city lovers. The Phoenician is located just right outside Phoenix, surrounded with mountains. It’s an all-inclusive resort that includes services like wine tastings conducted by a master sommelier, chauffer service, and access to a 27-hole championship golf course.

So if you’re in for a relaxation experience but needs to have a city nearby, then this is, again, the best vacation spot for you.

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7. Golden Door Resort – Escondido, CA

Golden Door ResortWhat makes the food in this resort stand out from the rest is because their food menu includes loads of locally raised poultry and veggies. It has also been rated as the best stand-alone spa nationwide since there are never more than 40 guests checked in at once.

Yes, it’s a spa resort. If you’re checked in here, you’ll have your own personal aesthetician who will take care of your spa regimens according to your needs. Apart from that, they can also teach a few lessons how to take care of your body as they offer short lessons in rejuvenation. Isn’t that amazing?

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8. Out n’ About Treesort – Takilma, OR

Out n’ About TreesortWho says trees are just for birds? The treesort has fourteen tree houses fit for 2-8 people. What makes everything so adventurous is that you have to climb stairs, ladders, and even a suspension bridge to get to your room.

If you also wants to make your own treesort at home, techniques in tree house building is being taught at the Treehouse Institute.

The treesort also features ropes courses, horseback riding, rafting, arts and crafts classes, and even pools. This is definitely one of the most unique resorts in the world, strung high above the earth.

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9. Tanque Verde Ranch – Tucson, AZ

Tanque Verde RanchLet out the cowboy in you! You’ll never get tired of horseback riding. You may do it alone, with a loved one, or even with the whole family as they have over 120 horses to accommodate the guests.

They have a number of rides that you can choose from which you’d definitely enjoy. They have Picnic rides with lunch in Cottonwood Grove, a 6-hour long Day ride, as well as a Breakfast ride which takes you to your breakfast meal at the Old Homestead.

You may also hike with guides through secret waterfalls, exploring canyons, and even desert wilds.

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10. Hilton Waikoloa Village – Waikoloa, HI

Hilton Waikoloa Village – WaikoloaThe whole family can definitely enjoy this island getaway. While the adults are enjoying the beautiful scenery of the whole resort, they can enroll their kids to Camp Menehune, which gives kids a chance to hunt for treasure, feed swans and kois, and even explore tidepools.

The resort also has the Dolphin Quest, it’s most popular in-house retreat that provides guests numerous interactive dolphin programs. For water lovers, the resort also has a 4-acre lagoon wherein you can snorkel, schedule a kayak trip and even whale-watch.

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Best America Vacation Spots reviewed by Rosaria Lucchesi on february 24, 2012.
Rating: 4/5

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