There are few places on earth as varied and diverse as the United States. Each city and town has its own story to tell, it’s own landscape to explore. While you could travel for years and never discover all of its wonders, this list certainly is a great place to start.

So book your ticket or fill up the car, and get ready to explore some of America’s finest destinations.

Cambridge, Massachusetts:

Often referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank,” in Cambridge you can have the time of your life while changing the world. This is a city where Old World meets New Age in a mesmerizing blend of history and technology. Where else can you rub tweedy elbows with status-quo-challenging scholars, drop into a hypnotic African drumming dance class, or scoot into a bar for the best bacon-topped burger of your life? (Seriously, you’ll dine well here in the land of cult-worthy restaurants.)

To Learn more visit: www.cambridgeusa.org

Or read our full article at Horizon.Travel

Ventura, California:

Discover a place that embodies a casual soul and a vibrancy of life. A place where coastal pleasures are plentiful and something exciting and
unexpected is always on the horizon. Here, each day encapsulates the stress-free taste of California you’ve always dreamed of. Day or night, the town bursts with indigenous offerings — art, music, rich food trends, ecological wonders, colourful diversity and a captivating past.

To Learn more visit: www.ventura-usa.com

Or read our full article at Horizon.Travel

Natchez, Mississippi:

Welcome to Natchez, a melting pot of cultures with a distinctive attitude towards music, food, and old-fashioned hospitality. Natchez’s location on the Mississippi made her a well-travelled town, resulting in a blend of African American, British, French, Native American, and Spanish influences. Natchez is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Biking and walking trails crisscross the area, many along the historic Natchez Trace. The Mississippi flyway makes Natchez a hotspot for birding during migrations, and camping, boating, hunting and fishing are a way of life here — you’ll find all the gear you need if you’re travelling light or lose your favourite lure.

To learn more visit: www.visitnatchez.org

or read our full article here: Horizon.Travel

Jackson, Mississippi:

In Jackson, MS you’ll fall in love with the big-city amenities and ‘small-town’ appeal. Jackson’s a place where people actually give a gentle nod and smile as you pass by, still lend a helping hand and are passionate about life! That’s what makes Jackson the “city with soul” and why Jackson was featured in the 2014 AAA Southern Traveler Magazine’s “Best of the South.”  From music and museums, to festivals and celebrated landmarks, Jackson has it all. Experience the blue print for music with 13 Blues Trail Markers or explore the 27 unique museums including the Southeast Tourism Society’s 2014 Shining Example Travel Attraction of the year: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

For more information visit: www.visitjackson.com

or read our full article at Horizon.Travel

LOWCOUNTRY, South Carolina:

Plan your next vacation to the Palmetto State’s beautiful Lowcountry region. The Lowcountry offers a wide variety of activities and culinary delights, as well as a taste of the rich history and culture of the South. South of Charleston, north of Savannah, just near heaven. Explore the diverse cultural heritage and Sea Island lifestyle. Warmed by Southern breezes and shaded by live oaks and stately palms, this area offers miles of pristine white-sand beaches, championship golf and hundreds of shops and restaurants.

For more information visit: www.southcarolinalowcountry.com

Or read our full article at Horizon.Travel

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana:

Immerse yourself in all that the south has to offer.

In Baton Rouge, there’s no shortage of ways to experience culinary bliss. In fact, the Capital City was named one of the South’s Best Foodie Cities in 2013 and 2014. During your visit, explore one of the great local tours. For foodies, the “C’est Si Bon” guided walking tour mixes food tastings at downtown restaurants with historical and cultural details. Follow the “Capital Cravings: Hands On!” trail for everything from culinary activities to the Food Truck “Wround-up,” or swing by Tin Roof Brewing Company, part of the Louisiana Craft Beer Trail, which includes ten other craft breweries.

To learn more visit: www.visitbatonrouge.com

Or read the full article at Horizon.Travel

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan:

With more than 150 inland lakes and hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan shoreline (including the majestic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, named ‘The Most Beautiful Place in America’ by Good Morning America viewers), you’ll find almost limitless opportunities for boating, sailing, paddling, swimming and beachcombing. There are miles of hiking and cycling trails, blue-ribbon trout streams, and more than 20 golf courses with heart-stopping views and world-class designs. You can walk a beach by moonlight, dine to the sound of a symphony orchestra, steer a schooner across the bay, or take a drive through some of the prettiest countryside on earth. In other words, it’s the perfect spot for your True North vacation.

To Learn more visit: www.traversecity.com

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FLAGSTAFF, Arizona:

Since the days when explorers were seeking adventure and fortune in the West, the San Francisco Peaks, located in northern Arizona, have been a guiding landmark. Although the Southwest is known for its amazing desert landscapes, Flagstaff is a cool oasis housed among the largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest in the world. This was, and still is, a welcome relief for travellers seeking a place to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. Work up an appetite at one of the many world-renowned attractions that call Flagstaff home. The winter season is perfect for family travellers or adventurous spirits to explore the mountains via ski, board or sled. With more than 700 meters of vertical drop over 40 different runs, Arizona Snowbowl offers skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels a place to enjoy the snow. The Flagstaff Nordic Center provides Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowbiking along with overnight yurt and cabin experiences.

To learn more visit: www.flagstaffarizona.org

Or read our full article at: Horizon.Travel

GLEN ROSE, Texas:

Best known as the “Dinosaur Capital of Texas,” Glen Rose has long been a popular tourist destination and weekend escapeThere are numerous outdoor recreational activities, which include canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Home to 36-holes of championship golf, Squaw Valley Golf Club is consistently rated as one of the top courses in the state, including a 4½ star rating from Golf Digest Magazine, and the #1 and #4 municipal courses in Texas by The Dallas Morning News. Squaw Valley offers a superb golf experience away from the fast pace of city life. Glen Rose has a variety of entertainment options and you can find yourself tapping your toes to a number of music festivals or enjoy a theatrical performance of The Promise at the Texas Amphitheater. Also, you can explore the cowboy culture at the Somervell County Expo Center where you can view exciting rodeo events.

To learn more visit: www.glenrosetexas.org

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MT. HOOD, Oregon:

The wild and the wonderful are waiting for you in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. This is where adventure lives. From the towering snowcapped peak of Oregon’s tallest mountain, to the soaring forests and rushing rivers, to the wineries, restaurants, and shopping. It’s all here in The Territory and filled with endless possibilities. Modern-day pioneers will love hitting the closest whitewater to Portland for a rafting or kayaking adventure on the Upper Clackamas River, home to the largest whitewater festival in the Pacific Northwest. For a more relaxed journey, float your kayak amidst the majestic natural beauty of tranquil alpine lakes, or set out on the Willamette River along the way to roaring Willamette Falls.

To learn more visit: www.mthoodterritory.com

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama:

The transformation begins the moment your toes touch our sugar-white sand, and you hear the sound of waves lapping  the shore. Suddenly, you’re in a whole different state of connection. Life seems to slow down, senses are magnified, and families are strengthened in gulf shores and orange beach. The Alabama Gulf Coast’s 32 miles of pristine white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise water set the scene for memories that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing more relaxing than playing in the sand and surf, but the fun doesn’t stop there. When you’re ready to venture off the beach, you’ll find a wide variety of activities and attractions for all interests and ages.

To learn more visit: www.gulfshores.com

Or read our full article at Horizon.Travel