50 states

Colorful waterside cliff (Justforasecond/Creative Commons)

Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, the perfect wave and volcanoes

The island of Hawaii is famous for its pristine landscapes, making it the perfect destination for those who want to take in its beauty and local culture.
Adobe church seen at dusk (Shutterstock)

New Mexico: Shifting sands, the world’s largest powwow and UFOs

Desert landscapes dotted with rock formations aren't all that's in New Mexico; take a look at Native American culture or tour the UFO museum.
Rocky cliff jutting out over forested mountains (Shutterstock)

West Virginia: Majestic peaks, surreal caverns and a high-society hangout

West Virginia is the perfect place if you love the outdoors. Explore deep caverns or climb mountains. Its resorts are great for relaxing.
Seattle's skyline (Shutterstock)

Washington: Mountains, museums and high-tech innovation

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. Washington is in the Pacific Northwest and is known as the “Evergreen State,” with its lush forests.
Large red barn set against a backdrop of fall foliage (Shutterstock)

Vermont: Rolling hills, ice cream and a president’s birthplace

Vermont's mountainous and forested terrain is sprinkled with colorful small towns, natural attractions and museums full of history.
Rodeo rider busting bronco (Courtesy of Cheyenne Frontier Days)

Wyoming: Mountains, rivers, rodeos and dinosaurs

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. The old, rugged American West is alive and well in Wyoming.
People at Mardis Gras parade in New Orleans (Louisiana Office of Tourism)

Louisiana: Mardi Gras, zydeco music and Bayou Country

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. Louisiana is the French Quarter, Mardi Gras and Cajun Country.
Rock formations in sunset (© Danita Delimont/Alamy Stock Photo)

North Dakota: Badlands, American Indian culture and Scandinavian influences

North Dakota is known for its scenic Badlands (barren, rocky formations), farms, ranches and history of Plains Indian life.
Cityscape at night, with a river running through the middle of downtown buildings (© Tetra Images/Alamy Stock Photo)

Wisconsin: Architecture, air shows and folk art

Wisconsin, a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region, has a diverse landscape of forests, farms and lakefront beaches, with lots of outdoor recreation.