These Places Are So Surreal, You Won't Believe They Are In Your Own Backyard. I Was Amazed.

It's the New Year, which means most people have a whole new set of vacation days to plan out. The opportunities are endless for where you could go. Before you get your sights set on somewhere far-fetched like Italy, Thailand, or Australia, consider something a little... closer to home. You won't believe what's right in your own backyard.

Sure, it's fun to dream about the possibilities of world travel, going to remote tropical destinations in other countries, and seeing wilderness untouched by civilization. But international travel is so expensive that it's cost-prohibitive for most of us. But what about traveling in the United States? Here are 30 gorgeous natural wonders that are right here in the good old USA.

1.) Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

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Alex Mironyuk

2.) Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

Lisa D. Walker

3.) Homestead Crater Pool, Midway, Utah

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4.) Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park, California

Justin Reznick

5.) Monument Valley Park, Arizona and Utah

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6.) Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Morey Milbradt

7.) Fly Ranch Geyser, Washoe County, Nevada

Rodney Lough, Jr.

8.) Haiku Stairs, Oahu, Hawaii

David Chatsuthipan

Johan Vincent


9.) Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska

Ryan Long

10.) Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Bryan Roschetzky

11.) Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah


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13.) Watkins Glen State Park, New York

Ed Ivanushkin

14.) Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Jeffrey Johnson

15.) The Wave, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

Gabe Farnsworth

Gabe Farnsworth

16.) Hamilton Pool Preserve, Dripping Springs, Texas

Mark Lee

17.) Carlsbad Caverns, Eddy County, New Mexico


18.) Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California


19.) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Jeremy McCreary


20.) Arches National Park, Utah

Dale Walsh

21.) Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Justin Reznick

22.) Skagit Valley, Washington

Don Briggs

23.) Thor's Well, Cape Perpetua, Oregon

Bill Young

24.) Jacob's Well, Wimberley, Texas

Carl Griffin

25.) Mount Si, North Bend, Washington


26.) Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii


27.) Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Utah


28.) Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Mark Byzewski

29.) Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park

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30.) Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida


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