I've always thought the perspective from rivers was the best way to explore a country since the first settlements were always along major waterways. It's the best way to see the oldest parts of a city. Following the course of the Missouri, Ohio, or Mississippi Rivers from the source all the way to New Orleans would show one a lot of the real and most interesting parts of the country that are off the tourist path.
I have always liked to follow the older highways; but, the Old Empresario's answer is excellent. I might try that myself. It really depends on what you are interested in. If you have a boat, you could do a "pirate tour" of the gulf coast and east coast. You could start in Galveston Tx, New Orleans La, Mobile Al, Key West Florida, Charleston SC, and end in New York. There are a lot of stops between Charleston and New York. (Galveston served as a minor camp for a pirate, if I remember correctly. So I call it a pirate tour.
Your question has numerous answers, America is so diverse in it's character you might have to visit a dozen places to see different interests. Here is a list relevant to a particular interest.
Arts Culture, Plays & Theater - New York City & Chicago
Scenic Ocean views, fishing & New Englanders - Boston to Maine
Tropical Ocean beaches - Hawaii, Virginia to Florida & Key West via the coast line.
Scenic Mountain Driving - Pennsylvania to South Carolina along the Appalachian Trail
Western Singers & Music - Austin Texas
Gambling Night life - Las Vegas or Reno Nevada
Loads of National Parks with camping, fishing, etc - Mostly western states.
California has a lot of everything including traffic jams.
The climates in all areas of the US vary a lot by the season, so if you like a temperate climate then check an area for seasonal weather conditions.
So enjoy, there is so much here to enjoy it is hard to summarize.
The Pacific Northwest of Oregon and Washington and even part of Northern California offers wonderful outdoor locations to explore and see part of the country that is not packed full of city lights and roads. Going for a hike through the forest can be a very fun way to enjoy a nice day. Also Portland and Seattle can be very fun cities with a unique culture that many people seem to enjoy.
I love this area. We spent a week there just driving around and hiking to manythe waterfalls. We found a great book that documented hundreds of waterfalls in the area and we let that be our guide. It was one of the most peaceful vacations I've had
I think you would have to have visited every place in America in order to know the answer to this and no one person has likely seen every single place to be explored in America. That being true the answer must stem from an emotional place and is a valid question in that it is an invitation for people to share places they are sentimental about more or less.
My favorite place to ever have explored in America thus far was way up deep in the wooded mountains of northern California. Many are not aware that there are highly secluded locations in the northern region of California with countless roads not even on the map.
The beauty in those mountains is difficult to define and I believe if I am ever able to give this amazing place to explore the justice it deserves with my words then I will have become a writer greater than I could have ever hoped to be.
Canada. Apparently my answer was to short so I'll write it again. Canada.
Best is too difficult! You've probably already know New York, D.C., maybe L.A. and San Francisco are must-sees, but just personally, I'd want a visitor to see California's highways and Redwood forests (see it to believe it), the Grand Canyon, and at least one National Park. It's a big country with a lot to see - maybe you'll come again!
One's heart, mind, body, soul and life - and how it relates to the greater world. If you want the simple geographic place, there is a spot in the Pacific Northwest, that has been named the "quietest" spot in America, according to Utne Magazine. Since I live in a big city, the quietest spot in the middle of a rain forest sounds really good.
Foreign tourists seem to flock to the canyons of Utah and to the Grand canyon and for obvious reasons. The canyons are spectacular. The coast of the Northwest is breathtaking.
I would like to call your attention to the Great Lakes and to the Great Lakes States. The history of shipping and shipwrecks on the Great Lakes can be seen at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum on Whitefish Point in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This is also the site of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in the 1970s. Gordon Lightfoot has sung of that tale for decades now.
There are three National Lakeshores on the Great Lakes. A National Lakeshore is Part of the National Park System and they are unique, beautiful and very accessible. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakesore is in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Michigan. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is in Wisconsin on Lake Superior.
I have been to the other places I mentioned in my post and they are all worth the visit. The Great Lakes locations are no less worthy and no less beautiful.
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