The 7 Best West Coast Tourist Destinations (You Might Be Surprised)!

 

The west coast is home to some of the most beautiful and stunning tourist destinations and attractions. Drawing from various cultural and historical influences - there is a lot to learn about the history of the western United States. Home to the world-renowned Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park and Bryce Canyon - the western coast harbors several natural wonders of the world. Go beyond the typical west coast tour and experience the highlights of some of the best west coast tourist destinations. Here are a few personal travel insights on fantastic west coast destinations.

 

1. The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River. A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon overwhelms your senses through its unique combinations of geologic color, erosional forms and immense size. At 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep, you'll spend your time there taking one-of-a-kind photographs and repeating the word "wow" over and over again.

 

2. Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is filled with incredible rock formations, from brilliant red sandstone hoodoos and mazes to open amphitheaters and lush green forests. This remarkable park inspires awe and appreciation for one of Mother Nature's greatest miracles.

 

3. Fresno

Fresno is a city in California, USA. It is the fifth largest city in California, the largest inland city in California, and the 35th largest in the nation. Fresno is located in the center of the wide San Joaquin Valley of Central California, approximately 200 miles north of Los Angeles and 170 miles south of the state capitol, Sacramento. The name Fresno is the Spanish language word for the ash tree, and an ash leaf is featured on the city's flag.

 

4. Las Vegas

Visit Vegas and live up to its tagline, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" in a big way. This internationally renowned resort city is famous for bright lights, gambling, shopping, shows and fine dining. An experience you won't soon forget... you can bet on it!

 

5. San Francisco

San Francisco is renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown. It is, indeed, easy to leave your heart in this amazing City by the Bay.

 

6. Sausalito

Combining hillside and shoreline, the sunny seaside city of Sausalito connects to the legendary Golden Gate Bridge on the north end. Neighboring San Francisco, this old fishing village is known for its sundry houseboat community and artistic charm.

 

7. Monterey Bay

Monterey is a waterfront community where kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, golf, shopping and fine dining are just some of the activities to be enjoyed. It's also one of the most historic cities in California noted for its rich history of resident artists beginning in the late 19th century, and its famed fishery.

 

The author enjoys informing travelers about new travel and vacation options as a way to encourage others to travel, engage in new experiences and dissolve cultural barriers. There are several travel companies offering east coast tours and west coast tours to some of the most popular North American destinations.

Comments

I've almost gone to all of

I've almost gone to all of those destinations that are mentioned above. The best spot for me is the Golden Gate Bridge. I was very impressed of the bridge construction. that it made me think of how they construct this bridge in a way that it crosses the sea.