Best Places To Visit In The Us In July

The best places to visit in the US in July offer interesting things to do for individuals as well as those traveling as a family. However, choosing where to go can be a job by itself. In this post, you will get some travel inspiration for your July visit.

Best Places To Visit In The US In July

Whether your interest is in the parks, outdoors, natural wonders, or vibrant city, US has it all. Planning your visit in July will low you take advantage of the warm temperatures, little precipitation, and bevy things to do.

Visiting Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in the northern Rocky Mountains northwestern Montana. Inside the park, there is the Apgar Nature center where children listen to birds and enjoy a puppet show.

Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park offers an array of activities. The Lodge offers bus tours and horse riding. We enjoyed visiting sun road. The road passes through the glacial lakes, the waterfalls, and the cedar forest.

The Waterton- Glacier International Peace Park is also inside the park. The Park features spectacular scenery and a wide variety of plant and animal species.

Iceberg Lake Trail is very good for hiking. The trails are treated as a stunning view of Mt. Wilbur. You can also check the Glacier Park Boat Company tours.

You can use the handcrafted wooden boats to go to Lake McDonald. A photo at Grinnell Glacier will help you keep the memories of Glacier Park.

Visiting Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park is located in the village of Watkins Glen south of Seneca Lake. At Watkins, you will find the Brick Tavern Museum. The Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises, you can dine, lunch, or get afternoon cocktails.

The farm sanctuary has pigs, cows, and turkeys. You will be educated on the realities of the factory farming industry. Hector falls is a majestic waterfall that can only be seen by a boat.

Painted Bar Stables offers year-round guided trail rides. They offer lessons, horse leasing, and boarding of horses. The well-trained horses guarantee a secure adventure for riders.

The Glen Mountain Market Bakery & Delis is a good spot for good coffee. Freshly roasted pesticide-free coffee is served.

The baked fresh bread, cookies, and brownies are offered here. Grist Iron Brewing Company, Finger Lakes wine festival, and Castel Grisch offer a variety of wines.

Visiting Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake is located in Southern Oregon. It is one of the most enticing national parks in America.

Volcano explosion scattered ash leaving a deep steep-walled caldera. Snow and rain filled the crater and thus what is called Crater Lake.

The Rim Drive encircles the entire lake. A 33-mile road is one of the greatest park roads. There is a lodge that offers hearty breakfast, wine in the afternoon, and well-served dinner.

Ride a boat to Wizard Island. The Island is a cinder cone, the tip of a submerged volcano that rises from the bottom of the lake.

You can camp at Mazama Campground, best to pitch your tent. The large campsite has 214 sites. In the morning, you can watch the Sunrise over Crater Lake.

Visiting Maui, Hawaii

Maui Hawaii is an island in Hawaii State U.S. Learn to Surf as the big wave take on nature. Hawaii Mermaid adventure helps you transform into a mermaid. Not only will you get fantasy about the conservation issues but also swim and play in the ocean.

Explore the road to Hana. Leading through the 68 miles of Lush Maui rainforest will surprise you. Hike through the bamboo forests, visit fruit farms, and standing in lava tubes. Swimming in freshwater caves will make your trip memorable.

Molokini Crater is a natural crescent, partially submerged, and Marine Life Conservation. There are plenty of boats, outrigger canoe, and kayak tours.

Combine snorkeling and kayaking. There is a sea turtle that can help you focus on your fun. Whale watching outrigger canoe and kayak tours provide amazing surface-level views.

Leoda’s Pie Shop serves the best sandwiches, pot pies, hoagies, and house-made pies. Take your breakfast as you witness a Haleakala Sunrise.   

Visiting Channel Islands National Park

Channel Island National Park is a U.S National Park located in the Pacific Ocean. The Islands are ideal for quiet uninterrupted time. An island is a hiking place for family and friends for outdoor enthusiasts.        

 When we took a ferry, we thought it’s a means to an end but were wrong. We were able to see dolphins, flying fish, sea lions, and whales. You can also take a ferry and see what will be available then.

Check out the hiking trails. Each Island has marked trails. Explore sea caves, the marine life here is unparalleled. Swimming is also an option.

Swimming costumes or kayaking gear can be rented. Anacapa and Santa Cruz is the safest and easiest island.

Other than the unparalleled marine life, admire the unique wildlife. Island foxes are most abundant. They are small, cute, and fearless. Spend a day or night and enjoy bird watching.

Visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole is a town in Wyoming. The town name is derived from the valley which is located. Grand Teton National Park is one of the most beautiful mountain wilderness areas.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at Teton village is known as the birthplace of extreme skiing. Jackson town Square is a great place to start a sightseeing tour. Standing under the famous elk antler arches you can take photos for memories.

Snow king mountain is the steepest north-facing FIS racing course in the continental U.S. It offers an affordable ski and snowboarding experience. In summer the mountain hosts horseback rides and alpine slides.

At the Snake River, you will admire stunning scenery including steep limestone canyons. Through the thick pine forests, you will see the craggy peaks of the Teton Mountain.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is worth visiting. Composed of natural stone the building blends beautifully with a rocky hillside.

The Art exhibits begin before you enter the building. You can also visit the National Elk Refuge, Chuck Wagon Rides and West Shows, and the center for the arts. 

Visiting Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park is located along the mid-section of the Maine coast southwest of Bar Harbor. The Park is centered on Islands, Peninsulas and surrounded by water. Early risers can drive, bike, or walk to watch the sunshine.

This Park is packed with scenic drives, thrilling hiking trails, and breathtaking views. There are exciting trails with ladders and metal rungs. You can hike along narrow ledges and climb up sheer rock faces.

At Cadillac Mountain, you can see the sunrise or view the sunset. The drive park loop road is a 27- mile loop through Mount Desert Island.

There is also a pretty beach called the sand beach. A 2 miles round trip walks on Ocean Path to get to Thunder Hole.

A thunder hole is a small inlet where the waves roll up against the rocks. Jordan Pond House has easy trails. You can hike the more thrilling Jordan Cliffs Trail.

Take a boat of Acadia, they offer tours of the Island and the coastline. Enjoy views of Echo Lake from the small beach.

Gorge trail helps you get an easy way right between the two pretty lakes. Explore Bar Harbor, visit Schoodic Point, and spend the day at Isle au Haut. You can also visit the bass harbor head lighthouse at sunset if you have time.

Visiting Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is the largest city in California. The Getty Centre is one of the most impressive architectural achievements in the U.S.

The Santa Monica Pier and beach boasts an abundance of great restaurants. There are the most legendary beach scenes that can be explored by bikes.

Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park hosts fascinating exhibitions and features a top-notch planetarium. The Getty Centre has the most impressive architectural achievements.

Zuma beach is considered to be one of the finest beaches. There is sunbathing and swimming. The original farmers market and the grove is a place you can go shopping.

Visiting Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota. There are geologic deposits and the richest fossil beds in badlands. Ancient horses and rhinos once roamed here.

During the night you can view the dark skies. You can identify objects in the night sky through telescopes.

You can take a 1.5-mile round trip through Notch Trail. If you want to walk more, the castle trail will be better 5 miles through the heart of the badlands.

Fossil Exhibit trail is best for studying fossil discoveries. The boardwalk trail takes 75 million years of history.

Roberts Prairie Dog town will show you ground squirrels. They do a collection of burrows and family units and span many acres.

Visiting Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy some fine arts at the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field will entice you by climbing in and around various aircraft.

The discovery park has hiking trails, meadows, beaches, and dunes. Seattle Aquarium offers a wonderful introduction to northwestern sea life.

The Museum of pop culture celebrates rock in myriad ways. Visitors jam on electric guitars, drums, and samplers.

You can check on Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The locks allow boats to pass between Puget Sound and the Lake Washington ship canal.

The Seattle Seaplanes offers private pilot training and a 20 minutes scenic flight tour of Seattle. You will see an impressive and efficient overview of the city.  

Visiting Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park is located in Washington State. Lake Crescent is beautiful and amazing. You can hike, bike, boat, and camp here. The Mora and Rialto beach sits about 40 miles southwest of Lake Crescent.

The Sol Duc offers several trails to explore. Later visit the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and wilderness information center. They exhibit about Olympic National Parks and cultural history.  

Hurricane national Park is the most easily accessed mountain area within the park. You can admire the scene while hiking, cross country skiing, and snow hoeing.

The big trees are covered in Moss. Soaking in natural hot pools can be a welcome relief. It helps in relaxing the muscles.

Sleeping under the stars makes unforgettable memories. At times you can spot huge wildlife.

Visiting Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is a city on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The place is warmed by sunshine, history, culture, and unspoiled natural beauty.

You will hit a 32-mile beautiful beach at gulf shores. Exploring the gulf state park is fun, hike and bike behind the sandy Alabama shores.

The Wharf is an open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment. In the night the wharf is transformed into an illuminated wonderland by laser lights.

Animal encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo are one of the most popular family attractions. There are wildlife shows, a petting zoo, a train, and a giraffe feeding station.

Spend a night at the Lodge at the gulf state park. The hotel has great outdoors within and focuses on conservation. There are native species and natural dune systems within its landscape.    

A hike at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a safe harbor for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles, fish, and wildlife species.

Visiting Portland, Oregon

Portland Oregon is located northwest of Oregon. Portland is full of food carts, amazing coffee shops, and waterfall hikes. Washington Park offers a children’s museum, a zoo, and a Japanese garden and arboretum.

Elephants can be seen at the Oregon Zoo. You can also get hands-on at the Oregon Museum of science and industry.

Explore Pittock Mansion that sits at 1000 feet above sea level. It is a fantastic home for bird watching.

You can also admire the beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden and explore Chinese Culture. You will also be able to understand the Chinese way of thinking and history while still in the U.S.

Have fun in Portland’s living room. There is an outside Chess table and a fountain that looks like an amphitheater.

Taking a walk through an urban forest reserve can be fun. There are over 70 miles of trails to explore and birds to watch everywhere. A good pair of binoculars can also help.

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Final Thoughts

Many factors affect travel, affordability, weather, preferences, amongst others. July is one of the best months to visit because the temperatures are warm. Whether you are up for a city vacation, outdoor itinerary or a family retreat July gives it all.

Plan ahead of time, pack all the things you need, and you will find something fun to do in the U.S.

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