10 Most Picturesque States In The US

OT Staff

United States

The US boasts diverse landscapes from the Rockies to the Pacific Northwest, as well as iconic architecture like the Statue of Liberty and NYC skyscrapers, which celebrate its rich heritage of history and innovation.

The Statue of Liberty seen from New York Harbor | Shutterstock


California has diverse landscapes, including stunning coastlines, majestic mountains, lush forests, and picturesque vineyards. Some highlights include Yosemite National Park, Big Sur's rugged coastline, Napa Valley's vineyards, and Malibu's beautiful beaches.

Half Dome Rock , Yosemite National Park | Shutterstock


Hawaii boasts lush rainforests, volcanic landscapes, and pristine beaches. Some notable attractions include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Napali Coast on Kauai, and beaches like Waikiki and Hanauma Bay.

Na Pali coast, Kauai, Hawaii | Shutterstock


Colorado is home to the Rocky Mountains, which offer stunning alpine views, crystal-clear lakes, and vivid fall colours. Rocky Mountain National Park, Maroon Bells near Aspen, and the historic mountain towns of Telluride and Ouray are some notable attractions.

Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado | Shutterstock


Alaska boasts unparalleled wilderness with towering glaciers, rugged coastlines, and vast untouched nature. The state's top highlights include Glacier Bay and Denali National Parks, with North America's tallest peak, Kenai Fjords, and the Northern Lights during the winter.

A view of Glacier Bay, Alaska | Shutterstock


Montana boasts of the American West's beauty with vast plains, mountain ranges like the Rockies, and crystal-clear lakes. Some outstanding attractions include Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road, the charming town of Whitefish, and the tranquil Flathead Lake.

A pretty afternoon in Whitefish, Montana | Shutterstock


Utah boasts a range of geological marvels, such as canyons, red rock formations, and unique features. The state’s natural wonders include the towering cliffs of Zion National Park, the stunning sandstone arches of Arches National Park, and the landscapes of Bryce Canyon.

Tortuos trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah | Shutterstock


Wyoming is the proud home of Yellowstone, the world's first national park. The park is renowned for its geysers, hot springs, and diverse wildlife. Other major highlights include the majestic peaks of Grand Teton National Park and the stunning geothermal wonders of Yellowstone.

Elk bull in the mountains of Wyoming | Shutterstock


Oregon's rugged beauty includes stunning sea stacks and cliffs, lush forests, towering volcanic peaks, and charming coastal towns. Some highlights include the breathtaking Oregon Coast, Crater Lake National Park, and the vibrant city of Portland, surrounded by natural beauty.

A view of the Oregon Coast | Shutterstock


Arizona is famous for the Grand Canyon, but it also offers colourful desert landscapes, towering saguaro cacti, and unique rock formations, as well as other stunning attractions like Antelope Canyon's surreal slot canyons and Sedona's scenic red rocks.

Antelope Canyon's surreal slot | Shutterstock


Vermont is beautiful in autumn with its rolling hills, covered bridges, and vibrant foliage. Visitors can enjoy scenic drives along Route 100 while exploring charming towns, such as Stowe and Woodstock, and taking in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Champlain.

Sailboat in Alburg, Vermont | Shutterstock

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