Whenever we’re thinking of where to go vacation next, we often skip over places right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. We tend to jet off to the likes of Europe and Asia. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, you’d probably be surprised to know that right here in America, we have some jaw dropping, breathtaking gorgeous places you should cross off your bucket list. Some places seem to defy all reality and you assume through pictures, it’s all photo-shopped but its Mother Nature in her natural form, take a look at these 15 photos and you’ll see what we mean.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
What you’re seeing in the photo below is completely unblemished, #nofilter. Antelope Canyon is a highly popular location for photographers and sightseers alike, and is also a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. Plus, it doesn’t require any climbing so it’s quite accessible. There are also beams which are shafts of direct sunlight that radiate down from openings in the top of the canyon which provide breathtaking views such as this.
Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico, CA
There are two entrances to this incredible park, you can hike on your own via the natural entrance or you can take an elevator from the visitor center – either way is totally worth it. The cave chamber is the fifth largest chamber in North America and the 28th largest in the whole world. You can see bats fighting, star parties and can witness major astronomical events.