12 Most Surreal Places In America You Must Visit In Your Lifetime
1. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
This 12-mile long glacier, standing in Mendenhall Valley of Juneau, Alaska, is home to some incredibly surreal ice caves. You also get a chance to feast your eyes on whimsical ice clouds when following the West Glacier trail.
2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon, located near Page, Arizona, is divided into two different sections, commonly referred to as "The Crack" and "The Corkscrew." Being a magnificent slot canyon, it's natural canvas of color and unique structure is every Instgrammer's dream.
3. Oneonta Gorge, Oregon
The Oneonta Gorge, situated in Oregon, is part of the Columbia River Gorge and boasts a unique set of aquatic and woodland plants. The mountain walls along the gorge are all covered with ferns and moss, making the place look like a fairy tale. Visitors here can enjoy a pleasant stroll through the creek on a warm summers day.
4. Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, situated in Washington State, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors here in every April to see these gorgeous flowers in bloom. The Festival is created as a driving tour as there is no one designated "site."
5. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado
Situated in the Elk Mountains in central Colorado, this wilderness area has over 100 miles of trails. The entire area stretches over 181,000 acres, and the closest city is Aspen.
6. Watkins Glen State Park, New York
Niagara Falls is a well-known sight to see, but another lesser-known fantasy-like area called Rainbow Bridge and Falls, can be located south of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region. It's enchanting scenery looks like that from a fairy tale and will make you feel like you're in Lord of the Rings.
7. Haiku Stairs of Oahu, Hawaii
Haiku Stairs of Oahu, commonly known as the "Stairway to Heaven," is a steep hiking trail located in Hawaii. It's technically closed to the public, but many people continue to climb it, despite the "No Trespassing" signs.
8. Yosemite Valley, California
Yosemite Valley is an 8-mile glacial valley located in California. Covered in pine and surrounded by granite summits like Half Dome and El Capitan, the beauty is a dream spot for tourists and photographers, whilst also offering scenic trails for hikers.
9. The Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, Tennessee
The Smoky Mountain Range is a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, running along border of the North Carolina and Tennessee. It attracts over 9 million visitors per year, making it the most visited national park in the U.S.
10. Thor's Well, Oregon
Thor's Well, lying along Cape Perpetua in Oregon, is a saltwater fountain driven by the power of the ocean tide. The two hours before and after the high tide is the best time to watch it's beauty. While it's a gorgeous sight, it's also highly dangerous, and visitors ought to proceed with caution.
11. Hamilton Pool, Texas
Hamilton Pool, located near Austin, Texas, is a natural pool that was formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion. It's a hot spot for tourists and residents during the summer.
12. Northern Lights, Alaska
The Northern Lights is absolutely one of the most incredible wonders of the world. Instead of going abroad, a trip to Alaska will give you a spectacular feast to your eyes. Fairbanks and Anchorage are the best places to see the lights and the best time is from September to April.