51 places tourists need to visit in every country
If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?
U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound inaccurate to seasoned travelers.
Take Peru, for example. Machu Picchu is listed as the top attraction, and it’s certainly incredible and one of the seven wonders of the world. But is a Harry Potter Studio Tour really the number-one thing to do in the U.K.? We can think of some more authentic options.
In ALABAMA, swim through waterfalls at Little River Canyon.
In ALASKA, kayak the Prince William Sound.
In ARIZONA, swim in the Grand Canyon.
In ARKANSAS, get steamy in Hot Springs National Park.
In CALIFORNIA, surf the beaches of San Clemente.
In COLORADO, raft the Arkansas River.
In CONNECTICUT, explore Kent Falls State Park.
In DELAWARE, hit up the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.
In FLORIDA, watch a sunset on Clearwater Beach.
In GEORGIA, “shoot the Hooch.”
In HAWAII, visit the best beach in America.
In IDAHO, camp on Redfish Lake.
In ILLINOIS, kayak through Chicago.
In INDIANA, take a dune day.
In IOWA, visit the “other” Great Lakes.
In KANSAS, catch air at Kansas City Watersports.
In KENTUCKY, climb a canyon at Red River Gorge.
In LOUISIANA, get tubular on the Amite River.
In MAINE, visit Acadia National Park.
In MARYLAND, get crabby in Ocean City.
In MASSACHUSETTS, make friends with the whales.
In MICHIGAN, have a classic day on the lake.
In MINNESOTA, canoe the Boundary Waters at sunset.
In MISSISSIPPI, savor uncrowded beaches at Ship Island.
In MISSOURI, dive into an Ocean of Fun.
In MONTANA, hike the Grinnell Lake Trail.
In NEBRASKA, zen out at Heartland of America Park.
In NEVADA, hit up a Las Vegas pool party.
In NEW HAMPSHIRE, paddle the Androscoggin River.
In NEW JERSEY, catch one last round of fireworks on the beach.
In NEW MEXICO, raft the Rio Grande.
In NEW YORK, swim in some of the bluest water you’ve ever seen.
In NORTH CAROLINA, watch sunrise in the Outer Banks.
In NORTH DAKOTA, kayak the Missouri River.
In OHIO, “fall” in love at Hocking Hills.
In OKLAHOMA, hang in a cave at Robbers Cave State Park.
In OREGON, swim with seals on the coast.
In PENNSYLVANIA, go BIG at Hersheypark.
In RHODE ISLAND, anchor down on Block Island.
In SOUTH CAROLINA, spend a day at the Salty Dog Cafe.
In SOUTH DAKOTA, get swanky on Sylvan Lake.
In TENNESSEE, trek to Ruby Falls.
In TEXAS, dunk in Barton Springs.
In UTAH, take the water route through Zion National Park.
In VERMONT, cruise Lake Champlain.
In VIRGINIA, find your very own swimming hole.
In WASHINGTON, wine taste and wind down on Lake Chelan.
In WASHINGTON, D.C., paddleboat the Tidal Basin.
In WEST VIRGINIA, fly fish the Greenbrier River.
In WISCONSIN, go full-on tourist at the Wisconsin Dells.
In WYOMING, visit the “other” Grand Canyon.