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.

Havasupai falls

In ARKANSAS, get steamy in Hot Springs National Park.

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center

In CALIFORNIA, surf the beaches of San Clemente.

Girl surfers at twilight

In COLORADO, raft the Arkansas River.

Royal Gorge Train, Canon City, Colorado

In CONNECTICUT, explore Kent Falls State Park.

A cool place on a 98 degree day, Kent Falls, Kent CT

In DELAWARE, hit up the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

People on Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.

In FLORIDA, watch a sunset on Clearwater Beach.

sunset on beach

In GEORGIA, “shoot the Hooch.”

Scenic Chattahoochee river in november

In HAWAII, visit the best beach in America.

Waimanalo Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

In IDAHO, camp on Redfish Lake.

Single kayaker by wharf at Redfish Lake, Idaho

In ILLINOIS, kayak through Chicago.

Wolf point river view in Chicago

In INDIANA, take a dune day.

Indiana Sand Dunes

In IOWA, visit the “other” Great Lakes.

Lake Okoboji in the Summer

In KANSAS, catch air at Kansas City Watersports.

In KENTUCKY, climb a canyon at Red River Gorge.

Students climbing at Torrent Falls Rock Climbing Adventure. Photos from Summer Journey’s 2015 trip to Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.

In LOUISIANA, get tubular on the Amite River.

In MAINE, visit Acadia National Park.

Acadia National Park

In MARYLAND, get crabby in Ocean City.

Tourists enjoying Ocean City beach and promenade

In MASSACHUSETTS, make friends with the whales.

People on a whale watching expedition spot the tail of a whale from the boat

In MICHIGAN, have a classic day on the lake.

Oval Beach.

In MINNESOTA, canoe the Boundary Waters at sunset.

Evening Paddle

In MISSISSIPPI, savor uncrowded beaches at Ship Island.

In MISSOURI, dive into an Ocean of Fun.

In MONTANA, hike the Grinnell Lake Trail.

Trekking in Grinnel Lake Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana,

In NEBRASKA, zen out at Heartland of America Park.

In NEVADA, hit up a Las Vegas pool party.

Las Vegas, Swimming Pool at The Cosmopolitan Hotel

In NEW HAMPSHIRE, paddle the Androscoggin River.

On September 5, 2013, boaters in canoes and kayaks gather at the base of the Great Falls as The Androscoggin Land Trust sponsors a “Paddle After Hours” event on the Androscoggin River in Auburn. (Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

In NEW JERSEY, catch one last round of fireworks on the beach.

In NEW MEXICO, raft the Rio Grande.

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.

Dawn at The Sand Fences

In NORTH DAKOTA, kayak the Missouri River.

In OHIO, “fall” in love at Hocking Hills.

Hidden Falls in Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio

In OKLAHOMA, hang in a cave at Robbers Cave State Park.

Looking from Robbers Cave.

In OREGON, swim with seals on the coast.

Seastack near Brookings

In PENNSYLVANIA, go BIG at Hersheypark.

In RHODE ISLAND, anchor down on Block Island.

Block Island, RI. scenics

In SOUTH CAROLINA, spend a day at the Salty Dog Cafe.

In SOUTH DAKOTA, get swanky on Sylvan Lake.

Sylvan Lake, Black Hills national forest, South Dakota, USA

In TENNESSEE, trek to Ruby Falls.

Ruby Falls, 145 foot waterfall deep inside Lookout mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

In TEXAS, dunk in Barton Springs.

In UTAH, take the water route through Zion National Park.

Crossing waters during the Hike of The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

In VERMONT, cruise Lake Champlain.

CHARLOTTE, VERMONT – JULY 31: A teenager runs off a dock into Lake Champlain July 31, 2015 at the town beach in Charlotte, Vermont. New York state is across the lake along the horizon. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

In VIRGINIA, find your very own swimming hole.

In WASHINGTON, wine taste and wind down on Lake Chelan.

Lakefront homes and docks on Lake Chelan in Washington State, USA.

 

In WASHINGTON, D.C., paddleboat the Tidal Basin.

In WEST VIRGINIA, fly fish the Greenbrier River.

Man long casting in the Greenbrier River, Smoky Mountain National Park.

In WISCONSIN, go full-on tourist at the Wisconsin Dells.

In WYOMING, visit the “other” Grand Canyon.

Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone National Park

 

source: huffingtonpost.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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