Best Attractions in the US 2015
Washington, DC and Rocky Mountain National Park were recommended in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015, but we couldn’t leave it at just two. As in previous years, we tapped into the expertise come up with the top 10 American destinations primed for a visit in 2015.
2015’s Best in the US list includes a mix of up-and-coming destinations, old faves with new highlights and places poised to shine. And we hope you like to eat and drink, because the whole country seems to be enjoying a local food renaissance. No matter what your taste in travel, these destinations are sure to satisfy your appetite for the coming year.
|Queens, New York||For kids—and writers of kids’ books—New York City is magic. The sights and streets of NYC have been inspiring literary folk from the time of Herman Melville, but as much as short stories and novels make the City come to life, MOre..|
|Western South Dakota||South Dakota, known as the “state of great faces and great places,” can be a snowy paradise during the fall and winter. Here, on the land that was once Lakota Sioux territory, visitors enjoy the expansive rural landscapes of the Badlands, Black Hills and great plains, incredible national parks, an impressive list of universities, and many historic sites. Find a new favorite fall or winter festivals in SD, enjoy stunning landscapes on your winter visit to SD, and fly into the airports of South Dakota. More..|
|New Orleans, Louisiana||New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music.More..|
|Colorado River region||The Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region (Region 7), is implementing a Paperless Office system for its Basin Planning unit to reduce paper use, increase efficiency, and provide a more effective way for our staff, the public and interested parties to view Basin Planning documents in electronic form. That means paper correspondences will no longer be issued, including the distribution of public hearing notices and notices of opportunity for public comments. More..|
|North Conway, New Hampshire||North Conway, NH. North Conway Village is in the heart of Mt. Washington Valley in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and is home to nearly one hundred stores, fine art galleries and factory outlets. More..|
|Indianapolis, Indiana||From potholes to trash collection, hundreds of city services are just a phone call or a click away. The Mayor’s Action Center, RequestIndy Online Portal and RequestIndy Mobile for iPhone and Android offer four different ways for residents to request services and connect with city government. The one-stop-shop approach takes the guesswork out of reporting problems and helps ensure better responses, while tracking systems let users monitor the progress of their requests. More..|
|Greenville, South Carolina||Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. More..|
|Oakland, California||Bring the family to the Oakland Zoo for its annual Zoo Lights celebration Dec 5 – Jan 4. Even Santa will be making a few surprise visits on select nights. Also, look out for this year’s music-themed light show illuminating the Zoo’s African Veldt. More..|
Duluth is a four-season city — as breathtaking in winter white as it is in summer green. Come any time of year, and you’ll find an entirely new place to explore. The quiet of our forests and the splendor of the Lake Superior shoreline mesh into a getaway experience that will both relax and rejuvenate you.More..
|Mount Shasta region, California||The northeastern corner of the state – the area surrounding Mt. Shasta – is sometimes called the “Golden Triangle” by anglers because of its many fish-filled watersheds, including the McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Fall, Pit, Klamath Rivers and Hat Creek.More..|