18 Exotic Places in The U.S. to Put on Your Bucket List ASAP


If climbing the Himalayas is what you dream of doing, check out Denali National Park in Alaska. It’s home to the highest peak in North America at 20,310 feet in height. That’s 10,000 feet shorter than Mount Everest, so it would be a good place to try out your skills. If you aren’t up for that much of a challenge, there are numerous hikes where you can take in views of the mountain from further away, including Horseshoe Lake Trail, which winds for 1.5 miles through spruce and aspen forests to beautiful Horseshoe Lake. Although mountaineering is a popular activity, flightseeing is another great option, or you can also take in the view from a number of scenic overlooks. While you’re here, watch out for wildlife, including the “Big Five,” grizzly bear, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall sheep as well as the chance to glimpse martens, lynx, beavers and fox.