Some of the top vacation spots in the United States include Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; North Conway, New Hampshire; Indianapolis, Indiana; Duluth, Minnesota; Oakland, California; and Greenville, South Carolina, as mentioned by Lonely Planet. Other places include Western South Dakota, the Colorado River region and the Mount Shasta region in California.
Another popular destination for vacationing is Maui, Hawaii, which offers tourists kiteboarding, windsurfing and snorkeling opportunities on the island's beaches and the chance to taste organic cuisine and meet friendly locals. Yellowstone National Park, which is known for its natural beauty, features several major destinations, such as the Old Faithful Geyser and Mammoth Hot Springs. The nation's capital, Washington, D.C., offers tourists a wide range of attractions, such as the Smithsonian museums, war memorials and the National Zoo. In San Francisco, California, tourists can visit the oldest Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge and Haight-Ashbury. In New York City, famous attractions include Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street.
Other popular places with plenty of vacation activities include Seattle, Washington; San Diego, California; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; Honolulu, Hawaii; Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Anchorage, Alaska; and Aspen, Colorado. Tourists can also visit the St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands.