Some of the top U.S. vacation spots of 2014 included Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan's Gold Coast, Yosemite National Park in California and Boston, Massachusetts. Other top destinations were California's Central Coast; the Jersey Shore; Kansas City, Missouri; Cumberland Island, Georgia; and Sun Valley, Idaho.
Considered the top destination of 2014, Grand Rapids is a beer-tourism mecca that boasts dozens of craft breweries and several alcohol-centered festivals such as the Winter Beer Festivals and Summer Craft Beer Festival. Lake Michigan's Gold Coast lies just minutes away, offering tourists a range of activities from picking fruits at U-pick orchards and antiquing.
Visitors can explore the Yosemite National Park in California by climbing Yosemite Falls or hiking across the backcountry. California's Central Coast also offers plenty of scenic views, such as the 100-mile long Big Sur and cliff-top lookouts. Visitors can gaze at sea lion colonies from a safe distance or take in the Spanish architecture.
On the other side of the country lies Cumberland Island, Georgia, a secluded spot for beach goers. Visitors can lounge on the beaches or catch a glimpse of feral horses. Other wildlife include armadillos, wild turkey and fiddler crabs. Visitors can camp and hike on the island.