The best places to visit in the United States of America, ranked by month

January: Colorado

Colorado's ski resorts are world-class, but the state has more to offer outdoor enthusiasts in winter.

February: Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming National Park is always beautiful, but if you can visit in February, you'll find it converted into a wintery wilderness.

March: Hawaii

Hawaii boasts excellent weather year-round, with temps typically around 79°F and below 88°F, but March and April, between spring and summer vacations, are especially nice.

April: Washington DC

Despite its history, Washington DC is evolving—new museums are opening. Cherry blossom season is another reason to visit D.C. this spring. 

May: The Mighty Five

No idea what The Mighty Five is? Utah's untamed landscape is united by five national parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. 

June: The West Coast

Road trip klaxon! Calling California and the Pacific Northwest. Avoid the July 4th traffic by traveling in June and exploring the West Coast for a month.

July: Alaska

Caribou, wolves, golden eagles, and grizzly bears catching salmon to fuel up before hibernation are great to see in Denali National Park in July. 

August: Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park includes much of Mount Desert Island (including lovely Bar Harbor) and beyond in the northeast of America.

September: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains, America's most visited national park, mix Southern hospitality with natural paradise.

October: New Mexico

It is the world's largest balloon festival and most photographed event due to its boundless skies and dramatic sunrises. 

November: Las Vegas

As Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars become more famous, so does Las Vegas's entertainment value.

December: Miami

As Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars gain fame, Las Vegas's entertainment value rises. Catch a show, but now is the time to explore off-strip as it's cool. 

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