15 Must-See American Sights

Forget Paris—these great vacation sites can be found in your own backyard

By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User

Posted Nov 11, 2007 8:23 AM CST

(Newser) – Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, turns Forbes readers onto her top 15:

  1. The Pacific Coast Highway
  2. Monument Valley, Utah and Ariz.
  3. Texas Hill Country

  1. Charleston, SC
  2. The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
  3. The San Juan Islands, Wash.
  4. The Windjammers, Maine
  5. Sun Valley, Idaho
  6. New River Gorge for white-water rafting, WV
  7. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Ore.
  8. Shaker Village Of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, Ky.
  9. Grafton, Vt.
  10. Sedona, Ariz.
  11. Zion National Park, Utah
  12. New Orleans Jazz Festival

Great views of the Pacific can be had from 17 Mile Drive along the coast of the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Great views of the Pacific can be had from 17 Mile Drive along the coast of the Monterey Peninsula in California.   (KRT Photos)
Monument Valley
Monument Valley   (Archive Photos)
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