The meaning of this geographical term has changed several times throughout the history of the existence of the North American state. the reason for this is the constant growth of the country's territory precisely in the western direction. The first settlers from the Old World once landed on the east coast, and therefore the west of the United States is the part that became part of the country in the last turn..
Cards on the table!
In accordance with the modern division of the country into regions, the West of the United States includes the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Coast, as well as the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska - only thirteen states. Among them are some of the most interesting in terms of a huge number of unique natural attractions, vibrant and distinctive cities and beach and ski resorts..
Following the sun
In the western United States, an inquisitive traveler is usually interested in several natural objects, each of which constitutes a gold reserve of natural attractions of a planetary scale:
- Yellowstone is the first national park in the world with a history of about one and a half centuries. It is famous for its unique geysers, picturesque landscapes and special wildlife. Lakes and canyons, caves and rivers - excursions are organized in Yellowstone Park, allowing you to see all the natural splendor of the very heart of the North American continent. 500 km of roads and more than 1700 km of hiking trails, laid through the park, make it possible to study its flora and fauna and enjoy magnificent landscapes.
- The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the deepest and longest on the planet. It stretches for more than 440 km and its width reaches 29 km. For 10 million years, the Colorado River has formed a unique relief, which you can admire today on a car or helicopter excursion..
- The Valley of Monuments is a natural park, the main attraction of which are unique red sandstone monuments made by nature itself. Featured in Westerns more than once, this national park is located in the land of the Navajo Indians..
The edge of eternal summer
There are several world-class beach resorts in the western United States. The most famous is the Hawaiian archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. A beach holiday on the islands is hundreds of comfortable hotels, the opportunity to go surfing and diving and walking along amazing natural attractions, in a huge number presented on the islands of volcanic origin.