An In-N-Out Burger sign in the USA.


50 reasons to visit the USA

Published January 14th, 2016

There are 50 glorious states in the USA and at least a million reasons to visit the great United States; we’ve come up with 50 reasons to explore, just to get you started. From secret fast-food menus to epic views and glorious nature times – the USA covers all bases! 

A must-do in LA!

1. Voodoo Donuts in Portland

2. Driving Highway 1 from LA to San Francisco


the best road trip ever! #highway1 #califa A photo posted by Aurélio Busnardo (@aureliobusnardo) on

3. Deep.Dish.Pizza

4. The view from Top of The Rock


#throwback#rockefellercenter#topoftherock#empirestatebuilding#flowers#beard#nyc A photo posted by Salih Erdogan (@salihtommy) on

5. Riding a cable car in San Francisco

6. Coachella


@kimbramusic on the Gobi stage A photo posted by @coachella on

7. Polar bears in Alaska

8. Colorado – the ‘Napa Valley of beer’

9. Paddle boarding in the Grand Canyon


Just went on the bucket list!! #GrandCanyonpaddleBoarding A photo posted by Gary Pegues (@garypegues) on

10. Mardi Gras in New Orleans


A fabulous porch - love those beads! #leadingrelocal by @lsteffan A photo posted by Gardner Realtors (@thelocallantern) on

11. Watching the sun come up first from Cadillac Mountain, Maine

12. Hipster heaven at bike, watch and leather goods manufacturer Shinola in Detroit


We’re ready for the #WorldSeries! Shop handmade @leatherheadsports baseballs with the link in our bio. A photo posted by Shinola (@shinola) on

13. Dancing to live blues music at The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi

14. Ordering off the secret menu at In-N-Out Burger

15. Dollywood in Tennessee


#dollywood @contact73 A photo posted by Daniel Marc Humphreys (@danielmarchumphreys) on

16. Basketball


Da Bulls! #mjmondays A photo posted by Rare Sports Images (@rare_sports_images) on

17. ‘Tubing’ the Guadalupe River in Texas


I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight✨ #TheLupe #GuadalupeRiver #RiverTrip #FunTimes A photo posted by Megan (@barbiegirlmegan) on

18. Hiking in Arches National Park, Utah

19. A pastrami sandwich the size of your head at Katz’s Deli, New York


Best sandwiches #Katz #katzdelicatessen #katznyc #newyork #city #lunch #brisket #pastrami #instafood #instagramnyc A photo posted by Laura Newton ✌️ (@laura_newton89) on

20. Star spotting and cocktails at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles


#chateaumarmont #blue A photo posted by RIP David Bowie (@honeymoon.kilos) on

21. A jog along Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles


As we run, we become. #workout #running #losangeles #runyoncanyon #view #skyline #monasita #wanderlust A photo posted by Maria Jose Pepio (@mjpepio) on

22. Cycle along Venice Beach, Los Angeles


#california #venicebeach #santamonica #bikes A photo posted by Marta Kurasz (@kartamurasz) on

23. Philadelphia Cheese Steaks

24. SXSW Austin, Texas


A photo posted by SXSW (@sxsw) on

25. Live volcanoes in Hawaii


#nature #volcano #hawaiivolcano#lavaflow #magic #fantastic #amazing #wanderful #post!!#talnts A photo posted by amir sedaghatkish (@amirsedaghatkish) on

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26. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

27. Dude Ranches in Montana


HORSE POWER. #mbcjtravels #Montana #bigskycountry #horses #horsepower A photo posted by Chris Jacobs (@chrispauljacobs) on

28. Helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon

29. Broadway musicals, New York City

30. Honky-tonks in Nashville, Tennessee


World famous Broadway blvd off Downtown Nasville TN A photo posted by Nashville's Best (@nashvillehonkytonk) on

31. Exploring Joshua Tree, California

32. Taking a photo at Salvation Mountain, California

33. Go behind bars on Alcatraz

34. BBQ food in Texas

35. The Super Bowl


A photo posted by Vintage (@the_a.v.e) on

36. Riding a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


Someone's happy #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #bucketlist #woohoo #bike #travel A photo posted by Violet Zhang (@violet_jz) on

37. Smores

38. Standing under a Giant Sequoia tree in Yosemite National Park, California


On my list for the next road trip for sure #sequoianationalpark #roadtrip #travel pc @jeremyjauncey A photo posted by Travel + Style + Food (@ourtravelgoals) on

39. A bone-rattling rollercoaster ride on Coney Island, New York City


Ride into the weekend at #LunaParkNYC! It'll be here before you know it! #ConeyIslandCyclone A photo posted by Luna Park NYC (@lunaparknyc) on

40. Disney World


Today was a scorcher in Florida (aka perfect ice cream weather) A photo posted by ▲SHTON (@ashtonrigg) on

41. Niagara Falls, New York


#niagarafalls#canada#usa#wonderful#view A photo posted by @travelpassion10 on

42. Cuban Sandwiches in Miami, Florida

43. Central Park, New York City


#centralpark #newyorkcity #highquality #photo #sun A photo posted by @barixx_37 on

44. Your photo in front of ‘The Bean’, Chicago

45. Magnolia Bakery, New York City


It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...#magnoliabakery . A photo posted by Magnolia Bakery (@magnoliabakery) on

46. Taking a bourbon tour in Kentucky


Just half the bar for today's festivities. #inauguration #kybourbon A photo posted by Kentucky Bourbon Trail (@kentuckybourbontrail) on

47. The Whispering Gallery at Grand Central Station, New York City


#whisperingGallery #grandcentral A photo posted by Fabián Chividini (@fabichividini) on

48. The Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas

49. Pool parties in Las Vegas


Pool Party #davidguetta #poolpartyvegas #encorelasvegas A photo posted by natamy (@natamy) on

50. Playing blackjack in the pool in Vegas

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Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.