Western United States
Home to some of the country's most inspiring destinations, the
western U.S. is a treasure trove awaiting discovery. Tours of
America's West can take you across the frontier to Colorado to
explore the rugged Rocky Mountains and the historic towns that dot
their peaks. Ride heritage rail lines through the stunning
landscape or continue to destinations such as Salt Lake City, the
cowboy town of Jackson, and San Francisco with smooth connections
to places like Muir Woods with its Giant Sequoia groves and Yosemite
National Park, home to Yosemite Falls - the highest waterfall
in North America - as well as Half Dome and El Capitan.
Other West Coast tours focus on America's beautiful national
parks, where the grandeur of nature surrounds at every turn.
Montana's Glacier National Park is home to
glacier-carved mountains and one of the country's most famous
roadways, Going-to-the-Sun Road. At Yellowstone National Park, an
incredible variety of flora and fauna sit aside waterfalls and deep
canyons. Yellowstone's true claim to fame, though, is its
geothermal activity that presents in its hot springs and geysers.
Your tour itinerary may take you to Mt. Rushmore, which showcases
the visages of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore
Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, or to South Dakota's Badlands,
where colorful rock formations highlight the dry terrain.
Some train tours to the Pacific Northwest feature Seattle, the
crown jewel of the region. While this city is a destination in its
own right, it is also ideally located as a launching point for Alaska
cruise vacations and Western Canada rail tours. Whether you
travel from the East Coast to the West Coast or focus your
family vacation on the Wild West solely, there is no shortage of
trip ideas to explore.