Places To Visit During Family Vacations In West Coast USA

By on December 12, 2013

When it comes to holidaying, the West Coast of the United States stands out to be one of the best in terms of natural beauty, tourist accommodation and transportation facilities. The entire coast line is dotted with some breathtaking tourist spots that lure tourists from all over the world.

If you are looking forward for family vacations in west coast USA here are a few tourist spots that lure tourists.

Trail Ridge Road

This is North America’s highest unremitting paved highway that ascends suddenly from the majestic coniferous & aspen foliage and forest to Tundra at a height of 12,183 ft that is absolutely barren without any vegetation whatsoever.

Places To Visit During Family Vacations In West Coast USA

Miur National Monument

This is a vast redwood forest and only one of its kind in West Coast that stretches over a landscape of 560 acres. Mium Wood is a national monument that was named after the noted conversationalist John Miur. The area is famous not just for the monument but for trees that are as old as 1000 years.

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

This place is famous for a research library that is one of the finest with some of the rarest books & manuscripts at it s disposal.  The library also houses British, American and French literary and art works. The place is also renowned for an extremely reputed botanical garden.

The Getty Villa

It is a recreation of a historic Roman Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean and situated in a lush 65 acre canyon. It is actually a replica of a Roman villa that is situated in Herculaneum that was buried in the infamous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. It is a showcase of the Roman, Etruscan and Greek antiquities.

Going-to-the-Sun Road

This is a historic tourist spot almost of the stature of ones that you find during a vacation tour in Beijing China if you compare it with the engineering marvel of the Great Wall of China also it is in no way as colossal as the Chinese Walls.  Yes, just like the Serpentine structure of the top surface of the Chinese Walls this historic landmark climbs to a daunting 3,500 ft to the famous Continental divide situated in Logan Pass and then moving from the forest valleys to the undulating Alpine meadows and then to the native grasslands as it cuts through the park from the west to the east.

Other places of interest that you will find during family vacations in west coast USA include the Historic Temple Square, Norton Simon Museum, Sky City, Johnson Ridge Observatory, Wynn Las Vegas, Caesar’s Palace Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Crater Lake National Park Glacier National Park, Pike Place Market, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Amon Carter Museum, The Getty Center Los Angeles and many more!

Author : The author runs an eminent travel and Tourism Company that conducts family vacations in West Coast USA, vacation tour in Beijing China and other places all over the world.

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