What to See in the United States of America. One of the Many Things We Are Thankful For 2022 & in Bygone Days

My executive coach today told me to think and express in writing what I am really thankful for everyday. What are we thankful for not just this year but the entire decade together as family?   

One of the things we are grateful for is Traveling together and New York City was the last one we did this year.  My son Samuel Astro, Me & Myla have explored (not just stop) cities around America. Here are some of them in separate occasions after 4 coast to coast road trip, symposiums, summer vacations, weekend trips back when we have the energy to travel America’s great sites:

Alabama - Gulf Shores, Civil Rights Trail, MLK Museum

Arizona - Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Scottsdale

Arkansas - Little Rock, Bill Clinton Library

California - Central coast (Los Angeles to Monterey), Los Angeles, Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley, Sequoia National, RedWood National, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, San Diego, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, Anaheim, Orange County, Big Sur, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Santa Monica, Queen Mary, Ojai, Pebble Beach, Monterey, majority of Military Bases & Hotels

Colorado - Central Colorado, Denver, Rocky Mountains National Park

Connecticut - New London, Mystic Seaport, Greenwich, Mohegan Sun, Foxwood, Essex, Fairfield, Coast Guard Academy

Florida - Central Gulf Coast, Miami, the Everglades, Florida Keys, Orlando, Panhandle beaches Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, DisneyWorld, Universal Studios

Georgia - Atlanta, Savannah and Hilton Head Island

Hawaii - Honolulu, Waikiki, Oahu, North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Air Force & Navy Lodging

Illinois - Chicago, Millennium Park, Wrigley Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Lincoln Presidential, Springfield, The Structures of Chicago, Lincoln Zoo

Kentucky - Mammoth Cave & Bowling Green

Louisiana - New Orleans, French Quarters, Mardi Gras Strip

Maine - Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, Southern coastline & Portland

Maryland - Baltimore, Naval Academy & Annapolis

Massachusetts - Boston, Bunker Hill, Fenway Park (Red Sox Game), Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard, the Berkshires, campus tour of MIT, Harvard Universities

Michigan - Lake Michigan coastline, Upper Peninsula

Minnesota - Duluth & the North Shore, Bloomington, and St. Paul

Missouri - Branson and the Ozarks, St. Louis and southeastern Missouri

Mississippi - Biloxi

Montana - Big Sky

Nevada - Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, The Casino Strips, Virginia (of Nevada), Hoover Dam

New Hampshire - eastern White Mountains

New Jersey - Southern NJ coastal towns (e.g. Ocean City, Wildwood, Cape May)

New Mexico - White Sands National, Albuquerque, Route 66, Roswell, Los Alamos, Chaco Historical, Indian Pueblos, Carlsbad Cavern and Santa Fe

New York - Buffalo and Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs, Adirondacks, Yankees Stadium, Governor’s Island, Queens, Buffalo, Brooklyn, West Point Academy, New York City

North Carolina - Asheville and the NC Mountains, Outer Banks, Wilmington and southern NC beaches

Ohio - Cleveland, Rock & Roll National Museum and Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Oregon - Bend, Oregon coastline, Portland, Hood River, and the Columbia River Gorge

Pennsylvania - Amish/Dutch country (Lancaster, Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand), Philadelphia and southeastern PA, Pittsburg

Rhode Island - Newport, Providence

South Carolina - Charleston, Hilton Head Island & Savannah, Myrtle Beach

South Dakota - Black Hills region

Tennessee/Georgia - Memphis, Chattanooga, Great Smoky Mountains region ( Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg), Nashville and Franklin

Texas - Austin, Fredericksburg, and San Antonio, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Houston & Galveston

Utah - Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase, Arches National, Capitol Reef, Moab National, Salt Lake City & Park City

Vermont - (missed it)

Virginia - Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Coastal Virginia, Richmond, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Asheville, Manassas, Jamestown, Hamilton’s Museum, Monticello, Blue Ridge National, Arlington National, George Washington Home, Busch Gardens

Washington - Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and Port Townsend, Seattle and Tacoma, Pike’s Place Market, Starbucks Museum, Seattle Science Park, Whidbey Island

Washington D.C. - The National Mall, Smithsonian Museum, The Capitol, Lincoln Memorial

Wisconsin - Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dells

Wyoming - Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park

Since we lived in Connecticut, California & Virginia - most of the cities and parks or places, states or cities we have visited are just a drive away but our favorites are National or state Parks, museums, gardens and downtown cities. What is your favorite?