Do you have your summer travel plans already figured out? A common bucket list goal is to visit each of the 50 states, but what exactly are you supposed to do once you get to each state? This list offers some of the country's most intriguing destinations, ranging from excellent road trips to winding hiking trails that take you off the beaten path.
Some are majestic and some are just plain interesting, but they are all worth the trip. This list is bound to get you excited to get on the open road:
1. Alabama's Civil Rights Memorial, a granite showpiece with the inscribed names of 40 individuals, was created by Maya Lin, the same artist who created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is situated just steps from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s former church.
2. Denali National Park in Alaska is one sight you do not want to miss, with its amazing wildlife and views of Mt. McKinley in all its glory as it looms 20,237 feet tall. You might even see a grizzly bear or two.
3. The Golden State is perfect for a road trip, and traveling down California's Pacific Coast Highway from Big Sur to Malibu is an experience not to miss. On the way, you'll be able to enjoy fish and chips as you overlook the ocean or stay in a themed room at the Madonna Inn.
4. Shark Valley, situated in Florida's Everglades National Park, is unfortunately not home to sharks. However, it is home to plenty of gators in a majestic setting. Enjoy a walk or bike ride along the 15-mile trail, or take a tram to explore the grounds.
5. Even if you aren't a fan of the former president, there is no denying that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas has a lot to offer. Here, visitors learn about the campaign and visit the only full-size replica of the Oval Office.
6. Heading to Illinois this summer? Don't forget to stop in Springfield for a trip to Abraham Lincoln's home. The home, which Abe and his wife enjoyed for 17 years, offers 12 rooms and a free tour.
7. Enjoy the grounds of the 184-acre Gillette Castle, built in Connecticut in 1919, or even take a tour of the inside of the estate. The former owner, William Hooker Gillette, was famous for playing Sherlock Holmes on screen.
8. The Kansas prairie is unbeatable, once offering millions of acres. Today, the Flint Hills offer thousands of acres of land, and the best place to explore them is the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. If you're lucky, you might even see some bison.
Where will your travels take you?Even if you aren't a fan of the former president, there is no denying that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas has a lot to offer. Want to know more? Contact a company like The Breakers Hotel.