5. Garden of Gods, Colorado
The park is registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1971. Garden of Gods is under the care of the City of Colorado Springs.
One of the most visited attractions in the region is the world-class Visitor and Nature Center and Museum. It has a number of interactive exhibits that visitors always come after. A theater experience on how the red rocks came to be is shown to tourists. Gigantic sandstone rock formation stands tall against the snow-capped Pikes Peak. It’s a total package of most photographed views and rich history.
6. Big Sur, California
Back when it was still an unexplored mountainous terrain, Big Sur is called “El País Grande del Sur” which means “the big country of the south”. As English-speaking incomers settled it was Anglicized as Big Sur.
Big Sur is a self-governing region in California’s Central Coast. It is protected by the Big Sur Local Coastal Program and preserves it as an “open space, a small residential community, and agricultural ranching”. The most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline is a national treasure. Locals and vacationers alike are awed by its stunning views thus it is a popular tourist destination.