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Philadelphia is an amazing place to live and work. One thing the city lacks, though, is nature. Like most other cities in the U.S., Philly isn’t particularly blessed with a lot of trees, lakes, and wildlife.

 

Fear not, however, as there are plenty of places to escape to across the length and breadth of America that will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. All you need to do is book a well-deserved vacation from work, and make the effort to go out and enjoy them!

 

Read on to find four of the best states to discover the U.S.’s great outdoors.


1.  Utah

 

As soon as you catch a glimpse of Utah’s natural scenery, you’ll be sure to fall in love with it. The ‘Beehive State’ is home to a number of awe-inspiring National Parks, each of which has its own distinct ecosystems and landscapes. There is Zion and its dramatic mesas, Canyonlands and its ‘Island in the Sky,’ Capitol Reef and its unique rock formations, and there is Bryce Canyon and its sandstone hoodoos. Grand Canyon

 

In order to get the most out of a visit to the latter, Bryce Canyon National Park, you should be sure to book yourself a place on Bryce Canyon ATV Tours. If you do, you’ll be able to cover much more ground than you would do on foot, meaning you’d be able to see more of this stunning outdoor area in less time.


2. Florida Keys

 

If you fancy being able to top up your tan while you enjoy America’s great outdoors, then you should head to Florida Keys. In particular, you should head to its southernmost key, as that is where you are going to find the sun at its hottest. Here, you’ll also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll see tropical islands, and you’ll stumble across jumbled mangroves.


3. North Carolina

 

North Carolina boasts a landscape like none other found in North America. Here, the earth undulates wildly, rising as high as the Appalachian Mountains in the west and falling as low as the Outer Banks on the east coast. In-between these highs and lows, you’ll find dense forests sprawling across the land.

 

One thing is for certain: North Carolina really does have it all.


4. Arizona

 

If shrub-tufted deserts are more your thing, then you should head to Arizona. In particular, you should head to its outback. Here, you’ll find rocky outcrops, deep gorges, and lonely American roads (complete with tumbleweed, to boot).

 

Of course, no visit to enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors would be complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site plummets nearly 5,000 kilometers into the earth, making it one of the world’s most remarkable and most famous natural wonders. If you’re a keen Instagrammer, this is definitely a place that you should visit at least once in your lifetime — the photo opportunities are endless!

 

 Do you feel an urge to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Fortunately, there are plenty of places dotted across the U.S. that will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the great outdoors.


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