With mesquite and juniper trees surrounding the natural cave formations, the Palo Duro Canyon is the second-largest canyon in the United States and served as an inspiration to the famous American painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
While Padre Island National Seashore is known as a hotspot for spring breakers looking to unwind, the area has so much more to offer.
Created thousands of years ago, this natural pool in the Texas Hill Country emerged when the surface of an underground river collapsed. Located just 23 miles west of Austin, Hamilton Pool draws visitors from around the world.
Cape Meares, which is close to the city of Tillamook, is named after British explorer John Meares. The cape, a headland located over 200 feet above the ocean, is a great place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts, as it is home to nesting common murres.
Thor’s Well, sometimes known as the drainpipe of the Pacific, is a strange natural phenomenon that appears to be draining water out of the sea. Right at the edge of the Oregon coast, Thor’s Well is best seen at high tide or in stormy weather when the rock provides superb photo opportunities.