So. We are already half way through March. Now if someone would just inform the weather of this fact… But I digress.
From scouring the web, it looks like everyone hasn’t made it to Spring Break yet. Which means, you still have time to plan something epic!! Even if your Spring Break is over, you can still get a head start on your summer vacay plans! Now, many people often dream of trips to Europe so they can see the clear blue waters or the beautiful natural sites. That’s all fine and dandy but did you know that some of the most GORGEOUS sites EVER are right here in our own backyard? Oh you ain’t know? Let me show you! And the best part of all: Preferred Motorcoach Transportation can take you to each and every one of them!
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
This is the largest hot spring in the US and third largest in the WORLD. First discovered in 1841, it gets its name from its color and it’s color from pigmented bacteria. Don’t let that word scare you off. You can still walk up and take pics of the spring. But no swimming! The hot temperatures make it nearly impossible.
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO
This park is downright beautiful. It’s known for its rock formations (Three Graces, Gateway Rock, Tower of Babel). Free and open to the public, this park is perfect for the aspiring photographer in you!
East Haddam, CT
This stunning castle was built by actor William Gillette, known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on the stage in the early 1900s. This castle has walking trails, a steam engine train, and the most unique door locks you’ve probably ever seen. The most interesting feature to me is the system of hidden mirrors Gillette installed so that he could watch his guests from his master bedroom. Not creepy at all…
Travis County, Texas (just over 20 miles west of Austin)
This spectacular natural swimming hole was created when a dome over an underground river collapsed. Swimming is permitted off and on throughout the year but due to the rugged terrain, you should proceed with caution to get to the pool (some say guests are encouraged to wear hiking shoes).
Watkins Glen, NY
This. Place. Is. Gorgeous! It’s located in the Finger Lakes region of New York and is one of the most famous parks. The waterfalls, bridges and stone formations give it a very whimsical, fairy tale-like feel. Watkins Glen is open year round and has trails, pools, and camping grounds. Not to mention, IT’S STUNNING!
Ok, so did you love these places? Any places you’ve been that you think should’ve made my list? Let me know in the comments!