If you are residing within the United States and looking to plan your next summer vacation, look no further than USA Today’s list of perfect destinations. Readers from all over the US have submitted what they deem the best spots throughout the country from great safari parks, zoo exhibits, gardens, aquariums, and museums.
Many of these places are fun for the entire family and will add a much-needed aspect of adventures to your summer vacation plans. You don’t always need to travel the globe to find exciting wildlife since we have so much right here in the US! Let’s take a look at some of these fabulous destinations to check out for your next vacation.
Ashland, Nebraska has come in as the top Wildlife Safari Parks in the country. It is known as the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. This park offers a 4-mile drive where you can experience and see different habitats of both plant species and animals that are native to North America. Some of which include, raptors, white-tailed deer, bison, and American elk. They also have a spot called Wolf Canyon where visitors can check out the grey wolves, black bears, and even talk a hike through the Eagle Aviary.
If you’re not so much into safari’s but love to check out the different species of animals in the US, then look no further than the Cincinnati Zoo located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This serves as one of the oldest zoos in the US. The zoo is very interactive and allows guests to view the animals from a close, safe distance. The zoo will take you underwater to visit the hippos; you can enter into a bubble to check out the meerkats, and also get to witness the Night Hunters exhibit and experience nocturnal predators.
Chaska, Minnesota is home to the best botanical gardens in the US. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum allows visitors to see over 1,200 acres that are filled with woods, trails and garden paths, and beautifully kept gardens. All of these spots can be enjoyed by walking 12.5 miles where you can see over five thousand different plant species.
The best way to find the perfect summer vacation is to listen to the people who have been there themselves and experienced the wonderful sites each of these destinations has to offer. Take it from the readers and book a fun adventure trip for yourself or the whole family.