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  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • Golden Gate Park

  • Twin Peaks   

    At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, these two adjacent peaks provide postcard views and a treasure trove of animal and plant diversity. Most visitors to Twin Peaks drive (or take a tourist bus) to the north peak parking lot to enjoy 180-degree views of the Bay Area.

  • Lombard Street

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Coit Tower

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Town and Country
Cost: 140 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Stanford University

    Visit our historic Main Quad with its distinct Richardsonian Romanesque and California Mission Revival architecture or see our new Science and Engineering Quad, which beautifully incorporates modern and technological elements with timeless, elegant aesthetics and an abundance of outdoor space.

    • Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm.
    • See a panoramic view of the area from the Hoover Tower observation platform, 285 feet above Stanford’s campus.
    • Enjoy a meal at one of our many campus eateries or dining halls.
    • Stop in at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion.
  • 17 Mile Dr Bay Skyline

    America's famous high-end luxury mansion district in 17 Miles Drive along the line, so we can imagine how beautiful the scenery here! Because expensive villas, beautiful scenery, has become the focus of a tour in California, the car was moved into this segment route charges, pedestrians and bicycles free of charge.

    Primary scenic attractions include Cypress Point, Bird Rock, Point Joe, Pescadero Point, Fanshell Beach & Seal Point. The famous "Witch Tree" landmark, often used as scenic background in movies and television, was formerly at Pescadero Point. The tree was blown down by a storm on January 14, 1964. Pescadero Point is also the site of the Ghost Tree, a landmark Monterey Cypress tree. The tree gives its name to a dangerous extreme surfing location known to have storm waves.Currently, the surf break of Ghost Tree is off limits to surfers and watercraft.

  • Bixby Creek Bridge

    Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. The bridge is located 120 miles south of San Francisco and 13 miles south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1. Prior to the opening of the bridge in 1932, residents of the Big Sur area were virtually cut off during winter due to the often impassable Old Coast Road that led 11 miles inland. At its completion, the bridge was built under budget for $199,861 (equivalent to $3.5 million in 2015) and was the longest concrete arch span at 320 feet on the California State Highway System. It is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world and one of the most photographed bridges along the Pacific Coast due to its aesthetic design and location.

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

    Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, writers and poets at Carmel-by-the-Sea",and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood.

    The city is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs. Carmel is also known for several unusual laws, including a prohibition on wearing high-heel shoes without a permit, enacted to prevent lawsuits arising from tripping accidents caused by irregular pavement.

  • Big Sur

    Big Sur, described in 1912 as the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world,"is a undeveloped, lightly populated, unincorporated region on California's Central Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The coast is frequently praised for its rugged coastline and mountain views. As the "longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the continental United States,"it has been described it as a "national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development,"and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation."Big Sur's Cone Peak at 5,155 feet (1,571 m) is only 3 miles (5 km) from the ocean.The stunning views make Big Sur a popular tourist destination.

  • Pebble Beach

  • Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

    The Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery spreads over 6 miles of shoreline around Point Piedras Blancas on the central coast of California. The viewing areas are located 90 miles south of Monterey, 5 miles north of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in San Simeon, 1.5 miles south of Point Piedras Blancas. The viewing areas are open every day of the year, are wheelchair accessible, and free. No reservations required.

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  • Solvang

    Solvang was founded in 1911 on almost 9,000 acres of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant, by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the midwestern winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. The architecture of many of the façades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center.

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Santa Monica State Beach

    The beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It is 3.5 miles long and has parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, as well as manned lifeguard stations, the original Muscle Beach, bike rentals, concessions, a few hotels, a bike path, and wooden pathways for warm days and beachgoers with disabilities.Visitor activities include volleyball, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming.

  • Hollywood Sign

  • Dolby Theatre

  • TCL Chinese Theatre

    The most important landmark of Hollywood is the Chinese Theater located in Hollywood Blvd, it is famous for the fingerprints,footprints of the famous stars, attracting tourists from Various countries to see the stars's footprints. The founder Sid Grauman build the Chinese theater in 1918.

    The Chinese Theater opened in May 1927, well-known as the appearance of Chinese ancient palatial architecture.At the front of the theatre have huge portraits of every successive academy award winners and biographies, but here there will be a leading role to this stage at the every film premieres, so the theatre can have great fame. However,the most attractive is the footprints left by nearly 200 stars at the front of the Chinese Theater, each tourist,was always busying with filming their idol's footprints, or put their hands on stars's handprint to do some comparison.



     

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Los Angeles Las Vegas
Cost: ? USD
  • Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas

    Shopping Mall.

  • Las Vegas Strip

    The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles in length,located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is often referred to as being "in Las Vegas". Most of the Strip has been designated an All-American Road, and is considered a scenic route at night. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.

    One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture and lights. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.

     

  • Las Vegas South Premium Outlets

    Large mall with 140 shops of designer & household brands in clothing, accessories, leather & gifts.

  • Fountains of Bellagio

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  • Lake Mead & Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover.

  • Powerhouse Visitors Centre

    Museum with exhibits detailing the historical transformation of the famous Americana icon, Route 66.

  • Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    If you are entering through the South Entrance Station, make the Visitor Center your first stop. You can park your car in one of four parking areas, then get your first view of Grand Canyon by taking a short walk (or shuttle bus ride) to nearby Mather Point.

    From the Visitor Center, it is also possible to Park-and-Ride. Leave your car and board free shuttle buses to ride around the Village and out to scenic overlooks.

    At the Visitor Center you can:

    • Find information. Outside exhibits discuss park activities and attractions; hiking, the free shuttle bus system and park ranger programs.
    • Watch Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute movie that takes viewers on a rim to river and dawn to dusk journey through the park. Movie starts on the hour and half-hour
    • Explore exhibits inside, including: interactive trip planners, a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts.
    • Stop at the Park Store for books and a variety of Grand Canyon gifts.
    • Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. 
  • Trail View Point

    Stunning view of a big part of the Bright Angel Trail. Absolutely stunning!

  • Maricopa Point

    Hermit Road vista with exceptional rim views of canyon, river & an old copper & uranium mine.

  • Powell Point

    The best thing about this point is the small path that extends into the canyon. There is a raised platform at the end of the path that allows a very good 360 view of the area.

  • Hopi Point

    South Rim overlook with unobstructed canyon vistas & popular stop for sunrise & sunset viewing. 

  • Mohave Point

    South Rim overlook with wide vistas of terraced cliffs, sandstone mesas & curving Colorado River.

  • The Abyss

    Panoramic viewpoint along Hermits Rest route, with dizzying vertical drops down into canyon bottom. 

  • Monument Creek Vista

  • Pima Point

    Cliffside promontory & scenic South Rim viewpoint overlooking 40 mi. of rugged canyonlands.

  • Hermit Trail

    The Hermit Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona. This trail provides access to a historic area of Grand Canyon and offers a more challenging route to the Colorado River for more experienced canyon hikers.

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Motel 6 Page
Cost: 170 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    If you are entering through the South Entrance Station, make the Visitor Center your first stop. You can park your car in one of four parking areas, then get your first view of Grand Canyon by taking a short walk (or shuttle bus ride) to nearby Mather Point.

    From the Visitor Center, it is also possible to Park-and-Ride. Leave your car and board free shuttle buses to ride around the Village and out to scenic overlooks.

    At the Visitor Center you can:

    • Find information. Outside exhibits discuss park activities and attractions; hiking, the free shuttle bus system and park ranger programs.
    • Watch Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute movie that takes viewers on a rim to river and dawn to dusk journey through the park. Movie starts on the hour and half-hour
    • Explore exhibits inside, including: interactive trip planners, a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts.
    • Stop at the Park Store for books and a variety of Grand Canyon gifts.
    • Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. 
  • Mather Point

    Scenic viewpoint along South Rim, popular for its canyon vistas & proximity to the visitor center.

  • Yaki Point

     Nature's Manifest, friendliness of this tribe's working during tis stop.

  • Grandview Point

    South Rim viewpoint overlooking a panorama of colorful canyons, ridges & the snaking Colorado River. 

  • Tusayan Ruin

    The Tusayan Ruin is the remains of a small ancestral Puebloan village. A relatively flat 0.1 mile (200 meter) trail wraps around the ruin and offers the opportunity to learn more about the place and the people who once called this home.

    The Tusayan Museum and Bookstore have displays that help bring the ruin to life. A picnic area and restrooms are located here.

  • Moran Point

    Moran Point is a prominent feature at any Grand Canyon viewpoint but at Moran Point three main rock groups are clearly visible. 


    The Layered Paleozoic Rocks represent the sedimentary rocks that make up most of the Grand Canyon's depth. The Grand Canyon Supergroup represents a significant portion of the canyon's geologic record even though it is only in isolated remnants, visible at only a few spots along the rim. The Vishnu Basement Rocks are the oldest at the canyon, consisting of both metamorphic and igneous rock.

  • Desert View Watchtower

    Stone tower rising 7 stories designed in 1932 by Mary Colter, a pioneering Grand Canyon architect. 

  • Lipan Point

    Vista point on Desert View Drive with expansive views of canyon's inner gorge & whitewater rapids.

  • Horseshoe Bend

  • Lake Powell

    Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona.Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.

     

     

  • Glen Canyon Dam

    Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page. The 710-foot (220 m) high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of 27 million acre feet.

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Motel 6 Moab
Cost: 140 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Upper Antelope Canyon

    Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. Private tour companies have been permitted to offer tours since 1987. It has been accessible by tour only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. Photography within the canyons is difficult due to the wide exposure range (often 10 EV or more) made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.

    Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists for two reasons. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams(shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Winter colors are a little more muted like the photo displayed here. Summer months provide two types of lighting. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 20 and disappear October 7 each year.

  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Visitor Center

    Welcome to the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park.  You are experiencing one of the most majestic - and most photographed - points on earth.

    This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet. framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding.

  • Merrick's Butte

    Merrick Butte is a butte located in Monument Valley in extreme northeast Navajo County, Arizona. It is located 1.4 miles east of the monument headquarters and 1.25 miles south of the Arizona–Utah state line.It is part of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and is similar to its neighbors West and East Mitten Buttes just to the north.

  • West and East Mitten Buttes

    West and East Mitten Buttes are two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona. When viewed from the south, the buttes appear to be two gigantic mittens with their thumbs facing inwards.

    The two buttes are about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) from the Arizona–Utah state line and West Mitten Butte is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northeast of the park headquarters.The summit of West Mitten Butte is 6,176 feet (1,882 m) and East Mitten Butte is 6,226 feet (1,898 m) in elevation.

    The Mittens form a triangle with Merrick Butte about 2/3 of a mile to the south and, with Sentinel Mesa.

    The buttes are made of three principal rock layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate.

  • Three Sisters

    The Three Sisters is a formation of Catholic nun facing her two pupils. 

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  • Arches National Park Visitor Center & Park Headquarters

    Arches National Park is a US National Park in eastern Utah. The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles north of Moab, Utah.

    Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

  • Courthouse Towers Viewpoint

  • Balanced Rock

    Landmark featuring a huge sandstone block appearing to balance precariously on a thin rock column. 

  • Double Arch

    Sandstone formation & popular photo op with 2 big arches springing from the same side foundation. 

  • North Window

    Arch on the north side of the Windows, a sandstone fin featuring 2 massive, eye-shaped openings.

  • South Window

    Arch on the south side of the Windows, a sandstone fin featuring 2 massive, eye-shaped openings. 

  • Parade of Elephants

    Great view at sunset time - take some cool bewerages, look for a nice place somewhere in the windows area and enjoy a gorgeous view on the elephants!

  • Turret Arch

    Sandstone fin featuring large & small openings & a taller, turret-like rock pillar to the side.

  • Salt Lake Temple

  • Utah State Capitol

    For nearly a century, the State Capitol has been one of Utah’s most prominent landmarks. Designed by local architect Richard K. A. Kletting, the Capitol has been home to state government since its opening in 1916.

    From 2004 to 2008, the Utah State Capitol underwent one of the largest historical preservation projects in the United States. In addition to safe-guarding the building against the risk of an earthquake, the project also repaired and restored the original beauty and artwork of the Capitol. Each year, thousands of people visit the Capitol to witness its modern magnificence and historic significance.

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Jackson Lake Lodge
Cost: 300 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Jackson

    Jackson is a town in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States. It is the county seat of Teton County and is its largest town.

    Jackson is a very popular tourist town bringing in tourists from all over the country. Throughout the town elk antler arches are a big attraction that tourists enjoy.

  • Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center

    Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center(Moose Visitor Center)--Information, an extensive bookstore, maps, activity schedules, guided walks and talks, mountaineering exhibit, state-of-the-art exhibits, park documentary produced by Discovery Communications, Inc., backcountry camping permits, boat permits, restrooms, telephones, WiFi. A post office is located nearby.

  • Grand Teton National Park Headquarters

    Moose Entrance,South Entrance of Grand Teton National Park.

  • Taggart Lake

    A great short scenic hike providing a fantastic view of the grand Teton reflecting in Taggart lake (approx 1-2 hours).

  • Jenny Lake Trail

    Trailhead for the 7.1-mi. route around Jenny Lake & other lakeside hikes, including Hidden Falls.

  • Colter Bay Village

    When the family is ready for adventure and a picture-perfect vacation destination, come and see us at Colter Bay Village. You’ll find charming mountain cabins right on a beautiful lake that is bustling with activity. Located on the shores of Jackson Lake with the majestic Grand Tetons as a backdrop, lodging at Colter Bay Village could be just what your family vacation needs.

    Think of Colter Bay Village as summer camp for the entire family kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, log cabins, and a general store. This resort village on the northern shore of Jackson Lake has it all, and provides affordable vacationing. It’s everything you would want in a genuine Grand Teton National Park vacation. Picture a bustling marina with everything from boat rentals and gear shops to restaurants and a museum. On the wooded hill nearby, you will find a variety of accommodations where families of all types prepare for the day’s adventure. Colter Bay is an endless, untamed, Jackson Hole type of adventure.

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Yellowstone Country Inn
Cost: 180 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Flagg Ranch Information Station

    As you leave Yellowstone National Park, stop by for trip planning and trail information. Facilities include a small bookstore, restrooms and a telephone outside.

  • Yellowstone - South Entrance

    Open (weather dependent) to automobiles from the second Friday in May through early November and to tracked-oversnow vehicles (snowcoaches and snowmobiles) from December 15 to March 15. Limited services are available near the South Entrance. The closest airline service to the South Entrance is Jackson, WY. Be sure to check our Park Roads page for the current year opening dates.

  • Moose Falls

    Moose Falls (height 30 feet (9.1 m)) is a plunge type waterfall on Crawfish Creek in Yellowstone National Park. The waterfall was named in 1885 by members of the Arnold Hague Geologic Survey for the plentiful moose found in the southern sections of the park.The falls are just 75 yards (69 m) west of south entrance road via an easy trail that begins 1.2 miles (1.9 km) north of the south entrance station.

  • West Thumb Geyser Basin

    West Thumb was created approximately 162,000 years ago when a magma chamber bulged up under the surface of the earth and subsequently cracked it along ring fracture zones. This in turn released the enclosed magma as lava and caused the surface above the emptied magma chamber to collapse.Water later filled the collapsed area of the caldera, forming an extension of Yellowstone Lake. This created the source of heat and water that feed the West Thumb Geyser Basin today.

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park

    The original bridge was built in 1902. It was a rough-hewn corduroy log bridge with a slightly different alignment than the current bridge. The existing bridge was built in 1937. The Fishing Bridge was historically a tremendously popular place to fish. Angling from the bridge was quite good, due to the fact that it was a major spawning area for cutthroat trout. However, because of the decline of the cutthroat population(in part, a result of this practice), the bridge was closed to fishing in 1973. Since that time, it has become a popular place to observe fish.

  • Old Faithful

    Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States. Old Faithful was named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition and was the first geyser in the park to receive a name.It is one of the most predictable geographical features on Earth, erupting every 35 to 120 minutes. The geyser, as well as the nearby Old Faithful Inn, is part of the Old Faithful Historic District.

  • Castle Geyser

    Castle Geyser is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is noted for the particularly large geyserite sinter deposits, which form its cone. These deposits have been likened in appearance to a castle.

  • Grand Prismatic Spring

    The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world,after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand and Boiling Lake in Dominica. It is located in the Midway Geyser Basin.

    Grand Prismatic Spring was noted by geologists working in the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871, and named by them for its striking coloration. Its colors match the rainbow dispersion of white light by an optical prism: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bozeman West
Cost: 135 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • West Entrance

    Adjacent to the town of West Yellowstone, MT, the West Entrance is usually open (weather dependent) to automobiles from the third Friday in April through early November, and to tracked-oversnow vehicles (snowcoaches and snowmobiles) from December 15 to March 15. The closest airline service is West Yellowstone, MT; Bozeman, MT; Idaho Falls, ID; and Salt Lake City, UT. See the our Park Roads page for the current year opening dates. To view the current traffic conditions at the West Entrance, see the West Entrance traffic webcams.

  • Emerald Spring

    Emerald Spring is a hot spring located in Norris Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Norris Geyser Basin Museum

    Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone's thermal areas. The highest temperature yet recorded in any geothermal area in Yellowstone was measured in a scientific drill hole at Norris: 459°F (237°C) just 1,087 feet below the surface! There are very few thermal features at Norris under the boiling point (199°F at this elevation).

    Norris shows evidence of having had thermal features for at least 115,000 years. The features in the basin change daily, with frequent disturbances from seismic activity and water fluctuations. The vast majority of the waters at Norris are acidic, including acid geysers which are very rare. Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world (300 to 400 feet) and Echinus Geyser (pH 3.5 or so) are the most popular features.

    The basin consists of two areas: Porcelain Basin and the Back Basin. Porcelain Basin is barren of trees and provides a sensory experience in sound, color, and smell; a 3/4 mile dirt and boardwalk trail accesses this area. Back Basin is more heavily wooded with features scattered throughout the area; a 1.5 mile trail of boardwalk and dirt encircles this part of the basin.The area was named after Philetus W. Norris, the second superintendent of Yellowstone, who provided the first detailed information about the thermal features.

  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is quite possibly the most scenic wonder inGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone - Moran
    Yellowstone National Park if not the world. Imagine that first look the early trappers and explorers had when entering this part of the park. This view is the first scenic painting (Thomas Moran), ever to hang on the walls of the White House. Thanks to the National Park Service, today the view remains the same as it was since the parks first explorers.

    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is 23 miles long and was formed by erosion cutting through layers of volcanic rock followed by glaciers forming into dams. When the ice melted this chasm flooded with a mixture of torrential icewater and gravel creating the canyon. The colors from the canyon walls are a result of the thermal effects on the Rhyolite walls.

    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is best viewed via the two roads off the Grand Loop. The South Rim Drive takes you to Artist Point and the North Rim Drive provides views from Lookout Point, Grand View Point and Inspiration Point. Both drives will provide views of the Upper and Lower Falls.

  • North Rim Drive

    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is best viewed via the two roads off the Grand Loop. The South Rim Drive takes you to Artist Point and the North Rim Drive provides views from Lookout Point, Grand View Point and Inspiration Point. Both drives will provide views of the Upper and Lower Falls.

  • South Rim Drive

    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is best viewed via the two roads off the Grand Loop. The South Rim Drive takes you to Artist Point and the North Rim Drive provides views from Lookout Point, Grand View Point and Inspiration Point.

  • Artist Point

    Artist Point is a cliff on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone due west of Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. The point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck.

  • Hayden Valley

    Hayden Valley is an excellent place to view wildlife, including grizzly bears, particularly in the spring and early summer when they may be preying upon newborn bison and elk calves. Large herds of bison are often seen in the spring and early summer and during the fall rut. Coyotes are often seen in the valley. Bird life is abundant in and along the river. A variety of shore birds may be seen in the mud flats at Alum Creek. Ducks, geese, and American white pelicans cruise the river.Bird watchers should look for bald eagles, northern harriers, and sandhill cranes.

  • Lamar Valley

    River valley area of Yellowstone with a panoramic driving route amid herds of bison & other animals.

  • Lower Terraces Area

    As one early visitor described the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces, "No human architect ever designed such intricate fountains as these. The water trickles over the edges from one to another, blending them together with the effect of a frozen waterfall." The hot springs were an early commercialized attraction for those seeking relief from ailments in the mineral waters.

    Mammoth Hot Springs are a surface expression of the deep volcanic forces at work in Yellowstone. Although these springs lie outside the caldera boundary, scientists surmise that the heat from the hot springs comes from the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone thermal areas. A large fault system runs between Norris Geyser Basin and Mammoth, which may allow thermal water to flow between the two. Also, multiple basalt eruptions have occurred in this area. Thus, basalt may be a heat source for the Mammoth area.

  • Northeast Entrance Road

    Near the gateway community of Gardiner, MT, the North Entrance is the only park entrance open to wheeled vehicles all year. November through April, the North Entrance provides the only access to Cooke City, MT. US Highway 212 east of Cooke City is closed to automobiles November through April. The road from Mammoth to Norris opens to automobiles the third Friday in April through early November, and to tracked-oversnow vehicles (snowcoaches and snowmobiles), conditions permitting, from December 15 to early March. The closest airline service is Bozeman, MT. See the our Park Roads page for the current year opening dates. Services are available year around. To view the current traffic conditions at the North Entrance, see the North Entrance Traffic and Roosevelt Arch webcam.

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  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

  • LaGuardia Airport

    Waterfront circa-1939 airport in Queens offers regional flights in the U.S., Canada & the Caribbean.

  • Times Square

    Known as "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way," Times Square is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. It is here that Good Morning America is broadcast live to the nation, here that the New Year's Eve ball is dropped.

    Many people come to Times Square for the ambiance and the billboards spectacle, but there are also many restaurants and shops - well over 100 - in the area including some crowd-pullers such as the Disney Store. Times Square is also best known for its entertainment, and plenty of visitors come here to attend a Broadway show.

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  • Statue of Liberty National Monument

    The Statue of Liberty National Monument is a United States national monument located in the U.S. states of New Jerseyand New York comprising Liberty Island and Ellis Island.It includes Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, situated on Liberty Island, and the former immigration station at Ellis Island which opened in 1892 and closed in 1954.

    This is New York in one sight. The iconic, majestic statue is an absolute must-see while visiting the city.

  • Battery Park

  • Wall Street

  • Charging Bull

  • Trinity Church

    Historic Episcopal church & cemetery where Alexander Hamilton & other early Americans are buried. 

  • Fifth Avenue

    Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare going through the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It stretches from West 143rd Street in Harlem to Washington Square North at Washington Square Parkin Greenwich Village. It is considered among the most expensive and best shopping streets in the world.

    The section of Fifth Avenue that crosses Midtown Manhattan, especially that between 49th Street and 60th Street, is lined with prestigious shops and is consistently ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world.The "most expensive street in the world" moniker changes depending on currency fluctuations and local economic conditions from year to year. For several years starting in the mid-1990s, the shopping district between 49th and 57th Streetswas ranked as having the world's most expensive retail spaces on a cost per square foot basis. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Fifth Avenue as being the most expensive street in the world. Some of the most coveted real estate on Fifth Avenue are the penthouses perched atop the buildings.

    The American Planning Association (APA) compiled a list of "2012 Great Places in America" and declared Fifth Avenue to be one of the greatest streets to visit in America. This historic street has many world-renowned museums, businesses and stores, parks, luxury apartments, and historical landmarks that are reminiscent of its history and vision for the future.

  • Grand Central Terminal

    Grand Central Terminal (GCT; also referred to as Grand Central Station or simply as Grand Central) is a commuter, rapid transit (and former intercity) railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.It has remained the busiest train station in the country.

    Grand Central Terminal has intricate designs both on its inside and outside. In addition, it contains a vast interior main concourse. The terminal is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, with 21.9 million visitors in 2013.

  • Chrysler Building

  • United Nations Headquarters

    The United Nations building is the headquarters of the United Nations.It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River. Its borders are First Avenue on the west, East 42nd Street to the south, East 48th Street on the north and the East River to the east.It has the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Trusteeship Council.Visitors can buy stamps of the United Nations in the inner post office,and post
    It also has restaurants,shops sold goods around the world, and arts shops who's the arts donated by the member states;the rose garden in the building covers an area of 18 acres (72842.4 square meters), there can have a bird's eye view of the beautiful scenery of the east river.

     

  • Empire State Building

    The famous skyscrapers in New York, Empire State Building was built in 1931, a total of 102 layers, now is the third highest skyscrapers in the United States.It is a great place to have a bird's eye view of New York, night sceneone is especially beautiful.On Valentine's day, Christmas day, Independence day, such as the traditional holiday in the United States, the color of the building at the top will transform.Beginning in 2001, the Empire State Building will light up the night full of Chinese characteristics of red, yellow colour in each year during the Spring Festival.

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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met)

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met",is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world.Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe.

    The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, Indian, and Islamic art.The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world.Several notable interiors, ranging from first-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people.

  • American Museum of Natural History

    The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan,is one of the largest museums in the world.The museum complex comprises 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library.The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies 2,000,000 square feet. 

  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

    MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largestand most influential museums of modern art in the world.MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints,illustrated books and artist's books,film, and electronic media.

    The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, over 1,000 periodical titles, and over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups.The archives holds primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art.