6 Fascinating Destinations You Need To See
If you have ever wondered where to go for that vacation or are trying to unlock the adventurer in you, there are some spectacular sights just waiting for you all around the world.
Here are some worthy destinations you need to add to your bucket list.
1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
This resort is a well-known Finland Northern Lights hotel that has an array of accommodation options; from glass igloos, wooden chalets, snow igloos and also a traditional Finnish house so you can choose the type of accommodation that works for you.
Another reason why this aurora resort is one of the best hotels for Northern Lights is because you can camp in a warm and cozy glass igloo, lay back and watch the Aurora Borealis commonly known as Polar lights dance in front. The resort offers services like; the aurora hunting tours, reindeer safaris, skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, smoke saunas and husky safaris.
2. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is a park in California that is internationally recognized for its waterfalls, towering granite monoliths, deep valleys and ancient giant sequoias. It was designated a world heritage site in 1984 and is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada. One time, high winds at the perfect time of the day created a previously undocumented 2,400-foot rainbow waterfall in the park.
Almost 95% of the park is classified as wilderness and is home to a large variety of plants and animals. Consisting of three sections, Yosemite Falls is truly a one-of-a-kind natural wonder. The best way to see the park is through hiking.
3. Mono Lake
Mono Lake is the largest natural lake in Mono County, California that was formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. It has no natural outlet and the lack of one causes high levels of salts to gather in the lake which make its water alkaline. At its height during the most recent ice age, the lake would have been about 900 feet deep.
Things to do at Mono Lake include: taking a trip to the Mono Lake Visitor center, taking a boat tour or a walking tour of the unique tufa towers, go bird watching and also capture the moment by taking pictures of the dramatic towers at the lake. Volcanic activity continues in the Mono Lake vicinity with the most recent eruption occurring 350 years ago. Mono Lake is definitely a place to add on your bucket list.
4. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a national park located in Wyoming, it was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially the Grand Canyon of the national park.
The first large canyon on the Yellowstone River downstream from Yellowstone Falls, described as “most spectacular gorge” out there, according to UNESCO. The national park is home to upwards of 45 glorious cascades, the tallest and most visited of which is Lower Falls. Aside from guided tours, other exciting things to do in this park include: biking, hiking, river trips and camping. No matter what you plan to do, you are guaranteed to have a great time at the Grand Canyon.
5. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and is the first state park designated in the United States. The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, which straddles the international border of the two countries.
Niagara Falls attracts some 30 million visitors each year and is a reminder of Nature’s prowess because it is very glorious.
6. Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls is a series of underground cascading waterfalls totaling 145 feet (44 m) in Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Everything about Ruby Falls is unique, from its underground location on top of a mountain to its otherworldly caverns that are full of fascinating geologic formations and superlative stats.
There are many ways to experience the falls but the Lantern Tours are perhaps the most magical way to experience them; small groups are led through the caverns with hand-held lanterns as the only light source giving you the experience of seeing rock formations, pristine pools and shadows dance before your eyes. Ruby Falls is totally spectacular!
Other places to visit while at Ruby Falls include: Cravens House, Naughty Cat Cafe, Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, ChattaBrew Tour and Chattanooga Escape Room games.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.