Getaway Compass

United States

The United States is made up of 50 states that vary in landscape, climate, and culture. You can visit the many vibrant and exciting cities around the country or spend time exploring the varying landscapes and national parks. There are 63 National Parks that offer incredible nature and unique experiences. Relax on one of the many beaches in Maui, go skiing in the mountains in Colorado, or shop in Soho in New York City. There is so much to see and do in the US that it can get overwhelming to plan a trip. Choose a state below and read the guides to help you plan your next trip.

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All US Articles

Kauai Island Garden Isle

4-Day Kauai Itinerary: Best Things to Do

Kauai is the oldest Hawaiian island where you can see the Na Pali Coast, stunning beaches, incredible views, and breathtaking hikes. The Na Pali Coast is a coastline of high cliffs, waterfalls, and lush green valleys. You can see the

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Grand Prismatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park Weekend Itinerary

Yellowstone National Park is a unique national park that protects an area where large volcanic eruptions happened with the latest an estimated 631,000 years ago. The park has diverse wildlife including bison, wolves, bighorn, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, and

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Portland Sign

Best Things To Do in a Weekend in Portland

This vibrant city has unique cafes and boutiques, markets that make you feel like you’re in Europe, and countless microbreweries. I lived in Portland for a summer and completely fell in love with the city. Below was what I usually

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Spur Cross Trail

Best Hikes Near Phoenix

Phoenix is surrounded by many mountains and lakes, offering unique hikes with great views. On the hiking trails near Phoenix you can find caves, different species of cacti, lakes, and varying views. After hiking around the Phoenix for four years,

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White Sands National Monument

10 Best Weekend Road Trips from Phoenix

After exploring around Phoenix for a few years, this is my list of the 10 best weekend road trips from Phoenix. Choose your destination for your next weekend getaway from Phoenix from these incredible locations ranging from white sand dunes,

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Lake Haiyaha Rocky Mountain

Weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful park with 14,000 ft peaks, picture perfect lakes, waterfalls, and endless hiking trails. Two days is a great amount of time to see the highlights of the park and will allow you to

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Delicate Arch at Arches National Park

Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Arches National Park has over 2,000 documented arches. The arches were created by water, ice, extreme temperatures, and underground salt movement. Arches National Park is located in Southeast Utah, about 5 miles from Moab. The best time to go to Arches

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