Places I want to visit in the US


I recently did a post on places I want to visit outside the US.  Today I thought I would do one for places in the US.  I chose places I’ve never been to before, but there will be a bonus at the bottom (my favorite place).

**Pictures were taken from bing and do not belong to me.**


These are in no particular order.


Universal California, specifically Harry Potter World.

I’ve been to LA (just for a day), but I need to get back for Universal.





San Francisco, California





Seattle, Washington





Boston, Massachusetts 





Salem, Massachusetts  (this would be on a trip to Boston)





Santa Fe, New Mexico





Sedona, Arizona

I’ve been to the Phoenix area and the grand canyon, but never Sedona.


Monument Valley  c Mike Koopsen



Multiple National Parks in Utah






New York City, New York

Mostly for Book Con and Broadway.  I don’t think I could be there for more than two days though.  It’s a bit too crowded and busy for me.





Portland, Oregon





You can probably tell that I’m a west coast girl at heart.  I love the ocean, mountains, and desert out there.  I’ve been to Arizona, Las Vegas, the LA area (for one day), and all over San Diego county already.  I was in Colorado for a layover, but didn’t get to check it out.  That will probably make my list at some point, too.



And for my bonus place.

San Diego, California


San Diego is my favorite place.  I’ve been there 3 times in the past 4 years and I’m missing it again already.  I know in my heart that I’m meant to live there.  I feel at home and at peace there.



california tower 727


We always stay in Mission Bay and then drive around everywhere in the county.  I love the city, but I also love all the surrounding areas, too.






I’ll probably add somewhere in Colorado and Hawaii to my list later on, too.  Maybe a few other places, but these are the highest on my list.



What cities/places do you love the most in the US?  Where do you want to visit?



Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

49 thoughts on “Places I want to visit in the US”

  1. Love the list! I’d love to check out the places that I haven’t been to on here. Times Square was super fun to walk through at night but I would love to go to Bookcon. And I loved Harry Potter Land! I’m from The Bay Area, CA and San Francisco is still fun to me. I would love to visit Disneyworld in Florida.

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  2. I live in California and went to Universal Studios. I’d still like to visit the Universal at Florida only because there Harry Potter seemed bigger and there were attractions there that weren’t in California. I’ve been to New York and Washington DC this year. Washington was beautiful and I wish I could say the same about New York. New York was the busiest and it was tiring to walk around and dodge many people across the streets. I also went to San Francisco (which I liked) and the historical/haunted Whaley House at San Diego. 🙂

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  3. This is a great list 🙂! I’ve yet to go to most of these places too. Utah is pretty high on my list now since my parents just hiked Bryce Canyon. It looks amazing! I also want to go to back to Universal Studios in CA. Harry Potter World wasn’t opened yet when I was there ☹️.

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  4. We were just in Sedona Saturday. It is very pretty, but super touristy. Most of the shops had things you can buy anywhere in Arizona, and besides the red color of the mountains, it didn’t look much different than where we live in Arizona, lol.

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    1. I’m ok with touristy, but thank you for letting me know. I know people who gone there and really liked it, but I bet it’s not for everyone. Especially if you live in Arizona (I live in the boring, flat midwest). I think the red is what attracts me to it. But we probably wouldn’t stay more than a night or two.

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      1. I think Flagstaff has prettier scenery, and more unique things to do. Sedona is pretty, but it’s mainly for hikers, so if you hike, you may actually love it. I tell you what would be a spectacular place to see is the Great Smoky Mountains in NC and TN. Both when everything is green, and when the leaves are changing colors in the Fall, it’s gorgeous.

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      2. We do like to hike. We went to Valley of Fire outside of Vegas and loved it. I’m not sure if I’ve been to Flagstaff or not. I’ve been to Arizona twice, but it was a long time ago. I have a lot of family there. We tried to go to quite a few places when we visited.

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      3. Everything is so far away, so I bet it was difficult to see everything during that visit. It still astounds me how many stretches of highway have absolutely nothing, so if you were to break down, then oops, lol.

        When we moved from NC to AZ a year and a half ago, we actually drove the whole way since we have 3 fur kids, so we drove through Flagstaff and I remember telling my husband I wanted to go back and sight see.

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      4. That’s really cool that you moved that far. I am hoping we can move west someday. I do remember seeing a lot of nothing much in AZ. We did some tours including going to Mexico, so we saw quite a bit that time. We mostly stayed around the Scottsdale area. Also Pinnacle Peak because my great aunt owned property there. Those are the ones I really remember well. Tuscon, too. I’m not sure where else. The last time I was there was over 20 years ago. I want to go back soon and take my husband to see it. We love the desert.

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      5. I’d love to move to Cali. I miss the beach and have not acclimated to the heat here. Scottsdale is a pretty area. I like Mt. Lemmon in Tucson too. I miss the snow and need to figure out how to time it just right to stay in Mt. Lemmon or Flagstaff so I can get some snow, haha.

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      6. Southern California (San Diego county preferred) is my dream. I’m over snow after living in IL my whole life. I’ll be happy if I can drive to the mountains if I want to see it. It’s pretty. I just don’t like the cold.

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      7. So cool that you lived in Oceanside. My daughter’s best friend is in the marines there. We visited with her one time when we were in San Diego. She loves it there and never wants to come back. I can see how snow can feel magical though. I would like it one day a year, but then that’s it. We get too much here and it’s so cold.

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      8. I love driving over to visit my family. It is so nice out there. I’ve never really had to drive in snow much or gotten snowed in where I couldn’t function with my daily life, so I know dealing with that, and the cold does suck when you get it all the time. We had a cabin in the woods in NC that had a wrap around porch, so I could sit outside in my robe with my coffee and watch the snow fall. I miss that.

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      9. That sounds really nice. Driving in it, not so much. We’ve had some close calls with accidents over the years where cars on the highway almost slid into us because of the snow and ice. And we’ve been snowed in, too.

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      10. Yeah, that’s why my husband doesn’t miss it. He actually had to drive over a mountain to work everyday in NC, so he did have to drive in it. I worked in an Urgent Care and we were allowed to close since we still had an ER, so I never had to be forced to drive to work in snow. We kind of got snowed in once where we lost power and our workplaces shut down, but we were still able to get his Rodeo out and head to a friend’s apartment that was lucky enough to be one of the first to get power back.

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      1. You’re welcome, Kristi!💜😘 Yeah I lived there for a year and I had this tiny apartment that right down the road had a view of the whole city, it was gorgeous. I was thrown off by the fact you can’t get your own gas and there is no sweet tea but it was a beautiful place. I am hanging in there, sweetheart. Today was a really rough day and all the bills were due at once and didn’t have work for a week and husband is in hospital again with DKA. It’s just hard juggling all this and hearing doctors say he could have a year left to live and my gfs kidney is failing but can’t go to Dr because the darn gov. but enough about me. How are you hanging in there? Sorry about the rambling and complaining. I am honest to a fault sometimes. Lol.

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      2. I’m so sorry to hear that things are still so bad. I wish there was more I could do to help you. I’m here if you ever need anything. I’m doing ok. No major issues or drama, so that’s always good.


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