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10 New Year’s Travel Resolutions: North America

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In light of the fresh start a new year brings, we’re doing a three-part New Year’s resolution series. If you love to travel, there are some places that you simply have to see in your lifetime. Why not make this coming year the year to see them? Here’s what our Newark Airport parking company thinks should be on your list:

The Grand Canyon

If you haven’t seen the Grand Canyon yet, it should be toward the top of your bucket list. At 277 miles long, eighteen miles wide, and a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most breathtaking sights in North America.

The Statue of Liberty

Given to the U.S. as a gift from France in 1886, the Statue of Liberty stands 305 feet high and is one of the most iconic parts of New York City. While you’re there, take a tour through Ellis Island for a great history lesson.

Yellowstone National Park

As the first national park in the world, Yellowstone is home to many wonders, including geysers, waterfalls, mountain ranges, lakes, and more. It’s also the only place in the continental U.S. that is home to every species of large mammal.

The Washington D.C. Monuments

For a huge dose of history and some of the world’s most famous monuments, head to Washington D.C. where you can take in the White House, Washington Monument, Reflection Pool, Lincoln Memorial, and Capitol Building.

The Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) is one of the most fascinating phenomenons in nature. When the Earth’s gas particles collide with charged particles from the sun, they glow and dance in colors like green, yellow, blue, purple, and even red.

Niagara Falls

If you’re going to see the falls, make sure you’re on the Canadian side. You’ll get a much better view of the Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls; together, they spill between four and six million cubic feet of water over the crest line every minute.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge spans a total of nearly 9,000 feet and is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of the U.S. When it was built in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and today, it’s one of the Wonders of the Modern World.

The Redwood Forests

Located along the coast of Northern California, the redwood trees (also known as giant sequoia trees) can live for thousands of years and can grow to a 279 feet high and 26 feet wide. They are the world’s largest living thing by volume.

Taos Pueblo

The Taos Pueblo in New Mexico is an ancient pueblo over 1,000 years old that belongs to the Tiwa-speaking Native Americans. It’s considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the U.S. and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Las Vegas

There’s no place quite like Las Vegas. Located in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the 135-square-mile city is home to hundreds of casinos, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and more. It’s one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Stay tuned for next week’s blog: 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Europe & Asia!