If you’re having trouble finding destinations to travel this fall, looking in your own backyard is a great option. The U.S. has lots of gems to choose from to suit travelers who love nature, adventure, and everything in between!

Here are 20 landmarks in the U.S. to add to your destination wishlist this fall. 

Visit the highest mountain peak in North America, coming in at 20,0310 feet high. While visiting the mountain, you will also get the opportunity to explore Denali National Park, which has 325,250 acres of land!

This canyon is a great location for those looking for a peaceful getaway. Antelope Canyon is considered by the Navajo people to be a sacred space. The aesthetics will be sure to take your breath away. 


The Grand Canyon is breathtakingly beautiful and definitely a landmark everyone should see at least once. The Colorado River carved out this amazing natural landmark and it took a thousand years to do so. Watching the sunrise over the canyon is an absolute dream. 

You’ll have to visit the Yosemite National Park to visit the Half Dome and it’s completely worth it. You can either hike to the top or take in the surrounding views.


Built in the 1930s, this bridge was once known as being the longest suspension bridge on earth. The gate is 746 feet high and 8,981 feet long and a must-see!

Located in Key West, this buoy lets everyone who visits know that they only have “90 Miles to Cuba.”

This plantation is a National Historic Landmark and will give you a glimpse into the old traditions of the South’s past while reflecting and learning more about slavery. 

Portland Head Light is known as the oldest lighthouse in Oregon that still works. Head to Fort Williams Park to get amazing views of the lighthouse!


Taos Pueblo is over a thousand years old and is inhabited by the Puebloan community. This manmade structure is made from water, earth, and straw and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. 

Chimney Rock was once a landmark used by pioneers traveling on the Oregon Trail. It was a signal that while traveling west, the pioneers would be approaching the Rocky Mountains. 


New York City is known for a lot of things and the Statue of Liberty is one of them. You can either take a sightseeing cruise to get a view of this iconic statue or climb the statue — either way, you have to visit Lady Liberty when in NYC.

Coming in at 726.4 feet high and weighing 6.6 million tons, the Hoover Dam is the highest standing concrete arch dam in America. You can also fit in a trip to Las Vegas since it’s in driving distance.

Crater Lake is over a thousand years old and is the product of an eruption that destroyed Mount Mazama. It’s filled with blue water from over 250 years of rain and snow. Crater Lake is the 9th deepest lake o earth, with a depth of 1,949 feet. 

Head to Charleston to visit this famous military fort. Home to the where the first shots were fired in the Civil War, this site is ideal for those who love history. You will have to take a 30-minute ferry ride to access the fort.


Mount Rushmore is one of the most popular landmarks in the U.S. featuring a sculpture of past American presidents. The huge mountainous sculpture took fourteen years to complete and the president’s faces are about 60-feet high each. 

Located in San Antonio, this is the famous site during Texas’ fight for independence. Today, the Alamo is an iconic Texan landmark.


This 605-foot wonder was built in 1962 and has now become an iconic landmark for Seattle’s skyline. Visit the observation deck for epic views. 

The Lincoln Memorial is a must-see for anyone who is interested in exploring the U.S. The figure of Abraham Lincoln, the U.S.’s 16th president is absolutely stunning, especially when viewed at night. 

You can find this landmark in Grand Teton National Park and admire it’s beauty while walking along its shores or embarking on a boat ride. 

Head to Yellowstone National Park to check out Old Faithful, one of the most famous geysers in the world. The geyser erupt ever 35 to 120 minutes and the eruptions can reach to about 184 feet in height.