Look This Way: The Best Views In The USA AS Voted By You

Shades of orange in the Arizona desert

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Published 18 March 2014


Our Flight Centre Facebook community is a lively bunch, forever sharing their 'been there' tips and holiday dreams – and that's just the way we like it! When it comes to an enviable outlook on the grand United States of America, our social media friends weren't shy about voicing their most loved vistas. We asked and you answered, so without further adieu here are the top 5 views in the USA as voted by Flight Centre's Facebook fans.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Rebecca Allender said “You can not describe the awesome scope,” when it comes to the Grand Canyon. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, The Canyon encompasses more than 1.2 million acres of cliffs, valleys, waterfalls and winding rivers. That old saying ‘all good things take time’ rings true with this natural phenomenon, which took shape over two billion years.

 View of the Grand Canyon
They weren't kidding when they called it the 'Grand' Canyon!

Top of the Rock, New York

According to Patricia Percival, "The views are stunning and the colours amazing," from the Top of the Rock in NYC. Arguably the best view in New York City, the open-air observation deck on the 70th floor offers 360 degree views of Manhattan and beyond. Stay up in the clouds, while the world’s busiest city moves at your feet.

Cloud covered New York skyline
A Big Apple view a day keeps the travel bug away

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

“The view bike riding over the Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular,” said Frankie Lauria. Famous for its bright red Art Deco design, this suspension bridge offers some of the broadest views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay. Hire a bike and feel like you’re pedaling through the sky as you cycle the 1.2 kilometres across the Bay on a foggy morning.

 Golden Gate Bridge lit up at sunset
All that glitters is San Fran's Golden Gate Bridge

Niagara Falls, New York / Ontario

Just two words of advice from Lynette Koina say it all: "… at night." Every evening at dusk, the gushing water and spray of Niagara Falls becomes illuminated with all the colours of the rainbow. There are often fireworks visible from the natural beauty’s many viewing platforms making it an absolute must-see. Niagara Falls just sneaks in to the best USA views, existing on the precipice of both New York state and Ontario, Canada.

 Coloured lights reflecting off Niagara Falls at night
If it's good enough for Ms Monroe...

Monument Valley, Arizona / Utah

Liz Pinkerton is spot on when she said "something totally different is Monument Valley!" These crumbling formations rise up to 300 meters into the heavens and have been the backdrop of many American Westerns. On horseback or by car, explore the 27-kilometre open stretch and make your way up to Lookout Point for the best panoramic views.

Shades of orange in the Arizona desert
'Monumental' doesn't do Monument Valley justice!


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