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Old 04-19-2020, 09:02 AM
 
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New Mexico, its not a contest to me. I just enjoy its open and vast spaces that feel like another planet to most of America. I have never seen better horizons than NM.

I live in WA state, on the Western Side. Some say the trees and all the green are grand but to me it makes me feel confined and there is a big price to pay for the green as its cold and wet half the year here.
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Same here, I've been to 49 states. The missing piece is Hawaii. It's on my list.
All states have some beautiful element to them; even the plain-Jane states like Iowa (beautiful rolling hills) and North Dakota (wide open spaces/ plains as far as the eye can see).
I feel that way about the rolling landscapes of south eastern Montana. For some reason it it's breath-taking to me.

I'm from MN and we have a number of ecological systems from the Sawtooth Mountains in the northeast, pine and deciduous forests, lakes and rivers, prairie, down to the southern flatlands, rich with agriculture. In our southeast corner is the driftless area which the glaciers missed leaving high bluffs and stony outcroppings.

It's green here. And there's water.

Even the southern border replete from end to end with cornfields in the summer has it's own beauty. And you can't beat the culture.
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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Hawaii. The island of Kailua is absolutely breathtaking with vertical heights of 10,000 ft. right out of the ocean. And it rains more there than anywhere.

The coastline of California south of Monterrey is also no slouch. Neither is the view from the top of Heavenly Valley ski resort looking north at Lake Tahoe.
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:39 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Tough question.
I've been to 49 states. Worked in a lot of them, just explored some, and lived in 6 or 8.
Most beautiful? ....... That's like asking me to judge a Miss America pageant. I love them all.


If I had to pick an area - the Southwest. New Mexico, Arizona to Nevada. There is something about the desert. And Grand Canyon. And Meteor Crater. But that Nevada desert.... my, my.
I was a trucker. And I could never understand why people were inside their houses in New Mexico. I wanted to bang on their doors and yell, "Look! Can you believe this? Why are you still inside?"
I traveled the US in my sales career. It ended before I was ready so I drove a truck 750,000 miles.
Yeah. It's beautiful.
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Alaska. It is breathtaking.
That's the one state I missed.
The covid stuff torpedoed my trip for this summer, so I'll probably go in 2021.
The route I will take to get there will take me up through Canada to Dawson, Yukon Territory. I'll cross the Yukon River and enter Alaska there. If I have enough energy, I'll loop back around and come south on the Alaska Highway, through Bellingam, WA and return to Mississippi. Alternatively, I may drive North from Dawson to the arctic circle and return from there. So I may never see Alaska, but that's OK. I'll have a nice drone shot of me standing beside my old GMC truck at the arctic circle.
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:43 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Wyoming Tetons in the summer.
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:46 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Can you be more specific in terms of the place/city? I love deception Pass and the San Juan Islands in Washington.
Been there!

We rented a boat once, out of Anacortes (a Grand Banks 36) and took it all over the islands for a week. Friday Harbor, Orca Island, spent a few days in Victoria, saw the whales, and saw giant whirlpools as the tide shifted through the Straight of Juan de Fuca.
Unforgettable! Your comment made us go grab our scrap book and remember......
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Hawaii, hands down. Alaska, 2nd.

Responses are going to depend on whether one is a mountain person or a beach person.

There are lots of options as well if you are "both".....certainly Hawaii and California (or all 3 West Coast states). In the East, Maine and to a lesser extent NY and Massachusetts and North Carolina.
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:47 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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Southern Utah (especially Bryce Canyon) is the most beautiful place I've seen in the entire world. The White Mountains of New Hampshire in the fall is my second favorite.

There are, of course, many other gorgeous places, but those two captured my heart.
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:51 AM
 
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I've been to all 50 and Alaska by far is my favorite. But I'm prejudice because I do not like hot weather, at all !!!!
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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I've been to all 50 and Alaska by far is my favorite. But I'm prejudice because I do not like hot weather, at all !!!!
To be honest, that is one of the main reasons I love it so much. Not only is it beautiful, the weather makes it the best place in these United States, as far as I'm concerned. I LOVE gray, cloudy days. They make me very happy, and I get a lot of energy on days like that. The sun makes me want to hide indoors, and it zaps my energy. Plus, I don't find sweating or sweaty people to be appealing.
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