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Here at Jurnii we know that a good holiday is usually all about keeping the kids entertained and happy at all times. While we occasionally get the chance to enjoy a night alone, it’s usually the day activities that turn out to be the really memorable parts of a vacation.
With this in mind, we’ve developed a guide to the attractions of the US. Covering all regions and states, this one stop guide will help you plan your vacation to the US, taking all the hard work out of searching for places to visit.
So why not take a look at our Guide to US Attractions. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak!
Discover a fascinating marine environment at the Seattle Aquarium where you will encounter orca whales, glowing jellyfish, sea anemones, clever sea otters, and everything in between.
This unique marine environment is perfect for people of all ages and is open 7 days a week.
Disneyland is famous for its masterful story telling of some of history’s greatest tales, in an interactive and mind-blowing way.
A trip to Disneyland is a guaranteed unforgettable experience no matter how old you are, and simply cannot be missed while in the sunny state of California.
Bloomington Mall of America
The Mall of America is not only the largest shopping center in the US; it is the largest in the world. Boasting an impressive 400 shops, 50 restaurants and bars, along with the largest roofed theme park in the US, this place is any shopaholic’s dream!
Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
Ben & Jerry make some of the best ice-cream around so a tour around where it all happens is a must for any fans. Nestled in the Green Mountains just north of Waterbury, this factory offers some fantastic tours with sampling mandatory.
Statue of Liberty
A ferry runs regularly to the Liberty Island on which it stands, and there you can visit the museum in the statues pedestal. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to climb higher into the statue.
Whale Watching in Cape Cod
Provincetown is probably the best place to organize a spot on one of the boats that takes you out to the whales – a highly recommended activity! A walk down the infamous commercial street to the wharf is a pleasant experience too. On the boat trip you are almost guaranteed whale sighting, and you’re bound to see other creatures such as dolphins and of course lots of bird life.
Want to see more? Take a look at the full Guide to US Attractions.
Dry, hot and barren!
These are the three words that usually spring to mind when we talk or think about deserts.
While on the most part, these assumptions rain true, some deserts actually turn out to surprise us.
In fact, deserts are fast becoming a popular destination to take an RV vacation. C’mon if the girls of “Sex and the City” can do it, so can we right?
So where are these deserts? Most of us have heard of the Great Basin and the Colorado Desert, but did you know there are actually quite a few more?
At Jurnii, we know you just want to go to one place to find out all there is to know about a topic…this is why Wikipedia is probably such a hit.
With this in mind, we have developed an ultimate guide to the deserts of the US, offering all the information about their location, size and where there is to stay in them.
So why not check it out and start exploring America’s great deserts.
Here’s a few to get you started
Noted as the third-largest desert in the Western Hemisphere, the Chihuahuan Desert primarily consists of basins broken down by numerous mountain ranges. Several of its larger mountain ranges include the Sierra Madre, the Sacramento Mountains and the Guadalupe Mountains, all of which are great for exploring.
As a major part of the Sonoran Desert, the Colorado Desert is home to many unique flora and fauna, while at the same time boasting countless barren, but exceptionally beautiful landscapes.
Common desert wildlife you may spot here includes mule deer, bobcat, desert kangaroo rats, black-tailed jack rabbits and red-diamond rattlesnakes.
The Mojave Desert is home to mountain ranges, valleys, endoheic basins, salt pans and seasonal saline lakes, making it a land of vast contrasts and dramatic landscapes. Spring is a particularly beautiful time to visit as this is when the wildflowers come out and create a blanket of color over the desert plains.
Want to see more? This is just a taste. Check out the full guide here.
Heading out of North Carolina, we began to notice a change in the roadside attraction landscapes. We didn’t think it was possible, but South Carolina seems to have even stranger things on offer!
Want to know what we found? Read on to find out…
1. UFO Welcome Center: Bowman, South Carolina
A warm welcome is given not just to the aliens, but also to those strangely interested visitors to the UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, South Carolina.
The owner of this wacky attraction, Jody Pendarvis, has been awaiting the arrival of non-human beings since 1994 and insists that his attempt at a UFO will be a welcoming environment for aliens to get to know the human kind.
2. Button King Museum: Bishopville, South Carolina
Is there a cure for insomnia? While there may not be a definitive answer, one man has certainly made the most of this tiring condition, turning his time into a lifelong obsession with buttons.
From button suits, to button cars, Dalton Stevens has it covered…quite literally. The Button King Museum showcases a man’s lifework and offers quite a sight to look at.
3. South of the Border: Dillon, South Carolina
The South of the Border Tourist Complex is guarded by the very lovable Pedro, shaded from the harsh Mexican sun by an imposing sombrero. Pedro is a sign of what you can expect as you head further south…so basically every stereotypical embodiment of Mexico.
However, the kids seem to love this kind of thing, so either avoid this stretch of highway like the plague, or be prepared to make a roadside stop to scramble through the endless buckets of cheap novelties, all in the aim of bagging a bargain.
4. Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village: Sheldon, South Carolina
Regarded as a whole other country in its own right, the Kingdom of Oyotunji is a relatively uncrowded African Village that can be found right in the heart of Sheldon, South Carolina.
Home to several bizarre concrete monuments, and well, not much else, this African village does provide an interesting day out for the family, if nothing else.
Know of any other South Carolina attractions that are just plain weird. Comment us below to tell us more!