Divine Destinations Reveals 3 Must See Tourist Destinations

grand canyon 300x200 Divine Destinations Reveals 3 Must See Tourist DestinationsTo many travelers, a tourist trap is something to be avoided, the worst of what an area offers to “tourists”. Notoriously overpriced and crowded, there are some cases where a tourist trap is really just that, a trap, a waste of money and something to miss however, in other cases, this is the farthest from the truth.

Tourist traps can mean many things. An area established as a way to profit from the money of tourists, other areas simply developed into tourist traps based on their significance. Just because millions of people visit a site does not make it any less important to civilization and our history. For example, ancient structures around the world which once played a distinct role in a region are now repurposed as a way to illustrate the history and culture of a region. Sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Acropolis were significant to their cultures long ago and today, represent a part of history which is still relevant, crowded or not.

The object is to find those tourist traps which are important, those which do matter and make them part of your visit, and all while avoiding those that are a waste of your money. Three of our favorites today include the Acropolis, the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge.

Visitors who plan right can even enjoy a more pleasant experience by planning their trip right. By being an informed traveler, you may be able to avoid the peak travel times and have a more “real” experience. So why visit these three?

The Acropolis – Located high above Athens, this structure is perhaps the most famous in history. Dating back to over 400 BC, it has endured thousands of years of history both beautiful and violent and remains as a testament to early man.

Grand Canyon – Welcoming millions of visitors each year, this national park is still one of the most stunning sites in our nation and worth your time. A clear illustration of geology and the power of water and time itself, this massive landmark will easily take your breath away. You can avoid many of the crowds by visiting during the shoulder seasons and getting off the beaten track.

Stonehenge – The most famous prehistoric monument in Europe and perhaps the world, Stonehenge is truly a wonder. Still not understood, it stands as a testament to the power and ingenuity of nature and man long ago.

Divine Destinations invites you to get out and explore the world around you. Find your own divine destination.

National Parks – Divine Destinations For Travel

yosemite small 300x199 National Parks – Divine Destinations For TravelToday marks the 123rd anniversary of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. One of the oldest parks in the nation, this park hosts millions of visitors each year and for good reason. Cost friendly, diverse, beautiful and filled with opportunities for recreation and education, National Parks represents many of the most popular and well known destinations for travel in the country.  Take a closer look at 5 of the most well known and popular national parks and start planning your next getaway with Divine Destinations Travel.

Great Smoky Mountains – Host of around 9 million visitors each year, this national park features some of the most stunning fall colors in the nation. Popular throughout the year, fall brings millions of leaf peepers to drive and hike miles of trails and roads including the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most beautiful and well known roads in the country.

Grand Canyon National Park – Hosting over 5 million visitors each year, Grand Canyon is Arizona’s most popular attraction. Home to canyons, deserts, mountains, rivers, valleys and forest, the park protects some of the most rare ecosystems and species in the world.

Yosemite National Park  - 3rd oldest park in the nation, this 123 year old California national park is home to stunning waterfalls,  valleys, trees that date back thousands of years and hundreds of animal species.  Featuring thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history, the nearly 1,200 square miles of park are some of the most iconic and beautiful miles in the world and welcome almost 4 million visitors annually.

Yellowstone National Park – Oldest national park in the country, Yellowstone was first created in 1872 and today welcomes over 3 million visitors. Home to Old Faithful and more than 60% of the world’s geysers, amazing animals, this park stretches across three states and is incredibly geologically active.  Top attractions include more than just nature however as structures dating back over 100 years as well as forts and evidence of early humans dating back more than 11,000 years make this an ideal location to learn about the history of the nation as well.

Rocky Mountain National Park – Like other top national parks, Rocky Mountains are known for their views. Hosting around 3.2 million visitors, top sites in the park include Trail Ridge Road which crests over 12,000 feet and offers a view like no other. 415 square miles of land include 300 miles of hiking trails, biking and car trails as well as seminars, programs, camping and more.

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