U.S. News & World Report

The Best Scenic Getaways in Every State

Maybe you're longing to traverse an epic trail with captivating mountain views. Or perhaps you're itching to experience otherworldly landscapes in a national park or explore a quaint community with a historic downtown. "'Scenic' can range from knockout vistas -- like ocean views, mountains and pinch-me landmarks and works of art -- to quieter moments that anyone can find in nearby state parks, museums and charming towns," explains Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of BudgetTravel.com. While stunning views take many different forms, no matter where you're headed, you can capture one-of-a-kind scenes in iconic and lesser-known destinations across the country. Read on for 51 beautiful escapes that are well worth the trip.