Something to love about the U.S.A in all 50 states.

Courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism
| Credit: Courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism

The latest Las Vegas spectacle. Homemade ice cream in a small Southern town. The start of rodeo season… It’s summer, and what better time to explore the country—whether rediscovering a classic spot or encountering something fabulous and brand-new?On the following pages you’ll find our highly opinionated state-by-state guide, with tips and ideas to inspire your next trip. From Alaska to Maine, summer in America has never been more fun. Here are 50 reasons to pack your bags and go.

Explore fifty great travel ideas in these slideshows:

By Christine Ajudua, Robert Alford, Tom Austin, Luke Barr, Adam Bisno, Stacey Brugeman, Tanvi Chheda, Anila Churi, Jennifer V. Cole, Bianca Connolly, John T. Edge, Jennifer Flowers, Adrien Glover, Alice Gordon, Jaime Gross, Gigi Guerra, Darrell Hartman, Catesby Holmes, Sarah Kantrowitz, David A. Keeps, Stirling M. Kelso, Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Peter Jon Lindberg, Amanda MacMillan, Peter Meehan, Clark Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Danielle Pergament, Clara Sedlak, Bree Sposato, Mary Staub, Caroline Tiger, Meeghan Truelove, Hannah Wallace, Jennifer Welbel, Jeff Wise and Nina Willdorf

Edited by Amy Farley and Elizabeth Woodson.