Places to visit in Oregon! You can’t miss them!

Oregon, a beautiful coastal State, has a perfect balance between avant-garde culture and natural areas of incomparable beauty. If you plan on visiting The Beaver State and find out why is it called like that, then keep reading and find the places you wouldn’t want to miss.

You might want to start with its capital, Salem. Salem might ring a bell in your mind as many people remember or have read about the Salem’s witch trials back in the colonial era, but don’t fear, that happened at the other coast in Massachusetts. Salem, Oregon is known as the Cherry City, because it’s home to one of the biggest cherry-growing industries all over the country. Also, it hosts the Cherry fair where the voting for a Cherry Queenand and some other events of the Oregon State fair take place.

Don’t miss the chance to see the Mission Mill Museum, the Elsinore Theatre or the interactive children museum known as the AC Gilbert’s Discovery Village.

Now, in the Klamath County, there’s a place you’ve got to see no matter what, the Crater Lake National Park. It is one of the oldest National Parks established in American History. The geographic conditions make the lake count with long term seasons having a winter that goes from June through February and have incredibly beautiful snowy landscapes. The color of the water is beyond imagination as it has a deep blue tone given by the great depth of the lake; in fact, the Crater Lake is the deepest of the United States and one of the deepest in the whole world. The National park also has some other features such as the Union Peak, the Pinnacles and The Pumice Desert.

Another incredible tourist attraction that has gained the heart of incredible amounts of people around the world is the Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. This geologic formation made of lava millions of years ago is home to a diverse amount of bird life. There are some tufted puffins that will make your visit more adorable and funny. Even whe the gigantic roc is a little far from shore, you can walk to it when there are low tides in order to see some sea stars.

Also, Oregon has a piece of China in its most populated city: the Lan Su Chinese Garden. This place is not just an incredible showcase of Eastern Asia architecture; it is filled with events that go from learning how to play Mahjong to some origami workshops intended to the whole family and many other cultural performances. Our trip can end in a Wine-Tasting Tour in Portland. This city has some of the most recognized wineries and wine bars which count with their own taste room. You can start with the Boedecker Cellars, pass by the Portland Wine Bar and finish at the Urban Crush Winery. But don’t get to tipsy; there are more things to do in this awesome city and the whole state. Keep researching and have a great trip!

 

Indiana, the best places to visit

Indiana is more than just a great state delimited by the Wabash and Ohio River that hosts an incredible race that takes place every year in its capital. Even when it’s not the first thing that comes to mind to foreign or domestic tourists when it comes to exploring the United States, there are plenty of places and activities that might catch your eye. So if you’re planning a trip to Indiana, don’t miss these amazing activities.

You might want to start your trip on the southern part of the state stepping on some towns like Jeffersonville, New Albany or Starlight to see a great blend between history and modernity. The Charlestown State Park will let you learn about the antique Indiana Army; you can as well pass through the Big 4 Bridge and be amazed by the lights that embellish this structure that once worked as a railroad. Also there are many natural wonders that you can find like the Falls of the Ohio State Park where you can see fossils as you walk or the Indiana Caverns with its mesmerizing boat tours.

Next up, there’s an amazing town that goes by the name of Bloomington. This city is the home of the Indiana University. The gates of the campus lead you to an avenue full of vintage bars and some restaurants with the farm to table dynamic. Also, you might want to walk through the university campus and be delighted by the Indiana University Art Museum and the Lilly Library that hosts incredible pieces such as the Iam Fleming’s manuscripts of James Bond.

Other curious attraction with the name of other state but located in Indiana is the Lake Michigan. Located at the north of the state, the lakeshore offers you a chance to suit up in a swimsuit and bathe on the Lake Michigan waters. Also, some hiking shoes might come useful if you’re going to enjoy a hiking trail in the Indiana Dunes State Park. The combination of dunes and the nearby river makes of this area one of the most diverse of the Union when it comes to flora and fauna. Also, close to the park you can encounter with tows such as Valparaiso and Chesterton that are well known for their amazing restaurants and comfortable places to stay.

The trip might come to a fantastic end in the capital, Indianapolis. The first stop you’ve got to make is at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, even more if you’re traveling with kids; incredible exhibits such as “Take me there” or “Heroic Children” will leave you speechless. If you love sports, a one hour tour through the field, lockers and press room of the Indianapolis Colts stadium is a must. Last, but not least, head to downtown and see the Monument Circle and its nearby museums to learn about the history of the state.

There are many more things in Indiana waiting to be discovered by you on your next vacation. Get ready and visit Indiana.