Adventure is calling — whether it’s at a world-famous landmark or a secret vista you stumbled across by accident. But you never have to miss a thing. Use this “treasure map” of must-see spots to uncover all the best places on your bucket list.

Head to the Highest Lake

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

With its crystal-clear waters, Lake Tahoe is a regal backdrop from every angle. Appreciate it from an overlook in Emerald Bay State Park, one of the most photographed spots in the U.S.

Dive into Clear Water

Clearwater Beach, Florida

The sparkling shorelines in Clearwater are consistently voted the best beaches in America. If you want to get away from the crowds, head to Caladesi Island State Park and discover another breathtaking stretch of sand and ocean.

Art: Old & New

Taos, New Mexico

Taos is as complex as it is beautiful, with Puebloan, Spanish colonial and Franco-style architecture. The 200-year-old city stays vibrant through its thriving arts community. The Taos Historic District is home to charming galleries, eclectic restaurants and live concerts in the Taos Live Plaza.

Explore the History Mecca

Washington, D.C.

In one afternoon, you can cross off national monuments, iconic memorial sites and museums along what’s known as “America’s Front Yard” in Washington, D.C. For a real treat, visit in the springtime to witness the cherry blossoms bloom all at once.