Pololu Valley Lookout
Hike time: 20 mins. Not the kind of beach you go to for basking and bathing the day away, but a tranquil place of contemplation in a wild, lush, untamed and unpopulated valley at the north end of Hawaii’ Island. Most tourists opt to visit Waipi’o Valley so this is a great place for seclusion, I didn’t see anyone else when I was there but noticed that some campsites had been setup at some point so it might be a great option for an overnight stay. To get there drive north on Highway 270 until you get to a the end and you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view over Pololu valley and the rugged Kohala Coast. From there I highly suggest taking the hike down to the beach. The trail is a rough switchback, dropping 400 feet rather quickly so you should be moderately fit or the way up will be a challenge. The valley is privately owned so you should stay close to the beach. You can cross the stream 80-120 feet inland and can usually find a stone ford in that area to cross easily. It’s not recommended that you swim here as the beach lies at the channel connecting Hawaii and Maui, bringing strong currents and rip tides, even the strongest swimmers can easily be caught and swept away.
Offering a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of the whole city and located right in the heart of the city the majestic Twin Towers is a monumental natural wonder standing up to 920 feet above the sea level. It offers some breathtaking and stunning views of some of the most iconic symbols of the city like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, the Alcatraz and the Market Street making it a must visit place in San Francisco. Also if you are around the place in early morning, watching the sunrise from such an elevation is an experience you will never get again in your lifetime.
No major city in America is as immersed in natural beauty as Seattle. Seattle, Washington is blessed with breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountain Range on one side and the Puget Sound on the other. Continental United States’ fourth tallest mountain and an active volcano, Mount Rainier, is just a couple of hours from Seattle. There aren’t many cities that boast of a view of an active volcano from downtown!There are several beautiful hikes, lakes and waterfalls close to Seattle. One of the most popular things to do in Seattle is to take day trips to the Goat Lake or Hidden Lake that are attractive getaways from Seattle’s urban setting. Not too many snow-covered peaks around San Francisco, California eh?
Apart from being one of the best ways to get your bearings in Rio, a trip up the Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pâo de Açúcar) is also a way of enjoying some of the most spectacular views on earth. From time to time shows by major Brazilian artists are held on the Morro da Urca, where revellers can dance the night away and watch the city's lights glittering below them by night.
Rocky Mountain National Park
If you plan to visit Colorado, a great stop would have to be Rocky Mountain National Park. This park was established in 1915 to preserve and celebrate the amazing splendor and natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. If you enjoy hiking, this park has a very large number of trails at varying altitudes from 9,000-13,000 feet up that are great for hiking. If you enjoy watching the wildlife, there is an incredible level of biodiversity present in this park, with a variety of birds and other animals, such as elk, to view from a distance.For wildlife spotters, the elk aren't shy.Lakes are main attractions.