Summer time is a time to relax. Its also a time to travel. Here are
ten eleven official US state tourism websites for you to check out. The criteria used for judging these sites were usability, graphics, photos and interactivity. Hope you enjoy them and if you know of others that you feel belong on this list please feel free to leave a comment.
Fun Fact: Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins.
Fun Fact: The largest three-day rodeo in the United States is held on the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
Fun Fact: Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.
Fun Fact: The pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach made a home on Blackbeard Island. The United States Congress designated the Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area in 1975 and it now has a total of 3,000 acres.
Fun Fact: The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Fun Fact: In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear.
Fun Fact: Morehead City is home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held the first weekend in October every year.
Fun Fact: Anadarko is home to the only authentic Indian City in the United States. It is located in the beautiful Washita river valley in southwest Oklahoma.
Fun Fact: Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
Fun Fact: The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784.
Fun Fact: Rudyard Kipling, living in Vermont in the 1890’s invented the game of snow golf.
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