11 US Tourism Websites

11 US State Tourism Websites

11 US Tourism Websites

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.

Sweet Home AlabamaVisit Alabama

Fun Fact: Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins.

California Find Yourself HereCalifornia Find Yourself Here

Fun Fact: The largest three-day rodeo in the United States is held on the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.

Visit FloridaVisit Florida

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.

Explore GeorgiaExplore Georgia

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.

Visit HawaiiVisit Hawaii

Fun Fact: The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mississippi – Find Your True SouthMississippi Find Your True South

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.

Visit North CarolinaVisit North Carolina

Fun Fact: Morehead City is home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held the first weekend in October every year.

Travel Oklahoma
Travel OK

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.

Travel OregonTravel Oregon

Fun Fact: Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

Visit PennsylvaniaVisit Pennsylvania

Fun Fact: The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784.

Visit Vermont

Fun Fact: Rudyard Kipling, living in Vermont in the 1890’s invented the game of snow golf.