We're taking a journey today, a journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes America has to offer. Our expedition is unique because it starts in a coffee shop—the first step on any great adventure—and winds through forests, climbs over mountain peaks, and descends into verdant valleys.
Why a coffee shop, you ask? Every seasoned traveler knows that a good cup of joe is the catalyst for the day's adventure, providing the energy for the climb and the warmth for the journey. From Zion to Acadia, we've explored the best local roasteries and cafes, so join us as we embark on a caffeinated exploration across America.
Click on where you want to travel to find our recommendations for best coffee shops in that area.
A realm of red cliffs and emerald pools, Zion National Park is a geographical wonder that offers an array of scenic hikes.
A stark, yet surprisingly vibrant desert landscape, home to the uniquely twisted, bristled Joshua Trees.
America's first national park, Yellowstone is a geothermal wonderland, boasting geysers, hot springs, and diverse wildlife.
Known for its towering sequoia trees and the iconic vista of El Capitan, Yosemite presents grandeur at every turn.
Majestic and awe-inspiring, the Grand Canyon reveals layers of geological history and offers breathtaking panoramic views.
Home to the dramatic Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park is a haven for wildlife and mountain enthusiasts.
Set on Maine's rugged coast, Acadia National Park showcases stunning ocean, mountain, and forest views.
Located in Utah, Arches National Park features a landscape dotted with over 2,000 natural sandstone arches.
Nestled in Montana, Glacier National Park impresses with its pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes.
Olympic National Park in Washington state encompasses several diverse ecosystems, from temperate rainforest to dramatic Pacific coastline.
Cutting through Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is a high-altitude paradise of snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes.
The Smoky Mountains, along the North Carolina and Tennessee border, offer verdant, rolling hills blanketed in characteristic mist.
Bend, Oregon is a lively city surrounded by wilderness, boasting a rich culture of outdoor sports and craft brewing.
A quaint mountain town known for its ski slopes and historic district, Breckenridge, Colorado offers year-round charm.
Famous for hosting the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah is a vibrant mountain town with a rich history.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a valley "hole" surrounded by mountain ranges, renowned for its stunning vistas and outdoor activities.
A tranquil mountain retreat, Lake Placid, New York is rich in Olympic history and offers stunning landscapes.
Bozeman, Montana is a lively college town that acts as a gateway to some of the country's most spectacular natural beauty.Aspen, Colorado is renowned for its ski slopes, but also boasts a vibrant arts scene and natural beauty that shines year-round.