Top 10 Vistas2013-08-23
- Grand Canyon, Arizona. Our friend, noted photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), gave this advice when viewing the Grand Canyon: “Leave your binoculars at home.” The biggest, most spectacular canyon on Earth, the Grand Canyon is 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) deep, 16 kilometers (10 miles) wide, and covers 405,000 hectares (more than 1 million acres). For starters, you’ll find staggering views along the South Rim; take the Park Loop Drive, which has a number of exceptional lookout points.
- Niagara Falls, United States & Canada. Niagara Falls—actually three different falls flowing from the Niagara River—is one of the mightiest waterfalls on Earth, with 2,648,800 liters (700,000 gallons) of water washing over 56-meter (184-foot) cliffs each second. The best views are from the Canadian side, which takes in Horseshoe Falls and the smaller American Falls. After dark, the falls are illuminated with colored lights. The “Maid of the Mist” boat takes you right up to the base of the falls.