“So you’ve seen all 50 states. What’s your favorite?” -EVERYONE
Well, it depends who you ask, when you ask, and which way the wind is blowing. But these were our answers to the most frequently asked question at one point in time.
Some you could’ve guessed from a mile away but I’m guessing a few might surprise you!
Justin’s Favorite States
A state that covers most of the Lower 48, has thousands of miles of coastline, and is home to the highest peak in North America. You could spend an entire lifetime exploring Alaska and never get bored.
Coming from Florida I never expected to fall in love with an orange desert with rivers flowing through and mountains as the backdrop. That’s Utah and it’s my favorite state.
Famous for its potatoes, this state is extremely underrated when it comes to adventure. We were shocked to find out we’d have the chance to go white water rafting, sandboarding, river surfing, and kayak to Shoshone Falls when we visited.
Texas is what I believed to be our gateway to the west. It was the first place I got a glimpse of the desert; a place I never thought I’d enjoy.
Where else is it possible to wake up at a campground in a national park to find a bison grazing in the tent field?
Adam’s Favorite States
Adorned with ocean, mountains, forests, burritos, and beautiful stretches of road, California has it all. If it weren’t for the high prices and lack of parking you couldn’t get me to leave.
Once you get out west, few places in the east seem rugged and wild. Maine is the exception. Full of cliffs, ocean, lobster, and cool coffee joints, you won’t want to leave.
Who wouldn’t include paradise in their list of favorites? Hawaii feels like a different country (it basically is) with the homey feel of the contiguous 48. But you don’t get views like this back home!
Before visiting The Mitten, all I knew was that it had a lot of lakes. That assumption held true but i also found that Michigan also has plenty of good trees, trails, and beer begging to be enjoyed with its kind inhabitants.
There’s something about the dreary, drizzly, overcast weather in WA that makes me feel warm and cozy. Maybe it’s because it makes for perfect coffee/guitar/book weather….
There were a dozen other states that easily could’ve made this list. But we hope this gives you an idea of the places our incredibly diverse country has to offer. Now get out there and find out which ones are your favorites!