Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona at sunset

Whether you’ve booked a trip to the States for the long weekend or you’re planning your next trip back, you’ll know that the choice of where to visit is always a tough one. A country where the scenery varies incredibly from one state to the next, you can be lounging on a beach in the California sun one minute and standing among the crowds of Times Square the next. Whatever your choice, you’ll be happy in the knowledge that you’re staying one of the most fascinating places on Earth.

This Fourth of July we celebrate not only the diversity of America’s people, but of its landscapes. From the painted deserts of Colorado to the pearly glaciers of Alaska, the crystalline waters of Tahiti to national monuments like San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the wonders of this incredible country are as vast and varied as the people who live there, making it impossible to sum up its beauty in just one photo. Here is just a small selection of the iconic landscapes that the United States of America are known and loved for.