8 Ways to explore the United States via River Cruise

The United States is a vast country; it is home to 325.7 million people and has an area of 9.834 million km squared.

It is simply too big to visit in one trip; it can be difficult enough to choose a destination! Fortunately there is a way you can see more of this impressive country without enduring the stress of living out of a suitcase as you travel between destinations.

The river cruise is your best bet; it’ll allow you to experience an array of fantastic places while being pampered and spoiled.

Here are 8 ways to explore the US via river cruise:

  1. The Tennessee Experience

Start your cruise in one of the best Maggie Valley Attraction hotels then jump on a river boat to float along part of the Tennessee river. Its 886 miles long

The Tennessee is home to an array of locks and dams as well as some impressive bridges such as the John Ross Bridge or the Decatur.

You can do this as a standalone or as part of a Mississippi cruise.

  1. The Lower Mississippi

The most common route for a river cruise on the lower Mississippi is from Memphis to New Orleans. This will allow you to soak up the culture, cuisine and the amazing music scene in both places. Of course you’ll experience civil war sites as you cruise.

  1. The Upper Mississippi

If you fancy seeing St. Paul and St. Louis then there’s no better way of doing it. You’ll be able to take a glimpse at La Crosse; also known as Amish country.

It is also possible to see the home town of Twain while enjoying a themed cruise that honors what you hold most dear.

  1. The Pacific Northwest

Travel between Portland, Oregon, Clarkston and Washington to see some of the best natural landmarks the US has to offer.

You can also enjoy a visit to several fine wineries and, if you’re feeling brave enough; zip line above Oregon!

  1. The Hudson in New York

You won’t need to look out for planes coming into land but you will get to see the famous New York skyline from one of the best positions in the world.

You’ll also get to see where so many millionaires live that it’s been nicknamed millionaire row.

Don’t forget to appreciate the current capital of the state, Albany and the second capital; Poughkeepsie.

As this cruise starts or finishes in New York it’s a great way to extend your holiday and really take a look at the city that never sleeps.

  1. South Carolina To Jacksonville

This cruise will prove to you that southern hospitality is alive and well.

As you cruse you’ll experience a multitude of inland waterways and a variety of well known places including Beaufort, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida!

  1. The Great Lakes

Journey from Toronto to Duluth in Minnesota and know that you’re crossing the border into Canada along the way!

You can even take a side excursion to see the world famous Niagara Falls as well as the island of Mackinac.

  1. Alaska

Take one of the smaller river cruise options and experience the delight of grizzly bears mixed with stunning glaciers; all from the safety of your boat.

You can trek on the glaciers or try your hand at kayaking; but it’s optional.

The US is vast, try one of these river cruises and start experiencing what this great country really has to offer!

9. Arkansas River in Colorado

You can take your family or friends on an easy and relaxing float rafting trip down the Arkansas River for Bighorn Sheep spotting and fun.

Or if you are feeling more adventurous, try white water rafting in Colorado and get the adrenaline pumping while enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery.

The US is vast, try one of these river cruises and start experiencing what this great country really has to offer!

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