8. Silver Falls State Park
The upside of this gem of natural wonders in Oregon is the fact that it’s a simple, yet ideal place to just go out and enjoy nature in all of its glory. The downside? Maybe the fact that it tends to get a bit crowded in the warm months. However, the predominant activities for visitors here include hiking around the famed Trail of Ten Falls, swimming in blissfully cool waters, enjoying the lush forested scenery and even walking behind a 177-foot waterfall. Sufficed to say, if you miss out on this place – you’ll REALLY be missing out. Like, big time.