There are many exciting things to see and do on the west coast of the United States. Our top 10 best things to do would be found on the best of travel agendas for this unique part of the world. With scenic beauty and historic and cultural sites, from Seattle in the north to Los Angeles in the south, you’re sure to find something for everyone to enjoy.
1) Crater Lake, Oregon
Just north of the California border sits one of the world’s deepest and most unique lakes, which is located in Crater Lake National Park. Formed in the crater of an ancient volcano, no rivers or other waterways feed into it. The water level is maintained by yearly rain and snowfall, and because of this, it is also one of the cleanest lakes in the world. No pollution makes its way in or out, and Crater Lake is known for its vibrant deep blue color and its crystal-clear water. A drive on the rim road that encircles the lake is a must for travelers. The road is open all summer and fall, and closed at times in winter because of weather conditions. Visitors wanting to take a scenic drive to one of the most picturesque spots on the west coast won’t want to miss a trip to Crater Lake.