The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated more than 700 unique destinations across the globe as World Heritage Sites. These landmarks are legally protected and recognized for having cultural, historical, scientific, or natural significance. From ancient ruins and historic cities to deserts, forests, mountains, and more, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are truly remarkable.

In the United States, 25 awe-inspiring destinations have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and we truly believe each one has a spot on our bucket list. From Alaska and Hawaii to North Carolina and Tennessee, we will be sharing all 25 of these sites: both natural and cultural sites. These incredible destinations protected by UNESCO are worth adding to your bucket list – I know I’m personally adding all of the sites I haven’t experienced yet to my travel wish list, starting with Jefferson’s Monticello since it’s just three hours from my current residence and I’ve never been.

Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

So, tell us, which one of these incredible World Heritage Sites is first on your bucket list? Are you more interested in natural or cultural sites? If you’re planning to take a road trip to visit any of these incredible destinations, you’ll want to check out The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List by OnlyInYourState:

The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List: 60+ Essentials For Your Next Adventure

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