California Redwood Coast tops Lonely Planet 2018 best in U.S.
In this May 3, 2014 photo, Gay Urness and Deborah Achor look up at a large redwood on the James Irvine Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in northwest California. (AP / Statesman-Journal, Zach Urness,)
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Published Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:02AM EST
Lonely Planet recommended the region, which includes Redwood National Park, as a place to "lose all track of time" -- along with your cell signals. This year the national park marks 50 years since it was founded.
Second on the list was Boise, Idaho, which Lonely Planet described as epitomizing "what cool looks like before the rest of the world has figured it out."
Filling out the rest of the top 10 list were Chattanooga, Tennessee; Florida's Space Coast, which includes NASA's Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral; Cincinnati; Maine's midcoast; Richmond, Virginia; Kentucky bourbon country; Minneapolis and southeastern Utah.