Two U.S. Vacation Hot Spots

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In all of my travels across the United States of America, the `hottest' vacation spot hands down is in Key West, Florida and the `coolest' place to travel to is Denali National Park in Denali, Alaska. These vacation destinations are the two most beautiful and most relaxing places in the nation! I personally have experienced a week of enjoyment at both locations and find myself wanting to go back to each of them in the future because I had such a great time. Even though these are both awesome places to spend a week of vacation time, they differ in weather and climate patterns, they each have unique attractions and activities to do, and both vary in travel costs and various other expenses.

Weather and climate conditions are one major difference between Key West and Denali National Park. The temperature, or climate, in Key West is almost always hot and has yearly averages from approximately seventy-five to ninety degrees Fahrenheit from January to December. The climate in Denali National Park has yearly temperature averages from approximately nineteen to sixty-seven degrees Fahrenheit from January to December. Key West's highest recorded temperature was ninety-eight degrees in 1997. Alaska is a lot colder and records its lowest temperature at negative thirty-four degrees in 1989. When I traveled to Key West two years ago, I remember that the weather either was bright and beautiful, or rainy with thunderstorms, not much in between. I also remember the air outside always being very humid and hot making me feel uncomfortable. On the other side of the nation we have a completely different climate setting. In Alaska, six out of seven days were overcast and it rained half the time we were there hiking and camping. The near freezing te...

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...costing, hot weather, regular, lay on the beach vacation, I suggest taking a trip to Key West, Florida, but for those outdoor types, like myself, who want to experience one of the most breathtaking places in the world and literally sit above the clouds, a vacation getaway to Denali National Park in Alaska is your cup of tea. The colder weather in Alaska was not as bad as I had thought it to be. Common snow clothes were suitable outdoors clothing for the time of the year I went and regular camping supplies worked out for me during my stay. Denali National Park is hands down the most beautiful place in America and is worth every penny it costs you to travel there and experience nature in its purity. It was a life altering experience climbing mountains high above the clouds and seeing how truly magnificent and compelling the earth must have looked thousands of years ago.

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