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The One Thing You Should Do in Every U.S. State

If you could only choose one attraction to visit in each U.S. state, what would it be? I rounded up the top-rated cities, towns, and iconic sights in all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.) and asked you to decide. Here’s what you told us.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

By Olivia Briggs

Nothing excites Assistant Editor Olivia Briggs quite like traveling to new destinations. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Briggs joined SmarterTravel in 2012 and became a member of the editorial team in 2015. She has lived in Ireland and has worked in the hospitality, tourism, and online travel industries for more than a decade. She loves scoping out new hotels, promoting unfamiliar destinations, and writing about niche travel topics.

Her stories have also appeared online on USA Today, The Huffington Post, TripAdvisor, Jetsetter, Oyster, Savoteur, and AirfareWatchdog.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "The Baggallini Zipper Cross-Body Travel Bag. This is a great travel bag because it's small, compact, has many compartments, and can be worn across your body for added security."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "Snowboarding through the Alps and staying in a chalet overlooking the mountains."

Travel Motto: "Travel more; it awakens your soul."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Window seat."

Email Olivia at editor@smartertravel.com.

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