TODAY Takes Off

See America first: Where TODAY fans would travel in the US

July 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM ET

From sea to shining sea, our nation is indeed America the beautiful. 

Natalie Morales is en route to Alaska for our TODAY Takes Off series, which inspired us to ask TODAY fans on our Facebook page: If you could travel anywhere in the U.S., where would you go?

More than 3,000 viewers responded! 

Video: As Natalie Morales heads to Alaska, TODAY viewers tweet us with some of the vacation destinations on their bucket list. Tamron Hall reports from the Orange Room.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Melanie Smith: California is number one on my US travel list. The Pacific Coast Highway, Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Forests... I am eager to see them all... Someday I guess!

Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith

Julie Young: Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii — the ninth hole of the golf course or the beach facing Hanalei Bay. 

Julie Young
Julie Young

Kevin Browning: To travel the entire length of Route 66, to taste the food at the local Mom and Pop restaurants along the route.

Kevin Browning
Kevin Browning

Glory Rich: South Carolina, because I know I was supposed to have been born there. #TODAYTAKESOFF

Glory Rich
Glory Rich

Phyllis Buxton: Kodiak Island, Alaska

Phyllis Buxton
Phyllis Buxton

Amber Thibodeau: Back to Orlando because my husband and I went for our honeymoon, anniversary, and it would be nice to experience the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter together.

Amber Thibodeau
Amber Thibodeau

Michele Renee Galloway: The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in the United States of America near the Arizona-Utah border, on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau

Michele Renee Galloway
Michele Renee Galloway

Ashtyn Hunter: Islamorada, Florida (Florida Keys)

Ashtyn Hunter
Ashtyn Hunter

See all the sea-to-shining-sea submissions here.

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