Angel Falls, Venezuela: You can feel the mist a mile away from the world’s tallest waterfall, which plunges 3,212 feet — almost a full kilometer — from a table-top mountain in southeastern Venezuela. Angel Falls also boasts the world’s tallest single drop: 2,648 feet. This waterfall on the Rio Gauja is located deep within a dense jungle, so the best views are typically seen from the air.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon
There are higher waterfalls in the Northwest, but there are likely no more beautiful or well-known than Multnomah Falls. This 620-foot waterfall lies in the Columbia River Gorge; you’ll find it on the Historic Columbia River Highway, where you’ll come across a dozen more waterfalls nearby. Get an up-close look from the easily accessible Benson Bridge, 105 feet above Multnomah Falls’ lower cascade.