- from U.S. Landscapes
Finally, you’ve reached the Pacific Ocean! It's the world’s largest ocean, and it defines all the regions that it touches.
Down south, sunshine and warmth fill the days, while up north, folks just deal with lots of rain. Hawaii sits in the middle of the ocean, and way up north lies Alaska, an arctic state. Some parts of Alaska go for months without sunlight and then for months without darkness! The areas that the Pacific Ocean borders have more differences than any of the country’s other regions, but each has a beauty all its own. Let’s explore the Pacific region, which is home to the country's highest and lowest points.