From New York City’s hustle and bustle to the laid-back country atmosphere in the California Wine Country to the sun, sea and sand in Hawaii, the United States surely offers something different for every tourist.
New York City boasts truly American icons such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, as well as the famous skyscrapers. And they are just few of the several attractions and things to do in the Big Apple.
Catch long-running plays on Broadway. Dine at several world-class restaurants and hole-in-the-walls that feature a healthy dose of diverse cuisine. Stroll at the famous Central Park. Shop for both big-name luxury brands and discount items at Bloomingdale’s, Barneys, Macy’s or Saks. Visit the famous art galleries such as the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (“The Met”), Museum of Modern Art (“MOMA”) or the Guggenheim Museum. Or go people-watching. Really, almost everything is here in the “City that Never Sleeps.”
The chief reason why a lot of tourists go to Las Vegas is to try their luck at its world-famous gambling spots such as casinos. But the “The City of Lights” also offers top-notch big-name entertainment as well as five-star hotels, shopping spots and restaurants. These things make Las Vegas a dazzling oasis in the middle of the desert state, Nevada. You can also score the sweetest hotel deals only in Vegas.
“The City by the Bay” is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the wind and the fog, scenic drives, and culturally-diverse neighborhood. It also features remnants of its Spanish colonial and hippie culture pasts. This Bay Area city boasts many world-class restaurants, live shows, art galleries, laid-back music, and other touristy spots and activities. San Francisco is also next door to the Wine Country (particularly the world-famous Napa Valley) and the tech community of the Silicon Valley, so making side trips to the outskirts while visiting the city are highly recommended.
Los Angeles (both a city and a county) is not all about the American film industry, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and its famous celebrities, although this is obviously a top tourist draw. LA is also famous for its beaches like Malibu and Santa Monica, dining, shopping especially on Rodeo Drive, and Beverly Hills.
If you don’t mind the winds in Chicago, you’re definitely going to enjoy your holiday in this famous Illinois city. It is also known for its skyline and boasts a number of world-class restaurants, modern art galleries, live entertainment, sports, parks etc. that rival those of New York and San Francisco.
Miami offers something for people of all ages, from the gorgeous beaches and family-friendly attractions such as the Disney World and Miami Seaquarium. It also offers several eco-adventures and nature trips such as several zoos and state parks.
The US capital is mostly known for its museums and monuments, and almost all of them are free. This makes Washington DC the perfect holiday destination for families and school groups.
The entire Aloha State is a tourist’s paradise. The island is teeming with gorgeous beaches with blue waters and sands whose colors vary such as the powdery white, golden, green, red, pink and black. Apart from that, it is the home of the world’s several active volcanoes (although there are dormant/extinct ones too), peerless oceanic views and lush forests. Another top tourist draw is its melange of indigenous Hawaiian, Asian and North American/Western cultures. The people’s smiles, as warm as the Hawaiian sunshine, will readily welcome you and make you feel like you’re home away from home.
The Grand Canyon is a deep ravine carved by Colorado River in the state of Arizona. Stretching 277 miles long, the Grand Canyon was formed billions of years ago and the formation is one of the reasons why it is truly a geological marvel. The Grand Canyon is probably the most popular national park in the United States and the pinnacle of whitewater rafting in the U.S..
“The Big Easy” is known for its vibrant jazz/blues/Cajun music scene, colonial French roots, laid-back attitude and the colorful Mardi Gras festival. Although the city took a beating after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans quickly rose from the rubble and regained its hold as one of the most visited cities in the US.