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United States of America

Getting to know the United States

The United States is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. There is a lot of international interest in US attractions.

Many people plan their journeys to a variety of locations, including the East Coast, the Southwest, the seaside towns of Florida and California, or the far-flung regions of Alaska and Hawaii. You may also want to take a look at the city’s landmarks, or head to the nearby parks and natural areas. If you’re planning a couple of afternoon rides, you might be able to seamlessly combine the two.

With a wide range of options and fascinating attractions scattered across the country, you’ll never be short of things to do. These are the most important sights to include in your itinerary because you can spend as much time as you want.

Grand Canyon

One of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States is this breathtaking natural wonder. The Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon deep into the earth, creating awe-inspiring sheer walls and ledges. With a mile-deep bottom and mountains and rocks stretching for miles in every direction, visitors to the Grand Canyon can see it all from its rim.

The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, which is about 4.5 hours from Las Vegas by car, is the most popular part of the park. There is a large tourist center, regular bus service along the Rim and a boardwalk that extends down the canyon with various viewing points and platforms available here during the high season.

Niagara falls

Waterfalls such as the Niagara Escarpment. Located on the Canadian-American border, Niagara Falls is one of the world’s best-known waterfalls. Niagara Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world because of the sheer volume of water cascading over the vertical drop.

Three separate falls make up Niagara Falls: Horseshoe Falls has a drop of 187 feet; the American Falls, 89 feet; and Bridal Veil Falls, 78 feet, which are all located near the American Falls.

The scenery is breathtaking on both sides of the river. Nevertheless, if you don’t mind crossing the border into Canada, the view from the Canadian side is very different and well worth seeing.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, the most recognizable image of the United States and the largest statue in the world, is a universal representation of freedom. The statue can be seen from various parts of the city, including Battery Park, or a ferry can take visitors right up to it.

Anyone wishing to view the statue may do so by purchasing one of three types of tickets: ground, pedestal, or crown. They have different levels of access. A tour is the best way to see both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Popular tours include the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Trip + Pedestal Upgrade, which takes the stress out visiting this historic site.

The White House.

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States and a must-see while in the nation’s capital. This historic mansion has been home to every president since George Washington, with the exception of one. There are a lot of interesting people and a great photo op in Lafayette Park, which is located north of the White House.

James Hoban built it in 1792, and it was rebuilt in 1818 after being destroyed by British forces in 1814. A three-week notice is required to book a free White House tour. At all times, high levels of security are in place.

Disney World's Resort

For decades, this enormous Orlando amusement park has been a top family vacation spot for Americans of all ages. When Walt Disney World opened its doors in 1971, children and even some adults were captivated by the theme park.

Additionally, there are water parks, Downtown Disney with shops and theater, and a wide variety of other attractions that range from gourmet dining to golf at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can spend a day or a week here and not be disappointed.

If you’re in the mood for some sand and surf, you’re only an hour away from the Atlantic coast of Florida.

The Hawaiian island of Oahu's

One of the most popular beaches in the Hawaiian Islands is located in Waikiki; it’s also a popular spot for tourists from all over. This area has evolved into a hybrid of a tropical getaway and a bustling metropolis.

The palm trees swaying in the breeze and the high-rise buildings and busy highway behind you will certainly remind you that you’re not far from civilization while you relax on this lovely stretch of sand. Visitors of all ages from around the world flock to this sliver of Oahu for the shopping, dining, surfing, and sunbathing.

The Strip in Las Vegas

There is nothing quite like strolling through an adult amusement park, which is exactly what you get when you walk down the Las Vegas Strip. The Eiffel Tower, Venice’s canals, and the skyline of New York City are just a few of the famous landmarks that line this famous street.

A walk down the street from the pyramid-shaped Luxor Hotel reveals an erupting volcano and dancing fountains, while the resorts themselves feature all kinds of oddities and entertainment. Free attractions abound in Las Vegas, making it easy to take advantage of them.

In Las Vegas, the constant flow of concerts is a major draw. Las Vegas is a popular choice for singers who want to settle down because it is where they perform every day. Every night, there are a variety of unique performance groups that include magic, comedy, and acrobatics.

Yosemite national park

Yosemite National Park, one of America’s most cherished national parks, is a must-see for nature lovers in California. Stunning views like those from El Capitan’s and Half Dome’s massive granite spires can only be appreciated up close and personal. The area is also known for its massive waterfalls, which are caused by mountain snowfall or sudden summer rainstorms, and cascade down vertical cliffs.

Yosemite National Park has a wide variety of recreational activities, including hiking, climbing, and horseback riding. A great way to avoid the crowds at lookouts is to take a hike along one of the many scenic trails in the park.

The Golden Gate Bridge

A California icon since its construction in the 1930s, the Golden Gate Bridge crosses San Francisco Bay to connect Marin County with San Francisco. Contrasting colors of the bridge and the lake give the city a unique identity.

In the midst of dense fog, only the summits of the towers can be seen through the low-lying haze. Highway 101, also known as SR 1, includes the two-mile-long bridge. There are some spectacular views from Conzelman Road in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on a clear day.

Times Square

Midtown Manhattan’s pulsating Times Square is known for its flashing billboards, New Year’s Eve countdown, and nonstop crowds of tourists and locals alike. Standing on the corner of this intersection during rush hour and watching cabs zoom by and lights flash overhead is more exciting than any of the attractions on the plaza itself.

In order to fully appreciate the spectacle, it is recommended that you see it at night rather than in daylight.