You will find a mix of natural wonders, amazing recreational areas, and enchanting cities representing the best of what the world has to offer. Whether you’re looking to hike in the Mountains, swim at the beach, or explore Metropolitan Cities, this country has everything for you, due to its diverse landscape. Fasten your seat belt as we take you on a breathtaking ride showcasing the “10 Best Places to Visit in the United States of America”.
1 : Atlanta:
The capital and largest city of Georgia, Atlanta has emerged as the leader of the “New South”.
In downtown Atlanta, you will find the headquarters of CNN, The World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Georgia Aquarium. Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta and he was also buried here. Atlanta is also the home of major sports teams the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, and Atlanta United. The recently built Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment facility providing fans with an unparalleled experience. It’s the retractable roof and 1100 feet of the circular screen being the highlights. The biggest hub of Delta Airlines is in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which also happens to be the busiest airport in the world for the past 18 years. Fun Fact -> Atlanta is home to 71 streets with a variation of the word “Peachtree” in their names. Peachtree Avenue, Peachtree Plaza, Peachtree Memorial Drive to name a few. However, there are no Peach Trees in Atlanta, nor are Peach Trees native to the area!
Honolulu is the capital and largest city in Hawaii, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a population of over 1 million people. The Waikiki Beach Area is its center for dining, shopping, and nightlife. Also famous for its iconic crescent beach backed by Palm Trees and high-rise hotels, with the dormant volcano Diamond Head Crater looming in the distance. Ala Moana Shopping Center is the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Honolulu is also a military fortress. People can visit sites related to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial being the highlight of that area.
3: Washington DC
The capital of the United States and the seat of the federal government, Washington D.C. is located on the country’s East Coast. A cosmopolitan city that is home to many diverse cultures and educational institutions. Washington is widely known for its many iconic landmarks like the White House, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Many of these monuments are all located within the beautifully landscaped parkland known as the National Mall and walking distance to each other. In the spring, the Cherry Blossom Festival is a beautiful time to visit, that’s when the trees are in full bloom. DC also has a number of state of the art Museums; National Museum of Natural History and National Air/Space Museums being the highlights.
Nicknamed the “Windy City” and best known for its towering skyscrapers, sports teams, and unique style of hot dogs and pizzas, Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States. Located on Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest region in northeastern Illinois, Chicago is a major hub for finance, industry, and commerce. Chicago is a great summer destination, with parks and a beautiful waterfront. But its arts and cultural attractions, as well as fantastic shopping, make it a popular year-round destination. The Magnificent Mile, along Michigan Avenue, is the city’s most famous area, with high-end luxury stores and galleries, along with famous buildings and outstanding architecture. Some of the tourist highlights include the Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, and the Cloud Gate, also known as the “Bean”. The Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, is 110 stories tall. It held the title of the world’s tallest building for 25 years and was architected by famous Bangladeshi engineer, Fazlur Rahman Khan. You can get stunning views of the whole city from its SkyDeck. Power Tip -> Don’t waste time ordering the Thin Crust Pizza. While it’s delicious, the Deep Dish Pizza simply has to be ordered. Be careful how much you order though, a single slice is practically a meal in itself. The wait for one slice can be long but it’s totally worth it.
One of the most lively cities in the USA, Miami is best known for its sunny beaches, Latin culture, and sizzling nightlife. Located in southeast Florida, off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s streets are lined up with Skyscrapers and Palm Trees. Across the bay from Miami on a barrier island in Miami Beach, known for its Art Deco architecture and glamorous South Beach. It’s a great place for water sports, sunbathing, swimming, or just simply building sandcastles. Miami has some of the best Cuban food in the world, after Cuba of course. Miami is also a major port city managing the world’s largest Passenger Cruise Ships. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, and many of their sister lines sail out of Miami or nearby Fort Lauderdale.
One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is best known for its wealth of American history, Architecture, and Academic institutions. It is the capital of Massachusetts as well as the largest city in the New England region. Boston is spectacular for sightseeing during spring and autumn with flowering trees and fall foliage. The Charles River is an 80-mile long river that runs through 23 cities in Massachusetts before reaching the Atlantic Ocean at Boston. There’s a Stat that one in 5 Boston Residents is a Student. It is the home of world-renown institutions like Harvard, MIT, and Boston University. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. The famed Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox Baseball team.
7: Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a premier destination famous for its lavish Casinos, high-end Shopping, fine dining, world-class entertainment, and scorching Nightlife. There are the Bellagio’s impressive fountain shows, a replica of the Eiffel Tower, Luxor’s Egyptian Pyramid, and Venetian’s Grand Canal, amongst other landmarks. Even if you are not fond of gambling, you can still enjoy the stunning Architecture, scrumptious Buffets, Magic Shows, and Concerts from world-famous Artists. Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Red Rock National Park are closeby attractions that you can visit from Sin City. Fun Fact -> The moment you land in Vegas and get off your plane at McCarran Airport, you will see a line up of slot machines. Gambling is so popular in the city that there are casinos literally everywhere.
8: Los Angeles
The second-largest city in the USA, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. It is home to some of the world’s best beaches, dining, and entertainment. Disneyland & Universal Hollywood have always been a staple for visitors. With the latest edition of Star Wars in Disneyland and Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Hollywood, attendance has skyrocketed. Beverly Hills is one of it’s most well-known districts and home to the famous zip code, 90210! Rodeo Drive is a mecca for celebrities and it’s a great place to do some high-end window shopping! You can catch stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains from the top of the Griffith Observatory.
9: New York
New York City comprises of 5 areas sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated area that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the sprawling Central Park. Times Square is staged with millions of lights for which New York has been nicknamed as “The City that Never Sleeps”. The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, where varied neighborhoods range from Williamsburg – a hotbed of indie music, art, and nightlife – to beachfront Coney Island and its amusement parks. The Bronx is home to the landmark New York Botanical Garden and renowned Bronx Zoo. The Staten Island Ferry links Manhattan to NYC’s southernmost area with views of the city skyline and the iconic Statue of Liberty. Queens is the most ethnically diverse section of New York. Both JFK and La Guardia Airports are located there.
10: Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Located in northern Arizona, this massive natural wonder was carved by the Colorado River over a period of several million years and now measures 277 miles or 446 km long. The Canyon is divided into two main sections, the popular South Rim and the remote North Rim. As the most accessible part for tourists, the South Rim features many historic sites such as the El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and the Desert View Watchtower. Other sights in the Canyon include numerous hiking trails, wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, jeep tours, helicopter rides, and the Skywalk. The Skywalk is a sightseeing structure made of glass extending 4,000 feet over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Power Tip -> Avoiding Crowds Standing in line to snap a photo of the Canyon’s awe-inspiring overlooks can be waste of time. Try to save time by going to lesser-known lookouts or plan your trip during the park’s slow season to avoid tourists.