With country as vast and diverse as United States, planning a trip can be pretty confusing. Be it golden west coast, or glistening east coast, or betting on south, or chills of north, or peace of pacific, United States is surprising wherever you go. The towering skyscrapers, endless beaches, grandest of canyons, biggest of hotels, paradise for kids, fun of deserts, glory of mountains, reign of forests, and so much more, all awaits you in United States. The country whose culture has been world changing. It is the country that has defined modernity from architecture to arts, and beyond. It is the Uncle next door, you got to visit by. So here we are with best places to visit in United States.
New York – It is the city that never sleeps. Thanks to Hollywood that we feel familiar with this place, with iconic structures like Central Park, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and Broadway. The city is divided into Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. Then it is further divided to have beautiful neighbourhoods like Koreatown, Chinatowns, and Little Italy. The city is also popular for its restaurant scene. It’s a must see place.
Grand Canyon – This is the place you simply cannot miss to visit on your US tour. Located in Arizona, and made by Colorado River, it is the longest canyon of World with number of trails, with few popular ones being South Kaibab Trail, and Rim-to-Rim Trail. If you have extra money, touring it on a helicopter will be unforgettable experience for you and your camera. It is easily accessible from Las Vegas, only if you haven’t lost all money. It is a must see wonder of Arizona.
San Francisco – It is the city of iconic Golden Gate Bridge. It is the city of diverse people, global cuisine, high tech, and hip culture. A walk around the Fisherman’s Wharf and little seafood will make your day. The climate of the city is always moderate, giving a pleasure to be at. Top attractions include popular steep and winding Lombard Street, island prison of Alcatraz, Haight Street, Dolores Park, Waverly Place, and also Sea Lions at Pier 39. The places don’t end in this city.
Las Vegas – It is a city out of desert, paradise for many and also known as Sin city. Thanks to all worlds’ best casinos, entertainment scene, shopping arenas, this place topples the itinerary of many. Grand Canyon, Death Valley National Park, and Hoover Dam are all within a day trip. Top attractions in here include Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio and also its fountain, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, Venetian, Pinball Hall of Fame, Mob Museum and many more.
Washington D.C. – The capital of United States and a true cosmopolitan city. Dotted with federal buildings all over, the best time to visit here is spring also because of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Top attractions in here include the one and only White House, National Air & Space Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, Library of Congress, Kreeger Museum, Washington Monument, and many more all across the city. It is a city you have to run into.
Miami – This is the original beach city of United States, with sunny coast side, Cuban food, wild nightlife and a warmish pleasant weather. It is also the city managing largest no of cruise ships, for obvious reasons. Best places to be at in here are CalleOcho in Little Havana, Art Deco District in Miami Beach, South Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Bayfront Park, Wynwood Walls, or see the Bacardi Building. This and other lot is Miami for you.
Los Angeles – Also known as the Entertainment capital of the world, this city is surprisingly a treat also for families (to Venice Beach, Muscle Beach), and kids (to Disneyland). You will enjoy seeing the stars, their homes, and their offices (or precisely the studios) under that Iconic Hollywood Sign. In here you will also find street performers in abundance. Top attractions include Huntington Library, Griffith Observatory, County Museum of Art, Museum of Tolerance, and Automotive Museums.
New Orleans – It’s is one of the major seaports of the United States with Spanish and French influences. Creole and Cajun cuisines of the city, jazz music and colonial architecture are the highlights in here. It is also popular for its celebration of Mardi Gras and makes a great time to visit. Top attractions include Jackson Square, Cabildo, St Louis Cathedral, Backstreet Cultural Museum, Royal Street, and Newcomb Art Museum. It is the most appeasing treat of culture in United States.
Chicago – Also known as the windy city, this beauty is a treat in summers, with open spaces and waterfront of Lake Michigan. It is also popular for its world class food. Iconic architecture, crazy shopping scene, and whole of home grown music make Chicago a treat to travellers. Top attractions in here include Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry, Field Museum of Natural History, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park, and Wrigley Field.
Boston – It is one of the oldest cities of America. It holds lots of history to its name, and was instrumental in American Revolution, still reflected in buildings, and arts. The best time to visit here is spring and autumn, with flowers and fall. It has country’s first public school, park, and subway. Ferries on oceanfront are picturesque and food fabulous. Top attractions include Freedom Trail, Harvard University, Museum of Fine Arts, Public Garden, and Trinity Church.
Savannah – It is a quintessential little city located in Georgia with moss covered oaks, beautiful parks, Victorian architecture, and cobbled streets. The old mansions and historic sites delight millions of travellers coming to the city. Beaches of Tybee Island and Hilton Head Island are well within reach and also must see. Ghost tours to Mercer Williams house, Bonaventure Cemetery and Colonial Park Cemetery will give you all needed thrills. Also it is not your typical touristy city.
Hawaii – This archipelago of islands is a paradise for beach lovers. The coral reefs, the volcanoes, the golden sand, and cobalt blue waters make a picturesque backdrop for holidays. The tropical climate makes it perfect for visit at any time. From water sports to outdoor adventures, Hawaii is a one stop spot. Top attractions include USS Arizona Memorial, Makalawena Beach, Mauna Kea’s Summit Area, Kauaʻi’s Hindu Monastery, Lava Viewing Area, Kauai Coffee Company, and Three Bears Falls.