The United States is a traveler’s dream come true being one of the largest and diverse countries of the world. You’re spoilt for choices as it boast of a plethora of tourist destinations. From Skyscrapers of New York to natural wonders of Alaska to the sunny beaches of Florida and California, US seem to have it all. It was hard but we here we have tried to zero down on 10 best places of US.
10. Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida is known to be a hub of amusement parks and Walt Disney World is the most popular among them. Walt Disney World is an entertainment complex which consists of several unique theme parks that include the Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and the Blizzard Beach Water Park. It is a great place to plan a family vacation and create loads of wonderful memories. You can enjoy the thrilling rides and also watch Broadway quality shows besides exploring the night-life, cuisine and shopping at Disney Springs.
9. Denali National Park
Located in interior Alaska, The Denali National Park and Preserve is centred on the highest mountain of North America-Mount McKinley or Denali. About 16% of the 6 million acres of Denali National Park and Preserve is covered by Glaciers. The more extensive glaciers are on the south-eastern side of the range. The park is home to some great flora and fauna. It has over 450 species of flower plants that can be seen full bloomed throughout the summers. It is also home to variety of birds and mammals from North America such as grizzly bears and black bears. Herds of caribou can also be seen roaming throughout the park.
8. Las Vegas Strip
Situated in the midst of the southern Nevada Desert Landscape Las Vegas is known as the gambling Mecca of the world. Not located within the city, The Strip that passes through the towns of Paradise and Winchester, south of the Las Vegas city limits contains most of the casinos as even they are found all over Las Vegas. The Las Vegas strip, a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South features grand casino- hotels that are lavishly decorated with an attention to detail and create fantasy full environment. These casinos are theme based and often have names that evokes a sense of mystery, romance and far-away land. The dramatic architecture is another interesting and visible aspect of Las Vegas cityscape.
7. Florida Keys
A coral cay archipelago located off the southern coast of Florida, forms the southernmost portion of the continental United States. It is a 120 mile long string of tropical islands around the base of the Florida Peninsula. A series of bridges connects it to the mainland. The location has become hugely popular among native travelers and families looking for a tropical vacation. The most spectacular bridge is often used for shooting movies. A number of movies including Fast & Furious and True Lies have been shot here.
Kilauea is a shield volcano in the Hawaiian island and is currently active. It is the most active among the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii.
Located along the southern shore, It is the southeastern-most and largest of the Hawaiian islands. This volcano is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old emerging above the sea level about 100,000 years ago. The first documented eruption of Kilauea occurred in 1823 and it has repeatedly erupted since then.
5. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the greatest water falls in the world. The mighty falls is located at the international border of USA and Canada, more specifically between New York city and the province of Ontario, Canada. Niagara falls actually comprises three waterfalls which are, from largest to smallest, Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Horseshoe falls is on the Canadian side while American falls and the Bridal Veil falls are in America. Niagara falls is one of the world’s most visited tourist attraction having more than 14 million visitors every year. Its famous not only for its astounding beauty but also for the hydroelectric power it produces.
4. The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is perhaps San Francisco’s most famous landmark and one of the most internationally recognized symbols of USA. A must see on every visitor’s list, the suspension bridge is one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel located between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
As it celebrates its 80th anniversary, The Golden Gate is known to be the most photographed and arguably the most beautiful bridge in the world.
3. Yellowstone National Park
Famously known as the first national park of the world, Yellowstone is located in the US state of Wyoming spreading into parts of Motanna and Idaho. The park, set up in 1872 to preserve a great number of geysers, hot springs and other thermal areas, is currently home to one of the world’s largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers. A favorite among million of visitors, the park is also known for its wildlife and exotic plants.
2. Times Square
Hosting over 39 million visitors annually, Times Square is arguably the world’s most visited tourist attraction. It is the major commercial intersection, entertainment centre and tourist destination in the Midtown Manhattan. Approximately 300.000 people pass through this crossroads of commerce.
Times square is the most bustling square of New York and features many Broadway Theatres and super signs.
1. Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon is a steep sided Canyon managed and maintained by Grand Canyon National Park. Its carved by the Colarado river over the years and is located in the US state of Arizona in North America. Attaining a depth of over a mile, The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. Not the deepest or the longest Canyon in the world, still it’s one of the great tourist attractions because of its overwhelming size and intricate colorful landscape.
The spectacular and larger-than-life vistas offered by the Grand Canyon are unmatched throughout the world.
Even though we have tried to narrow down the top 10 places, still there is so much more to USA that can not be adjusted in short list. However these are the places that can definitely make it easier for you to plan your next vacation in America and have a glimpse of what USA is made of.