We’ve all been through this, we know this feeling!
The USA is filled with so many iconic places that to choose just a few of them to visit feels unfair! But alas life is never fair and we all have to make some difficult choices.
To save you the trouble, we have picked out the 15 best places to visit in the United States of America, which are sure to leave you spellbound.
1. Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando
We have to start the list with the “Happiest Place on Earth”. You owe this to your inner child if not to kids of your own. Come face to face with your beloved cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, etc. and relive your childhood. You may even get a chance to interact with your favorite Disney Princess! It is one of the best places to visit in the USA for a trip down the memory lane.
2. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
One of the most historic places to visit in the USA, Mount Rushmore’s massive presidential portraits are known by one and all. Featuring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln – the Black Hills of Keystone, South Dakota have been attracting tourists from all over the world. Witnessing these massive sixty feet portraits in all their glory will surely leave you awestruck.
3. Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty needs no introduction. It won’t be wrong to say the statue is one of the most well-known places to visit in the USA. Made of Copper, which has now turned green due to oxidization, this statue was a gift from the French. Witnessing the majestic Lady Liberty from your ferry as you reach closer to Liberty Island, is an experience that can’t be described in words.
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona
The picture perfect landscape of Grand Canyon is a secret to no one. One of the important archaeological sites in the world, the valley is known for fossils, geological features and the evidence of the eras by gone. Formed due to the erosion caused by the Colorado River and viewing decks offering undisturbed views of the horizon as far as the eyes can see this is amongst the common places to visit in the USA of the many history buffs who visit the country.
5. White House, Washington D.C
This “People’s House” is the home and workplace of the current President of the USA. Housing the memorials of past residents in forms of Rose Garden, South Lawn, Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Lafayette Park and Children’s Park the White House provides a guided tour to its visitors from Tuesdays to Thursdays. If the country’s history fascinates you, White House should definitely be on your list of places to visit in the USA.
6. Niagara Falls, New York
The Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridalveil Falls all combined together make the world’s largest waterfall – Niagara Falls. Situated at the border of Canada and the US and connecting Lake Erie in the US to Lake Ontario in Canada, Niagara Falls is a true wonderland during the winter season. With snow covered roads, tress and some parts of the falls frozen in time, the view will surely leave you speechless! Definitely one of the must visit places when in the USA.
7. The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
This 7 kms long stretch of road is the true heart of Las Vegas. If you want to have a real Las Vegas experience like seeing the famous casinos and getting a glimpse of why the city is so famous, we suggest not skipping your visit to The Strip. From pyramids, to dancing fountains, volcanoes, Venetian canals, the New York City skyline, and even the Eiffel Tower, you can visit all of these places without having to leave The Strip. It is definitely amongst the top places to visit in the USA to truly experience the spirit of Las Vegas.
8. Golden Gate Bridge, California
The iconic orange-red suspension bridge is synonymous to San Francisco. The longest suspension bridge in the world should be on your list of places to visit in the USA just to admire its breathtaking beauty. Early morning, chilly weather, rising sun and a vibrant Golden Gate Bridge making its presence known from behind the fog, makes for the perfect Instagram post to share with your followers.
9. Manhattan, New York
Many people go to Manhattan to either see stage shows on Broadway or to marvel at the New York City skyline from the Empire State Building, but what only a few know is that it is the only place in the world where you can experience the fabulous phenomenon of “Manhattanhenge”. Twice a year, the sun aligns perfectly with one of the street of the Manhattan grid resulting in this aesthetically pleasing full view of the sun. This phenomenon occurs only twice a year so plan your holiday accordingly to witness it.
10. French Quarter, Louisiana
If Las Vegas feels too crowded for your taste, then add French Quarter in New Orleans to the list of your places to visit in the USA if you are planning to party and enjoy the nightlife or simply looking for cheap entertainment. Right in the middle of the route of the iconic “Mardi Gras” parade, the French Quarter is dripping with French colonizers influence from food to infrastructure.
11. Times Square, New York
Times Square is amongst the most loved places to visit in the USA if you want to witness the hype and the happiness of the upcoming New Year and the ending of current year. Millions gather around to witness the ball drop on the New Year’s Eve in the Times Square. Apart from that Times Square is bustling year round with throngs of people gathered to admire the flashing and colorful billboards, which are now a part of the Times Square identity.
12. Kennedy Space Center, Florida
If sun, moon, stars, black holes, planets or even the space in general interests you then you must visit the Kennedy Space Center. Models of mission control rooms, satellites, rockets, space shuttles, space suits, etc. are scattered around the center along with simulators and modules that make you feel like an astronaut. Kennedy Space Center is amongst the few places to visit in the USA if you want to meet a real life astronaut.
13. The Gateway Arch, Missouri
This 630 feet tall architectural marvel is the world’s tallest arch. Also known as the “Gateway to the West” this is one of the iconic places to visit in the USA. This shining stainless steel structure, situated on the west bank of the Mississippi River is also amongst the top tourist attractions in the US. To have an unforgettable experience we suggest getting on the tram and riding to the top of the Arch to overlook the city of St. Louis.
14. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho
Geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, colorful landscape, and an ancient volcano, you will find all of this and more in the oldest national park in the USA. To add to the excitement there is the “Old Faithful”, an iconic geyser that blows up 3,700 gallons of hot water while erupting at every 74 minutes. With natural phenomenon as varied as above and wild wolves and grizzly bears roaming around, it is no surprise that the Yellowstone National Park is amongst the widely known places to visit in the USA.
15. Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is home to some of the beautiful natural landscapes and iconic Yosemite Falls and Horsetail Fall. One of the tallest waterfalls in America, the Yosemite Falls reaches an impressive height of 2,425 feet whereas, Horsetail Fall is amongst the favorite places to visit in the USA during the months of October to February to witness the illusion of a “Fire Fall” when the setting sun hits the falls at a particular angle.
With a country as vast as the Unites States of America, there are bound to be countless beautiful places to visit in the country. Selecting just a few was a difficult task. A difficult task that had to be done to show you just how vibrant and amazing this country is!
Be assured these are just a handful of the places that we could come up with; there are a lot more places that you can visit while in USA.
So worry not and go forth and embark on your much awaited US holiday and don’t forget to share your experiences with us!
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