America is a huge country, spanning almost 2700 miles east to west and 1700 miles north to south. As you can expect there is a lot to see and do in this country. The USA is still the largest single economy (in the world) with some 300million people across 50 states. It has large cosmopolitan cities dotted throughout the country, each distinct from the other.
America is a country that is filled with contrast, colour, excitement, variety and amazement. With sundry geography, diverse culture, exotic music, exquisite wildlife and mind blowing regional food, the country offers superb variety to its visitors. No wonder, nearly 3.8 million British nationals visit the United States every year.
Visiting the USA
The United States of America is a vast country with so much to travel that one trip is not enough to see this wonderful country. Most of the times, people like to divide their USA travels into smaller vacations to cover this fantastically large and diverse country.
The most visited cities in the US include Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles (LA), Washington, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco. USA has an extensive airline network, which will allow you to travel relatively easily between major cities and states. As a result, many visiting the “States” plan multicity visits.
New York City is the most visited city in the US. It’s a 24 hour city which truly has something for everyone. Gleaming Sky scrapers, coffee houses, art galleries, shopping in 5th Avenue, theatres, comedy clubs, famous nightclubs and much-much more.
Los Angeles (LA) is the capital of the fame industry. Visit Hollywood and the studios within to witness the making of the next Hollywood blockbuster. Visit Beverly Hills and see the palatial home of the rich and famous. Visit the many stunning beaches of LA to catch some sun and sea. You really are spoilt for choice.
The USA has some incredible natural wonders across the country, including the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, the great lakes, Yellowstone national park plus many, many more.
Why should you visit the USA?
To check out the stunning cities: The fast paced life of this superpower can be gauged through its cities which display the sophistication of international cities. Be it New York City, Memphis, Austin or the capital Washington D.C., the cities of this nation host huge museums, beautiful art galleries, enchanting theatres, classy restaurants and breath-taking historic monuments that give away the history and political heritage of this country. Although the cities are crowded they also have small shops and markets which are readily accessible by travellers.
To visit the National Parks: You must visit Redwood National Park, located along the Pacific Coast and explore picnic places, camping destinations and hiking trails surrounded by giant redwood trees. This National Park looks like a vision of art and is graced by nature’s utter beauty, a must visit place in every way. Once you are done with hiking, you can head to the nearby beaches to relax under the sun.
For all you hiking fans, the Glacier National Park is the destination for you as it has stunning snow-topped mountains, a still lake and superb hiking trails. If you are an adventure lover then this park can offer you enough chances to go out of the way and spend some thrilling time on the glaciers.
To visit history from the Mississippi River: Well, if you are a history lover and want to check out how America looked in its ancient times then go to Natchez, commonly known as the Mississippi city. You will be amazed by the huge 19th century homes which are historic monuments now. Checking them from a view of the Mississippi River is an all the more enjoyable experience.
To taste the Californian wine: If you want to find some of the best wine in the world then head straight to California. It’s Sonoma and Napa valley regions are the sources of the tastiest wine and some exotic food. This place should be in the bucket list of the wine connoisseurs as it will give you ample opportunities to be pleased about the wine.
For vacationing at Cape Cod: Well, this would be a familiar experience for Britons as Cape Cod is often touted as the summer destination of New Englanders. You can relish the best of seafood, beaches, boardwalks, sun and everything that is needed for a perfect family vacation.
To visit the Grand Canyon: If you love nature and want to watch some of its wonders then you must visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The breath taking view of the layered bands of red rock would keep you stunned. To enjoy its true beauty you can hike down the Colorado river and stroll around Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, the Hualapai Tribal Nation etc. There is more to explore in this naturally gifted area of the United States and you must spare some time here to appreciate the natural splendour of this place.
For hiking across the National Parks: The United States of America is full of varied National Parks which showcase the wilderness and diversity of the landscape of this country. Yosemite, Acadia, Channel Islands, Pinnacles, Grand Canyon, Denali, Glacier, the Smokey Mountains, Rocky Mountain Park, the Badlands are some of the huge list of National Parks in the USA. If time permits then you can check as many of these as possible in order to feel the vastness of this naturally gifted nation.
To check out Disney World: Although, it is designed for kids, Disney World has given some of the most fascinating times to most of us. It is all about fun and frolic and there are actually a lot of rides for adults too. It hosts some of the best restaurants as well as nightlife attractions on the Paradise Island. Visit Disney World to feel the inner child in you!
To get mesmerised by the Great Lakes: Another natural wonder found in the American sub continent are the Great Lakes – a chain of mutually connected freshwater lakes. As they resemble like miniature oceans, you can get plenty of chances for sailing, fishing, boating and beach side frolic. These are ideal getaways if you are travelling to the USA during the summer vacations.
To taste the most delicious food: America is considered as a food loving nation with places and restaurants that offer lip smacking barbecues, smoked brisket, plump pancakes, hamburgers, Cheesecake, Apple pie and much more. You can also cherish some striking champagne, regional wines, beer, local cocktails and special coffees. Therefore, if you are a food lover then the place would not disappoint you at all. In fact, food is cheap here which is good news for travellers.
Must visit tourist attractions in the USA:
Yellowstone National Park
Walt Disney World
Golden Gate Bridge
Stature of Liberty
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The White House
Denali National Park
Las Vegas Strip
Universal Studios Hollywood
Glacier National Park
When is the best time to visit the USA?
June to August is considered the peak season for tourists. As the country has warm days during this time, it becomes crowded and you can expect high hotel rates. For those who want to ski, January to March is the peak season.
October, April and May are times of fewer crowds and are thus considered the shoulder season for tourists.
November to March is winter time with snowfall and heavy rains in some parts of the country. This is often touted as low tourist season but you can get cheapest rates of accommodation and hotels at this time.
Being such a large country the weather will vary hugely. California has hot summers and very mild winters as does Florida. However, the likes of Florida and New Orleans have hurricane seasons. The east coast such as New York has very cold winters and very hot humid summers. The central part of the US experiences the most extremes in weather with hot summers, cold winters, and regular tornados spinning at hundreds of miles per hour.
It is always advisable to check the latest visa and passport regulations before entering the country. For accurate details, you can check the following websites:
The USA has a well developed network of roads, rails, airways and waterways. In some of the parts where public transport is inadequate, it is better to hire a car. Hitchhiking is considered illegal in this country so, do not try it. If you are fit and healthy then bicycle is also a very good alternative to hop on and enjoy the scenic beauty of this nation.
How to reach to the USAfrom the UK?
Direct flights to the US are available with many airlines including AA, United Airlines, BA, and Virgin. International airports are located in most major cities across the country. Low cost (budget airlines) alternatives are available, in particular if you are flying to Orlando, Florida.
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