The USA is arguably one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists and travelers from all over the globe, and it’s no wonder why. Not only is it absolutely huge, with a wide range of cultures, cities and landscapes, it has also found its way into so much of the world’s popular culture today.
The US has created so many popular movies and TV shows that are loved by people worldwide, no wonder they want to visit and see the place in real life.
You could visit a new location in the USA every single day and never run out of places to see, so here are just a few examples of great places to visit if you go there.
- Niagara Falls
This is an interesting destination, as it can be visited from both the US and Canada. Niagara Falls is truly an incredible natural landmark and one that you won’t forget about anytime soon. Though you might have seen it featured on TV a lot, you really can’t understand just how big it is until you’re on one of the boats underneath it.
- Lake Michigan
When you first look out from the Lake Michigan marinas, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking out over the sea. Lake Michigan is the fourth largest lake in the world and is arguably one of the most beautiful. If you are lucky enough to find yourself on a boat in these waters, you may just find it too hard to believe that, in some parts, this huge body of water, meets the sky, and still isn’t a sea.
- New York City
As the backdrop for so many movies and TV shows, New York City has found its way onto many people’s travel bucket lists. New York City is one of the most famous cities in the world and its character is like nothing else. With so much to see and do, you’ll need a good number of visits to just scratch the surface.
If you’re a movie lover, Hollywood is a must when considering your next few travel destinations. With theme parks based on the movies you love and iconic locations like the Hollywood walk of fame, you will certainly be kept busy during your time there.
Hollywood is a great location if you’re a sun lover too: set in sunny California, no matter where you are in Hollywood, you will be moments from the beach.
- The Grand Canyon
Another incredible natural landmark that calls the USA home; the Grand Canyon is a sight that you truly can’t comprehend through photos. When you see it in person, your mind is simply blown by how vast it is.
Whether you choose to go there by coach or helicopter, you will be glad you decided to see it. There are so many options when it comes to taking the canyon in, from embarking on a hike or donkey ride, to just sitting comfortably and viewing it from afar, it’s really up to you.
- Mount Hood
Sat in the heart of the beautiful state of Oregon; Mount Hood is an incredible mountain that travelers visit year-round. This part of the US is known for its greenery and you can’t miss the mountain standing proud on the horizon if you’re anywhere near.
Not far from Mount Hood is the home to the hotel in which much of The Shining was filmed. This may interest any movie buff or lover of the film looking to explore the setting of a classic in cinema. Mount Hood, and the rest of Oregon, perfectly encompass the beauty of North America and is a perfect stop-off point for anyone traveling around or through the area.
- Mount Rushmore
Another, arguably more well-known mountain, is Mount Rushmore. With four famous presidents carved into its side, it’s truly a sight to behold. It’s crazy to see the detail put into the four faces and is another case of a photograph falling short.
Mount Rushmore can be found in South Dakota, in the north of the USA, full of beautiful natural parks and wilderness spots. If you’re a lover of the outdoors but also find American history fascinating, this may be the spot for you.
Being so close to Canada, you can also visit another North American country while you’re at it!
- Las Vegas
Sat in Nevada, in the scorching desert, is one of the most famous cities in the world. Las Vegas is synonymous with gambling, nightlife and entertainment, bringing people from countries all over the globe just to see it.
Flying into Vegas truly is a sight to behold, as you can’t believe that there is a city placed in complete juxtaposition with its surroundings - seemingly the middle of nowhere.
When you’re on a beach in Hawaii, it’s hard to believe that you’re still in the US. - granted, it is almost 5000 miles from the rest of the country. Nevertheless, it is certainly worth the trip.
Hawaii is a group of islands full of beautiful nature and wonderful people. Despite it not being the largest, Hawaii can fill so many of your trips and you still wouldn’t have done everything there.
- The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a beautiful sight to see, and a great excuse to visit the amazing city of San Francisco.
Though only gold in name, the bridge is truly a man-made wonder and worth visiting if you’re anywhere close to the area. Walk across it, drive across it, or just look at it from afar atop the number of vantage points located around.
The United States is bursting with great places to visit for tourists and travelers. To reiterate, if you went to a new location every day in the US from birth, you’d be very, very old before you could say you’d seen it all. Depending on what you’re interested in, though, some places will appeal to you more than others. By just looking at the examples on this list, it’s clear that, no matter what you like to do when you travel, the US has something to offer you.