Known across the world as the Land of Liberty, the United States of America has drawn people from across the world who seeks a better life for ages. This major tourist attraction is a vast nation known for its democratic nature. The U.S. has stunning landscapes and a rich heritage and culture that are complex and engrossing. There are many attractions in America from natural wonders like the Grand Canyon to urban locales like New York and Hollywood. If you are planning to visit the United States in 2018, be sure to make a visit to the places mentioned in our list.
Honolulu is the state capital and most populated city in the tropical wonderland Hawaii. This city is popular among tourists who are travelling into the Caribbean and features a perfect balance between urban and natural wonders. It has cosmopolitan and modern buildings but its breathtaking beaches and natural scenery will also blow you away. The city is a favorite among surfers for its great waves which are especially singular at the well-known Waikiki Beach.
9. Washington D.C.
Located on the eastern coast this city is the capital of the United States and one of the most important places in the world. Though the city is mostly known for being the seat of the federal government and location of the famous White House, it has an interesting mix of neighbourhoods and museums for one to explore. An excellent public transport system and beautiful white marbled structures are other highlights of this great city. The Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are major attractions in the city.
The third largest city in the United States has a truly unique culture highlighted by its food and sporting culture. It is home to immigrants from diverse cultures and is known for its towering skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower. Although the chilly temperature is nothing to talk about the pizzas alone are worth paying a visit to this city, nicknamed the Windy City. The people of this city located on the Lake Michigan are known for being more friendly and outgoing.
7. Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and is the entertainment capital of the world. With good sunshine and mild climate throughout the year, L.A. is home to many film and television production houses. A truly cosmopolitan metropolis with different ethnicities coexisting in harmony, L.A. is a land of glitz and glamour. Although Malibu and Beverly Hills are obvious attractions, other locations across the city must not be missed.
6. Las Vegas
Nicknamed Sin City, Las Vegas offers something to everyone – no matter what your taste. Whether you want to dine food produced by the best chefs or gamble at the world’s premier casinos or just relax and watch a great show, Las Vegas has it all. In fact Vegas which was famous only among pleasure mongers now appeals to every crowd. The city, dubbed America’s Playground, is expensive, extravagant and classy. Las Vegas will truly overwhelm you and going there is more of an adventure rather than just a trip.
5. San Francisco
San Francisco attracts people who are more artistic, adventurous and free spirited. The city boasts of an amazing nightlife, world-class restaurants serving the most imaginative cuisines and of stunning architecture. Best known for the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is a really beautiful city steeped in heritage. The Palace of Fine Arts, Marin Headlands and a ride on cable car should never be missed when in this city. With contrasting neighbourhoods and different cultures, it has been described as Los Angeles’ northern cousin.
Yellowstone is an outdoor lover’s paradise and the world’s first national park created in 1872. Filled with hot springs, geysers and pools of different colors the park also has an incredible variety of flora and fauna. The Old Faithful Geyser which erupts every ninety-one minutes is quite popular in the national park that has mountains and waterfalls. It is a daunting task to explore Yellowstone’s natural wonders in a single visit and one should always come back.
Maui is an island in the Hawaiian group of islands that is a really popular tourist spot. Blessed with great wildlife, the locals of Maui have great heritage and traditions. Divided into five distinct regions, the island is visited by a wide variety of tourists. The world’s largest dormant volcano called Haleakala is another natural wonder that attracts many visitors. Travellers can learn about the rich Hawaiian culture from the folklore in this island and get a glimpse of boisterous era where tribal warfare was common in the region.
2. Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is situated in Arizona and was carved by the Colorado River over millions of years. This red and orange gigantic natural marvel is famous and attracts people from all over the globe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. You can accompany hikers and sightseers and see popular spots or escape alone for hardcore camping and be alone with Mother Nature. The best time to visit the Grand Canyon are when daytime temperatures begin to cool and throngs of tourists are absent.
1. New York City
Widely considered to be one of the greatest cities in the world it is impossible to explore or understand New York in a single trip. The largest city in America known as a city that never sleeps because it’s always buzzing with life and activity. Often the location of famous films and television series this constantly evolving cosmopolitan city symbolises everything America stands for.
So these were some of the most beautiful places to visit in the United States in 2018. Travel to cities where you will find yourself looking up at the lofty skyscrapers or go to an environment miracle that will leave you astounded – no matter where you go in America, you are sure to come back with memories that will last you a lifetime.