Top Spots to Visit While in the USA
Top Spots to Visit While in the USA
Whether you are heading to the United States for a quick visit to catch up with friends, to attend a business conference, or to take your dream vacation, you may be wondering which places are the best to visit in the USA. There are indeed so many wonderful choices of places to visit in the USA. To obtain a U.S. visa, you must first have a plan of where you intend to visit. In this article, some of the top spots to visit in the United States are reviewed to help you narrow down your choices!
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular places to see in the United States is New York City. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to see the famed Statue of Liberty that once welcomed new immigrants to Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty requires some planning to get to, especially if you want to walk up the stairs inside as opposed to see it from afar. This is because you will need to take a ferry (ferries leave from Liberty State Park and Battery Park) to get to the island. The ferry locations, even the one of the New York side, are further from other main tourist attractions such as Times Square and can take a long metro ride before getting there. However, once there, the appeal is stunning and very much worth the effort to see it!
No trip to New York City is complete without a visit to Central Park and Times Square. Central Park is one of the most majestic parks you will ever visit. It offers an abundance of free entertainment for you and your family, with ponds, stunning landscaping, and benches to relax. There are also some paid activities, such as horse-drawn carriage rides, some carnival rides, and even canoeing. You can even sign up for a tour of Central Park or explore events there before you go at this website.
On the complete opposite coast of the United States, California also ranks as one of the top places to visit while you are in the United States. Put that B1/B2 visa to use while seeing America's legendary Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rises or sets. You can walk over the bridge for those who do not fancy heights, simply check out the bridge from Fort Point National Historic Site. If you prefer the beach, Baker Beach also offers the opportunity to see the Golden Gate Bridge while wading through the waves. Be sure to check out the cable cars while you are in San Francisco. Additionally, California is known for Hollywood, Disneyland, Alcatraz Island, and Yosemite National Park.
The islands of Hawaii also rank among the top tourist sites in the USA. Each of the islands offers something unique, but if you only have time for one the head to Maui. Here, there is the Road to Hana which gives visitors a scenic tour through a rainforest and stunning views. Kaanapali beach allows for swimming and has impressive resorts. You can also see volcanoes if you head over to Haleakala National Park. There are opportunities on Maui for luaus, snorkelling, and many other water sports!
Another top destination location is Boston. With its historic charm and bustling streets, Boston has something for everyone. Boston is known for Fenway Park, its baseball stadium. Perhaps it is most known as home to some of the best universities in the world, including Harvard University and MIT. These and other Boston-based universities maintain their museums, which are a must-see! When you are in Boston, some of the less popular sites such as Walden Pond (which Ralph Waldo Emerson) wrote about as well as Boston Harbor Islands offers the opportunity to escape from city life briefly.
Las Vegas also ranks as one of the top destinations in the United States. If you are feeling lucky, try your luck at one of the famed casinos such as MGM, Caesars Place, or the Bellagio. The Strip offers stunning views of the outlandish casinos. Las Vegas is relatively close to other major attractions such as the Hoover Dam.
If you are looking for some beach time, head over to the Outer Banks once of North Carolina's gems, many visitors flock to the Outer Banks for snorkelling or scuba diving in hopes of catching a glimpse of some of the offshore sea wrecks. Likewise, visitors want to see where the first plane took off, which is only possible at the Wright Brothers Memorial located at the Outer Banks.
Washington, D.C. is also the main tourist attraction and one of the best places to visit in the United States. Although it is the smallest of the sites listed here, it arguably offers more to do and see in a short time than other places. Washington, D.C. is home to The White House, where the sitting president and his family live. It is also home to the National Monument, which recently underwent construction and provides majestic views of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, including the reflecting pools. The Smithsonian National Museums offer free entry and the opportunity to look back into history. Most popular with kids, of course, is the Smithsonian National Zoo, which is home to endangered pandas, sea lions, elephants, orangutans, and many more species. They offer educational events each day to teach kids about animals.