There are hundreds of reasons to visit the United States of America, with the huge range of activities and attractions available, it’s nearly impossible to choose where to go and what to see first! So, here are a few of our best USA travel tips:
Who hasn’t found themselves peacefully watching a film to become suddenly dazzled as the most visited tourist attraction in the USA flashes on the screen to induce dream-like wonder in the eyes of the spectator. Also known as the “Crossroads of the World”, Times Square, located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, stretches from West 42nd Street up to 27th Street and receives more than 300,000 visitors daily. If you are planning to travel to the States make sure you stop in NY and take your picture here.
Liberty Enlightening the World or Lady Liberty, as she is also known, was a gift to the United States from France in 1886 to represent the American Declaration of Independence and which later became the icon of liberty and freedom as seen by arriving immigrants. When visiting the statue of Liberty, not only can you enjoy the beautiful New York tourist sites and the famous skyline back on shore but you can also climb to the crown and reflect upon all she represents. During your holidays in the US make sure you get an early start to see all there is to see on Liberty Island.
If there is one quintessential symbol of all things glamorous it has to be the Hollywood sign. Completed in 1923 on Mt Lee, it was originally constructed as a promotional sign for the Hollywood Hills residential zone. If you’re visiting Hollywood at any point on your US travels, you’ll be able to really feel the glamor of tinsel town every time you glance up at this man-made movie-inspired marvel. Later, in 1932, when Peg Entwistle, a young British actress, committed suicide by throwing herself from the H, the sign quickly became one of the most well-known cultural icons in America.
The American dream of freedom and creating a life for oneself is revered universally but nothing rings out true liberty like the Liberty Bell, one of the oldest historic tourist attractions in the US ! Housed in Independent National Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this 1-ton iconic bell hangs today for all those who wish to visit and learn about it’s role in US history. Unfortunately the independence bell no longer tolls for visitors due to a number of cracks which rendered it out of tune, however whilst you’re travelling around the US, you can hear the different options people propose to this day of the original sound.
Another of the most emblematic scenes in cinema today is the Golden Gate Bridge in California, named for the Golden Gate Strait which leads to San Francisco Bay and not at all related to the color which actually came from a decision made by Irving Morrow, the bridge’s architect, after seeing a part of the bridge painted in the red-orange primer. An essential photo opportunity for any trip to the US.
Last but certainly not least is the Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard) and the iconic sign welcoming tourists to ‘Sin City’. With over 300 weddings taking place per day, millions of dollars passing hands in the casinos and the fact that it would take one person about 288 years to spend one night in every hotel room in the city, it’s no surprise that the entertainment capital of the world is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA.
With so much available, it’s easy to get carried away planning your trip to America, but don’t forget to get all your US tourist visa documents in order before jetting off!
There is such a vast array of American iconic landmarks on offer, there’s something for everyone: from Disney World, Florida for the kid’s amusement to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon, for nature fans and hundreds of exciting places to visit for sports enthusiasts like the Iowa Field of Dreams or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as great concerts for music-lovers and museums like Graceland dedicated to some of the most famous musicians in the world.
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