When you reside in the United States, you do not need to go out of the country just to experience spectacular views and breathtaking landscapes. Throughout the continent, there is an endless amount of destinations where you can feel like you’ve been out of the country already, although there are also numerous sites to visit where you can enjoy the thriving culture of the country.
In Georgia, Cumberland Island may be one of the most underdeveloped localities in the United States, but it cannot be denied that it has one of the most breath-taking views.
The small island features unspoiled beaches, dunes, stunning wildlife, sumptuous dining experience, and feral horses just lounging at the shoreline! Get to know more of these in this list of 10 Best Places to Visit in the USA!
10- City Island, New York
It is quite surprising to know that a fishing village so calm and peaceful like the City Island is actually just a few miles north outside the hustle and bustle of New York City.
This is a perfect escape for those who want to sail and fill their stomachs with the freshest seafood like lobsters, shrimp, and crabs! You can also have free transportation to the island for private lessons at the New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club. Aside from sailing, you can also tour around its historic streets.
9- Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan and it is also the ideal place for those who want to lounge at beaches and drink beers all day long! Actually, it is the best beer city in the United States, according to the National Beer Examiner in 2012 and 2013.
All around the city, there are more than 25 craft breweries and there are numerous festivals to celebrate their beer tourism industry all year round. Aside from that, visitors can also enjoy the stunning art scene in the city, including the Frederik Meijer Gardens and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It also hosts the world’s largest art competition, the ArtPrize, where more than 1,700 artists participate.
8- Napa Valley, California
If you are a fan of wine, you should never miss the chance to visit the Napa Valley in California. The locality is best known for its rising wine industry, but it is also increasingly becoming a favorite spot for vacations.
It features tiered hillsides, numerous wine caverns, massive vineyards, and luxurious hotels and resorts to accommodate its visitors. Aside from visiting vineyards and indulging in the best wines in the country, visitors can enjoy many recreational activities like golfing and spa treatments.
7- Times Square, New York
One of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world is Times Square in New York. Here, you can definitely feel the reverberating lifestyle and thriving culture of the city.
Time Square is considered one of the major entertainment hubs in the US, offering numerous options for all ages such as nightclubs, musical performances, movie theaters, and comedy shows. The most popular event in the area is its annual New Year’s Eve countdown where a crystal ball is dropped at the stroke of midnight.
6- Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
If you are in the mood for all night partying, drive to the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. It is a spectacular all-in-one city offering the best of entertainment clubs, fine dining, five-star hotels, stunning galleries, and exciting casinos! Some of the best attractions in the city are the Art District near the downtown area, the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and the High Roller.
You can also enjoy the visual water symphony at the Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy musical shows at Fremont Street, and experience the Shark Reef! Did you know that it also boasts nineteen of the 25 largest hotels in the world? Experience a real luxurious vacation in this city that never sleeps!
5- Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Probably the most popular and iconic spot in northern New Jersey is the Jersey Shore – which stretches from Sandy Hook up to the Cape May. Its shoreline is laced with resorts and hotels to accommodate its increasing number of visitors.
Although Hurricane Sandy in 2013 and the fire incident at the Seaside Heights boardwalk took a toll at this iconic attraction, recovery efforts are showing positive development in the area. It is the perfect location to just lay around the beach all day or stroll at its 8-mile boardwalk, shop around, visit galleries and lighthouses, and have fun at amusement parks.
4- Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite National Park is one of the best national parks, not just in the United States but in the whole world. It is also the number one destination spot for rock climbers and enthusiasts. The park boasts of a collection of waterfalls, such as the Yosemite Falls, rugged mountains where visitors can climb, hike, bike, or camp for the night; and stunning wildlife.
And with its increasing popularity, there are already a lot of resorts and luxurious hotels to accommodate the park’s visitors. In 1984, the park was named as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
3- Cumberland Island, Georgia
The Cumberland Island in Georgia may be one of the most underdeveloped localities in the United States, but it cannot be denied that it has one of the most breath-taking views.
The small island features unspoiled beaches, dunes, stunning wildlife, sumptuous dining experience, and feral horses just lounging at the shoreline! The island is composed of 18 miles of sandy beach, and the rest are forests, marshes, creeks, and mudflats. It also has 50-mile hiking trails for its adventurous visitors.
2- Walt Disney World, Orlando
Nothing celebrates childhood more than the city of Orlando in Florida. It is known to boost the Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom, Seaworld, and the Islands of Adventure’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
It is the perfect location for families who want to treat their kids (but it can also be for the elderly who want to be young at heart!). Recently, the Magic Kingdom has expanded more to accommodate the Enchanted Forest and the Storybook Circus.
1- Universal Studios, Hollywood
One of the prime locations in the United States is Hollywood, specifically the Universal Studios. It is a movie studio and theme park rolled into one, which offers once-in-a-lifetime tours to real soundstages and sets.
How can you access the park? You can access the entrance of the park through the Metro Redline subway at the Universal City station, although thee are also a lot of Metro bus routes you can choose. When you are visiting the “Entertainment Capital” of Los Angeles, do not miss the chance to visit this amazing community!