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The Must See Attractions in America

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America is host to attractions that are not only beautiful but also diverse in nature. You have the glaciers in Alaska, the canyons in Arizona, Arkansas’s Ozarks, the nightlife of New York, and more. That’s not all.

The US is home to more than 3500 museums that showcase its history as well as science and arts. The list of places to visit goes on and on and it is impossible to cap off. Here we have tried to list the best places to visit.

Don’t think of this as a complete list; instead think of it as your starting point.

THE GRAND CANYON

The number 1 place to visit in the US on any list is the Grand Canyon. It has some of the most inspiring views you will ever see. The Colorado River makes its way through this 277-mile long canyon. The river offers you the intoxicating experience of white water rafting. But that’s not all, you can also hike across scenic paths like the Bright Angel and the North Kaibab trails. The huge rock formations and the expansive vistas will leave an impression on your mind that will be hard to forget.

YOSEMITE

The Yosemite National Park in California is a treat for all nature lovers. It offers you famous landmarks like Half Dome and Glacier Point. There are a host of popular trails for your hiking pleasure like Cathedral Lakes and the Mist Trail. Or, if you don’t want to hike, you can just sit back and enjoy the various waterfalls in the park including the Yosemite Falls which is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. You can plan a day trip or go camping. The night sky is surely going to leave you breathless.

YELLOWSTONE

Yellowstone has the honor of being America’s first national park. It has a plethora of attractions to offer its visitors like the steaming geysers and the bubbling hot springs. Its hiking trails extend to more than 900 miles. Hiking lovers will surely want to visit again and again. You can visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center and learn all you want about the local wildlife. If you want to experience wildlife firsthand, make your way to the Hayden and Lamar valleys and see the bison, wolves, and grizzly bears for yourself.

MAUI

If you prefer beaches over hiking trails, Maui is your answer. Its idyllic beaches and verdant parks are the best way to relax after working hard for a whole year. Apart from the beaches, it offers amazing scenery which you can enjoy on your way to Hana or as you fly above the island in a helicopter. Don’t want to hang out on the beach? Why not go for a snorkeling tour? Whenever you are in Maui, do not forget to sample the seafood or its local delicacies like haupia, a creamy coconut custard. Maui is something that you enjoy the most with a group. Whether you go as a family or with friends from college, make sure you avail the services of the best group travel agencies to ensure that you don’t get stuck somewhere or that you spend more time planning and executing your itinerary than actually enjoying it.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

The Glacier National Park offers more than 700 lakes, glaciers, two mountain ranges and a host of waterfalls that will really impress you. If you are into hiking, this is the place that you want to visit. The park also offers canoeing and fishing in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. You will also get to enjoy wildlife like moose, bears, and elks in the park.

NEW YORK CITY

If you are into the nightlife and an urban getaway, the Big Apple is what you’re looking for. New York has a plethora of attractions for its visitors. You can spend days in New York and the list of places to visit will never end. You can spend a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and enjoy the exhibits or catch a show on Broadway. Hungry? Go for the city’s famous New York-style pizza. This is a place where you can never feel bored.

HONOLULU – OAHU

Oahu has a unique balance between urban life and beach environments. The weather is pleasant all year long so you can visit anytime you like. Everybody has heard of the Waikiki beach and it really delivers all it promises. Just be warned that you will meet a barrage of tourists. If you want more space, go for Kailua’s Lanikai beach. If you want to learn about history, head over to the Honolulu naval sights like Pacific National Monument and the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

LAKE TAHOE

Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake. Its stunningly clear waters beckon tourists from around the world all year long. In the winter it has skiers and snowboarders while in the summer, it is host to people who are looking for hiking, scenic drives and water activities like boating and kayaking.

SAN DIEGO

San Diego has different types of experiences to offer. You can go to the beach and enjoy a relaxing day or you can head off to Torry Pines State Natural Reserve for some hiking. You can also surf and skate at the Mission and Pacific beaches. There’s plenty of places in San Diego to attract foodies. The variety of bars and restaurants offer you all sorts of fresh seafood, authentic Mexican cuisines, craft beer and more. If you’re still looking for more, try the huge San Diego Zoo or the Balboa Park.

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