The USA is a vast country and it has many tourist attractions places spread all across the timezones of the USA. However, some stand out from the rest and occupies some of the most visited tourist attraction places in the country. Some would have been featured in movies, some in TV series, or some would have mentioned in songs. This makes them visit this place however, given the fact that the country is vast and wide, one cannot visit every tourist place in the country. Hence, we are mentioning here some of the Touristic Places to visit during your visit to the United States of America.
1. Mount Rushmore
Perhaps one of the most popular landmarks in the USA is Mount Rushmore. It is a national memorial located in South Dakota and it is visible from a distance. The rock-cut construction took place in the early 20th century and you can witness the four Presidents of America being carved and blasted from the side. The presidents whose faces are carved here include Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. There is a Presidential Trail located near to the bottom of Mount Rushmore which provides better views of the carvings.
2. Grand Canyon
One of the places which have the incredible natural site of attraction is The Grand Canyon. Situated in Arizona, Grand Canyon is said to have been carved out by Colorado River where it cuts deep into the landscape which has led to the formation of cliffs and ledges. The south rim of the Grand Canyon is visited by most tourists as it has some amazing views. Visitors here can view the floor of Canyon and cliffs at a very far distance. The north rim of the canyon offers different views and you have access to visit both the rims where there is a regular tourist bus that plys visitor to both locations.
3. Niagara Falls
One place that is on everybody’s list to notice/witness or visit is the Niagara Falls. Forming a natural border between the USA and Canada, it is one of the world’s famous waterfalls. The water from Lake Erie flows into Lake Ontario and is one of the beautiful and dangerous falls. Best visited after sunset due to the fact of its lighting, Niagara falls is a set of 3 waterfalls. The largest section of the falls is Horseshoe Falls and American Falls near America region and a small falls near American Falls called Bridal Veil Falls. On a clear day CN Tower in Toronto, Canada can be visible from the American side of Niagara Falls.
4. Statue of Liberty
One of the most famous landmarks of New York City and the world, Statue of Liberty located near New York City, downtown Manhattan is one of the largest statues in the USA. It is standing at 152ft located in New York Harbor, this statue is visible from many places of New York City. Anyone can visit the Island where the Statue was erected, many ferries plying from the mainland to this Island and there are specialized tours that are organized here.
5. Yellowstone National Park
One of the oldest National Parks in The USA is Yellowstone National Park. This park is spread across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho and is home to an ancient supervolcano. Due to this, the location has dramatic landscapes and many geysers, hot springs are located here. The national park has beautiful waterfalls from the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park has various animals including Bisons, Bighorn, Sheep, Antelope, etc.
6. White House
A symbol of power in the United States, White House in Washington DC is the official residence and office of the President of the United States. Constructed between 1792 – 1800, the first president to reside here was President John Adams. The White House was rebuilt in 1818 after the British Forces destroyed in 1814. You can take free tours to the White House, however, you need special permission from a member of congress or ambassador of the country. Also, you need to apply for pass well in advance.
7. Golden Gate Bridge
One of the famous bridges is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to Marin County and has been an iconic structure since its construction in the 1930s. The bridge is approximately 3kms long and has is constructed with steel railings and cables. The bridge has a unique orangish-red color due to the fact that it should be visible from the fog that engulfs the region.
8. Las Vegas Strip
Who hasn’t heard of Las Vegas, the party capital of the world. Las Vegas strip is on every tourist’s mind. The place is known as the mecca of the gambling world the strip is located in the midst of Nevada desert. Many casinos that line the strip and a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard has a major concentration of Casinos. Apart from this, the place also has Mega Hotels, Luxurious places of stay, and places that are dedicated to Casinos. They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas which is true when you visit this pristine location.
9. Times Square
Times Square in New York is a place that is bustling 24/7 days. Famous for its flashing billboards, NYE countdown, and the place which has a major concentration of business, restaurants, and shops this place is melting pot of culture. A visit to Times Square at night gets you to the most amazing views of flickering lights and billboards that dot the city skyscrapers and it is worth a visit to witness the city that never sleeps.
10. Yosemite National Park
Located at the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park is one of the vast stretches of greenery that dots the Californian Region. It constitutes up to 20% of Greenery in California and is one of the most touristic places in the USA. There are various points of attraction and you can enjoy many hike regions, also you can explore breathtaking granite rock formations, gushing waterfalls, lush meadows, and impressive glaciers. Some of the famous granite cliffs are El Capitan and Half Dome which are photogenic and you will be in for a treat.
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