Although many people like to travel overseas while on vacation, why not explore the United States? Regardless of whether you travel in a plane, bus or car, America has some beautiful landscapes that span over 3000 miles. The terrain and culture can change dramatically within just a short distance. Here is a quick list of must see attractions in the U.S.
Los Angeles, Calif.
This expansive port city offers the best in sightseeing from the glamor of Hollywood to some of the nation’s best beaches. You can try to spot your favorite celebrity’s star on the Walk of Fame, sign up for free tapings of your favorite network shows, visit the Los Angeles Natural History Museum or go to a game at the Staples Center.
Once you have explored most of the places you would like to see in Los Angeles, visit Orange County or San Diego due to their close proximity. Once in Orange County consider a visit to Disneyland, or discover Sea World while in San Diego. Due to the warm weather there are many things that you can do outdoors in Los Angeles and southern California.
Another great vacation idea is to visit “The Sunshine State.” Although this destination has the same clear skies and welcoming weather as Los Angeles, Orlando has different attractions. There is the world famous Disney World and Epcot Center. If you would like to see the Cirque de Soleil, visit them at their permanent venue, La Nouba, located in Downtown Disney.
If you want a change of scenery from the beaches, visit the other resort park, Universal Orlando. The resort has several theme parks including Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida and Wet ‘n Wild.
New York City, N.Y.
A trip to the Big Apple will make your vacation rich with culture, from the Broadway theater district to some of the city’s most treasured monuments like the Statue of Liberty. If you go to New York you can take a ferry from Battery Park for a half-day excursion to Ellis Island, or sight see along Manhattan’s posh streets. If you are interested in finance or the economy, stroll through Wall Street in the financial district and get a free tour inside the New York Stock Exchange for an up-close look at the trading floor in person. New York City never sleeps, and there is plenty to see and do once you get there.
Your first stop should be Honolulu and the bustling city of Oahu. This urban city offers some of the state’s most favored beaches and is home to the Pearl Harbor exhibit of the USS Arizona. You may opt for a circle island cruise tour, which takes you to the neighboring islands of Maui, the Big Island and Kawaii for exploration. You will need at least one week to have ample time for touring the islands or just relaxing on the famed Waikiki beach in Honolulu.