6 reasons why to visit the USA

Top 6 reasons to visit the USA

From the financial nerve centre, New York City, to the land of Hollywood, Los Angeles, the United States of America is filled with exciting wonders everywhere you turn. But, if you still catch yourself wondering why visit the United States, our list of reasons is sure to convince you. 

The national parks

The United States is blessed with stunning natural beauty and vast expanses of awe-inspiring national parks. These beautiful unspoilt stretches of nature are the number one reason on our ‘why visit the USA’ list. America has a total of 61 national parks and the most popular ones include Yosemite National Park for its amazing granite peaks, Yellowstone National Park for the ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, Glacier National Park for the incredible wildlife, and the Grand Canyon National Park for, quite obviously, the majestic Grand Canyon. 
Grand Canyon National Park, USA

The natural wonders

From some of the tallest trees on the planet, growing taller than the Statue of Liberty, to powerful cascades of waterfalls that stretch across countries, American natural wonders are the stuff fantasy novels are made of. Be sure to add the Niagara Falls, Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave (the world’s largest cave system), Redwood National & State Parks (home to the world’s tallest trees), and Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano (the world’s longest continuous volcanic eruption), to your list of ‘why visit the United States’. 
Visit the Niagara Falls, USA

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The cities

For decades, the bright, glittery cities of the United States have enchanted us through movies, literature and TV shows, fuelling our secret desire to visit them someday. Visit New York City to tick Lady Liberty off your bucket list. Enjoy strolling through the famous Central Park, catch the sunset from the top of the Empire State Building, and feel the pulse of the city at Time Square. Travel down to the City of Miami to soak up the sun on its sandy beaches and swim in its turquoise waters, as well as to explore the wonderful art deco buildings lining the city streets. 

Head to the creative nerve centre of the country, Los Angeles, to soak in its laidback vibe. Take a hike to the well-known Hollywood sign, pose with the star dedicated to your favourite movie actor at the Hollywood walk of fame, take a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood to explore iconic movie sets and costumes, and visit the Hollywood Wax Museum to take a selfie with the stars. 

Finally, everyone’s favourite American city is, undoubtedly, the sin city – Las Vegas. If you like to indulge yourself every now and then, there is no place like Las Vegas for the ultimate indulgence. Even if you don’t want to gamble your holiday money away, there is a lot more you can do in Las Vegas. Book tickets to a theatre show, hike through Death Valley or simply admire the dancing Fountains of Bellagio. 
Visit Times Square, New York, USA

The wildlife

From the majestic bald eagle to the massive grizzly bear, the United States is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world. That’s definitely a great reason to add to your ‘why visit the USA’ list. The Alaskan landscape and the waters surrounding it is teeming with native wildlife. Brown bears hunting for salmon, whales breeching off the coast, wolves roaming in packs, puffins diving into the water, and maybe even a lone polar bear sniffing the air, you never know what (or who) you might encounter here. 
Watch for oca whales in USA

The music

America is the birthplace of some of the most loved musical genres of the world. From pop and hip-hop to blues and country, the USA is every music lover’s utopia. In Memphis, Tennessee, you can visit the house of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, learn about his childhood and examine his prized automobile collection. In New Orleans, Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz, enjoy the best jazz music on Bourbon Street. You can also visit the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri to learn all the nuances of the history of the genre. 

You can pay your respects to blues legend B.B. King at Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, at B.B. King’s Blues Club. While country music lovers can make their way to Bristol, Virginia to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for a wonderfully hands-on way of exploring the genre’s rich heritage.  
Jazz in New Orleans, USA

The history

If you’re looking for history on your travels, America has a tonne of it to offer. Exploration of the country’s civil war history is certainly a top reason to add to your list of ‘why visit the United States’. The Fort Sumter National Monument marks the spot where the civil war started when the Confederate soldiers first fired artillery at the Union-held fort. Here, you can walk the fort’s walls and view the various artillery relics, and visit the museum. The other notable civil war sites include Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland; Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia; and Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia.

America is also famous for its well-stocked art and history museums. The Smithsonian has 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, and a zoo, scattered over Washington, DC, and New York City. Take the time to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, as well as the Natural History Museum and the American History Museum. 

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is home to nearly 200,000 artworks, including Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’. Finally, be sure to visit the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City to pay homage to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. 
Capitol Building, Washington DC, USA
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