Almost everyone on the planet knows something about the USA, even if they have never actually been. Bursting with history, spectacular landscape and bustling cities; it is easy to understand why people are eager to travel here. Planning your trip to America can seem overwhelming; there is so much to see and do, and it can be hard to know where to start. While some people prefer to turn up to their destination and see where the journey takes them, others prefer to have a plan. If you are looking for some travel inspiration, check out this list of things not to miss during your travels to the USA.
Redwood National Park – soak in the majestic quietness of the world’s biggest trees, wide enough to drive through and as tall as skyscrapers.
Yellowstone National Park – an incredible experience for every traveller, have your senses tingled from steaming fluorescent hot springs, shooting geysers, canyons and an abundance of meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers and natural wildlife.
Niagara Falls – The sheer power and enormity of the Niagara Falls are overwhelming; it will be an experience you will never forget.
The Grand Canyon – Whether you choose to spend the day hiking, or simply go to soak in the views, you will not be disappointed by America’s favourite natural wonder.
American Football – this is the most popular sport in America. The biggest competition is organised by the National Football League (NFL) and is viewed by millions all over the world. Not only is it popular on global TV, but every match is watched by thousands of fans keen to watch their favourite sport in the big stadiums. Immersing yourself in American sporting culture is the best way to get to understand this country!
Golf – for any avid golfers, America is the place to experience the real deal. Tiger Wood has made his name in contemporary golf, and every year there are big golfing competitions held, such as the US Open Golf in June 2018. For more information on this unmissable tournament, click here.
Basketball – a uniquely American sport, basketball originated in 1891 and has grown to become one of the most popular sports. Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the major professional basketball league in the world, with teams in the United States and Canada. Like NFL, going to a basketball match will give you a real taste of the USA.
The Big Cities
New York – Famous for the setting of the beloved series Friends, New York is bursting with museums, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Top places to visit while in this city are Central Park, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The Big Apple is a wondrous place in a league of its own.
Las Vegas – Want to see the stars? Head for Las Vegas. Possibly one of the most famous cities in the USA, this city will blow your mind as well as your wallet. Prepare to be seduced by the glitz and glam of this magical place, from the Strip’s many casinos, erupting volcanoes, the Egyptian pyramids to the famous Eiffel Tower.
San Francisco – this enchanting city captures the bohemian and individualistic vibe to the very heart. While here, make sure you check out the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park, which are both worth the journey!