If you’re planning a trip to America and would want to make sure that you don’t miss any of the famous places, you need a good amount of research. It is only when you plan each day of your trip properly that every minute you spend in America will be worthwhile. While it can be overwhelming to add every single noteworthy place to your plan, there are certain places that you just can’t miss out on when in the United States. Here are five such destinations that you need to visit when in America.
The Empire State Building opened in 1931, and what draws every tourist visiting the United States to it is the architecture, which is beyond impressive. Not only is it a feast for the eyes for its beautiful architecture, the 102-story Empire State Building is sure to give you an adrenaline rush as you climb each floor to reach the top of the building. While you can also take the elevator, climbing the stairs can be an exciting experience. When on top, the Empire State Building gives you a spectacular view of some of the most famous landmarks of New York City. It is recommended that you visit the Empire State Building on a clear day so that you can spot these landmarks without the fog or haze covering them up.
Don’t let the ‘national park’ in the name of the Yellowstone National Park bluff you as it is no ordinary national park. Home to the greatest number of hot springs and geysers in the whole world, you get to spot wildlife and flora while also witnessing these hot springs and geysers. What makes it even more interesting is the fact this national park is situated on top of a dormant volcano. In addition to the sky-touching geysers and wildlife, it also has multiple trails for treks. While a perfect place to visit for nature lovers, it is a place that every tourist should check out at least once.
The Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world’s greatest wonders. Erosion and geological activity resulting from the movement of the Colorado River water is what created the red-rock abyss that is truly awe-inspiring. It digs as deep as approximately 1857 miles while stretching in length up to 227 miles, which creates visually attractive grooves. If you plan to visit the Grand Canyon, you might as well plan your visit such that you either get to witness the sunrise or sunset. With the pretty orange, red, and brown shades of the grooves and ridges of the Grand Canyon, the rays of the rising and setting sun to add to the beauty of the place.
The Golden Gate Bridge is yet another spot to be at if you’re a first-time traveler to the United States. When it was built in 1937, it was the longest as well as the tallest suspension bridge in the entire world. While that is its historical significance that has tourists flocking to this place, what cannot be overlooked is the view that it offers. With the beautiful blue waters, a reddish-orange hue of the bridge when the sunlight hits it, and the stunning misty city backdrop, this makes for the perfect spot for some photography. And when you’re here at night, you will see the rest of the city light up, a view worth enjoying.
Volcanoes are always viewed with intrigue and curiosity, and to be able to witness nature play its game of destruction and creation is nothing short of an experience worth cherishing for the rest of your life. This is exactly why the Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii is popular. With 2 active volcanoes that are known to be the most active on the planet— Kilauea and Mauna Loa, people anticipate seeing the lava gushing from the volcano. While not all tourists are lucky to see happen life, the visit is still worth the time.
Whether you’re a traveler or a tourist at heart, certain places in each country are ones that are worth visiting at least once. And the popular spots in the United States that have been mentioned above are some of those. While it can be next to impossible to be able to cover every corner of the country in a single visit, these places should be a part of your itinerary as they’re popular for a reason.