|Top 10 Places to Visit in the US|
Whether you're visiting the US for the first time looking for top summer destinations in the US, or are simply wondering what the top tourist attractions in the US are, we've come up with a handy list of top 25 places to visit in the US. Enjoy!
1. Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls is one of the world’s top natural wonders and seeing it on TV or pictures, it doesn't truly do it justice!
When you see and experience the Niagara falls' ferocity for the first time, it’ll leave you with lasting memories.
Things to do on the American Side of Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls are located on both the US and the Canadian side. The Niagara Falls on the US side are located in upstate NY in New York State.
2. Las Vegas Strip
If you like glitz and glamor, the city of Las Vegas in Nevada is bound to meet your expectations and beyond.
Las Vegas Strip is one of the most popular and longest streets in the states with casino after casino and many other attractions such as the fountains of Bellagio and a replica of the Eiffel Tower.
3. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is, without a doubt, one of the most famous landmarks in US and one of the top 25 places to visit in the US.
If you’re visiting New York City (see Top 10 Things to do in NYC), the Statue of Liberty is located on Ellis Island and if you haven’t seen up-close before, you’re sure to be blown away by her majesty. You can get tickets to go either up to the pedestal section or to the crown section. However, crown access gives amazing panoramic views.
4. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world and a must-add attraction on the list of tourist attractions in Arizona.
If you decide to visit the Grand Canyon, an organized tour is perhaps the best way to go about exploring the interior of the Grand Canyon as well as the Grand Canyon rims.
5. Washington DC Memorials
Washington DC is home to the White House and it is one of the top 25 places to visit in the US because of the many historic memorials such as the Jefferson Memorial.
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6. Independence Hall
If you’re visiting the United States on a history tour, one of the most historic places to visit in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania it's Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the US Constitution was created.
7. Centennial Olympic Park
The Centennial Olympic Park is a must-see in Atlanta Georgia and it is one of the most interesting places to visit in Georgia, especially if you’re traveling with kids.
Centennial Olympic Park has many water areas where the little ones can enjoy themselves. Also, once you check out the park you can visit the nearby Coca Cola Museum and the Aquarium.
8. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most popular landmarks in San Francisco California and one of the top 25 places to visit in the US.
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9. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the US and it is located along the border between California and Nevada.
Lake Tahoe is divided into a North Shore, home to Tahoe Vista and Tahoe City, and South Shore, home to South Lake Tahoe which is one of the best Spring Break locations in the USA.
10. Ben & Jerry’s
If you are a fan of ice cream, and in particular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, you shouldn’t miss the chance to tour the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Burlington Vermont.
Ben & Jerry’s is one of the most popular places to visit in Vermont, and if you’re traveling this summer to Vermont this summer, the Ben and Jerry’s Sundae festival takes place the last weekend of July at Clapham Common.
11. John F Kennedy Memorial
The John F Kennedy Memorial between Market Street and Commerce Street in Dallas in Texas is located just yards from where JKF was assassinated.
The memorial is a simple 50 foot square enclosure with 30 foot high concrete walls that symbolizes the life of John F Kennedy.
12. Santa Fe’s Old Town
The City Different is the popular nickname for the city of Santa Fe New Mexico, which is the second oldest city in the United States.
If you’re a fan of Wild West movies, the Old Town of Santa Fe brings a feel of the Old West with its adobe buildings and Indian markets.
13. Kentucky Horse Park
If you’re a horse enthusiastic, or would love to see race horses up-close, you’d love a visit to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky.
At the park you can visit the Hall of Champions where you can see famous horses and enjoy a tour of the premises and see how race horses are trained and taken care of.
14. Florida Beaches
Florida is home to some of the best beaches in the US and since Florida’s coastline faces both the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic Ocean, you truly get best of both worlds.
Miami Florida is one of the most popular places to visit in Florida, not only for the beaches but also the famed Latin Quarter where you can soak a bit of Cuban life.
Graceland is home to Elvis Mansion which is one of the top places to visit in Memphis Tennessee. Touring the house of the ‘King of Rock’ is certainly one of the top 25 places to visit in the US, and one of the most memorable places to be for an Elvis fan.
16. Wine Country
California’s Wine Country is renowned as one of the top wine regions in the world and a great place to spend your holidays.
Wine Country is home to some of the best vacation spots in California as the region enjoys a mellow pace of life.
There hundred of wineries and one of the best ways to explore the region is by taking a Napa tour which will take around the area
17. Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of the oldest longest running open-air markets in the states, and it’s one of the most famous landmarks in Seattle in Washington State.
Pike Place Market has a friendly atmosphere and it is a great place to stroll and enjoy a pleasant meal out.
Another reason Pike Place Market is on my top 25 places to visit in the US, it’s because of the ‘Fish Toss’ where fishmongers literary toss fish to one another!
18. Downtown Denver
If you’re a beer enthusiast, downtown Denver is home to the famed Great American Beer Festival (Beerfest) in mid September.
The atmosphere at the ‘BeerFest’ is incredible and the festival allows you to try different types of beer you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. From bacon and jalapeno beers to pumpkin beer you get the opportunity to sample and find your favorite beer.
19. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most popular raceways in the world and home to the famed Indy500 which is one of the largest sporting events in the world.
Whether you’re interested in racing cars or not, you’re certain to enjoy a racing event at the Indianapolis Speedway, simply because of the electrifying atmosphere.
20. Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Michigan, as the automotive industry started first here.
The states has its fair share of absolute amazing museums and the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit Michigan is fantastic place to be.
At the museum, you can see items like full size trains, fire trucks and farm equipment that the Henry Ford collected throughout his life.
You can also take the Ford Rouge Factory tour where you get to see how Ford’s production line works.
21. Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail is located in one of the most historic parts of Boston Massachusetts, and it is one of the most popular tours that you can take in the city.
The Freedom Trail spans over 2 miles long that take you through important historic sites and landmarks.
22. Yellowstone National Park
Located in the state of Wyoming, the Yellowstone National Park is home to one of the top 10 natural wonders in USA.
The geysers at Yellowstone Park are on my list of top 25 places to visit in the US, and a must-see attraction.
One of the most popular geysers in Yellowstone National Park is Old Faithful, which erupts quite regularly allowing to experience this awesome spectacle.
23. Mound City Group
Apart from natural wonders, the US is home to prehistoric Indian remains such as the Mound City Group, which is the name for the huge mounds found in the state of Ohio, built by Native American tribes.
Near Columbus Ohio, there are over 20 of these mounds at Chillicothe, with the Serpent Mound State Memorial being the largest of them all spanning over 90 miles.
24. Beckley Coal Mine
If you’ve never been in coal mine before, you’ll enjoy taking the Beckley Coal Mine tour in West Virginia.
Visiting the Beckley Coal Mine is one of the most interesting places to visit in West Virginia for sure, and the experience of being in a coal mine in is impressive and allows you to get an appreciation for what coal miners have to go through.
Also, around the Beckley coal mine there is a schoolhouse, a miner’s house and other buildings that you can explore, as well as a children’s museum.
Mississippi is one of the best places to vacation in the USA for those interested in history tours. If you have a chance to visit Mississippi, one of the top things to do in the state is to tour the plantation homes and antebellum houses in Natchez such as Longwood, which the largest octagonal house in North America.
That's it folks! Hope you enjoyed my round up of my top 25 places to visit in the US.
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