The Melting Pot of different civilizations and cultures, paradise for hard-working and resourceful ones, bastion of democracy, international security and cradle of the Consumption Culture – this is how the USA can be characterized in a nutshell. But speaking about this outstanding country in the political context? We often forget that, besides the United States of America are very attractive from the touristic point of view. Although US cannot boast of centuries-old history, it’s marvelous nature, amazing modern cities and solicitous attitude of locals to every monument and every more or less significant place, fully compensate this fact.
Top 10 places you must see in the USA
“I wanna wake up in a city which never sleeps” – Liza Minnelli sang, and we can’t help but join her in her wish. New-York has so many places to see that it alone can take a week to visit at least its most popular attractions, though the real spirit of this city doesn’t live in numerous museums. It is right here – at noisy and overcrowded streets of the Big Apple.
Statue of Liberty
This concrete monument is nearly the most recognizable one in the world. The statue is located on the Liberty Island, 3 kilometers away from fairly well known Manhattan Island. This statue is a great example of happy choice of birthday present – France had given the Statue of Liberty to the American nation for 100-years anniversary of American Revolutionary War.
Grand Canyon National Park
This national park in Arizona is nearly the oldest and one of the most well-known and attended in the USA and the whole world. Do you want to get a bird eye’s view of the Grand Canyon? Then order a helicopter excursion – seemingly, most exciting touristic helicopter ride ever.
Crashing down from a height of 20-storey building, this thundering water flow strikes all those lucky ones who had a chance to visit it with its greatness. A complex of Niagara Falls is situated right on the border between US and Canada and is marvelous from both sides.
The White House, Washington
It would be hard to find any other building as famous as this one. Right in the center of the capital of USA there situated a durable and highly secured building, which, though is being destroyed in every other American blockbuster. It will hardly ever happen in reality, so anytime you are in Washington, go and see the White House.
Yellowstone National Park
The US is far from the only country in the world, reach with natural resources. But what makes this country unique is an attitude – every tree and every torrent are important both for locals and for the government. Yellowstone National Park is a great example of such approach towards the environment.
Brooklyn Bridge is the best known landmark of New York and the most replicated image of the bridge in the world’s history. In addition, great many Hollywood superheroes have fallen from it or flown up from it – so it is worth visiting. You can drive through it by a car or look at it it from the Manhattan’s side.
This, seemingly quite a specific place, is very successful among numerous tourists. Do not be afraid of negative impression – once a horrible prison, which managed to have almost every famous US gangster among its prisoners – nowadays this building is just a fascinating place to visit.
The Hollywood sign
The Hollywood sign itself as well as famous Silicon Valley situated at its foot, are two most recognizable symbols of the whole country. In addition, it is the only city sign in the world that has its own website (very popular one, by the way). Not to take a picture with it on the background, while being in the USA, is just a state crime.
United States Capitol
This building located in Washington, is important not that much due to its amazing classic architectural style, but mostly like a symbol of American culture, locals’ indisputable patriotism and love of Americans towards their country and its history.
Best time to go to USA
Due to the fact that US is a huge country with several time zones and climate varying from the arctic to the tropical one, the best time to visit the US depends on the exact place you are going to come. But there is a popular belief among tourists that there is no better time for visiting USA, especially its main cities, than the New Year Eve and Christmas Holidays.
What is the capital of the US
It might seem funny, but the question about capital of US may baffle some of us and it is not surprising – there are so many famous cities in the USA and each of them deserves the noble name of the capital. We should remember though, the one and the only capital of the USA is Washington.
New-York – the Big Apple of the USA.
New York with its Empire State Building have become a symbol for all fifty United States, it have always been favorite place for film makers and photographers. New-York’s Empire State Building is not the biggest building in the world; neither is it the tallest one. But since the time when King Kong have chosen it for his rock-climbing experiments, it stays the most famous and recognizable one.