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Top 10 Travel Destinations in USA

August 22, 2012

USA is a huge country and there are many destinations to visit and see. From vibrant cities like New York on the east coast to Los Angeles and San Francisco on the laid back west coast, from the stupendous scenic beauty of the various the national parks across the country to the natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, the United States of America has all this and very much more. Here we list the top ten travel destinations in USA that are a must visit!

New York
The capital of the world as it is sometimes known, New York very much deserves this name. A cosmopolitan city, New York is as vibrant a city as they come. Gourmet restaurants, fabulous shopping, the most happening nightlife, world class museums and Broadway shows that are unparalleled – so much to see and do and not enough time is every visitor’s lament. One visit to the Big Apple is not nearly enough, and you will have to make several visits to make the most of this big beautiful city!

Washington DC
Tree-lined avenues named after the states, cherry blossoms in the spring, the iconic White House, the perfect high domed Capitol, the Smithsonian museums, the various memorials and monuments along the National Mall – all and much more go towards making Washington DC the political hub of America and one of the most beautiful cities across the world. Explore Dupont Circle, rummage at the open air Eastern market at Capitol Hill, enjoy your lunch at the waterfront in Georgetown and then make a night of it at the lively pubs at Adams Morgan – Washington has all this and much more on offer!

Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls is one of the most breathtaking natural phenomena in this world. The falls are made of three parts with the American Falls and the relatively smaller Bridal Veil being viewable from the US side and the magnificent Horseshoe Falls so named because of its shape, being visible from the Canadian side. Don a yellow Macintosh and take a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that takes you close to the Falls or take a daring Journey behind the Falls – the deafening roar of the water gushing down, the spray of the falls that drenches you ,is all part of the thrilling experience that a visit to the Niagara Falls promises.

If its beaches you are interested in Miami is the place to head. Florida is rightly called the Sunshine State and Miami has its fair share of glittering sands and aquamarine waters that line its shores. Miami Beach with its South Beach Strip is perhaps the most happening beach in this city. The beaches are filled with beachcombers and surfers and people looking to get an even suntan. The Art Deco District is an appealing place and sure to grab your attention. Over 800 historic buildings built in the 1920-30s are an eclectic mix of interesting architecture and their signature pastel colours. Miami has a lively nightlife scene with happening hotspots and Cuban culture blending in perfectly. Miami is definitely a place to visit when in the US.

Chicago spells style and sophistication. A multicultural city in the Midwest, Chicago is second to only New York as far as vibrancy goes. Towering skyscrapers, modern architecture, eclectic art that thrives in museums and in the streets, a city that works hard and also plays hard. Chicago is also a shopaholics dream comes true with the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue housing every designer store besides smaller boutiques, gourmands will delight in the world class restaurants and the happening bars and nightclubs will surely make your visit to the Windy City a memorable one.

Los Angeles
The lure of Hollywood, the beaches of Malibu and the fact that you might just bump into one of your favourite movie stars is enough to make you want to visit Los Angeles. This is perhaps one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the US and the sunny skies and the great weather all year round is a crowd puller. Take a tour round Universal Studios and get a peek into how films are made, visit Disneyland and become a child once again with the thrilling rides that await you there, shop around at Rodeo Drive and when you’ve had enough of tinsel town, head for the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica. LA is a city that is constantly evolving, constantly growing.

Grand Canyon
For a surreal experience, the magnificent Grand Canyon is a must visit! Stretching over 277 miles and over 1 mile deep, and 17 miles wide, with the Colorado River snaking through at the bottom, the Canyon is said to receive around 5 million visitors every year. No photograph can convey the impact a personal encounter with the Grand Canyon has. The changing colours, the deathly silence and the fascinating contoured terrain of the gorges, the Grand Canyon has to be seen to be believed. The South Rim is the most accessible with most people coming here to get a sight of this awesome natural wonder but an adventurous few also visit the North Rim – whichever you decide to visit, the Grand canyon is definitely a once in a lifetime experience and should be on every traveller’s bucket list!

Las Vegas
The sound of money assaults you, the bright lights hit you, the entertainment thrills you. Do you need any more reasons to visit Las Vegas? Glittering hotels, busy casinos, the best entertainment, and a happening night life lends a certain verve to this city, but worry not, if you are looking for some relaxation there is plenty of opportunity for that too with serene spas, world class golf courses and Hollywood performers putting up world class shows. Las Vegas has to be seen to be believed!

Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii where the beautiful island girls with flowers in their hair welcome you, the men in their flowery shirts take you around and show off their beautiful state. The islands that make up Hawaii are beautiful and have everything from beautiful beaches, verdant valleys, hiking trails and flora and fauna that are endemic to Hawaii! As American as mainland America, Hawaii is an island in the sun, set amidst turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean and is the perfect place for a holiday. A place of astounding natural beauty, the social fabric made up of the Polynesian people that have seamlessly blended into the American way of life, Hawaii is a destination not to be overlooked!

Yellowstone National Park
Considered to be the number one national park in the USA, the Yellowstone National Park is made up of hot springs, spouting geysers, volcanoes and spectacular waterfalls amidst towering peaks and the green wilderness. It is quite a sight to see geysers spewing out boiling water and mud and somewhat unbelievable, but yes it happens at Yellowstone! Hikers will love the trails the park offers, and wildlife enthusiasts can expect encounters with elk, bison and maybe even a grizzly bear. If there is one park to visit in the US it has to be Yellowstone National Park.

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