The United States is a massive country with so much to see and do. While it’s true that some places are better than others, there are still some amazing places to visit in the USA.
From the Grand Canyon to Times Square, here are our top 10 places to check out when you’re traveling across this great nation of ours:
1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park is a United States national park in the state of Arizona. It is the largest canyon in the United States and the world’s Grand Canyon. The park contains more than 3,000 slot canyons, or gorges as they are sometimes called, spanning some 50 miles (80 km), with elevations ranging from 2,000 feet (610 m) to over 9,000 feet (2,700 m).
The Colorado River flows through this area. The canyon was created by erosion which resulted from millions of years of water flowing down from high mountains behind it onto rocks below its current location. This process has created several layers within these cliffs that make up this beautiful landscape!
2. Wrigley Field, Chicago
Wrigley Field is the oldest baseball park in the National League, and it’s also one of only two stadiums to have hosted three World Series: in 1906, 1907 and 1908. The ballpark was built on land once owned by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., who also owns Wrigley Confectionery Company.
Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1914; you can see how much time has passed by simply looking at its façade—the outfield wall is all but gone now! The team plays its home games at night because they have such high expectations for them (and themselves).
3. Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s located in Montana, and it has an area of over 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2). The park contains many glaciers and lakes along with many unique plants and animals. The park was established as a national monument in 1910 by President Taft.
In recent years the popularity of this tourist destination has increased tremendously as tourists from all over come to see its natural beauty for themselves!
4. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait. It connects San Francisco to Marin County and is named after the strait between San Francisco and Marin County. The bridge was built with its main span 7,400 feet (2,286 m) long; it was designed by Joseph Strauss to be able to accommodate ocean-going ships without having to anchor or dock at either city’s shoreline.
The Golden Gate Bridge has been called “the world’s largest suspension bridge”.
5. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the United States, and it’s also the first national park in the world. Founded by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872 as an “exotic” place for people to go see wildlife from a safe distance away from civilization.
Yellowstone has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the first such designation for any American site!
6. Times Square, New York City
Times Square is the most visited tourist attraction in the world. It’s a major shopping and entertainment center, as well as a major transportation hub and nightlife center. The area’s cultural significance extends beyond its role as an entertainment district.
Times Square is also home to several iconic buildings: Mitsubishi Electric Building (1937), New York Times Building (1933), Bethesda Fountain (1926) and Bank of America Tower (1973). The area around Times Square has been designated by UNESCO as part of its World Heritage Site due to its importance for history, art and culture.
7. Las Vegas Strip, Nevada – One of the Best Places to Visit
Las Vegas is a great place to visit. It’s a great place to visit with friends, family and significant others. Las Vegas also has plenty of things to do if you don’t want to gamble or go clubbing all night long!
Las Vegas has many attractions that will make your trip worthwhile:
- The Bellagio fountains are beautiful at night when the lights are on. You can watch them from inside or outside of the hotel; there’s even an observation deck for further viewings!
- Stroll through The Venetian Hotel & Casino where you’ll find gondolas that bring you around town like taxis on water (they’re not real). There’s also shopping galore inside this Venetian venue as well as music performances by local artists who perform daily throughout the year at various times throughout their day/night schedules. It means they play until midnight sometimes!
- You might even see them performing outside during warm weather months. But generally speaking it doesn’t get too hot here so don’t worry about sweating too much while enjoying yourself outdoors during these months.
- Most guests prefer staying indoors anyways due mostly due safety reasons–plus there aren’t any mosquitoes around so no need for bug spray either 🙂
8. The Alamo, San Antonio
The Alamo is a National Historic Landmark in San Antonio, Texas and considered as one of the best places to visit. The site was the first Spanish mission in Texas and also served as a fort during the Texas Revolution.
The Alamo is one of the most important battles during this war, since it was where General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna’s army. By rallying local militia forces to fight for independence from Mexico (which would later become the United States).
Today, there are many attractions at this historic site that you can visit after visiting other sites around town such as St Mary’s Cathedral or Riverwalk District area. But if you want something more adventurous then check out these five things you must do when visiting San Antonio!
9. Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills, South Dakota
The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was as a tribute to the four presidents of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson.
Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The memorial sculpture consists of a colossal sculpture of these men standing on top of four large limestone faces carved into cliffs that rise more than 1,300 feet above the surrounding hills.
10. The White House, Washington D.C.
The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. It’s located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC.
Its construction year is between 1792 and 1800, in accordance with its architect James Hoban’s plans for a mansion with six principal rooms on each floor (a roofed portico addition later). The interior decoration by the first family over several decades; notable additions include Thomas Jefferson’s West Wing.
The exterior was little different since it was completed in 1800, although many of its architectural features were lost. When they were removed during alterations made after Abraham Lincoln took office as president in 1861.
These are some of the best places to visit in the United States.
The Alamo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited attractions in Texas. It’s construction year is 1836 as a mission and fortification for Spanish Texas settlers, but today it’s one of America’s most popular tourist destinations.
Get some time to visit the church, which still has its original wood ceiling beams. You can walk around inside the walls that surround many different parts of this historic site.
You can go outside where there are several statues representing some key moments during world history—including Christopher Columbus discovering America.
Now, General Santa Anna surrendering to Sam Houston at San Jacinto Battlefield. It happens to be only one mile away from here), and Davy Crockett defending his home at Fort Mims against British forces during their 1813 invasion.
If these aren’t enough reasons why we love visiting this place so much then consider how fun it would be if you could see all three buildings together under one roof: Mission Concepcion de la Soledad Church/Visitor Center & Museum (18×30 feet) – Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Chapel (7×8 feet).
It’s been a pleasure to show you some of the best places to visit in this great country. I hope that your next vacation brings you some of these amazing sights and experiences, so that you can come back home with stories worth telling!