If you’re traveling to the United States, there are many different things you can do to make sure your trip is memorable and enjoyable. In fact, there are so many exciting and fun things to do in the United States that narrowing it down to just 8 seems like an impossible task! However, even though it’s hard to cut it down, these are by far some of the best things you can do in the US. Here are the top 8 Best Things to Do in the United States!
1) Visit Yellowstone National Park
One of the most scenic attractions in America is Yellowstone National Park. It’s a must-see for any traveler or American.
Founded in 1872, Yellowstone is one of our nation’s oldest national parks. This 1.2 million acre park features a large variety of attractions, including Old Faithful (one of its most famous geysers), its extensive hydrothermal area and its endless mountainous views. While you’re there, why not visit Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park? It’s another beautiful place worth exploring! The two are connected by an untamed road, which means you can take your time getting from one place to another. You’ll want to give yourself enough time—there’s so much to see!
2) Take a Road Trip on Route 66
If you want an experience that is out of this world, take a cross-country road trip on Route 66. You’ll see some of America’s best sights and get a glimpse of what life was like before cars became mainstream.
Other options include visiting iconic landmarks like New York City’s Empire State Building, Big Ben and Stonehenge. If you want something more exotic, then fly down to Cancun or Maui for a relaxing beach holiday. As we all know, holidays are better when they’re free so I’m giving away two round-trip tickets! All you have to do is tweet the link with #takemytrip and tag two friends who need to get away.
3) See the Grand Canyon
One of the best things to do in the US is visit one of its iconic landmarks: The Grand Canyon. There are two very different ways to experience this natural wonder. You can either take a helicopter ride or a mule ride down into it.
Visitors can see The Grand Canyon from several lookout points, including Yaki Point and Lipan Point. There is a charge for entry into Grand Canyon National Park (save with coupons), and reservations are necessary to go on a mule ride down into The Canyon. If you’re not up for a mule ride, you can take an air-conditioned bus down into it instead. Just remember that there’s no way back up if you don’t hike!
4) Go to Disneyland
It’s no secret that Disneyland is one of the best places to visit in America. With four theme parks, two water parks, and three hotels all on 750 acres of land, there’s something for everyone!
The Disneyland Resort is divided into several different lands, each with its own attractions. Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown Fair, Critter Country, and Tomorrowland are some of its lands; each with themed rides and scenery inspired by classic Disney films. There’s no better place than Disneyland for a classic Disney experience!
5) Take a New York City Tour
There is so much to do in New York City that it would be impossible to list it all. But of course, a New York City tour should be on your bucket list.
New York is known as one of, if not, the cultural capital of America. From historical sites such as Washington Square Park and Chinatown, to modern marvels like Central Park and Times Square. From Broadway theaters and high-end shopping, to rooftop bars and late-night comedy clubs, there’s something for everyone. So take a walk around this city with more culture than any other!
6) Visit Niagara Falls
There is a waterfall on the Niagara River called Niagara Falls. It is located between Canada and the U.S., with Horseshoe Falls located on the Canadian side, and American Falls located on the U.S. side.
For a truly breathtaking experience, take a ride on Maid of Mist. The tour includes riding on an old-fashioned sternwheeler up to where it ends right before American Falls. The boat then circles around, providing views of both sides of Horseshoe and American Falls with music and narration throughout. You’ll hear stories about daredevils trying to conquer the falls – crazy tourists who jumped from Goat Island into swirling waters below!
7) See the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
One of America’s most iconic symbols of freedom, this is an absolute must-see. The Liberty Bell can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
History buffs will love visiting Philadelphia. One of America’s most historic cities, you can find dozens of cultural attractions and historical sites all within a short walk from each other, including Independence Hall (where George Washington was sworn into office and later where the Declaration of Independence was signed), Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest residential street). If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find more than a dozen theatres, including The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts and Pennsylvania Ballet. There are plenty of cool bars too!
8) Go to the top of the Empire State Building
One of the best things you can do when you visit NYC is head up to the top of the Empire State Building and take in a 360-degree view of this amazing city.
When you’re at the top, you’ll be able to see all five boroughs of New York City—Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx. But that’s not all: You’ll also have views of New Jersey and even Connecticut. To truly get a feeling for NYC and experience its contrasting neighbourhoods, you’ll want to walk or take public transportation from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. For example, take a short walk from Manhattan over to Brooklyn (it takes about 20 minutes on foot) and experience how completely different it is: The buildings are older here; life moves more slowly.