What to see in the U.S.: top 10 sights
The United States is a country whose natural and man-made sights can be admired for several months. Even if you do not hope to embrace the immensity in one trip, read our article and mark important points on the route.
- 1. The Statue of Liberty in New York
- 2. the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
- 3. Niagara Falls in New York State.
- 4. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
- 5. Las Vegas in Nevada
- 6. The Grand Canyon in Arizona.
- 7. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
- 8. Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.
- 9. Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
- 10. Black Rock Desert in Nevada
1. The Statue of Liberty in New York
The grandiose Statue of Liberty Island, erected back in 1876 to welcome immigrants arriving in America, is perhaps the country’s main symbol. Incidentally, it is also a lighthouse, and the second tallest in the United States. Tourists can not only admire the statue, but also go inside it: there is a small museum inside. And they are also allowed to climb the observation decks to enjoy scenic views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. The tallest one is located right in the torch.
2. the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
If the appearance of your own last name on the Walk of Fame is too distant or even vague a prospect, why not have your picture taken against the symbols of recognition of your favorite celebrities? This is probably the reasoning behind the thousands of tourists who visit this landmark, which stretches for a total of eighteen blocks. If you want to visit the Walk of Fame, where the names of the most popular actors, politicians, musicians and even astronauts are immortalized, you can do this every year: during this period there appear about three dozen new stars.
3. Niagara Falls in New York State.
A world-famous natural attraction, which is actually a complex of three waterfalls 53 meters high, is located on the border of the United States and Canada. You can enjoy spectacular views of it from the observation decks as well as during a tour by watercraft or helicopter. The waterfalls are illuminated at night.
4. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
“The Golden Gate,” connecting San Francisco to Marin County, was until 1964 the largest suspension bridge in the world. Unfortunately, not only is it a beautiful recognizable landmark, but it is also a place where suicides are quite common. That’s why life-affirming signs and pay phones have been installed along the span of the bridge to contact the crisis counseling center.
5. Las Vegas in Nevada
See the world famous luxury hotels, walk around the beautiful squares, enjoy the dancing fountains, take pictures near replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Sphinx … And of course to try your luck, trying your luck at gambling. For this purpose a great number of tourists come to Las Vegas every year. A trip here is bound to become one of the most striking experiences during a trip to America. And from Las Vegas you can also take a tour to the next point on the “must visit” list.
6. The Grand Canyon in Arizona.
One of the most famous canyons in the world, located on the Colorado Plateau, is 1,857 meters deep. About four million people come here every year to admire the spectacular views. Among the most adventurous tourists are the mule ride down the Grand Canyon and rafting down the Colorado.
7. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
With almost 900,000 hectares of iconic lakes, canyons and caves this is the world’s first national park. It is almost 150 years old and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most beautiful sights of Yellowstone Reserve is the Great Prismatic Spring. The bottom of the small lake located at the outlet of the largest geothermal spring in the United States shimmers with all kinds of colors thanks to the algae and bacteria in it.
8. Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.
Along with the Walk of Fame, the memorial sign in the Hollywood Hills invariably attracts the attention of tourists. Installed in 1923 as an advertisement for residential real estate, the Hollywoodland inscription, although it has since lost its last four letters, has still become a major symbol of the American film industry.
9. Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
The figures of American presidents carved in the rock are a really grandiose spectacle. The bas-relief with sculpted portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln is over eighteen meters high. About two million people visit the attraction each year.
10. Black Rock Desert in Nevada
The Black Rock Desert is widely known for the Burning Man Festival, which begins there every year at the end of August. The participants, whose number has grown to eighty thousand, tend to express themselves in the most unexpected ways. At the festival you can see performances of musical bands, unusual objects of modern art and, of course, admire the participants themselves, many of whom look very original.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America
America is full of stunning and breathtaking places. Perhaps it would take a whole series of articles and a small squad of journalists to describe them all. Ice caves and tropical islands, fantastic geysers and majestic canyons, vast fields of tulips and the lights of the metropolis at night – we took a risk and selected 10 most beautiful, in our opinion, places of America!
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA is one of the oldest parks in the country. The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River eroding the plateau of the same name for nearly 10 million years. It is still growing because of continued erosion. The canyon is incredibly large (446 km long, up to 29 km wide and 1800 meters deep), so the climate varies in different parts of it: the lower level is close to the desert climate of Arizona with dry and hot summers, and its upper wooded part is even covered with snow in winter. The surrounding enchanting scenery is best admired from the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a transparent observation deck overhanging the abyss.
The U.S. Hawaiian Islands is an American state located 3,700 km from the mainland. The archipelago is of volcanic origin (there is even a volcano park). The islands vary in size and landscape. Stunning tropical jungle nature, amazing underwater world, welcoming local traditions and the ocean, in which you can swim all year round, attract crowds of vacationers here – about 90% of Hawaii’s gross product comes from tourism and services.
Fly Geyser in Nevada, USA
Despite its name, Fly Geyser is an active thermal spring. Its formation was not without human involvement: in 1916 a well was drilled in this area, but accidentally penetrated a geothermal pocket, and almost 50 years later the boiling water began to penetrate to the surface. The walls of the geyser are still growing and changing (at last count it was about 1.5 meters high). Minerals, algae and cyanobacteria give it its unusual coloring. The geyser is still owned by the ranchers, so tourists need to ask them for permission to visit.
Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
Glacier Mendenhall is not the largest in Alaska (only 12 km), but it is relatively easy to get to – it is only 20 km from the state capital, the city of Juneau. The caves there began to form not so long ago, in 2012. Global warming forces the glacier to melt slowly, so that springs form in the caves, and their appearance constantly changes.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
The Golden Gate Bridge overhangs the Strait of the same name, connecting San Francisco and southern Marin County. For several decades the bridge has retained the title of the largest suspension bridge in the world. Its total length is 2,737 m and its piers are 227 m above the water. The giant weighs 894,500 tons. The bridge is considered one of the most recognizable in the world – he flashed in movies, TV series, computer games and even on company emblems.
Nighttime New York, New York State
New York City is incredibly large, noisy and always in a hurry to get somewhere. The Statue of Liberty and the giant skyscrapers of Manhattan, Fifth Avenue and Broadway theaters, Central Park and Times Square – how many times have you seen them on your television screens? Although New York City is home to 8 million people, almost 50 million visitors a year, and with no semblance of solitude, we’re convinced that it’s a beautiful city, bathed in nighttime lights.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
The park covers 145 square kilometers. Its main attraction is a giant natural amphitheater. Its unique hudu geological structures were formed by the erosion of sedimentary rock by wind, water, and ice. The amazing shapes are complemented by a play of colors – from pale pastels to orange and red hues. Sunrises and sunsets are especially beautiful here.
Wanonta Gorge, Oregon
Wanonta Gorge is part of the Columbia River. The high walls of ancient basalt are covered with many ferns, mosses, and lichens. The gorge is home to many unique aquatic and forest plants, making it protected by the U.S. Forest Service. It is also home to four spectacular waterfalls.
Skagit Valley, Washington
Skagit Valley stretches in the northern United States, near the Canadian border, between the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains. In the middle of the last century, two nuclear power plants were going to be built there, but luckily they started growing flowers instead. In 1984, the valley hosted its first tulip festival. Since then, it has been held here annually from April 1-30 and is one of the most visited in the state. Daffodils and irises are now also grown in the area.
U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea, once purchased by the United States from Denmark. The largest islands are St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. This is a paradise with azure beaches, subtropical forests, picturesque bays and secluded coves. The islands are not very densely populated, and some of them can only be reached by sea. This often attracts celebrities and just lovers of secluded recreation. Another bonus for shoppers will be the duty-free trade allowed on the islands.