Top 10 Attraction to see in USA
For those who love to travel and explore the unknown, one country is always bound to be in their bucket list. The United States of America, a country founded on the principles of democracy emphasizing the loftiness of the principle of equality, a country that cherishes the simple and high ideals of Republicanism, the new world and the nation of immigrants is one that the travelers yearn to visit at least once in their lifetime and none can help falling in love with this melting pot.
The USA boasts of many wonderful attractions that the tourists can drool over. From the global finance and cultural center or more lavishly called the city that never sleeps, the New York City, to the city of angels or the la la land, Los Angeles. From the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, to the architectural wonder, Chicago. From the spectacular Niagara Falls to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From the Manhattan crossroads of commerce, the Times Square, to the most popular amusement park, the Walt Disney World, the country is full of wonderful and eye-catching attractions that the tourists look forward to visiting.
Thus, it is difficult to narrow down the list to only 10 attractions, but this list contains the must-see places, after taking into account the landscapes, culture, cuisine, history, politics, and religion. So, brace yourselves and read on!
The flag of the United States of America which is a powerful symbol of Americanism, the foundation of which is free speech, represents a religion like fervor, is beloved, domesticated and commercialized. Known by names like the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, Star-Spangled Banner, the design of the flag has been modified 26 times since 1777, and the current one is the 27th design. The 50 stars represent the 50 states of the United States and the 13 stripes, the thirteen British Colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The United States of America is the world’s third most populous country which has the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP. The capital is Washington D.C. and the largest city by population is the New York City. The country covers a huge area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe’s. The Americas which are named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is the foremost military player in the world. With the end of the cold war, the country emerged as the world’s sole superpower. It is a representative democracy where the majority rule is tempered by minority rights and the freedom of speech is highly guarded.
The civil airlines’ industry of the United States is entirely privately owned whereas the major airports are publicly owned. The ten busiest airports in the US based on the total passenger traffic are:
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Denver International Airport
- John F. Kennedy International Airport
- San Francisco International Airport
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- McCarran International Airport
- Miami International Airport
With No more wait, here’s the list of top 10 places to visit in the USA.
10. Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
The world’s most visited tourist attraction, the gambling mecca of the world is situated in the midst of the southern Nevada desert landscape. The strip, a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard contains the most of the casinos and driving through the strip is like an adrenaline rush in itself. One wouldn’t want to miss the dancing Bellagio fountains and the mega-casino hotels which have names and themes decorated with lavish care where none would mind getting lost in its fantasy and so of course, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Although it’s scorching outside the casinos are famous for their chilling AC policies and thus warm clothes are advised.
9. Times Square, New York City
This Manhattan crossroads of commerce is the most bustling square of the city that never sleeps. It is a treasure-trove of LED lighting known for its Broadway theatres, cinemas, and giant billboards. Standing at the center of the Times Square one is overcome with awe and the spark never leaves your eye. It has all sorts of exciting tours to explore other parts of the city and one can choose from walking, bike, bus, food, limo, ethnic, to water tours. As they say, the more the merrier!
8. Central Park, New York City
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the New York City, the central park stands tall and proud, where time seems to have come to a standstill and one is transformed into a fairytale. The New York city also called the concrete jungle boasts the Central Park where one can attend a concert or play in the summer or don the blades in the winter for a spot of ice skating or simply bask in the glory of the greenery that one is surrounded by. This urban park in itself has a variety of attractions like the pond and Gapstow bridge, the central park zoo, the dairy in children’s district, the chess and checker house, the carousel, and the list goes on.
7. Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls which is the collective name of three waterfalls—the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls, is an awe-inspiring scenery. It is famous for its beauty as well as for being a valuable source of hydroelectric power. The sound of the water gushing down is like music to the ears. The Niagara Falls state park which is open 365 days a year, also features thrilling attractions, interactive exhibits, and miles of hiking trails. It is an adventure-packed experience that requires no passport and so one wouldn’t really want to miss this one.
6. Grand Central Terminal, New York City
The commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City is a historic place to visit where one gets to marvel at its architectural design. Due to its midtown location, the terminal is located near several popular attractions including Empire State building, times square, Byrant Park, New York Public Library, etc. The restored astronomical ceiling is a highlight and one must be sure to check out the Oyster Bar which is the oldest business in Grand Central.
5. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando
The magic kingdom is a theme park at the Walt Disney World which opened on October 1, 1971, as the first of the four theme parks at the resort. The theme park with its 6 regions and 40 main rides is an unforgettable and breathtaking vacation for the entire family. It is a great place to bring out the child in you and spend time making lasting memories.
4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
The park boasts of scenic landscapes and lush forests with an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. One gets to fish, climb, hike, bike, see the streams, rivers, waterfalls. All one has to do is be careful or on the look-out for black bears. It was once home exclusively to Paleo Indians before early European settlers arrived. The Clingmans Dome, the highest peak, offers scenic views of the mist-covered mountains.
3. Pike Place Market, Seattle
The market which is one the oldest and continuously operated public farmers’ market is a 9-acre market where one can be joyfully lost in its alleys for a one-off shopping experience. Here one is encountered with Artisan food producers, farmers, craft makers and a whole host of other curious retailers. The market proudly continues with its “Meet the Producer” tradition 363 days a year. With hundreds of shops and vendors for you to browse and choose from, the shopping experience is taken up a notch, one that is memorable and pleasurable.
2. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The red rafters or the Golden Gate bridge in the legendary city of San Francisco is a suspension bridge which is an iconic structure on the sea that connects San Francisco to California’s northern countries. The city is ideal for the nature lovers, a great jumping-off point for trips to the wine country of Napa Valley or the colossal tech campuses of Silicon Valley. The bridge that spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate has endured as an engineering marvel that gave steady employment to people amidst the Great Depression.
1. French Quarter, New Orleans
The French Quarter is the historic heart of the city New Orleans also called the Big Easy. It is famous for its vibrant nightlife and colorful building with cast-iron balconies. From the Mardi Gras, the city’s biggest party to Jazz Fest, one of the world’s most respected gatherings of jazz musicians, there are plenty of ways to “let the good times roll”. The quarters are just a short drive from the Frenchman Street, where you can hear the music New Orleans is famous for.