So you’ve got your camera ready, bags packed and flight booked to America. Whether this is your first trip to the States or the tenth, here are five of the most popular travel destinations in North America that you have to visit at least once.
New York residents claim to live in the best city in the world. Why not see for yourself, whether this is true or not? This big city and its surrounds with bright lights and people that never sleep has a lot to offer, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Little Italy, the Museum of Natural History, and a lot more! China Town in New York has the largest Chinese population residing in the western hemisphere. Why not check and see how Chinese culture has adapted and changed in America?
The Grand Canyon is a geological treasure and iconic site. It has a long history not only in geology, but also in human development. Many years ago, people carved shelters into the sides of the canyon or occupied its caves. Also, explorers documented their travels to and around the canyon as early as the 1540s. There are many activities on offer in the canyon such as hiking and river rafting. There is now a Grand Canyon Skywalk, where visitors can walk on a transparent walkway and look down from a great height.
Hollywood in Los Angeles is known for its entertainment industry; a thriving industry. Hollywood has attracted numerous hopefuls hoping to make it big on screen. It also attracts many tourists looking to bump into celebrities or up-and-coming stars. Some must sees are: the Chinese Theater, the Hollywood sign, Universal Studios, Madam Tussauds Hollywood, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Universal Studies is both a movie studio and a theme park; it is the oldest studio in Hollywood still in use today. Madam Tussauds is a wax museum; a three-storey building with 115 life-like wax models of real-life celebrities. The Hollywood Walk of Fame features the name of recognised stars who earned their spot in history. There are over 2500 of these stars; chances are you will bump into one of them!
Not many people know that Hawaii is in fact a North American state. Completely made up of islands, this island paradise attracts visitors from around the world because of its natural beauty, moderate climate, and rich cultural background. It is especially popular amongst surfers.
San Francisco, named by Spanish colonials after Saint Francisco, is a cultural and economic hub. It is home to a diversity of art, architecture, landscape, and ethnicities. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge creates a vibrant contrast against the backdrop of the San Francisco bay. The variety of sights, sounds, foods and views make San Fran the ideal place for tourists to explore.
The American dream is something many people aspire. America offers a variety of vacation opportunities. There is so much to choose from and so it might seem overwhelming, but we have compiled a list of five places every tourist must see.