The US is a vast country, so it’s quite difficult to know when to start off you’re planning a trip in the US. For instance, New York and Washington DC in the east would give you two different city experiences. In the West Coast, both Los Angeles and San Francisco has become a hotspot for tourists.
Southward, Vegas would breathe life to the desert, and Grand Canyon would simply show nature’s most beautiful creations.
Without a doubt, the best places to visit in the US would simply depend on your personal preferences.
1. New York City
When it comes to New York State, New York City is a scene-stealer. There’s no other city in the world like it, and one must simply experience to fully appreciate it.
When you walk by its streets, you’d feel as if you’re in a movie set of a Hollywood film, because you’ll come across famous sites with every turn.
The Big Apple houses of the most iconic landmarks in the entire country. From the Central Park, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, Broadway, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Plaza, and more.
You can go for a little sightseeing during the day, and then watch a Broadway show during the evening.
Afterward, go shopping and wind down for a mouthwatering meal at a local restaurant. There’s so much to see and do in just a day (or over the weekend) and this is worth visiting from time and time again.
2. Las Vegas
Vegas will always have its unique touch and has been attracting visitors from all over the world for decades.
It houses large resort complexes, with various things to see and do throughout the year, making it a top destination for anyone who’s planning to travel to the United States from newlywed couples who want to spend their honeymoon, to families who have kids who simply want to hang out in a pool.
There are a variety of entertainment options as well, with the top artists in the music industry doing live performances, bringing in a crowd of audience.
When you’re done exploring the city, and you have spare time on your hands, you can go on a road trip and explore the surrounding area as well, such as the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire National Park and Death Valley National Park.
Found in a beautiful tropical island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Waikiki is one of the country’s top beach destinations. A suburb of Honolulu, Waikiki is well-known for its pristine golden sand beaches, with hotels and other retail establishments at the back.
You can rent out a surfboard and test your surfing skills in the waves, or you can just frolic all day at the beach, swimming your heart out and getting a tan. Once you’re done at the beach, you can enjoy a couple of excellent dining options in the evening.
Waikiki is definitely an excellent destination for everyone ‒ from families, couples and singles alike.
Miami is known to be a prime hotspot in Florida. Here, you can find beautiful beaches across the state and experience a unique atmosphere like no other city in the US.
Check out the stunning Cuban village in Little Havana, witness the seemingly endless parade of sports cars that cruise along Ocean Drive at night, and soak in the summertime beach scene at the South Beach. Check out the Miami Airbnb rentals that you can consider for your trip.
For a more unique experience, you can also take a day trip to visit the Everglades National Park, a unique wetlands area where you’d see turtles, alligators, and a variety of birds.
5. San Francisco
San Francisco boasts of iconic sights, vibrant streets, and marvelous views which are all good reasons why this city is worth a visit.
The best time to go is during the summer and in the fall, but the climate here is mild all year long. So, any time of the year will be great.
Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and witness stunning views, explore Fisherman’s Wharf, visit Alcatraz, or simply hop on a car to explore the city more.
6. New Orleans
New Orleans is a mix of cultures, with both French and Spanish influences that are quite similar to the Carribean.
Marvel at the breathtaking architecture as you stroll the streets of the French Quarter, indulge your taste buds in Creole and Cajun cuisine and enjoy heaps of jazz music.
The highlight here each year is the Mardi Gras celebration, where intricate costumes and elaborate floats fill up the street. There’s also music and dancing, and the entire celebration doesn’t seem to end.
If you want to avoid large crowds, then better not go here at this time of the year. Also, avoid months between June to December because the area is generally hotter, and more susceptible to hurricanes and storms.
Savannah is relatively a small southern city, filled with lovely parks, stately Southern mansions, and a beautiful waterfront area surrounded by historic buildings and unique shops. The pace here is more laid-back, and the city center is small enough, making it easy for you to explore it on foot.
There are also beaches nearby at Tybee Island and Hilton Head Island. You can travel both of these by car in less than an hour.
8. Washington, DC
Washington is the country’s capital, and it is also home to the White House, Capitol Building, and Smithsonian museums. The best time to visit is during the spring, where you’d get to witness the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Visiting here during the fall is also excellent since the temperatures have already cooled down, making it more comfortable to walk outside.
Over to You
The US is made up of spectacular destinations that it’s quite hard picking where do you want to spend your trip in the country. Hopefully, this list of places has helped you come up with your list of the best must-see destinations in America, and see what it has to offer.