United States Travel Itineraries
The travel to United States, like any other big country of the world, can only touch on one or two aspects of this great country. Exploration of what the US have in terms of natural beauties, or huge cities, or people’s lifestyle would require many visits, and represent a new experience every time you revisit the country.
Among the natural attractions of the United States one can first of all mention the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the Midwest of the country and numerous national parks. One of the most famous is the Yellowstone with the valley of geysers and a large number of rare animals.|
In the Cordilleras, one will find numerous national parks and conservation areas open to tourists. Getting familiar with them makes it possible to present all the different nature of the Mountain West of the USA. The most well-known national parks and reserves include Sequoia, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, White Sands National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Everglades National Park.
There are also beaches and entertainment venues in Florida and California, the Great Lakes, and Niagara Falls. The largest lakes of the country are called the Great Lakes. They are the world’s largest accumulation of fresh water. More than a half of the Great Lakes area belongs to the U.S., and the rest of them to Canada.
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of America, located on Ellis Island, where once was an immigration control point through which the United States admitted more than 12 million immigrants. The statue can be reached by ferry from the southern part of Manhattan Island.
Manhattan is the island, bought from the Indian tribe for $24. Nowadays it is so densely built up with skyscrapers, that the sky can hardly be seen. Broadway stretches along the entire island, with banks, shops, and theaters. The world-known Broadway shows ('Cats', 'Les Miserables', 'Miss Saigon', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Titanic') can only be seen in New York City, in Broadway theaters.
Downtown is the business part of New York. Here one will find Wall Street, the symbol of American financial power, the Empire State Building, the largest banks and the famous New York Stock Exchange. Another attraction is Chinatown, with lots of shops, boutiques and restaurants. It is a good place for cheap shopping. Greenwich Village and SoHo are the two blocks of art galleries, cafes, shops with jewelry and souvenirs, etc.
Lincoln Center is the biggest cultural center of the country, which includes several theaters and concert halls, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Avery Fisher concert hall. Rockefeller Center is the complex, in front of which one can see a huge Christmas tree in winter and the most popular skating-rink in New York City.
Capitol is a symbol of American nationhood, one of the most visited U.S. buildings. Any city tour includes a visit to the guest galleries of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The White House is the residence of the President of the United States with the famous lawn in front of it, which is usually photographed by tourists. Memorials of U.S. presidents on National Mall include the 169-foot Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. Request your US tour operator to provide a tour around Washington DC to enjoy what the capital city has to boast.
The U.S. Space Museum has a wonderful collection of aircraft, spacecraft, and documents on the history of aeronautics and astronautics. Arlington Cemetery is a modest but well-known resting place for more than 175 thousand Americans, including John and Robert Kennedy.
Georgetown is a suburb of Washington, where the mansions of prominent politicians and public figures are located.
Sears Tower is one of the world's tallest skyscrapers with a viewing platform. John Hancock Observatory is an observation deck on the 94th floor of a skyscraper on Michigan Avenue, equipped with a 'talking' telescope, with which you can take a virtual tour of 80 attractions in the city.
Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago, is memorable due to Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the geniuses of the 20th century architecture, whose 25 masterpieces can be observed there.
Find a good US-based travel agent to get assistance in booking international and local flights, locating best bargains for hotels, and local activities.
|Morning Glory Pool, YellowStone National Park|