What associations do you have when you hear the “United States”? Freedom? Disneyland? Trump? The lights of Las Vegas? Maybe Hollywood Walk of Fame? Travel World offers to know the full flavor States, visiting, at least virtually, the top 25 places on the version of the guidebook Lonely Planet.
1. New York
House for novice artists, shelter fund magnates, and immigrants from around the world, New York is constantly changing but remains one of the world centers of fashion, theater, food, music, book publishing, advertising, and finance.
In five urban areas – a striking number of museums, parks, and ethnic neighborhoods. Follow the example of the inhabitants: walk through the streets. Each quarter in this dizzying kaleidoscope reflects the character and history of the city, and even a short walking tour takes you through the different continents.
2. Grand Canyon
You’ve seen it in the movies, heard about it from any traveler. Does he deserve such hype? The answer – a resounding “yes.” Grand Canyon is huge, and its age is almost impossible to imagine: it was formed over 6 million years, and some of the stones in its walls – 2 billion.
You can look over the edge, and you come up with great power and mystery of the earth on which we live. Seeing the Grand Canyon, you can not compare it with any other miracle of nature.
3. Highway 66
In 1926, connecting Chicago and Los Angeles, this concrete belt has become a major US highway. Along the way, you will see the neon signs, car parks, cafes and cinemas for motorists.
Since 1984, I-40 is used, but a lot is stored here instead of this road today. Today a trip down Highway 66 – the journey through the American heartland. Having done all the way, or only part, you will come across a classic America. National Museum of Highway 66 is located in Elk City.
4. New Orleans
Novoorleantsy lives to eat. Frenchmen, Spaniards, Sicilians, Filipinos, Haitians, the citizens of the former Yugoslavia, the Irish and the Germans – all have contributed to the celebration of the stomach, making New Orleans one of the most pischelyubivyh US cities.
5. The National Park “Yellowstone”
The mesmerizing beauty of nature, the amazing geology of the best places to observe the wild animals of North America – that’s just a few reasons why the “Yellowstone” attracts more than other national parks in the world.
Divided into 5 clearly visible regions, it occupies a huge area – nearly 5,600 square kilometers. Many days can be devoted to the study of its beauty. Among the highlights of Yellowstone impressive geysers, waterfalls, rocky mountains, scenic heights with an excellent overview of the terrain, bubbling mud pots, as well as 1,600 kilometers of hiking trails, making it possible to see it all.
6. Fall in New England
An important lesson, find in New England an epic scale, – monitoring how the leaves change color. You can do it anywhere – just one tree. However, I want to see a lot. From Litchfield Hills in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Berkshire to the north of Stowe Vermont hillside buried in a purple, orange, and yellow crowns. Bridges, churches with white steeples, thickets of maple trees in Vermont and New Hampshire – the area seems to be a prelude to heaven.
7. San Francisco and “country wines”
Surrounded by banging old-fashioned trams and crept toward evening a thick fog, San Francisco stretches of hills and valleys. He is looking for a long journey, to get acquainted with music shops, world class restaurants, and nightlife Bohemia.
Turning the corner, to enjoy the views of the coastline, you’re caught. If you can break away, visit lush vineyards in the Napa Valley, Sonoma Rashn River, lying to the north of the city. Travel, fine wine, fresh vegetables from the garden – this is the “country wines”.
Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Disney World …
Windy City will make you admire its appearance: the building, which hurt the clouds, beaches on the shores of lakes and world-class museums. Chicago – is a mixture of high culture and the joys of the earth. Is there any other city where Picasso sculpture dressed in a form of local sports team? Where else residents stand in line for hot dogs, like in the best restaurants in North America? Winters are harsh, but it’s worth come the summer, as Chicago celebrates warm days food and music festivals.
9. Walt Disney World
“The happiest place on Earth” – so called “Walt Disney World”, where you have the impression that you – the main character of the show.
In addition to crazy rides, entertainment and nostalgia, magic yet to see: that’s your own child is filled with confidence by facing him Gufan smile, that’s Cinderella gives him a nod, here with Buzz Light year, he protects the galaxy and fights with Darth Maul, like a true Jedi Knight.
10. Deep South
Steeped in history, the smug deep south connects a fascinating features of America: mossy swamps of South Carolina, Mississippi Delta eatery, hidden French-speaking enclaves swampy Louisiana.
Known for its slowness, deep south knows all about the little pleasures of life: the taste of fresh oysters in the hut in the Gulf, on walks along the paths of the pre-war Savannah, the sweet tea, which stretches, chatting with new friends.
11. Las Vegas
Sin City – it emits light neon heart of American dreams of brilliant life. Here billionaires names flicker on the roofs of the luxury hotels. Here, in a single merged audio noise of slot machines, the clink glasses with a martini and do not cease until dawn hypnotic rhythms of DJs.
Sip cocktails while sitting under a palm tree, play blackjack at the pool. Visit Paris, the Wild West and a tropical island – all in one night. Here are all available around the clock at the price of poker chips (and a bit of luck).
12. Pacific Highway
Coastal Highway originates in Canada and Matsya along the West Coast of the United States up to the Mexican border, opening motorists landscape. From the top of the cliffs eyes raging waves open, sunlit hills, lush eucalyptus forests, and sequoias.
The road leads past wild beaches, idyllic towns, fishing villages, pristine rain forest. The contemplation of nature can be combined with adventures in the big cities, plunged into life in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
What a lucky city! Others are content with one or two advantages, but Miami got everything. Go past the beaches and the historic Art Deco District, and at every turn, there will be new faces. On the dance floor, smoky Havana exiles dancing the bolero and sleep in night clubs Brazilian model with fiery eyes dancing hip-hop Latin and old people in the park slam dominoes. On top of all the streets and in restaurants – dishes of Caribbean, Cuban, Argentine and Spanish cuisine.
14. National Mall
Three-kilometer long, framed by iconic monuments and sacred buildings of marble, National Mall – the center of the political and cultural life of Washington. In summer there are major music festivals, food festivals, and all year long visitors wander through the halls of the richest museums in America, located among the greenery.
If you want to know the history of the United States, there is no better place – if you go to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial or climb the steps to the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King delivered his famous speech “I Have a Dream.”
Seattle, Boston, the city of Native Americans, Rocky Mountains, Yosemite Valley …
15. National Park “Yosemite”
Famed Valley of Yosemite – glacial origin. Here, the heart always beats often, often, even in summer, when the roads are crowded with vehicles. Spring plunge into the stream of roaring waterfalls with melted snow water, circled by alpine meadows, drowning in wild flowers, singing the main theme of the movie musical “The Sound of Music.” Yosemite landscape is intoxicating, causing dizziness, cliffs, rock formations, ancient giant sequoias. If you are looking for solitude and space, 1770 square kilometers of pristine nature – what you need.
Rocky Mountains – home of the highest mountain peaks of continental America: steep peaks, turbulent rivers, centuries-old gorges, national parks. In winter, skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of snow, spring – trekking or riding a mountain bike where everything is blooming. The laden with sun summer day take a dip in the raging white water. And besides, you can recharge in the refreshing hot springs and small breweries, restaurants serving vegetables straight from the garden.
17. Blue Ridge Parkway
Near the southern Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina can enjoy the magnificent sunsets, see the fauna and lose all sense of reality when a wasteland, extending on either side of the 750-kilometer highway.
Walking – from easy hikes to lakes and streams to complex rises to a height of eagle’s nest – in the heart of nature. Break camp or spend the night in the forest house and in the surrounding towns do not miss the chance to experience the atmosphere of country and rock music.
18. Austin and San Antonio
One of the brightest stars of Texas, Austin environmentally friendly – city food, drink, and shopping, full of creative and bohemian spirit thanks to the University nonconformist sub-culture. This is one of the music capitals of America: its scenes every night spreads a dizzying array of tunes. Two major music festival gathers the best of the best.
To the southwest of the city of Austin San Antonio, fascinates tourists lovely water-front, lively festivals (among them ten festival of San Antonio) and rich history (from the serene Spanish missions to the Battle of the Alamo).
19. Boston and Cape Cod
Point your feet along the famous Freedom Trail, a long-time member like the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere Sam Adams. Experience the history of revolutions, go around the campus of Harvard University and the discharge in some of the most famous clubs in the city. Then relax on the beach coast of Cape Cod, a cruise to watch the whales and get lost in the wild dunes of Province town.
20. Native American Cities
Southwest with its fantastic ancient and modern attractions – the country of Native Americans. In Colorado and Arizona, you can see the old house on top of a cliff, whose inhabitants-Indians living among this impressive rocky terrain. Once you are there, you can hire a guide and trek to the holy Canyon de Chelly, spend the night in the reservation and purchase from the masters of handicrafts.
Modern city on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Seattle has the ability to turn ideas originated here in the world brands. He earned a place in the pantheon of the “great” cities of the world famous US music industry, vibrant coffee culture and a penchant for Internet innovation.
But while trendsetters are tripping over themselves in search of sensations, urban traditionalists retain the spirit of the city in areas where culture flourishes with own-grown food and is probably the best open-air market of the country – Pike Place.
Los Angeles, Texas, Hawaii, Central America
22. Los Angeles
Although Los Angeles – the entertainment capital of the world, it is still not a film star. It is a city of eccentric Venice Beach – the area to the west of the city with beaches, canals, basketball courts and bike paths, art galleries and restaurants in Santa Monica, independent suburbs like Los Feliz and Silverlake, favorite surfers beaches like Malibu and severe nature Griffith park.
Dig deeper and you will find a huge number of museums of all kinds of art, experiencing a cultural revival of the city center and a vibrant multicultural area – where to find good food, enough to turn the corner.
23. The Texas BBQ
Texas – the state of the world famous barbecue. Countless options and combinations of sauces, meat allow endlessly experiment with flavors. Our advice – I have to get hold of plates and choose something to your liking. And do not bother to look for the latest and greatest: a real treasure – a combination that is popular for decades. Also, do not find a way to eat barbecue, not to soil: a couple of napkins – and forward.
24. Central America
Endless open roads, charming parks such as Badlands and delicious food in Kansas City – just a few of the pearls on the necklace of the Great Plains. Around full of surprises, and some may surprise you more than you expected: Carhenge in Nebraska Corn Palace in South Dakota and Space Museum and stunning Cosmosphere in Kansas. Take a ride on the legendary old roads such as US 50, and you’ll get an unforgettable experience.
Hawaii – a magical place. Where else to find such a small area of tropical rain forests, smoking volcanoes, roaring waterfalls and beautiful beaches? Beautiful hiking trails and opportunities for kayaking in the ancient coastal cliffs, surfing (for pros and beginners), and full of elusive charm of the island: you slowly contemplate the world and enjoy a wonderful meal.
In addition, Hawaii has its own culture, imbued with the Polynesian relaxing atmosphere. Tune in here to spend more time than expected.