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Travelling to the United States can be a real challenge, mostly because there are just so many places to visit. That is always bound to happen when you have one nation made up of 50 states and several territories. So to make life a little easier for you, we are going to take a look at a selection of US states and their offerings. Your trip to the US might need to focus on one city, but one of the joys of the US is that travel within states is relatively cheap and easy.
We are going to start with the Sunshine State at the bottom of the east coast of the US. Florida is one of the most popular destinations for international tourists to visit and one of the leading reasons for that is that it is home to the world’s favourite theme parks in Disney World and Universal Studios amongst others. These two attractions are just a small sample of the best things to do in Orlando, but you will be kicking yourself if you don’t spend a significant amount of time enjoying the rides and all these parks have to offer. For example, every evening the various Disney World sites have fireworks performances set to music which will turn the magic of your holiday up to eleven.
Orlando is far from the only place worth visiting when it comes to tourism in Florida, though it does welcome 48 million people per year. There are several major cities that you can pay a visit to and have an incredible time. To the south of Orlando there is Miami; a place that has become synonymous with the beach life thanks to Miami Beach where the great and the good come for their holidays. If you head further south from Miami you will come to the Everglades National Park, an icon of natural beauty tourism. Here you will be able to head out into the tropical wetlands to see the only place on Earth where crocodiles and alligators coexist.
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Chances are, if you have considered going to the United States then New York has featured pretty highly on your to-do list. The most popular tourist destination in the US is New York and for good reason. There are so many things to see and do in this state that you’ll be pleased that its capital is the city that never sleeps. It only makes sense to start with NYC and move outwards from there. The central hub of New York is the place to be for people looking to catch a show on Broadway or experience the manic lifestyle of New York living. Manhattan and co have some of the most iconic locations the world has ever known such as the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and the beautiful memorial to the World Trade Centre tragedy. These are just some of the places that you will want to visit and for such a broad range of reasons, the latter to pay your respects and see what New Yorker can do when they come together.
Upstate there is one of the natural beauties of the world, Niagara Falls. Sat on the border of the US and Canada, you can reach this stunning waterfall by road from New York City via Buffalo and you will not be disappointed. Niagara has kept tourists in awe for many years as they travel on the Maid of the Mist, walk across the bridge into Canada, or just stand and admire the roar of the water.
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The final state that we are going to recommend is on the opposite side of the previous two ideas, at the bottom of the west coast. California is the third largest state in the US and promises to be one of the greatest trips you’ve ever had if you choose to go there. Towards the top of the Golden State you have San Francisco. This counterculture city is the location of one of the greatest feats of human engineering ever assembled, the Golden Gate Bridge. Stretching out across the Golden Strait, this bridge is available for you to walk, cycle, or drive across and the other side promises incredible views of San Francisco.
Further south in California you will find Los Angeles, a place so wrapped up in American culture that it is often the first place many people think of when they consider the US. The reason for that is that LA is the home of Hollywood and a visit to the city of angels isn’t complete without a walk down Hollywood Boulevard. That is the place the stars come to receive their star on the walk of fame, sat at the bottom of Beverly Hills that you can tour around, and all in the shadow of the 45-foot lettering of the infamous Hollywood sign.