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From the towering tip of the Empire State Building in New York City to the dips and dunes of California's Death Valley, the USA is a land of extremes. Don't miss the country's splendid cities and monuments—San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Miami's sun-washed streets, New Orleans' Creole accents—or the expansive national parks that welcome visitors all across the country. Guided private and small-group tours will help you take in everything you most want to explore, from sea to shining sea. Head west from the Great Smoky Mountains to see the dramatic landscapes of Denali National Park; watch native grizzlies and eagles in Yellowstone; and climb to the stars up a mountain in Yosemite. Delight in a helicopter ride over the incomparable Grand Canyon. Head down the East Coast from Maine to Florida, with stops to tour Niagara Falls, visit the quaint colonial towns of New England, and check out the booming city of Nashville. Take a West Coast trip to soak up the laid-back vibes of San Francisco on a boat, walking, or bike tour; or explore funky desert communities and art in the Southwest. Finally, head out to Hawaii and Alaska for unbeatable hiking, biking, and great outdoor adventure tours, like an early-morning hike to a volcano or a cruise through Prince William Sound, and get your fill of these areas' stunning beauty.

Top 15 attractions in USA

Downtown Nashville

Music City’s lively downtown doesn’t disappoint. Nashville’s entertainment hub is home to a who’s who of restaurants, hotels, and cultural hot spots, including the Frist Art Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. After dark, live music takes over the bars of Honky Tonk Highway.More

Halona Blowhole

Once visitors are aware that hālona means “lookout” in Hawaiian, it becomes quite clear what the Halona Blowhole is about: views, Pacific Ocean and blowhole! The Halona Blowhole is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on O’ahu Island; the more than 1,000-year-old geyser-like rock formation is characterized by a hole which propels incoming surf in a narrow, molten lava tube, shooting sea spray high into the air as a result - sometimes up to 30 feet. This is mostly a summery phenomenon but wintertime also has a big ticket item drawing visitors: humpback whales. The lookout point offers unobstructed views of the O’ahu shoreline as well as glimpses of Lanai and Moloka'I Islands on clear days.The coast is home to a special type of coral that requires very little light to live, the Sinularia Leather Coral, where it is possible to find various species like echinoderms, slugs, corals, and eels. And although the marine life is quite plentiful and fascinating, divers should proceed with caution because of the strong and sometimes erratic currents, including the colloquially named Moloka'i Express, which can drag divers out to sea without warning. Visitors should know that below the hālona is one of the most dangerous ocean currents in the world, and should always proceed with care.More

Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library was founded in the mid-19th century and serves millions of Bostonians annually. This sizable public library is the second largest in the US—next to the Library of Congress—and its original Copley Square branch includes two landmark buildings, the Bates Hall reading room, and cafés where you can grab a pick-me-up.More

Coastal Discovery Museum

Explore the cultural heritage and natural history of the Lowcountry ecosystem and Hilton Head Island at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Located on the historic Honey Horn Plantation, the museum features indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as guided walks and tours, offering a fun and educational day for visitors of all ages.More

The Dakota Apartments

One of Manhattan’s most storied—and macabre—buildings, the Dakota has pride of place on Central Park West. The architectural icon of the Upper West Side was a stand-in for the fictional Bramford in the horror film Rosemary’s Baby; it’s also where John Lennon was shot in 1980.More

One World Observatory

Admire New York City from on high at the One World Observatory, the 100th-floor viewing deck which you’ll reach in just 47 seconds view high-speed elevator. On the ride up, impressive time-lapse technology showcases the city’s transformation from the 1500s to the present in immersive floor-to-ceiling screens. At the top, enjoy panoramic views of the city’s waterways, iconic skyline, and renowned landmarks.More

Flagler College

With its red-tiled roofs and wide landscaped lawns, the campus of Flager College features some of the most beautiful Spanish Renaissance architecture in the country. It is routinely named one of the most beautiful universities in the United States, which makes sense given that it was converted into a school from a former resort.The Ponce de Leon luxury hotel (now the college) was first built in 1888. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was one of the first buildings to granted electricity by General Electric. Often sunny, Flagler College is also a remarkably pleasant place to stroll through. Its brick archways, gleaming fountains, and tall palm trees are reminiscent of southern Spain.Luxurious details such as Tiffany stained glass windows and painted murals now adorn campus facilities such as dining halls, but that doesn’t make them any less beautiful to behold. Don’t miss the original lobby complete with an elegant 68-foot domed ceiling.More

The Narrows

One of Zion National Park’s most famous hikes, The Narrows are the narrowest section of Zion Canyon, with sandstone walls reaching 1,000 feet (305 meters) high and sometimes 20 feet (6 meters) across. The Virgin River flows underfoot for most of this adventurous trek—be prepared to get wet.More

Hell's Revenge Trail

Experience one of nature’s roller coaster rides, Hell’s Revenge Trail. Set in a desert canyon outside of Moab, the off-roading track crawls over slick rocks, along cliff faces, and up and down near-vertical terrain. Between rock-crawling adventures, stop to take in views stretching from Arches National Park to La Sal Mountains.More

Chicago Riverwalk

Connecting Lake Michigan to downtown, the Chicago Riverwalk is an open-air pedestrian-friendly walkway that runs along the Chicago River. Composed of six main sections, the Riverwalk is a main hub for entertainment. Head to the Marina Plaza section for restaurants, outdoor seating, and boat access. Take a stroll through a series of piers and floating wetland gardens at the Riverbank, or head to the Water Plaza where the kids can splash in water fountains.More

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

The Salem Witch Trials Memorial preserves a moment in history, when 17th-century residents of colonial Massachusetts tried and executed women and men accused of witchcraft. The site, a small grassy area surrounded by stone walls and locust trees, is just one of the many witchcraft hysteria attractions in the historical town of Salem.More

Nashville Riverfront Park

Nashville’s Riverfront Park was built in the early 1980s on the site where the area’s first settlers founded the city back in 1780. Today the sprawling green enclave on the banks of the Cumberland River is home to several attractions, including Fort Nashborough, Bicentennial Park, and the Ascend Amphitheater.More

Sandy Beach Park

When U.S. President Barack Obama shared that Sandy’s was his favorite Oahu beach early in his presidency, it went from a popular locals’ beach to just plain popular. This public stretch of white sand just north of the extinct Koko Head Crater is no languid oasis, however; it’s one of Oahu’s best—and most intense—spots for bodyboarding and bodysurfing. A fierce shore break best suited for experienced surfers sometimes wells into powerful barrels that can pummel riders trying to catch a wave.The spot is often coupled with a visit to the neighboring Halona Blowhole, a lookout point where waves regularly blow spray up through eroded crevices in the lava rock. And when the wind kicks up, it’s not uncommon to see families flying kites on the spacious lawn fronting the sand.More

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

Located at the nation’s oldest port, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time by exploring the active lighthouse and various educational exhibits. The black-and-white striped, red-topped lighthouse, built in 1874, welcomes guests to climb up for sweeping views of the Florida coast.More

New York Harbor

One of the largest natural harbors in the world, New York Harbor is the gateway to Manhattan. It’s also a scenic spot to explore and a must for first-time visitors to New York City, with photo ops aplenty along its walking trails, bridges, and piers.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in USA

Great tour!!
Becky_L, Mar 2023
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Definitely recommend doing this instead of trying to see the city on your own .
wonderful tour in a winter wonderland
Richard_A, Mar 2023
Sunset 4-Hour Grand Teton Wildlife Adventure
we got to see moose, elks, big horned sheep, an eagle, some grouses, a beaver and a coyote.
Relaxing boat trip
Kazue_T, Mar 2023
Whale Watching
We were able to see dolphins and whales - mom and pup.
Fun tour of Central Park!
Jenna_B, Mar 2023
Central Park Pedicab Guided Tours
A great way to see Central Park, especially if you need a break from walking!!
Speakeasy Tour
Heather_M, Mar 2023
Skip the Line NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour Ticket
3 Speakeasy's to visit.
Driver and guide were friendly
Patricia_H, Mar 2023
Miami to Key West Day Trip with Activity Options
With my uncle and my cousin we were back to visit the Key after 25 year.
To see History and music...
Brigitta_D, Mar 2023
Memphis Discovery Tour
To see History and music is there!!
Greg_B, Mar 2023
Big Island Zipline Over KoleKole Falls
Going over the waterfalls was exhilarating and we liked how they started you out on shorter runs before moving up to the longer ones.
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When to visit

Spanning deserts, high peaks, and tropical islands, the US draws visitors in every season. July 4th celebrations kick off with parades, fireworks, and barbecues country-wide, while hot summer weather brings crowds to music festivals and state fairs from Ohio to Arizona. Starting in September, fall means bright-colored leaves in many forests, as well as milder weather that’s ideal for exploring before the snow falls.

People Also Ask

What activities can you do in the USA?

The USA is a huge country—the world’s fourth largest. It contains mountains, deserts, plains, forests, and many cities. You can do almost anything you’d like. Experience history in Washington, DC, nightlife in New York, beaches in Southern California, and so many national parks covering all sorts of beautiful terrain.

What are cultural activities in the USA?

The USA is a big country with many cultures and cultural activities. Experience everything from feasting on dim sum in NYC to seeing a ball game in Chicago to attending a buffalo roundup in Wyoming to celebrity spotting in Hollywood to participating in Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

How many countries are in the USA?

The United States of America is one country with 50 states (each with its own capital) and one district, Washington DC. The USA claims 14 global territories, including Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

What is the most famous place in the USA?

Many people consider the most famous place in the US to be New York City, the country’s largest city. It’s home to some 8.5 million people, Broadway shows, world-class restaurants, and skyscrapers galore. Another contender is Hollywood, the world’s show-business capital and home to the glamour of American film.

What is the USA famous for?

Many will say the USA is famous for its film and TV contributions, concentrated around Hollywood. Others will say the USA is famous for New York City, home to Broadway and the Statue of Liberty. Still, others might say the USA is famous for being the leader of the free world.

What should I do for my first time in America?

What to do on your first visit to America depends on your interests—the vast country is nearly 4 million square miles. You could see world-class theater in New York; stroll the beaches of Southern California; go mountaineering in Colorado; see the Great Lakes in Chicago; or hit some national parks.


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