Having a vacation in the US could be a dream come true. Most of us know the United States of America as the best country in the world due to its economy and military power but no one talks about their vacation spots. That would be our concentration today, we will like to know all the finest places you can spend and enjoy your time, whether you’re a US resident/citizen or a visitor from abroad.
The United States of America is a big country with a huge population and landmass. Depending on your interest, family size, and reasons, we have outlined so many vacation destinations you can choose from in this list. This list will go with their locations which includes the states they’re located in.
Top 10 vacation spots in the US for families and couples
1. San Francisco
Located in California, this city is always known for its wonderful nature and cultural attractions. The weather is always a pleasant one, a beautiful steep rolling hills and it’s also cool during the summers. What do you get to enjoy in this beautiful city? well, you get the opportunity to see and witness the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz island where the famous maximum-security federal prison is located, the San Francisco Museum of modern art, and many more.
2. Las Vegas
This is one of the most popular cities in the state of Nevada, US. When it comes to entertainment and beauty, no other city comes close to Las Vegas. You will get to enjoy the famous Fremont Street, the Strip (filled with resort hotels and casinos), Venetian Hotel and Gondola Rides, and the Bellagio Resort and Fountain Show. You would definitely enjoy your stay in this lovely city.
3. New Orleans
Everything is “New” in the New Orleans. This beautiful city in Louisiana state is filled with great cultural heritage; such as distinctive music, special dialects, and a huge celebration of annual festivals. One of the notable things about this city is the French Quarter where you find the French architectural buildings, Cajun and Creole cuisine, and jazz music.
4. Los Angeles
This is the largest city in California and the second-largest in the United States. When it comes to entertainment, Hollywood, Pop culture, and so on, this is the place to visit. What are remarkable places to visit in this city? we have the following;
a. Disneyland Park: If you want to see your amazing Disney animated movies come to live, then this is the amusement park to visit.
b. Los Angeles County Museum of Art: One of the best museums to visit in the city and in the United States.
c. Universal Studios Hollywood: This has grown from a film studio to an amusement park and it’s definitely worth your time if you’re a movie lover.
d. Hollywood Sign: Have you seen the Hollywood sign that has been popular all over the internet, well this is your time to take a look.
e. Griffith Park: Do you love hiking and mountains? come have a taste of it at Griffith Park.
This is one of the best beach vacation spots in the US. A beautiful city in southeastern Florida with cool beaches all over. When it comes to places to go or visit in Miami, we have the following;
a. Miami Beach: This is one of the famous places in this city, an island with a quiet neighborhood that can be accessed from the mainland through a series of bridges.
b. South Beach: Another great beach close to Miami beach. Full of nightlife, eateries, outdoor cafes, and much more.
c. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: Don’t forget to visit this National Historic Landmark which comprises 32 decorated rooms.
d. Perez Art Museum: This is another popular museum in the city, it is filled with international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
6. The Grand Canyon
Many of us love nature, and this area is filled with rocks which is a great place to feed your eyes with the endless stony areas. The Grand Canyon is found in the state of Arizona, and many visitors troop in to see how the rocks are layered on each other for millions of years. It’s a great view and experience, that’s why we added it to our list of best vacation spots in the US.
We all know this is the Capital of the United States of America, but there are still many Tourist Attractions to visit. Being the capital, you’re bound to see mostly political structures and memorials, let’s get to see some of the places to visit in Washington D.C from the list below.
a. The Lincoln Memorial: The United States couldn’t forget one of its greatest leaders Abraham Lincoln, though the 16th president but one of the most influential. They built a structure with a statue inside which was officially opened on 30th May 1922. This has attracted many visitors far and near, and it will definitely be a place of interest for you.
b. The White House: Of course, the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States can be found in this city. Many Hollywood movies have based their story on the White house.
c. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: John Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. As his predecessor Abraham Lincoln have his own memorial building, it wasn’t the same for John, instead, he got a center for performing arts. This has been a great tourist attraction for visitors since it was built in 1971.
d. International Spy Museum: This is not a government-owned museum but a private one that is focused on history, tradecraft, and every other related stuff on espionage. Things that can be seen here can be likened to 007 James Bond spy movies.
We take you all the way to the U.S. state of Illinois in the city of Chicago. What makes this place attractive could be worth taking note of. With a high population density, it is a global center for industry, technology, commerce, and transportation. Let’s get to see the tourist attractions and places to visit in Chicago.
a. Museum of Science and Industry: Very nice science museum with great features. It was founded in 1933 and visitors are allowed to touch the exhibits.
b. Buckingham Fountain: Watching the water show at this fountain could be one of the best things you can see. It was built in 1927, nearly 100 years ago, and is one of the largest fountains in the world. It shoots 15,000 gallons of water through nearly 200 nozzles each minute.
c. Field Museum of Natural History: This museum would definitely add spices to your tour, it houses about 20 million biological artifacts and specimens of geology, botany, zoology, and anthropology.
d. Lincoln Park: You can’t be in Chicago and forget to visit this amazing park. Located alongside the edge of Lake Michigan and with a vast area of 8.21 km², this park is home to Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
9. Utah National Parks
I call it the land of mountains and hills. This park contains the Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National park. If you like hiking or mountains, then consider this the best place to visit. Among all the 5 parks on this list, Zion National park stands tall.
10. Yosemite National Park
Again, this is another favorite place for hiking and nature lovers. Unlink Utah, this comes with waterfalls and giant sequoia trees. The notable thing about Yosemite National Park is the Bridalveil Fall, granite cliffs of El Capitan, and Half Dome. There’s also a museum in this park, known as Yosemite Museum, other things you can find are shops, restaurants, and lodging.
With the above list of our best vacation spots in the US, we believe you will make a nice choice from them. Remember to share with friends.