The USA is one of the most diverse countries in the world, and that extends to the sights on offer and the incredible experiences. From stunning coastlines to some of the most iconic cities in the world, finding the best of America can be a hard job to tackle. If you’re looking for a vacation that will be the ultimate in American experiences, then here are some of the destinations that you should be looking at. While everyone has their own idea of ‘what America is’, these are some of the most iconic and American destinations that will make you appreciate the red white and blue.
The Grand Canyon
Inspirational and iconic, everyone should take the time to visit the Grand Canyon. The views alone are worth it, but there are lots of activities to choose from as well. You could do some white water rafting, go for a hike, splash out on a helicopter ride over the canyon itself, go camping, or even ride a Grand Canyon train. If the thought of some of the best views in the world isn’t enough, there’s plenty to do at the Grand Canyon besides being awestruck.
The Empire State Building
New York is the epitome of the great American city. Certainly, there are other amazing cities to visit in the US, but none of them are quite as iconic as the Big Apple. Of course, there’s a lot to do see and do in NYC, but no trip will be complete without a visit to the Empire State. Head to the 102nd-floor observatory and get a snapshot of one of the best cities on the planet while standing on the most photographed building in the States.
Experience Cowboy Life
Is there anything more American than living like a cowboy? The colorful characters of yesteryear are an amazing mix of inspiring heroes, evil villains, and those that simply wanted to live on their own terms. You can do the same by booking a cowboy vacation. You’re certainly spoiled for choice, and there are plenty of ways to get that sense of going back to a simpler time. Head to Utah for a Bryce Canyon Horseback Tour and a chance to live life (even for a short time) far away from the stress of daily modern life.
America was built by rebels. And what’s more rebellious than the worst of the country’s criminal element? No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the iconic Alcatraz island. The famous prison is the ideal blend of creepy and educational, and it’s hard not to feel a little claustrophobic as you walk through the halls that were once home to some of the most notorious criminals in America. You can get a real sense of what life was like for both prisoners and guards on The Rock. If you get the chance, check out the hospital facilities for a bit of nightmare fuel.
You can never run out of places to see and things to do in the US. Don’t stick to the same old vacation. Start planning an adventure that captures the spirit of America and the freedom that is such an integral part of the best country in the world.