With its historic landmarks, world-class cities, and central presence on the world stage, the United States is the most popular tourist destination on the planet. Every year, some 65 million people travel to the United States, spending upwards of $125 billion. The U.S. is the third-largest country in the world by population and area and has the largest economy in the world. It offers an endless array of things to do, places to see, restaurants to try, and hotels to stay at. No single list can claim to be comprehensive, but this United States travel guide will give prospective visitors a brief rundown of some of the country's must-sees.
As one of the largest and most dynamic countries on Earth, the United States offers visitors an incredibly diverse range of experiences. Travelers can visit the United States and have wildly different experiences.
Things Not to Miss in the United States
• The National Mall, in Washington D.C., where you can see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. A short walk away is the White House, home of the President.
• The Grand Canyon, in Arizona, is one of the most breathtaking geological formations on the planet. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep.
• The U.S. has many fun amusement parks, the most famous of which is Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida.
• Want to try your luck at the most glamorous casinos in the world? Then hit up Las Vegas, the “Gambling Capital of the World.”
• Visit the 9-11 Memorial, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty in America's greatest city—New York.
• Explore the great outdoors at one of the many national parks in the United States. Yellowstone, Denali, and Acadia are highly recommended.
When to Go to the United States
With its enormous size and geographic variety, the United States is home to most types of climates, so you can visit year-round and have many things to do. Arrange your United States travel plans according to what you want to do: if you're looking to lounge on the beaches of Florida, California, or Hawaii, go during the summer months; if skiing is what you're after, head to Colorado or Vermont during the winter.
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