By they time we’ve hit a certain age, most people have visited Europe, Southeast Asia or Central America. Sadly, though, when non-Americans have visited the United States it’s often only to Los Angeles on a stopover to see Hollywood and Disneyland, and they haven’t seen much else.
This is a mistake, as the United States is a huge country with something for everything-
whether you like big cities, small towns, getting outdoors, road trips, or eating your way through the country.
While there are many ways you can travel through the states, it’s important to remember that unless you have a decent chunk of time, a road trip can sound great in theory but can mean being stuck on a highway for days at a time. One good option is to fly between states and use airport transfers to get yourself from the airport to your accommodation and back again without the drama of getting lost, fighting for a taxi or needing to navigate the local public transport system.
Here are a few reasons why the USA is the perfect choice for your next trip:
Big City Life
The United States is one of the few countries where you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Head to Vegas and you’ll immediately be thinking of The Hangover, while New York conjures up memories of Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, along with numerous movies (it seems like there’s a new one filming every week).
If you’re the type of person who likes to never be bored, the cities in the United States will give you everything you need. The nightlife, diversity, and many different tourist spots like the museums, Statue of Liberty, Walk of Fame, etc will mean you’ll always have something to do.
Plenty of History
Sure, the Untied States doesn’t quite have the history of Europe, but for visitors from places like Australia and New Zealand, it still has quite a fascinating history. Learn the real story of Thanksgiving, the trials of the Salem Witches, how the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and the casualties of the Civil War. There are examples of this history throughout the country, and you’ll find plenty of volunteers in tourist towns and museums that would love to answer all of your questions.
Because the United States is so big, you’ll be able to see plenty of different vistas on one trip. Visiting in winter will mean you can ski in Colorado, swim in the sea in Florida and ride rollercoasters in LA. With Niagara Falls just a drive from New York City, and the Grand Canyon either a drive or helicopter ride from Las Vegas, many of the most famous attractions are relatively easy to get to. Of course, if you want to get off the beaten path you can also spend some time hiking, and the United States is an excellent place to visit if you like the idea of taking off with nothing but a backpack and a map.