America is one of the most beautiful countries to explore.
From coast to coast, there’s amazement around every corner. Whether you prefer the tranquility of the ocean or the serenity of the mountains, there are plenty of mesmerizing locations for all to see.
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Ready to go on an American adventure? You have many choices when planning your excursion. You can see this great land by boat, airplane, train, car or even bus. Yes, getting to the destination can be just as exciting as the destination itself.
Choose Your Method of Transport
If you’ve always dreamed of taking an epic road trip, then driving is the best way to see the sights. If you don’t want to take your own car, there are many rental car companies that offer great weekly and monthly rates for those who love to drive. There’s nothing better than turning the radio up and rolling the windows down. It provides the chance to see things that you never would if you travel by plane.
That said, if you’d rather have more time to spend exploring your destination, taking an airplane will cut your travel time significantly. If flying is your preferred way to travel, there are some great airlines that offer amazing discounts. Plus, if you’re willing to fly late at night or early in the morning, you can get tickets really reasonably.
Booking domestic flights in the US is easy. The main airlines in this country are:
- American Airlines
- Alaska Airways
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Jet Blue
However, the big carriers are United, Delta and American Airlines. They pretty much fly anywhere in the country. Southwest tends to deal in the southwestern portion of the country and also in the mid-west. Frontier and Allegiant are discount airlines that offer fares that start as low as $29. They only fly into specific locations, but do travel from one side of the country to another.
If you prefer to do your trip the old-fashioned way, then you may want to take a train. Amtrack has over 500 destinations in both the United States and Canada. They give military professionals a 10 percent discount, as well as a discount if you book seven days in advance. In many cases, it is cheaper than flying, but it takes longer to get there. You can reserve a private cabin or just a regular seat; the choice is yours.
Finally, the other way to see the country is by bus. Greyhound is one of the most respected travel authorities around. They offer low fares and the ability to see the sights at a discounted rate. They have 2,700 bus stations around the country, so chances are they can get you to a destination you love. Getting from the east coast to the west will take about 60 hours on a bus. The great part is that someone else is doing the driving and you still get to see the amazing views.
Attractions to Explore
There are many famous areas that attract tourists from around the world. Among the most popular are Las Vegas, New York City, the Grand Canyon, New Orleans and Hawaii. Though this list is not comprehensive, it certainly showcases the beauty that lies within these borders.
Choosing your location will depend on what your passions are. Those who want adventure may look to Las Vegas or NYC to explore. Those who want nature and tranquility may choose Hawaii or the Grand Canyon.
Vegas is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the USA. Knowing for the “Miracle Mile” famous strip, Las Vegas is filled with shows, gambling, and the fast life. It has amazing ambiance and something for everyone. It is best to fly here, as the long and boring stretches of desert highway can be overwhelming. Also, it has temperatures that exceed 110 degrees, so make sure to go in the fall and winter when temperatures are more bearable.
New York City
Dubbed the “city that never sleeps” NYC has a large variety of activities to choose from. It is the fashion capital of the country, as well as where many shows and movies are produced. Times Square is a famous attraction, as well as Central Park. There are amazing restaurants, and of course, the Broadway theater district is a huge hit. NYC is known for having something great year round. The city gets huge snowstorms in the winter and seasonally pleasant weather at the other times of the year, so plan accordingly.
The Grand Canyon
This national park is located at the tip of Arizona. The summer temperatures here can be scorching, with highs reaching over 120 degrees. Take a ride down to the bottom of the canyon on a camel or horse. Hear your voice echo as you call out into the atmosphere. Experience the simple life and the Native American culture that dwells near this part of the country.
Often called “the big easy,” New Orleans is home to Mardi Gras. Stroll the ancient streets and hear a jazz band, all while enjoying the festive feeling of this city. This French settled city is home to some of the greatest seafood in the world. At the lowest sea level in the US, the beaches of this area are known for great fishing. Most people come here during February for the famous Mardi Gras celebrations. However, the best time to come is in the fall or winter months when the temperature cools a bit.
Hawaii is a tropical paradise – a string of lush islands that welcome all who enter. It is home to many volcanoes, both active and inactive. There are numerous beaches, some with stunning black sand. It is one of the best places to surf due to the high waves from the gravitational pull. The natives are friendly and welcoming, making it one of the most heavenly places on earth.
Any time is a great time to visit Hawaii. This utopia is known for its seasonal temperatures between 70-80 degrees year round. Domestic flights in the US can get you there quickly.
Explore the Amber Waves of Grain or Mountain Ranges
While these are just a few of the popular vacation destinations in the USA, there are many more places to explore. Taking a vacation in the USA is life changing, even if you’ve lived in the country your entire life. Why not see what your country has to offer?