For many travellers, the United States is sadly often overlooked in favour of Southeast Asia or Europe. But this country has plenty to offer, and with stunning scenery, exciting cities and even small-town charm, it’s an excellent place to visit for people of all ages.
There are many different ways that you can travel throughout the United States. If you book in advance you can often find domestic flights for under $100, and then there are buses and tours available too. Because the country is so massive, it can often be worth getting a flight, although you should definitely book your airport transfers in advance- particularly if you’re visiting a large city like New York or Chicago.
Here are just some reasons why you should visit the United States for your next vacation:
The City Life is Outstanding
Whether you decide to party away your worries in Las Vegas, play tourist in New York or eat your way through Chicago, the United States has some of the most famous cities in the world and it’s likely that you’ve seen a number of them on some of your favourite movies.
There’s always something to do in these cities, and the diversity, nightlife and tourist hotspots mean that when you’re choosing a few cities to visit on your trip, you really can’t go wrong.
It’s Perfect for a Road Trip
While you’re probably not going to want to drive the entire time you’re in the United States (especially if you can find some of those inexpensive domestic flights) the cheap price of gas (compared to countries like Australia and New Zealand) and competitive prices for car rentals make it the perfect place to take a road trip. Whether you want to head across the country, down one of the coasts or just make it up as you go along, the United States is a great place to see by car.
The History is Excellent
If you want to learn more about the history of the United States, head to places like Savannah, Salem, or wander through the many museums in places like Washington DC and New York. There’s so much to learn about the history here, and you’ll find that it’s often delivered in a fun and exciting way- with dress up opportunities in New Orleans and Cowboy shows throughout Texas.
The Scenery is Magnificent
Few other countries have the incredible vistas of the United States. From the beauty of the beach in places like Southern Florida and Hawaii, the incredible Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, if you like the outdoors you can’t go wrong here. The Untied States has some of the best hiking in the world, so if you like to spend some time in nature just be sure to pack appropriately and leave your hiking plans with a park ranger so you can be safe. Don’t forget to take your camera!