The United States is made up of so many interesting and diverse locations that it really can be difficult to decide where to go. There are big cities, rural areas, mountains, deserts, forests, beaches. There is pretty much every environment you can think of and the culture can even differ from city to city. There is something for everyone whether you love art museums, national parks, amusement parks or love seeing historical sites. You can really have a great time.

Grand Canyon

To say that this canyon is “grand” really does not even do it justice. It is one thing to see this beauty in photos, but it really is amazing in person. Its rivers have a total length of 277 miles and parts of the canyon run as deep as a whole mile. The grand canyon is a result of 6 million years of erosion from the Colorado River and has been a go-to destination for hundreds of years.

Just keep in mind that the Grand Canyon can be very crowded. If you are seeking a more secluded escape, you can go to the North Rim of the grand canyon. That’s where the hardcore hikers and campers tend to hang out and it is usually less crowded.

Washington D.C.

This is the capital of the U.S, so it couldn’t be left off the list. You get to see plenty of great historical sites like the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and plenty more. It is also within close driving distance of Virginia, so you can see George Washington’s former estate. It is a history buff’s dream. It also has some of the most amazing museums in the world like the Smithsonian Art Museum.

New York City

When people think of America, New York City is often the first place to come to mind. It is just such an iconic city and is a must-see travel destination for Americans and foreigners alike.  This place is known for iconic landmarks like the Statue and Liberty and the Empire State building. There is also every type of restaurant you can imagine. There are foods from every culture and plenty of museums for you to go to. It really embodies the true purpose of a city, to have everything you need in one place.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is another city with some deep history. Both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed in the city. The city is now known for its amazing cuisine including, but not limited to its cheesesteak sandwiches. It also is the home of the 2018 NFL Superbowl Champs, the Philadelphia Eagles.

San Francisco

Come to San Francisco and see the beautiful Golden Gate bridge, enjoy world-class cuisine, wines or enjoy a ride on the cable car. This city takes some of the excitement of the big city and mixes it with the charm of a small city. It is a compact city with lots to do and see.

New Orleans

This city is a melting pot of influences with amazing European style architecture, flavor-packed creole cuisine and all types of music. It is especially great if you can make it to the Mardi Gras festival.

Orlando

Yes, there are plenty of things to do in Orlando, Florida. However, this place is a theme park paradise. If you want to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World, see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios or see some sea life at Sea World, then you are in luck. There is also the new edition of Lego World as well. The commercial drive can be a little hectic at times though and be careful so you don’t get into a traffic accident.