The United States has a lot to offer for tourists, so when comes the time to select which cities to include in a travel plan to enjoy a vacation in the Uncle Sam’s land, it can be a overwhelming task. In this article, we want to help to plan a trip of a lifetime to the States giving you the 5 best cities to visit in the United States, places that due to their cultural importance, culinary offerings, diversity, entertainment and attractions are a must-visit for travelers that want to make the most of their visit to this US.
1. New York
This one is a no-brainer: if you are visiting the United States, you have to go to NYC! This city is an incredible mix of cultures, art, fashion, skyscrapers and monuments, that has something to offer to every traveler: the foodies will be able to enjoy NYC’s iconic dishes, like hot dogs, burgers, NYC style pizza, pastrami sandwiches, cronuts, banana pudding, etc; meanwhile the architecture and art lovers can assist to a Broadway show or a street performance, visit the MoMA, the Guggenheim, or the Met museums, and go to world-famous buildings and monuments; such as, the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the Statue of Liberty, the One World Trade Center, and many more. Nature lovers are definitely covered in the Big Apple with the beautiful and massive Central Park, and the smallest but just as breathtaking Riverside and Bryant parks.
2. Los Angeles
The sunny city when the Hollywood stars are born is one of those destinations that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Just to give you an example of some of the many things you can do in a day in LA, you can start enjoying some great tacos at Grand Central Market, then head to a walk through the picturesque Venice Boardwalk and go to the Hotel Erwin’s rooftop to have a 360° view of the city. Continue your LA exploration going to take a picture alongside your favorite movie star’ monument on the Hollywood’s walk of fame, and then have a picnic with the ocean as a background at the Getty Center and finish with and elevated view of Downtown and beyond at the city hall.
3. Washington D.C
Beyond politics, the US capital has a lot of history, culture and fun to offer: from the mandatory visits to historical buildings and monuments like the White House, the Capitol, the memorials at the spectacular Memorial Mall, to the fantastic art and science exhibitions at the Smithsonian Museum, the National Air and Space Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, and the vibrant gastronomic and sports culture, the American capital is packed with lots of fun for tourists.
4. Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the city where light bulbs and glitter light up more than the sun, and the gambles come and go to the sound of slot machines. But there is more than casinos and flashy burlesque shows in Vegas: if you visit in December, you can experience a true cowboy experience with the National Rodeo Finals, get to know some of the American crime history at the fascinating Mob Museum, drive the best cars in the world at the Exotics Racing, and even enjoy a mind-blowing desertic experience going on a hike to the Red Rock Canyon. No matter what you want, Las Vegas has it.
If you have kids (or you are a kid at heart) Orlando is your place to go! This city’s main attraction are the theme parks like Universal Studios, Legoland and Walt Disney World, making Orlando the perfect city for an unforgettable family vacation. But not everything is fantasy and cartoon attractions, in Orlando you can also taste some fabulous meals from a wide variety of restaurants and enjoy a vibrant night scene.
The United States has the most diverse touristic destinations in the world, and these 5 cities are just a sneak peek of what tourists can see in this country. We hope that this top 5 may be helpful to planning your trip to America, and if you are next to buying tickets and you’re from an eligible ESTA country, we can help you getting yours! Just click here to start.