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America can be a relatively young nation, but it has a diverse and complex history. Nature and progress coexist to perfection in United States. And so much so that this symbiosis has resulted in spectacular American landmarks and monuments erected by man, a symbol of unbridled progress. From trees and landscapes built in the last century to thousands of years old mythological monuments, there are wonderful places for tourists to visit in America.

Among the famous landmarks in the world, here are some of the most famous landmarks in USA.

1. Cloud Gate, Chicago


The Cloud Gate, known colloquially as the bean, is a sculpture by the artist Anish Kapoor that does not leave one indifferent. Visitors feel irretrievably attracted by this brilliant steel creation of 20 m long by 10 high and 110 tons of weight. Its surface reflects the buildings and the people that surround it. Stand below it and see its bulging, shiny belly, sensational giant mirror.

2. Niagara falls, New York


Along almost one kilometer, the waters of the Niagara River, which connects lakes Erie and Ontario, rush down 50 meters, creating a breathtaking spectacle. The Niagara falls in eastern coast make up, between Canada and the United States, one of the most impressive border lines in the world.

3. Statue of Liberty, New York


Among the American tourist attractions, the colossal Statue of Liberty remain undaunted for more than a hundred years at the port of New York. The statue was given by France to the United States on the occasion of the centenary of its independence. Statue of Liberty stands tall on Liberty Island.

4. Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia


Among the famous landmarks in North America, the home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Park in Pennsylvania takes you back to the times of the founding fathers of USA.

5. Lincoln Memorial, Washington


The Lincoln Memorial remains striking even after you have seen it on endless postcards, book readings to a scene in 'The Simpsons'. The monster statue encompassed by the expressions of the Gettysburg Address is an absolute must visit for any American needing to pay tribute to an extraordinary president.

6. Blue Ridge Parkway


Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in USA and one of the best road trip destinations. You can go on a road trip of 470 miles through the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina to Virginia. You can get incredibly close to the grandiose natural scenery from the comfort of your vehicle. This is one of the best national parks in USA.

7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park


If you are longing for a trip in timeless natural splendor resting in the cabins, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the place for you. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in USA. The immense forest between North Carolina and Tennessee exceeds almost twice as many visits to the second in the top ten, the Grand Canyon of Colorado.

Appalachian Mountains are part of the impressive views of this park, where the Cherokee native Indians used to hunt. The Clingsman Dome observatory is the highest point from which you can enjoy the most spectacular images of the place. Through one of the paths that run through this great forest, you reach Cades Cove, a valley where there are still the wooden huts and churches that populated this place in the 19th century.

Another attraction is the presence of around 1,500 black bears that roam freely in these mountains. The best time to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina is from April to October. The park service charges a camping fee, but the rates are minimal.

8. Gateway Arch, Missouri


Part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, this iconic structure symbolizes the significance of the Westward Expansion of Saint Louis. Be sure to ride on the top for great views of one of the best cities to live in USA and Mississippi.

9. Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Located near Denver on the Colorado Hot Springs Loop, Glenwood Springs is relaxation and adventure in equal measure with a touch of family fun and Old West history. Many visitors seek a relaxing bath in the many hot springs that will leave them refreshed, including the world's largest mineral pool at a glamping resort.

Skiing, whitewater rafting, parachuting and paragliding are popular seasonal activities, which makes it very attractive for outdoor enthusiasts. Meanwhile, families love the affordable attractions that captivate people of different ages. The magnificent summer climate is synonymous with a busy tourist season, while autumn and winter attract travelers who are looking for offers.

Walk to the waterfalls and turquoise lake Hanging Lake or cycle through Glenwood Canyon. Cycle the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path or Rio Grande Trail. Both offers a gentle ride, fabulous views and historic sights to explore while travelling in USA.

10. Grand Canyon, Arizona


The Grand Canyon in Arizona is an exceptional sight which everybody must see once in their lifetime. Among the best states to visit in USA, flying over the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in the North American state of Arizona is perhaps the best option to admire its immensity. The viewpoints that look out to it are an excellent alternative to cover one of the natural wonders of the world from a privileged position.

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11. Antelope, Arizona


One of the places that can most impress those of who travel to the national parks of the western United States is Antelope Canyon. It is a spectacular natural landscape located in northern Arizona, next to the town of Page, a town located on the boundary between northern Arizona and southern Utah.

It is about three hours north of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado and the recreational park of Glen Canyon, which is considered a tribal park for the Navajo Indians, and specifically, on the shores of Lake Powell. The walls of this small canyon in the middle of the Arizona desert are so full of magic and softness, which through the photographs taken by travelers who visit it transmits an impressive beauty.

In this way, it becomes one of the places where the most beautiful snapshots are taken on the west coast of United States. Antelope Canyon is divided into two zones, the upper canyon and the lower canyon. The most visited and most appropriate in order to take pictures is the upper canyon, whose tour lasts an hour and a half.

It is highly recommended to try to make the visit at noon, about 12 o'clock, because it is the moment in which the light enters more deeply in the canyon, causing the most beautiful scenes. The tour involves riding a large SUV that travels a few miles along a very sandy road until you reach the shore of Lake Powell, from where you can access the entrance to Antelope Canyon.

Of course, it is important to avoid the first hours of the day and holidays. Since for the visit there is usually a large influx of tourists that coincide by the narrow canyon, this can make it difficult to take pictures without people in front. To visit this natural enclave you have the option to sign up for a Antelope Canyon Tour from Las Vegas.

12. Valley of Fire, Nevada


Yes, it's really hot here (summer up to 45 ° C) but the complex rock structures of the Valley of Fire are well worth a visit.

13. Lake Mead, Nevada


Between the inaccessible deserts of Arizona and Nevada, Lake Mead is a literal oasis, full of plants and animals that often develop to cope with the regular dryness of swallowing heat and desert life. You can see incredible variety of wildlife present there. Throughout the year, this lake is a tourist attraction and is one of the best destinations for honeymoon. You can do boating, fishing, picnicking, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing or just sitting and sunbathing.

14. Red Rock Canyon, Nevada


Its proximity to Las Vegas makes it a perfect destination for a good excursion. If you do not have time to go to the Grand Canyon then this can be a small-scale substitute destination.

15. Yosemite National Park


Yosemite National Park ranks among the top of the list of national parks in USA. A visit to California's Yosemite National Park is an experience with nature at its most powerful and stunning best. Immense falling cascades meet mammoth sequoia trees and wildlife. With its hanging valleys, innumerable waterfalls, circus lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-valleys, Yosemite National Park, located in central California, shows all forms of granite relief molded by glaciations.

16. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


Among the historical landmarks in California, this suspension bridge connecting San Francisco to Marin County, completed in 1937, is both beautiful and durable. It was made to face winds of more than 100 miles per hour. The pedestrian walk provides unique views of the beautiful Bay Area, one of the best vacation spots in the US.

Taste Clam Chowder in San Francisco, a soup based on potatoes, clams, onions and celery. The best thing is that in a lot of restaurants in USA serve it inside a bread. Rare is also the American restaurant that does not offer hamburgers in its menu. They are usually eaten both in shabby food trucks and in luxury restaurants and the hamburger is undoubtedly the most characteristic dish in the United States.

17. Yellowstone National Park


The feats of the Yogi Bear made the Yellowstone National Park famous. But the truth is that there are so many natural attractions you have that you would not have needed. Here grizzly bears live with black bears, coyotes with wolves and moose and bison with deer, among other species.

But here, too, there are rivers for whitewater rafting, lakes, lush forests, canyons and hundreds of waterfalls dotting this natural space distributed between the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

18. Glacier Bay Basin, Alaska


Alaska is among the 10 most beautiful places in the world that actually exist. The descent of the glaciers from the snowy peaks to the bay of the glaciers creates one of the best landscapes in the world to observe the creation of icebergs. The most famous glacier in the Glacier Bay Basin located on the Pacific Ocean coast of Alaska, is the Muir Glacier, 3 kilometers long and 80 meters thick. Until 1750 the bay was a huge glacier. Alaska is another of the best place to spend Christmas in US and is also one of the best place to visit in December.
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2 comments:

  1. Great suggestions. I wish there were some photos.

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  2. I hope to visit all of these eventually, especially the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge and Statue of Liberty! I've been to Lincoln Memorial, Independence Park, Niagara Falls and through the Great Smokey Mountains!

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