America is a huge country with so many cultures in several different states.
Texas is the same size as most of Europe, so you’re guaranteed to see a variety of sites, traditions, and cultures in that state alone.
Whether you’re a citizen or a visitor, you won’t get to see everything the land of the free has to offer before you die, so here are the best of the best destinations to add to your bucket list. Travel epically!
Regardless of current affairs, the nation’s capital is a city that everyone should visit.
For American history enthusiasts, this is the best place to take it in, especially if you only have a limited vacation time. From the monuments and memorials to the many significant buildings and points of interest, you can see them all when you take D.C’s comprehensive, narrated, sightseeing tour: the Old Town Trolley Tour.
The best place to visit in the area is the Lincoln Memorial. Not only are you left in awe over the size of a marble Abraham Lincoln, but the view from the top of the steps over the Reflecting Pool, which mirrors the illuminated Washington Monument, is absolutely breathtaking.
Believe it or not, New Orleans is awesome even when it’s not Mardi Gras.
On an average Tuesday, during the most ordinary time of the year, the live music on Frenchman Street competes with the best in the country. Start the song crawl at the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Frenchman, where Rare Form NOLA may lure you into its patio with a soul singer. Move up the street to Cafe Negril, where reggae reins, then to the Spotted Cat or Snug Harbor for traditional New Orleans jazz.
The city’s French cultural influence is prominent and the French Quarter is obviously its crowning jewel, with some buildings dating back to the Louisiana Purchase.
All the major tourist hotspots are here, but the best thing about New Orleans is the dive bars; no pomp or frills, just good ole fun, and drinking, with a contagious atmosphere.
New York is a hub of culture and commercial shopping that everyone loves to indulge in.
From Times Square with its huge stores to fancy restaurants, and Broadway shows, New York has something for everyone.
It’s impossible to walk through the skyscrapers and not be infected by New York’s “can-do” attitude. If mankind can make buildings tall enough to reach the skies, then you can do whatever you put your mind to. Not to mention, New York is home to the biggest symbol of hope and freedom, the Statue of Liberty.
Anyone looking for a luxurious beach holiday should always have Hawaii at the top of their list.
While the islands have a drier season (summer) and a wetter season (winter), the temperature remains relatively steady throughout the year, the sun shines almost every day, and the cool breeze makes this island a true paradise.
You can choose to take part in a water activity, such as surfing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, or a sailing tour, or you can book a massage to truly relax in these serene surroundings.
While it’s not a destination per se, Route 66 is an important American landmark that should not be left off any bucket list.
Back in the 1950s, when the American highway system was developed, a road trip became a rite of passage – a way for young people to see the country and discover themselves along the way.
Nowadays, people have left road trips behind in favor of hopping on a plane and getting to their destination in a matter of hours. By doing so, they miss out on seeing the country up close.
Route 66 mostly avoids the Interstate, so you skip traffic jams while driving through some ghost towns and stopping in thriving smaller towns for a cup of coffee. You don’t have to drive far to experience that most iconic of American ideas – the roadside diner, each one hosting crowds of interesting people.