United States of America

Travel Guide
Golden Gate Bridge which includes landscape views, a bridge and general coastal views
The geographic variety and ethnic diversity of this nation provide unlimited opportunities for exploration, excitement and relaxation.

To get a realistic perspective of the vast, diverse United States, set aside several weeks or months to tour multiple regions of the country. Focus on large metropolises, national parks or both.

In the Northeast, New England has lobsters and the rugged Atlantic Ocean shoreline in Maine and skiing in Vermont. Visit Boston to learn about Revolutionary War history. Watch the Red Sox play baseball at Fenway Park or the Patriots play football in nearby Foxborough.

New York City, the largest city in the U.S., is famous for Broadway theaters, museums, ethnic restaurants and the lovely Central Park. Travel south to Washington D.C., the nation’s capital, for more museums and insights into how the federal government supports the 50 states.

The Southeast has lovely hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, along with the home of country music in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit Florida’s varied attractions including numerous theme parks, the John F. Kennedy Space Center, the Everglades and endless beaches.

Chicago dominates the Midwest, with a large, lively city near Lake Michigan, one of five beautiful Great Lakes. Follow the path of the mighty Mississippi River from Minnesota past the Gateway Arch of St. Louis to the jazz city of New Orleans.

Moving west, the Rocky Mountains offer excellent hiking and skiing in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Texas has central oilfields, the large cities of Houston and Dallas and the shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. In Arizona in the Southwest enjoy the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and Sedona’s red cliffs.

California is particularly diverse, with the glamor of Hollywood in Los Angeles, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, the wines of Napa and Sonoma and the ski resorts in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Continue to the Northwest, where Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington have eclectic atmospheres.

If time permits, go beyond the continental U.S. Enjoy the islands of Hawaii or the glaciers and fjords of Alaska. The United States is all within your reach.

Popular cities in United States of America

New York featuring a skyscraper, landscape views and a city
New York
Known for Entertainment, Theaters and Museums
New York City, half-jokingly referred to as the center of the universe, rumbles with energy, ambition and gusto.

Reasons to visit

  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Chicago featuring a high-rise building, street scenes and a city
Chicago
Known for Theaters, Museums and Art
A modern metropolis on the shores of Lake Michigan that’s defined by a love for fine art, baseball and the blues.

Reasons to visit

  • Navy Pier
  • Soldier Field
  • Chicago Theatre
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Known for Entertainment, Theaters and Sports
The beaches of Santa Monica, boutiques along Beverly Hills’ tree-lined boulevards, and Universal Studios’ movie sets set the scene for a perfect West Coast break.

Reasons to visit

  • Wiltern Theatre
  • The Grove
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
Washington
Washington
Known for Historical, Museums and Monuments
National treasures, American history and international politics take center stage in the U.S. capital city. 

Reasons to visit

  • Union Station Shopping Center
  • Capital One Arena
  • International Spy Museum
Boston Common which includes a monument, a statue or sculpture and a park
Boston
Known for Historical, Sports and Tours
Boston shines as Massachusetts’ revolutionary capital, from Harvard to the Freedom Trail. 

Reasons to visit

  • Copley Square
  • Fenway Park
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
San Francisco showing a bay or harbour and a bridge
San Francisco
Known for Chinatown, Theaters and Art
Streetcars rattle up and down the city famous for steep hills, hippie history and the toughest place to make a jail break.

Reasons to visit

  • Oracle Park
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Pier 39

Popular places to visit

United States of America