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Top-rated tourist attractions & things to do in USA - 1

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Attractions and things to do in the United States - I


United States - Aerial view
United States - Aerial view

Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Walt Disney World Resort, Las Vegas Strip, Golden Gate Bridge, Freedom Trail in Boston, San Antonio River Walk.. These are just some of the places to visit in America. Here are some of them and the others:


Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty

Around 1865, as the American Civil War drew to a close, the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye proposed that France create a statue to give to the United States in celebration of that nation's success in building a viable democracy. The statue's full name is Liberty Enlightening the World. Inside the pedestal, there are seven floors in total, with three significant levels to keep an eye on.


Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon

This natural landmark formed about five to six million years as erosion from the Colorado River cut a deep channel through layers of rock. The Grand Canyon contains some of the oldest exposed rock on Earth. The mile-high walls reveal a cross section of Earth's crust going back nearly two billion years. Weather in the Grand Canyon is at its best between April and June, when rainfall averages are low and temperatures have not yet reached their scorching summer highs.


Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World

Guests often wonder if Disney World is free on their birthday. Disney does not give you free admission on your birthday but they do give you special treatment, free food, and other perks. Disney World offers two ticket categories according to age level: One is for ages 10 and older; the other is for ages 3 to 9. Admission is free for children under the age of 3.


Zion National Park

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Zion National Park

The best months to visit Zion National Park are March, April, October, or November. The weather is more mild, but all park facilities are open and crowds are fewer. Zion National Park's 2,000-foot sandstone cliffs are world renowned for their big wall climbs. The best conditions for climbing are from March through May and September through early November. Photo of rock climbers exploring Zion's vertical world by National Park Service.


Space Needle

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Space Needle

Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Century 21 Exposition whose theme was “The Age of Space”, the tower's futuristic design was inspired by the idea that the fair needed a structure to symbolize humanity's Space Age aspirations. The Space Needle offers 360-degree views from its three main viewing areas – an indoor observation deck and open-air viewing area located at 520 feet, and an observation level featuring a revolving glass floor located 500 feet above ground.


Hollywood Sign

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Hollywood Sign

The sign is on the southern side of Mount Lee in Griffith Park, north of the Mulholland Highway, and to the south of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) cemetery. There's no way to easily get there without at least a short hike on a Hollywood Sign trail. The hike from Griffith Observatory to the Hollywood Sign is about 6 miles round-trip. It's not the easiest trail but it's perfect for those looking for more of a challenge. The trail from Griffith Observatory to the sign is called the Mt. Hollywood Trail.


Las Vegas Strip

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Las Vegas Strip

The Main Strip is the best part of the Las Vegas Strip. Most of the places you want to see will be within walking distance of the Main Strip. You will catch the sights of the Bellagio Fountains, pass through many luxury hotels, and encounter vibrant bars and nightclubs. The Las Vegas Strip is 4.2 miles long and runs from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere.


Times Square

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Times Square

One of the main reasons why Times Square is so popular is the sheer amount of theatres along Broadway, in Lincoln Centre, and the Theater District. You can catch award-winning plays and musicals all year long. The area is busiest during annual festivities, especially New Year's Eve. Times Square is one of New York City's most popular tourist attractions, as it's the epicenter for all things media and a famous New Year's Eve venue.


Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

The best months to visit Yellowstone are April, September, and October. These “off season” months provide more chances to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife and enjoy thinner crowds. Bears emerge from hibernation between March and April, migrating birds arrive just before May, and the elk rut begins mid-September. Yellowstone National Park preserves more than 10,000 hydrothermal features, an extraordinary collection of hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles, travertine terraces and geysers.


Everglades National Park

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Everglades National Park

The Everglades made the Top 4 in the best national parks ranking this year. And there is a good reason for it, the wildlife is incredible, you can't just take a boat tour to view crocodiles and dolphins anywhere or go hiking with the chance to see turtles and alligators along the way. Everglades National Park is one of the largest parks in the United States, and unless you have a boat, you can only visit a fraction of the park.


Pikes Peak

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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks. It is the farthest east of the big peaks in the Rocky Mountain chain, which contributed to its early fame among explorers, pioneers and immigrants and made it the symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush to Colorado with the slogan, "Pikes Peak or Bust". With the completion of the Pikes Peak Visitor Center, driving to the summit is in high demand.


Chicago River

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Chicago River

The river was crucial in Chicago's development as a major center of the lumber and meatpacking industries during the nineteenth century. Access through the Illinois & Michigan Canal to the Des Plaines River and the Mississippi River system provided opportunities for trade and shipping throughout the Midwest.


Washington Monument

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Washington Monument

A worrying number of people were experiencing heart attacks during the climb or injuring themselves in falls during the descent. According to the National Park Service, the steps of the Washington Monument were closed for walking up in 1971, and then closed altogether, up and down, in 1976.


Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore

Over the decades, Mount Rushmore has grown in fame as a symbol of America-a symbol of freedom and hope for people from all cultures and backgrounds. All the cultures that make up the fabric of this country are represented by the memorial and surrounding Black Hills. It's off limits to the public, intended instead to serve as a repository of records to ensure the history of the monument isn't lost to people thousands of years in the future.


French Quarter

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French Quarter

Often called the Crown Jewel of New Orleans, the French Quarter is one of NOLA's most historic neighborhoods. But you'll find plenty of new mixed in with the old. There's a reimagined French Market, modern boutiques and artisan cocktails mix with beloved antique stores and old restaurants. The French Quarter is located on the banks of the Mississippi River where New Orleans was established by the French in 1718.


Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge

Acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges, there are many different elements to the Golden Gate Bridge that make it unique. With its tremendous towers, sweeping cables, and great span, the Bridge is a sensory beauty and engineering wonder featuring color, sound and light. When constructed in 1937, it set the world record for the longest bridge span, the distance between supports (4,200 ft, 1,280 m) and also the tallest towers.


River Walk - San Antonio

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River Walk - San Antonio

The San Antonio River Walk is 15 miles long and flows through about 5 miles of downtown San Antonio. 35-minute San Antonio River Walk boat tour connects you to the city's culture, history, architecture, and timeless charm. Just trying to get from place to place? Look for the GO RIO Shuttle signs that are located along the San Antonio River Walk downtown and on the Museum Reach.


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