24 Places in the US Every American Should Visit

If you’re tired of the mundanity of your everyday life and want something exciting, it may be vacation time. And if visiting the U.S. of A has been on your bucket list for a while, you will find this handy, as we explore 24 of the best places everyone should visit in the famous country.

1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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The Grand Canyon is a truly fantastic place to see some incredible views. Its cliffs, landscapes, and rock layers are stunning natural wonders. Leaving this place off your list of must-visit spots would be a huge mistake.

2. New York City, New York

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New York City, also known as the Big Apple, offers an incredibly captivating slice of American culture. This city has diverse attractions, like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and Central Park, that will leave you in awe. As Alicia Keys sang, it’s a concrete jungle where dreams are made.

3. Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston is more than just baked beans and baseball. It has a rich history and a collection of charming accents. Boston is the ultimate destination, whether you’re exploring the Freedom Trail or diving into the academic scene of Harvard. Enjoy the view; you’ll long for the city after you leave.

4. San Francisco, California

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San Francisco is a rainbow-colored dream come true. Indulge in seafood so fresh it’ll make you want to live underwater. And if you’re lucky, you might even run into a tech billionaire riding a hoverboard down Lombard Street.

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

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Jazz up your life with a trip to San New Orleans, the pearl of Louisiana. This lively city will open you up to the tastiest beignets this side of the Mississippi. To liven things up, the soulful sounds of street musicians and the spicy Creole cuisine are very relaxing. Ditch the boring and embrace the Big Easy’s vibrant culture and every other good thing that comes along.

6. Washington, D.C.

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Party like it’s 1776 as you stroll down the historic streets, where even the pigeons have a sense of patriotism. It is known as the land of the free and the home of the brave because it serves as a hub for power, politics, and official deliberations.

7. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas is the prime destination for fun seekers with its buzzing casinos and over-the-top entertainment that increase your odds of having a good time. If you are up for a dice toss, visit the iconic Strip, with many themed hotel layouts. Why gamble with your travel plans when you can roll up your sleeves and make Las Vegas your one-stop?

8. Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

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Imagine standing at the base of this monolithic marvel, feeling as tiny as a flea on a grizzly bear’s back. It’s a rock climber’s dream and a photographer’s paradise. Some extraterrestrial enthusiasts even claim that the Devil’s Tower is a cosmic landing pad for little green aliens. It sounds like some have been reading the declassified Wyoming files from the U.S. Air Force.

9. Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois, is a melting pot of culture, cuisine, and fun. You can walk down the Magnificent Mile and watch other tourists do a “Bean” dance in Millennium Park. Or dive into a pizza slice so thick, it’s practically a mattress.

10. Miami, Florida

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This vibrant city has everything, and we’re not just referring to its sizzling beaches. Feel at home with the flashy art déco architecture and the Latin beats that sway you from side to side. You can also soak up the rays on South Beach and get lost in a vacation where the fun never takes a siesta.

11. Glacier National Park, Montana

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Whether you’re a snow bunny or just snow-curious, Glacier National Park, Montana, has your name on it. It truly excels as a spot for outdoor adventures. All you need is some snacks, hiking boots, and maybe some good snow tires. 

12. Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston is the perfect historical destination. The cobblestone streets will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into a scene crossed between Harry Potter and Camelot, and their shrimp and grits will make you want to do the Charleston two-step.

13. Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

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Whether you have kids or not, Walt Disney World Resort should be one of your top destinations. Seriously! You won’t believe the enchanting castles, exciting rides, and all those characters from your favorite childhood movies. Walt Disney Resort lets you dive into a world of pure magic where dreams come true.

14. Nashville, Tennessee

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If you want to tap your toes to the soothing sounds of country music, Nashville is the holy grail of honky-tonk. From the famous Grand Ole Opry to the record labels on Music Row, you’ll be walkin’ in the footsteps of legends. You will also have a finger-licking time with the Southern cuisine, making you want to delay your departure.

15. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Grand Teton National Park is the peak of perfection, with majestic mountain ranges and breathtaking vistas. It’s a playground for nature enthusiasts and selfie-loving shutterbugs. Whether you’re feeling adventurous or just want to buffalo around, this park is the go-to.

16. San Diego, California

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This sun-kissed paradise is famous for its sandy beaches, zoos, and nightlife. Outstandingly, the famous Gaslamp Quarter will make every moment memorable for you. Ensure you don’t leave your sunglasses, flip-flops, and sense of adventure behind when deciding to cruise through the city.

17. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Feeling adventurous? Take a dip in one of the chilly mountain lakes, and see if you can set a new record for the fastest a human can turn into a popsicle. Or, if you prefer to keep your toes warm, grab a fishing rod and reel in some trout that will make your stomach do the happy dance.

18. Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia, isn’t just about the pretty faces of its locals. It has a rich history that has seen both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, which means it’s a pretty old town. For a touch of the eerie, prepare for haunted tales that’ll send shivers down your spine at every plot twist.

19. Seattle, Washington

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Seattle is famous for its rainy reputation, but that just means more opportunities to rock those fashionable raincoats and show off your stylish umbrella-twirling skills. And regarding fashion, flannel shirts are practically the city’s official uniform, so pack up and get ready for the best coffee around.

20. Yosemite National Park, California

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Yosemite National Park, California, is what you may call a wildlife extravaganza! Keep your eyes peeled for bears strutting their stuff like they’re on a catwalk. The feeling you’ll get from being around these animals prancing around is divine. But be careful; nature has its way of saying, “Look, but don’t touch!”

21. Aspen, Colorado

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This glitzy town is a beehive of celebrity sightings, where you can catch glimpses of A-listers on the slopes. Aspen serves breathtaking culinary delights with dining, including gourmet hot cocoa and sizzling steaks that melt in your mouth. Be sure to take your time; your stomach will thank you.

22. Zion National Park, Utah

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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in a real-life postcard? Zion National Park in Utah brings the feeling. This picture-perfect paradise is like a symphony of nature’s greatest hits. Specifically, Angel’s Landing and Observation Point, among other fun spots, will have you huffing, puffing, and high-fiving yourself for conquering some uphill battles.

23. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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Get ready to be blown away by the fiery theatrics of Kilauea and Mauna Loa, the dynamic duo of volcanoes that steal the show. It’s a real spectacle, from molten lava flows to smoking craters. And for those who want to cool off after all that heat, the park has lush rainforests, beautiful waterfalls, and jaw-dropping coastal views.

24. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

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Mount Rushmore, the National Memorial in South Dakota, is the face-lifted marvel that has gained its way into the hearts of many Americans. This patriotic playground is a stone-cold stunner featuring the mugs of four great presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Not only can you marvel at the massive faces, but you can also hike, bike, and explore nature’s sculpture garden.

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