Top Spots to Visit in the US
This guest blog post was curated for Bucky by Jackie Edwards.
The US welcomed as many as 75.9 million international visitors in 2016 and it is not surprising with the number of diverse travel destinations that can be found all across the country. From modern cities to enchanting coastlines and many natural wonders. Even if America is already your home, there are endless opportunities for travel in the US, right there on your doorstep.
Star Spotting in LA
Top of the list of tourist attractions in the USA has to be LA, the home of Hollywood, its celebrities, Beverly Hills boutiques and exclusive hotels. But there is much more to Los Angeles than meets the eye. With its gentle breezes from the Pacific Ocean, you can enjoy a luxurious stay at one of the first-class hotels near Santa Monica or Malibu beach. Perhaps you might like a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive or to taste some of the delicious fusion cuisines on offer from local street vendors.
Swim Among Hawaii's Coral Reefs
Hawaii may make you think of a tropical paradise with its beautifully soft, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, swaying palms and hula dancers, but it offers visitors so much more than that. Discover its active volcanic landscapes, thick forests, and waterfalls, swim among coral reefs while spotting humpback whales. You can also spend time exploring the wonderful Polynesian culture.
Check Out the Art Scene in Santa Fe
Quickly becoming known as one of the best places in the US to visit for foodies, Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists. While its food may be putting it on the map, it also has a thriving art scene, which includes an incredible 200 art galleries standing on just two square miles.
Dine in Chicago: Restaurant City of the Year
Tourists who have a love for food are truly spoilt for choice when they visit the US. Chicago is another city that is a hotbed of great food, from hot dogs, pizzas, and burgers to gourmet cuisine. The city can even boast being named the Restaurant City of the Year. With its towering skyscrapers shaping the city, Chicago also boasts beautiful beaches, museums, comedy clubs, breweries, ballparks and buzzing music festivals.
Spot a Grizzly in Alaska
America’s largest state, Alaska offers any visitor a truly wild experience of glaciers, mountains, rivers, dense forests and great stretches of Arctic coast. It is also bursting with spectacular wildlife and some of the best places to spot a grizzly bear anywhere in the world. You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some humpback whales splashing along the coastline during your visit.
Whether the US is already your home, or you are an international traveler, America is bursting with a wonderful and diverse array of travel destinations to discover. If you prefer to explore city life, beautiful coastlines or soak up the natural wonders, you are simply spoiled with choices.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Now working as a writer, Jackie started her career in leisure and tourism, but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she's not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after.