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 Given its incredible vastness, the United States offers plenty of wonderful traveling opportunities, no matter your particular tastes or interests. Of course, if there is any “must-see” destination, it would probably have to be New York City, the city that never sleeps. The city boasts a cosmopolitan culture with thousands of restaurants and several world-class art museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Central Park is a popular destination to take a stroll and enjoy nature, an oasis in an otherwise urban jungle. If you have the time and money, head on down to Broadway to catch a show. And if you must, you can go ahead and catch a glimpse of Times Square, a magnet for tourists throughout the world.

Map-of-United-StatesHawaii Deep in the central Pacific Ocean lies a paradise of both tranquil beauty and adventure. Hawaii is made up of a chain of over 100 islands spanning 1500 miles. When the word Hawaii is spoken, most people are talking about the 8 main gorgeous islands of Hawaii which offer many attractions and activities. Attractions include natural wonders, snorkelling and diving, arts and culture, entertainment, and shopping, just to name a few.... To Explore Hawaii clickCalifornia The grand state of California offers a smorgasbord for the avid traveler and the beginner traveler alike. Many tourists return to California year after year to experience the diverse scenery, landmarks, entertainment, and historical sites that this unique and eclectic state has to offer. Whether you are a traveler seeking fast-paced and sophisticated fun, planning a family vacation, or are prepared to find a thrilling outdoor adventure, California has something that will appeal to the diverse tastes of every vacationer..... To Explore California clickNevada is a popular tourist destination for all types of travelers. Whether you want to hit up the Las Vegas casinos with some friends, or take your family for an outdoor adventure, Nevada has a wide variety of sites for all types of travelers to enjoy..... To Explore Nevada clickFlorida Options up and down each coast of Florida are beautiful, well-kept beaches and fresh and fabulous seafood. The best part of Florida is the vacation-like atmosphere everywhere, and the sport fishing is the stuff of dreams. There are resorts galore, but also singular hotels on the beach or near it that will make the trip worthwhile..... To Explore Florida clickTexas the largest of the 48 contiguous United States, has a rich history and vibrant present. The state’s many historical sites, fascinating attractions and natural beauty make it a popular destination for travelers. One of the most popular aspects of Texas to both natives and visitors is its history and many interesting historical sites...... To Explore Texas clickArizona is one of the most varied states in the United States, with some of the world’s most stunning natural desert vistas located just a few hours’ drive from urban areas that will delight even the most hardcore city-dwellers. The world-famous Grand Canyon is just one of the many tourist attractions that attracts visitors to this part of the United States “Sun Belt” region..... To Explore Arizona clickGeorgia has an outdoor heritage that is preserved in many state parks including south Georgia’s Okefenokee State Park, home to alligators and giant snapping turtles. The Georgia mountains offer everything from rustic cabins to fancy resorts. Georgia’s numerous lakes and long rivers offer sports like water skiing, jet skiing and canoeing almost year-round due to Georgia’s mild climate...... To Explore Georgia click Pennsylvania The state of Pennsylvania is rich in history, culture, and excitement. You can step back in time to the Revolutionary or Civil Wars, visit one of the largest art museums in the country, or ride roller coasters over two hundred feet high. From Philadelphia’s historic district to Gettysburg’s battlefields to the Pittsburgh steel mills, visiting the Keystone State brings the American past to life........ To Explore Pennsylvania click> Minnesota Believe it or not, Minnesota has over 12,000 lakes within its boundaries, not the oft quoted 10,000. That’s not the only surprising thing about the state – Minnesota has so many things to see and do, you may wonder why you didn’t go sooner! In addition to all of the outdoor activities that are offered, Minnesota also boasts the largest shopping mall in the United States......... To Explore Minnesota click >New York When travelers think about coming to New York they usually imagine Manhattan– Times Square, the Met, and shopping on Fifth Avenue. But the state of New York has so much more to offer visitors, from great shorelines to the Catskill Mountains, to the wine country in the Southern Tier. When you explore the state beyond Central Park, you may fall in love with a New York you never imagined...... To Explore New York clickColorado When most people think of Colorado, the thought that they immediately associate with it is “The Rocky Mountain State”. However, behind the majestical landscapes and natural gems that most know Colorado only to be lies a state loaded with attractions for every flavor of tourist whether it be the lone traveler or the family of five....... To Explore Colorado clickIllinois is one of the most important states in the American Midwest, and contains the city that is arguably the region’s capital, Chicago. However, Illinois is more than the “Windy City”; instead, it contains a wealth of historical attractions that are sure to delight tourists of all ages...... To Explore Illinois clickNew Jersey No matter where Point “A” is located from the traveler’s view, in New Jersey, it’s always a great starting place to see one of the friendliest states on the eastern seaboard. New Jersey, known as the “Garden State” has over 130 miles of beaches and the world’s best boardwalks. From Sandy Hook to Victorian Cape May, few beaches in the United States compare to those in New Jersey....... To Explore New Jersey clickAlaska Known as the last frontier, Alaska is a rugged destination full of natural wonders that attract tourists from all over the world. In the summer, horseback tours, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, ATV trips, flight-seeing and fishing are popular activities. In the winter, many travelers arrive in Alaska with their skis, snowboards and winter sports equipment as ski resorts and helicopter or heli skiing companies are both large attractions. The winter is also a great time to try dog sledding, or enjoy Alaska’s famous hot springs...... To Explore Alaska clickAlabama known as the “Heart of Dixie” is a beautiful historic state. Waterways in Alabama are so immense, they rank second in number of all US states. Alabama’s population falls right in the middle at the 23rd most populated state. Visitors to Alabama have a number of unique sites to explore....... To Explore Alabama click North Carolina is located on the Eastern coast of the United States and has a little bit of everything. Those who want history can find it in cities like Boone and Kitty Hawk, while the adventurers can visit Cherokee and Charlotte. Others can find relaxation in Asheville and sunbathers can revel in Emerald Isle. There is virtually something for everyone........... To Explore North Carolina click > Michigan With over 60,000 lakes and ponds inside of the state, it is also very popular for boating. Michigan is primarily known for being home to four of the five Great lakes as well as home to most of the American car manufacturers. Detroit and Grand Rapids are both key cities to visit when traveling to Michigan, as well as a few key landmarks that would make a trip to the state complete........ To Explore Minnesota click > New Mexico known as “The Land of Enchantment”. and located in the southwestern portion of the United States, New Mexico has beautiful mountains and rugged desert all wrapped up in one of the most fascinating states in the country. Sparsely populated yet enticingly beautiful, New Mexico offers the traveler many unique places to visit......... To Explore New Mexico click >Oregon Oregon is home to a variety of spectacular natural attractions that lure Oregonians and travelers into an outdoor playground for world-class fly-fishing, unforgettable hikes, cultural festivals and fun activities. Visit the Metropolitan Portland region for arts, culture and museums, or travel to one of the state’s six geographic areas that include Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge........... To Explore Oregon click > Washington Take its national parks and recreation areas. At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is Washington’s highest peak. Its 26 glaciers contain 35 square miles of snow and ice (the most extensive single-peak glacial system in the contiguous United States) that are ideal for snowshoeing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. ........ To Explore Washington State click > Idaho Whether a person is looking to ski in the winter, fish for trout in summer or explore the Lewis and Clark Trail, Idaho is the spot. There are thirty State Parks and RVs are seen meandering across the State. Whether a visitor is in the market for a log cabin or a beautiful hotel, it is all available in Idaho. ........ To Explore Idaho click > Wyoming was the 44th state and is one that offers an incredible assortment of natural resources, including mountains, forests, valleys, bodies of water, plains, ranches and activities such as fishing, camping and rafting. Wyoming is a state of mountains, as its mean elevation of 6,700 feet is the second-highest in the United States. Each of its three largest cities, Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie, are located near or above mile-high elevation. ........ To Explore Wyoming click >Utah Utah Many travelers inadvertently overlook Utah as a vacation destination. The state has a plethora of outdoor options across the seasons for those who love being active. Utah has an expansive parks department and is dedicated to using its natural resources to provide opportunities for visitors and residents. ........ To Explore Utah click >Virginia Virginia There are many attractions throughout the state of Virginia, both historical and natural attractions. Traveling in Virginia definitely brings home the Colonial history of this great country, where Jamestown was the first English settlement to be established in 1607, and slavery was introduced into Virginia in 1619. There have been a total of eight Presidents born in the State of Virginia. George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon is toured by thousands each year, as is the home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. ........ To Explore Virginia click >Maryland Maryland is not often the first state that comes to mind when considering travel destinations, but the fact is that the “Old Line” State has plenty to offer for those looking to get away on vacation. Located on the eastern seaboard, Maryland is know for temperate summer climates, cool breezes, bay views, a rich history, and loads of fun activities to fit a variety of interests. ........ To Explore Maryland click >Massachusetts Massachusetts is located in the northeastern portion of the United States and is situated in the New England states. It is a state rich in history. Massachusetts is the site of Plymouth Rock, where the pilgrims came ashore on the Mayflower......... To Explore Massachusetts click >Massachusetts Massachusetts is located in the northeastern portion of the United States and is situated in the New England states. It is a state rich in history. Massachusetts is the site of Plymouth Rock, where the pilgrims came ashore on the Mayflower......... To Explore Massachusetts click >Montana Montana The western part of Montana is comprised of mountainous, snow-laden country, while the eastern portions encompass the plains, regions known as the badlands, occasional hills and isolated mountain peaks. To the west of the mountains, the weather is like that of the Pacific Northwest with milder winters and mostly rain. To the east, winters can be quite bitter and exceptionally snowy.......... To Explore Montana click >Nebraska Nebraska When you are planning your next vacation, why not swing through Nebraska? Whether it is to visit family, or just to go sightseeing, Nebraska offers a lot to see and do. ...... To Explore Nebraska click >>South Dakota South Dakota has several popular attractions that bring in millions of tourists every year. It is perhaps best known for being the host state of Mount Rushmore, the iconic mountain bearing the likenesses of Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson...... To Explore South Dakota click >>North Dakota North Dakota nicknamed The Peace Garden State is located in the north and central part of the United States. It was the 39th state to be admitted to the country, and it borders Canada. The state is famous for Native Indians, fertile soil, the Badlands and cold weather. ...... To Explore North Dakota click>Oklahoma Oklahoma With over 4 million residents, Oklahoma is a diverse mix of agricultural farmland and sleek metropolitan areas. As the 18th largest state in the nation, it is also home to the biggest Native American population countrywide. ...... To Explore Oklahoma click >Kansas Kansas Situated in the center of the United States, Kansas’ landscape boasts vast prairies of “amber waves of grain.” Pioneers in covered wagons and cowboys driving vast longhorn herds have all made their way through the state as it was being settled. Kansas has also greatly contributed to aviation history and is home to several major aircraft manufacturers ...... To Explore Kansas click >Iowa Iowa may not be the first state you think of when making your vacation plans, but, there are many exciting things to do in Iowa that you may not know about. There are many beautiful spots located throughout this state and you will find many things to do on your next vacation. ...... To Explore Iowa click >Missouri Missouri The home of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals, Missouri is a place that’s game for museums, parks, history, and sports alike. Known as the “Show-Me State” to indicate its stalwart residents, this midwestern state certainly has a lot to show for itself. . ...... To Explore Missouri click >Arkansas Arkansas is considered the “natural” state. It wasn’t given this title for just any reason. Arkansas prides itself on being a very natural sanctuary for tourists and residents alike. This natural playground has 6 national parks, 2 major mountain ranges, 13 major lakes, and countless smaller, man-made lakes..... To Explore Arkansas click >Kentucky Kentucky The state is renowned for traditional bluegrass music, outstanding picturesque lakes and the famous Kentucky derby horse race. Over the past ten years Kentucky has seen a civic and cultural boom, and the state boasts many new museums, theaters and restaurants..... To Explore Kentucky click >Tennessee Tennessee The beautiful state of Tennessee, nestled in the United States heart of the south, prides itself on hospitality, good food, and a plethora of activities for all interests. From history reenactments to concerts, this state has something to offer for everyone. ..... To Explore Tennessee click >
If you are looking for a city with an entirely different feel, then Chicago might be a destination for you. United States third largest city is located on Lake Michigan and is a wonderful summertime destination. Chicago boasts of several great museums itself, including the Field Museum in the Loop and the Museum of Science and Industry on the south side of the city. Chicago is also a huge sports town and there may be no better way to experience the city than to take in an afternoon ballgame at historic Wrigley Field. And if you like to laugh, then Chicago is definitely the destination for you; Second City was one of the premier comedy clubs in the country.

 Of course, no visit to the United States would be complete without a stop to one of the most unique American destinations: California. The beauty of California is in its diversity. You can spend the morning climbing 10,000 foot mountains in the Sierra Nevadas and the afternoon lounging on the beach along the Pacific Ocean. San Diego boasts absolutely beautiful weather all year round and a great nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown. Los Angeles has enough tourist activities to fill several days, including Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood. And if you like art, the John Paul Getty museums will definitely give you your fill of both ancient and modern art.

 If you are looking to get away from the cities and explore some of the scenic beauty of the United States, then take a drive to Yosemite National Park, just four hours east of San Francisco. Yosemite Valley is one of the most picturesque locations in the world. And if you are looking to get away from the crowds, there are over 700 miles of trails in the park to explore. Perhaps the most famous destination is Half Dome, a huge granite rock with provides panoramic views of the valley from its summit.

 

 If you are really looking to explore nature, an entire summer could be spend just exploring America's various national parks. Yellowstone, in northwestern Wyoming, was America's first national park and still one of America's most beautiful locations. One of the few parks that could rival its beauty is Glacier National Park in Montana, a place carved out of the last Ice Age.

 Whether you're an urban sophisticate or a wilderness explorer, the United States provides plenty of exciting travel opportunities.

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