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30 Best Places to Visit in The United States
Various tourist destination locations in the United States are known for their natural beauty, especially beautiful islands and beaches. However, there are also a number of historical locations that you can visit here. Here are 30 of the best tourist destinations in the United States that we recommend!
1. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty can also be an exciting tourist spot to visit if you are looking for a famous tourist attraction in America. This statue is a gift given by the French to America. This female figure, which symbolizes the Roman goddess Libertas illustrates two meanings, namely freedom and a way to welcome people from abroad who come. The height of this statue is 93 meters. This statue on Liberty Island is a must-visit tourist spot in New York City. In 2016, the Statue of Liberty Museum was built, which features a theater. From there, visitors can see the Statue of Liberty from a height.
2. Empire State
One of the famous buildings in America is the Empire State Building in New York. You can go up to the 86th floor and enter the observatory deck for a panoramic view of all of New York City. You can come to the Empire State Building during the day or at night. Of course, the two times have their uniqueness. At night, you can see the view of New York City with sparkling lights that decorate and are instagramable. The height of the Empire State Building reaches 381 meters, which, when measured to the end, can reach 443 meters. The building, which has 102 floors, was the tallest in the world for 40 years.
3. Times Square
Still traveling around tourist attractions in New York, there is one area that is never empty called Times Square. You may have heard of the name because it is known for having many Broadway theaters, theaters, and electronic billboards that often appear in films. You can do lots of things here, such as shopping, experiencing a typical New York atmosphere, or looking at a billboard. Some of the hits and must-visit spots in Times Square include Madame Tussauds and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Even at night, Times Square is never empty. You can do several activities at night, such as watching Broadway shows, playing bowling, watching comedy shows, and many others.
4. Fifth Avenue
Do you like shopping? The Fifth Avenue area is heaven! This tourist spot in New York has outlets that sell almost all the famous brands in the world. This area is also surrounded by magnificent skyscrapers that captivate the eye, especially at sunset.
5. Central Park
Enjoying autumn with your lover or family in this huge city park is a very romantic thing. It is enough to take a leisurely walk to feel the fallen leaves hitting our shoulders while gazing at the calm lake water as if it sucks us into the world of poetry. Central Park is located next to Fifth Avenue. This tourist spot in New York is also suitable for family tourist destinations.
6. Brooklyn Bridge
There is also a bridge that is no less famous in New York than the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, the Brooklyn Bridge. This bridge is the oldest suspension bridge in the United States. At night, this hit tourist destination will be bathed in fantastic and very instagramable lights. Around the bridge, there are benches to enjoy the beautiful river view.
7. 9/11 Memorial
The September 11 tragedy that shook the world is still a very lasting impression on New Yorkers. The area where the former twin towers of the WTC that collapsed were hit by a terrorist plane is now a memorial named the 9/11 Memorial. This famous tourist destination is not to be missed when you visit New York.
8. Museum Modern of Art
Tourist attractions in New York are indeed diverse. One of the places that must be visited is the Modern Museum of Art. This hits tourist attraction is a museum that contains a collection of works of art, architectural designs, two & three-dimensional paintings, photography, and illustrations. About 300 thousand book collections consist of books on science, history, and art.
9. Bronx Zoo
It's incomplete if you are on vacation in New York City without visiting the city zoo, the Bronx Zoo, located in the middle of New York City. This is because the Bronx Zoo has a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna worldwide. Bronx Zoo has about 170 hectares and collects around 6000 animals from various countries, making it suitable for children's tourism.
10. Chelsea Market
Another must-visit tourist spot in New York is the Chelsea Market. This tourist attraction is located in the former National Biscuit Company factory complex. At Chelsea Market, you can buy a variety of knick-knacks and various snacks and snacks typical of New York City.
11. Golden Gate Bridge
Who doesn't know this icon of the City of San Francisco? The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in San Francisco. This bridge that spans over San Francisco Bay offers stunning views, especially at night.
12. Golden Gate Park
Not only does it have the Golden Gate Bridge, but the City of San Francisco also has the Golden Gate Park, which is the largest park in San Francisco. If you visit Golden Gate Park, you won't only find a garden atmosphere or beautiful flowers, you know. You can also visit the De Young Art Museum or the California Academy of Science. It can add knowledge and suitable for children's tourism.
Maybe some of you feel afraid or have concerns if you have to travel to Alcatraz Prison located on the Bay of San Francisco. However, visiting Alcatraz Prison will provide an unforgettable experience for you. The proof is that many tourists are interested in visiting Alcatraz Prison, which has been officially closed. Are you also interested in coming there?
14. Fisherman’s Wharf
Are you interested in fishing life and want to visit a fishing village when traveling to San Francisco? For those of you who are also seafood fans, this destination choice is probably the best for you. In this fishing village, you can find lots of seafood, one of which is the very famous San Francisco crab! Curious?
15. Twin Peaks San Francisco
San Francisco is a hilly city. Therefore, you can find a view of the winding hills when visiting this city in California. Twin Peaks is two hills in San Francisco, which is also the highest point in the city. It would help if you didn't miss the chance to hike Twin Peaks in San Francisco for those of you who are adventurous. Although the hiking trails here are not very long, you can encounter many challenges such as steep and rocky trails.
16. North Beach
North Beach is not a beach, but an area that is bustling with places to eat, cafes, and culinary tours that are often called Italian Town. This tourist spot in San Francisco offers interesting culinary delights that serve a variety of Italian specialties, such as coffee and gelato. There are also souvenir shops and must-visit attractions, such as the Coit Tower and a historical shop called City Lights.
17. Napa Valley
Napa Valley is a tourist destination in San Francisco, which is known as a wine producing region. With more than 500 wineries, 95 percent of which have been family-owned for generations, it is the center for making the best wines in the United States. Apart from wine production sites, there are also several fine dining establishments, such as the Michelin-Star and wellness tours.
18. Silicon Valley
Heading south from San Francisco, we can take a peek at Silicon Valley, which is the embryo of the world's innovation and technology. The world's largest technology companies, such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Apple, are in the region. In general, this area looks very simple. No modern high-tech buildings were seen. However, it is behind these simple buildings that the latest technology is developed. What is rarely known, not all of these companies provide access to the public. Still, usually, there are several photo spots and souvenir shops that can be visited by tourists, for example, at Apple and Google.
19. Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Wood National Monument is a tourist destination in San Francisco, which is also part of the Golden Gate national tourist area. The famous thing about this tourist spot is the tall redwood trees. Ben Johnson and Dipsea trails for those of you who want to climb to the treetops. From there, you can see views of the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais.
20. Barbary Coast
The Barbary Coast was once one of the most popular gambling and prostitution spots in San Francisco. However, now it has decreased a little. You can enjoy several historical sites on the Barbary Coast, such as the City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe, Saints Peter, and Paul Church. You can also enjoy the Golden Rush-era architecture at Jackson Square.
21. National Mall
The National Mall is a 2 mile (3.2 km) complex built to honor the ancestors and heroes who have contributed to the United States' history. Stretching from west to east, this tourist spot in Washington consists of the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Monuments and memorials are built in a green and lush complex. So it's fun to take a walk here and suitable for family tours.
22. US Holocaust Memorial Museum
This famous museum is a must-visit when visiting Washington. This tourist spot is full of information and knowledge about the Holocaust tragedy and what happened in America before they finally decided to play a role in World War II. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has several exhibitions free of charge to visit, but a fee is charged for permanent collections.
23. Lincoln Memorial
This tourist attraction in Washington was built to commemorate the services of Abraham Lincoln, who became the 16th President of the United States. Located opposite the Washington Monument, you can head to the National Mall to enjoy views of the Lincoln Memorial until you're satisfied. Meanwhile, the Reflecting Pool can be seen beside the footpath when entering this building.
24. National Gallery of Art
Are you looking for a family-friendly vacation spot in Washington? You can visit the National Gallery of Art. Three essential areas must be seen: the east building, the west side, and the Sculpture Garden. The east tower is built with a unique shape, and there is a complete collection of modern art. While the west building, you can find various works of art, such as sculptures, exhibitions, etc. While at the Sculpture Garden, there are large statues.
25. White House
As the center of government in the United States, it is not surprising that many historic buildings in America are located in Washington, DC. One such building is the White House or the white establishment. This one building is an official home and an office for the president of the United States. Even though we couldn't go inside and see the contents, not a few tourists stood outside the fence and made this building the backdrop for their photos. The White House itself was first built in 1792 to 1800.
26. Smithsonian Institution
This tourist spot in Washington can be said to be one of the historical places in the world. This place is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world. Lots of rare specimens and items and artifacts from various nations are neatly stored in this museum. Apart from functioning as a museum, this one building is also an educational institution. Lots of artifacts were collected and then studied in the museum.
27. Washington Monument
The Washington Monument is one of the favorite buildings of the Washington DC community. This monument itself was built in 1848 and completed in 1888. Since it was first opened to the public, this building has often been used as one of the city's tourist destinations. If you come to visit, there will be no harm in trying to stay.
28. Tyson Corner Center
Tysons Corner Center is one of the main shopping centers on the East Coast and the largest mall in the Washington DC area. With more than 290 shops, visitors will find a large selection of goods, including various fashion needs from well-known shops at Tysons Corner Center.
29. Islamic Center of Washington
The Islamic Center of Washington is the largest mosque in Washington DC, which opened in 1957 and can accommodate more than 6000 devotees. The interesting thing regarding the Islamic Center of Washington is that a few days after the attacks of 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush came to this mosque and stated that the United States of America is not fighting against Islam.
30. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a historical building and a tourist spot in Washington DC dedicated to commemorating the 200th anniversary of the third US President, Thomas Jefferson. The Jefferson Memorial is administered by the National Park Service of the United States Department of State under the National Mall and Memorial Parks division.