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Overview to USA: Travel Guide and Tourist Information
The United States of America: there’s nowhere else quite like it. Its cities are great heaving masses of skyscrapers and thrusting human activity. New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles, it’s like a checklist of the world’s great travel destinations.
America is a land of seemingly endless pleasure-seeking: Massive sporting occasions mix with theme parks like Florida’s Disneyland; the ski resorts of Colorado rub shoulders with stunning beaches down in Miami and the Keys…There are so many things to do it’s hard to even know where to start.
In addition to all this uncomplicated fun, the American calendar is marked with some absolutely massive dates. Events such as New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations of Boston and New York, Taste of Chicago and the massive, flamboyant San Francisco Pride.
‘From sea to shining sea’ the country is full of dramatically beautiful landscapes and natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and the Niagara Falls. To the northeast the Rocky Mountains surge skywards, whilst down in the south the deserts and badlands of New Mexico and Texas simmer under the ferocious sun.
There’s a distinctly mythical element to some of the great journeys that cross its vast landmass: the Amtrak ‘California Zephyr’ that runs from Chicago to San Francisco, Greyhound bus trips rumbling endlessly onwards, and most of all the infamous roadtrip down Route 66. European travellers also have the opportunity to hop across the pond for a short break with many airlines offering cheap flights to New York.
As the self-styled ‘land of opportunity’ America is a young, hungry nation, forged from a virgin land over the course of the last five hundred years. And it is, in part, the sense of novelty and excitement that exerts such a pull upon travelers.