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Are you preparing to visit the US for the very first time? You must be planning to make the most of your visit as the USA is famous for historic cities, luxurious beaches, mountain getaways, iconic bridges, spectacular skyline, world’s tallest skyscrapers, colonial architecture, and many more iconic attractions. It is quite hard to decide what you must prioritize in your US itinerary. Don’t worry; we are here to help you out.

In this article, we have compiled a list of the best places in the US. Read our suggestions and plan your visit accordingly.

1. New York City

New York City
New York City

New York City is famous as the city that never sleeps and is one of the best states to travel to in the US. NYC houses several attractions to entice its visitors’ wanderlust. Be it restaurants, theatres, parks, and museums; there is always something new to discover whenever you visit this city of dreams. As for the first time, you must visit Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center. You will surely make beautiful memories in this fascinating city.

2. Southern Utah

If you want to appreciate the marvels of nature, Southern Utah is the best place to visit. Here you will find a 100-year old Zion National Park, which hosts special events to celebrate wildlife. It is all set to launch an Open-sky glamping resort in 2020. Bryce Canyon National Park is the second oldest National Park of Utah, where you can explore the extensive red rock landscape through e-bike. You can also add a Grand Canyon trip and a visit to Brian Head Resorts for the best snow sports.

3. Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Photo Credits: David Mark

Next in our list of must-see places in the USA is Los Angeles or the city of Angels, as they say. Around 43.8 million tourists visit this amazing town every year to experience the glitz and glamor of this happening town. Los Angeles is home to Hollywood, Universal Studios, Walk of Fame, posh Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and the designer shops in Rodeo Drive. You can also visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology, South-bay beaches, check out the art district murals, grab a drink at Tiki bar, buy tickets for Cinepia screening at Hollywood Forever, or have a fun night out at a DJ night. In short, Los Angeles is one of the tourist’s favorite vacation places in the US, where countless attractions never leave any visitor bored.

4. Vail, Colorado

Vail Colorado
Photo Credits: Michelle Maria

If you are visiting the US with your family and looking for the family-friendly best places in the US, Vail Colorado is the right destination for you. It is the one central spot where you will find everything to entertain your family. For accommodation, you can pick Four Seasons Resorts and Residencies Vail. The best thing about this resort is its central location. It is only a few blocks away from the famous Vail Village which houses restaurants, bars, coffee shops, movie theatres, bowling alley, ice-skating rinks, and refurbished cobblestone streets for strolling around. Another bonus point is the free transportation system, which makes it easy to reach any point, without paying even a single penny.

You can shop the winter essentials from Gorsuch store, make your kids learn skiing from the Vail Ski school, enjoy zip lining, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, tubing hills, and a roller coaster ride through the snow at Epic Discovery. Winters are a bliss at Colorado. In the peak, you even get to experience the dog sledding adventure through the Vail Mountains. This scenic ride seems like a dream come true.

5. Martha’s Vineyard and St. Louis, Missouri


A thirty minutes ferry ride from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, lies the spellbinding Edgartown, which is a celebrities’ and A-listers’ favorite getaway. Obama also chose this enchanting town to buy a house. A whaling town in the past, the Edgartown’s street houses the residencies of former whaling captains, art galleries, high-end restaurants, deluxe shopping areas, and Greek revival homes. You can visit the Norton Point Beach to bask in the sun, Lighthouse beach for fishing and swimming or sail through the Katama Bay through the traditional Cape Cod Catboat and enjoy the scenic sunset view.

Usually, tourists do not keep St. Louis in their US itinerary, which is very surprising as this city is as much hip, vibrant, and diverse as New York or LA are. St. Louis is home to architectural masterpieces, Gateway Arch National Park, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis Aquarium, and the lush green botanical gardens. Downtown St. Louis will surely steal your breath away. You can treat your taste buds with exotic American cuisine at the Roosters or Blood and Sand or go on a romantic date with your partner at Polite Society. Clementine’s Creamery sells mouthwatering hand-crafted heavenly scrumptious ice-cream, the match of which is hard to find. If you love Mexican, try Nixta for exceptionally delicious main courses.

6. Lake Tahoe, California

Photo Credits: David Mark

California is surely one of the best places in the US which is another tourists’ favorite destination. You might think of encountering celebrities when you hear of California, which is quite valid. But most of us tend to miss the best part! We are talking about Lake Tahoe, which lies in North California. This majestic, crystal clear, and rocky heaven is sandwiched between the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The top-rated ski resorts and laid- back mountains in the backdrop of this beautiful lake make this place worth visiting. You can bring your perfect powdery day at Lake Tahoe through indulging in the locally brewed special craft beer by the side of the fire pit.

Winters are the best time to visit Lake Tahoe. However, if you visit it during summers, you can have fun fishing, camping, and golfing or spend quality time at luxury resorts and lakeside casinos. You can take your family to a 22-mile long cruise ride and marvel at the giant snowy peaks or stroll through numerous hiking and biking trails.

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