10 Places You Must Visit in the US

With so many places to visit, compiling a “best of” list was impossible. Consider this list to be more of an introduction to the must-see attractions in America. Here are the top ten places to visit in the United States before you die.

#1 Las Vegas, Nevada

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This city, also known as “Sin City,” is known as “the entertainment capital of the world.” It is well-known for its iconic casinos, notable nightlife, five-star hotels, hip boutique shops, and exceptional restaurants. Every day, this city becomes more reminiscent of a massive theme park. While it is known as a place that makes or breaks gamblers, there are many museums and attractions for those who are not interested in gambling. There is something for everyone and everything here.

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#2 The Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Seeing the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, can be an unforgettable experience. The Canyon stretches for 277 miles, is nearly 10 miles wide, and is one mile deep. It has been growing for the past six million years as a result of the Colorado River.

If you’re looking for more adventure, hike the canyon rim to rim and then go white water rafting down the Colorado River (as your roving writer once did). Do you require assistance? Please inquire at Grand Canyon Village.

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#3 Niagara Falls, New York

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The Native Americans referred to them as “Onguiaahra,” or “Thundering Waters.” Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge. They run along the border between the state of New York and the lovely province of Ontario in neighboring Canada. After you’ve seen New York City, head to Niagara Falls. Take a cable car ride over the raging whirlpool, a helicopter ride over the raging waters, or visit Goat Island to see it all from both sides.

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#4 Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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This must-see destination should pique the interest of outdoor enthusiasts in particular. Visitors can get a great view of the majestic American tundra from here. The park and preserve encompass six million acres of wilderness centered on Denali, North America’s highest peak.

Caribou, foxes, grizzly bears, hoary marmots, lemmings, moose, and wolverines are among the 37 mammal species found on the property. There are also ten fish species, including trout, salmon, and Arctic grayling. It’s ideal for any tired traveler looking for simple solitude in a breathtaking natural setting.

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#5 Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It’s also rich in history and culture. Since colonial times, some travel writers have referred to it as one of New England’s nerve centers. Residents claim that their community has some of the best tourist attractions in the northeast.

Boston is also home to some of the country’s most influential writers. The famous Old Corner Bookstore was once a meeting place for Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Emerson, so that’s not much of an exaggeration. Do you enjoy music? Consider attending the Boston Early Music Festival.

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#6 Maui, Hawaii

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For more than a decade, Conde Nast Traveller readers have voted Maui the “Best Island” on the planet. Great green valleys, nearly iconic landscapes, quaint villages, spectacular resorts, water sports, and stretches of pristine beaches characterize the island. This island’s beaches are all unique, ranging from palm-lined avenues to black sand beaches.

Hikers will enjoy the interesting, isolated trails through bamboo forests and volcanic mountains. Other highlights include waterfalls along the road to Hana and sunrise viewing from the popular Haleakala summit.

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#7 Walt Disney World, Florida

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Is it really necessary to introduce this world-famous entertainment resort complex in Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, near Orlando? The resort property, which officially opened on October 1, 1971, spans nearly 25,000 acres, approximately half of which has been developed. It currently consists of four separate theme parks—Animal Disney’s Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and the Magic Kingdom—as well as resort hotels, golf courses, water parks, and other venues, including the popular outdoor shopping center known as Disney Springs. Who can imagine growing up without Mickey Mouse or the Marvel Universe?

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#8 Charleston, South Carolina

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Last but not least, there is the historic city of Charleston. After all, there’s something special about the South. Aside from the allegedly woke observations, everyday life in the state’s largest city includes all of the romantic notions associated with this part of the country, such as the stunning stately homes, sumptuous local dishes, and legendary “southern hospitality.” Take in the colorful stuccos, gaslamp-lit streets, horse-drawn carriages, lush palmettos, and majestic mansions with ironwork balconies as you stroll around.

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#9 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

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Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, spans over 2.2 million acres across three states. For roughly five generations, it has been a popular tourist destination. It is the country’s first and arguably most important national park. It has a lovely mix of abundant wildlife, lofty peaks, natural beauty, and breathtaking stretches of wilderness. From mid-July to mid-August, this park is popular with tourists. If you want to avoid the crowds, go in May or June, or late August through early September.

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#10 New York City, New York

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New York City is the country’s fashion capital. It is the most populous metropolis in the United States, with approximately 8,336,817 residents inhabiting an area of less than 302.6 square miles. There is so much to see and do in New York City. To get a sense of the global feel of great Gotham, visit the world-famous skyscrapers, the neon lights of Time Square, the hip streets of Greenwich Village, iconic American monuments, various artsy areas and attractions, trendy bars and restaurants, and individualistic ethnic enclaves.

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