America is 3.8 million square miles. There is so much to see and so much to do it would take a lifetime to complete all the intriguing, fun activities out there. I hope to make all your lives easier as I will list my favorite top 5 travel destinations within the 50 states.
Number one, New York, my favorite place to visit. Visit the breathtaking 84th floor (located outside) or the 102nd floor (located inside with limited space) of the Empire State Building and stare at the most vivid image of the big apple you will ever see. Take a ferry from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty and see the larger than life statue up close and personal. Before you leave, it is a must to visit the iconic Time Square for a few hours and experience all that there is to see and do. I recommend New York for domestic and international visitors.
Number two, Los Angeles, my second favorite travel destination in the United States. The word Hollywood in itself, along with the thought of celebrities and weather are enough to make Los Angeles number two on my list. Visit some of LA’s most coveted beaches like the beautiful Huntington Beach area, along with the beaches of Malibu and Santa Monica. Even if you don’t buy anything, at least do me the pleasure and walk up and down Rodeo Drive for an hour or so just to say you did it! Drive through Beverly Hills and experience the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Los Angeles is perfect for a family trip or a couple’s escape.
Number three, Chicago, my third favorite place to travel in the USA. The windy city comes in second in population and size to New York. Actually, Chicago is 3rd in population, but its city skyline, authentic restaurants, fabulous shopping, ancient museums, and activities are enough to easily rival NYC and LA.
Number 4, Washington D.C., the capital city of the United States. If you enjoy iconic places in history, then Washington D.C. is the place to visit. Plan your trip to the White House months in advance because one must be screened for several months before being accepted to visit the historic home of the presidency. Visit the Capitol Building and Washington Monument, along with the Lincoln Memorial and even drive to the Pentagon and pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial Gardens.
Number 5, Las Vegas. The majorities of the people who visit Las Vegas (including myself) go there to party and try their luck betting it all on black at the roulette tables in their famous casinos. However, I was surprised when I experienced a whole lot more in this oasis desert. I didn’t realize there was more to Las Vegas than a bunch of craps tables. They offer blockbuster shows, world-class shopping, and top-notch restaurants, all of which make this city a top 5 destination in the United States.