From a country perspective, the United States features unmatched tourist appeal. Whether you’re looking for history, great food, world-class cities or an epic national parks system, America meets and surpasses expectations. Unlike other countries, the US cannot be “done” in a single trip due to its sheer size and plethora of things to see and do. Each visit to this amazing nation will yield brand new experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
Growing up in Canada near the Niagara Falls border, I have been to the United States more times than I can remember. For 18 years, family vacation meant visiting our neighbours to the south. I have been to 13 states so far and have only just begun to scratch the surface of what America has to offer. That’s pretty amazing considering I’ve been exploring this country for the better part of my life.
Guides for the United States:
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Big Sur & Monterey: Ranked among the best drives in America, California’s portion of the Pacific Coast Highway features rugged cliffs and sprawling beaches. Most people focus on the area between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but no two journeys are ever the same! Depending on your budget, interests and length of stay, your experience could range from speeding down the coast in one-day to indulging at California’s best golf courses.
San Francisco: Home to both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, San Francisco has serious tourist appeal. Beyond it’s two main attractions is an extensive list of things to do and see. Entire days can be devoted to exploring areas such as Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. If you aren’t sold yet, the City is also known for having some of the best food and shopping in America.
Yosemite: Known across the world for its breath-taking landscapes, a bucket list would not be complete without a visit to Yosemite National Park. With over 4 million visitors per year, the park has developed an extensive tourism infrastructure with multiple campgrounds, stores, restaurants and an excellent shuttle bus system. In addition, adventure seekers will enjoy the solitude and tranquility of venturing beyond the valley’s tourist friendly area.