The United States is a place full of cultural and historical sites. A state of beautiful landmarks- both natural and man-made. Surrounded by three largest oceans of the world; Pacific, Atlantic, and Artic, this place has great tourist sites for the travelers. From coastlines to the attractions of major cities, United States has such a diverse range of travel destinations that it becomes hard to decide which place to visit first.

If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful place, the very first question that comes to your mind is which sites should be visited to make your vacations memorable and enjoyable.

Here is a list of some best places you should not miss when traveling to the USA.

New York

New York

Nightlife- all its own, New York is a city that never sleeps. It is the only place in the world with an all-night running subway system. All restaurants, stores, and dance clubs remain open at all hours of the day. So you can enjoy the life of this city at any time, even in late hours of the night.

Things to do:

The sites for travelers are endless in this city. You will always run short of time when visiting the famous sites at every turn of this place.

· Visit the huge Central Park to add more fun to your trip.

· Plan a visit to the famous historical art museum ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the sights of famous landmarks; The Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, and Statue of Liberty.

· Take in a theatrical performance at Broadway, considered as the central spot of American theater.

Best time to Visit:

April to June and September to November is the best time to visit this place when the weather is ideal and pleasant.

Los Angeles

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The Home of Hollywood films, Celebrities, hotels and the world’s famous beaches makes Los Angeles a favorite location for tourists.

Things to do:

· Visit the famous Venice beaches, Malibu or Santa Monica.

· See the sights of Hollywood and explore the walk of fame.

· If traveling with kids, don’t forget to visit the Disney Land, The Universal Studios of Hollywood, and the amazing Griffith Park.

· Plan a trip to Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Griffith Observatory.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this place is between September and November and from March to May when the crowd is less, and the air is quite breathable with pleasant weather.


Florida known as The Sunshine State is a city with beautiful weather and hundreds of miles of beaches; with Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on another side. Destinations like Orlando, Miami, Key West and much more makes Florida a fun-filled place for tourists.

Things to Do:

· Don’t forget to visit the famous Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter located in Orlando, the most visited city of USA.

· Plan a trip to Panama City Beach.

· Located on the Atlantic to the north of Miami Beach is Fort Lauderdale, a must-visit city with impressive and vast infrastructure for tourists.

· Visit Miami, a city known for its nightlife and cultural heritage.

· Visit the Florida Keys, to enjoy a variety of outdoor recreations such as beaches, botanical gardens, museums and Theater of the Sea.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit Florida is between one of the two shoulder seasons: April to May and September to November.


Located on Michigan Beach in Illinois is the country’s third-largest city, Chicago. It is a city known for its museums and bold architecture including giant skyscrapers such as The Neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, The Willis Tower, and The John Hancock Center.

Things to do:

· Plan a trip to Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and the Garfield Conservatory and add more fun to your exciting adventure.

· You can also visit several museums in the city such as Chicago History Museum, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Science and Industry, and Museum of Contemporary Art.

· Chicago has an incredible theater, Music Box. If you’re a movie lover, you should visit this place.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Chicago is April to May and between September and October. Most Of the Festivals held during this time when the weather is warm and pleasant.

Washington DC

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Washington DC, the capital of United States, is the home to political power and all foreign staff. It is famous for its museums and monuments that are free for visitors, thus making it one of the most visited cities in the US. A perfect place for tourists to explore the history of the US by checking out numerous historical sites such as Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, Mount Vernon, White House, and various art galleries and theaters.

Things to do:

· Visit the picturesque city, Seattle with a variety of tourist attractions. Must visit the Sky View Observatory or the Space Needle, to enjoy a farfetched view of the city and nearby mountains and islands.

· Plan a trip to Spokane and visit its most beautiful spots such as Riverfront Park, John A. Finch Arboretum, and Manito Park.

· Are you a hiking lover? You must not miss the 40-mile smooth Centennial Trail along the Spokane River in Riverside State Park.

· Take a tour of the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC).

Best time to Visit:

The Ideal time to visit Washington is Between March and April when the famous cherry blossoms are in full bloom.



Hawaii is known as an island paradise. Its islands are famous for their scenic landscapes, breath-taking waterfalls and numerous beaches with gold, red and even black sands. The main six islands of this state include Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii (The Big Island) with twice the size of all other islands put together. Of all these islands, Oahu has the state’s capital city Honolulu, with main tourist attractions- Pearl Harbor and the Waikiki beach.

Things to do:

· One of the most beautiful attractions is found on Hawaii Island at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

· Plan a trip Waikiki beach and enjoy all facilities and entertainment of a modern city.

· Visit Pearl Harbor- A World War II memorial, located in Honolulu.

· You can also plan a visit to Waipio Valley, Haleakala National Park, Maui Ocean Center, Hana Road, and Mauna Kea- the highest mountain in Hawaii.

· With so many attractions to see, start planning your next trip to Hawaii Island.

Best time to Visit:

Best time to visit Hawaii is between September and November when the weather is pleasant, and rainfall is minimal.

San Francisco

The cultural, financial, and commercial center of Northern California is known as San Francisco. It is located in the northern part of the San Francisco Peninsula. San Francisco is a famous tourist destination, which is praised for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, fog, landmarks, and eclectic mix of architecture. Some of its popular spots include the Golden Gate Bridge, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, and cable cars.

Things to do:

· Search for a hotel room in SOMA to have the best time in San Francisco.

· Have the yummiest meal of all times, at Bon Appetit, along with a very cozy and elegant interior, which makes its visitors experience an unforgettable visit.

· There is also a treat for health lovers in San Francisco. A stay in hotels along the Embarcadero gives a fantastic view of the Bay Bridge.

· Plan a stay at the Union Square and shop to the fullest. It surely is a piece of satisfaction.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit San Francisco is from September to November, as it offers the warmest surroundings of fall season during this period of the year.



The enormous population of Boston itself gives an idea of the choice of selection of people. In the United States, it is one of the cities that famous for their historical abundance. The fact that Boston is the only part of United States that is located along the oceanic shoreline, it not just automatically leaves it with a great advantage, but also offers Boston beautiful views.

Things to do:

· America’s oldest park, Boston Common, is located in the heart of the city and is the beginning of a must-try Freedom Trail.

· Beacon Hill is the choice, in case one feels the need to have a stay in the most beautiful neighborhood of United States.

· Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – it may be the oldest, but one can easily comprehend the meaning of “old is gold” by visiting this place.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Boston is from June to October. Despite its high tourist rate during this time of the year, the environment it provides its visitors makes it worth trying.

So, get ready to enjoy the beauty of this world. Pack your bag, wear your best boots and head out for an amazing adventure.


Author Bio:

Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves traveling. Currently, he is studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at Thesmartlad.com.