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Places to visit in USA

The USA is a vast country with numerous options for the tourists. They can do whatever comes to their mind or even try the unique things present only in the USA like a canyon swing or go trekking in the Grand Canyon. Things to do in the USA are limitless. You can go in for aerial sports like skydiving, bungee jumping, canyon swing, and cliff jumping. You can opt for water sports like river rafting, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, banana rides and so on. You can also go on a shopping spree to the posh, and elite designers present only in America and indulge in retail therapy. You can even go sightseeing and explore the vast country and the attractions in the USA for days and not get bored.

Some activities can be done by tourists when in America. It all depends on what you want to do. If you feel adventurous and want to indulge in exciting sports you can go on trekking tours, walking, and hiking treks through the country. If you want to relax and spend a peaceful time in the USA, you can go for sightseeing tours, take tickets to a hop-on-bus and explore every corner of the big city. The tourists here can never get bored or tired as even something as simple as sitting by a lake and watching a sunset has its own magical feeling when witnessed in the USA.

San Francisco

San Francisco is another such attractive place to visit in America. It is located in the San Francisco Bay and is mainly known for the Golden Gate Bridge that is one of the must-visit places in America. Besides visiting the major attractions you can also visit the Bay view area and enjoy yourself thoroughly. At a few selected weekends you can even enjoy the festivals and carnivals set up by the Bay which is definitely a whole new experience for everyone especially the ones visiting the place for the very first time. 


Attractions – Golden Gate Bridge, the Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Twin Peaks, Japanese Tea Garden, Exploratorium, the Walt Disney Family Museum

Activities - Attend a concert at the famous Fillmore. Watch the city from a cable car. Enjoy a bonfire night at Ocean Park. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on foot. Jog or visit the famous Japanese tea garden or DeYoung Museum at Golden Gate Park, and so on.

Food - Enjoy coffee and pastries at Tartine Bakery, try to get a table at Nopa for yummy wood fired rustic food, lick your way into goodness with salt and caramel, Crème Fraische or Honey Lavender ice-creams from Bi-Rite Creamery, bite into amazing Cal-Italian food including thin crust pizza at Delfina, and more.

Shopping - Eat or splurge at Ferry Building Marketplace, get to downtown SF for shopping the biggest brands at Union Square, indulge from budget to high end goodies at Westfield San Francisco Centre, get your money’s worth with exquisite tiles, dinnerware, accessories etc. from Heath Ceramics, besides more. 

Nightlife - Enjoy a good night with creative cocktails at Trick Dog, head to Club De Luxe for a fun atmosphere and live jazz shows, groove to the best sound in city at Monarch, knock yourself out with Knockout’s sprightly DJ nights and punk bands, besides more.

Best way to commute – Bus, Streetcar and Cable Car

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New York City

This city is one of busiest and the most famous cities of America which you definitely must visit when coming to America. New York is divided into five boroughs namely Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island as well as the Bronx. It houses some great attractions that should be visited to get well aware of the culture of the place. There are various activities also that you can enjoy while sightseeing like taking a cruise to witness the marvellous skyline of this magnificent city, taking a Safari or a tour through the Central Park Zoo or the Bronx Zoo to explore the wildlife present here or trying out the local cuisine in some local café or restaurant.


Attractions -  the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, One World Trade Centre, Rockefeller Centre, Coney Island, St Patrick's Cathedral, Staten Island Ferry

Activities - Horse carriage or photo tours at Central Park, Broadway shows at one of the many theatres at Times Square and exciting events at Brooklyn 

Food - Saraghina for its outstanding pizza and wine, Smorgasbord for its 75+ vendors selling amazing street food and Katz’s Delicatessen for a lovely lunch of pastrami and knishes

Shopping - Chelsea Market that offers the perfect blend of yummy food and satisfying shopping some more gourmet food, Artists & Fleas for unique and designer findings, and Tiffany and Co. for all that’s luxurious.

Nightlife - Brooklyn Bowl that offers an amazing night of live music with full bar, Franklin Park with its DJ, video games and a huge bar.

Best way to commute – Subway and Cabs

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Located on Lake Michigan, Chicago is one of those cities of America that is filled with marvelous architectural structures the view of which can take your breath away. It is known for its elevated skyscrapers. If you spend time in Chicago you should definitely plan visit these skyscrapers to enjoy the panoramic view and indulging in the wonders of America. 


Attractions - the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, the Tribune Tower, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of National History

Activities - Spend a day laughing with the comedy club circuit of The Second City or visiting one of the oldest zoos of the world- Lincoln Park Zoo. Enjoy open mic comedy at the old school Logan Theatre. Enjoy a game of Volleyball or stroll along the North Avenue Beach, and so on.

Food - Come down to Big Star for superb Mexican street food and margaritas, get a taste of American food at Lula Café. Gulp down Negroni slushies with Amish fried chicken at Parson’s Chicken and Fish. Turn to the Boiler Room for your individual slices of yummy pies, etc. 

Shopping - Spend the whole day shopping for major brands at the Water Tower Place. Dine, shop or relax at the pedestrian friendly Promenade Bolingbrook. Turn to Brickyard Mall which an outdoor shopping experience, etc.

Nightlife - Drink night long at Revolution Brewing. Listen to live Jazz music at The Green Mill. Enjoy a peaceful retreat at the speakeasy bar of The Violet Hour. Head to Piece Pizzeria and Brewery for their creative pizzas and live band karaoke nights, etc. 

Best way to commute – Rail train, Bus, Cab

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Water sports

With heavenly cities like Miami and Hawaii water sports, is also a number one activity listed on the list of things to do while touring in the USA. The state has all kinds of water bodies including seas, rivers, lakes and even artificially constructed water bodies where you can conveniently practice water sports. From something as simple as boating to something as complex as river rafting, all the numerous kinds of water sports give a different feeling and experience when done in the greater offerings of USA. Generally one can find all possible water sports on some renowned beach or the other, but some of the most famous ones and the places where they are practiced in the best way possible are mentioned below. Additionally, there are many more activities like river rafting, boating, fly boarding as well as cruising that can also be done while exploring America. These water sports definitely will add on the adventure and fun element to your much awaited vacation.


Famous Water Sports of America are:

Kayaking in Lake Tahoe – This is both pleasant and exciting as the River has the perfect rapids required for kayaking and the view is awe-inspiring.

Approximate Cost - 3000 INR for one person

For: Family, friends, groups, senior citizens

Difficulty level: Low


Jet Skiing in Miami Beach - It is a fun filled activity as one can get a great panoramic view and enjoy the crystal clear water with thrill and excitement.

Approximate Cost – Rs.2500 to Rs.3000 depending on the tour operator chosen

For: Couples, friends

Difficulty level: Low


Scuba Diving in Florida and Hawaii – This is one of the best ways to explore the multifarious marine life present here and is an absolute delight.

Approximate Cost – Rs.13,000 to Rs.19,000 depending on the tour operator chosen

For: Family, friends, groups, senior citizens

Difficulty level: Low


Sailing in San Francisco – It is a peaceful and relaxed activity enjoyed generally by grownups.

Approximate Cost – if one goes in a huge group then the cost is 2000 INR per hour per person. 

For: Individuals, couples, friends

Difficulty level: High


Surfing, and dolphin watching in Hawaii – It is another famous activity that attracts tourists during the peak season.

Approximate Cost – Rs.7000 INR for adults and Rs.5500 INR for children

For: Individuals, family

Difficulty level: moderate to low

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Trekking and hiking

USA is jam-packed with mountains, hills pass, valleys and various other picturesque locations were hiking and trekking trails are commonly practiced on a regular basis, all owing to the impeccable beautiful surroundings and rugged terrain that it offers. It is not just one of the most commonly practiced activities here but also one of the most interesting ones as it gives you an insight of the natural beauty that this tourist destination offers.

Trekking and hiking are one of those activities that help the tourists develop deeper knowledge of this humongous country and fall in love with it to the core. America has some great destinations where the trails are both satisfying and challenging.

Activities like camping and trekking are best done during the night in America as the starry sky upgrades the whole experience and gives a magical feeling that not every location is bound to offer. The vast stretches of mountains, the crystal clear sky, the convenient weather and the ultimate beauty of mother nature, all add up to make the perfect trekking experience for you that is sure not worth a miss.


Place to go for Hiking and Trekking - Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Sedona Red Rock Country, Yosemite, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Yellowstone

Approximate Cost – Varies according to the tour and place selected by the tourists and may range from 16,000 to 1,60,000.

For: Individuals, couples and group of friends

Difficulty level: Low to Moderate


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