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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.

Attractions in usa america

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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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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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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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This is one of those cities in the States that is filled with mountains, evergreen forests, rivers and lakes. The beautiful scenery and the scenic views makes this place ideal for trekking, camping, hunting, and similar activities. It is also home to a large number companies of the technology industry like Microsoft and Amazon.

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Celebrated on March 17th, this is an Irish event which is celebrated to give a tribute to Saint Patrick on the day he died. On this day the whole country is splashed with green color all around. There are people seen beautifully dressed up and involved in parades. Visiting the St Patrick's Cathedral on this day is a whole new experience for all the people visiting America during this day. That rush and excitement in the air are overwhelming and a memorable experience for every individual experiencing this festival.

 

Celebration Time – March 

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America has a lot of people who follow Christianity and so festivals like Easter, Good Friday and Christmas are given a lot of importance here. This festival is celebrated to give tribute to Jesus Christ as on this day he was resurrected. Everyone gifts their children chocolate eggs that are designed flawlessly. The whole country is filled with Easter bunnies either made up of chocolate or just used as means of decoration. There is a whole new positive vibe in the air during Easter which automatically brings happiness to everyone.

Celebration Time – April

 

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The independence day of America is celebrated with grand fireworks shows and bonfires all across the country. In order to celebrate this auspicious day the whole country comes together and bursts firecrackers and hosts parties and events. On this day everyone in America dresses up like 'Uncle Sam’ and is seen waving the American flag and celebrating the day with much joy and happiness.

Celebration Time – July

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Tn 31st October everyone in America dresses up in weird costumes to scare other people and have fun while they play to trick their friends and family. This day everyone celebrates the demons in the world and over the past few decades this day has emerged as a huge event or festival in America. On this day each and every residential house in America is prepared with candy to serve the children that come and try to scare them. You will be able to see people scarily dressed even on the streets.

Celebration Time – October

 

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The next big festival in America on the calendar will be Thanksgiving. On this day the whole family comes together to America to extend gratitude to each other and to express their love towards the harvest done over the years and the proceeding years. The whole family comes together to enjoy a home-cooked feast which should traditionally include a roast turkey and a Pumpkin pie. With time traditions have changed a bit and every family has their own small tradition. Thanksgiving day is celebrated not just in America but also in Japan, Canada, and Germany.

Celebration Time – November

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Everyone in the world celebrates Christmas on 25th December but in America this day holds a lot of importance and the celebration is larger than live. With the entire country covered in thick layers of snow, this is one day that everyone waits for. The whole country is decorated with lights and trees and everyone goes shopping for gifts to present to their loved ones. The whole environment is so full of love, care, and happiness that by just being present in America at Christmas time can cheer you up and impart a memorable experience altogether.

Celebration Time - December

Activities in usa america

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The United States of America is one of the top eleven places in the world where skydiving is an absolute bliss as per the renowned Forbes magazine. In the USA you have several places as options while opting for skydiving ranging from 10000 feet drop to a 15000 feet drop. The weather and natural beauty present in America makes it ideal for skydiving and gives you a lifetime experience. Skydiving in America is not too big a deal as it is amongst one of the commonly practiced activities and so it is quite affordable as compared to various other activities. You can even spend a week and train yourself if you desire to dive alone without a trainer or else you can even perform it by being accompanied by an official trainer.

 

Places for Skydiving - Waialua in Hawaii, Anchorage in Alaska, Key West in Florida, Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania, Zion National Park in Utah

Approximate Cost: 15000-25000 INR

For: Friends and couples

Difficulty level: Moderate to high

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The USA houses some great picturesque spots from where an activity like Bungee jumping turns out to be 100 times more adventurous and thrilling. It is considered to be one of the ultimate activities to get the adrenaline kick that a monotonous lifestyle of today demands. 

Some of the best places to go for bungee jumping in the States are High Steel Bridge in Washington that is 365 feet high gives a great adrenaline rush and is perfect for first timers, the Stratosphere in Las Vegas is 829 feet high and is quite scary but definitely worth it, Royal George Suspension Bridge in Colorado is an extreme version of bungee jumping as it is 1053 feet high, Redwood Trees in California is a different experience as to start off you will require to climb a red wood and then take a jump.

The Navajo Bridge in Arizona is not that elevated but imparts a great view and gives a magical feeling altogether. While opting for Bungee Jump you can as well explore the sightseeing attractions located in close vicinity which would vary from location to location.

Places to go for Bungee Jumping - High Steel Bridge in Washington, the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Royal George Suspension Bridge in Colorado, Redwood Trees in California, Navajo Bridge in Arizona

 

Approximate Cost - 6500 INR for one jump and 10000 INR for two jumps

For: Couples and friends

Difficulty level: Moderate to high

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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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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

Food in usa america

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This Combination of Apple with a buttery pastry is absolutely marvellous and a must to be tried delicacy. When served with vanilla ice cream it does this small hip-hop dance in your mouth and definitely wakes up all your taste bud imparting a further craving for more. 

 

Found here: Pie Lab in Alabama

Approximate Cost for two: Rs.1200

Address: 1317 Main Street, Greensboro, AL36744

Contact: +1 (334) 624-3899

Opening hours: 9am- 2am

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Hamburgers are a staple food for the locals of America. When you think of Americans relishing the most common dish of America, cheese hamburger with fries and cola or some milkshake you surely wish to try some yourself. Hamburger can be found in almost all the dinners served in America. Since it is so famous, with every passing day new varieties of hamburger keep emerging and people keep relishing the same. 

 

Found Here: In-and-out Burger

Approximate Cost for two: Under Rs.1200

Address: The Anchorage Square, 333 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Contact: +1 (800) 786-1000

Opening hours: 10:30am- 1am

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Another famous dish that is enjoyed by Americans mainly for breakfast would be Bagels. Bagel is nothing but a bread form in the shape of a donut. It comes in a variety of flavors and can be sweet or savory. The best part about a bagel is that you don't need to sit and consume it, you can easily eat while walking, touring or anywhere on the go. 

 

Found here: Russ and Daughters 

Approximate Cost for two: Rs.1600

Address: 179 E Houston Street, New York, NY10002

Contact: +1 (212) 475-4880

Opening hours: 8am- 6pm Everyday

 

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Pizza is another such dish which though belongs to an Italian Cuisine is more of a staple food for all Americans. Every local of America enjoys pizza on a daily basis. The pizza found in America is a bit different than other pizzas served elsewhere. It is loaded with cheese and has lesser vegetable toppings. The best place to find such deep dish pizza in America is literally all the pizzerias. There are so many that one can't pinpoint a specific shop or restraurant. Tourists should definitely try a pizza when in America.

 

Found here: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Cost for two:  Rs.1800

Address: 157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511

Contact: +1 (203) 865-5762

Opening hours: 11am- 10pm

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The concept of barbeque is quite famous in America. Americans generally set up a barbeque on weekends or on family occasions and grill up vegetables, chicken and steak to enjoy it with their family and friends. So barbeque definitely adds on to the American culture and must be tried by you while touring the place. The best place to enjoy barbequed food items would surely be Texas.

 

Found here: Pappy’s Smokehouse

Cost for two: Rs. 1800

Address: 3106 Olive Street, St Louis, MO 63103

Contact: +1 (314) 535- 4340

Opening hours: 11am- 4pm

Night Life in usa america

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Nightlife in the States is pretty happening and amazing. The people living in America are commonly seen partying in nightclubs and pubs. American nightclubs and pubs offer electrifying music, various beverage options, outstanding infrastructure and brilliant concepts. There are elegant lounges as well as swanky and flashy nightclubs in almost all the cities. In Miami and Hawaii, there are shacks on the beaches where one can party all night.

The party scenes at night in America are an absolute buzz. Everyone is high on adrenaline and cannot wait to dance till they drop. You must too make sure to take a night or two and check one of the best nightclub while touring America to get an in-depth insight of the nightlife that it boasts.

 

Famous casinos –

a) Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temeluca

b) Harrah’s Resort in California

c) Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City

 

Famous clubs – 

a) The Bowery Electric in New York

b) Oasis of San Francisco

c) Primary in Chicago

d) Good Room in New York

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In Las Vegas, America, the casinos are open until morning and you can make use of the casino facilities at any hour of your choice. It is only at night when you can enjoy yourself thoroughly in Las Vegas. That carefree environment where everyone is located betting, drinking and partying definitely sets the right mood and makes you feel of being in Las Vegas for real. 

This city is known for its nightlife all over the world and is number one on almost every bucket list crafted by youngsters. Visiting Las Vegas is a must-plan visit when you are holidaying in America.

 

Famous clubs and casinos in Las Vegas – 

a) XS 

b) Aria Resort and Casino

c) The Mirage

d) The Cromwell

Shopping in usa america

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this mall has over 520 stores and over 40 restaurant and fast food chains. It is by far the world's biggest mall and one might even take more than a week to completely explore each and every corner of this Mall. It has both high-end brands as well as famous and budget chains of labels. This mall is so gigantic that one will actually need to draw out a plan before visiting this place.

 

Location – Minnesota, United States of America

Main brands – Burberry, Chanel, Gucci, American Girl, Bloomingsdale, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Steven Maden, Armani Exchange, Lacoste, Micheal Kors, Victorinox Swiss Army

Bargaining: Not Possible

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located in Philadelphia, this is another such astounding mall that can leave you zapped. It is the perfect place for shopaholics as it houses almost all the famous brands and also has some great food chains to fill the tourists while shopping. Christmas in this mall is taken to another extent and there are extremely long lines to take a picture with the famous Santa Claus. Therefore, your kids will surely love this place too.

 

Location – Philadelphia, United States of America

Main brands – Aeropostale, Gap, Armani Exchange, Guess, Aldo, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, Hollister Co., Henri Bendel

Bargaining: Not Possible

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This is one of the posh and elite hotel shopping plazas in America where you can find all the top designers. Being located in Vegas one can Gamble and shop at the same time here as it is a hotel shopping plaza which has accommodation as well. This place generally houses high-end brands only.

 

Location – Las Vegas, United States of America

Main brands - Prada, Fred Leighton, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Gap, Bonobos, Lacoste, Micheal Kors, Tommy Hilfiger

Bargaining: Not Possible

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This mall is more like a shopping plaza where you can get a great number of deals and enjoy yourself thoroughly. The construction of the mall is what attracts people as it can be found nowhere else and is considered very unique. Each part of the plaza is designed in a unique manner suiting a particular item.

 

Location - Florida, United States of America

Main brands – Barneys, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Tommy Bahamma, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Louis Vuitton

Bargaining: Not Possible

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This shopping plaza houses over 250 designer boutiques and around 25 restaurants that are world famous. It is the best place to go for retail therapy and a dream come true for shopaholics. It also has concierge locations so that you do not need to carry many shopping bags. It is definitely the ultimate plaza to go shopping.

 

Location – Costa Mesa, California, United States of America

Main brands – Hugo Boss, Rado, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Harry Winston, Cartier, Rolex, Montblanc

Bargaining: Not Possible

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Located in Texas, the Galleria is like a shopping emporium filled with both budget and high-end brands. It has two Macy's mega stores that are an absolute delight for all shoppers. It has high-end brands and designer boutiques. The Galleria is famous for great deals and Black Friday sales in the festival season.

 

Location - Texas, United States of America

Main brands - Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Bottega Veneta, Ballentine’s , Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, Salvatore Ferragamo

Bargaining: Possible

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Located in Los Angeles, this shopping arena is designed to give a groovy Hollywood effect and is a great place to shop in style. It has all the major brands and designers that one would want to purchase. It also has great fast food chains that can make your shopping experience more pleasant.

 

Location – Los Angeles, United States of America

Main brands – Ann Taylor, Aldo, Arbys, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Carter’s, Chico’s, Clarks, Coach

Bargaining: Not Possible

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