Most people plan their trips in the United States to visit various regions. There are remarkable sights in the land of the free and home of the brave. America has ice caps, frozen oceans, dark deep crevices, and the largest statue in the World. These destinations are not expensive, and all that is required is a camera, camping gear, the cost of a ferry ride, and entry fees. Once you visit this destination, you will see the United States from a different perspective. Read on to learn more about these can’t-miss destinations.
Top 3 USA Tourist Destinations:
- Grand Canyon
- Niagara Falls
- Statue of Liberty
One of the most visited places in the United States is the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon started forming 20 million years ago as it was carved out by the Colorado River. Some tourists fear they will experience vertigo because of the sheer 6,093 feet drop. The Colorado River is 277 miles long, making the ridge and rims appear to disappear into infinity. The South Rim receives more visitors in the of Grand Canyon National Park which has an ample visitors center. The summer months are the high season to visit the Grand Canyon. Bus service and a walkway, in the high season, runs along the Rims. The North Rim, which has lookout areas, provides a different perspective of the Canyon.
- Most visited places in the United States.
- Carved out by the Colorado River.
- South Rim receivers more visitors.
Niagara Falls has more than 14 million visitors each year. Sitting on the Canadian border, Lake Erie rushes into Lake Ontario and then flows over the gigantic waterfalls. Niagara Falls is a set of three falls; the Niagara Falls is the largest section known as Horseshoe Falls. The Niagara Falls produces hydroelectric power which benefits the adjacent areas of New York and Canada. Almost as famous as Niagara Falls is the plume of mist rising from the falls which can be seen in Toronto, forty-one miles away from the Falls.
- More than 14 million visitors.
- A set of three falls.
- Produces hydroelectric power.
Statue of Liberty
The Statute of Liberty, which stands 152 feet in the New York Harbor, is a universal symbol of freedom that reflects the friendship between France and the United States. The statute, the largest in the world, was a gift from the French as a symbol of the celebration of the French-American alliance during the American Revolution. Immigrants entered through Ellis Island, 12 million strong,
escaping two world wars, religious persecution, and totalitarianism, between 1892 to 1954. Thousands of people visit the Statue of Liberty as they ferry from New York Harbor.
- Stands 152 feet in New York Harbor.
- French-American alliance.
- America’s most revered icon.
Many Americans do not realize the riches that exist in America or fully grasp American historical events. The Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty tell a major story about America’s natural wonders and its international importance.