United States of America
Welcome to United States of AmericaUnited States of America - America was stumbled upon by Columbus in 1492 and for more than 500 years people have travelled here seeking a better life in the 'land of opportunity'. The land was fought over by colonial powers for centuries and finally won its independence from Britain in 1783. The American people have succeeded in forging one of the worlds most united, democratic and tolerant nations, a fascinating melting-pot of cultures.
The country is made up of 48 neighbouring states of the continental USA, plus the state of Alaska, and the volcanic islands of Hawaii 3,219km out into the Pacific. There are also the US territories, which include Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Midway Islands and the US Virgin Islands.
Tourism is focused mainly in the great cities such as New York and Washington, as well as sunshine states such as California, Florida and Hawaii where millions of tourists congregate each year to enjoy the fine beaches, natural wonders and man-made attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood. Too many miss out on the mind-blowing landscapes of the interior which can found in the wealth of magnificent National Parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Adirondacks, as well as spectacular sights like the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains.
New York City, home to a number of world-famous sights and icons, filled with energy and the diversity that emanates from its densely packed, multicultural population. The city vibrates with colliding cultures, languages and nuances; whoever you are and whatever your taste, there will be something to amuse and stimulate you 24-hours a day.
Los Angeles is the epitome of the American Dream. The fantasy worlds of Disneyland and Hollywood, the famed extravagance of Beverley Hills and Malibu, and the sun-soaked beach culture are just some of the attractions within this 'City of Angels'.
San Francisco is the most attractive of American cities, regularly voted the best city in the USA, adored because of its colourful history, dramatic setting and its laissez-faire atmosphere. It is a regular trendsetter in everything alternative, from flower-power to ‘free love’; it prides itself on being individualistic, down-to-earth and cultured.
Chicago is a legendary metropolis that is almost as popular a tourist destination as New York, and it gets better every year. During a holiday in Chicago there need never be a dull moment, the number of world-class events and attractions being as large and diverse as the city itself.
Las Vegas Set in the middle of the vast Mojave Desert, was created entirely to entertain and has been described as the world’s largest theme park. This psychedelic city of sin is home to over a million people and welcomes 35 million more each year to its lavish hotels and casinos.
Dallas, with its skyscrapers seemingly growing out of the prairie, is full of glitz and glamour. Its urban landscape is vigorous and classy. This thriving city is the ninth largest city in the United States, having grown from a frontier outpost with 20 streets in 1841 to a centre for big business and big banking, helped along a little by 'black gold', the oil that was discovered 100 miles (161km) east of the city in 1930.
Miami This coastal city was a holiday town until the 1920s, when it was made popular by influential people. The town developed into a seaside capital and was has an amazing array of Art Deco architecture, particularly along South Beach, which has been carefully preserved. Today, it is the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.
Boston is a city steeped in Old-world ambience as well as a cosmopolitan urban centre. A suspension bridge at the entrance to the city symbolizes the new; the nearby Paul Revere House stands as a testament to Boston’s revolutionary past. Add to the mix: great art museums, lively sidewalk cafes; and sophisticated dining and shopping.
Washington D.C (District of Columbia), chosen by George Washington for its tactical location between the South and the North, is a city of green parks and open spaces, grand buildings, historic landmarks, marbled monuments and museums, with character-filled neighbourhoods that support a thriving cultural scene with scores of restaurants, shops and night time entertainment.
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