As a Canadian I’ve been known to give the United States a pretty hard go of it at times. But they really have it coming don’t they? They always call us names. We are not your hat, nor are we your little brother. Actually, you are our underpants and we are bigger; remember the last time you tried to pick on us? We burned down that White House didn’t we? All kidding aside, I once heard a traveller fresh of a cross America road trip say to me “America really is a beautiful country isn’t it? Shame there are so many Americans there.” I like the majority of Americans I meet, and can’t rib them much more. And one thing is for sure, the United States of America is a very beautiful country with a heap to offer the international traveller.
Visit Canyon Country
The canyon country of the United States might be one of the more popular destinations among American tourists, but for international tourist the area is still completely underrated. Yes, everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, but places like Bryce Canyon and Antelope Canyon are perhaps even more visually stunning. From Utah to Nevada there are more canyons waiting to be explored than anyone could ever imagine.
In the summer months the beaches of the United States burst with activity. Of course the most well known beaches in America belong to Los Angeles and Miami, however a number of others are worth mentioning. San Diego, California may have one of the best beach environments in North America and some great surf to go along with it. Also, the coast of the Carolinas hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Americas.
There is nowhere in the world that has as many great theme parks as the United States. The number of Orlando hotels packed with tourists heading to Disney World prove how popular this destination. However, Disney World isn’t the only great theme park in the United States. Parks like Universal Studios or any of the Six Flags are amazingly built and packed with activity. In America you are never too far from a theme park.
Explore the Cities
The United States is home to some of the most incredible cities in the world. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago are the most visited and most popular but some other more obscure cities are also worth visiting. Cities like Seattle, St. Augustine, and Philadelphia are packed with history and host a wealth of opportunity in terms of exploration.
Indulge in the Music Scene
Forget about Britney Spear and Hannah Montana and the music scene in the United States is as rich as anywhere in the world. Nashville and Austin is awash with the western sounds of rock, country and folk music. New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit all vibe with the rhythms of soul and blues music. While in America the opportunity to indulge in some live music is one that should not be missed.