Why travel round the USA?

by Jules on August 24, 2012

Travelling is something that almost everyone wants to do at least once in their lives by visiting an entire continent or even several over a few weeks or months. However, if you feel like limiting yourself to one country would be a waste, you obviously haven’t considered the USA.

When I was 14, I was lucky enough to take a family holiday that saw us travelling up the west coast of the US from Los Angeles to San Francisco. On the way, we took a detour across the state to Yosemite national park, and it was almost like visiting a different country, leaving the golden sandy beaches and bustling cities behind in favour of the dense forests where bears and wolves roam.

If you’re planning to go on an American holiday for singles, there are a few places I think you should visit to ensure that your trip is as diverse as possible.

Yellowstone

I visited Yosemite when I was in the US, but there are numerous national parks you could head to. It really is worth going to one as they are home to some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see, as well as wild animals for you to keep an eye out for.

Yellowstone particularly appeals to me as it has so many interesting geological features. The parks sits on the caldera of a super volcano. As a result, when you hike around Yellowstone you will pass hot springs, mud pools and geysers – the most famous of which is Old Faithful.

Visiting a national park with a group is great fun as trekking around you will have time to get to know each other. As night falls, you can set up camp and enjoy the sight of the stars that blanket the sky.

New York

From the twinkling night sky to the city that never sleeps, New York is one of the most fascinating cities in the US – if not the world. There is so much to see and do here you could easily spend a few days exploring.

If you’re missing the wide open space of the national parks make your way to Central Park, the colossal green area in the heart of the city. New Yorkers often visit here, whether to relax on the grass, go for a jog, or grab a snack. Tasty food is something you’re never far from in New York, and you can often buy it from street vendors, meaning you can eat on the move. Treat yourself to a bagel, slice of pizza or hot dog for a quintessential taste of the Big Apple.

One of the most popular things to do in New York is shop. Whatever your budget, you’ll find something to suit you, so go searching for bargains at the Hell’s Kitchen flea market or browse the department stores of Fifth Avenue.

New England

This is the place where modern American history began, after the pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts onboard ships from England and founded a colony in Plymouth. New England, which consists of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut, is absolutely bursting with history.

In addition to being the birthplace of America, this region also played an integral role in the American revolution. Head to Boston, Massachusetts, so you can walk the Freedom Trail – a 2.5-mile route that takes in 16 places of historical significance, like the site of the Boston Massacre.

As you can see, the USA boasts a wealth of diversity and it will certainly take you a while to visit it all.

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