Today is the 4th of July, the day when the United States celebrate Independence Day from us Brits! Of course, if you live in the US, you would know that already. So to celebrate, I decided to list the 5 places in the States where I would like to visit. I have left out the Georgia Aquarium, as I have already mentioned that and don’t want to repeat myself. So, let’s go to the Land of the Free…
New York City
The most famous city in the world, New York City is a place high on my cities to visit list. I not only want to see the iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge, but also see the history behind it. Ellis Island is where all the American immigrants arrived at between 1892-1954, where the US was the biggest place for immigrants around the world to go to.
As one of the most iconic places in the whole world, a place like New York is a must on any American trip.
This is a place which as a film fan I consider an essential visiting place. It would be great to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see the iconic Hollywood sign. There are also tours around the area, where I can see where famous actors live or used to live. There is the Hollywood Museum, the Dolby Theatre (where the Academy Awards are held) and a tour of Paramount Studios. There are a lot of places where I can learn about the history of film.
Hollywood is the number one place in California I would like to visit, though a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge is a close second.
Yes, I know Florida has Disneyland and Universal Studios, but the place in the state I would like to visit the most is the Everglades, a marshy swampy national park of Southern Florida. Home to American alligators and crocodiles, spoonbills, bald eagles, the critically endangered Florida panther, pelicans, alligator gars, cottonmouths, manatees, dolphins and sharks.
Just that selection alone proves to me that the Everglades are a great place to visit. However, with conservation concerns, it is more important to learn about these creatures.
The capital of the United States is somewhere where I think a lot of history is contained. There are the many museums, including the Museum of American history, The National Museum of Natural History, as well as having many famous landmarks, like the Washington Monument, The US Capitol building, the Washington Zoo, The Lincoln memorial and the Library of Congress.
It would be interesting comparing the state capitals of Britain and America. It would also be a good place to learn more about American history.
The Grand Canyon and Death Valley
I know this is cheating, but these two are very similar in that they are both desert attractions. The Grand Canyon needs no introduction, and it would be amazing to fully experience this natural wonder.
Death Valley is full of animals like the coyote, road runner (beep beep), gila monster, rattlesnakes and eagles. It would be great to wander about a desert in its full glory.
So those are the five/six/seven if you count the Aquarium places I personally would love to visit in the US. Honorable mentions go to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone Park, Niagara Falls, Alaska and Hawaii. While I won’t be going to the States any time soon, one day I hope to visit the country and all the great and unique places in it.
PS: If there are any American spellings here instead of the British ones I usually use, think of it as an Independence Day gift for my American readers, who are tired of reading words which don’t look right.