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United States is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Its vast landscape contains many attractions that make international as well as local tourists always yearning to visit. Most of the big cities in the United States are tourist destinations due to their elaborate recreational and vocational facilities. This paper will focus on the top tourist destinations in the United States (Leco, 2011).
New York City
This is the biggest metropolitan city in the United States. It is known for the statue of liberty, which is a global symbol of freedom and democracy. It was dedicated in 1886, and then selected as a national monument in 1924. It is a significant attraction site for tourists who visit the place every day. Empire State Building is yet another landmark in New York and a must see for any one visiting the city. Other attraction sites in the city include Times Square, museums, night life and restaurants among others (Leco, 2011). New York City is big and vibrant all around the clock. There are many entertainment places such as bars, nightclubs and sports grounds, just to mention but a few.
Las Vegas forms another big center for entertainment attracting people from all over the world. It has incredible recreation and entertainment places. The city is typically known for its huge pyramids of glass and multicolored castles (Leco, 2011). Therefore, people who do not like partying and gambling can still enjoy the nice and striking display of magnificence. The city also has beautiful natural scenery comprising of Grand Canyon, Zion and Death Valley.
San Francisco in California is a place full of scenic beauty and, therefore, it is a tourist destination that no one would like to miss. The city has hillside streets that are creased with Victorian residential buildings (Leco, 2011). This architectural design overlooks a huge blue bay enclosed by pastoral peaks. There are also historic cable cars that still climb the sharp streets.
Alaska forms another tourist destination for people from the United States and other parts of the world. It is located in the northern part of the United States covering a big area from the rainforests of the Pacific coast to the region past Arctic Circle. It has forests and rivers with wildlife that include polar bears, which are the largest carnivores in the world (Leco, 2011). The region also has magnificent scenery made up of snow that covers mountain peaks and glaciers.
Orlando in Florida is the biggest centre for family activities. As a matter of fact, Disney world, which is the biggest family delight in the world, is located there. In addition, Florida has beautiful and warm tropical beaches where many beach games are played (Leco, 2011).
Chicago is the biggest city of the state of Illinois. Its metropolitan area is the 3d largest in the U.S., therefore, it is sometimes called «Chicagoland». The city is visited by over 30 millions domestic leisure travelers, about 10 million domestic business ones and more than 1 million overseas visitors. There’s Grand Park notable for Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and the Art Institute of Chicago. It’s Magnificent Mile and State Street is a perfect place for eager shopaholics.