United States Travel Overview
The land of opportunity, that's the States and it's certainly true for traveling. The USA offers a unique combination of bigger than big cities with their fast paced life and great outdoor opportunities and lots of fun.
The East coast has many cities worth discovering, such as New York, a unique melting pot of cultures with the world's most famous skyline; Boston, also known as "Bean Town"; Philadelphia - remember Rocky running up the stairs? It's in Philly; Washington D.C., the capital city; Baltimore, home of the Ravens and the Orioles and Atlanta, where the 1996 Olympics were held.
The West Coast, from Washington to California, is well known for its relaxed atmosphere.
San Francisco is the capital of cool and close to the city you can find mountains, beaches and vineyards.
Los Angeles is a micro universe. You can find everything from rags to riches, from Tinseltown to East L.A.
Located on the shores of the Great Lakes Chicago, the "Windy City", is where the Skycraper was invented. Even today, downtown Chicago is the beautiful early laboratory of this new form of building. The city is also vibrant with an excellent Jazz and Blues scene, two great ballparks, good food and much more.
Houston is a city that exemplifies Texas and acts as a microcosm of the state. With a dizzying array of attractions, festivals, restaurants, shopping, and local get-aways; the nation's fourth largest city is home to a wide array of sights for all to enjoy. It's also home to one of the most diverse populations in the country.
Las Vegas is paradise for anyone who likes to roll the dice. No need to go to Paris, Rome or Egypt-all the best monuments have been copied, and some would say improved, and can be found right there in the Nevada desert.
Boston is a hidden gem for travelers interested in exploring natural artifacts; such as Mammoth Cave, the largest recorded cave systems in the world. The numerous campgrounds, state parks, and recreational lakes draw cost-conscious travelers from all over the South. The rolling hills of Eastern Kentucky sport some of the finest horse parks in the United States. The Kentucky Derby Festival includes a huge balloon race, air show, and spectacular fireworks performance as just three of its features. For some the race is just an afterthought.
Florida is popular with anyone looking for sunshine, beaches and amusement parks. Tampa, Orlando and Miami are ideal bases from which to explore the Sunshine State.
All over the country you find many excellent National Parks, which are great places to go for hiking, biking and other activities. Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon are well known, but there are many more places of great beauty in God's own country. The Appalachian trail, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine is unique. More than 2000 miles long, a 'thru-hiker' needs one season to walk it from end to end.