Comprised of 50 states, the USA occupies anarea that’s only just marginally smaller than Europe.
It’s in this vast country that you willfind an unbelievably diverse array of natural landscapes, cityscapes, people and cultures.
From the tropical islands of Hawaii to thedesert landscape of the Grand Canyon, as well as the multicultural cities such as Chicagoand New York City, you’ll never be stuck for destinations to discover.
Here’s a look at the best places to visitin the USA: Number 25.
Aspen, Colorado, is the place to go for skiingin the USA.
Four separate skiing areas – Aspen Highlands, Ajax Mountain, Buttermilk and Snowmass further down the valley – make it a frosty playgroundfor winter sports.
Aspen exploded as a silver mining town inthe late 19th century; something reflected in the architecture from this time.
Summer is a good time for heading to the hillsand there are hiking opportunities galore nearby.
The capital and largest city of Georgia, Atlantais a sprawling city with three urban skylines rising up from the picturesque scenery ofrolling hills, pine forest, magnificent old oak trees and charming magnolia trees.
Established as a railroad terminus in 1837, Atlanta has emerged as the leader of the New South.
The city’s top attractions are the CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, which features the world’s largest indooraquarium.
Yosemite National Park.
World-famous Yosemite National Park has becomethe iconic hangout for keen wilderness hikers, who enjoy spending weekends attempting themany trails that crisscross the parks.
Yosemite is high on many bucket-lists, withpeople drawn to its dramatic scenery and beautiful wildlife, powerful waterfalls, impressivesequoias and jaw-dropping cliffs.
Iconic and photogenic centerpieces includethe granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome as well as the imposing Bridalveil Fall.
Zion National Park Even among America’s National Parks, fewcan match the stunning beauty of Zion National Park.
Situated near Springdale in southern Utah, the park protects a series of incredible rock formations and high sandstone cliffs, andis a favorite spot for hiking, canyoneering and climbing.
Unlike many other parks in the American Southwest, where visitors look down from the rim of a canyon, visitors to Zion walk on the canyonfloor and look up.
In addition to the magnificent monoliths andcliffs, the park is known for its desert landscape of sandstone canyons, mesas, and high plateaus.
The jewel of Texas, San Antonio is a citysteeped in both rich history and modern day appeal.
Located in south-central Texas, the city isone of the largest in the United States and best known as the home to the Alamo.
Another of San Antonio’s most visited attractionsis the Riverwalk, a vibrant pedestrian scene of restaurants, shops and entertainment venuesstretching along both sides of the San Antonio River right in the middle of the downtownarea.
The quintessential Southern city, Savannahdraws millions of tourists every year to its charming scenes of Victorian architecture, cobbled streets and moss-draped oaks.
Lying on the Atlantic Coast in eastern Georgia, Savannah is the state’s oldest city, rich in history, hospitality and natural beauty.
A walk around the Historic District’s cobbledstreets allows views of beautiful old mansions from the 19th century and historic sites.
When you’ve had enough of old buildings, a stroll through the tree-lined paths of leafy Forsyth Park is bound to refresh you.
Commonly referred to by locals as “Philly, ”Philadelphia is major US city in southeastern Pennsylvania and home to the iconic LibertyBell and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
Regarded as the “Birthplace of America, ”Philadelphia is known as the city in which the country’s founding fathers signed the1776 Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
There’s a host of interesting art museumsto visit in the city, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is not only one of thelargest in the world, but also famous for its long flight of steps which were featuredin the 1976 film “Rocky”.
Located in the north-central part of Arizona, the town of Sedona is known for its vibrant art scene and spiritual retreats.
However, Sedona’s most popular attractionis the breathtaking array of red sandstone formations that create a striking red andorange backdrop to the town.
Attracting artists, spiritual seekers andoutdoor lovers alike, Sedona’s brilliant landscape offers much to see and do.
Incredible natural landmarks like AirportMesa and Cathedral Rock present excellent photograph opportunities.
Centered around a natural harbor, the coastalCalifornian city of San Diego is located on the border with Mexico.
It’s rich in Mexican culture, deliciousseafood and blessed with a year-round mild climate.
Visitors are attracted to the city for itslaid-back mindset, and opportunities to soak up some beautiful sun, sea, and sand.
Then there’s also the bustling Balboa Park, where you can find San Diego Zoo, among dozens of museums and botanic gardens.
Denali National Park.
Covering a massive expanse of mountainousland in Alaska, Denali National Park is the third largest national park in the UnitedStates.
The piece de resistance of this incredibleslice of wilderness is Denali.
Once known as Mount McKinley, this is thetallest mountain not just in the USA, but the whole of North America.
Bike, hike or mountaineer yourself throughthis region for stunning scenery and sights of grizzly bears, wolves, and moose.
Regarded as one of the most unique citiesin the USA, New Orleans is widely known for its distinctive French Creole culture, cuisine, and architecture as well as jazz music and the annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Situated in southeastern Louisiana, New Orleansis the state’s largest city and a major US seaport.
Devastated by heavy flooding from HurricaneKatrina in 2005, New Orleans is now mostly recovered and remains one of the best placesto visit in the USA.
The world-famous Niagara Falls straddle Ontarioin Canada and the American state of New York.
Located on the Niagara River, the falls area culmination of the flow of water that gushes out of the Upper Great Lakes and are actuallymade up of three falls – Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls.
Six million cubic feet of water cascades overthe ridge every second, making for an incredibly impressive site which draws an estimated 30million tourists a year.
One of the oldest cities in the USA, Bostonis best known for its wealth of American history, architecture and academic institutions.
The capital and largest city in New England, Boston is spectacular sight in spring and autumn with flowering trees and fall foliage.
As the setting of many historic events thatled up to the American Revolution, Boston is steeped in early American history.
One of the most vivacious cities in the USA, Miami is best known for its sunny beaches, Latin culture and sizzling nightlife.
Located in southeastern Florida off the coastof the Atlantic Ocean, Miami is also a major port city managing the world’s largest numberof passenger cruise ships.
Across the bay from Miami on a barrier islandis Miami Beach, known for its Art Deco architecture and glamorous South Beach.
Home to global giants like Boeing, Starbucksand Amazon, Seattle is the largest city of the USA’s Pacific Northwest region.
Seattle is nicknamed the Emerald City dueto its lush scenery resulting from a rainy climate.
The skyline of Seattle is a thicket of toweringskyscrapers.
The crowning glory is the futuristic 605-foottall Space Needle, built in 1962.
The city is well-known for it’s seafood, which you can try at the historic Pike Place Market.
What’s more: the surrounding pine forestsmake for perfect hiking.
The Polynesian archipelago of Hawaii is averitable paradise that’s spread across hundreds of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
With its tropical climate, famously pristinebeaches and wealth of natural scenery, Hawaii has been promoted as a tropical destinationsince the end of WW2.
The islands are also a prime destination ofsurfers from around the world.
Despite the steady influx of visitors, indigenousHawaiian culture still thrives and can be seen in ceremonies, traditions and folk music.
Home to world famous theme parks like WaltDisney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, Orlando is no doubt a favorite destinationfor family vacations.
Located in central Florida, Orlando is a placewhere dreams and magic become reality.
With several amusement parks, visitors toOrlando can meet their favorite storybook characters, reenact live famous movie scenes, ride thrilling roller coasters and watch dolphins performing marvelous tricks.
The capital of the United States and seatof the federal government, Washington D.
is located on the country’s East Coast.
A cosmopolitan city that is home to many diversecultures, Washington is widely known by its many iconic landmarks like the White House, Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
Many of these monuments are all located withinthe beautifully landscaped parkland known as the National Mall.
The second-largest city in the USA, Los Angelesis located in southern California surrounded by the Pacific Coast, mountains and valleys.
Often regarded as the “Entertainment Capitalof the World”, LA is awash with celebrity culture.
You can see the handprints of film stars onHollywood Boulevard or go on a tour to see stars’ homes in Beverly Hills.
For laid back days there’s the bohemianneighbourhood of Venice Beach, home to Muscle Beach and a rambling promenade that doublesas a stage for all sorts of quirky street performers.
Nicknamed the “Windy City” and best knownfor its towering skyscrapers, sports teams and unique style of hot dogs and pizzas, Chicagois the third-largest city in the USA.
Located on Lake Michigan in the heart of theMidwest region in northeastern Illinois, Chicago is a major hub for finance, industry, andcommerce.
The city’s numerous sites range from thefuturistic Millennium Park and the iconic Sears Tower to the Navy Pier with its parks, restaurants, and amusements.
Numerous genres of music such as Jazz, Blues, and House music have roots in the live music venues around Chicago.
Established in 1872, Yellowstone is famousfor being the very first national park in the world.
There are numerous geysers to watch here – notablyOld Faithful, which is practically legendary; it never fails to erupt on schedule.
And then there’s the multicolored GrandPrismatic Spring, ringed by rainbow colors thanks to different bacteria that live inthe cooler sections of this boiling body of water.
Yellowstone National Park is also home tomore wild animals than just about any place in the United States.
You wouldn’t think a city in the middleof the desert in Nevada would be as popular as it is, but it’s thanks to the cavalcadeof casinos here that Las Vegas is so famous.
The most well-known casinos themselves arepractically household names: Caesar’s Palace, MGM Grand, the Bellagio.
In addition to gambling, show girls and lavishperformances, Las Vegas offers plenty more to suit people of all ages and interests.
On the main street called the Strip, thereare the Bellagio’s impressive fountain shows, a replica of the Eiffel Tower and an Egyptianpyramid, amongst other landmarks.
Set on the tip of a peninsula, San Franciscois a beautiful city in northern California that is famous for a lot of things.
Undoubtedly, the Golden Gate Bridge is thecity’s number one attraction.
Tourists can drive, bike ride or walk acrossthis famous suspension bridge to admire and photograph stunning views.
There’s also the bustling Chinatown, theseafood at the ever-popular Fisherman’s Wharf, the notorious island prison of Alcatrazand the famously steep and winding Lombard Street.
You’ll be hard pressed to get bored in thisfascinating city.
Attracting millions of visitors every year, the Grand Canyon is one of those bucket list destinations in the USA.
Located in northern Arizona, this massivenatural wonder was carved by the Colorado River over a period of several million years.
It is not the deepest or the longest canyonin the world but the overwhelming size and colorful landscape offers visitor vistas thatare hard to match.
Simply find a viewpoint and peer over theedge, or fly over it in a helicopter.
If you want a really long hike, go for theRim-to-Rim Trail but don’t forget to pack plenty of water, this is an unrelenting desertclimate, after all.
New York City.
The jewel in the crown of the USA when itcomes to urban areas, New York is a megacity that is absolutely packed full of iconic places, areas, and buildings.
In fact, sometimes it feels like you’rewalking through familiar territory, thanks to how often the city features in Hollywoodfilms.
There’s Central Park, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square – even the “Five Boroughs” that make up NYC arefamous.
Then there’s the culture: Koreatown, multipleChinatowns, the remnants of Little Italy, and communities from Jewish to African Americanmake New York a true world city made rich by the people who’ve flocked here from allover the world.