New York City is the largest metropolitan
center in the USA. It is famous for the Statue of Liberty, Empire State
building, United Nations, museums, Broadway theaters, restaurants, Times Square,
nightlife and shopping. It is a huge vibrant city that never seems to sleep.
There are many opportunities for entertainment in its myriad of nightclubs,
bars, theaters, and sports arenas. There are lots of cultural attractions in its
museums, art galleries and concert halls.
Hawaii is a string of volcanic islands set
in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is a tropical paradise with near perfect
year-round weather, fantastic beaches with amazing surf and spectacular scenery.
This is a favorite honeymoon retreat for many couples. It is an ideal
destination for swimming, tanning, surfing, boating, fishing, golf and tropical
Los Angeles, California is the second
largest city in the USA and the largest metropolitan center on the west coast.
It includes many different communities including Hollywood, home of the
moviemakers, and Beverly Hills, home of the movie stars. L.A. has a pleasant
subtropical climate with many miles of white-sand beaches and the famous
"California Surf". It is conveniently located near many scenic attractions like
the spectacular coastline of Big Sur, the alpine wilderness of the Sierra Nevada
Mountains and the austere beauty of the Mojave desert. It is only a half-day
drive to Las Vegas, Nevada.
San Francisco, California is the other
great city in California. It is smaller than Los Angeles and does not have the
warm tropical beaches, but it is much more scenic. Hillside streets lined with
Victorian houses overlook a large blue bay surrounded by pastoral mountains.
Historic cable cars still ascend the steep streets, and the magnificent Golden
Gate Bridge frames its Pacific inlet. The nearby Marin headlands and Muir woods
provide scenic diversions. It is less than an hour drive to the Napa Valley and
Sonoma Valley wine country, and a half-day to beautiful Yosemite National Park.
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. It is a mile deep (1,500
meters) and over 15 miles (20 km) wide by 100 miles (150 km) long. The interior
of the Canyon is adorned with a vast maze of multicolored mesas, cliffs and
promontories punctuated by a labyrinth of smaller canyons and gorges. The
ever-changing play of sun and shadow on the multihued rock layers produces a
breathtaking display best seen from the visitor's center on the south rim. The
only access to the interior of the canyon is by hiking or by riding mules down
the precipitous trails.
Yosemite National Park, California
contains one of the most beautiful alpine valleys ever seen. 2,000-feet high
vertical granite cliffs with nearly a dozen cascading waterfalls surround the
glacially eroded Yosemite Valley. Outside of the immensely popular valley, this
immense park contains groves of giant Sequoia trees, alpine meadows and
snow-capped peaks. It is a paradise for rock climbers, backpackers, campers,
photographers and tourists.
Alaska is the great northern wilderness
frontier of the USA. It covers a vast area extending from the rainforests of the
Pacific coast to the tundra well beyond the artic circle and along a broad
archipelago of volcanic isles. The forests and streams abound with fish and
wildlife including the fascinating but dangerous Kodiak bears. Glaciers and
snow-capped peaks provide lots of spectacular scenery. Most of Alaska is
inaccessible except via small "bush pilot" air taxis or by canoe and hiking.
This is a popular destination for hunters, fishermen, photographers and
Washington DC, the capital of the USA, is
a beautiful and interesting city. It is filled with numerous monuments, museums
and public parks including the White House, the US Capitol and many other
government buildings, There are plenty of interesting things to see in
Washington, and most of them are completely free. Washington has a diverse
population and a great variety of ethnic restaurants. It is only an hour drive
to the port city of Baltimore and a half-day drive to New York City.
New Orleans, Louisiana is the most
European flavored city in the USA. Spanish and French cultures blend with
Afro-American and Caribbean influences to form this exotic city at the mouth of
the Mississippi River. New Orleans is famous for Jazz music, wild nightlife and
its fine Cajun cuisine. Every February, the entire city goes mad for a weeklong
carnival celebration known as Mardi Gras. Tourists flock to New Orleans all year
round to sample the great food and to enjoy the nightlife.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming has the
largest collection of geysers, hot springs and thermal phenomena in the world.
This huge National Park is populated with bison, elk, bears and wildlife in
great abundance. It has vast expanses of wilderness, but many of the major
attractions are easily accessible from the roads, and close encounters with the
wildlife are almost guaranteed. Yellowstone is near Grand Teton National Park,
the Rocky Mountains and the wide-open spaces of Montana.
All data coming to you from