Narrowing down the top five tourism destinations in a country as large and diverse as the USA is a challenge for anyone. Many people are attracted by the bright lights and carnival atmosphere of Las Vegas, for example. However, is it fair to neglect cities like Washington D.C., with centuries of historical and cultural contributions?
There’s no way to make this list completely objective, but these are some of the top spots that visitors from around the USA and other countries love to cross off their bucket lists.
1. Los Angeles
Nothing beats Southern California for mild, sunny weather any time of year. Visitors love the glitz and glamour of Hollywoodland, whether visiting the iconic sign, touring a movie studio, stargazing in Beverly Hills, or shopping along Rodeo Drive. The Venice Beach boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier round out the West Coast experience.
If you’ve never visited Colorado, then Denver is a great place to start. With landmark buildings that date back to the Old West era next to ultramodern architecture, there’s a lot to see and do in Colorado’s capital city. Whether you want to experience the local fare with a microbrew tour or go skiing in the nearby Rocky Mountains, you can take part in a full range of experiences in the Mile High City.
The largest city in the Midwest (and the third largest in the nation) offers plenty to do for sports fans, shoppers, and lovers of art and architecture. Visitors come to watch the Bears, Bulls, or Cubs, shop along the Magnificent Mile, see the Art Institute of Chicago, and take in sights like the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower, and once the tallest building in the world). Triphop can help you find a hotel in just the right place for just the right price.
Philly is “The Birthplace of American Democracy,” and visitors flock to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, and Christ Church (where Benjamin Franklin is buried in the churchyard, along with other signers of the Declaration of Independence). Cultural museums abound, including the Barnes Foundation with its collection of Impressionist art and the Mütter Museum of medical curiosities. Foodies can’t miss Reading Terminal Market with its dozens of indoor food stalls.
5. Las Vegas
Sure, there are the casinos along the famous Sunset Strip, but Las Vegas is also home to a wide variety of entertainments, both family-friendly and otherwise, as well as world-class restaurants and hotels. Enjoy the shows, shopping, or the Neon Museum (dedicated to the famous signage that gives the Strip its eternal glow). Triphop knows all the best places to stay in Vegas, and we can help you get the best deals.
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