The Land of the Free
You’ve spent your entire life in the U.K. only dreaming of maybe one day travelling to the United States. You’ve saved up enough money to travel the world and see some of the most famous cities across the ocean, so it’s important to know exactly where you want to go and how to plan your trip to the U.S.
The U.S. is home to many amazing cities, but some are far above the rest. Cities in Texas like Houston and Dallas boast massive developments and tons of apartments and residential living options. And while that’s great for the city and the development is booming, apartments and residential areas aren’t always the best for sight-seeing.
So, if you’re traveling to the U.S., here are the cities you cannot afford to miss.
This is a no-brainer. The nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. is a sight like any other. When visiting, you’ll be able to see:
• The White House
• The National Mall
• The World War II Memorial
• The Lincoln Memorial
• The Smithsonian Museum
• The U.S. Capitol Building
• And more
Touring Washington, D.C. is very family-friendly and you can do it all on a small budget, as many of the museums and monuments to see are free of charge. Nestled right on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia, Washington, D.C. is a must-see city for tourists coming from the U.K.
New York City
You’ve undoubtedly heard of New York City. It’s what some might compare the London, as one of the largest and most exciting cities in the world. New York boasts amazing buildings, the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial and Tours, Central Park, Broadway, Times Square and a ton of other attractions.
If you’re a sports fan, you can take in a basketball game at Madison Square Garden or a baseball game at world-famous Yankee Stadium.
If you’re a shopping fanatic, you can walk through Times Square, Soho shops, Brooklyn boutiques and many other amazing fashion-forward areas.
And if you’re looking for museums, you can check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Whitney Museum of American Art … and many more!
New York City is another place you can’t afford to miss.
Los Angeles, California
The City of Angels. Los Angeles is an extremely popular United States city for many reasons, but mostly for the access to celebrities and entertainment industries. In Los Angeles, you’ll be able to see:
• The Hollywood Sign
• Universal Studios
• Beverly Hills
• The Hollywood Walk of Fame
• Griffith Observatory
• Rodeo Drive
• Santa Monica Pier
• And more
If you’re in it for the shopping, again, in Los Angeles there is absolutely no shortage. Rodeo drive is one of the most glamorous shopping areas in the world, and you’re bound to see a few world-famous celebrities while walking the streets.
Although it’s across the country from New York City and Washington, D.C., Los Angeles is still worth the trip when coming from the U.K.
San Francisco, California
You’ve likely heard about Silicon Valley and all of the amazing business and technology opportunities and jobs in this area. But there’s much more to this amazing U.S. city than business and technology.
In San Francisco, you’ll be able to see:
• The Golden Gate Bridge
• Fisherman’s Wharf
• Golden Gate Park
• Silicon Valley
• Pier 39
• Alcatraz Island
• And more
While San Francisco might not be as well-known as New York City or Washington, D.C., it is definitely worth the visit when traveling in from the U.K. Sitting along the Pacific Ocean, the scenery and views in this city are second to none.