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Adventurous, educational, inspirational and remarkable, a trip to the United States can be whatever you want it to be. With over 50 states to visit across the wide country, it will be hard to choose which states and cities not to visit. The USA is a destination worth researching extensively beforehand. While Los Angeles is the gateway to the USA for most Australian travellers, where you go from there is virtually limitless. The cities you visit, and the time of year you visit, will dramatically change your traveller experience.
One Perfect Day Upper East Side New York
There are perfect days and not-so-perfect days when traveling. Kerry Widdup went in search of classic New York dining and drinks venues for a perfect Upper East Side day.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA, founded in 1630 by the British and the site of famous events making up the American Revolution. Today, as the capital of the state of Massachusetts, Boston is famous for its educational institutions, commercial and financial headquarters and its iconic sporting teams.
Chicago is the third-most populated city in America and the largest city in the mid-west region of the country. Famous for its high-profile sporting teams, prominent jazz and soul music history, and art and culture contributions, Chicago is a large and culturally exciting city. While downtown Chicago is surrounded by high skyscrapers and observatory towers, the CBD and surrounds enjoy a laid back atmosphere with parks and lakeside charm of Lake Michigan.
The sun-drenched, celebrity-filled ‘City of Angels’ is often the first city Australian travellers embark upon in their American adventure, but it’s much more than just a tourist gateway. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and desert, Los Angeles is a geographically diverse city. It’s also the second-largest city in America based on population. Beaches, shopping, celebrity sightings, and a laid-back , love-life attitude make Los Angeles a must-see city for many tourists. More than just Hollywood and theme parks, take the time to explore the urban, hidden culture of Los Angeles to truly discover this Californian icon.
New York City
The quintessential world-wide tourist mecca, New York City is America’s most populous city, composed of five boroughs, located amongst one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania is the second-largest city on the East Coast of America.
The setting for many movies and TV shows, San Francisco is well-loved around the world, and frequently ranks in the top 10 cities in America visited by domestic and international tourists.
Washington D.C is full of historical, government and national attractions including museums, monuments and galleries. Beautiful natural parks and attractions are also nearby, as well as a thriving theatre and live music scene.