Does the thought of traveling to the USA tickle your fancy? We don’t blame you, the USA has some of the world’s most amazing places to visit, so many in fact, that it would just not be possible to see everything in one trip unless you have the ability to take a few years off of work.
Most of us don’t have that kind of vacation time stacked up, and can you imagine your boss’s face when you tell them you want to go on vacation for two years? Comedy aside, here is a list of the top three places to visit in the United States, individually they are fantastic vacation destinations but if you can add all three into one trip, you will have the vacation a lifetime.
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Relax in Island Paradise – The Big Island of Hawaii
Do you dream of an island getaway? Then the big island of Hawaii is the perfect destination for you. Hawaii’s big island is filled with rugged landscapes, active volcanoes, and lava flows that continually expand the islands footprint. While Maui may be known as a family vacation spot and Kauai is the perfect island for lovers on honeymoon, the big island has the best of everything available.
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From the moment you arrive and are adorned with a lei (a traditional necklace of local flowers that welcomes tourists to the island), you will realize that you have landed in a special place. The sheer beauty of the island’s lush tropical rainforests, local wildlife, and friendly locals will leave you breathless.
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Spend your days in the warm Pacific ocean taking part in a variety of watersports, or take a hike on one of the many nature trails. Relax with a cocktail on the sandy beaches and take in the sunset from the balcony of your hotel while you dine on exquisite island cuisine. Hawaii is a true paradise that beckons and seasoned traveler.
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Experience the Pace of New York City
If you are visiting the United States, then you have to include a visit to the world’s most famous city. New York City is where dreams are made into reality. Take a walk along 5th Avenue for some luxury high-end window shopping, take in a theatrical performance on Broadway, and round out the evening with cocktails at one of the City’s famed bars.
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The action never ceases in the ‘city that never sleeps’. New York City at night is when the city really comes to life. The flashing neon signs of Times Square light up the night and silhouette the enormous skyscrapers that emerge from the streets to challenge the skyline. Take a walk through the financial district and visit the New York Stock Exchange to witness the power of the world’s wealthiest city. The cosmopolitan lifestyle of New York City extends into its vibrant culture and is sure to provide you with an urban adventure you will never forget.
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The Beauty of Martha’s Vineyard
The island of Martha’s vineyard sits eight miles offshore from Massachusetts. The island has long been known as the playground of the rich and famous, with musicians, actors, and even former presidents among the island’s residents.
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Spend your days walking the luxurious golf course greens, or relaxing on the deck of the local yacht club as you sip on a cocktail. Martha’s Vineyard has a laid-back lifestyle that is wreathed in luxury and decadence. On your way home, don’t forget to buy the island’s most sought after souvenir, the Black Dog sweatshirt.
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Wrapping Things Up
Depending on your country of origin, you may not have to apply for a visa to enter the united states. The US allows certain passport holders visa-free access to the country via the ESTA USA program.
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All you need to do is visit the website in advance of your travels and electronically apply for visa-free access the United States. With this kind of travel freedom available to you, you are free to travel and experience the best the United States of America has to offer.