Endless freedom, and unlimited opportunities are what tourists look for when vacationing in the United States. Being on the road in the States is the ultimate goal of many freedom seekers, just following the highway, visiting whatever is on the way, picking up snippets of true American lifestyle that is both light-hearted and laid-back, exciting and tranquil.
From Ol’ Man River (Mississippi) to the Rocky Mountains, from picturesque New England to loud Los Angeles, a vacation in America promises diversity and adventure.
The country of Chicago jazz, Miami Vice, and New York highlife, of Route 66 and Texas cattle ranches, offers anything from kitsch and fast food to natural wonders and glamorous Hollywood. It wouldn’t be America if the visitor had an easy choice of what to see, but with a pinch of traditional American ease you will find your path through the abundance of sights.
No matter what season, you can always make an itinerary work so you make the best of your trip.
Take, for example, the West Coast. Driving down Sunset Boulevard from Hollywood to Beverly Hills, or winding your way down the famous Lombard Street in San Francisco, both memorable moments with which to enthral your grandchildren.
Seattle in the Pacific Northwest is definitely worth your time. The Grunge City is vibrant and cool, full of urbane culture, but surrounded by breathtaking nature. The coastal road from Seattle through Washington state, Oregon, and California is one of the most stunning routes in the country, taking you past lovely little fishing villages, unspoiled nature, and endless sandy beaches. The Interstate 5 is the speedier alternative and still makes for a nice drive.
Music fans might opt for a tour in the south, starting in New Orleans and working your way through the Mississippi Delta, stopping at the birth places of musical legends like Elvis Presley, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters. Do not forget to pay your respects at the King’s grave in Memphis. This route will take you from one festival to another, providing you with ample opportunity to tapyour feet to the Delta Blues.
Summer is a good time to take the northern route, starting in Chicago and going west through the Badlands National Park and the Black Hills, finally arriving in Yellowstone National Park. Outdoor fans from all over the world pilgrimage to this astonishing place with lavish flora and fauna and gigantic geysers. If you have some time left continue south-west along lonely roads, heading towards Salt Lake City, Utah. You will pass through vast landscapes, famous from Hollywood’s western movies. Continue on to the fabulous Grand Canyon National park.
Both Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon are among the greatest natural wonders in the world; having seen both in one trip is a sensational experience.
A trip to Las Vegas is no less of an experience, albeit slightly more extravagant. Gambler’s paradise, glittering neon oasis, and glamorous show palace in the middle of the desert, this slightly oddball city attracts millions of visitors every year, gathering around blackjack tables and in concert halls.
Even if you manage to complete each of these itineraries you still have not surfed in Hawaii, observed bears in Alaska, celebrated Paddy’s Day in Boston, or patted alligators in Florida, leaving plenty to do and see for your next holiday.