A true-blue American experience is about one thing – a road trip across the great land. With a near-perfect road network and the open sky, road-tripping is arguably the best way to see the USA. There are a few must visit locations, where you’ll find some of the best food, eclectic music scenes and a diverse, varying culture.
First on anyone’s list should be New York City, with its crazy, manic energy that lasts throughout the day. Apart from the city’s vivacity, there’s the food. Sample some of New York’s finest pizza for a dollar, or sit down at a gastropub, and hit the gourmet food truck scene later. One thing’s for sure – if you can dream it up, it’s probably happening in NYC.
Another popular tourist destination for Americans as well as international travellers is San Francisco. Good times often start in San Fran, with a food and drink scene that is buzzing with activity, a varied climate all year long, and picture perfect vistas wherever you look.
Orlando is often known by many to be the city that has Disney World. However, the city is much more than just that, with quaint neighbourhoods, a wild performing arts scene, and countless nature reserves and gardens. More than a party town, Orlando’s perfect if you want to kick back and watch the world pass you by.
Los Angeles is another must-visit location on a road-trip across the States, for more than a few reasons. After all, the draw of the birthplace of gangsta rap, skateboarding, Quentin Tarantino, and so many more iconic American concepts is too hard to miss. Add to that the beaches and the hills, and you’re sure to be mesmerised.
If a bustling metropolis isn’t quite to your fancy, then there’s always more than one natural setting to lose yourself in – Hawaii and Alaska. Hawaii is home to multiple islands scattered around crystal clear blue waters, hula dancing and ukuleles and wide smiles, all year round. Alaska, on the other hand, is for those who like the road less travelled. Challenging and often unforgiving, Alaska is slightly isolated, but that doesn’t make it any less stunning.
What’s a trip to the US of A if you don’t visit its capital? Washington DC is home to history that has shaped the United States, along with monuments and museums that are a reminder of glorious times. Another mind-boggling attraction is the Smithsonian Institution, which houses 19 staggering museums.
Moving down south, you’ll find Texas, which is bigger than a lot of countries. Texas has something for everyone. And then there’s the food. Since everything in Texas is supersized, so is the food. Expect huge portions of feel-good soul cooking at rodeos, fairs and festivals all over Texas.
Your final stop for must-visit regions in the USA is Florida, which isn’t called the Sunshine State for nothing. Florida is the perfect summer getaway, with warm weather, ethnic towns, pristine beaches and food that is served fresh straight from the ocean. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen!