From celebrity spotting in LA, to selfies by the Golden Gate Bridge, the USA is an exciting place for an action-packed, family friendly holiday. One visit is never enough to see everything in this vast continent, so we’re guessing you’ll need several trips to take it all in! Here are some of the best activities to do in America.
The Empire State Building
Visit the most famous observation deck in the world for an unforgettable panoramic view of New York City. 381 metres high, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1931.
For family fun, Disneyworld near Orlando, Florida, is one of the top things to do in the United States. Take the family to this huge theme park complex near Orlando, which has everything from adrenaline-pumping water parks and roller coasters to zoos, Disney film exhibitions, and luxury hotels.
The Golden Gate Bridge
If you’re visiting San Francisco, don’t forget to put this magnificent suspension bridge, one of the Wonders of the Modern World, on your list of things to do. Then hop on a ferry over to the infamous Alcatraz prison island that sits in the bay.
The Willis Tower
Head to the observation deck of the Willis Tower in Chicago, America’s second city. Walk on the glass floor of the Skytower, for a unique bird’s eye view of the city from 412 metres above the ground and over a metre from the skydeck.
The Grand Canyon
Visit one of the world’s greatest natural attractions, the Grand Canyon National Park. Where you can see spectacular rock formations, dating back millions of years. Stay until sunset to see the rocks turn into stunning shades of orange and red. Just don’t get too close to the edge, it’s a long way down to the bottom!
Another natural wonder and a must see in the USA. Head to this awe-inspiring waterfall system on the US-Canadian border and prepare to be dazzled (and probably a bit damp, too!). The three waterfalls: the Canadian Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls, are 51 metres high, and often partially freeze in the winter.
The Griffith Observatory
Enjoy the best panoramic view of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign, from the observation deck of this world-famous science exhibit on Mount Hollywood. Look at Los Angeles’ landmarks close up with one of the telescopes, and come here at sunset to see some amazing colours.
One of the best cultural activities to do in America is to explore Miami’s lively Little Havana neighbourhood, where you can enjoy the best Cuban cuisine in America. Named after the Cuban capital, this area just to the west of Downtown Miami also has excellent art galleries, fruit markets, and cafés, and feels like a large open-air museum.
Explore one of the most chilled out and bohemian neighbourhoods in America, Venice Beach in California. An 18-mile drive from Downtown LA, Venice Beach known for its quirky shops and street artists, is home to the famous Muscle Beach outdoor gym.
The Staten Island Ferry
Take the free Staten Island Ferry from the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan, and enjoy views of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
As you can imagine, there are endless things to do in America, and this list barely scratches the surface!