Things to do in USA

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.

Disneyworld Florida

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!

Niagara Falls

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.

Little Havana

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.

Venice Beach

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!

2. Cirque Du Soleil

Experience a true Las Vegas institution and see a show by the legendary Cirque du Soleil. With eight different shows playing to over 9,000 people every night
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4. Coconut Grove

You might not expect it, but slap-bang in the middle of one of the most built-up cities in the USA is one of America's great urban oases.
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5. Bayfront Park

In Miami's vibrant Downtown, Bayside overlooks the beautiful shores of Biscayne Bay and is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
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6. Little Havana

Named after Havana, the capital city of Cuba, Little Havana is cosmopolitan Miami at its finest. The heart of Miami's Latin American community, this neighbourhood grew to prominence in the mid 20th century
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8. Miami Nightlife

If you love to party, you can't do much better than a night out in the best Miami clubs. The sunshine city kicks up its heels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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11. Daytona 500

You don’t have to be a racing fan to make the most out of your day out at the Daytona International Speedway. The whole family is guaranteed to enjoy a trip to the world’s first motorsports speedway
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13. Dodger Stadium

See one of the oldest baseball stadiums in Major League Baseball with a visit to Dodger Stadium. Whether you’re going there to watch a game
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14. California Science Center

Enjoy a wonderful day out for the whole family when you spend a morning at the California Science Center. See a real life spaceship and a range of fascinating exhibits with a trip to one of the best attractions in Los Angeles.
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15. Griffith Observatory

For an interesting experience on your holiday to Los Angeles, don’t miss the Griffith Observatory. Take in the views as well as the fascinating space and science displays as you enjoy a visit to this popular attraction.
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23. Fun Spot America

There’s absolutely no doubt that there are some incredible theme parks located close to International Drive. But what makes Fun Spot America stand out among
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24. Orlando Eye

Standing tall in the heart of bustling International Drive is the spectacular Orlando Eye. Located at I-Drive 360, the 400 foot tall structure is dubbed as an ‘observation wheel’
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25. Disney Springs

New for 2016, and formerly known as Downtown Disney, Disney Springs is the place to go to experience food from around the world while being amazed by the jaw-dropping entertainment.
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27. I-Drive NASCAR Kart Racing

Experience the thrills of a racing circuit at International Drive’s very own NASCAR Kart Racing centre. The challenging indoor track consists of 12 turns, three hairpin corners and the famous Senna inspired snake-like pathway.
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31. Kissimee Air Museum

Away from the theme parks, take time out to visit the Museum of Military History or the Kissimmee Air Museum both will suit all lovers of history and those looking to discover more about the American heritage.
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32. Kissimmee shows and dinner

A popular evening activity, enjoy a dinner and a show at one of the entertaining themed nights. There are lots of themes to choose from and can be found at Universal Orlando® Resort, Walt Disney World Resort or Kissimmee itself.
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35. Epcot

This enormous, iconic dome houses two distinct zones: Future World with the wonders of tomorrow and today, and World Showcase, where you can visit 11 countries in one day. With over 30 attractions in one place, here are just a few not to be missed.
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37. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the polar opposite of other Water Parks, quite literally! It’s based on a melted ski resort in the middle of tropical Florida, packed with downhill slides and plenty of ways to lay back and relax in the warm, Florida heat.
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39. Magic Kingdom Park

The Magic Kingdom Park is home to the iconic Cinderella Castle that sits at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. and is not to be missed. Make your way through six enchanted lands with over 40 thrilling attractions based on the timeless fairy tale classics synonymous with Disney.
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40. Gatorland

Relish in Florida’s swampy countryside and see the scaly creators that live in the notorious Gatorland. Tourists have visited the huge 110 acres since 1949 and it’s still rich in nostalgic charm.
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42. Shopping in Lake Buena Vista

Take a break from the rides and parks and indulge in some retail therapy. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is one of Florida’s best kept secrets as it has discounted prices for quality merchandisers straight from the factory.
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43. Golfing in Lake Buena Vista

The beautiful location and warm weather means that a game of golf is high on the agenda when staying in Lake Buena Vista. There are lots of exceptional courses in the area, some of which are the popular Disney Golf Courses.
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46. Watch an exciting game of basketball

Cheer on your favourite basketball team against the celebrated Orlando Magic MBA in a thrilling home game. You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to enjoy basketball as the fast nature of the game means there’s always something new and exciting going on.
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48. Golfing in Orlando

For a golfing experience like no other, head to one of Orlando’s lavish courses worthy of any professional. The glorious weather and interesting landscapes only add to the experience of playing in this golfing paradise.
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50. Biscayne National Park

Just off the coast of Miami on an emerald coloured island, is the protected reserve of Biscayne National Park. Most of the park is below water, so a boat will be needed to get to all areas.
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51. Miami's Jungle Island

One of the best things to do with the family in Miami is a trip to Jungle Island to see all the exotic wildlife. Explore the different themed zones to see the wide variety of animals
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55. High Roller Las Vegas

If you’re going to Las Vegas on holiday, a ride on the High Roller Las Vegas is an absolute must. The giant ferris wheel will give you fabulous views across the city as you try to pick out landmarks on the Strip.
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