USA Tourist Attractions
New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable and cherished landmarks & attractions.
From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and One World Observatory, the island of Manhattan packs more famous icons into one compact area than any other place on earth; and that's to say nothing of the City's four other boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island—each of which contains its own roster of must-see destinations
Must See Attractions:
Times Square: Broadway, Off-Broadway, Madame Tussauds, Restaurant Row and Flagship Stores.
Central Park: 843 acres of diverse landscape including Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, ice skating at Trump Rink and Lasker Rink and outdoor theatre events
Museum Mile: One of the densest concentrations of museums in the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Academy Museum & School, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: New York’s most recognisable landmarks. Tickets can be purchased at www.statuecruises.com. Also at this site are the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, American Family Immigration History Centre and The Peopling of America Centre.
9/11 Memorial: Visit the Memorial Plaza with over 400 trees and 2 waterfalls, museum and 9/11 Tribute Centre.
Visit New York's official tourism website for more tourist attractions and travel advice: www.nycgo.com
This resort town is famed for its buzzing energy, 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options.
Casino’s: There may be casinos elsewhere, but it's Las Vegas resorts that set the bar. From the towering Stratosphere at 112 stories high to the opulent Wynn, you'll quickly discover there's a casino or a casino game for everyone.
Shows & Events: No other city can compete with the events, concerts and shows in Las Vegas. We're truly the Entertainment Capital of the World. Click here to see what is on during your visit.
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. From here you can also embark on the Nevada National Security Site Tour, which take place monthly. Be warned – to do the site tour you will need to book months in advance, clear a background check and adhere to strict rules for this tour: www.nv.doe.gov/outreach/tours.
Fountains Of Bellagio: these iconic fountains dance to music ranging from Pavarotti to Sinatra.
For more attractions, information on planning your trip and itinerary advise, visit Las Vegas’ official website: www.lasvegas.com
Theme Parks: Orlando is jam packed with Theme Parks such as Legoland, Seaworld Orlando, Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World Resort to name a few. For more theme parks visit: www.visitorlando.com/theme-parks
Bok Tower Gardens: Through its historic landscape gardens, unique Singing Tower carillon and magnificent 1930s Mediterranean-style mansion, the Gardens offer unparalleled opportunities for artistic, cultural, personal and spiritual enrichment. Website: www.boktowergardens.org
Kennedy Space Centre: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the world’s most authentic space attraction. Visit for a day or come back with a multiday pass and explore Space Shuttle Atlantis℠, the Apollo/Saturn V Center or meet a veteran NASA astronaut. Website: www.kennedyspacecenter.com
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum: With one of the oldest and most distinguished collections in Florida, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum can boast of more than 5,000 objects from antiquity to the contemporary. Website: www.rollins.edu/cornell-fine-arts-museum
For more information on Orlando, visit the city’s official tourism website: www.visitorlando.com
Cable Cars: When you think of San Francisco, it's hard not to think of the city's world-famous cable cars. These rolling historic landmarks have endured for over a hundred years and are iconic symbols of our city's past, present and future. Climb aboard for a uniquely San Francisco experience! For more information visit: www.sfmta.com
Fisherman's Wharf: More than 75 percent of San Francisco's visitors include Fisherman's Wharf on their itinerary. Waterfront marketplaces and the Wharf's famous fishing fleet make for a terrific fish story. Fishing boats, sea lions basking in the sun, seafood stalls, steaming crab cauldrons, seafood restaurants and sourdough French bread bakeries … you know you’re in world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Souvenir shops and historic ships add to the atmosphere. The historic F-Line streetcar and two cable car lines terminate in the area and sightseeing boats and boat charters link to Alcatraz ("The Rock") , Angel Island and other points around San Francisco Bay. For more information vsit: www.sanfrancisco.travel/fishermans-wharf
Alcatraz Island: Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare. Website: www.nps.gov/alca.
Alcatraz Cruises is the official ferry provider to Alcatraz and back: www.alcatrazcruises.com
Golden Gate Bridge: Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world. From downtown, take #38 Geary Boulevard to Park Presidio and transfer to #28 northbound to get to the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re taking Golden Gate Transit from San Francisco, the #10, #70 or #80 lines will take you to the bridge. Pedestrian and Bike information: goldengatebridge.org
Visit San Francisco's official tourism website for more tourist attractions and travel advice: www.sanfrancisco.travel
Everglades Alligator Farm: Discover the mysteries of the Everglades at South Florida's oldest alligator farm. Near the main entrance of Everglades National Park, Everglades Alligator Farm contains more than 2,000 alligators! Glide across the everglades on one of our guided airboat tours. Alligator, snake, and wildlife shows are performed hourly. Website: www.everglades.com
Art Deco Museum & Welcome Centre: Art Deco is one of the 3 major architectural design styles in Miami, along with Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern (MiMo). Visit the museum to find out more about the architectural heritage of Miami. Located on famous Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, the Art Deco Welcome Center is the ideal tourist information centre for Miami Beach. Website: www.mdpl.org
Little Havana: A vibrant Cuban neighbourhood in Miami. Hispanic culture permeates everything in Little Havana - colorful murals, monuments to heroes past and present, and the ever-present aroma of Cuban coffee. These scenes of daily life in Little Havana play out amidst a backdrop of Cuban and Afro-Cuban music, storefronts, unique art galleries and quaint typical restaurants. For more information visit: www.miamiandbeaches.com
Beaches in Miami: Whether it’s a nature reserve, a family-friendly stretch of sand or a party spot lined with cafes and bars, there’s a beach in Miami perfect for you. Visit www.miamiandbeaches.com to help you choose the right beach for you. Miami also boasts the only underwater national park in the country, Biscayne National Park. From the Visitors Center here, you can take a glass-bottom boat tour to glimpse sea creatures undulating across brilliant coral reefs. Website: www.nps.gov/bisc
Visit Miami's official tourism website for more tourist attractions and travel advice: www.miamiandbeaches.com
Memorials: United States Air Force Memorial, FDR Memorial, Marine Corps Memorial Iwo Jima Statue, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, National World War II Memorial to name a few.
U.S. Capitol & Capitol Visitor Center: The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. The Visitor Center also provides amenities for visitor comfort, safety and security resulting in a seamless, positive visitor experience at the U.S. Capitol. Website: www.visitthecapitol.gov
Ford’s Theatre: A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford's Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C. to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Website: www.fords.org
The White House: Perhaps the most famous residence in the United States, and certainly the most well-known address, the White House is the epicenter of political life in Washington, DC. If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request. Website: www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events. For more information, you can also visit washington.org/DC-guide-to/white-house
Visit Washington DC's official tourism website for more tourist attractions and travel advice: www.washington.org
Volcanoes of Hawaii: Hawaii emerged from the sea millions of years ago, forged by the power of volcanoes. Today, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island is one of the few places in the world where visitors can come face to face with an active volcano. For more information visit: www.gohawaii.com/volcanoes-of-hawaii
Hula of Hawaii: Hula is a uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. Hawaiian legends tell stories of hula beginning on the islands of Molokai and Kauai. Today, this enchanting art form has become a worldwide symbol of Hawaiian culture and the beauty of Hawaii's people. You can see authentic hula throughout the islands at seasonal festivals and competitions as well as live performances at hotels and resorts. For more information visit: www.gohawaii.com/hula-of-hawaii
Kauai: From Poipu on the South Shore to Hanalei Bay on the North Shore, explore Kauai’s amazing beaches. Kauai has the only navigable rivers in Hawaii and Wailua is one of the most popular. www.gohawaii.com/Kauai
Oahu: Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a gathering place for the world. Visit the historic landmark Pearl Harbour memorialising the attack in 1947. For surfing, North Shore is the surf mecca of the world. www.gohawaii.com/oahu
Molokai: “Hawaiian by nature” the island of Molokai remains true to its island roots. Visit the harbour town of Kaunakakai, Maunaloa (said to be the birthplace of hula) or descend 1,700 feet on a surefooted mule to the remote settlement of Kalaupapa www.gohawaii.com/Molokai
Lanai: This secluded beach of Kaiolohia features a ghostly ship still wrecked off shore. Hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods). www.gohawaii.com/lanai
Maui: Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations.
Hawaii Island: Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk story with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. www.gohawaii.com/big-island