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I’ve never been to the USA but there’s certainly a LOT of sights and attractions there that I’d want to see in my lifetime. I find the idea of going to the USA quite a daunting one. I can imagine it’s much more complicated than just jumping on the Eurostar to Amsterdam, what with everything you have to sort out, like a visa or an ESTA. I might be wrong though – perhaps the US in one of the easiest and most carefree holidays you can book!
So that being said, today I want to share some of the sights and attractions in the USA that I’d absolutely love to visit. They all look incredible on Instagram… but I’m sure there’s nothing quite like seeing it up close and in person.
Yosemite National Park
This is first on the list because it’s probably one of the first places I’d want to see. I’m a bit of a nature fiend. And I honestly can’t imagine myself being anywhere as beautiful as what Yosemite National Park looks like. You’re pretty removed from that world when you live near London!
Grand Canyon National Park
It’s not surprising to me why the Grand Canyon is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the USA. And I find it amazing how nature can have people flocking from all over the world to come and see it. I’d love to see the Grand Canyon for myself with its intricate and colourful landscapes.
Mount Rushmore is a VERY AMERICAN sight to see. So what better thing to witness when you’re in the country? Fun fact: I never thought Mount Rushmore was real. I just couldn’t comprehend how someone was able to carve so realistically and beautifully like that, into stone, on the side of a rock!
Travelling to the USA with an ESTA
For people like me, who would only want to travel to the USA for leisure purposes and on fun sight-seeing holidays, an ESTA would be the perfect option. An ESTA is digital travel authorization that allows you to travel to the USA without a visa. An ESTA is an easier, faster and cheaper alternative to having to apply for a regular visa and all it takes is an online application! For more information on travelling to the USA with an ESTA, check out the linked page!
Kennedy Space Center
The nerd in me would love to visit Kennedy Space Center. Although I’m not sure I’d have the guts to take part in the shuttle launch experience! But everything else, I think would be fascinating to see and to learn more about the history of space travel. Which blows my mind enough as it is!
Walt Disney World
I mean, obviously this was going to be on the list, wasn’t? Call me basic but yeah, I’d love to go to Walt Disney World – being a massive Disney fan. Arguably not the most historically rich or educational place on this list but definitely the happiest place on this list!
I know this would be so emotional to see in person but I’d love to visit the 9/11 memories. At the very least, to pay my respects. As someone who lives in the UK, even all these years later, I don’t think we really understand the gravity of 9/11 unless you’re personally affected or see it in person. So I’d like to gain some perspective on the tragedy.