From the sunshine of the West Coast to the hustle and bustle of the East, the US is filled with unmissable sights and activities from sea to shining sea. If you’re planning a trip (or just dreaming about one), and want to know the best things do in the US, we’ve got you covered. Read on to see the best things to see (and do) in America, according to ‘muricans themselves.
With exciting rides, a world-famous House of Horrors and oodles of things to do, Universal Studios is a Los Angeles highlight for good reason. Swing by the park and skip the line to enjoy a day full of excitement and thrills.
19. Enjoy a splash of excitement
Dive into a day of watery fun with a visit to Niagara Falls (puns aside: stay on the boat). This half-day tour will let you soak up the natural wonder of the Falls on the world-famous “Maid of the Mist.” Later, check out the American Observation Tower for panoramic views. Pro tip: pack a waterproof poncho — the splashback is no joke!
18. See natural history come to life
Any list of the best places to visit in the US can’t ignore the Natural History Museum. Whether or not the exhibitions really come alive at night is up for debate, but a daytime visit to Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History can be just as fun.
17. See DC in a different light
Hop aboard a trolley to discover DC after the sung goes down on a monuments by moonlight tour. Pro tip: have your camera handy. The city’s famous landmarks and statues are something to behold.
Dive into a day with one of nature’s most gentle giants. Escape the bustling Boston streets and take a break while watching the whales play.
13. Boat to a new beat
Boogie down right on deck with a New Orleansjazz cruise. With a scenic backdrop, you can spend the day relaxing with local tunes and experiencing the rhythmic side of the city.
12. Channel your inner art critic
Grab an audio guide on a visit to the Guggenheim Museum and learn about the masterpieces (and the art terms that will make you sound like a pro). Either way, you’ll discover an exciting world of modern art and a fantastic gift shop to boot.
11. Relax in harbor heaven
Head out onto the water for a cruise to remember. The sunny San Diego coastline is the perfect place to explore and an ideal spot to check out downtown from a new angle as well as waterfront landmarks.
10. Visit the home of the Red Sox in Boston
For baseball fanatics and regular Joes alike, Fenway Park is one of the must-see spots in Boston. Tour the stadium and even enjoy a hotdog (or two, we’re not telling).
9. Explore the Everglades
Make like an alligator and snap up some tickets for an airboat ride through the Everglades National Park. With wildlife and incredible natural landscapes to discover, what are you waiting for?
8. Nautical nerds, ahoy!
As one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers, exploring the Midway Museum is a great way to learn more about both American and global history.
7. See NYC from above
Go all the way to the top of the Rock and discover New York City from the heights of the observation deck. TV fans can also swing by the NBC store to grab some “The Office” or “Friends” souvenirs, too.