United States or often called America, is a federal constitutional republic consisting of 50 states. America is flanked by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in the west and east and Canada in the north and Mexico in the south.
This American country is often referred to as the country of "Uncle Sam", want to know why? Well, the nickname originated from the parody of American soldiers who received meat supplies in barrels that read US (United States). This soldier parodied the US word which stands for United States to be Uncle Sam, who was none other than a meat businessman named Samuel Wilson.
Well this time we want to see, what are the interesting tourist attractions in this "Uncle Sam" country? Here are 10 interesting tourist attractions that you must visit when visiting America.
1. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
It is the longest bridge in the world with beautiful views over the Golden Gate strait that connects Fransisco Bay and Marin Country. This bridge is the work of an architect named Joseph B Straus who came from Ohio, United States.
2. TIME SQUARE
Time Square is an intersection in Manhattan that is decorated with lots of large and luxurious billboards. Tme Square is also called The Center of the Universe because it is also one of the intersections of the busiest pedestrians in the world. In addition there are 400,000 people who pass through Time Square at any time, there are also many tourists who visit this place for photography activities.
3. NIAGARA FALLS
Located between New York and Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in North America. This waterfall is divided into 3 parts namely Horseshoe which is mostly located in Canada, then American and Bridal Veils are included in the American country separated by Goat Island. Every year, there are more than 14 million tourists who visit this waterfall, making Niagara Falls one of the most popular tourist attractions in America.
4. GRAND CANYON
Grand Canyon is a canyon in northern Arizona. Even though its length is only 446km with a depth of more than 1.6km, the canyon carved by the Colorado River for millions of years has a unique, spectacular and beautiful view. The best time to visit this canyon is between June and October, because from November to May access is restricted due to snow conditions.
5. WALT DISNEY WORLD’S MAGIC KINGDOM
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, which opened in 1971 in Bay Lake, Florida, is the most attractive playground for all ages. When viewed from above, the playground which covers 43.3 hectares covers the shape of a wheel. 6 tourist areas with Cinderella Palace which is the axis. In 2012, the Magic Kingdom park was visited by 17,536,000 tourists.
6. LAS VEGAS STRIP
The Las Vegas Strip is a tourist spot and is also the center of night life in the City of Las Vegas. You can enjoy the sparkling beauty of the city with hotels, resorts, luxury buildings from above by renting a helicopter ready to welcome you with a glass of champagne. There are many landmarks that you can see such as Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Caesar Palace and many more.
7. HOLLYWOOD SIGN
Hollywood Sign is an American landmark located in Mount Lee, Los Angeles. In 1923, the Landmark was built by an architect named Thomas Fisk Golf as a media for promoting local housing that was developed in the same year. Although the promotion is complete, it turns out that the building in the form of a capital letter in white as high as 14 meters and 110 meters wide is still the center of attention. Therefore, this landmark always appears in films set in Hollywood and its surroundings. The parody has also spread everywhere.
8. STATUE OF LIBERTY
The Liberty statue is the icon of the United States which was founded in Manhattan. At the end of the 19th century, the State of France gave a blue statue of a beautiful woman holding a book and a torch to the American State, this statue is a symbol of welcome to America and is a gift of 100 years of American independence. the 93-meter tall statue by Frederic Augustes Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel has become a tourist attraction visited by many foreign tourists.
9. UNIVERSAL STUDIO HOLLYWOOD
Universal Studio Hollywood is a playground in California that provides many interesting and challenging rides. This place is also often used as a studio of famous films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park. The park, which was founded on June 8, 1912 by Carl Maver, is the most visited tourist spot for domestic and foreign tourists throughout the year.
Still from California, Disneyland is a world-famous theme park located in Anahei, United States. Disneyland has an area of about 206 hectares which is divided into 2 parks with different themes namely, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure
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