Most people know where they want to travel. It comes often from personal interests; family history, general curiosity yet some with the travel bug will follow wonder to the ends of the earth just to say they did. Then there are those who love the suggestion of where others have been or those just needing recommendations. So no matter where you are as a traveler, here are some amazing places to visit in the United States.
The U.S. capitol is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s three branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center. Plan the trip around the Cherry Blossom Festival and enjoy great music and vendors from across the country. Great food can be found at Old Ebbitt Grill, Bullfeathers and Carmines.
THE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA
The Outer Banks are the mysterious and romantic barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. Here you will see the first English Settlement in the New World at Roanoke Island. From Kitty Hawk to Hatteras, the 130 mile long trek is surrounded by waters and filled with tiny villages, sunken boats, lighthouses, art shows, eateries, beaches, fishing expeditions and the wild horses called the Bankers. Truly, a trip of a lifetime.
MAGNOLIA – WACO, TEXAS
If you are like the rest of the USA, you love Chip and Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper and all things Magnolia. In the heart of Waco, Texas you can shop the Magnolia Market at the Silos, enjoy the Silos Baking Company or their Silobration Events. There are places to stay like The Magnolia House and Hillcrest Estates, both a part of the Magnolia Family. And don’t forget a trip to the Magnolia Table.
DYERSVILLE, IOWA – THE FIELD OF DREAMS
So a corn field in Iowa is on the Bucket List? You bet! This trip is a must all baseball and movie fans. The Lansing Family Farm, in operation since 1906, was converted into the movie set for the Oscar nominated movie Field of Dreams which was released in 1989. Since that time the field and the house have been a go to destination each year for hundreds of guests. Every September an event called the Team of Dreams, featuring some of Professional Baseball’s best players takes place. Fly into Chicago or Dubuque for a once in a lifetime kind of trip.
NIAGARA FALLS – THE WATER LEGEND
With three legendary falls – American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil, Niagara Falls offers an awe-inspiring experience for spectators. Whether you want to soak in the scenery from the Maid of the Mist Steamboats at the base of the Falls or checkout the plummeting water from the unique vantage points behind the Falls, there is no shortage of ways to experience these views. You can climb to the Observation Tower and be sure and dine at the Top of the Falls Restaurant. It is a legendary and epic place to visit.
Boston is famous for being one of the most historic towns in the United States. “Beantown” is famous for the Midnight Ride, the Boston Tea Party and for Red Sox Baseball but there is so much more. Boston is a city of firsts: Revere Beach which was the first public beach in the United States and established in 1896 and of course the first Thanksgiving was celebrated there in 1621. This along with the first American College, Harvard as well as the first lighthouse and the first chocolate factory were all in this famous town. While there visit Fenway Park which is the oldest original Major League Baseball stadium still in use and drive the Ted Williams Tunnel which goes 90 feet under the earth. While there, stay at the Omni Parker House Hotel and grab the original Boston Cream Pie. If you plan to go, March 17 is ideal as it also hosts the largest St. Patrick’s Day party and parade in North America.
Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and does not lack in things to see and do. Try a coffee at the first Starbucks at Pike Place Market and wonder over to the Public Market Center and enjoy the Farmer’s Market. Next take in Pioneer Square Historic District and Capitol Hill. Of course there is the Chinatown Gate and Seattle’s Waterfront and no trip is complete without a trip to the Space Needle. Now when it comes to food, Seattle offers a cross section of cuisine and a variety of options for lodging.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORINIA
It is hard to choose just one city in California, but San Francisco is always a great place to start. It is known for cable cars and the iconic strips of houses called the Painted Ladies. You can view the Golden Gate Bridge from Vista Point after having dinner at Pier 39 and visiting Ghirardelli Square to sample the chocolate. Ride down Lombard Street, a steep road with eight hairpin turns within a block and don’t forget to visit the famous Alcatraz Prison. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful city before jumping onto the coast and heading north or south to view the rest of California.
And this is just a beginning. If you are planning a trip, let us help! We can book flights, ground transport and accommodations for your Bucket List. Call us at 800-800-2519.
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