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From the Big Apple to the Golden State and Beyond: Top 3 Must-See US States for Travellers

11th December 2019 Print
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Whether you are thinking of visiting the US for the first time, or of taking a trip to another US state, one thing is for certain: there is so much diversity across US states that you can never get bored. How can you choose which place to visit next? Here are our suggestions for the top 3 US states to visit.

New York: Visit the Big Apple

There is nothing that says ‘Welcome to America’ more than being greeted by the Statue of Liberty herself. Situated on the Liberty Island in the middle of the New York Harbor, this colossal statue was gifted to the United Stated by France. According to Britannica, it stands at 93 metres tall and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984, almost 100 years after it was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty is just one of many attractions that drive tourists to visit New York City, the largest city in the State of New York and the most populous one in the United States. Despite popular belief, the NY state capital is Albany, a city renowned for its rich colonial history and architecture.

Buffalo is also a popular city in the state of NY, thanks to its proximity to the Niagara Falls, as it is situated on Lake Eerie. Yet the most exciting destination for tourists is New York City by far. Home to popular tourist attractions like Times Square, Central Park and the Empire State Building, NYC is a celebration of cultural diversity and vibrant nightlife. Midtown Manhattan is recognizable throughout the world, having been the setting of countless Hollywood movies and TV series, including hit TV shows like Friends and Gossip Girl. The Big Apple, as it is affectionately called, offers something for every taste – for art enthusiasts, make sure to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA!

Nevada: Explore the Las Vegas casinos


If you are not based in North or Central America, then Nevada might not initially ring a bell as one of the must-see US states. Yet as soon as anyone mentions Las Vegas, you will get the drift. Nevada is home to one of the most exciting cities across the US, the world-renowned gambling and entertainment capital of the US. Popular artists including pop icon Christina Aguilera and legendary R&B and soul singer Diana Ross have come to Las Vegas to offer a series of concerts as artists in residence And of course, the original Sin City is renowned for its casino atmosphere, which is so iconic that online providers are constantly trying to imitate it. Betway Casino offers several Las Vegas-themed games, paying tribute to the casino capital of the world, while the Las Vegas strip continues to attract gamblers from the four corners of the world. Nevada is also home to Reno, dubbed ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’. The city is particularly famous for hosting the annual Reno Air Races.

California: The Golden State

California hardly needs any introduction. The Golden State is home to popular tourist destinations like the famous Napa Valley, famous for its wineries and hillside vineyards. The Napa region is the epitome of great wine and fine dining, perfect for those looking to combine traveling with a gastronomic tour. And the state is also home to some of the world’s most visited theme parks: Disneyland Park received 18.67 million visitors in 2018, ranking second in the world behind Florida’s Magic Kingdom which topped the list at 20.86 million, while Disney California Adventure Park claimed the 12th spot with 9.87 million.

Infographic: The World's Most Popular Theme Parks | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Yet for most tourists, the biggest attraction in California is its two major cities: San Francisco and Los Angeles. The latter, also known as the City of Angels, is the home to US film industry seat Hollywood, with visitors coming to take a picture of the famous Hollywood Sign and roam around Hollywood Boulevard. San Francisco on the other hand is seen as a haven of diversity, boasting a vibrant LGBT+ community. Tourists also come to SF to visit the iconic art deco Golden Gate Bridge and the notorious Alcatraz island – once home of the eponymous high security prison.

The list goes on and on, but for anyone looking to see the top attractions in the US, starting with New York, Nevada, and California can never disappoint.

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