America is a beautiful country, but it’s quite an anomaly. Visiting this huge place is unlike visiting anywhere else in the world. There is no “one way” to do it, because there’s far too much to see. And whatever sights or places you do see, there are also a hundred different ways to see each of those, so it really seems like there’s no way to win. Well, here’s some advice for those of you wishing you could visit America, but having no idea where to start. It can be a daunting experience, but not if you focus on what you want to gain from it. I’ll make it a little simpler for you.
If there’s one thing you can’t do when you’re visiting the United States, it’s: turn up without a plan. I’m sure you wouldn’t do that in any country you were visiting, but American cities and states are a whole different kettle of fish.
Of course, being prepared isn’t just about deciding what you want to see. It’s about packing sensibly and sorting out all the boring, technical matters in terms of travel. If you check out The Official Esta Website, you’ll be able to sort out authorisation to visit the U.S.A. It’s a little different to visiting European countries, but if you sort out the headache early, it won’t be a headache.
You’ll give the kids something to remember forever.
It can be hard to know what to see in America, but a clear place to start is to think about the people with whom you’re travelling. If you’re going with a partner, you might want to choose a city like San Francisco with beautiful sights, sun and fun.
If you’re going with a family, however, you could take a trip to the wonderful state of Florida and keep the kids happy by taking them to Disney World in Orlando. This awesome city has a Space Center too, so there’s something for you to enjoy once you’re sick of the sight of Mickey Mouse’s face.
Focus on the key things you want to see.
You can’t see it all. There are fifty states and the country covers millions of square miles, so… good luck trying to visit every sight there is. For those of you wishing to take more of a holiday, rather than an adventure “around the states in eighty decades”, it’s better to focus on a few things that you want to see or do. There are some beautiful sights in this beautiful country, such as its national parks. Huge, sprawling forests which cover millions of acres drawn in awestruck tourists from around the world and from within the states themselves.
Remember, there’s a lot more to the U.S. than just Los Angeles or New York, though those incredible places to visit. Fifty might not sound like such a big number when it comes to how many states there are, but, in a place like America, each “state” is really a small country in itself. If you think you can visit fifty countries in one trip, be my guest, and let me know how it goes. For the rest of you mere mortals, think about what it really is that you’ve always wanted to see or do in America, and build a plan around it; maybe two or three big things.
One thing is for certain. Once you’ve been, you’ll never want to leave. You might stay forever.