USA as tourist destination
Best Places to go in US
The following ppt covers top 10 tourist attractions of the country:
- Time Square
- Grand Canyon
- Las Vegas
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Niagara Falls
- Florida Keys
- Disney Park
- Denali National Park
As one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world, The United States boast an amazing amount of tourist destinations ranging from the skyscrapers of New York and Chicago, the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska to the sunny beaches of California, Florida and Hawaii. With so many tourist attractions it’s tempting to list entire cities or even states, but in this presentation I have tried to focus on top 10 tourist attractions of the country.
- The world’s most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually.
- Approximately 300,000 people pass through Times Square daily.
- Times Square, the most bustling square of New York, is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and super signs.
- It has all sorts of fun, exciting and informative tours to explore other parts of the city.
- One can Choose from walking, bike, bus, food, limo, TV, landmark, ethnic or water tours.
2. Grand Canyon
- The Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona and is one of the great tourist attractions in the United States.
- Carved over several million years by the Colorado River, the canyon attains a depth of over 1.6 km (1 mile) and 446 km (277 miles) long.
- It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
3. Las Vegas Strip
- The gambling mecca of the world, Las Vegas is situated in the midst of the southern Nevada desert landscape.
- It features giant mega-casino hotels, decorated with lavish care and attention to detail to create a fantasy-like atmosphere.
- One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas’ cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture. These features has established the city as one of the most popular destinations for tourists.
- Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park, set aside in 1872 to preserve the vast number of geysers, hot springs, and other thermal areas, as well as to protect the incredible wildlife and rugged beauty of the area.
- Yellowstone lies on top of a gigantic hotspot where light, hot, molten mantle rock rises towards the surface.
- Subsequently, the park contains half of all the world’s known geothermal features, with more than 10,000 examples of geysers and hot springs.
- In addition, black bears, grizzly bears, deer, elk, bison and wolves can all be found within the park borders.
5. Golden Gate Bridge
- The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the strait between San Francisco and Marin County to the north.
- The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.
- The famous red-orange color of the bridge was specifically chosen to make the bridge more easily visible through the thick fog that frequently shrouds the bridge.
6. Niagara Falls
- Situated between the state of New York and the province of Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on the North American continent.
- Niagara Falls is actually three different falls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls.
- With more than 14 million visitors each year it is one of the most visited tourist attraction in the world.
- Kilauea is the most recent of a series of volcanoes that have created the Hawaiian Archipelago.
- It is a very low, flat shield volcano, vastly different in profile from the high, sharply sloping peaks of stratovolcanoes.
- Kilauea is one of the most active volcanos on the Earth, an invaluable resource for volcanologists.
- Thirty-three eruptions have taken place since 1952, not including the current eruption which started on January 3, 1983 and is still ongoing.
8. Florida Keys
- The Florida Keys are a 120 mile long chain of tropical islands curving around the base of the Florida peninsula, connected to the mainland by a series of bridges.
- The most spectacular bridge, the Seven Mile Bridge in the Lower Keys, has been frequently used as a location for films including True Lies and Fast 2 Furious. US Highway 1, the “Overseas Highway” runs from Key Largo, Islamadora, Marathon, Lower Keys and finally to Key West, the most distant and most famous island.
- The Florida Keys are home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. Mangroves, sea grasses, and coral reefs are abundant. Animals such as alligators, sea turtles, and the endangered manatee can be found there, and more than 600 species of fish live in the reefs.
- The keys are a popular tourist destination, and tourism and commercial fishing are the major components of the economy.
9. Disneyland Park, CA
- Walt Disney’s original theme park features eight themed lands with classic Disney characters, favorite attractions, live entertainment, and parades.
- It is most certainly a land of enchantment where children and the young at heart find that dreams really do come true
- Currently the park has been visited by more than 515 million guests since it opened, including presidents, royalty and other heads of state.
10. Denali National Park
- A vast area of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor adventures, Denali National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
- Home to North America’s tallest peak, Denali has been a mecca for mountaineering and adventuring for more than a century.
- Home to Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak, this US national park is located in the Alaska Interior among the jagged mountains of the Alaska Range.