America is a pretty crazy place, and that much goes without saying. Many of us consider it to be our home, but for people outside of the bubble, it can come across as being a little bit strange - and understandably so.
There are a variety of reasons for this line of thought, but even with that being the case, there's still a great deal of excitement in the air whenever foreigners make the trip over. Europeans, especially, are fascinated by the prospect of a vacation in the States, and there are many phenomenal locations that they typically want to see.
10 Grand Canyon
You may be afraid of heights or you may just not be a fan of giant and empty areas, but even if that’s the case, the Grand Canyon should be a must-visit for you. It’s just one of those destinations that are guaranteed to leave you open-mouthed because it gives you an idea of the sheer scale of this unbelievable country.
Some are more fond of it than others, but if you can be brave enough to walk out and take it all in, we can assure you it’ll be an experience that you will quite literally never forget.
9 San Francisco
A city is just a city in the eyes of many people, but in the States, the truly great ones can be separated from the bad ones pretty easily: San Fran is right up there with the best of them. It’s the technological hub of the nation, the weather is always great, and the people are so friendly.
So many Europeans eventually decide to move here based on the experience they had from their first trip over, and we can’t exactly blame them. San Francisco has everything you could want and more.
8 Space Needle
The Space Needle is one of those tourist destinations that a lot of folks probably don’t understand, but when you tell them where it is, they’ll be there in a heartbeat. Seattle is one of America’s greatest cities and there’s no way of getting around that, with the Space Needle being one of its major focal points.
It just feels big and it just feels important, and you can get a great view of both the mountains and the city as a whole from up there.
Seattle is warm and Seattle is friendly, which are two traits that Europeans always enjoy.
7 Yosemite National Park
Located in good old California, Yosemite National Park is best known for the Tunnel View, unbelievable views and outstanding trees & cliffs. From that description alone it may not exactly come across as the kind of inspiring destination that’ll prompt you to make the trip over, but trust us, it’s more than worth it.
The same could probably apply to any number of America’s biggest and best national parks because the majority of them are just so stunning – and sometimes, you need to take a step back and allow yourself to be with your own thoughts.
6 Mount Rushmore
The modern age of politics has soured a lot of young people on what America is all about: Hope. If you want to find a place that encapsulates that dream perfectly, then you won’t find too many better destinations than Mount Rushmore.
It may be located in the middle of nowhere, but in a way, that’s kind of the point. Every single location in the States is important for one reason or another and deserves to be recognized as such.
The founding fathers did us a solid, and for that, we will forever be grateful.
5 Las Vegas
Vegas isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea and we can completely understand that, but even if that is your mentality, you should go for a few hours in the evening just to say that you got to see it in all of its glory (or lack of, depending on your perspective).
NYC may be dubbed as the city that never sleeps but Vegas really gives it a run for its money, and we mean that in all the right (and wrong) ways. Europeans love to gamble and they love to have a great time – two things which can be found in Sin City.
4 New York City
Speaking of NYC, let’s talk about it. New York City is the instant thought that comes to mind when you think of high profile places to visit in the States, and there are too many reasons for that to possibly count.
NYC makes you feel alive, and we say that with the utmost confidence regardless of who you are or where you come from. It makes you feel like you can do anything you put your mind to, and most importantly, it’s a place of power and hope.
Central Park alone is enough to get your motors running, and that comes before you really dive into what the city is all about.
3 The White House
You may not be a fan of the person occupying it or the person that occupied it before them, but let’s face it, The White House is a pretty important part of America’s past, present, and future.
D.C. as a whole is a hub for all things political, and The White House represents the core of those 'values.' As a piece of architectural brilliance - it is indeed just that - and when people see it, The White House sends a million different emotions running through their minds.
That’s quite the impact of just one building.
2 Route 66
Fancy a road trip? Then Route 66 is your best friend.
There is nowhere in Europe that can provide you with the kind of road trip experience that Route 66 does, and that much is just a fact. Europe is stunning and magical in its own right, but Route 66 is on a whole new level when it comes to the scenic possibilities that it possesses.
It might be considered a little bit too old school for the newer generation to really appreciate it, but even so, its worth a try.
1 Disney World
Located in Orlando, Florida is Disney World, which is the hub for all things Disney related. Americans themselves may not be massive fans of the idea of going to Florida as a whole due to its reputation, but if you’re a European who wants to have a really fun holiday, then Disney World is hardly a poor place to select.
They’ve got everything for people both young and old, which really does make the experience all the more special. It doesn’t matter if you’re going with your family or if you’re making the trip on your own, either. Just go and be yourself.