The Perfect 7 Day Itinerary for First-time USA Visitors
A tour to the United States of America will be a lifelong dream for many. It is the land that tops the world in many respects. When planning a trip to the USA for the first time, it is impossible to cover all or most of its tourist attractions. But we wish to see as much as possible within the time constraints. Here is the list of the best and not-to-be missed places for a first time visit to the United States.
When visiting USA for the first time, seeing its capital city should be first in the priority list. This is the city where we can witness several iconic structures that have symbolized the United States from time immemorial. A few of them are:
Washington Monument, the obelisk that adorns the skyline of Washington, D.C, is the pride of USA. It was built to commemorate the military achievements of George Washington, the founding father of USA. Standing 554 feet tall, it is one of the tallest stone structures in the world. It is a must-visit in the capital city.
This is another exemplary structure that has featured in many movies. Lincoln Memorial is dedicated to the former United States President, Abraham Lincoln. A huge majestic statue of Lincoln is the major attraction here. From the time of its erection, Lincoln Memorial has been the venue of several historic events.
The White House
The official residence of the President of United States does not need an introduction. The white palatial structure speaks of the affluence of the country. Though gaining an entry inside White House is pretty difficult for foreign tourists, the place where it is housed is definitely worth a visit. A snap with the White House in backdrop will be an addition to your collection.
New York stands next to capital city when it comes to attracting tourists to its fold. Going by its popular name, ‘The City that Never Sleeps,’ New York is a marvel of civilization. New York has everything from sky-kissing buildings to enormous parks and open spaces. A day spent visiting the landmarks of New York is a must in the first visit to USA.
Statue of Liberty
This world-famous symbol of freedom is located on Liberty Island, and is a national monument of USA. The statue of the lady holding a lighted torch is symbolic of the abolition of slavery, and of the freedom of suppressed masses. A guided tour of the Statue will enlighten tourists about the rich past of the United States.
One of the most happening and lively areas of New York, the Times Square, has special vibes to it. Evenings are the best time to visit Times Square, when the area will be lighted up in neon lightings and boards. Here, the atmosphere looks like there is a celebration going on every single day. When visiting USA for the first time, don’t miss the charged up ambiance of Times Square.
Empire State Building
This skyscraper in New York City was the holder of the title of tallest building for many years in the past. The unique architecture and the open-air observation deck of the building have been fascinations for tourists. View of the city from the observation deck is truly breath-taking.
One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, the Brooklyn Bridge is a visual treat especially under a starlit sky. This bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, and is an example of engineering and architectural skills of ancient America.
A visit to the Unites States is complete only when you visit its proudest natural possession, the Niagara Falls. This majestic waterfall lies across the borders of the United States and Canada, and can be viewed from both countries. A tour to see the Niagara Falls is a dream for all travel enthusiasts.
Maid of the Mist boat tours are the best way to experience Niagara Falls from very close. Seeing the enormous waterfall hitting the bottom right in front of your eyes will blow you away. Getting drenched in the droplets sprayed by the waterfall is a wonderful experience. Night views of this waterfall is another magnificent sight not to be missed by first-timers to USA.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was one of the places which played a key role in the American Revolution. After visiting Washington and New York, the next best nearby option is to visit the city that exudes history and charm.
The three-mile long walk along downtown Boston is the best way to pay tribute to the tumultuous history of the nation. During the walk, you pass several historic monuments such as Paul Revere House and Bunker Hill Monument, which contributed to America’s walk to independence.
Boston has been the hub of quality education for long time now, courtesy the renowned Harvard University. Visiting Harvard University, one of the oldest seats for higher learning, will be a motivational journey. A guided tour of the campus will provide learning while walking.
Do you wish to see the oldest city park in the United States? It is Boston Common which dates back to 1634. The large open park houses several monuments, and has witnessed historic events. A visit to Boston Common is an escape into the world of history and natural beauty combined.
These were the attractions in the east coast of the United States that can be covered in a 7 day tour. Go to the west coast, and there are plenty more. For a fun-filled and exciting time at the United States where you get to visit all the attractions in USA’s east coast worth visiting, go with Fortune Tour’s USA Tour packages. Connect with Fortune Tours to know more.