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The United States Sightseeing Bucket List

Updated on March 29, 2015


Are you planning a visit to the United States? Do you already live here and are wondering where to go on vacation? The following sites are places that everyone should see if they plan to travel within the United States of America.

Times Square


New York City Attractions

It's really easy to start in New York City as there are a bunch of things to see in the city that never sleeps. Times Square, The Empire State Building, and The Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island all make the list of sites a person should see when visiting the United States.

If you had time, Chinatown, Central Park, The Met Opera House, Madame Tussaud's, and Broadway are also good options if you're filling time. Seeing a Broadway show should be on everyone's bucket list as they are a great experience.

The Statue of Liberty


Niagara Falls

Staying in New York, Niagara Falls makes the list. Niagara Falls is a set of three waterfalls (Horseshoe, American, Bridal Veil) that flow between Ontario and New York. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful falls in the world, as measured by flow rate. The Falls are located on the Niagara River which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.

Niagara Falls


The Alamo


San Antonio Attractions

In San Antonio, you have The Alamo and The River Walk. Both would be excellent sightseeing experiences for the North American traveler.

The River Walk is a series of sidewalks that border the San Antonio River, one level down from street level. All along the sidewalks there are bars, restaurants, and other shops. In the Springtime, there are even floats that go down the river.

Christmas on the Riverwalk


The St. Louis Arch

The Gateway Arch is a monument dedicated to Thomas Jefferson and those pioneers traveling west. The Gateway was commissioned in 1947, finished in 1968, and is 630 feet high, or 63 stories.

Las Vegas

There are so many good things to see in Las Vegas. The casinos and the shows highlight a very entertaining city. Because of all the casinos, aside from Times Square, this is one of the most illuminated cities in the country.

Included in a Las Vegas trip would be a short jaunt out to Hoover Dam.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Obviously, seeing Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras would be best. But really going any time of the year is still a memorable experience. From the Jazz clubs to the southern cousine, New Orleans really is a vibrant city even after Katrina went through.

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long in the state of Arizona. It is over a mile deep and 18 miles wide. It's filled with gorges and the Colorado River runs through it. It really is one of the Seven Wonders of the Earth and is something everyone should see in person.

The Grand Canyon

Washington, D.C.

The nation's capitol offers many things that sightseers would enjoy seeing. The monuments, the White House, and Congress all highlight locations that are frequented by visitors to the city. On top of the government infrastructure, there are several museums that are of interest to visitors.

The Capitol Building


The Hollywood Sign


Between the Hollywood film studios, the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive, California offers a lot of things to see. On top of the sights, the thrill of running into famous people is a big attraction to visiting the area.

Honorable Mention Locations

The Seattle Space Needle, The Liberty Bell, Key West, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Kennedy Space Center, Alcatraz Island.

What is your favorite United States Location?

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      CJ Kelly 2 years ago from Auburn, WA

      A lot of great places. . As a Bronx native, I would add Rockefeller Center, The Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium (although the new one hardly has the appeal of the old). Since I now live in Washington State, Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens would be on my list. And last but not least, Glacier National Park in Montana. So much to see. Voted up and shared.