The Grand Canyon was gouged out of the earth by the Colorado River some
six million years ago. One of the world’s most outstanding sites of
natural beauty, there are few landscapes on the plant that can compare
with its majestic scale.
The Statue of Liberty, New York City
The Statue of Liberty stands out on
Liberty Island, a model of serenity and a symbol of that most
determinedly American of values: liberty.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota
The Niagara Falls, New York State
With 168,000 cubic meters of water tumbling over them a minute, the
Niagara Falls are quite a sight (and a sound!) For the most dramatic
effect, the ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat tour takes visitors right out into
the churning waters.
American sights are rarely lacking in scale, and Mt Rushmore’s
absolutely no exception. These 18 meter high statues of presidents
Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln (carved out of the granite
mountainside in 1925) are yet another iconic image of the country.
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Construction of the White House began in the late 18th century. While it
may not be the largest, grandest, or even the most beautiful of
structures, it’s certainly the most powerful, and, as such, is an
absolute must see.
America's best shopping spots are destinations in themselves. They
remind us what we miss when shopping online: Personal service, the
ability to feel and try on garments before buying, serendipitous
unadvertised sales. Since you can't spend all your vacation time
shopping, each place below is near a great place to visit.