USA Travel Guides

Welcome to the United States of America! In this country, you can explore mind-blowing red rock landscapes, towering mountain ranges, endless forested land, golden sandy beaches and several of the world’s bucket list cities.

We’ve driven around the US twice in our SUV so we now have a serious appreciation for the sheer size of America. Having lived in New York City, Seattle and now North Carolina, we’ve checked a lot off our US bucket list and we’ll share those experiences below.

  • Capital City: Washington D.C.
  • Population: About 333 million
  • Language: English
  • Currency: United States Dollar
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time, Mountain Time, Central Time and Eastern Time (Daylight or Standard time depending on time of year)

Search By State

Looking for a specific state? Head to one of our state pages below to find detailed information about specific locations.

Arizona | California | Maine | Nevada | New York | New Hampshire | South Dakota | Utah | Vermont | Washington | Wyoming

Search By US National Park

Or looking for a specific National Park? Click one of the links below to learn more about that individual park. You can also head to our National Parks page to see everything we’ve written about the parks.

Acadia | Arches | Badlands | Bryce Canyon | Canyonlands | Capitol Reef | Death Valley | Grand Canyon | Grand Teton | Joshua Tree | Mount Rainier | Yellowstone | Yosemite | Zion

Road Trips

If you’re planning to visit multiple states, we highly recommend a road trip. In our opinion, road trips are the best way to travel around America because not only can you experience the big bucket list places, but you’ll see some of the hidden gems in between too.

30 Best Road Trips In USA: Most Scenic Drives In America

30 Best Road Trips In USA: Most Scenic Drives In America

The United States has hundreds of scenic road trip routes through national parks, mountains, deserts, coastlines and forests. You can drive iconic US road trips …
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How To Plan A Road Trip: Best Apps, Tools & Tips

How To Plan A Road Trip: Best Apps, Tools & Tips

In this comprehensive step-by-step guide, we are going to explain how you can plan the perfect road trip. We want to help you prepare, save …
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50 Best Places To Visit In USA: Bucket List US Vacation Spots

50 Best Places To Visit In USA: Bucket List US Vacation Spots

The USA is an exceptionally tourist friendly country with a wide range of places to visit, including famous cities, spectacular national parks, iconic road trips, …
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Looking for popular US road trips? Here are a few of our favorites:

Top Places To Visit In The USA

If someone were to ask you to name the best places to see in America, it’s a difficult question because you can visit the major cities or spend time in the world famous national parks across various states. Below you’ll find our guides about some of the popualr places you can visit.

Chicago – Home to a vibrant art scene, multicultural neighborhoods, the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and famous foods such as the deep dish pizza, Chicago is a popular American City. Make sure you look for the large silver bean when you’re in town!

Grand Canyon – One of the most popular places to visit in the US, the Grand Canyon is a somewhere you should try to visit at least one in your lifetime. We’ve hiked to the bottom of the canyon and it’s one of the best trails we’ve ever experienced.

Las Vegas – Known as Sin City, Las Vegas is a unique travel destination featuring endless casinos, fine dining, entertainment and nightlife. Explore the Las Vegas strip or take one of the popular day trips nearby.

New York City – Home to Broadway, the Brooklyn Bridge, numerous observation decks and the Statue of Liberty, New York stands out above any other city on this list. If this is your first time in the states, we highly recommend New York!

New York City

New York is unlike any other city in the world. It’s filled with top attractions, amazing skyline views, vibrant nightlife and incredible dining spots. After living in NYC, we still try to visit the city every year because we just can’t get enough!

50 Best Free + Cheap Things To Do In NYC

50 Best Free + Cheap Things To Do In NYC

New York City has many free and cheap attractions, including parks, museums, observation decks, landmarks, neighborhoods and foods. The best things to do in NYC …
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New York Pass Comparison (+ Discount)

New York Pass Comparison (+ Discount)

Attraction passes are a great way to save money when visiting new places. And it’s a really simple concept; the more days or attractions you …
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Where To Stay In New York City: Best Places + Hotels In NYC

Where To Stay In New York City: Best Places + Hotels In NYC

Figuring out where to stay in a place like New York City can be a daunting task. There are thousands of hotels scattered around dozens of …
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Need help planning your visit to NYC?

Our popular New York City travel guidebook will help you with planning every aspect of your trip, including airport links, the subway, top attractions, itinerary ideas, restaurants, hotels and map!

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Grand Canyon

We’ll never forget the first time we laid eyes on the Grand Canyon. It’s one of those places you need to see to believe and there’s so much more to do than just hike. Use our guides below to plan your trip!

Best Hikes Grand Canyon South Rim: 17 Easy, Moderate and Hard Trails

Best Hikes Grand Canyon South Rim: 17 Easy, Moderate and Hard Trails

Are you planning a visit to Grand Canyon and want to know which trails to hike? Well, we’re going to show you 17 scenic hikes …
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Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim For The First Time

Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim For The First Time

There are many things you need to consider when planning a first visit to Grand Canyon South Rim including fees, entrances, hikes, photo spots, activities …
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Best Hotels + Places To Stay Near Grand Canyon South Rim

Best Hotels + Places To Stay Near Grand Canyon South Rim

Are you looking for the best hotels near Grand Canyon South Rim? We’re going to explain everything you need to know about each national park …
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Need help planning your trip to Grand Canyon?

Our popular Grand Canyon travel guidebook helps you with planning every aspect of your visit to South Rim, including the best viewpoints and hikes, where to eat and stay, itinerary ideas and map!

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Pacific Coast

Driving any section of the Pacific Coast is a memorable experience. So whether your visiting it all in one trip or only seeing the highlights, these US coastal cities offer something unique from the rest of the country.

40 Free + Cheap Things To Do In San Francisco

40 Free + Cheap Things To Do In San Francisco

San Francisco is an attraction-heavy city with an abundance free and cheap places to visit. We’ve spent a total of 8 days exploring San Francisco …
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10 Unmissable Things To Do In Los Angeles For First Time Visitors

10 Unmissable Things To Do In Los Angeles For First Time Visitors

Los Angeles is the iconic home of blockbuster movie production, sandy beaches, never-ending sunshine and 50 million annual tourists. But in the entertainment capital of …
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San Diego Itinerary: 9 Unmissable Things To Do In 3 Perfect Days

San Diego Itinerary: 9 Unmissable Things To Do In 3 Perfect Days

San Diego is an outdoors-orientated, laid back and trendy city boasting the best tacos in America. You’re in the perfect place to plan your first …
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US Monuments, Landmarks + Memorials

A unique aspect about visiting the United States is that you can visit notable monuments, landmarks and memorials. These are permanently protected federal lands preserving a historic or scientific interest. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

How To Get The Statue Of Liberty + Ellis Island Ferry In NYC

How To Get The Statue Of Liberty + Ellis Island Ferry In NYC

Are you looking for information about exactly how to get the ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Manhattan, NYC? We are going …
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Alcatraz Tours Review: Is The Day Or Night Tour Worth It?

Alcatraz Tours Review: Is The Day Or Night Tour Worth It?

Alcatraz Island has a story so intriguing that it draws in over 1.5 million visitors each year. But are the Alcatraz day and night tours …
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How To Plan The Perfect Mount Rushmore Vacation

How To Plan The Perfect Mount Rushmore Vacation

Mount Rushmore is an incredibly popular vacation spot in the heart of South Dakota’s beautiful Black Hills. But what is there to do once you …
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US State Parks

In addition to the popular national parks, you can also visit lesser known US state parks. Some of these smaller parks rival national parks and they are great to explore because the crowds are much smaller.

Visiting Letchworth State Park For The First Time

Visiting Letchworth State Park For The First Time

Located in beautiful western New York, Letchworth State Park showcases the powerful Genesee River as it flows through a stunning gorge featuring three large waterfalls …
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Hiking Wallace Falls State Park Waterfall Trail

Hiking Wallace Falls State Park Waterfall Trail

Wallace Falls State Park is home to a challenging 5.5-mile roundtrip waterfall hike with 1,240 ft elevation gain, and we think it’s one of the …
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Must Visit Spots In Valley Of Fire State Park

Must Visit Spots In Valley Of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park is a stunning red-rock landscape near Las Vegas, Nevada that’s home to a range of fun activities including hikes, photo …
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US Travel Resources

Last but not least, there are a few things you can do to make your trip in the US more enjoyable. We highly recommend the National Park Pass and Passport if you’re planning to visit just a few of the parks.

America The Beautiful Pass: Is A National Parks Pass Worth It?

America The Beautiful Pass: Is A National Parks Pass Worth It?

Are you trying to decide if it is worth buying an America the Beautiful Annual National Parks Pass for your next trip in the US? …
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Is The National Parks Passport Worth It?

Is The National Parks Passport Worth It?

If you’re heading to any of the US National Parks, you should consider purchasing a national parks passport to help document your adventure. This is …
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25 Best Hiking + Outdoor Adventure Apps

25 Best Hiking + Outdoor Adventure Apps

Smartphone hiking and outdoor apps have significantly advanced over recent years with both Gaia GPS and AllTrails topping the charts. The best hiking apps now …
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