Top 10 Places in the U.S. To See Before You Die

Being the fourth largest country in the world, the United States of America can boast of hundreds popular and famous touristic places and can astonish even the most experienced travelers with its beauty and majesty. From untouched and virgin natural sights to amazing architectural monuments, the USA has lots to offer to people who are looking for new experiences and memories.

This country has many things that surprise and inspire. Its beautiful and diverse nature makes the USA one of the most popular destinations for travel. And although the US is so varied that it seems like the whole life won’t be enough to discover it fully, in this article you can check out a list of the best places to see in the USA!

What Are The Top 10 Places To Visit Before You Die?

Today, thanks to the fast development of technologies and means of communications, all travelers can access numerous guidebooks right from their phones or computers and plan a trip that fits their interests the best. But how to choose a suitable destination from such a large variety of sights? This list aims to help you out with this matter! Of course, as was mentioned earlier, the United States has much to offer and can’t be discovered after visiting only a few places of many, but below are presented the 10 places to see before you die that everyone has to visit at least once!

Thus, if you are wondering where to travel in the US, this list will give you ten cool ideas, and I bet that you will never regret visiting each of these places!

1. Empire State Building

This place has always been a special one. Although many buildings in New York are more beautiful or higher than this one, the Empire State Building still remains the “king of the skyscrapers, ” and it is a must-do to visit it!

This 102-floor building was unique because it is the first one that exceeded the 100 floors and thus, from 1931 until 1972 it was called the highest building in the world!

2. Walt Disney World

This place is worth visiting! The Disney World is a universal entertaining center, based near Orlando, Florida, and every year over 47 million people visit this place to feel the atmosphere of miracle and fairytale! Meet the world-famous princesses alive, visit the Cinderella’s castle, let yourself come back to your childhood for a while and enjoy fantastic rides – all of this you can do here!

3. National Mall

It is a unique complex of monuments, museums, educational establishments and other historical spots of the America concentrated in one place! Yearly over 24 million tourists come here. Thus, it is a must to visit this place to take a walk along the famous alley from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and visit a few great museums along the way!

4. Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the most famous and the first national park in the world, and thus, everyone has to visit this park during the trip around the USA to enjoy its magnificent beauty and see the world-famous geysers with your own eyes!

5. Las Vegas

This is one of the most famous cities in the world. Who does not want to feel himself a hero of a real Hollywood movie and dive into the world of endless entertainment, thrill, danger, excitement, and wins?! Las Vegas is one of those cities where you have to forget about all the troubles, distract from the daily routine, and simply enjoy the unique atmosphere and bright lights of this place and, trust me, this trip will be absolutely unforgettable!

6. Grand Canyon

You will not find a more majestic spot anywhere in the world! Looking at the Grand Canyon located in Arizona, a person feels like a grain of sand in the largest gorge of the Earth. This canyon is 460 kilometers long and deeper than 1800 meters! The Grand Canyon is home to 1,500 plant species, 90 mammal species, 17 fish species, 45 reptile species, 9 wildlife species and 350 bird species. More than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon annually.

7. Mountain Rushmore

You all have heard and seen this mountain not once as the national memorial of Mount Rushmore has become one of the most iconic images of America, as well as an international tourist attraction. This monument astonishes with its greatness, and thus, it is another destination that each of you has to include on the list of “must visit” places!

8. Niagra Falls

Niagara Falls is the second largest waterfall in the world after the Victoria Falls in South Africa. It’s interesting that despite the common belief, the Niagara Falls is not one waterfall, but a complex of three smaller waterfalls.

9. Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge connects the two banks with each other, thus allowing quick and unhindered access from San Francisco to Marin and further north along the Pacific coast. Besides, it is a beautiful architectural sight that astonishes and inspires many travelers from all around the globe!

10. The Statue of Liberty

Of course, this list wouldn’t be full without this sight. The Statue of Liberty is the most famous symbol of America and also a breathtaking monument that is worth visiting!


About the Author

Crystal Roman is a passionate traveler and writer at At her 20s she took an academic break and went for a year-long trip around the world. In this article, she shares her personal must-visit list of the greatest destinations in the USA!