Bordering Canada in the north and Mexico in the south with coasts on the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and with an area of over three and a half million square miles, it is clear that the one thing the US has to offer the visitor is variety. Of course, everyone that selects it as their destination has their own preconceived idea of what lies in store for them when they get there.
Compliments of the thousands of images we see portrayed on TV on a daily basis, it is easy and exciting to form theories on what the country will be like when you get there. And, when you do get there it is even more exciting to recognize all the places you have been watching for as long as you can remember. Now world famous monuments like the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Memorial, the Golden Gate Bridge and Sears Tower are not just images in a book or on a screen, you will find yourself standing right beside them staring in amazement. The same applies to the natural attractions - the Grand Canyon, the Rockies, the golden beaches of California and the Great Lakes. This is what makes a trip to the States so special. Unlike visiting an unheard of destination, a visit to the US turns fantasy into reality.
Since Christopher Columbus visited the country just over five hundred years ago, millions of people have visited the States. And, the general consensus among these visitors is that each of the fifty states strongly resembles a ‘mini country’. Each has its own geographical features, its own climate as well as having its own accent and social attitudes. As well as this each state or region has its own history, remnants of which can still be seen in most areas. From New England’s pilgrims and puritans to the influence of the French in Louisiana, the Gold Rush in California to the Civil War in Missisipi, there are a number of attractions which will tell you about the country’s history and make your visit both entertaining and educational.