USA, As the worlds only superpower and biggest economy by a huge margin, almost everyone on the planet knows something about the USA, even if they’ve never been there. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State, the Hollywood sign, Las Vegas neon, Golden Gate and the White House have long been global icons, and American brands and images are familiar everywhere, from Apple computers and Levi’s to Coca-Cola and hot dogs. Yet first-time visitors should expect some surprises. Though its cities draw the most tourists – New York and Washington DC are both incredible destinations in their own right – America is above all a land of stunningly diverse and achingly beautiful landscapes.
Though it often sounds clichéd to foreigners, the only thing that holds this bizarre federation together is the oft-maligned “American Dream”. While the USA is one of the world’s oldest still-functioning democracies and the roots of its European presence go back to the 1500s, the palpable sense of newness here creates an odd sort of optimism, wherein anything seems possible and fortune can strike at any moment.
In this article I’ll tell you about how I visited two of the America’s major cities (New York and Washington DC) and made the most of my American dream in One week.
I booked my flights from Expedia and I flew to New York’s John F Kennedy airport via a 6 hour halt at Dubai airport, you can make the most of your travel by indulging in shopping of a wide range of products available at Dubai’s duty free market.
We reached New York early in the morning and then we took a mega bus which we booked via Megabus.com and went to America’s capital city Washington DC, it was a 4 hour journey but it was worth it because we got a chance to view America’s country side which was simply beautiful.
We reached our hotel J.W Marriott in Washington which we also booked from Expedia and spent the rest of the day unwinding and relaxing. The next two days were spent in sight seeing the capital, We book our Tour from Viator.
Read My another post on saving money in Washington D.C.
Here’s a jist of whatever we saw
Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court – but also its museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
- Washington Monument
- The White House
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- Smithsonian American History Museum
- National Building Museum and learn about architecture and construction
- Smithsonian Castle, the first building of the Smithsonian (with information about all museums)
- National Postal Museum
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National-memorial (near FDR Memorial)
- Lincoln Memorial and see the Reflecting Pool
- Constitution Gardens (the National Mall)
- The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
- National WWII Memorial which opened in 2004
- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
- Arlington National Cemetery (America’s largest burial ground, J.F.K.’s memorial, and Tomb of The Unknown)
- National Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
You can also visit other places like
GeorgeTown, National Zoo (free) which has over 2,000 animals including pandas, Washington DC National Cathedral, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
After a full city tour of Washington DC we took a mega bus and reached the most happening city of America Big apple as many people like to call it, New york was a city worth visiting, let me elaborate my visit to Big Apple.
Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is a fast-paced, globally influential center of art, culture, fashion and finance. The city’s 5 boroughs sit where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, with the island borough of Manhattan at the “Big Apple’s” core.
I booked my sightseeing tour from NewYorkPass for 3 days and saved upto 50% of my money.
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Here are New York’s highlights:
Day one: DownTown
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Day Two: MidTown
Discovery Times Square Museum
Empire State Building
Madison Square Garden
Day Three: Uptown
Grand Central station
Central Park and Zoo
Museum of Modern Arts
Museum of Natural History
St Patrick Cathedral
There are other many places to see like
Bronx Zoo, UN Headquarters, Corona Park, Frick Collection, Yankee Stadium etc.
You can make the most of your trip too by following our plan. So what are you waiting for visit Expedia and make your American Dream come true!