America! It’s really hard to bring into words what this country is all about and all those who have visited it believe the same. You can’t put your finger on what it is that makes this country so absolutely great. You can’t really say: it’s the politics, it’s the people, it’s the history, it’s the attitude of the people that live there or it’s something else.
America is fascinating and that’s that. And part of the reason America is fascinating is because Americans really do have it all: they have a good economy, they love their country, they have great geography, they have high mountains and sandy beaches, they have the huge cities and small towns, they have intelligent minds and a great mix of cultures coming from all over the world.
If you are planning to visit the USA soon, do go to the West because there is a lot to see there – more than what is commonly known as the “wild West”. Western USA is stunning in all its glory and the attractions described further on will definitely convince you of this. It’s possible to either visit using Western USA tours or on your own itinerary, but make sure you include at least a few of the following highlights:
Americans are very lucky to have Mother Nature on their side when it comes to natural beauties. Yellowstone is one of them. If you want to breathe some fresh air and relax your eyes on fauna and flora, then this is the place to be. Yellowstone is definitely one of the staples of Western USA and even if it is not on the Pacific side of the West (which is what most people imagine when thinking of America’s West), it is still considered to be one of the most important attractions in this particular area of the United States.
The Death Valley
Yes, the name sounds grim – but the place, on the other hand, is oddly fascinating. The whole place does seem to be dead indeed, but the truth is that it has not always been so. Native Americans inhabited the area and so did many other people after that too. Even more, Death Valley is surprisingly rich in forms of life that have become accustomed to the harsh conditions here. The kangoroo rat, many types of reptiles, mountain lions, bobcats, big horn sheep and many other animals have found a home in what humans have run away from.
The Space Needle
Looked at from afar, this would appear to be something similar to the Jetson Family’s house. While it is not inhabited, the Space Needle in Seattle has a life of its own, being one of the staple attractions of the city. Among skyscrapers and more traditional buildings, this observation centre really does stand out. Visit it and you will definitely get an optimistic feeling about our future as a species in this large, large Universe.
The Museum of Glass
Yes, you read that right. There’s a museum dedicated entirely to glass and you will find it in Tacoma, Washington (the state). Do visit it for interesting demonstration of glass blowing and for the great exhibitions organised here!