American Travel Destinations – American Culture for Kids

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The US is so big there are endless things to visit! There are cities, mountains, beaches, and deserts. Some parts of the US are world famous. Car and plane are the most common ways to travel. Some things are very far apart, so driving can take many hours or even days. Some people make a special driving trip called a road trip, where driving between places is as important as visiting the places themselves.

Here are a few places you might like to visit:

New York City

New York is the biggest city in the country. It is the place to go to if you like art and museums. They say that New York never sleeps because something is always happening! You can climb up to the top of the Statue of Liberty and look out through her crown, or maybe you prefer to watch the city from the top of the Empire State Building. There are tall buildings and more yellow taxis than you can count.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is on the other side of the country, in California. Los Angeles is known for sunshine, beaches, and Hollywood. You can learn to surf, look at movie stars’ houses, or just sit on the beach.

Washington DC

Washington DC is the capital city. It is the place to go to learn about American history. You can tour the White House, where the President lives and see historic documents and famous monuments. You can also visit museums to see things like famous airplanes and spaceships and huge gemstones. Or maybe you prefer to watch a baseball or a football game!

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful natural places in the US. You can stand on the edge and look across. If you are very adventurous, you can hike down to the bottom or take a raft through the middle! If you like beautiful nature, the Southwest is the place to go—you will see deserts and mountains, and special animals and plants, like cactuses!

Florida

Florida is a tropical state on the ocean in the Eastern half of the US You can visit soft sand beaches, eat delicious oranges, and explore Disney World. There is a large swamp called the Everglades where rare birds and alligators live.

Alaska

Alaska is the most northern state in the US—part of it is in the Arctic Circle! You can visit glaciers (large rivers of ice that move very, very slowly) and see animals like moose and caribou. There are grizzly bears, but they will hide from you! If you are lucky, you may see the Northern Lights—colorful lights that seem to dance—in the sky at night.

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