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Must see places in the USA! :)

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Must see places in the USA! :)

Me and a friend are planning to travel across the USA for 6 weeks (April - May) and wanted to know what are the best things to do while we're there?

We are starting in New York and plan to go across to L.A but want to know if there's anything worth to see along the way.

Such as: amazing sights, National parks, buildings etc? :) x

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1. Re: Must see places in the USA! :)

Well, this depends on what are your interests, but in general, if you start in NYC, there is, of course, a ton to see and do in NYC itself.

Not sure what direction you plan to take from there, but a few nearby cities that may be worth seeing are:

Washington, DC: see all the monuments, museums (mostly free), and the White House.

Philadelphia, PA: A cosmopolitan city with many historic US sites.

Boston, MA: also a historic US city with good seafood.

Newport, RI: if you like giant, historic mansions and beautiful coastline scenery.

As you travel West, there are a few key places to definitely see. These include:

the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Maybe the Hoover Dam.

Yellowstone National Park is also wonderful.

I believe that a stop in Las Vegas is worth it.

Once on the West Coast, you may want to take a look at San Francisco with its famous hills and trolley cars.

If you want specifics of what to do in New York City, take a look at the New York City forum where you'll see, to the right of the screen, a list of "Top Questions About New York City," with links to various topics including "Must See" things in NYC. Also, you can post your question on the New York City forum. Currently, you are in the New York State forum which is not as often frequented.

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By the way, have you possibly considered an organized tour? I've heard good things about (depending on your age and budget; these companies cater to a younger crowd) Trek America:

http://www.trekamerica.com

and Contiki:

http://contiki.com

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3. Re: Must see places in the USA! :)

Thanks for your reply :)

We were looking at all options really, guided tours or just on our own. We were just unsure about guided tours because we may get somewhere and want to stay there longer, but not be able to if were tied to a tour.

If we knew exactly where we wanted to go and what to see it would be a lot easier! :)

But at the moment were just looking around to see options of where to go. NYC, L.A, Vegas and San Fran are our favourites.

Thanks for those tour links, i will have a look at both x

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4. Re: Must see places in the USA! :)

Let me add one other possibility - Yellowstone National Park. One of the most unique places in the world.

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