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The Top 10 Places to See in the U.S.A: How Many...
There are many tourist destinations in the United States. Here are the top 10 most popular places to visit in the U.S.
5 Fascinating Historic Destinations in the U.S.
Here are the top places to visit in the eastern United States. Learn more about travel to New York City, Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia.
Michelin-Starred Restaurants in the USA That...
Restaurants that have one to three Michelin stars are considered the utmost quality. Here are the Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City.
Best Places to Go for Christmas
A growing number of people like to travel over the Christmas holidays. Here are the top places to go for Christmas and holiday travel.
The 25 Busiest Airports in the USA
This list of the USA's 25 busiest airports provides helpful information and links about the airports. Learn more about getting into and out of the USA's top airports, nearby airports (where applicable), and other relevant air travel information.
The Top Travel Destinations in the Southern U.S.
Here is more information about the southern U.S. Learn more about the most popular destinations in the United States, including New Orleans and Florida.
Top Tourist Destinations in the Midwest
Know where to visit in the Midwest United States. Learn about the most popular destinations in the Midwest.
Don't Miss These Top Tourist Destinations in...
Know where to visit in the western United States. Learn about the most popular destinations in the western U.S.
The Best Beaches in the U.S.
Dr. Beach ranks the best U.S. beaches for 2014.
9 Must-Have Travel Apps for a Great American...
Taking a road trip across the USA? These travel apps will help you make the most of your cross-country vacation.
Where to Go in the Winter
Are you a person who likes the snow or do you prefer to escape the cold when winter comes? This article provides info on U.S. destinations for both types of winter travelers.
Alphabetical List of U.S. States and Territories
Here is an list of all 50 U.S. states and territories in alphabetical order.
America's Best Art Museums
The United States has some of the best museums in the world. Learn about must-see museums in the USA and the art that they house.
Wettest Places in the USA
What are the wettest places in the USA? This article provides information and maps pertaining to annual precipitation in the United States.
Top Natural Attractions in the USA
From Niagara Falls to the Grand Canyon, the United States has natural attractions in abundance. Here are the top natural sights to visit in the USA.
Travel From Washington, DC to New York City
Washington, DC, to New York City is one of the most-traveled routes in the United States. Learn about the best ways to get there.
Favorite Accommodations Between Los Angeles and...
Doing a coastal drive between Los Angeles and San Francisco? Stop at one of these rustic hotels or B&Bs between L.A. and San Francisco to relax on your California vacation.
December Weather in the United States
December weather varies greatly across the United States. Learn more about average temperatures in December in major cities across the USA.
U.S. Travel: The Dos and Dont's
Dos and Don'ts for USA Travel. Here is a list of things to do and not to do on your travels in the United States.
August in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in August. Learn more about August holidays.
Top Smartphone Apps for New York City
The best smartphone apps for travel help you get around and find restaurants, attractions, and events more easily. These smartphone apps for New York City will help you get the most out of your visit.
The Best Hotel Search Engines and Booking Apps
There are many hotel booking sites on the web. This list provides info on my favorite web-based hotel search engines, hotel booking apps, and more.
Tallest, Biggest, Widest
In this article, we explore American superlatives, from the tallest buildings to the smallest states. Learn more about where to go to see sights that on both ends of the spectrum.
The Ugliest States in America
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September in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in September. Learn more about September holidays.
USA Travel Bucket List: Food and Dining Musts
Let your stomach plan the itinerary with these food and dining must-dos in the USA. This list of 50+ ideas includes must eat foods, must-visit markets and restaurants.
Iconic statues, bridges, buildings & more:...
Monuments, memorials, statues, bridges - there are many memorable landmarks in the United States. Following are the most popular tourist attractions in the USA and information on how to visit them.
Travel Search Engines to Help You Plan Your Trip
Travel search engines are the first place most of us look when making travel plans. Here's a breakdown of the many travel search sites available to help you book your travel.
Travel From Los Angeles to San Francisco
Los Angeles to San Francisco is one of the most-traveled routes in the United States. Learn about the best ways to get there.
Titanic Museums and Exhibits
On her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the
Best Shopping in the USA
The U.S. offers amples opportunities for travelers who like to shop. Here are the best places in the USA to shop.
Best United States Museums
Here is information on the best museums in the United States. Learn more about the best United States museums for art, history, pop culture, and science.
December in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in December. Learn more about December holidays.
Oktoberfest in the USA
The German heritage and drinking festival known as Oktoberfest is a popular event in many U.S. cities. Learn about the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest.
Top Music Festivals in the USA
U.S. music festivals attract artists and audiences from all over the world. Here are the top ones to see in 2013.
The Top Spots in America for Seeing Fall Foliage
A map of the USA showing the peak areas and times for fall foliage.
Top Aviation and Aerospace Museums in the USA
These are the top aviation museums in the United States. Learn where to go to see historic planes, fighter jets, the Concorde, and Space Shuttles.
Top Music Cities in the USA
So many musical styles originated and/or flourished in the United States. Browse this guide to learn more about the top cities for music in the USA.
January Weather in the United States
January weather varies greatly across the United States. Learn more about average temperatures in January in major cities across the USA.
The Next Brooklyn
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Exhibit: The Civil War and American Art
The Civil War and American Art When we think about the Civil War, we likely think of the major places
November Weather in the United States
November weather varies greatly across the United States. Learn more about average temperatures in November in major cities across the USA.
August Weather in the United States
August is the hottest month, but the last days of the month begin showing signs of fall in some northern parts of the country. Learn more about average temperatures in August in major cities across the USA.
Touring MidCoast Maine
Midcoast Maine is the classic New England summer destination. Learn more about what to do and see on a vacation in Midcoast Maine.
October in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in October. Learn more about October holidays.
Wine Regions in the USA
California wine, particularly from Napa Valley and Sonoma, is the best-known of all U.S. wines.
September Weather in the United States
September sees sweltering summer days turn clear and crisp as fall arrives. Learn more about average temperatures in September in major cities across the USA.
Top Places to Go in the Mid-Atlantic
The Mid-Atlantic is a sub-region of the eastern United States. Learn about the best places to visit in the Mid-Atlantic.
Train Nostalgia on the Western Maryland Scenic...
A ride on the Western Maryland train from Cumberland to Frostburg is a wonderful family excursion.
Top Sporting Events in the USA
Top sporting events to see in the USA.
November in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in November. Learn more about November holidays.
Maine
Stats, information, and links on the State of Maine.
Halloween in the USA
Halloween is one of the USA's biggest secular holidays. Learn more about where and how to spend Halloween in the United States.
Impress your friends with these U.S. beach...
Amazing facts and tantalizing trivia about beaches in the United States.
Celebrating Mardi Gras in the USA
Mardi Gras is a popular winter holiday. It is celebrated in many cities throughout the United States, but especially in New Orleans.
The Best and Worst States for Driving in the...
What are the best and worst states for driving in the United States? Check out this infographic courtesy of The Car Connection.
February Weather in the United States
February is one of the coldest months across across the United States. Learn more about average temperatures in February in major cities across the USA.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the USA
UNESCO designates World Heritage Sites as landscapes and cultural attractions that are of importance to the world. Here are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States.
October Weather in the United States
October is associated with cooler days, as harvest festivals begin. Learn more about average temperatures in October in major cities across the USA.
What's On in July: USA Festivals and Events for...
USA festival and event calendar for July 2014.
Free Things to Do in America's Top Destinations
Watch your budget while by checking out these free things to do in America's top destinations.
Acadia National Park in One Day
A scenic drive through Acadia National Park. Learn about the top sights to see on a day's visit of Acadia National Park. Page 4.
Tornadoes in the United States
Tornadoes are more common in the United States than in any other country in the world. Learn more about what they are, where they hit most often, and how you can protect yourself when a tornado warning is issued.
The Best Apps for Exploring U.S. Parks
There are 397 national parks and countless state parks in the United States. Here are some smartphone apps that help you get the most out of exploring America's parks.
Texas
Stats, information, and links on the State of Texas.
Alphabetical List of State Tourism Boards
This alphabetical listing of state tourism boards is designed to help you quickly find contact information for the state you will be visiting.
Saint Patrick's Day in the USA
Saint Patrick's Day is a popular holiday in the USA and includes celebrations of Irish heritage and culture.
Singular Food Festivals in the USA
A singular food festival is devoted to one single item. Here are 10 singular food festivals to check out in the USA.
Top Things to Do in Indiana
Home of the Hoosiers, Indiana has attractions for all sorts of travelers. Learn more about the top things to do in Indiana.
Top Things to Do in Maryland
The state of Maryland has attractions for all sorts of travelers. Learn more about the top things to do in Maryland.
The Best Food Apps for Travelers
When it comes to making your travel itinerary, are you guided by your belly? Here are some of the best smartphone apps for food lovers to take on the road.
No need to wait for a state fair to ride a...
Can't wait for a state fair to ride a Ferris Wheel? These cities have added Ferris Wheels to their rosters of attractions.
America's Best Beaches
A photo gallery of the 10 most beautiful beaches in America as rated by Dr. Beach.
Do I Need a Visa to Travel to the USA?
Do you need a visa to travel to the United States? If you are a foreign citizen, read this article to find out if you need a visa for U.S. travel.
Beer, Wine, and Booze Trails in the USA
The United States has many great destinations for beer, wine, and booze aficionados. Learn more about the USA's old and new beer, wine, and liquor traditions on these routes.
Restaurant Weeks in the USA
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The Most Romantic Restaurants in the USA
Looking for a romantic restaurant to take your significant other? Here are some of the nation's most romantic restaurants as selected by locals.
3 Ways DC's Metro Can Become More Tourist...
DC Metro is not friendly for tourists.
A Night at the Museum - for Adults Only!
The American Museum of Natural History announces an adults-only sleepover. A Wyoming resort is offering an elite camp for runners.
The USA's Spookiest Sites
The U.S. has no shortage of spooky sites. From historical attractions to sites made scary by Hollywood, check out these spooky sites around the USA.
July in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in July. Learn more about July holidays.
America's Best Islands
The United States has many options for travelers wanting to escape to the islands. Learn more about some of the most popular islands in the United States.
Exhibits 2014: Top Museum Shows for 2014
Must-see museum exhibits for 2014.
U.S. Tourism Board Contacts
Tourism boards offer a wealth of information to travelers. Here is a list of official tourism boards from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Twilight in the...
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Twilight in the Catskills. Page 4.
My Favorite Places in DC
An insider gives recommendations on things to see and do, both on and off the tourist track, in Washington, DC.
St George Island State Park
St. George Island State Park, Florida. Page 6.
Top 50 Cities in the USA
These are the top cities in the United States by size.
Minnesota
Stats, information, and links on the State of Minnesota.
Visit the Three Memorials Dedicated to the...
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is located in New York City at Ground Zero.
California
Stats, information, and links on the State of California.
Maine: A Reading List
Following are travel guides, periodicals, and other publications that will help you plan your trip to Maine. I have also provided links to some fiction and nonfiction books that are set in Maine.
March in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in March. Learn more about March holidays.
Must-See Museum Exhibits for 2013
There are many special exhibits going on at U.S. museums in 2013. Here are the must-see museum exhibits in the USA for 2013.
Top Labor Day Events and Festivals
With Labor Day signalling the unofficial end of summer, the Labor Day weekend is seen by many communities
Is it still possible to hitchhike across America?
John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco in his new book Carsick. What's the worst that could happen? What's the best that could happen?
New Year's Eve Events - December 31, 2013
New Year's Eve Parties: Where to Go to Ring in 2014
Where to Go to Watch Baseball Spring Training
Spring Training is the annual warm up to the Major League Baseball season and is a great way to see your favorite baseball teams while shaking off the winter blues.
Siesta Key Beach
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida. United States Travel.
Columbus Day
Columbus Day is a public holiday in October. Learn more about the origins of Columbus Day and what to do on Columbus Day.
New York
Stats, information, and links on the State of New York.
How to Use Public Transportation to Travel Like...
Use these public transportation tips for getting around some of America's most visited cities.
April in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in April. Learn more about April holidays.
USA Event Calendars
Learn more about events in the cities, states, and regions of the USA. This article contains links to event calendars from all of About's USA guides.
Top Things to Do in Kentucky
Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, has attractions for all sorts of travelers. Learn more about the top things to do in Kentucky.
February in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in February. Learn more about Mardi Gras and other February holidays.
The USA According to Forrest Gump
The beloved Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump was released in 1994. Since then, the film has inspired fans
Famous American Flags and Where to Find Them
The flag of the United States is one of the world's most iconic flags. Learn where to go to see the most famous incarnations of the red, white, and blue.
Eight Must-See Civil War Sites
Sites where the American Civil War took place are popular tourist attractions. Here are some of the most famous Civil War Sites with information on how to visit them.
Where to Watch the World Cup in 20+ U.S. Cities
Where to watch the World Cup in cities across the USA.
Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei's Exhibit "According...
The first major art show in the United States from Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is According to
Top Events in West Virginia
Learn about the top annual events in West Virginia.
A Moby-Dick Marathon? Yes, please!
The Moby-Dick Marathon, a 24-hour festival in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, is your chance to hear Herman Melville's novel read aloud in its entirety.
Skiing and Snowboarding in the USA
Where are the best places in the United States to hit the slopes? Learn more about the best places to ski in the USA.
Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Panoramic view of Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Page 3.
Top Things to Do in Alabama
There are plenty of things to do in Alabama, especially if you are a fan of sports and/or the outdoors. Learn more about things to in Alabama.
50+ Things to Do in the USA in the Fall
From fall foliage to autumn harvest festivals, here are 50+ ideas for autumn travel in the United States.
USA Travel Deals - December 2013
December 2013 travel deals from across the USA. Learn more about discounts on hotels, tours, flights, and travel-related services.
Amazing Aerial Views of America
There's something about seeing a destination from above that makes it magical. Flying over a locale,
Literary travel: Visit the homes & hangouts...
From Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway, American authors are known the world over. Here are some of the places in the United States where you can learn more about these lions of literature.
Main Beach
Main Beach, East Hampton, New York. Page 4.
Where the Whales Are: Best Whale Watching Spots...
Where and when to watch whales in California.
Check In, Geek Out: The Latest Hotel Tech...
U.S. hotels are luring customers with tech gadgets and amenities. Find out the hotels that are leading the way and the tech amenities they are providing.
April Weather in the United States
April weather in the USA is variable but begins to warm up most everywhere by the end of the month. Learn more about average temperatures in April in major cities across the USA.
Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras Beach Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Page 5.
Finding Elvis in America
Elvis is associated with Las Vegas in a number of ways. First, there is the 1963 film "Viva Las Vegas,"
January in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in January. Learn more about January holidays.
Top Things to Do in North Carolina
North Carolina has mountains, beaches, cities, and college towns. Here are the top things to do in North Carolina.
Florida
Stats, information, and links on the State of Florida.
Massachusetts
Stats, information, and links on the State of Massachusetts.
Celebrating the Fourth of July in the USA
July 4th is even more fun when you celebrate it with parades and fireworks. This round-up provides information on the best Independence Day events in the USA.
What Were the Best U.S. Travel Destinations in...
Wondering where the best places are to go in 2013? This list is comprised of the best places to visit in the United States in 2013 as rated by Lonely Planet, Frommer's, Travel and Leisure, and About's knowledgeable guides.
Labor Day
Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated annually on the first Monday of September. It is considered the unofficial end of summer.
USA Travel Reads: Weirdness in the Deep South
The latest USA travel reads for 20 June 2014: Nonfiction and fiction about the Deep South plus train news, the breakfast burrito trail, Harry Potter's Diagon Alley.
Best Biking Cities in the USA
Do you like to tour cities by bike? Here are the latest results of the best biking cities in the USA from Bicycling Magazine.
Alaska
Stats, information, and links on the State of Alaska.
USA Month-by-Month Calendar
A month-by-month calendar of holidays, festivals, and events in the USA.
Tennessee
Stats, information, and links on the State of Tennessee.
Montana
Stats, information, and links on the State of Montana.
May Weather in the United States
May tends to be one of the more glorious months of the year, as the lingering chill of spring gives way to longer, balmy days. Memorial Day, which takes place on the last Monday of May, is the unofficial start of summer in the USA. Learn more about average temperatures in May in major cities across the USA.
Top Things to Do in Virginia
A quick guide to the top things to do and see in Virginia.
North Carolina
Stats, information, and links on the State of North Carolina.
June in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in June. Learn more about June holidays.
Top Winter Festivals in the USA
Want to embrace the elements during winter travel? Here are the top winter carnivals in the USA, which feature ice palaces, snow sculptures, and more.
Coronado Beach
A father walks with his kids in front of the iconic Hotel Del on Coronado Beach in San Diego, California. Page 2.
Coast Guard Beach
Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Page 8.
New Jersey
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Jersey.
Pot Tourism: Colorado's 420 Friendly Accommodat...
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June Weather in the United States
June is time for warm to hot temperatures across the United States. Learn more about average temperatures in June in major cities across the USA.
Reading Round-up: 'Summah' in Maine, Steinbeck...
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