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The Best Places to Spend 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 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.
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.
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 the United States.
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.
The Top Travel Destinations in the Southern U.S.
One of the nation's most unique cities, New Orleans has a culture and cuisine all its own. Learn more about what to see, do, and eat in New Orleans.
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.
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.
Alphabetical List of U.S. States and Territories
Here is an list of all 50 U.S. states and territories in alphabetical order.
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.
Here are the NYC Michelin-starred restaurants...
The 73 best places to dine in New York City for 2015 according to Michelin.
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.
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 Scandalous History of the Hotel Pillow...
Cary Grant's connection to a standard of hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
Top Natural Attractions in the USA
The Grand Canyon is one of the biggest attractions, natural or otherwise, in the United States. Learn more about this natural wonder.
The Ugliest States in America
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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.
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.
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.
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.
December in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in December. Learn more about December 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.
Titanic Museums and Exhibits
On her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iconic statues, bridges, buildings & more:...
The likenesses of four U.S. Presidents - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt - draw millions of tourists to Mount Rushmore each year.
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.
How to Use Public Transportation to Travel Like...
Use these public transportation tips for getting around New York City like a local. Page 4.
Best places in the USA to ring in the New Year
New Year's Eve Parties: Where to Go to Ring in 2014
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.
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.
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.
January in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in January. Learn more about January holidays.
New Jersey
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Jersey.
Minnesota
Stats, information, and links on the State of Minnesota.
Skiing and Snowboarding in the USA
Here are the best places to ski in the Midwest and Southeastern United States. Learn more about skiing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.
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.
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.
New York
Stats, information, and links on the State of New York.
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.
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.
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.
The Largest Roman Catholic Church in North...
The Largest Roman Catholic Church in North America
Top 50 Cities in the USA
These are the top cities in the United States by size.
New Photography Exhibit and Hard Hat Tour at...
Ellis Island as you've never seen it before.
Top Sporting Events in the USA
Top sporting events to see in the USA.
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.
Siesta Key Beach
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida. United States Travel.
Best Kid-Friendly Museums in the USA
Get the most out of traveling with kids by taking your children to a museum they will love. Learn more about the best kid-friendly museums and attractions in the United States.
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.
Easter in the United States
A round-up of information on events and traditions taking place during Easter in the United States.
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.
Texas
Stats, information, and links on the State of Texas.
Where the Whales Are: Best Whale Watching Spots...
Best places for whale watching across the United States, from Hawaii and Alaska to New England.
50 Things to Do in the Spring
Traveling in the USA in the spring? Here are 50+ ideas for things to do around the country.
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.
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.
April in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in April. Learn more about April holidays.
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.
Wine Regions in the USA
The Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon are beloved among wine enthusiasts for their world-class, under-the-radar vintages.
Graveyards, prisons, and ghost towns: the...
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.
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.
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.
Mask That Inspired Seahawks Logo Destined For...
See the mask that inspired the Seahawks logo at this Seattle museum
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.
St George Island State Park
St. George Island State Park, Florida. Page 6.
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.
Alaska
Stats, information, and links on the State of Alaska.
Chargerback Reunites Travelers With Lost Items
Chargerback Reunites Travelers With Lost Items
Top Twitter Accounts for USA Travel Info
Twitter is a great resource for up-to-the-minute news on traveling in the United States. Follow these twitter accounts and lists for USA travel news, stories, deals, 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.
When is Thanksgiving?
When is Thanksgiving this year? Find out here!
Ice Skate in Center City Philadelphia This...
Outdoor ice skating in Philadelphia in the shadow of William Penn.
August in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in August. Learn more about August holidays.
Amazing Aerial Views of America
There's something about seeing a destination from above that makes it magical. Flying over a locale,
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.
Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a holiday on which the United States remembers its war dead. Learn more about Memorial Day and where to commemorate it.
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii. Page 9.
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.
Beachwalker Park
Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Page 7.
Remembering Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in American history. Here are resources detailing the destruction of Katrina and the rebirth of the Gulf Coast in the wake of the hurricane.
Great Gifts from Museum Gift Shops
Museum shops can be great for finding unique gifts for your entire shopping list. Browse this list of some of the coolest holiday gift ideas from museum gift shops around the USA.
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
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.
March in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in March. Learn more about March holidays.
Visit These Beaches Before Summer Ends
Dr. Beach ranks the best U.S. beaches for 2014.
Cahokia Mounds
The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park in Collinsville, Illinois, is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico.
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.
Coast Guard Beach
Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Page 8.
Collegiate Aesthetics Meet Boutique Hotel for a...
Graduate Hotels gives college town visitors a new place to stay.
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.
June in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in June. Learn more about June holidays.
Seven American Beaches Where You Can Bare It All
America's Best Nude Beaches. United States Travel.
North Carolina
Stats, information, and links on the State of North Carolina.
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.
New Mexico
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Mexico.
California
Stats, information, and links on the State of California.
Times Square
Times Square is one of the most visited attractions in New York City and one of America's best known squares. It's not what it's cracked up to be.
Cape Florida State Park
Beach and Lighthouse at Cape Florida State Park. Page 10.
May in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in May. Learn more about May holidays.
Follow the flow of the Mississippi River on...
Follow the flow of the Mississippi River through 10 states on the Great River Road.
Impress your friends with these U.S. beach...
Amazing facts and tantalizing trivia about beaches in the United States.
Interactive Maps of Kerouac's "On the Road"
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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.
Albert Bierstadt - Looking Down Yosemite Valley
Albert Bierstadt - Looking Down Yosemite Valley. Page 8.
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.
Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Panoramic view of Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Page 3.
The Next Brooklyn
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Restaurant Weeks in the USA
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Hiker Defaces National Parks With Acrylic Art
National Park No No: Hiker defaces as many as 10 parks with her acrylic art.
The Top Spots in America for Seeing Fall Foliage
New England is a renowned hot spot for fall foliage. Find out where to go for the best foliage in New England.
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.
Pot Tourism: Colorado's 420 Friendly Accommodat...
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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.
Top Guided Tours in the USA
A guided tour can significantly enhance the travel experience. Here are the top guided tours in the USA as chosen by users of the travel site Gogobot.
Exhibits 2014: Top Museum Shows for 2014
Must-see museum exhibits for 2014.
Tilting 1000 Feet Above Chicago's Magnificent...
Tilting 1000 Feet Above Chicago's Magnificent Mile
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Twilight in the...
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Twilight in the Catskills. Page 4.
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.
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.
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
America's Best Beaches
A photo gallery of the 10 most beautiful beaches in America as rated by Dr. Beach.
Visit the Three Memorials Dedicated to the...
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is located in New York City at Ground Zero.
USA Event Calendars
This article links to the event calendars of the other USA guides on About.com. Page 2.
In Dr. King's Footsteps
Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated with a national holiday each January. Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the life of Dr. King.
September in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in September. Learn more about September holidays.
July in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in July. Learn more about July holidays.
Connecticut
Stats, information, and links on the State of Connecticut.
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.
Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras Beach Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Page 5.
2014: My USA Travel Wish List
Wondering where to go in 2014? Here's a look at my USA travel short list for 2014.
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.
Presidents Day
Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February and honors the birthday of George Washington.
Georgia
Stats, information, and links on the State of Georgia.
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.
Honoring the Fallen - War Memorials in the...
The National World War II Memorial is the most recent war memorial to be built on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
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.
The USA According to Forrest Gump
The beloved Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump was released in 1994. Since then, the film has inspired fans
My TSA and FlyRights Smartphone Apps
Get through airport security checkpoints quicker, or report complaints for TSA hassles, with the FlyRights and My TSA Apps.
November in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in November. Learn more about November holidays.
Finding Elvis in America
Elvis is associated with Las Vegas in a number of ways. First, there is the 1963 film "Viva Las Vegas,"
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