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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Titanic Museums and Exhibits
On her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the
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.
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.
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.
Here are the NYC Michelin-starred restaurants...
The 73 best places to dine in New York City for 2015 according to Michelin.
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 Ugliest States in America
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New York
Stats, information, and links on the State of New York.
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.
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.
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.
America's Best Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a laid-back island option in the Caribbean.
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.
April in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in April. Learn more about April holidays.
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.
The Scandalous History of the Hotel Pillow...
Cary Grant's connection to a standard of hospitality.
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.
New Mexico
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Mexico.
Giant traveling water slide will be a new way...
Cool off this summer on a huge urban slip'n slide.
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.
June in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in June. Learn more about June holidays.
Easter in the United States
A round-up of information on events and traditions taking place during Easter in the United States.
How to Use Public Transportation to Travel Like...
Use these public transportation tips for getting around New York City like a local. Page 4.
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.
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.
August in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in August. Learn more about August holidays.
St George Island State Park
St. George Island State Park, Florida. Page 6.
May in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in May. Learn more about May holidays.
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.
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.
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.
The Top Spots in America for Seeing Fall Foliage
A map of the USA showing the peak areas and times for fall foliage.
Data reveals when to take a cab and when to...
Which is cheaper: Yellow Taxi or Uber?
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.
September in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in September. Learn more about September holidays.
Siesta Key Beach
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida. United States Travel.
New Jersey
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Jersey.
Best USA Destinations for 2015
Wondering where to go in 2015? Try these U.S. destinations
Top Sporting Events in the USA
Top sporting events to see 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.
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.
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.
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.
Beachwalker Park
Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Page 7.
The Largest Roman Catholic Church in North...
The Largest Roman Catholic Church in North America
Food Apps All Hungry Travelers Need
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.
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.
Top 50 Cities in the USA
These are the top cities in the United States by size.
North Carolina
Stats, information, and links on the State of North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coronado Beach
A father walks with his kids in front of the iconic Hotel Del on Coronado Beach in San Diego, California. Page 2.
Impress your friends with these U.S. beach...
Amazing facts and tantalizing trivia about beaches in the United States.
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.
Cape Florida State Park
Beach and Lighthouse at Cape Florida State Park. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in October. Learn more about October holidays.
Pot Tourism: Colorado's 420 Friendly Accommodat...
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July in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in July. Learn more about July holidays.
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.
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.
Coast Guard Beach
Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Page 8.
Restaurant Weeks in the USA
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Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Panoramic view of Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Page 3.
Train Nostalgia on the Western Maryland Scenic...
A ride on the Western Maryland train from Cumberland to Frostburg is a wonderful family excursion.
November in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in November. Learn more about November holidays.
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.
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii. Page 9.
December in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in December. Learn more about December holidays.
New Photography Exhibit and Hard Hat Tour at...
Ellis Island as you've never seen it before.
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 the Whales Are: Best Whale Watching Spots...
Best places for whale watching across the United States, from Hawaii and Alaska to New England.
Visit the Three Memorials Dedicated to the...
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is located in New York City at Ground Zero.
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.
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.
Two Ways to See Fall Colors At Their Peak This...
Get the most out of fall's changing colors. Ride Amtrak's Adirondack Train with dome car and check out region-specific fall foliage resources.
Hawaii
Stats, information, and links on the State of Hawaii.
The Next Brooklyn
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Wine Regions in the USA
New York produces more wine than any other state in the U.S. outside of California. Learn more about New York vintages, wine regions, and vineyard tours.
Best places in the USA to ring in the New Year
New Year's Eve Parties: Where to Go to Ring in 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.
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.
Main Beach
Main Beach, East Hampton, New York. Page 4.
Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras Beach Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Page 5.
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.
Cahokia Mounds
The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park in Collinsville, Illinois, is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico.
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.
Visit These Beaches Before Summer Ends
Dr. Beach ranks the best U.S. beaches for 2014.
DC Museums Beyond the Smithsonian
Think beyond the Smithsonian Museums. Plan a visit to one or more of these independent museums and galleries next time you're in Washington, DC.
Delaware
Stats, information, and links on the State of Delaware.
Valentine's Day Travel Advice from Solo Travel...
How to be alone on Valentine's Day? Travel!
Texas
Stats, information, and links on the State of Texas.
Where Was the 2013 Super Bowl?
When and where will the 2013 Super Bowl be?
Freeze your butt off at these fun winter...
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.
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.
These are five of the best things about...
Charleston is charming. Here are five reasons why we love it.
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.
Thomas Moran, Slave Hunt
Thomas Moran, Slave Hunt. United States Travel. Page 9.
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.
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.
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.
January in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in January. Learn more about January 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
Alaska
Stats, information, and links on the State of Alaska.
These U.S. airports make traveling with kids a...
A kid-friendly airport can make family travel a bit less stressful. Here are the U.S. airports with the best family-friendly amenities, from museums to play areas.
Amazing Aerial Views of America
There's something about seeing a destination from above that makes it magical. Flying over a locale,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Collegiate Aesthetics Meet Boutique Hotel for a...
Graduate Hotels gives college town visitors a new place to stay.
Albert Bierstadt - Looking Down Yosemite Valley
Albert Bierstadt - Looking Down Yosemite Valley. Page 8.
Massachusetts
Stats, information, and links on the State of Massachusetts.
Labor Day
Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated annually on the first Monday of September. It is considered the unofficial end of summer.
Maine
Stats, information, and links on the State of Maine.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know these 7 iconic artworks are in the...
You probably didn't know these artworks are owned by U.S. museums.
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.
Visiting Baseball Stadiums
Going to a baseball game is a fun way to get to know a city and its people, not to mention a fine way to spend a few hours watching America's pastime.
Best places to go on Thanksgiving (if you're...
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the USA. Learn more about Thanksgiving, its origins, Thanksgiving parades, and where to find Thanksgiving dinner.
California
Stats, information, and links on the State of California.
The Best Travel Stories About American Places...
My picks for the best travel writing about the U.S. in 2014.
Follow the flow of the Mississippi River on...
Follow the flow of the Mississippi River through 10 states on the Great River Road.
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.
War of 1812
The War of 1812 was one of the most important conflicts in United States history. Following are historic sites and museums where you can learn more about the War of 1812 and its legacy.
Washington Monument to Reopen to Visitors
Washington Monument to Reopen to Visitors

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