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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Alphabetical List of U.S. States and Territories
Here is an list of all 50 U.S. states and territories in alphabetical order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
How to Use Public Transportation to Travel Like...
Use these public transportation tips for getting around some of America's most visited cities.
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.
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.
The Ugliest States in America
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Favorite Hotels Between L.A. and San Francisco
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.
August in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in August. Learn more about August holidays.
Titanic Museums and Exhibits
On her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the
Amazing Aerial Views of America
There's something about seeing a destination from above that makes it magical. Flying over a locale,
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.
Here are the NYC Michelin-starred restaurants...
The 73 best places to dine in New York City for 2015 according to Michelin.
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.
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.
July in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in July. Learn more about July holidays.
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.
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.
New York
Stats, information, and links on the State of New York.
September in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in September. Learn more about September holidays.
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.
Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the...
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.
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.
Giant traveling water slide will be a new way...
Cool off this summer on a huge urban slip'n slide.
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.
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.
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.
Best USA Destinations for 2015
Wondering where to go in 2015? Try these U.S. destinations
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.
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.
New Jersey
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Jersey.
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.
October in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in October. Learn more about October holidays.
Train Nostalgia on the Western Maryland Scenic...
A ride on the Western Maryland train from Cumberland to Frostburg is a wonderful family excursion.
Wine Regions in the USA
California wine, particularly from Napa Valley and Sonoma, is the best-known of all U.S. wines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Mexico
Stats, information, and links on the State of New Mexico.
Top Sporting Events in the USA
Top sporting events to see in 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.
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.
Finding Elvis in America
Decades after his death, Elvis Presley is still an American icon. Learn more about the U.S. destinations where it is possible to spot Elvis - or, at least, the things he touched.
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.
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.
North Carolina
Stats, information, and links on the State of North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
November in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in November. Learn more about November holidays.
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.
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.
Honoring the Fallen - War Memorials in the...
War memorials are places to remember the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Here are the USA's national war memorials and where to find 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.
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.
April in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in April. Learn more about April holidays.
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.
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.
Top 50 Cities in the USA
These are the top cities in the United States by size.
Pot Tourism: Colorado's 420 Friendly Accommodat...
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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 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.
December in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in December. Learn more about December holidays.
The Largest Roman Catholic Church in North...
The Largest Roman Catholic Church in North America
Labor Day
Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated annually on the first Monday of September. It is considered the unofficial end of summer.
These are five of the best things about...
Charleston is charming. Here are five reasons why we love it.
Data reveals when to take a cab and when to...
Which is cheaper: Yellow Taxi or Uber?
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 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.
January in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in January. Learn more about January holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Ways to Keep From Looking Like a Tourist in NYC
NYC Etiquette and Tips: An Interview with Nathan Pyle
Visit the Three Memorials Dedicated to the...
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is located in New York City at Ground Zero.
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
One of the most important small museums in Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is best known for a 1990 theft that claimed some of its most significant works.
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.
Follow the flow of the Mississippi River on...
Follow the flow of the Mississippi River through 10 states on the Great River Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California
Stats, information, and links on the State of California.
March in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in March. Learn more about March holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Best places in the USA to ring in the New Year
New Year's Eve Parties: Where to Go to Ring in 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.
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.
Visit These Beaches Before Summer Ends
Dr. Beach ranks the best U.S. beaches 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.
Restaurant Weeks in the USA
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Easter in the United States
A round-up of information on events and traditions taking place during Easter in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
USA Event Calendars
This article links to the event calendars of the other USA guides on About.com. Page 2.
New Photography Exhibit and Hard Hat Tour at...
Ellis Island as you've never seen it before.
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.
Hawaii
Stats, information, and links on the State of Hawaii.
June in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in June. Learn more about June holidays.
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.
Baltimore and the Star-Spangled Banner
Discover Baltimore's War of 1812 history with a visit to these attractions.
America's Best Beaches
A photo gallery of the 10 most beautiful beaches in America as rated by Dr. Beach.
The USA According to Forrest Gump
The beloved Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump was released in 1994. Since then, the film has inspired fans
Hiker Defaces National Parks With Acrylic Art
National Park No No: Hiker defaces as many as 10 parks with her acrylic art.
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.
Traveling for Art's Sake: NCMA
Traveling for the art of it: a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art to see Frank Stella's Raqqa II.
Tourism Boards - U.S. East
Tourism boards offer a wealth of information to travelers. Here is a list of official tourism boards from the states in the eastern part of the United States.
Delaware
Stats, information, and links on the State of Delaware.
Massachusetts
Stats, information, and links on the State of Massachusetts.
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.
Collegiate Aesthetics Meet Boutique Hotel for a...
Graduate Hotels gives college town visitors a new place to stay.
Cape Florida State Park
Beach and Lighthouse at Cape Florida State Park. Page 10.
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.
Georgia
Stats, information, and links on the State of Georgia.
When is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras dates are different each year. Learn when Mardi Gras is celebrated.
The Best Travel Stories About American Places...
My picks for the best travel writing about the U.S. in 2014.
Alabama
Stats, information, and links on the State of Alabama.
May in the USA
A listing of annual USA events and festivals taking place in May. Learn more about May holidays.
USA Month-by-Month Calendar
A month-by-month calendar of holidays, festivals, and events in the USA.
Kentucky
Stats, information, and links on the State of Kentucky.
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.
Super Bowl XLVIII - Where to Watch It
Where to watch Super Bowl XLVIII in Denver, Seattle, New York City and elsewhere in the USA.

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