5 US Urban Destinations You Need to Visit

5 US Urban Destinations You Need to Visit

Posted on by Anna Lewis

The United States is the home to some of the best tourist spots. From natural wonders to urban landmarks, the country has something in store for any kind of traveler. In this article, we will look at some of the best urban locations from all over the US.

  1.    Pike Place Market

Opened in 1907 in Seattle, Washington, the Pike Place Market is considered an iconic part of the city.  Providing a great view of the Elliot Bay, the Pike Place Market has some of the best and oldest shops to buy fish in the region. The local fishmongers, who toss around their fish in a dramatic fashion, also add to the market’s draw. Plus, coffee aficionados would want to drop by the original Starbucks coffee shop, also located here.

  1.    Las Vegas Strip

Known as a gambling oasis worldwide, some of the most popular casinos and hotels are at the Las Vegas strip. Located at the southern part of the Nevada desert, the strip is considered as the “Disney World” for adults. Casinos and hotels in the area carry beautiful and extravagant designs while having names that inspire the imagination. Some of the world’s most significant boxing events are held here as well.

  1.    Walt Disney World

Speaking of Disney World, this amusement park is found in Orlando, Florida. Given the nickname “The Happiest Place on Earth”, Disney World is composed of several sparks with different themes. These include Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and the Blizzard Beach Water Park, to name a few.

Some of the major attractions here, aside from the rides, are the theater shows, shopping districts, and the fantastic food.  Parks also have hotels within them, allowing people to stay overnight and experience the nightlife Disney World provides.

  1.    Kennedy Space Center

For fans of space ships, space travel and anything space-related, the Kennedy Space Center is a top destination. Situated in Cape Canaveral in Florida, it has been the launch site for human space flight since 1968. In the space center, visitors can learn about early space travel, as well as some of its pioneers. There are also exhibits where participants can experience the thrill of going to the moon.

  1.    The White House

Built between 1792 and 1800, the White House is the official residence and office of the US President.  Located in Washington, DC (not to be confused with Washington state), President John Adams was the first to use the White House.

Due to the 9/11 terrorist attack, visits to the White House are requested at least six months in advance.  Requests are done via your country’s US ambassador and granted for groups of 10 or more. Also, you may inquire through ESTA Visa on if you want to visit the White House.

This is only a condensed list, and there are undoubtedly a lot more tourist attractions in the US. There are other great places to go to, though we hope this quick guide would help you plan your itinerary. Most importantly, remember to have fun when traveling.