The USA is the third most visited country in the world. Travelers visit the U.S. attracted by the natural wonders, historic landmarks, cities, and entertainment venues. There are also many tourist attractions such as amusement parks, festivals, museums, galleries, gambling, golf courses, historical buildings, outdoor recreation, restaurants.
Below we’ll present some of the best places to visit in the USA in 2020.
Places to Visit in the USA in 2020
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Austin is the capital of Texas and a college town. The city is also called the Live Music Capital of the World due to a large number of venues throughout the year. There is something for everyone in Austin, all year long. Spring is the best time to go to Austin Texas to enjoy great weather and all the wildflowers are blooming.
You can rent a bike and go around town and explore sightseeing on your own. Other activities you can do include visiting the stunning collection of modern art at The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center, relax at the Zilker Botanical Garden or hike the trails that lead to outdoor artworks at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum.
Austin’s Congress Avenue bridge is home to about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats, which is known as the largest urban bat colony in the world.
The Texas State Capitol is a must-see especially for new visitors to Austin. You can learn about this great state at Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum or the Texas State Capitol Building.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is known as The Entertainment Capital of the World and it is famous for its mega casino-hotels and associated activities. It is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its fine dining, entertainment, gambling, shopping, and nightlife. Besides that, it offers museums, the Mojave Desert, hiking and biking trails, scenic drives and expansive desert vistas. Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations.
The city is home to the Neon Museum, The Mob Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, the Nevada State Museum, and the Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park. The Las Vegas Power Pass gives visitors free admission to many attractions, including Madame Tussauds, the Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden, and Dolphin Habitat, Springs Preserve, the National Atomic Testing Museum and others.
Las Vegas has the largest strip of land-based casinos in the world.
Chicago is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and it is the third-largest city and metropolitan area in the United States. With many skyscrapers, 42 kilometers of lakefront with 26 beaches, over 580 parks and green spaces and over 7,300 restaurants, it is no wonder why Chicago is one of the top picks places to visit in the USA.
The most visited part of Chicago are the large central area, including Downtown, River North, Streeterville, also Old Town, the Gold Coast, and Central Station.
The best way to see Chicago is by public transit. It is cheap, efficient, and safe. Getting to Chicago is easy – the city is home to two international airports conveniently located in the center of the country, with thousands of flights to more than 240 destinations.
One of the most multicultural cities in the USA with many immigrants from German, Eastern Europe, Mexican and Chinese, you can find visit places such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Avondale, Andersonville, Pilsen, and Lincoln Square.
Jackson is a small city in the Jackson Hole valley in Wyoming, which has the lowest population in the United States. Jackson is surrounded by the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges. Jackson’s Town Square is the picturesque centerpiece of Jackson, where you’ll find many shopping & dining options, a large number of art galleries, custom jewelers, and designer clothing retailers.
Some of the attractions include Grand Teton National Park, covers approximately 310,000 acres of wilderness and some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the US, Bridger-Teton National Forest – the largest National Forest in the continental United States.
Yellowstone National Park – America’s first National Park, famous for its geothermal activity, natural splendor and a wealth of recreation. Grand Teton Music Festival is a seven-week classical music festival held every summer in the town of Jackson.
Skiing is also a popular activity here during the winter, where you’ll find some of the top ski resorts.
Hawaii is the only state located in the Pacific Ocean and the only state composed entirely of islands. Welcoming aloha spirit—Hawaii with valleys and golden sands, combined with the perfect temperatures, makes Hawaii like no other place on earth.
Honolulu is the state’s capital, largest city, and cultural hub. The islands are well known for the weather that can be very different over even short distances.
Hawaii is best known for its beaches and water activities such as surfing, and scuba diving and snorkeling, humpback whale watching opportunities and also popular are shark snorkel dives in cages.
The cuisine of Hawaii is a blend of many foods brought by immigrants to the Hawaiian Islands, including the Native Hawaiian cuisine, Chinese, Filipino, American, Japanese, Polynesian, Korean, Puerto Rican, and Portuguese origins.
Minneapolis and the larger of the Twin Cities, which includes metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul and suburbs. Minneapolis is home to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Mill City Museum, Weisman Art Museum, The Museum of Russian Art and more.
The museums, theaters, natural parks and waterfronts, malls, shopping districts, and dining zones – the Twin Cities are extremely vegetarian-friendly, with a large concentration of vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants. offers something for everybody. Here you’ll find the Mall of America, offering a wide selection of clothes. An interesting area to explore is the Skyway – a series of public pedestrian spaces on the 2nd floor of downtown buildings connected by enclosed bridges between buildings, which is really helpful especially during the winter.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which is an outdoor exhibition of sculptures from many different artists,
Minneapolis has beautiful lakes and riverfronts with areas to swimming, walking, biking or paddling, and nice beaches.
One of the main attractions for millions of visitors each year are the cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings.
Some of the museums worth exploring are the three Telfair Museums, including The Jepson Center for the Arts, featuring modern works, The Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters Museum, and the Telfair Academy, home to the famous Bird Girl statue and variety of art galleries and home decor shops.
You can visit the close Tybee Island, which is a popular Atlantic resort town, with public beaches, a lighthouse, and other attractions.
Other significant sites include Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski National Monument and Bonaventure Cemetery.
Savannah has a rich and growing performing arts scene. The Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, are located in downtown and it is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. The city was also named as America’s second-best city for “Cool Buildings and Architecture,” behind only Chicago.
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Manchester is a historic town located at Mount Equinox, a valley between the Green and Taconic Mountains and it is one of two towns of Bennington County. Manchester is a popular four-season tourist destination, especially for those from New York and Connecticut. This small town offers absolutely beautiful scenery.
Here you can find a unique blend of arts, culture, New England charm, Fall Festivals, many galleries, and the Lincoln family home.
Nature lovers will enjoy the Appalachian Trail in the Appalachian Mountain Range – a National Scenic Trail that runs over 2,100 miles in the eastern United States, the Long Trail which is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States and it crosses Vermont’s highest peaks.
Southern Vermont Art Center is another place visitors would enjoy the finest quality exhibitions and performances.
Miami and the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami offers a variety of experiences for everyone – from lively arts and nightlife scenes to its beautiful beaches. Miami is a golden vacation destination. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. It is home to lots of beach resorts and is one of the most popular spring break party destinations in the world.
Miami is also known for its Latin cuisine – especially its Cuban and Colombia cuisine.
Every March, people from around the world come to Miami for Ultra Music Festival. It’s a three-day and -night festival that includes the most famous DJs in the music industry. Miami is a major television production center and the most important city in the United States for Spanish language media. The city’s frequent portrayal in music, film, and popular culture has made the city and its landmarks recognizable worldwide.
In 2016 it was the second most visited of foreign tourists city in the United States.
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Phoenix is the biggest city in Arizona with more than one million residents. The tourist industry is the top industry in Phoenix. Phoenix has a unique architectural tradition. In Downtown and Central Phoenix you’ll find a mix of the century Victorian to mid-century modern architecture.
The city offers a variety of activities such as hiking up the city’s most famous natural landmark, exploring South Mountain Park, Camelback Mountain, visit the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, which is the largest art museum in the Southwestern United States, Arizona Science Center, where you can see regularly hosting nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits.
One thing to remember is that Phoenix is extremely hot in the summertime, so always have to wear eco-friendly sunscreen.
Some of the native flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert can be found within Phoenix city limits. There are many species of native birds, including falcons, hawks, owls, vultures.
Don’t forget to check some of our other travel resources and destinations in North America.