Chicago: ‘Windy City’ on Lake Michigan

Chicago, USA

Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the US, sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. It is known globally for its iconic skyline, filled with skyscrapers, such as John Hancock Center and Willis Tower. But, its architecture is not only in the high rise buildings, entire city core is a statement of history of American architecture, with many styles designed by many notable architects.

San Diego: where California was born

San Diego, USA

San Diego is large town on the Pacific coast in southern California, next to Mexico’s border. It has strong Spanish influence since first permanent settlement in 1769, quite noticeable in the Old Town neighborhood. In the core of the city is Balboa Park, vast green space with numerous attractions and activities to offer. San Diego is known for its beaches and warm climate that brings tourists year around. It has also large harbor, host to numerous naval and passenger ships ad boats, including United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

Honolulu: sheltered harbor for the big pineapple

Honolulu: sheltered harbor for the big pineapple

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, is nicknamed The Big Pineapple, which hints to New York’s Big Apple, but the origin of the name is related to Dole Pineapple company. The more you know. The name Honolulu is far more poetic and translates into ‘sheltered harbor’, which, once you see Honolulu makes much more sense.

Washington, DC: world metropolis with great historical heritage

Washington DC, Monument

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital and seat of three branches of government, is a city on the banks of Potomac River, between states of Maryland and Virginia. It is famous for vast collection of admission free, public museums and many nations’ monuments and memorials. The central tourist area is the National Mall, large green promenade with many of those monuments and memorials are placed.

San Francisco: Golden Gate and Golden City​

San Francisco

With its iconic and memorable beauty, San Francisco is wrapped in cultural attractions and filled with many globally known landmarks. To name a few: Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district and list goes on.

Los Angeles: dynamic, crowded and exciting

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is an amazing city and one of the top US destination. It is also congested with traffic so much, that writers in Saturday Night Live (SNL) have ongoing skeet named ‘Californians’ where characters keep talking about commute and highway exits (among other, telenovela like, dialogues). But it is not that bad, once you get used to it; millions of tourists are flocking to the LA every year and there is a good reason for that.

Las Vegas: shiny, fun and dynamic

Las Vegas, US

Las Vegas is located in the middle of Mojave Desert in Nevada, but that didn’t upset city’s position as a top gambling and entertainment spot in the world. Almost 40 million tourists visit this unique city every year, which makes it one of the most popular destinations in the US. Between gambling, crazy entertainment and instant wedding chappels, no wonder Las Vegas has earned a phrase: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, initially used as a tourist advertisement, now almost a city’s motto.

New York: fast-paced, exciting and intense

New York, US

New York City is a global center of culture, art, fashion and finance and the most populous city in the US. The city is made out of five boroughs sitting on the Hudson River’s entry into the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, its green core of Central Park and bustling Times Square and Broadway; Brooklyn, diverse borough with areas featuring indie music, art and nightlife and beachfront amusement parks; Queens with Flushing Meadows, featuring Unisphere; Bronx, in the north of NYC, hosts Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo; Staten Island in the south offers great panoramic views of a city and iconic Statue of Liberty.
NYC is a massive city and it will take a week or two to fully explore it or at least to visit all major landmarks. But don’t worry, once you visit it, you will always come back for more!

Boston: historic and authentic

Boston Pops and Fireworks

The capital and the largest city of Massachusetts, Boston is also one of the oldest city in the US – it was founded in 1630. It was one of the main cities during American Revolution, where it played an important role, commemorated now on the famous Freedom Trail – a walking route along historic sites telling the story of a birth of a nation. Boston metropolitan area is home of several world known universities, such as Harvard, MIT and Tufts.

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