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The United States of America is a vast and unique collection of states making up America as it is known today. With a relatively short but extremely rich history, America has been widely regarded as an economic, cultural, social and financial capital of the world since the late 20th Century.
Most of the USA is located in Central North America, between Canada and Mexico; this epicentre of cultural influence is home to over 320 million people, making it the third most populous country in the world.
With each of its 50 states boasting its own unique character and rich heritage, and over 12,000 miles of incredible coastline, there is no shortage of opportunity for discovery here. Apart from playing host to some of the world’s largest and most renowned cities, including the financial capital of New York and the beach-side metropolis that is glamorous Miami, America is also home to some of the world’s most in-demand tourist destinations.
America’s Capital city, Washington D.C., is steeped in history, famous for its neoclassical architecture popularised by the White House, Capitol and Supreme Court, and home to a plethora of world-class galleries and museums.
Indeed, America’s star-studded shores have certainly earned their esteemed reputation. From the block-buster film releases of Hollywood to the architectural icon of Chicago, America’s city attractions are as diverse as they are world-renowned.
SITES OF NATURAL BEAUTY
Yet the country is also home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring areas of natural beauty, retaining their enduring attraction in spite of their popularity with visitors.
America’s own geological wonder, the Grand Canyon National Park nestled in sunny Arizona attracts over 5 million visitors each year. Visitors can hike to spots such as Mather Point, soak in the views of the 1-mile deep canyon whose incredible layers of banded red rock tell millions of years of history.
In America’s Midwest region, Lake Superior of the Great Lakes is also a focal point for the more rural-minded adventurer, offering visitors miles of lush forestry and idyllic waters in a beautifully preserved setting.
From the bright lights of Las Vegas to the skyscrapers of New York, there is truly something for everyone in this ‘land of dreams’.