There are many logical reasons why people from Australia should visit the United States. First of all, there is no language barrier so you’re 100% free and safe regardless of what you want to do. You can travel by yourself or with family or friends. Either way, you’ll be able to walk the streets and get all the info you need without any fear of getting lost or not being able to understand instructions. This is the beauty of traveling freely. You can experience everything the same way locals do. You won’t be deprived of anything. So, depending on your interests, there are many ways to learn about the cultural differences between your own country and the USA. Here is why visiting this country, in particular, may be fun for you.
10 Reasons Why the USA is a Great Travel Destination for Aussies
It’s a fun option to escape the season in your country and flee to the USA. Whether it’s escaping the tedious winter or a summer that’s just too warm, it’s a great time to go on an adventure in the USA.
This is a great opportunity to see the world’s biggest and, many people argue, most fun Disneyland there is. Live through all your favourite childhood tales and cartoons and have the time of your life.
America’s doesn’t have a long history, but it surely is interesting and full of dynamics. Learn about the whole story of Native Americans, who have lived here for thousands of years, as well as something more about famous cities, small towns and building in the US. You should visit St. Augustine in Florida which is the oldest small town in America, founded by the Spanish in 1565. It’s both fun and educational.
This is a tradition Americans are extremely proud of and if you thought it was simple, you couldn’t be more wrong. There’s a whole science behind having BBQ in the US. There are different styles for each state and region in the sense of types of meat and methods of preparation. So, if you want to know more about this tradition, try visiting on the Fourth of July and see for yourself.
Have you ever experienced Christmas and New Year’s Eve in America, specifically New York? It’s literally a fairy tale coming to life. Everything is illuminated and decorated in the Christmas spirit. There are lights, colours, music and snow everywhere. So, if you want to feel the holiday spirit, New York is the place to be.
However, you should also visit a small town during this season to get a true image of how locals celebrate. Leavenworth is a lovely Bavarian town in Washington and it’s famous for its Christmas Tree Lighting festival that happens every weekend during the holidays. There are over half a million lights illuminating this small territory. It’s magical.
You probably heard about this made-up holiday that only exists in the US, didn’t you? Anyway, it’s unique and a part of the culture. So, if you like partying and loud music all day and all night, make sure to experience this type of celebration.
As RHCP say: “Space may be the final frontier, but it’s made in the Hollywood basement”. Visiting the place where all the magic happens is definitely a must. There isn’t any other place like this on the whole planet, so try not to miss it.
Of course, this country has many natural wonders, too. One of the most famous ones is definitely The Grand Canyon. Its vastness and beauty are guaranteed to blow your mind, and you can take some of the most amazing photos here, too. Moreover, if you had just a little bit to the South, you’ll enter a great town of Williams, where you can take a break or even spend the night. It’s a friendly historical town where you can witness cowboy shoot-em-ups every evening at 7 pm.
Of course, if you’d like to avoid the crowd of people and save a few bucks on your visit, you should visit in the fall. This is the time when all students go back to school and the tourist season is over, so most hotels lower their prices and there are fewer people crowding the streets and places you’d like to visit.
Halloween and Thanksgiving
Halloween is definitely another great experience. You cannot experience real Halloween anywhere but in the US. Everything is decorated with Jack O’Lanterns and spooky things. Of course, you should also wear a costume and go trick-or-treating. Thanksgiving is another unique holiday you should experience in the US. Eat a turkey and express your gratitude during the year behind you and listen to the story of the settlers.
All in all, the USA is a country full of unusual unique traditions and great places to visit. You can find something fun during any season, so whenever you decide to visit, one thing is for sure – you’ll have an amazing time!
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