America is also known for its large shopping malls as well as cities that can appeal to shoppers of all interests. For strolling around the city and visiting a range of stores, head to New York City or Chicago. If you want to go to a large mall that is one of the top in the country, then visit the Mall of America in Minnesota. The mall has 520 stores as well as 50 restaurants and an amusement park which is completely indoors. There is even a tourism office. While on the east coast, visit the King of Prussia Mall just outside Philadelphia is has three million square feet, making it the largest along the east coast.
Although the United States may not have been well-populated for as long as Europe, it still has its share of historic landmarks and sites. A large number of these can be found in the eastern portion of the country since that is the oldest part of the USA. In Hartford, Connecticut, for example, you can visit the Mark Twain House, which is next door to Harriet Beecher Stowe's home. Also consider visiting the French Quarter in New Orleans with its unique architecture and history. Gettysburg, PA and Independence Hall, Philadelphia are also key historic landmarks worth a visit.
If you want something to do with nearly unlimited options, then find a museum to visit. There are art, science, history, and other types of museums. Some are free, while others are not. The Smithsonian in Washington, DC is not only one of the most famous in the world, but it is also free to visit. Fashionistas will enjoy the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, while families should stop by the Children's Museum Indianapolis. Those who appreciate art should consider heading to Chicago for the Art Institute of Chicago, where you can easily spend a full day.
As people expanded, more and more buildings were constructed, but there are still plenty of natural wonders that show you America's beauty. Most people will think of the Grand Canyon in Arizona or Niagara Falls in New York when picturing natural wonders, but there are many more than this. If you are lucky enough to visit Hawaii, check out Kilauea or see how beautiful the desert can be in Monument Valley, Utah. You can also head to Redwoods, California to see some of the tallest trees in the world.
A great deal of the food in the United States was inspired by international cuisine, but you will also find some unique items. New Orleans is the best place to try Creole and Cajun style food, but you can also find authentic Vietnamese there. Portland, Oregon is home to many creative chefs, giving you unique items you won't find anywhere else. Or a trip to Louisville, Kentucky will give you the chance to try many different types of food based on bourbon, from cocktails to slushies.