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The most popular National Parks in the United States – part 2

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The most popular National Parks in the United States – part 2

The most popular National Park to be found in California is the Yosemite National Park. The region has been sculptured by glaciers 3 million years ago, and the land features are made even more spectacular as a result of the granite geology of the rocks. This has meant that the strength of the granite has maintained its sheer angles and slopes resulting in spectacular landforms. The park is located in the Western Sierra Nevada Mountains and covers an area of 1,168 square miles and receives over 4 million visitors each year of which the...

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The most popular National Parks in the United States – part 1

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The most popular National Parks in the United States – part 1

The National Parks are a major feature of tourism in the country. They have been created to protect the nation’s most unique natural environments and in doing so they have also enabled tourists a route-way into some of the most remote places in the country and even on the earth. The first park to be created in the country was Yellowstone Park that was created in 1872. This was then followed by another 59 parks, and in all 29 States have a National Park within their boundaries. California has 9 Parks, Alaska 8, Utah 5 and Colorado 4. The...

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Skiing in the United States

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Skiing in the United States

The United States has a flourishing ski industry. It has numerous areas that have now been developed to accommodate this winter sport. With the continuing development of the air industry the areas are not only visited from people from other parts of the country but also by people from all over the world. The beauty of the country is that there are so many areas that are mountainous it means that many regions of the country have enough winter snow to be able to support a ski season. One would expect skiing to be associated with the northerly...

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Golf and other sporting holidays to the United States

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Golf and other sporting holidays to the United States

There are a great number of people who go on all types of sporting trips to the United States. Being such a large geographical country it means that a wide variety of sports are played and for some of them, they are played in the best conditions in the world. The sporting trips can either be to spectate or to participate in. The sport of golf offers, in equal measure, the opportunity for people to either watch or play. In men’s professional golf there are 4 tournaments that are regarded as the Major Events. The British Open, The Masters, the...

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The Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon has been carved out by the Colorado River and is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and has a depth of over 1 mile in places. It is found in Arizona and every year hundreds of thousands of tourists are attracted to its area to experience the magnificent scenery associated with this region. In fact the area attracts over 5 million visitors each year who spend over 584 million dollars in the surrounding communities. The gorge has been created by the Colorado River cutting through the plateau over a period of 5 million years....

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Daytona Beach and spring break

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Daytona Beach and spring break

Daytona Beach is situated 242 miles to the north-west of Miami. It is a popular tourist destination as a result of its climate, beaches and its international reputation for motor car racing. It attracts over 8 million people every year and there is a good balance between international and domestic visitors. A major feature of the number of visitors coming to the region is that the numbers will vary with what events are being held at the Daytona International Speedway track. The stadium was built in 1959 to host racing that was being held at...

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Miami and its beaches

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Miami and its beaches

Miami is the major city in Florida. It is known for being one of the most popular destinations in the country, and even the world. The state is blessed with good weather all year round which goes some way to explain why as well as being a favorite  spot for tourists it attracts the old from all over the country who wish to spend their retirement years in a warm climate. The major pull of Miami is the area around the sea. The beaches of the city and its surrounded areas are typified by the golden sand and the sheer size of them. In Florida...

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Visiting New York City

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Visiting New York City

There isn’t a city in the world that has not been as affected as much by a single act of terrorism as New York City was as a result of the planes crashing into the twin towers in September 2001. The pictures of the events, that saw over 2800 people lose their lives in the plan crashes, were screened around the world having an effect on New York life that has been felt ever since. The city is home to 8.5 million people which makes it as well as the most populated city in the country, the most densely populated urban area. The city contains...

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The Californian Coast and the Pacific Coast Highway

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The Californian Coast and the Pacific Coast Highway

The Californian coastline runs down the eastern side of the country separating the mainline from the Pacific Ocean. It is followed by the State Route 1 which is a major road that stretches for over 650 miles and is more commonly known as the Pacific Coast High way. Its’ most southern point is near Dana Point in Orange County, and the highway ends near Leggett in Mendocino Valley. Along its route it combines stunning scenery, with passing by some of the country’s most important urban areas. The Californian coastline has always been a major...

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Methods for a tourist to get to and get around the United States

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Methods for a tourist to get to and get around the United States

The United States has the third largest tourist industry in the world after France and Spain. However, tourists spend more money in the States than any other country. As well as attracting visitors from overseas the country has a huge domestic market, as many people from the States simply do not like travelling abroad. The beauty of the country as a tourist destination is its size. It can offer great holiday’s for virtually any interest and covers either end of any spectrum. For example if a visitor wants to experience the hottest place on...

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