The heart of North America beats through its towering forests, undulating fields, high-plain deserts, pulsating metropolises, offbeat oases and iconic cities that needs no introduction. The sheer natural beauty and kaleidoscope of cultures, cuisines, landscapes, history and adventures that are bound to fulfill your wildest dreams.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT
The city is well-known for its European-style architecture, mouth-watering Creole cuisine and all-around good-time vibes. Don’t miss the yearly Mardi Gras, an over-the-top party with Carnaval traits, such as masks, music, floats and merriment. You can start your visit in the French Quarter, where colonial heritage still survives. From here, you can explore the major architectural sites before enjoying a hearty plate of jambalaya and a rowdy evening out.
7.GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Towering above Jackson Hole Valley with jagged snow-topped peaks, the Teton Mountains are in high relief at Grand Teton National Park. In the summer season, the area's trails call to hikers of all abilities and reveal gems like hidden waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Tetons. The Snake River appeals to kayakers, rafters and those that simply fancy a float, and the historic districts attract history buffs interested in the 19th century past of this piece of Western Frontier. The park also contains a range of wildlife, including black bears, grizzlies, moose, antelope and bison, and for autumn visitors, the park lights up with golden aspens.
With its diverse cultures, arts and the bright blue ocean, it should be on anyone bucket list. You can walk through the bustling streets past historical homes with Spanish words and Caribbean music floating into your ears. This mini melting pot has preserved multicultural neighborhoods like famous Little Havana as enclaves for unique traditions to thrive. Miami’s reputation for vibrant nightlife and extravagant parties is realized in Miami Beach, a barrier island to the east of the mainland. The city proper cultivates an artsy vibe.
The city is well-known for it’s centuries-old mansions, Spanish moss-draped trees, spooky cemeteries and cobblestone walks. As you walk the gas lamp-lit streets at night, past horse-drawn carriages and the antebellum architecture, you just might think you've traveled back in time. The city boasts innovative restaurants, interesting shops, contemporary art galleries, the world-class Spoleto Festival USA, majestic homes-turned-museums to the landmarks that promote the city's role in United States history. Several beach towns, including Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palm and Folly Beach, offer sun, sand and gentle waves.
The island is considered low-key, quiet and quaint. Casual is the order of the day on the island; a shabby chic vibe permeates the Periwinkle Waygalleries, restaurants and shops; with seashells cover every sandy and linoleum surface. The abundant seashells have become the island's claim to fame. You'll find plenty of beachcombers practicing the "Sanibel stoop" - what locals call shelling on any lengthy stretch of sand.
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