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From the towering tip of the Empire State Building in New York City to the dips and dunes of California's Death Valley, the USA is a land of extremes. Don't miss the country's splendid cities and monuments—San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Miami's sun-washed streets, New Orleans' Creole accents—or the expansive national parks that welcome visitors all across the country. Guided private and small-group tours will help you take in everything you most want to explore, from sea to shining sea. Head west from the Great Smoky Mountains to see the dramatic landscapes of Denali National Park; watch native grizzlies and eagles in Yellowstone; and climb to the stars up a mountain in Yosemite. Delight in a helicopter ride over the incomparable Grand Canyon. Head down the East Coast from Maine to Florida, with stops to tour Niagara Falls, visit the quaint colonial towns of New England, and check out the booming city of Nashville. Take a West Coast trip to soak up the laid-back vibes of San Francisco on a boat, walking, or bike tour; or explore funky desert communities and art in the Southwest. Finally, head out to Hawaii and Alaska for unbeatable hiking, biking, and great outdoor adventure tours, like an early-morning hike to a volcano or a cruise through Prince William Sound, and get your fill of these areas' stunning beauty.

Top 15 things to do in USA

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

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The Hoover Dam (originally known as Boulder Dam) is an inspiring symbol of American engineering, built during America’s Great Depression as the then-largest dam construction project in the world. Travelers have flocked here for decades to see picturesque views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and today, the dam receives more than 1 million annual visitorsMore
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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

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Guarding the entrance to New York Harbor on Liberty Island, the 305-foot (93-meter) Statue of Liberty came to the United States as a gift from France to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence—Lady Liberty has been a symbol of democracy and hope for NYC and the US almost ever since.More
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Molokini Crater

Molokini Crater

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When was the last time you had a snorkel adventure inside of a sunken Hawaiian volcano, or enjoyed a freshly cooked BBQ lunch on the deck of a sailing catamaran? Thanks to its calm, crystal clear waters, bright coral reef, and 250-plus species of tropical fish, Molokini Crater is the most popular spot for snorkeling tours on Maui. Spend a day on a snorkeling tour as you explore the protected marine preserve and come face to face with some of Hawaii's most colorful marine life.More
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Road to Hana (Hana Highway)

Road to Hana (Hana Highway)

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Tropical foliage, black sand beaches, rushing waterfalls and incredible views are the calling cards of the legendary, winding Road to Hana. The famous roadway along Maui’s North Shore (also called the Hana Highway) includes 600 hairpin turns and more than 50 bridges and is known as one of the most beautiful roads in the world.More
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Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

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With steep emerald cliffs, lush valleys, and remote cascading waterfalls, the Na Pali Coast is one of Hawaii’s most beautiful regions, and no visit to Kauai is complete without a visit to this magical coastline. There are only three ways to explore the Na Pali Coast—by air, by sea, and on foot—and each offers its own unique perspective.More
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Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.More
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Mauna Kea Summit & Observatory

Mauna Kea Summit & Observatory

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Visiting the Mauna Kea Summit and Observatories gives you the feeling of being on top of the world for good reason: You’re actually pretty close. Standing at 13,796 feet (4,138 meters), the mountain is Hawaii's tallest and the highlight of many visitors' trips to the Big Island of Hawaii. The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) feature some of the world's largest telescopes, including equipment from Canada, France, and the University of Hawaii, due to its designation as an unparalleled destination for stargazing.More
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Ellis Island

Ellis Island

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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.More
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Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

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Made up of several historic sites and memorials, Pearl Harbor honors and educates the public about the Japanese attack on the United States on December 7, 1941 that propelled the country into World War II. It’s one of Hawaii’s most-visited attractions, and one of the country’s most significant WWII memorial sites.More
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Oahu North Shore

Oahu North Shore

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Surfing is king on Oahu’s North Shore, where summer’s placid snorkeling spots are transformed into pounding 40-foot (12-meter) waves come winter. On land you’ll find a peaceful respite from hectic Honolulu, with scenic waterfall hikes, sleepy farms selling tropical fruit, and food trucks doling out garlic shrimp.More
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Alcatraz

Alcatraz

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A former federal prison that held notorious criminals Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Alcatraz is now a national historic landmark and one of the most sought-out (and sold-out) attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Highlights include touring what’s left of the maximum-security facility, hearing stories from former inmates, and sailing past the Golden Gate Bridge to reach the craggy isle.More
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Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

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Once the world’s tallest building, Willis Tower is still way up in the clouds. Though it functions as an office building, the skyscraper’s 103rd-floor Skydeck Chicago draws 1.7 million annual visitors for a trip out onto The Ledge, an enclosed glass balcony extending 4 feet (1.2 meters) out over the city, as well as panoramic views that—on clear days—extend as far as Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin.More
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Mokolii Island

Mokolii Island

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Located a short distance offshore of Kualoa Point, Mokolii Island is one of Oahu’s most famous landmarks. This small, cone-shaped island attracts adventurous visitors with its secluded coves, rugged hikes, and views of Oahu’s windward coast and the Koolau mountains; the same mountains featured in scenes of the movie Jurassic Park.More
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French Quarter

French Quarter

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The French Quarter, with its vibrant atmosphere and unique blend of architectural styles, is easily New Orleans’ most famous and most popular area to visit. It's also the city's oldest neighborhood, and its elegant streets are lined with an appealing mix of lively bars—especially along the legendary Bourbon Street—historic monuments, delicious restaurants, and inviting jazz clubs.More
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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

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The road that winds 16 miles (26 kilometers) through leafy Oak Creek Canyon is the most scenic route between Sedona and Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. With dramatic red rock formations to either side, the gorge is an outdoor playground for camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming.More

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Top activities in USA

Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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Paradise Cove Luau
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Chief's Luau Admission

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Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Maui, Hawaii
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Star Casual Sunset and Show Cruise

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Oahu Circle Island and Snorkeling Tour
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Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour
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Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour

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Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option
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Recent reviews from experiences in USA

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Best tour ever!
Paula_W, Aug 2022
Satanic Salem Walking Tour
This is the only way to see Salem.
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Awesome Experience
Wendy_F, Aug 2022
Big Island Southside ATV Tours
We got to see so much of the countryside and coast lines that we would not have seen.
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Great day great guide
Patricia_E, Aug 2022
Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour
Not being from the area, we didn’t know all the places to see and stop but he knew all the best spots and gave us a tour to remember.
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Great experience!
Nicola_M, Aug 2022
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
It was a great way of seeing all of San Diego, helped us work out where we wanted to spend more time/where we wanted to visit
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Just as promised got to...
Zhanna_S, Aug 2022
Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure with Manakai Catamaran
Just as promised got to see turtles and fish!
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Unforgettable
kimberly_j, Aug 2022
Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal
Got to see the cell blocks, solitary confinement.
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See it all!
ConnieSisneros, Aug 2022
Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim
We got to see a lot in a one day!
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The Perfect luau to end the day!
Randy_S, Aug 2022
Paradise Cove Luau
Loved the variety of activities for us to do when we got there.
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Astounded by Natures beauty!
MaryAnn_K, Aug 2022
Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
The waterfall and Mt Hood were favorites and being able to spend time at each spot .
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Kathryn_K, Aug 2022
Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour
We were able to go to the restricted areas of Monument Valley to see rocks, arches, etc that are not visible from open area.
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We be zippin
Frank_L, Aug 2022
9-Line Zipline Experience on the Big Island, Hawaii
The lines are over a stream with water falls and just amazing, The guys handling the equipment were very professional and safety conscious.
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Nice time!
John_J, Aug 2022
Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter
The exhibit was an added bonus to see some reptiles.
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Memorable and fantastic!
Nickie_R, Aug 2022
Bat Flight Night Tour
We were able to see all the bats and enjoy taking pictures along the way!!
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Fun must do!
Laura_S, Aug 2022
2-Hour Savannah Sunset Riverboat Cruise
Beautiful river cruise, we had some Savannah summer weather pop up which made the experience that much better, definitely a must do for our Savannah vacation.
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Bucket list day!
Alison_G, Aug 2022
Small Group Waterfall and Rainforest Hiking Adventure on Maui
Couldn’t have asked for a better tour through this amazing rainforest and beautiful waterfalls!
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Lots to see during Silver Springs paddle!
Jeannie_S, Aug 2022
Clear Kayak Adventures through Silver Springs
Was a great guide, sharing lovely facts about the springs and the plants & animals.
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First time
Mayra_S, Aug 2022
Bronx Zoo Admission Ticket
It was our first time there was a lot of walking and a little confusing at times but we loved it hope to visit again we the kids
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Lively
Kathy_R, Aug 2022
Paradise Cove Luau
Plenty of activities before the show, great affordable professional pictures, lively music, plenty of food and a wonderful fun energetic bus ride - guide had us laughing, singing and dancing with our arms/hands
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Highly Recommend! Ask for Rachel!!
KRYSTAL_M, Aug 2022
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Such a fun tour where you get to see and learn so much about the city.
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Wonderful Waterfalls!
Sue_B, Aug 2022
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
She educated and educated us while taking us to four spectacular waterfalls.
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When to visit

Spanning deserts, high peaks, and tropical islands, the US draws visitors in every season. July 4th celebrations kick off with parades, fireworks, and barbecues country-wide, while hot summer weather brings crowds to music festivals and state fairs from Ohio to Arizona. Starting in September, fall means bright-colored leaves in many forests, as well as milder weather that’s ideal for exploring before the snow falls.

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