United States of America Travel Guide

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United States of America Highlights

  • Pro
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    DPando says…

     landscapes, drive along and across, friendly people, national parks 

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     Weather changes dramatically throughout the states - make sure you research well. 

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     Lots to see, lots to do, lots to learn and lots to teach 

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California

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Florida

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Texas

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Texas/TravelGuide-Texas.html

New York State

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/New_York_State/TravelGuide-New_York_State.html

Arizona

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Arizona/TravelGuide-Arizona.html

Hawaii (State of)

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Hawaii_State_of/TravelGuide-Hawaii_State_of.html

Nevada

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Nevada/TravelGuide-Nevada.html

Louisiana

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Louisiana/TravelGuide-Louisiana.html

Washington State

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Washington_State/TravelGuide-Washington_State.html

Virginia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Virginia/TravelGuide-Virginia.html

Pennsylvania

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Pennsylvania/TravelGuide-Pennsylvania.html

Georgia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Georgia/TravelGuide-Georgia.html

Tennessee

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Tennessee/TravelGuide-Tennessee.html

South Carolina

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/South_Carolina/TravelGuide-South_Carolina.html

Illinois

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Illinois/TravelGuide-Illinois.html

New Jersey

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/New_Jersey/TravelGuide-New_Jersey.html

Massachusetts

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Massachusetts/TravelGuide-Massachusetts.html

North Carolina

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/North_Carolina/TravelGuide-North_Carolina.html

Alaska

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Alaska/TravelGuide-Alaska.html

Colorado

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Colorado/TravelGuide-Colorado.html

Oregon

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Oregon/TravelGuide-Oregon.html

Michigan

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Michigan/TravelGuide-Michigan.html

Utah

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/TravelGuide-Utah.html

Ohio

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Ohio/TravelGuide-Ohio.html

New Mexico

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/New_Mexico/TravelGuide-New_Mexico.html

Indiana

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Indiana/TravelGuide-Indiana.html

Maryland

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Maryland/TravelGuide-Maryland.html

Missouri

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Missouri/TravelGuide-Missouri.html

Washington D.C.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Washington_DC/TravelGuide-Washington_DC.html

Mississippi

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Mississippi/TravelGuide-Mississippi.html

Alabama

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Alabama/TravelGuide-Alabama.html

Minnesota

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Minnesota/TravelGuide-Minnesota.html

Kentucky

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Kentucky/TravelGuide-Kentucky.html

Wisconsin

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Wisconsin/TravelGuide-Wisconsin.html

Wyoming

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Wyoming/TravelGuide-Wyoming.html

Maine

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Maine/TravelGuide-Maine.html

Kansas

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Kansas/TravelGuide-Kansas.html

Oklahoma

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Oklahoma/TravelGuide-Oklahoma.html

Montana

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Montana/TravelGuide-Montana.html

Connecticut

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Connecticut/TravelGuide-Connecticut.html

West Virginia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/West_Virginia/TravelGuide-West_Virginia.html

Iowa

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Iowa/TravelGuide-Iowa.html

Arkansas

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Arkansas/TravelGuide-Arkansas.html

South Dakota

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/South_Dakota/TravelGuide-South_Dakota.html

Delaware

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Delaware/TravelGuide-Delaware.html

New Hampshire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/New_Hampshire/TravelGuide-New_Hampshire.html

Nebraska

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Nebraska/TravelGuide-Nebraska.html

Idaho

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Idaho/TravelGuide-Idaho.html

Rhode Island

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Rhode_Island/TravelGuide-Rhode_Island.html

Vermont

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Vermont/TravelGuide-Vermont.html

North Dakota

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/North_Dakota/TravelGuide-North_Dakota.html

New York City

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  • Times Square

    New York City Things to Do

    It's a magical place. There's an ocean of lights and animated billboards; colours and images flow vertically up the side of the great buildings that surround the square. It's enough to grab the attention of any passerby, and the square gets plenty of those: the population of a small European capital city walks through every day. It's a magical...

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  • Casablanca Hotel

    New York City Hotels

    This is a Hotel /Bed and Breakfast. It is a oasis in the middle of Times Square. It is quiet inside...

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  • Serendipity

    New York City Restaurants

    The food is very over rated especially considering the prices. However the surroundings are really nice and that is what makes the experience. There booking system is shocking, they don't seem to be aware of modern technology your choices are either ring them or stand outstand the restuarant an 1-2hours before hand and hope you can get in. God...

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Las Vegas

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New Orleans

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  • Bourbon Street

    New Orleans Things to Do

    Bourbon Street is the core of New Orleans' nightlife. It is a street that runs the length of the historic French Quarter, and is lined with bars, nightclubs, and souvenir shops. For parents traveling with children - beware - there are also a number of strip clubs along Bourbon Street that are not discreet in their advertising. Bourbon Street has...

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  • Omni Royal Orleans

    New Orleans Hotels

    the omni royal orleans is located between royal and chartres streets in the heart of the french...

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  • Cafe du Monde

    New Orleans Restaurants

    Everybody wants to try a beignet here and rightly so. Café Du Monde is large and open 24 hrs so there really is no excuse. But be warned - three beignets are enough for two - we bought three more to take home and eat later. Still good, but not the same. In April 2013, two café au laits and six beignets cost under $12. Great place to people watch...

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Orlando

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  • Universal Studios

    Orlando Things to Do

    I am not a Furry Potter--I mean Harry Potter-- fan in the slightest, but I still thought the Harry Potter World at Universal was pretty cool, other than the the throngs of people it attracts. The town is so authentic the wood is real wood, the stone is real stone, no plastic junk here. Even the butterbeer is real butterbeer, but only if you pay $5...

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  • The Villas of Grand Cypress

    Orlando Hotels

    As an alternative to Orlando's many hotels, the villas on offer make an excellent base for an...

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  • Planet Hollywood

    Orlando Restaurants

    My family & I have loved Planet Hollywood for years, but we will NEVER go back again! The prices have increased dramatically. We are a family of six and our bill was over $212.00! This bill is not the result of any alcohol (we do not drink at all) and four of us ordered waters. I asked the waiter if Planet Hollywood did anything for birthdays since...

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San Francisco

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Chicago

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Key West

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  • Southernmost Point

    Key West Things to Do

    Get your photo taken at the southernmost point of the continental USA. We got there in the afternoon, and the sun was behind us and it was hard to take a good pic. If you want a better photo, get there in the early morning. There will be less people too.

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  • Eden House

    Key West Hotels

    I am currently experiencing the happy hour on a deck above the pool. It is the designated smoker's...

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  • Blue Heaven

    Key West Restaurants

    This is just the kind of funky local place Boyd and I love to find! The outside seating area is covered by sails to protect from sun and rain, and there is a small stage for music. We went for breakfast, and it was great - chickens running between the tables (chickens seem to roam free all over KW). Loved the gift shop - t-shirts and postcards, but...

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Los Angeles

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  • Universal Studios

    Los Angeles Things to Do

    I'm sure most people, at least in the US, are aware of what Universal Studios is. So, I'm not going to go into great detail, but I will say that the amount of detail and effort put into the attractions is impressive and, for many people this is quite a trip. I'm not a huge fan of expensive tickets, tourist activities and long lines. That said, I...

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  • Magic Castle Hotel

    Los Angeles Hotels

    The Magic castle hotel is a great place to stay. It looks small at first view but its rooms are on...

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  • In-n-Out Burger

    Los Angeles Restaurants

    Last visit November, 2012 Californians are passionate about their In-N-Out Burger's, the drive thru is always stacked with cars, there is always a line inside with people waiting patiently for their orders. I usually find myself at In-N-Out at least once when I'm in So Cal and this trip was no exception, there was one just up the street from my...

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Boston

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Myrtle Beach

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  • In The Ocean

    Myrtle Beach Warnings and Dangers

    You need to be cautious of the ocean. If you don't want to risk getting cut by Zebra Muscles, wear water shoes, i didn't but its a suggestion. Also when the tides become stronger make sure to always e on the look out for your swim partner, the current usually pulls you down the beach. And in my opinion, the jelly fish are what you need to be...

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  • Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach...

    Myrtle Beach Hotels

    This hotel is new, clean, is right on the beach and is a good value, however in all my years of...

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  • The Only Place That really Rocks

    Myrtle Beach Nightlife

    The Sound Hole is the place you go when you love loud, original, live music. From the moment you walk into this converted house, you can feel the atmosphere of a funky rock club pour over you. The stage is adjacent to the bar so the action is always right there. The staff is friendly and funny and make the most original shots in Myrtle Beach (Try a...

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Honolulu

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into a memorial to the dead, still buried under the wreckage with an option for survivors to join their comrades at time of death. The whole complex...

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  • Outrigger Reef On The Beach

    Honolulu Hotels

    We stayed at this hotel with a 3 month old in December of 2011. We were the last one to check in...

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  • Shorebird

    Honolulu Restaurants

    The Shorebird in Waikiki is a huge restaurant right on the beach, perfect for dinner and drinks in a true Hawaiian atmosphere. We arrived one weekday evening, and the restaurant and bar were packed. We ordered a round of local draft beers (around $7 each), then we got our table right along the water. The menu is pretty extensive and expensive. We...

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San Diego

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Seattle

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Fort Lauderdale

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Miami Beach

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    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    As I read a book about America's 6th President, John Quincy Adams, it is interesting to read about his travels at an early age with his father, John Adams, the 2nd President, and by himself. A few quotes and observations from a book by Harlow Giles Unger.

    "Foreign travel would also enhance John Quincy's education and accelerate his evolution into the wise and great man his parents expected him to become."
    At age 10 he and his father made their first crossing across the Atlantic where they were chased by 3 British frigates who were out to capture the senior John Adams.
    On his second voyage at age 12 "savage storms split the ships seams, water seeped aboard and the captain ordered all adults (10 and over) to take turns working the pumps in 4 hour shifts." They did this over the course of many days. When they finally reached land and "after the men stopped pumping 7 feet of water had filled the hull of the ship."

    At Age 16 because of his language skills be went to Russia as a secretary/translator with Francis Dana, U.S. minister to the court of Empress Catherine II (who spoke no French). French was then the language of diplomacy. To get from where he and his father were in Holland to St Petersburg he travelled 2000 miles through various countries and kept a daily diary. After his duties there ended he made his way back to Holland via Scandanavia and Germany. He especially enjoyed Sweden where he "plunged into Swedish life for early six rapture-filled weeks." His thoughts about the Swedes at the time were "I believe there is no country in Europe where the people are more hospitable and affable to strangers."

    Here's to America's first European travelller, John Quincy Adams.

    He would have been a great VT member. Don't you think?

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