As a kid, I always wanted to see America. But once I did, I realized that there was no way I could see everything in the country with just one trip. Even though this meant my “bucket list” of things to do would never be complete, it also meant that I now have a reason to go back again and again! So here’s my advice: visit as many iconic landmarks as you can on your next trip across the country.
The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan. It was designed by William Lamb and completed in 1931, and has been an iconic symbol of New York City ever since.
The building stands at 1,250 feet tall and has 102 floors. To see the best views from this famous landmark, visit on a clear day when you can see all the way to Central Park (about 4 miles away) or Brooklyn Bridge Park (about 3 miles away).
Visiting hours are 8am-2am daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day when they open at 9am instead of 8am; prices range from $34-$44 depending on what time you visit–you’ll get an audio guide with your ticket purchase so that you can learn about all the history behind this historic site! If food is what brings you here then we recommend stopping by Michael Jordan’s Steak House located inside where they serve steak sandwiches named after different sports teams like “Yankees Burger” or “Knicks Cheeseburger”. They also offer salads too if those aren’t quite your thing! There are plenty more options nearby so check out our “what else?” section below before heading over there yourself.”
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. She was a gift from the French people and serves as a symbol of freedom, democracy and opportunity. The statue has been welcoming immigrants coming to America since 1886 when it was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.
Niagara Falls is a large waterfall on the Niagara River, located between the U.S. state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario.
The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario. The volume of water going over the crest line is about 21,800 cubic feet per second (630 m3/s), or 476 m3/s when measured over a one-mile section.
The White House
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., it has been home to every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The building was designed by Irish architect James Hoban, who supervised its construction between 1792 and 1800 under President George Washington’s administration; Alexander Hamilton oversaw its initial design phases. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801 during his presidency he transformed it into a more elegant Federal style.
In 1814 during War of 1812 British troops burned much of Washington, D.C., including Trumbull’s painting above which was located inside The White House. It would be restored after that time by artists such as David Claypoole Johnston (also known as “DCP”). Today DCP’s artwork can still be seen throughout all three floors as well as outside on grounds surrounding many buildings within vicinity including West Wing (where Oval Office sits), East Wing & South Portico entranceway where visitors enter through majestic doors made out gold leafed mahogany wood panels measuring 6 feet tall each weighing over 1 ton each!
Space Needle, Seattle
The Space Needle is a 605-foot (184 m) observation tower in Seattle, Washington. It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and has since become one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. The structure was built using 2,000 tons of steel and 60,000 cubic yards of concrete that were poured into an 11-foot deep reinforced concrete foundation. Inside this foundation lies an elevator shaft that travels up through the center of the building to take visitors on their ride up top where they can enjoy breathtaking views over Seattle as well as other landmarks like Mount Rainier or Elliott Bay.
The Space Needle has been featured in films such as Vertigo (1958), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and more recently Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2017).
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. The bridge connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County south of the Golden Gate.
The idea for a bridge across this narrow gap was conceived in 1872 by Charles Crocker, who had been studying bridges as part of his profession as an engineer. He formed a partnership with William Davis (a lawyer) and Isadore Braly (a banker). They hired Arthur Brown Jr., who had just graduated from UC Berkeley’s School of Civil Engineering, as chief engineer because he could draw well enough to illustrate it in his plans; they also hired Joseph Strauss as assistant engineer and architect Irving Morrow to design it based on Brown’s concepts.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep. The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, attracting more than five million people annually.
In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt established the Grand Canyon National Park which now encompasses 1,902 square miles.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore is a granite mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The mountain was named after George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The faces were carved into the mountain by Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln who worked on Mount Rushmore from 1927 until 1941 when funding ran out.
The process of carving these four presidents took over 14 years to complete due to its large scale (over 60 feet tall). It also required many workers who used dynamite as well as chisels to shape each president’s face out of solid granite rock walls up to 400 feet high!
See America’s most iconic landmarks!
There are many iconic landmarks in America, and they’re a great way to see some of the best parts of our country. If you have time in your busy schedule, here are some ways that you can visit these landmarks:
- Drive: Driving is probably one of the easiest ways to get somewhere quickly. However, depending on how far away your destination is and what kind of traffic there may be on certain roads (especially during rush hour), this might not be ideal for everyone! Additionally, if there’s bad weather conditions at home or along your route then it could make driving dangerous without proper preparation beforehand…so keep those things in mind before deciding whether or not this option would work well for everyone involved!
- Train: Trains tend not only take longer than buses do but also cost more money per ticket price overall–but if someone else wanted me tag along with them then maybe I’d consider doing so since we’d spend less time together overall since each person gets their own car seat inside theirs respective vehicle type? Plus trains go faster than cars do so theoretically speaking there should be fewer accidents happening around us while riding them too 🙂 -This may sound contradictory but trust me when I say it isn’t;)
There are so many iconic landmarks to see in America, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking for some inspiration and ideas for what to do on your next trip, we hope this article has given you some inspiration! We’ve covered some of the most famous sites across the country from New York City all the way out west by Seattle.