There are plenty of holiday destinations around the world which can make you feel increasingly excited as departure day approaches, from the timeless elegance of Paris to the good-time party capitals of Mexico, but few if any can ever match the wow factor of the United States. This beautiful country offers something for everyone, thanks to its enormous size and its diverse collection of landmarks, attractions and landscapes. If you’re planning to visit the USA for the first time in the coming months, be sure to try some or all of these tempting slices of Americana.
Visit a diner
Whether you’re in the mood for a simple hamburger or an elaborate steak, make sure you pay a visit to a traditional American diner. These wonderfully iconic palaces of polished glass and sparkling chrome are part of the fibre of US society, and the good news for tourists is that they offer delicious meals at a very affordable price. For a little extra atmosphere, spin some rock and roll tunes on the jukebox while you eat, and don’t forget to order a root beer with your meal.
Rent a classic car
They say America was built on the back of the motor car, and to this day nothing has ever got in the way of the love affair between the USA and the automobile. Driving across the country has become a popular vacation option in recent years, but if you’re planning to rent a car why not do it in style? A classic vehicle from the golden age of motoring will give you that certain buzz every time you get behind the wall, so as the young people would say why not kick it old school for a change?
See the country on horseback
If you’re planning to visit the mid-west, you’ll find a whole host of ranches on your travels, and if you want to see the mountains and valleys in a truly traditional way you should hire a horse for an afternoon. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first-time greenhorn, you’ll love travelling around the wide open spaces using the same transport option as the pioneers once did. It’s an unforgettable adventure for people of all ages.
Head to the casino
Even if you’re not a keen gambler, you should try to visit a casino at least once when you’re in the USA. Whether it’s one of the neon monoliths on the Las Vegas Strip or an out of town establishment on a Native American reservation, there’s nothing quite like the anticipation of placing a chip on the roulette table or trying your hand at blackjack. It’s fun, it’s exciting and it’s quintessentially American.
David Showell is from the UK and has visited the USA on many occasions. He works for http://www.carrentals.co.uk.