We all have a list of destinations that we would like to go to “before we die.” This kind of list is quite popular, isn’t it? I do agree with Laura McNeil of Bing Travel, when she said that most people tend to identify locations outside of their native land. I suppose it is because far away lands are more attractive than the “ordinary-ness” of local destinations. There is no doubt, however, that there are destinations within your own country which are just as interesting and meaningful as foreign destinations.
Let’s take a look at the United States, McNeil identified 8 locations that every American should visit. Can you guess what they are?
1. Sears Tower (Willis Tower) – yeah, it has a new name, and it seems no one is used to it yet, but the fact that it’s the country’s tallest tower has not changed. This Chicago landmark is a must visit for every American.
2. Gettysburg – every American child learns about Gettysburg in school. It is the site of one of the worst Civil War battles, as well as one of the most famous speeches of Abraham Lincoln. Definitely an essential part of American history.
3. Yellowstone – nature lovers have to visit this park at least once – and even that wouldn’t be enough with 10,000 hot springs, 300 geysers, and countless species of wildlife.
4. New York Harbor – another historical site, this is where immigrants entered the country many many decades ago.
5. Monticello – owned by the man who penned the Declaration of Independence, the Monticello is another must visit.
6. Graceland – Elvis fan or not, a visit to Graceland is something one will not forget.
7. Pearl Harbor – pay homage to the people who lost their lives in World War II. Pearl Harbor is where it all first started for the U.S.
8. Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church – you may not know about this church, but this is where Martin Luther King Jr. was baptized; in effect, the origins of the fight for racial equality.
How many of these places have you visited?