If you are visiting the United States of America for a short holiday, and want to see the country's best sights, you should be prepared to do a lot of travelling between cities. Listed below are some of the ways to enjoy a 5 day break in USA.
Day 1 - Start your holiday with a trip to New York or "The Big Apple" as it is fondly known among the locals. Begin your day with a trip to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty, the famous French gift to this city, which is a US historical monument. It also provides a great view of the city. You can spend the rest of your day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art and take a break for lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. Times Square, one of New York's biggest attractions by far, is best seen at night and promises that if you stand there long enough, the whole world is guaranteed to pass you by.
Day 2 - Go to Chicago for your second day. A city bustling with activity, Chicago has a lot to offer tourists who make the trip. Pay a visit to Millennium Park with its stunning architecture, Michigan Avenue and the Museum Campus which are some of the more popular tourist attractions in the city. After lunch at one of Chicago's interesting restaurants, tourists can make their way to the National Vietnam War Veterans Art Museum and the delightful Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.
Day 3 - Washington D.C should be next on the list of your travel itinerary. Begin your day with a visit to the nation's political centre and see the White House and the Washington Monument. After lunch, visitors will also enjoy a trip to the Smithsonian Museum, Embassy Row, National Museum of the American Indian and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Day 4 - Make trip to Los Angeles, the city that is famous for all the celebrities that stay in its vicinities. Spend a day in Los Angeles by making a trip to Universal Studios and Disneyland. You can also visit Grauman's Chinese Theatre and then drive out to see the imposing Hollywood sign lit up at night.
Day 5 - End your holiday with a trip to Las Vegas that boasts fabulous casinos, concerts, special events and entertainment shows. You can begin your day with a trip to the Shark Reef aquarium, the MGM Grand Hotel, the New York-New York rollercoaster. You can also enjoy the Fremont Street Experience in the early evening, which is a fabulous audio-visual display that is definitely worth a visit. Make an evening trip to the Cirque de Soleil, which is a show that is not to be missed while in Vegas. Pay a visit to the Bellagio Fountains at the close of your day. These fountains are a must see in Las Vegas, and the hotel puts on a show every half hour from 3 pm to 8 pm and every fifteen minutes after that until midnight.
by Paul Symonds