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The United States has always sold its dreams to the rest of the world, from the gold rush to Silicon Valley, blues and MTV, Westerns and film noir. But the fourth largest country in the world also has a lot of offer as a real-life—and often neglected—holiday destination. It’s not surprising, given that the country fills an entire continent and contains 50 states which are all different, even if they are united! A land of immigrants from the outset, this emancipated child of Europe has produced its own unique civilisation. Before leaving on your trip, you will have to make some choices and take into consideration the long distances between places.
Indeed, what is there in common between Death Valley, the hottest desert in the United States at 122°, and the snow-capped peaks of Alaska? Or between the Latinos in Los Angeles and Boston Brahmins? Disneyland in Orlando and MoMa in New York?
Furthermore, do you plan to start in New-York, a megalopolis with 150 museums, a modern-day Babylon where everything is possible? Or will you opt for Chicago, the home of the blues and world capital of modern architecture? Do you prefer San Francisco, in its exceptionally beautiful location on a superb bay spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge? Or are you more tempted by Los Angeles as an incarnation of California and the American dream?
Whatever you decide, don’t miss the national parks where vast expanses of natural beauty await you, from Yellowstone and the Everglades to the Grand Canyon

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USA : Must-see towns and regions

  • New York

    Arguably the most stimulating and sophisticated urban center in the US, New York City is world unto itself by virtue of its dynamic economic activity, its vibrant cultural life and the size and densit...

  • Boston

    Once a hotbed of American independence, modern Boston is today a renowned center of learning and culture as well as New England's administrative and financial nexus. Hub of a sprawling and culturally ...

  • Cambridge

    Situated along the banks of the Charles River across from Boston, Cambridge is the home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both highly renowned institutions of ...

  • Los Angeles

    Filling a vast coastal plain framed by towering mountains, this sprawling, sun-drenched megalopolis is the largest metropolitan area in the US, a collection of once-distinct cities and towns that have...

  • Phoenix

    Located in the heart of the Sonoran desert, greater Phoenix is known as the Valley of the Sun. This desert oasis stretches across more than 2,000sqmi and takes in Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and other com...

  • San Diego

    With its gleaming high rises overlooking a vast, bustling bay, San Diego appears the very image of its ranking as the second largest city in California (after Los Angeles) and the eighth largest in th...

  • San Francisco

    Founded as Mission Dolores (by priests) and the Presidio (by soldiers) in 1776, San Francisco grew from the pueblo of Yerba Buena. In 1835, English sailor William Richardson, married to the daughter o...

  • USA East

    From tiny New England villages and the balmy Florida seaboard to Mississippi bayous, rolling Appalachian hills and the wheat plains of the Middle West, the eastern and central United States feature a ...

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