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50 reasons to visit the USA

Published January 14th, 2016

There are 50 glorious states in the USA and at least a million reasons to visit the great United States; we’ve come up with 50 reasons to explore, just to get you started. From secret fast-food menus to epic views and glorious nature times – the USA covers all bases! 

A must-do in LA!

1. Voodoo Donuts in Portland



2. Driving Highway 1 from LA to San Francisco


 

the best road trip ever! #highway1 #califa A photo posted by Aurélio Busnardo (@aureliobusnardo) on


3. Deep.Dish.Pizza



4. The view from Top of The Rock


 

#throwback#rockefellercenter#topoftherock#empirestatebuilding#flowers#beard#nyc A photo posted by Salih Erdogan (@salihtommy) on


5. Riding a cable car in San Francisco



6. Coachella


 

@kimbramusic on the Gobi stage A photo posted by @coachella on


7. Polar bears in Alaska



8. Colorado – the ‘Napa Valley of beer’



9. Paddle boarding in the Grand Canyon


 

Just went on the bucket list!! #GrandCanyonpaddleBoarding A photo posted by Gary Pegues (@garypegues) on


10. Mardi Gras in New Orleans


 

A fabulous porch - love those beads! #leadingrelocal by @lsteffan A photo posted by Gardner Realtors (@thelocallantern) on


11. Watching the sun come up first from Cadillac Mountain, Maine



12. Hipster heaven at bike, watch and leather goods manufacturer Shinola in Detroit


 

We’re ready for the #WorldSeries! Shop handmade @leatherheadsports baseballs with the link in our bio. A photo posted by Shinola (@shinola) on


13. Dancing to live blues music at The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi



14. Ordering off the secret menu at In-N-Out Burger



15. Dollywood in Tennessee


 

#dollywood @contact73 A photo posted by Daniel Marc Humphreys (@danielmarchumphreys) on


16. Basketball


 

Da Bulls! #mjmondays A photo posted by Rare Sports Images (@rare_sports_images) on


17. ‘Tubing’ the Guadalupe River in Texas


 

I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight✨ #TheLupe #GuadalupeRiver #RiverTrip #FunTimes A photo posted by Megan (@barbiegirlmegan) on


18. Hiking in Arches National Park, Utah



19. A pastrami sandwich the size of your head at Katz’s Deli, New York


 

Best sandwiches #Katz #katzdelicatessen #katznyc #newyork #city #lunch #brisket #pastrami #instafood #instagramnyc A photo posted by Laura Newton ✌️ (@laura_newton89) on


20. Star spotting and cocktails at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles


 

#chateaumarmont #blue A photo posted by RIP David Bowie (@honeymoon.kilos) on


21. A jog along Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles


 

As we run, we become. #workout #running #losangeles #runyoncanyon #view #skyline #monasita #wanderlust A photo posted by Maria Jose Pepio (@mjpepio) on


22. Cycle along Venice Beach, Los Angeles


 

#california #venicebeach #santamonica #bikes A photo posted by Marta Kurasz (@kartamurasz) on


23. Philadelphia Cheese Steaks



24. SXSW Austin, Texas


 

A photo posted by SXSW (@sxsw) on


25. Live volcanoes in Hawaii


 

#nature #volcano #hawaiivolcano#lavaflow #magic #fantastic #amazing #wanderful #post!!#talnts A photo posted by amir sedaghatkish (@amirsedaghatkish) on



Get more inspiration direct from the USA to you, right here:

Killer views in US national parks

What to do when you're not busy partying in Vegas

Best places to let loose in the USA


26. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate



27. Dude Ranches in Montana


 

HORSE POWER. #mbcjtravels #Montana #bigskycountry #horses #horsepower A photo posted by Chris Jacobs (@chrispauljacobs) on


28. Helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon



29. Broadway musicals, New York City



30. Honky-tonks in Nashville, Tennessee


 

World famous Broadway blvd off Downtown Nasville TN A photo posted by Nashville's Best (@nashvillehonkytonk) on


31. Exploring Joshua Tree, California



32. Taking a photo at Salvation Mountain, California



33. Go behind bars on Alcatraz



34. BBQ food in Texas



35. The Super Bowl


 

A photo posted by Vintage (@the_a.v.e) on


36. Riding a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


 

Someone's happy #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #bucketlist #woohoo #bike #travel A photo posted by Violet Zhang (@violet_jz) on


37. Smores



38. Standing under a Giant Sequoia tree in Yosemite National Park, California


 

On my list for the next road trip for sure #sequoianationalpark #roadtrip #travel pc @jeremyjauncey A photo posted by Travel + Style + Food (@ourtravelgoals) on


39. A bone-rattling rollercoaster ride on Coney Island, New York City


 

Ride into the weekend at #LunaParkNYC! It'll be here before you know it! #ConeyIslandCyclone A photo posted by Luna Park NYC (@lunaparknyc) on


40. Disney World


 

Today was a scorcher in Florida (aka perfect ice cream weather) A photo posted by ▲SHTON (@ashtonrigg) on


41. Niagara Falls, New York


 

#niagarafalls#canada#usa#wonderful#view A photo posted by @travelpassion10 on


42. Cuban Sandwiches in Miami, Florida



43. Central Park, New York City


 

#centralpark #newyorkcity #highquality #photo #sun A photo posted by @barixx_37 on


44. Your photo in front of ‘The Bean’, Chicago



45. Magnolia Bakery, New York City


 

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...#magnoliabakery . A photo posted by Magnolia Bakery (@magnoliabakery) on


46. Taking a bourbon tour in Kentucky


 

Just half the bar for today's festivities. #inauguration #kybourbon A photo posted by Kentucky Bourbon Trail (@kentuckybourbontrail) on


47. The Whispering Gallery at Grand Central Station, New York City


 

#whisperingGallery #grandcentral A photo posted by Fabián Chividini (@fabichividini) on


48. The Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas



49. Pool parties in Las Vegas


 

Pool Party #davidguetta #poolpartyvegas #encorelasvegas A photo posted by natamy (@natamy) on


50. Playing blackjack in the pool in Vegas




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Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.