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American top 10's

What’s the best way to learn about America? You could spend a few hours trawling through travel guides to find the details you’re looking for, or you could read one of our American top 10 articles and get a breakdown of the very best things to do in your chosen destination.

Maybe you’ve never been to New York and want to know what the fuss is all about or maybe you’ve been a hundred times and want to try something new. Alternatively, if you’ve got nowhere specific in mind, why not browse our top 10's and get some insight into your next adventure.

Our top 10's can serve any purpose you’re looking for. They can be travel inspiration for the perfect American holiday; they can be a neat little city guide; or they can be that little bit of help when you’re somewhere new and you want something amazing to do.

Arizona:
This fiery, desert State may be home to the incredible, jagged landscapes of the Grand Canyon, but there are plenty of other astonishing sceneries here too. We’ve bundled together our favourite national parks, monuments and even meteor craters in our top 10 Arizona guide, all for you to explore once you’ve stepped off your Grand Canyon helicopter tour.
Top 10 things to do in Arizona
Top 10 things to do Grand Canyon National Park

California:
You’ll sure feel like a celebrity as soon as you arrive in California, thanks to its lively cities and luxury lifestyle. But we’ve got the insider’s scoop, and our travel guides will point you in the direction of the best places to see - and be seen, as you explore the Golden State. Leave your heart in San Francisco, shop in the Hollywood stars’ favourite stores, or even visit the Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park for a completely new Californian experience.
Top 10 coastal towns in California
Top 10 rooftop bars in Los Angeles
Top 10 shopping locations in Los Angeles
Top 10 things to do in Los Angeles
Top 10 things to Redwood National Park
Top 10 things to do in San Diego
Top 10 things to do in San Francisco
Top 10 things to do in Yosemite National Park

Colorado:
If you’re an avid adventurer, Colorado is the perfect outdoor playground for you. Known for its diverse landscapes, with a juxtaposition of snow-capped mountains and scorched deserts, there is a plethora of outdoor recreation to get stuck in to. Put on your hiking boots and read up on our top 10 ideas, including mountain climbing, biking trails, and the Garden of the Gods Park.
Top 10 things to do in Colorado Springs

District of Columbia:
Of course you’ll be heading to Washington D.C. to catch a glimpse of the White House, but there’s even more in this famous, bustling city that you won’t want to miss. Become a secret agent at the cool International Spy Museum, marvel at impressive art galleries and museums at the Smithsonian Institution, or even head out of the city and hike in Great Falls Park – whatever you decide, Washington D.C. will be sure to entertain.
Top 10 things to do in Washington D.C.

Florida:
The Sunshine State - an oasis of golden beaches, thrilling theme parks and stylish art deco – it’s no wonder Florida lures travellers to its sunny paradise every year. There’s so much to do here, but we’ve picked the best places to see in our top 10 travel guides. With the wilderness of Everglades National Park, the vibrant lifestyle of the Florida Keys and innovative design hotels in Miami, you’ll understand why this State is so popular after you’ve had a read of our articles below.
Top 10 things to do in Everglades National Park
Top 10 things to do in the Florida Keys
Top 10 design hotels in Miami
Top 10 things to do in Miami
Top 10 theme parks in Orlando
Top 10 things to do in Orlando

Hawaii:
Aloha! With so many tropical, volcanic islands and thrilling excursions to choose from, it’s hard to know where to don your hula skirt and enjoy fresh coconuts on the beach. Fancy finding out which island Hawaii Five-O was filmed on? Are you hoping to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of Volcanoes National Park? Grab your sun hat and read our Hawaii top 10 portfolio for a bit of Hawaiian holiday inspiration.
Top 10 things to do in Hawaii
Top 10 things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Illinois:
The Windy City of Chicago may be famous for its soaring skyscrapers, but there’s even more to see back down on the ground. Discover what all the fuss is about with our great top 10 Chicago guide – there’s zoos, parks, boutique shops, museums and so many pizzerias to discover in this splendid metropolitan.
Top 10 things to do in Chicago

Maine:
Mention Maine and you’ll probably think of lobsters, maritime heritage, fishing, and more lobsters - but they’re not the only catch of the day in this charming coastal State. There’s a fantastic lighthouse trail, quiet beaches, whale watching, and the most beautiful scenes of autumn foliage to discover here, too. Find out more with our top 10 guide.
Top 10 things to do in Maine

Massachusetts:
Known for its rich colonial history, Boston is certainly the city to visit if you’re travelling to Massachusetts. If you’re wondering why, our top 10 guide will be sure to blow your Red Sox off, with brilliant sports grounds, museums, parks and aquariums to explore.
Top 10 things to do in Boston

Nevada:
Deep in the rugged landscapes of Nevada sits the bright lights and unique sights of the Las Vegas strip, a whole new world full of exhilarating excursions, enthralling casinos, and entertainment round-the-clock. We’ve collated the coolest things to do during your visit to this buzzing resort town – cocktail in a giant chandelier, anyone?
Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas

New England:
New England is a picture-perfect landscape of vivid yellows, oranges and red in the autumn; but it’s not just pretty colours that make this region’s six separate States so appealing - there’s so much history and culture there, too. One State is even the home to your favourite ice cream company...
Top 10 things to do in New England

New York:
New York New York, we all want to be a part of it. There are the usual reasons why, but we’ve got a list of other exciting things to see and do here as well as the usual hot spots; including the swankiest bars, the best place to celebrate thanksgiving and most luxurious shops to splash the cash in. This city never sleeps, and you won’t want to either with so much to experience.
Top 10 historical hotels in New York
Top 10 rooftop bars in New York
Top 10 things to do in New York

Oregon:
Do you fancy being at one with nature and experiencing living life outdoors? Oregon is the perfect wilderness to explore with its sweeping plains, gigantic hillsides and topaz lakes. We’ve rounded up our favourite ways to discover Oregon’s superb sceneries, including where to cycle and trek, as well as the best place to grab an ice cold beer after a day of exploration. You’re welcome.
Top 10 things to do in Portland

Utah:
Defined by its bewitching landscapes and the lofty Wasatch Range Mountains, Utah is a truly fascinating State to explore. This astounding State is the background for many iconic movies such as Thelma and Louise and home to unique rock formations and riveting excursions – so of course we had to write up some awesome National Park guides for you to explore.
Top 10 things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park
Top 10 things to do in Zion National Park

Washington State:
Music enthusiasts will already be drawn in by Seattle’s thriving music scene, but a whole range of other folks will love it here too. Are you interested in art, wildlife or architecture? No matter what your passion is, you’ll find something to excite you in our Seattle top 10’s.
Top 10 things to do in Seattle

Wyoming:
Wildlife, hot springs, geysers, Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon – Wyoming is truly a State of beauty and wonder. Delve into our Wyoming guides and be lured by the area’s unforgettable monuments and landmarks, we have no doubt you’ll want to book a trip as soon as possible.
Top 10 things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Other articles:
We know you probably want to see more than one State on your holiday, so we’ve got some great top 10 travel guides that take you through all the wonders America holds. From the top 10 national parks, to the top 10 cities to shop in, we’ve got you covered.
Top 10 American twin-centre itineraries
Top 10 America trip ideas for you and your family
Top 10 city breaks in America
Top 10 escorted tours in America's east
Top 10 escorted tours in America's West
Top 10 family self-drive tours in America
Top 10 Great Gatsby travel experiences
Top 10 lakes in America
Top 10 most scenic roads in America
Top 10 national parks in America

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