From adventure and wildlife offerings to museums and aquariums, there is plenty to explore in the USA this summer. With a good weather and a host of outdoor options, various artistic and cultural attractions in the country await you.
When it comes to travel, America has always knocked tourists with its wide range of possibilities. Bluegrass, snowy mountaintops, redwood lands and big open skies, the great American experience is however not just limited to these. Here are five unusual must visit destinations in America, which you will find nowhere else in the world.
NASA’s Space Center in Houston, Texas
For every tourist visiting Houston, there is something special – NASA’s Space Center, the official visitor center of the most famous aerospace institution in the world and still responsible for large missions. No matter how old you are, you will be fascinated by all there is to see here: replicas of spaceships, training center for astronauts, the chance to touch billions of years old moon rock and so much more. If you ever plan to visit the place, be sure to take the ‘Level 9 Tour’, which is an ultimate experience that provides the visitors with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to see the real world of NASA. On this 4-5 hour tour, tourists also get a change to witness the astronauts’ training facility and the ISS Mission Control.
World of Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia
Experience the attraction and mystery of the famous formula at the World of Coca-Cola Museum and taste all the flavors of Coca-Cola soft drinks from all over the world! A tour of the most iconic brand is a must-see for all ages. The 20-acre complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit, which was founded in 1990.
The Georgia Aquarium, which opened in 2005, is undeniably spectacular. This is the largest aquarium in the world, with interactive areas that are perfect for anyone fascinated by these diverse displays of sea life including whale sharks, beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, manta rays and thousands of fishes, among many others, which reside in 10 million gallons of marine water.
Hershey – the Chocolate Capital of the USA
For all those who love chocolates, it’s worth taking a trip to Hershey – the Chocolate Capital of the USA. Here you can sample the famous confectionery as well as enjoy rides at Hershey Park. Families can enjoy go-karting, bumper boats and mini-golf at this fun entertainment centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For adventure and wildlife lovers
For adventure trails, head straight to the only place in America where you can see lion prides and groups of other carnivores living in natural habitats – The Wild Animal Sanctuary, where more than 300 large carnivores roam free. It is a must visit for nature lovers!
Zoo Atlanta is another great attraction for those who love getting close to nature. Situated in Grant Park, it features more than 1,500 animals and offers close encounters with giant pandas, giraffes and African elephants. While at the zoo, you can enjoy interactive wildlife shows and rides.
While in the Mile High City, Colorado, Denver Skate Park in LoDo is a renowned skate park in the country, filled with bowls for all levels of skating skill. The place also hosts a two-wheel paradise with 85 miles of bike trails and 300 days of sunshine. Explore the city using Denver B-cycle, the city’s pioneering bike sharing program.
However, the best view of Denver is from up above! You have never really seen the Rocky Mountains until you’ve seen them from a hot air balloon. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic mountains as you float high above the Front Range.