Three Sights to See on a US Road Trip
The US is a country of rare and diverse beauty. Broad beaches on its pacific coast lead to its amazing national parks and the awe-inspiring bustle of its metropolitan areas. A road trip is one of the most romantic and cheapest ways to explore all the wonders the States have to offer. Here’s a rundown of three frequently overlooked stops you should definitely experience.
The French Quarter: New Orleans
A city famous for its jazz, whisky and vampires, New Orleans is a melting pot of European and American influences. Stop here for a stroll through brightly coloured streets with their attractive galleries or for a quick drink at a jazz bar and take in the centuries of myth and folklore this city has to offer. A quick ride on the streetcars will take you all over the city to explore everything from the Gothic monuments in its iconic cemeteries, each with their own ghost stories, to its historic plantations.
Its only really possible to take in the full splendour of this vast national park on a road trip. Beautiful hiking trails abound and its possible to see its magnificent waterfalls, ancient trees and gorgeous mountains by foot, bike or horseback. Don’t let the idea of the countryside put you off from staying here; it’s possible to lodge in hotels and cabins. Whilst it’s not famous for its monuments or geysers, the ancient landscape of Yosemite is unforgettable, sprawling and awe-inspiring.
A city like no other in the Nevada desert, the streets of hotels and casinos are a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds. It’s easy enough not to lose all your savings on a hand or bet if you set your limits in advance so go ahead and enjoy the complimentary drinks and glittering shows. The experience of being in a place so bizarre and exciting is something truly marvellous and not to be missed.