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The Denali National Park (Alaska)
The Denali National Park is a huge park with an eminent animal life, but the biggest attraction is Mount McKinley, rising to 6194 meters. The park has more than a million visitors a year primarily coming here because of the excellent opportunities for camping, trekking, mountain biking or whitewater rafting. There is room for all outdoor activities imaginable surrounded by grand nature.
The Kenai Peninsula (Alaska)
The Kenai Peninsula is one of the most popular places in Alaska. The area is a mix of mountains, fiords, ice fields and glaciers. There are many really good paths for trekking in the area, wonderful areas for canoeing and a vast number of camping sites. On the Kenai Peninsula you can experience a fascinating animal life and glaciers more than 80 kilometers long.
The city of Anchorage (Anchorage)
Half of the population in Alaska lives in Anchorage. The city is the opposite to the rest of the state, which primarily consists of wild and rough nature. The city of Anchorage is lively and hectic with lots of traffic and shopping malls. There are quite a few good sights in the city, for instance The Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, presenting the history, culture and artwork of Alaska. Furthermore there is the Heritage Library Museum, with a fine collection of old tools, old clothing and weapons.
The city of Appomattox. (Appomattox)
Appomattox in Virginia is the place where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to captain Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865, marking the end of the civil war in the United States. The surrender took place in the Appomattox courthouse, which is today a part of a national historical park including old restored buildings and lots of other historical artifacts.
Buckhead (Atlanta)
Buckhead is one of Atlanta's most fashionable quarters with expensive hotels and restaurants, and this is where you will find some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. Here you will find the Brookwood Railway Station from 1917, which is one of the last train palaces in the country. In this area you will also find the Cathedral of Christ the King from 1938, which is also an impressive aesthetic experience.
Downtown (Atlanta)
A large part of Atlanta has been rebuilt after the Civil War, and most of the city center now looks like a modern city, where you, for instance, can visit the headquarters of the famous TV-station CNN. There are still quite a few remains left, though, and Downtown you can find the State Capitol from 1889, one of the most extraordinary historical buildings of this city. It is possible to get a tour of the building, which holds several exhibitions, too.
Sweet Auburn (Atlanta)
For many years Sweet Auburn was a closed town inside the city of Atlanta. This was where the Africans lived, and they weren't allowed to go into the white Atlanta. This is no longer the case, but this part of town is still home to the life and culture of the African Americans, and there are many interesting things to visit. One of them is the African American Panoramic Experience, which has several exhibitions about the history of the area. This is also where you will find the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, built in the honour of Martin Luther King, born here in 1929. Det er muligt at komme på rundtur i Martin Luthers fødehjem.
Charlestown (Boston)
Charlestown is a living museum from the time when the building of ships was the big thing in Boston. In the area you can see several old ships, for instance quite a few war ships from Thomas Jefferson's days. Furthermore you can experience the shipyard itself and the country's first dry dock.
The City of Cambridge College (Boston)
Cambridge is a college town with more than 30.000 students. The area is home to the famous university Harvard, and the beautiful buildings are certainly worth a visit. In the area you will find several cafés, restaurants, bookstores and other shops, and you can spend a lot of time just wandering about enjoying the atmosphere.
The North End quarter (Boston)
In Boston's oldest quarter narrow winding streets and the smell of coffee will surround you pleasantly. This area is home to the most of the city's Italian population, and here you will find lots of little baker's shops, cafés and candy stores. A walk through the area will offer beautiful architectural buildings, which are among the oldest in the country. All in all this is a cozy and charming neighbourhood.
The city of Palm Springs (California)
Palm Springs is situated in a wonderful area with mountains, canyons and forests and is known as a great place to spend the holidays. In the summer it is perfect for families with kids because of the sun, the beaches and the wonderful water, and in the winter the city is a playground for the rich and famous, flocking to the area to go skiing.
The city of San Diego (California)
San Diego has a relaxing and sunny climate is clearly marked by a Latin American inheritance. The city has excellent beaches and two of the worlds most famous Zoos. Around San Diego you will find more wonderful beaches, forest-clad mountains and large desert areas.
The desert in California (California)
The desert in California has wide open spaces, excellent skiing opportunities and lots of traces from the pioneer days. The desert region can be visited all year, and you can enjoy the many nature reserves, go for a sail on the Colorado River or go hiking in the desert with a desert tortoise as your only company.
Magnificent Mile Avenue (Chicago)
Magnificent Mile is an avenue running from the Chicago river to Lincoln Park. The street is known as a shopping paradise, where you can acquire anything from the newest designer clothes to homemade necklaces. One of the most famous buildings on the "Mag Mile" is the Tribune Tower, home to the Pulitzer-price winning paper the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago Art Institute (Chicago)
For art lovers the Art Institute of Chicago is reason enough to visit the city. The institute is one of the world's most impressive galleries with excellent exhibition and works of art from the last 5000 years.
The Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago)
The Field Museum of Natural History is home to more than 20 million artifacts, including mummies, stuffed animals and dinosaurs. On the museum you can get several different guided tours, for instance one through Africa, where you walk through dusty villages and giant sand dunes. Another one takes you through an Egyptian burial chamber, containing 23 mummies.
The city of Denver (Denver)
Denver is the biggest city in the Rocky Mountains region and it is a major tourist attraction. Even though Denver is a big city it is still a charming and cozy place. Denver has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and a wonderful climate. In the summer you can go walking in the mountains, and the city is situated very close to one of the best skiing resorts in the entire region.
The city of Flagstaff (Flagstaff)
Flagstaff is situated in Arizona in the middle of a large and very dry area, and the city is the cultural height of the landscape. Flagstaff is a charming little town certainly worth a visit. Furthermore it is an excellent starting point for sightseeing trips in the area. Grand Canyon is only two hours away by car, and in the area there are good opportunities for visiting tribes of Native Americans and learning about their way of life. One of the most popular sights in the area is the Lowell Observatory from where the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930.
The city Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale)
The city Fort Lauderdale is known as a beach and party town. Especially in the spring, people used to go here to drink masses of beer and party for days. The inhabitants of the city have become a bit tired of this image and have renovated large parts of the city to make it more respectable. It has helped, but you can still kick up a row in Fort Lauderdale, and on top of that the city has some beautiful white sand beaches.
The island of Maui (Hawaii)
Maui is known as The Valley Island because of the two big extinct volcanoes Haleakala and Puu Kukui, which are separated by a large valley. The town is mostly known for its fabulous beaches and the excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. But the island also has wonderful nature certainly worth experiencing. On the east coast you will find areas with dense rainforests, fascinating animals and cattle farms.
The Oahu Island (Hawaii)
Oahu is one of the most popular and best known of the Hawaii islands. Here you will find Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbor. The island has fabulous nature with mountains, valleys, turquoise bays and not least white sand beaches stretching for many kilometers. On Oahu there are good opportunities for surfing, snorkeling and diving.
The city of Honolulu (Honolulu)
Honolulu has wonderful white sand beaches with swaying palm trees, but Honolulu is more than sea and sand; its a city with a lively and at times chaotic atmosphere. It has been under Western, Asian and Polynesian influence, and this means that the citys many visitors can experience an excitingly mixed culture. There is always something happening in Honolulu.
Las Vegas (Las Vegas)
Las Vegas is a gigantic light show in the middle of the desert. It is a 24-hour playground for adults. The city is world-famous for its many casinos and bars with non-stop activity. When you come to Las Vegas it is as if you enter a totally different world, and you quickly lose your sense of time in this city where nothing ever closes. Las Vegas is known all over the world and it is a must see if you are in the area.
Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles is known as the Mecca of the film industry, and this means that there are many famous people and places in the city. If you are interested in movies and fame you have to go to Hollywood. A trip down Hollywood Boulevard offers hand- and footprints of more than 150 famous people, and if you don't catch a glimpse of anyone famous on that walk, you can visit the Hollywood Wax Museum, where you can get close to the popular movie people.
Malibu Beach (Los Angeles)
Not all beaches in Los Angeles live up to expectations, but Malibu is certainly one of the most wonderful beaches in the city. Malibu Beach is one of the best places to go if you want to enjoy the sun and go swimming. Furthermore Malibu is situated in fantastic scenery with the mountains of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in the background.
Universal City (Los Angeles)
Universal Studios were built in 1915, and since 1964 it has been possible to get a guided tour of the area. Here it is possible to see all the places where several films and TV-shows are produced. Furthermore it is possible to go on a tour through scenes from several famous films or see a special effect show.
The Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans)
In the aquarium you can see giant tropical animals from the Amazon, for example different eels and sea turtles. It is possible to walk through a tunnel and stroll right past a reef from the Caribbean ocean. In the aquarium you can see animals and environments from the Mississippi River, too, and the place has exhibitions on just about all animals and landscapes in the States.
The French Quarter (New Orleans)
The French Quarter is the city center and the big tourist attraction. This is where most of the sights are such as museums and other exhibitions. Furthermore the quarter is worth a visit because of the many street musicians and artists performing in the area, which is characterized by Spanish architecture, in spite of its name.
The Voodoo Spiritual Temple (New Orleans)
In the Voodoo Temple in the French Quarter Miriam Chamani performs spiritual healing rituals, based on African American voodoo. The temple promotes neither black nor white magic, but focuses on real spiritual power for friendly people. The temple, where you can also just have a chat or buy books about occultism, is certainly worth a visit.
Central Park (New York)
Central Park was opened in 1873 and was meant to be a peaceful oasis in the middle of the chaotic and noisy life of the city. Today the park attracts many runners, people on skateboards, musicians and large numbers of tourists, and it is not really that calm and quiet. But it is a really nice area, where you can relax and be fascinated by all the different types of people coming there.
Empire State Building (New York)
Empire State Building is one of New Yorks tallest buildings, 102 storeys high and built in only 410 days. It is possible to take the lift to either the 86th floor or the top floor, which both have an observation deck. Empire State Building attracts many tourists, and on clear days you can almost see the entire city from the top.
Times Square (New York)
Times Square is a huge square in the middle of New York. The square has a vast number of flashing neon-signs and large television screens, and they create a lightshow of giant proportions. The square functions as a gathering place for big events. On New Year's Eve there are usually more than one million people on the square.
The city Omaha in Nebraska (Omaha)
The state of Nebraska stretches from the prairies of Missouri to the Rocky Mountains. The biggest city in the state is Omaha, which is also the major tourist attraction. Omaha is the city where Gerald Ford and Malcolm X, among others, were born. One of the unmissable sights is the Henry Doorly Zoo. This Zoo has the worlds largest indoor jungle with lots of fascinating animals.
Miami Beach (Orlando)
Miami Beach is primarily known because of its excellent 19 kilometers long beach with hot, clear water. Large amounts of tourists come here to enjoy the tropical climate. Around the beach there are good opportunities for roller-skating, biking or skateboarding. A trip along the Promenade with a view of the beach offers some of the most beautiful visual experiences in the area, and if you get up early, it is very likely that you will meet professional photographers taking pictures of the beautiful landscape.
SeaWorld Adventure Park (Orlando)
This huge park combines entertainment with the mysteries of the sea and protection of the vulnerable environment. In the park you can meet Shamu, a killer whale, performing in one of the many shows in the park. You can also go on a trip to the North Pole and Atlantis, where you can see the walruses, polar bears and whales living in these places. Furthermore there are many shows with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and penguins.
Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando)
Disney World is the biggest amusement park in the world. The Park has four different areas: The Magic Kingdom which has seven different themes, the Epcot Center, a science- and exhibition center, the Disney MGM Studios, a film and theme park, and the Animal Kingdom, an adventure and safari park with wild animals and exotic landscapes.
The city of Palm Springs (Palm Springs)
Palm Springs is situated in a wonderful area with mountains, canyons and forests and is known as a great place to spend the holidays. In the summer it is perfect for families with kids because of the sun, the beaches and the wonderful water, and in the winter the city is a playground for the rich and famous, flocking to the area to go skiing.
The city of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia lies in Pennsylvania and has just above 1,5 million inhabitants. The city has some of the best restaurants in the country, and the inhabitants are incredibly friendly and obliging. Furthermore Philadelphia is considered a cultural hot spot because of its excellent museums, art centers and unforgettable architecture.
The city of Phoenix (Phoenix)
Few places in the country can you find such contrast between the city and the countryside. Phoenix is called the Valley of the Sun because the sun shines here 300 days a year. Wilderness, high mountaintops, forests and endless deserts surround the city. The sight of it suddenly appearing in the middle of this grandiose nature is very unique.
The city of Portland (Portland)
Portland is one of the fastest growing cities in the States. It is a lively place with lots of activities. You can see old historical buildings or visit one of the many green parks. The city center often functions as a marketplace or as a cultural forum where people gather.
The Rocky Mountains (Rocky Mountains)
The majestic mountain chain the Rocky Mountains stretches through several states, and the peaks rise to the impressing height of 4267 meters. On the mountainsides you can be lucky to see goats, sheep, moose, lions and bears. The mountain chain attracts many travellers who want to go trekking, and in the winter the opportunities for indulging in winter sports in the area (such as skiing) are excellent.
The city of San Diego (San Diego)
San Diego has a relaxing and sunny climate is clearly marked by a Latin American inheritance. The city has excellent beaches and two of the worlds most famous Zoos. Around San Diego you will find more wonderful beaches, forest-clad mountains and large desert areas.
Chinatown (San Francisco)
Chinatown is the most colourful part of San Francisco. About 30.000 Chinese people live here crammed into their own little China with colourful stores and monuments. A good time to visit the area is during the Chinese New Year in January, where the entire district turns into one big parade.
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco)
Golden Gate Park covers more than 10 kilometers and consists of beatiful flower gardens, lakes and large green areas. Most people come to the park to relax, go for a sail on one of the lakes or exercise on the lawns. The park is also home to different museums and an aquarium, which gives you something to do even if the weather is unsuitable for outdoor activities.
The San Francisco Bay (San Francisco)
The San Francisco Bay is filled with bridges and surrounded by cities and hilly landscapes. San Francisco Bay is the largest inlet on the Californian coast, and there are many sailboats and ferries on it every day. From the mouth of the inlet you can see the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, which was built in 1937.
Pike Place Market (Seattle)
The Pike Place Market is more than 90 years old and one of Seattle's most popular markets. There are several arcades with stalls and many booths out in the open as well. On weekdays the atmosphere on the market is quite calm and quiet, while the weekend can be very lively and chaotic. The market offers lots of food, for instance fresh fish and crabs. About half of the stalls sell locally crafted artwork, mostly to tourists.
Seattle Center (Seattle)
The Seattle Center is what is left from the "Century 21 Exposition" in 1962, where 10 million people visited Seattle. Her you will find the Space needle, which is a 180 meters tall tower with a restaurant on top and a phenomenal view over the city. This area is also where you will find the city's biggest amusement park and the Seattle Opera House.
The U District (The University area) (Seattle)
When you speak of "the U District", you are usually referring to the university area of Seattle. It is a cozy and charming place to take a walk or sit on one of the many restaurants or cafés. The area also has several good museums, for instance the Burke Museum, which has an outstanding collection of dinosaur skeletons and Native American artifacts. This is where you find Washington Park Arboretum, too, which has 5500 different plants and large areas with forest and gardens.
The beaches (Tripoli)
Visit one of the local beaches and see how the Muslims play tough guys! Children play, the boys run around playing ball, the elder women sit wrapped up in big robes and smoke on their hookahs while the girls bathe wearing shorts and tee-shirts. Show respect and dont bathe wearing bikini or a provocative bathing suit.
Disneyland, the amusement park (United States)
Disneyland is one of the most famous attractions in the United States. Everyone travelling in the country with children must absolutely go to this place, known as "the happiest place on Earth". Disneyland is an outstanding example of perfect choreography and decoration: every single thing in the park is adorned with a Disney figure or is part of a theme. The park is divided into four different countries. Adventure Land has a jungle theme and here you can see Indiana Jones, amongst many other things. In Frontier Land the theme is the Wild West. Tomorrow Land is about the future, and in Fantasy Land you can meet all the famous Disney characters.
Grand Canyon (United States)
Grand Canyon is one of the most famous outdoor attractions in the States. This gigantic ravine is 443 kilometers long, 16 kilometers wide and 1,6 kilometers deep. The canyon is a totally impressive sight with a breathtaking view and beautiful multi-coloured rocks. Grand Canyon is between 250 million and 2 billion years old. Many visitors stare in fascination at the stunning view from the top of the canyon, but alternatively one could choose to go river rafting down the Colorado river, one of the most exciting ways to experience the canyon.
Independence Hall (United States)
Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of Pennsylvania and the headquarters of the colony. The second continental congress met here from 1775 to 1783, and it was here in The Assembly Room that delegates from 13 colonies met to endorse the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July 1776. This was also the place where the American flag was designed and where the constitution was adopted.
Lake Michigan (United States)
Lake Michigan is a large lake close to Chicago. It has incredibly clear water, and it is fascinating to go for a sail on the calm lake. The temperature by the lake affects the area very much. In the summer it is often 10 degrees colder than other places, while it can be about 10 degrees warmer in the winter. It is also said that the fresh breeze blowing around the lake makes you cheerful, kinder and happier.
Mount Rushmore (United States)
South Dakotas biggest tourist attraction is without doubt the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where the 18 meters tall faces of four American presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt og Abraham Lincoln) are carved into the mountainside. It took 14 years to finish this giant monument.
Mount Vernon. (United States)
Mount Vernon was George Washingtons home in Virginia for many years and is one of the best-visited historical attractions in the States. The house has been restored and gives a good insight in the life and habits of the 18th century. George Washington died in the house in 1799, and both he and his wife are buried on the south side of the building.
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (United States)
This big volcano stands as a memory of the destructive and violent eruption in 1980 and as a powerful evidence of the forces of nature. There is a visitors center by the volcano, where you can actually go all the way to the top and look down the impressive crater
Santa Fe (United States)
By Santa Fe the desert meets the southern part of the Rocky Mountains. The city has a contagious charm from old times, when you walk through the narrow streets and past the cozy houses with carved wooden wickets. Many different ethnic groups live here, which means that the city has developed a special culture all its own certainly worth experiencing. The city has many little cozy but lively markets, where you can buy different locally crafted things and experience the charming atmosphere
The Denali National Park (United States)
The Denali National Park is a huge park with an eminent animal life, but the biggest attraction is Mount McKinley, rising to 6194 meters. The park has more than a million visitors a year primarily coming here because of the excellent opportunities for camping, trekking, mountain biking or whitewater rafting. There is room for all outdoor activities imaginable surrounded by grand nature.
The mountain with the Crazy Horse Memorial (United States)
A massive statue of Crazy Horse rises out of a mountainside in the southwestern part of South Dakota. Crazy Horse was a famous Sioux chief leading his men in the fight against General George Custer in the Battle at Little Bighorn. The monument, which is still under construction, is being cut into a giant mountainside, and eventually it will be much bigger than the faces at Mount Rushmore nearby; but it will take many years before it is completed.
The Statue of Liberty (United States)
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most monumental symbols in the United States. The impressive statue was a gift from the French and symbolizes the political freedom in the USA. The statue was completed and unveiled in 1886; 21 years after the initial idea came up. 354 steps take you to the top of the statue, and from here you have a terrific view of the entire area. The Statue of Liberty is a "must see" if you get anywhere near New York City.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (United States)
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the most visited memorial in the States. It is placed in Washington DC and is designed by Maya Ying Lin, a 21-year old architect student from Yale University, who won a national competition. The memorial bears the inscription of 58.202 names of soldiers killed or reported missing in the Vietnam War.
Yellowstone National Park (United States)
Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the world and it is bigger than Puerto Rico. The landscapes of the park are utterly fabulous and it has an incredibly varied wildlife. In the park you will find more than 250 active geysers, lots of hot springs and a larger variation of mammals than anywhere else in the country. A trip through the park will also offer sightings of grizzly bears, black bears, buffaloes and wolves.
Yosemite National Park. (United States)
With 3 million visitors a year Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular sights in the States. In the park you can see a huge waterfall thundering down the mountainsides into a roaring river. Furthermore, there is more than 1300 kilometers of walking tracks in the park providing great opportunities for studying the impressive nature and all the colourful animals.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (The FBI Headquarters) (Washington D.C.)
The FBI Headquarters are named after J. Edgar Hoover, and it is one of the more popular attractions in Washington D.C. You can go on a tour through crime laboratories where you can see how a DNA-test is performed. The tour ends with a live machine-gun demonstration.
The Congress Library (Washington D.C.)
The Congress Library has about 100 million articles: for instance 26 million books and 36 million manuscripts, cards and photographies. It is the biggest library in the world. But not only is the collection of books impressive. The buildings are incredibly beautiful, and you can on occasion go and enjoy a concert or see a film here.
The White House (Washington D.C.)
Since 1800 all the presidents of the United States have lived in The White House on the most famous address in the country. The house has survived the British attempt to burn it down in 1814 as well as several presidents and especially presidents' wives who have tried to redecorate the entire building. The house is open daily for guided tours, where you can visit eight rooms in the impressive building.

Area and city attractions

• Alaska
• California
• Hawaii
• Rocky Mountains
• Anchorage
• Appomattox
• Atlanta
• Boston
• Chicago
• Denver
• Flagstaff
• Fort Lauderdale
• Honolulu
• Los Angeles
• New Orleans
• New York
• Omaha
• Orlando
• Palm Springs
• Phoenix
• Portland
• San Diego
• San Francisco
• Seattle
• Tripoli
• Washington D.C.

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