Friday, 30 June 2017

Top Ten Landmarks in the USA

FOR those planning to visit an award-winning landmark this year, TripAdvisor has identified top-rated tours and experiences in the #USA all bookable on TripAdvisor.

Top 10 Landmarks in the U.S.:

1. Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, California

This 4,200-foot marvel of engineering opened 80 years ago and remains the signature landmark of San Francisco.   Top-rated tour: San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $55 per person

2. Lincoln Memorial - Washington, D.C.

The iconic marble statue of America's 16th president presides over the National Mall as an enduring monument to the nation's cherished values of freedom and equality.   Top-rated tour: Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $40 per person

3. Alcatraz Island - San Francisco, California

Impenetrable and escape-proof, Alcatraz operated as a prison for only 29 years, housing America's most notorious criminals in infamous conditions. Top-rated tour: Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip - book on TripAdvisor from $79 per person

4. Grand Central Terminal - New York City, New York

Grand Central's stunning Beaux-Arts design, a delight to tourists, is also a prime example of art serving function: more than 750,000 commuters pass through daily.  Top-rated tour: Grand Central Indoor Food Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $89 per person.

5. Statue of Liberty - New York City, New York

Lady Liberty's lighted torch serves as a symbol of welcome and inclusion to all those hoping to make a better life in a new world.

Top-rated tour: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $55 per person

6. USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii

The USS Arizona Memorial floats above the submerged battleship and honors the thousands of Americans who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. "The memorial offers a unique perspective, both emotionally and visually," a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

Top-rated tour: Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Sightseeing Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $50 per person

7. Empire State Building - New York City, New York

Spanning 102 floors and more than 1,450 feet, this Art Deco masterpiece is arguably America's most iconic skyscraper. A TripAdvisor reviewer advised, "There's no better place to see the city lights than from the observation deck at night."  Top-rated tour: Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets - book on TripAdvisor from $34 per person

8. Rockefeller Center - New York City, New York

Shop, stroll, skate or search the skyline at this sprawling, soaring complex of office buildings, stores, restaurants and public art. Top-rated tour: Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $41 per person

9. St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York City, New York

This magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral, famed for its classic spires and beautiful stained glass, is a National Historic landmark and still a local parish church.
Top-rated tour: NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour - book on TripAdvisor from $74 per person

10. Biltmore Estate - Asheville, North Carolina

Take a trip to the Gilded Age of the late 19th century at this lavish, expansive estate that contains a chateau, winery, farm, shops and restaurants. One TripAdvisor reviewer called it "a beautiful example of the excesses of wealth and a real work of art. In the spring, the gardens have the most beautiful flowers."

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