Best Places In America: Are you more like big cities or huge natural spaces? In America, the question does not arise, there is something for everyone! New York or the Grand Canyon, San Francisco or Easter Island, Rio de Janeiro, or Machu Picchu, all these places promise you a guaranteed change of scenery.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Here are the best places in America to Visit In 2020
- 1.1 Machu Picchu and the Inca country – Peru
- 1.2 Rio de Janeiro – Brésil
- 1.3 Buenos Aires – Argentina
- 1.4 Patagonia – Argentina / Chile
- 1.5 Easter Island – Chile
- 1.6 Salar d’Uyuni and Altiplano – Bolivia
- 1.7 Chichén Itzá and the Mayan Country – Mexico
- 1.8 Havana and Cuba – Cuba
- 1.9 The Grand Canyon and the Western National Parks – United States
- 1.10 New York – United States
- 1.11 San Francisco and California – United States
- 1.12 The Rockies – United States / Canada
Here are the best places in America to Visit In 2020
Machu Picchu and the Inca country – Peru
A fabulous journey in the footsteps of a mythical civilization. The lost city of Machu Picchu is the most spectacular pre-Columbian monument of Latin America. An icon perched at 2 430 m of altitude, which makes dream the backpackers.
Machu Picchu preserved all its mystery: is it an ancient fortress? A city? A sanctuary or… all that at the same time? Machu Picchu, which was rediscovered in 1911, is registered with the World Heritage of UNESCO.
As for the Inca empire, it would have been born in the nearby region of Cuzco (the “navel of the world” in Quechua). It still remains many vestiges of this civilization, in the city of Cuzco, but also on sites as mythical as the sacred valley of the Incas. Welcome to the country of the sons of the Sun!
Rio de Janeiro – Brésil
The cidade maravilhosa (“wonderful city”) has not stolen its name. Rio de Janeiro is a magnificent city: no urban site in the world has such a succession of bays and beaches at the foot of a relief as rugged as it is steep.
Copacabana, Ipanema, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Carnival… So many assets that make this metropolis a unique place in the world. Rio is also – and above all – its inhabitants, the Cariocas: warm, expansive, seductive. Take a trip to Lapa to party or watch a soccer game in Maracanã and you will understand.
Rio de Janeiro is a concentrate of energy and sensuality under the tropical sun. To visit absolutely, before setting off across Brazil with its inexhaustible riches (Bahia, Amazonia, Nordeste…).
Buenos Aires – Argentina
City at the end of the world, Buenos Aires bewitches the traveler. The capital of Argentina, populated by settlers mainly from Spain and Italy, is the most European metropolis in South America.
This heritage can be found everywhere: the mansions of the Recoleta are reminiscent of Paris, La Boca has the unfamiliar look of Naples and the wide avenues in the center are reminiscent of the Gran Via in Madrid.
The city has a cultural vitality and a particularly intense nightlife. As for the tango, it is danced without moderation in the numerous milongas of the old quarter of San Telmo. A fabulous city!
Patagonia – Argentina / Chile
The perfect embodiment of the expression “wide open spaces”. Endless roads under tormented skies, arid plains beaten by the winds, herds of sheep and guanacos, whales, penguins and sea lions… this is what Patagonia evokes.
But this 3,000 km long region, which covers a third of Argentina and almost as much of Chile, is full of other splendors: gigantic glaciers like the Perito Moreno, the mythical peaks of the Andes like the Fitz Roy, natural parks of unspoiled beauty like the Torres del Paine and the most extreme land in the world, which has been nicknamed “Tierra del Fuego”…
A wild and untamed land, where one can still take oneself for an explorer, an adventurer. Patagonia, a true myth of a traveler, to be lived at least once in a lifetime.
Easter Island – Chile
A mysterious island, whose images have traveled around the world. Easter Island, whose official name is Rapa Nui, is famous for its legendary monoliths, the secrets of which science has yet to unravel.
But it is also the farthest from any inhabited land! Going there is a bit of a feat. At 3,700 km from the Chilean coast, Easter Island is nothing like a paradise island, yet it arouses emotion at every moment.
Few places in the world make you feel, in such a small area, the strength and richness of a great civilization. A singular place, in the strongest sense of the word.
Salar d’Uyuni and Altiplano – Bolivia
An extreme land, but also a wonderland. In the southwest of Bolivia, at an altitude of 4,000 m, the Salar de Uyuni and the Altiplano offer a festival of natural and geological curiosities. One has the impression of traveling in a work of art, born from the imagination of who knows what demiurge.
Totally isolated, subjected to harsh climatic conditions, the Altiplano is well deserved, but the traveler is rewarded with extraordinary experiences: white salt desert, red or green lakes, bizarrely shaped rocks, tracks crossing the immensity under the gaze of volcanoes, herds of llamas and placid pink flamingos… An unforgettable journey, quite simply.
Chichén Itzá and the Mayan Country – Mexico
Mexico is not stingy with natural and historical riches. Yucatán, a region of the Mayan country, offers an exceptional concentration of them. Which makes it one of the most touristic destinations of the country.
After relaxing on the turquoise water and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, discover the magnificent archaeological sites of Tulum or Chichén Itzá.
Chichén Itzá is an ancient Mayan city located between Merida and Cancún. Founded in 450 by the Itzá people, it passed into the hands of the flourishing Mayan civilization and then into the hands of Toltec tribes. A major pre-Columbian site.
Havana and Cuba – Cuba
A mythical destination for many travelers, where “Papa” Hemingway tirelessly dragged his gaiters and drew his inspiration.
Havana, half-breed of the New World, is a feast of colonial architecture, with its venerable Art Deco colonial mansions and the anthology bars of the Floridita and Bodeguita del Medio. The old town, with the beach within a bus ride, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Here, time seems to have stopped, at least during the day. For the nights can be white in Havana, between a peña de rumba, a bolero, a jazz session or a milonga. It is in contact with Cuban men and women that one must discover Havana…
The Grand Canyon and the Western National Parks – United States
Travelling in the American West is like being in a movie in a cinemascope. The landscape evokes mythical westerns, cowboys and Indians, saloons and gold diggers. A region whose gigantism is at the (de)measure of the American dream.
In the Western National Parks, from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite Park, from Bryce Canyon to Zion, everything is bigger than life: oversized landscapes, arid deserts, forests as old as the world, giant cacti and redwoods.
The Grand Canyon, one of the most amazing geological phenomena on the planet, will surprise you with its vastness and beauty. It can reach a depth of 1,829 m and a maximum width of 29 km. The Colorado River crosses it over a length of 445 km. These figures make you dizzy, but much less than the majesty of the place.
New York – United States
New York or THE city. Served in barely 7 hours by numerous flights, New York is a unique experience, a dream machine, a myth, an addiction. Its reality is beyond imagination.
From Manhattan to the Bronx, via Brooklyn and the Queen’s, New York is the city of all cultures, all ethnicities, all cuisines… The world-city, that we have never finished discovering!
If there was only one image to remember, it would be its mythical skyline, from which emerges the silhouette of the One World Trade Center, now the tallest skyscraper in North America. New York is more attractive than ever. An experience that is a must.
San Francisco and California – United States
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, nestled in a beautiful bay. Diversity, tolerance and openness are San Francisco’s watchwords.
A mosaic of populations, this sea-facing city is the world capital of counter-culture and innovation: from beatniks to gay activists to hippies, and now the alternative kings of Silicon Valley.
San Francisco, a multicultural metropolis, will also enchant you with its hills, its famous sloping streets and its human mosaic. Each neighborhood has its own identity, arty, hippie, literary, ethnic, gastronomic paradise, gay or bobo…
A city to be discovered without moderation, before setting out on the roads of California. Go West!
The Rockies – United States / Canada
A dream destination for mountain lovers and hikers who want to be on familiar terms with the summits.
The Rocky Mountains, the backbone of the North American continent, extend over 4,800 km from New Mexico in the south to northern British Columbia. They culminate at an altitude of 4,401 m in Colorado.
On the Canadian side, one must travel through Alberta from Banff to Jasper: mountains, lakes, forests, caribou and nearly 100 glaciers. Don’t hesitate to wander in the surrounding area, especially towards the Moraine and Maligne lakes, or Mount Robson.
On the American side, Colorado, Montana, and Utah, with their splendid mountain landscapes that evoke westerns, are the best places to visit. Magic!