When you are sorting out your checklist of places you need to go during your gap year, you need to consider visiting the USA. There are so many amazing destinations there that are worth a visit. Here are some of the top destinations in the US that need to be on your checklist.

New York

The city that never sleeps is definitely a destination that must be on your checklist. If you fancy seeing landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, then you will be in the right place. There are so many shops to go in on the iconic Times Square, and everyone wants to have a wander around the infamous Central Park. Queens and Brooklyn are great places to stay if you want to find cheap restaurants and shops. Here’re some tips on our previous blog about doing New York on the cheap in a couple of days. New York is also a great place to stay if you fancy visiting other areas such as Washington DC and Boston as they are only a couple of hours away by train. In fact, Washington DC is often named the top destination to visit in the US.

Las Vegas

Another top US destination that needs to be on your gap year checklist is Las Vegas. It’s a fantastic place to have a look around and to have a gamble if you fancy it! There are some great shops to have a look in, and adrenaline junkies will love the rides which are inside many of the hotels. You could even stay in one of the casinos if you fancy a cheaper room. A lot of people also visit the Grand Canyon while they are in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Rollercoaster

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Los Angeles

Another top US destination that must be on your gap year checklist is Los Angeles. LA is home to the famous Hollywood sign and has all the top film and TV studios based here. You will find the Walk of Fame here, and there are a ton of tours around the top stars homes. There are a vibrant nightlife and plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy. You can easily get to other areas such as Las Vegas from LA. Make sure that when you travel to the US, you have a visa so that you can stay up to 90 days. You can apply for a US ESTA online for a cheap cost.

Hollywood Sign

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San Francisco

You should also be adding San Francisco to your gap year checklist. The city has so much to see and do with the famous Golden Gate Bridge being situated here. You can also have a trip to Alcatraz Prison, which is something you definitely won’t forget. The city has some great food for you to try, and you should go on a cable car for views over the city. If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay, you should take a look at staying in a B&B in the Marina District.

These are just a few of the top US destinations that you should visit while on your travels. There are so many other gems that are less well-known that you should visit.