I'm from UK, but absolutely love travelling to USA. It might be only one country but you have almost limitless options when it comes to destinations there. Hot or cold, beach or mountains, big cities or national parks: USA has it all.
One of the huge disadvantages of travelling in the US though is public transport. Here in Europe it is very easy (and common) to use busses and trains to get around the country. You can very easily travel around almost any European city without renting a car. However I've found it is almost impossible to do any travelling around the US without a car. You can fly to a destination and stay there - but once there it is hard to leave that city by train or bus.
But that just means that if you want to discover more of America then it is a perfect chance to rent a car and go on a long road trip.
Here are some of my favourite destinations to visit in the US.
NYC (New York)
No list of top destinations in America would be complete without mentioning the Big Apple
Las Vegas (Nevada)
Vegas is a personal favourite of mine. It is a bit seedy, there isn't really much nearby (just a desert!), and as a guy I just get hassled by people throwing leaflets at me.
But it's Vegas, baby!
Los Angeles (California)
LA is so huge that I considered splitting it up and putting a few districts on this list. But if you're going down the California coastline you should definitely take time to check out LA.
San Francisco (California)
Go to the heart of the US tech center - San Francisco. It, to me, feels like a mini version of NYC (but on the completely different side of the country.
San Diego (California)
Right down in the south (just 25km north of Mexico) of California you can find San Diego. It has lovely beaches, and quite a lively atmosphere.
I think back at home in UK this city is mostly famous for the sitcom 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'. Unfortunately the weather isn't always sunny, but it is a nice place to visit anyway.
If you've grown up watching films (like everyone has) you will recognise a lot of sights in Washington.
The heart of Texas! Expect strong accent, lots of cowboys, and lots of meaty steam and ribs