Thinking about heading on a road trip during your travel month? Check out these must-see road trip locations!
The au pair experience is an incredible one, and you’ll definitely make a lot of memories to treasure forever. But what if you could take it even further? While you’re in the States, why not make the most of it by exploring even more of what the country has to offer?There’s so much of the States to see, it’s hard to know where to start. Which is why we’ve rounded up our top ten sights to see, mixing the must-sees with some off the beaten track gems – something our friends over at TrekAmerica are all about.
What’s more – just for being an au pair, you can get a 20% discount on their tours!
Sitting pretty on the border between the US and Canada, these thundering falls are a true spectacle, equally amazing when viewed from either side. Jump aboard the Maid of the Mist cruise to get up close – and soaked!
Yosemite National Park
Stunning views, towering sequoia trees and picture-perfect waterfalls can be found in abundance in Yosemite, one of the USA’s best-loved national parks.
Take your rightful place amongst the beautiful people of Miami! This beach city is the perfect spot to rock up with a towel, park yourself on a sun lounger and people-watch all day long as you top up your holiday tan.
In north Texas, you’ll find a pretty unusual sight: ten Cadillac cars buried nose down in the ground, covered in spray paint and graffiti. Nope, not the result of terrible driving, this is a public art installation that you can even make your own mark on.
The Golden Gate Bridge
Make your Fitbit goals AND see the amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, with a one mile walk along the world’s most famous suspension bridge. Standing bright orange as it stretches across the water, make sure you stop in the middle for that must have selfie moment!
Some may accuse politicians of being ‘stony-faced’, but this monument takes it to a whole new level. You’ll find American presidential greats Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln immortalised in carved stone at Mount Rushmore.
Commemorating famous former president George Washington, The Washington Monument stretches above the USA’s capital city. Casting a sundial-like shadow across the National Mall, it’s an impressive sight to behold.
The Grand Canyon
A major bucket list sight, you’ll never forget the first time you gaze out over the Grand Canyon. Seriously, photos do not do this incredible natural wonder justice! For a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, take a helicopter ride across the canyon.
Empire State Building
Take a big ol’ bite of the Big Apple with this American cultural icon, a towering 443 metres tall above the city’s bustling pavements. Head to the top observation deck to get incredible views of New York City from 102 storeys high.
It’s not all about the big ticket sights – if you want the real road trip experience, en route stop-offs provide a slice of classic Americana. The birthplace of historic Route 66, Seligman is full of quirky décor and character, and it’s the perfect place to grab the best super-thick diner shake around.