With the Statue of Liberty as a national icon, the United States is widely known as the Land of Liberty. For the past few centuries, people from all over the world have come to the US, drawn by the nation’s prosperity and democracy, seeking a better way of life. As a result, this vast nation is also a land of diversity from its landscapes to its culture, cuisine, politics and religion.
Bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south, the United States is a large country comprised of 50 sates. As one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world, The United States boast an amazing amount of tourist destinations ranging from the skyscrapers of New York and Chicago, the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska to the sunny beaches of California, Florida and Hawaii.
Washington D.C. is the nation’s capital and home to the US President and Congress with many important government buildings and monuments. The country’s largest city is New York, home to many skyscrapers, museums and theaters. Other major cities include Boston with its historical significance and Las Vegas the entertainment capital. Miami is known for its buzzing nightlife and Latin culture while New Orleans is noted for Mardis Gras, and Los Angeles is famous for celebrities and the film industry.
Attractions in the US range from famous amusement parks such as Walt Disney World to natural wonders like the Grand Canyon. With its many national parks, the US is home to many outdoor adventures. Sports are important with major league teams of football, basketball, baseball and hockey.