Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide, three-mile-long (4.8 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The main walkway is on the eastern side, and is open for use by both pedestrians and bicycles in the morning to mid-afternoon during weekdays (5 am to 3:30 pm), and to pedestrians only for the remaining daylight hours (until 6 pm, or 9 pm during DST).The eastern walkway is reserved for pedestrians on weekends (5 am to 6 pm, or 9 pm during DST), and is open exclusively to bicyclists in the evening and overnight, when it is closed to pedestrians. The western walkway is open only for bicyclists and only during the hours when they are not allowed on the eastern walkway.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States.The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. No charge is made for entrance to the national monument, but there is a cost for the ferry service that all visitors must use, as private boats may not dock at the island. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance. A total of 240 people per day are permitted to ascend: ten per group, three groups per hour. Climbers may bring only medication and cameras—lockers are provided for other items—and must undergo a second security screening.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is located in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone ranks among the most popular national parks in the United States. July is the busiest month for Yellowstone National Park. There is no public transportation available inside the park, but several tour companies can be contacted for guided motorized transport. The closest air transport is available by way of Bozeman, Montana; Billings, Montana; Jackson; Cody, Wyoming, or Idaho Falls, Idaho. Campfire programs, guided walks and other interpretive presentations are available at numerous locations in the summer, and on a limited basis during other seasons. Camping is available at a dozen campgrounds with more than 2,000 campsites.Hunting is not permitted, though it is allowed in the surrounding national forests during open season. Fishing is a popular activity, and a Yellowstone Park fishing license is required to fish in park waters. Boating is prohibited on rivers and creeks except for a 5 miles stretch of the Lewis River between Lewis and Shoshone Lake, and it is open to non-motorized use only.
Time Square is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. Times Square is sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, The Center of the Universe, the heart of The Great White Way, and the "heart of the world". It is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. Times Square is the world's second most visited tourist attraction, behind the Las Vegas Strip. The high level of pedestrian traffic has resulted in $4.8 billion in annual retail, entertainment and hotel sales, with 22 cents out of every dollar spent by visitors in New York City being spent within Times Square.
Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. Now it is part of Boston National Historical Park and a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty".
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
Magic Kingdom Park, commonly known as Magic Kingdom, is the first-built of the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. Magic Kingdom lies more than a mile away from its parking lot, on the opposite side of the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon. Upon arrival, guests are taken by the parking lot trams to the Transportation and Ticket Center, which sells tickets to the parks and provides transportation connections throughout the resort complex. It also has a small gift shop and the central lost-and-found facility for all four theme parks. To reach the park, guests either use the Walt Disney World Monorail System, the Staten Island-style ferryboats, or buses, depending on the location of their hotel. The three hotels closest to Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Guests staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground can also ride a dedicated ferry boat to the Magic Kingdom docks. The other hotels take buses to travel to the park.
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. The White House Visitors Office is responsible for public tours of the White House, for maintaining a facility where the public can obtain information about the White House, and for other White House events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Holiday Open Houses, Spring and Fall Garden tours, State Arrival Ceremonies and other special events. Reservations may be made a maximum of six months ahead of time, and the White House encourages tours be submitted as close to six months in advance as possible as tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The approval and reservation system was modernized under the Obama administration. The tours take place between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Those who apply to be visitors must provide their personal information to congressional offices, who request this information via email, and in turn, send the information via email to the White House. The email format that is used in this process is susceptible to interception.
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world's premier natural attractions, attracting about five million visitors per year. The South Rim is open all year round weather permitting. The North Rim is generally open mid-May to mid-October. Aside from casual sightseeing from the South Rim (averaging 7,000 feet above sea level), rafting, hiking, running, and helicopter tours are popular. Camping on the North and South Rims is generally restricted to established campgrounds and reservations are highly recommended, especially at the busier South Rim. There is at large camping available along many parts of the North Rim managed by Kaibab National Forest. North Rim campsites are only open seasonally due to road closures from weather and winter snowpack. All overnight camping below the rim requires a backcountry permit from the Backcountry Office.
Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas strip, is well known for its lounges, showrooms, theaters and nightclubs. Some of the most popular free attractions visible from the Strip include the water fountains at Bellagio, the volcano at The Mirage, and the Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain at Caesars Palace.
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States as well as one of the most filmed locations in the world. visitor attractions include: Arsenal, Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Blockhouse, Marionette Theatre, etc. Rowboats and kayaks are rented on an hourly basis at the Loeb Boathouse, which also houses a restaurant overlooking the Lake. Park Drive, just over 9.7 km long, is heavily used by runners, joggers, pedestrian, bicyclists, and inline skaters. Central Park has two ice skating rinks, Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink; during summer, the former is the site of Victorian Gardens seasonal amusement park, and the latter converts to an outdoor swimming pool. Central Park is home to two indoor restaurants.The famed New York City restaurant Tavern on the Green is located on the park's grounds at Central Park West and West 67th Street. The Loeb Boathouse restaurant is the other indoor restaurant in Central Park located at the Loeb Boathouse on The Lake.