The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and China). It consists of 50 states plus Washington D.C. (a federal district) and four outlying territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa). Every year thousands of tourists come to this country in order to visit the most prominent places of history and culture, to study or work here. Some people go to the U.S. in order to live here, they obtain Green Card for permanent residence, then in some time it is possible for them to get the U.S. Citizenship and U.S. Passport.
There are a lot of great travel destinations, but today the most visited are 4 of them.
1. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a group of waterfalls on the border between the United States and Canada. The Falls are a favorite tourist attraction. The Niagara River drops here and although the Falls are not deep, they are very wide and the amount of water is enormous. So it is very noisy near the Falls. That’s why the Iroquois tribe, who used to live here, called the falls Niagara (meaning “thunder of waters”).
2. Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park in Keystone, South Dakota covers an area of 5 km². The rock formation was a sacred Indian site once and became a national memorial on March 3, 1925.
Most visitors come to this place to see the famous busts of the presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln (from left to right). The busts are about 18 meters high and were carved by 400 workers between 1927 and 1941.
3. Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural features on earth. It is listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders and became a United States national park in 1919. The park covers an area of nearly 5,000 km². Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon slices deep into the Colorado Plateau and forms one of the most scenic landscapes in the world. Up to 1963, when the Glen Canyon Dam was built, the Colorado river moved 143 million tons of stones each year. Because of the great length and depth of the canyon, the park includes many different physical and biological environments. The climate is varied too, ranging from desert to subarctic climate. This is the same climatic variation that can be found between northern Mexico and central Canada.
299 species of birds, 74 kinds of mammals, 8 species of amphibians, and 40 kinds of reptiles are found in the canyon.
Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles and for a long time it was nothing more but the name of a ranch. In the early 1900s, however, movie companies decided to move from New York and New Jersey to California where they had more space and better weather. Nestor Studios were the first to settle in the area. But more and more followed and now Hollywood is famous all over the world for its movie studios and stars.
On the Walk of Fame (along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street) more than 2,000 celebrities are honored with a star.
In order to go to the United States and visit such beautiful places, non-U.S. citizens should apply for B-2 tourist visa before traveling to U.S.
For more information, visit http://www.usimmigrationapplication.org/visas/b2-tourist-visa