International landmarks in U.S.A. are great and deserve to be seen. The following places are so recognizable that they have earned their own exceptional category of fame. And if you’re coming to spend your vacation in U.S.A., these iconic landmarks should be in your list of the places to visit.
Granted, you’ve seen many symbolic reminders of American freedom. However, not many of them date as far back as the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of course, you can’t walk up and ring the bell, but once you’re at the Liberty Bell Center, which is housed at independent National Park in Philadelphia, you’ll be able to see the one-ton dinger on display. For you to understand its importance in the country’s history, I would advice that you come and see it for yourself because photos and books can’t convey its symbolism as well as the substantial presence. Anyone who visits this landmark takes his or her freedom for granted no more.
Completed in 1923 on Mt. Lee, Hollywood Sign was meant to be a momentary advertisement for a Hollywood Hills, a residential development company but in a short while, the sign became the symbol of Hollywood itself. When Peg Entwistle, an actress, committed suicide in 1932 by jumping of the “H”, the sign quickly became associated with Hollywood, California.
For you to appreciate fully the landmark in San Francisco, California, you need to view the Golden Gate Bridge from seascape points to the east as well as to the southeast, walk and drive it as many times as you can. Well, you’re wrong! The bridge wasn’t named because it’s golden in color. In fact, the name is related to the Golden Gate Strait, which is at the entrance of the San Francisco Bay.
A trip to New York is never complete before you pay a visit to Statue of Liberty, a standout American landmark that has no match. “Liberty Enlightening the World” – a gift from France, is known as the Statue of Liberty, or Lady Liberty and its one of the American landmarks that stands out. Even though you won’t be allowed into the torch and into the crown, it actually doesn’t matter and you’ll love the breathtaking view from outside where you can actually reflect on everything she represents.
Officially known as Cloud Gate, “the bean”, which is located at the center of Millennium Park, is the symbol of downtown Chicago. Designed by Anish Kapoor, a British artist, “the bean” is reflective and distorts the city. It’s actually a favorite photo spot for many locals and visitors – thanks to its special mirror properties.
Times Square has been called “the Crossroads of the World”. It’s a standout interception in Midtown Manhattan, which is the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Times Square stretches from West 42nd Street up to 47th Street and more than 300,000 pass through it every day, which makes it the world’s most visited tourist attraction. So, it’s a landmark that is not to be missed.