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States of the USA - 50 individual states

"This year we're going to the USA." Anyone who reports about their vacation plans in this way is guaranteed to wait for interested inquiries. Where, please, is the journey going exactly? After all, the North American continent, with the exception of Canada, has 50 states to offer.

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The east coast - this is where it all started | The south - music, warmth and excellent food | The land of the cowboys | The dream of the wild west

Central Atlantic States | Midwest | Mountain States | New England | Southern States | Southwest | West Coast

The diversity couldn't be more colorful and unusual than it actually is. From the romance of the South Seas in Hawaii to inhospitable snowy landscapes in Alaska, the USA leaves nothing to be desired. Things are also interesting between these two extremes. Deserted deserts in Arizona shape the image of the USA as well as the mega-metropolis New York City; Skiing in Colorado (checklist for a ski vacation) is just as much fun vacation as living at the beach in Florida (checklist for beach vacation). Even if it sounds a bit clichéd: The fascination of America leaves no travel wish unfulfilled and is good for many real surprises.

The individual states are assigned to the corresponding areas on USATipps.de: Central Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain States, New England, Southern States, Southwest and West Coast.

The east coast - it all started here

The conquest of the North American continent by the Europeans began on the east coast of today's USA. Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York State and Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland are therefore the oldest areas European settlers have set foot in. You can tell that in the states on the east coast to this day. Nowhere else in the USA has the European attitude to life been preserved as it is here. The architecture, the education system, the entire “lifestyle” is still influenced by the “old world”, albeit with a decreasing tendency. In Pennsylvania there is still a large group with the Amish People who hold on to the values ​​of the past up to and including refusal to use technology. An interesting metropolis in the northeast is Boston, which presents itself and its sights very nicely on a walk along the "Freedom Trail". The scenic highlights of the east coast include the beautifully colored forests in Indian summer, and above all the Niagara Falls in the state of New York on the border with Canada. The outstanding cities of this greater region are of course New York City and Washington D.C., the capital of the USA with the seat of the President.

Also in the north, albeit no longer directly in the east, with Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, states bordering the Great Lakes await visitors. Chicago is the defining metropolis here.

The south - music, warmth and excellent food

Where on the east coast cool hustle and bustle is the key, the south offers pure joie de vivre and warmth. What the southern states have in common is that they have all allowed slavery in the past. Today, the joy about their abolition still seems to subliminally determine everyday life. Music, very good cuisine and a cordial approach to one another, but also to guests, characterize the atmosphere in states such as Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and North and South Carolina. Savannah in the state of Georgia is considered the most hospitable city in the entire United States. What cannot be missed in the south? New Orleans, for example, is a “must”, preferably at Mardi Gras. So the “Mardi Gras”. Then the entire city is upside down and you can experience a spectacle of music, costumes, dance and enthusiasm that will leave indelible impressions. Of course, fans of Elvis Presley can't avoid a trip to Memphis, Tennessee. There is "Graceland"; the house in which the King of Rock’n Roll lived for a long time and finally died. Nashville, home of legendary country music, is also a mecca for music lovers.

The south is of course unthinkable without a federal state. We are of course talking about Florida, which, with its casual way of life and dream beaches, is a longing destination for many northern and central Europeans. But not only that. Children from all over the world have also chosen this US state to be their absolute darling. This is not least due to Orlando, where around 50 theme and amusement parks try to win the favor and the money of the visitors. The parks of the Walt Disney Corporation are clearly among the stars of these facilities.

The land of the cowboys

Who embodies the USA for many Europeans more than the legendary cowboys who fought for their country with the also legendary Indians and finally brought them to their knees? They paved the way for the pioneers and settlers who eventually usurped the entire continent on their long treks. No state stands for this past more than Texas, but Wild West romance lives on in Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Arizona as well. Speaking of Arizona. With the Grand Canyon, this state is home to one of the largest tourist attractions in the USA. Another highlight, the Yellowstone National Park, is "shared" by the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

The dream of the wild west

Finally, even deeper in the West, even the USA will reach its limits at some point. North America comes to an end where the Pacific expands. Almost at least if you disregard the state of Hawaii and properties like American Samoa. Of course, there is still a lot to see on the way to the Pacific coast. Las Vegas, for example, the casino and show paradise in the desert of the state of Nevada. From there you can go on to the famous neighbor, who also makes the hearts of many Europeans beat faster again and again. California stands for a casual, relaxed attitude to life, for enjoyment and of course for the world of beautiful appearances. Located in Los Angeles and Hollywood, it is home to one of the core industries for which the United States is known.

But San Francisco is also a city with superlatives. It is not only worthwhile to make a stop there because of the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is the US capital of gourmets, and you are not averse to a good wine there either. Who is surprised? Both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley are not far away.