United States sightseeing
The United States is a country so vast and beautiful, that one lifetime is not enough to see all its attractions. However, there are some places that should be obligatory on the list of places to visit for every traveller. LOT Polish Airlines gives you the opportunity to buy cheap flight tickets to United States. It offers direct flights to New York and Chicago, which are very interesting cities to visit and also they are good starting points for trips to other regions of the country.
United States National Parks
United States are usually associated with huge metropolis, where you can mostly see skyscrapers.
The country is known from its cities, however it has also many incredible natural sites that are worth a visit.
US National Parks are one of the greatest treasures of North America. Millions of tourists visit them every year to see these wonders of nature.
Beside the famous Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, there are also dozens of lesser-known ones.
Death valley is one of the hottest areas on the globe. You can see there sand dunes, colourful canyons, rocks and white, salted dried lake bottom. Bryce Canyon is located on the south-west of United States. It has a specific climate, where the temperature during the day can vary significantly, so that residual water breaks rocks, forming together with the erosion the typical rock formations (hoodoos), natural rock arches, bridges and windows.
Mesa Verde is an exception among national parks in the south-west, because it is not created by nature.
The park was inhabited by the Anasazi Indians, who were building their houses mainly in the cracks of the canyon. In Sequoia National Park you can see the trees so big, that people had to create the tunnels inside them. The fact that Jurassic Park was filmed here speaks for itself.
The city of Memphis is located on the Mississippi River. It is one of the largest centres in the US of cotton trade, but also (and most important) the holy land of blues and rock'n'roll. The biggest tourist attraction here is Elvis Presley's mansion- Graceland. The musician lived here for many years and he was also buried here. Every year, this place is visited by millions of tourists. Very interesting are also the music clubs of Beale Street. B. B. King and Johnny Cash started here in the 50s of the twentieth century their carriers. A few blocks away is the National Civil Rights Museum, which formerly housed the Lorraine Motel, where on 4 April 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated.
The city of Las Vegas grew in just 100 years on the desert. It was founded in 1905 and received city rights in 1911. It is probably the most famous entertainment and gambling centre in the world. It is also one of the most important tourist attractions in the United States. Las Vegas is sometimes called Sin City, and the name is justified. The city has fourteen of the fifteen largest hotels in the world, and the amazing, often shocking and extravagant casinos. Every year it attracts over 30 million tourists and players looking for fun.The city of Las Vegas grew in just 100 years on the desert.
United states Airports
United States of America is the 4th largest country in the world, located in North America. On the north it borders with Canada and on the south with Mexico. It has access to the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
It is inhabited by over 300 million people of different nationalities. It is divided into 50 states. LOT Polish Airlines offers direct flights to United States to its two important airports. Take advantage of cheap air tickets to Chicago and New York airports and give yourself an opportunity to discover this incredibly diverse country.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Built in 1948, International airport in New York is located in Queens, in the south-eastern part of the city. It has the largest number of international connections of all US international airports. In 2013, the airport handled nearly 54 million of passengers and made more than 406 thousand of flight operations. It has four runways and 8 terminals. It is possible to stay in a hotel at the airport, as well as in several other hotel facilities located nearby. In eight terminals, the largest airlines have their own arrival halls, customs clearance and passport controls. It is worth to check before the flights on which terminal our plane will land. Information for passengers works 24 hours a day.
Facilities at JFK airport
At the airport you can hang out in many bars, restaurants, pubs, as well as fast food chains. They can be found in the departure hall and areas before security control. Currency exchange points are available in all terminals except the terminal 6. In every terminal you can use ATMs. There are of course numerous shops, including duty-free ones. It is also possible to connect to the wireless Internet. The airport is connected to the city by the railway line Airtrain JFK, as well as by numerous buses.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport is located 27 kilometres northwest of Chicago city centre. It is the third largest airport in the world. Statistics show that in 2010 the port handled 67 026 191 passengers and performed 882 617 operations. There are 42 passengers airlines and 27 cargo line operates regularly from its terminals.
Chicago Airport has four terminals, one of which is dedicated exclusively to international traffic. Information points are located in terminals 1, 3, 5. At the airport you will find number of bars, restaurants and cafes.
In several places at the airport there are ATMs, banks and currency exchange points. You can also spend your money in many stores, including those duty-free ones. At the airport there is one hotel located.
The airport is connected with the whole region by numerous bus lines. You can choose both city buses and private carriers. Airport has also the train line North Central and Metro lines. The trains run on weekdays from Monday to Friday, 5 times a day. Between the airport and the centre of the city runs also the Blue Line CTA train. On weekdays the train runs every 7 minutes and on the other days every 10 minutes. Approximate driving time is 45 minutes. The station is located in the lowest level of the airport and the way to it is marked with signs.
United States main cities
The United States is one of the biggest countries in the world. After China and India it ranks third in terms of population. It borders with Canada and Mexico. In United States of America you can see not only beautiful national parks, high mountains, vast deserts and long rivers, but also one of the most amazing cities in the world. LOT Polish Airlines offers plane tickets to United States, to its two major cities: New York and Chicago. Take advantage of cheap flights to this country and see all the attractions of its vibrant metropolis.
New York City is often called city that never sleeps. The former capital of the United States is the largest metropolis of the country and one of the most famous and important centre of art and culture. City is very complex and diverse. You can find there approximately 1,700 parks and famous city’s symbols like Broadway, Central Park, Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Times Square. It is a good idea to start New York sightseeing in Central Park. You can rest there after a long flight and gather your strength before a walk through the city. Famous Times Square is the place hated by New Yorkers.
Perpetually crowded and noisy attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. Museums in New York are among the most interesting in the world. Admission to many of them require you to pay voluntary fees. Famous museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History are really worth seeing. The most recognizable skyscrapers in New York are the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, with terrace called "Top of the Rock" and the new observatory on the World Trade Center, One World Observatory.
The other city that has direct connection with Warsaw, offered by LOT, is Chicago. The main attractions of this city are located in Downtown, which is adjacent to the shores of Lake Michigan. It is worth to start Chicago sightseeing from Dearborn Street. The next stop you can make on the Magnificent Mile. This is the most prestigious district of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, which stretches from the Chicago River to Oak Street.
Chicago is famous for its modern architecture, which you can see in The Loop area. It is also interesting to visit eclectic station The McCormick Tribune Campus Center. The panorama of the city can be admired from the terraces in John Hancock and Sears Tower skyscrapers. The Art Institute of Chicago holds more than five thousand exhibits and works of art from all continents and cultures of the world.
The city of Angeles
Los Angeles is called the City of Angels, you can start its sightseeing from Bunker Hill, which can be reached by attractive train. Furthermore, you can see El Pueblo- the oldest building in the city, Chinatown, Griffith Park Observatory, which offers a nice view of Los Angeles, just as long as the city is not covered by the smog. However, the first thing, which comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles is usually Hollywood. It was founded in 1887 by Harvey Henderson Wilcox. The first movie studio dates back to 1911 and was called "Nestor Studio".
Then next ones were Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, MGM, Walt Disney. Currently, the majority of film production was transferred to other locations in Los Angeles, like Burbank. One of the coolest thing you can do in Los Angeles is a visit in one of the studios, for example Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Studios and Warner Bros. Studios.
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