The United States is not the America of television and the movies. It is large, complex, and diverse, with several distinct regional identities. Due to the vast distances involved, travelling between regions often means crossing through many different landscapes, climates, and even time zones. Such travel like the popular ‘Coast to Coast’ journey can be time-consuming and expensive, but often very rewarding.
With its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a "melting pot" of cultures from around the world and plays a dominant role in the world's cultural landscape. It's famous for its wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago, the cultural icons of NASA, Washington DC and Dayton Airforce Museum to the natural wonders of Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Colorado Plateau, Grand Canyon, The White Sands Monument and the Petrified National Forest, to the warm, sunny beaches of Hawaii and California. - adapted from Wikitravel.
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