United States of America
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry ranks among the world’s largest science museums and is home to more than 35,000 articrafts and 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits. The museum exhibits captivatingly real and educational experiences that are realized through world-class exhibits like; Science Storms, YOU! The Experience; helps you to explore the ways of living a healthy vital life in 21st century and the U-505 Submarine; the only German U-boat in the United States. Moreover, museum’s center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE) constantly develops and facilitates science teacher education courses, youth development programs, Student Learning Labs, after-school science clubs and engaging guest experiences as well. The MSI (Museum of Science and Industry) also features a real-size replica coal mine, 3,500 square foot model railroad, the first diesel powered stainless steel passenger train (Pioneer, Zephyr) and the Apollo 8 spacecraft that carried first humans to Moon’s orbit.
Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States is also referred with various nick names as the ‘Windy City’ and ‘Second City’. The financial and political power house Chicago has been the home town of the world’s two most distinguished people- President Obama and Oprah. Chicago is known for its varied & exclusive architecture, booming performing arts scene & sports-mad locals. The city boasts of some of the U.S. best cuisine attractions and entertainment including; several of the best 100 restaurants, the tallest building in the U.S. and one of the world’s best orchestras. From adventure seekers to foodies, from shopaholics to sports-addicts; Chicago has something for everyone. Chicago comprises in itself wealth of iconic sights and neighbourhoods including its picturesque skyline, Water of huge Lake Michigan, world-class museums, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks, public art and finest downtown collection of architecture. Major tourist attractions in Chicago include; the historic Chicago Cultural Center, Grant Park, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Art Institute of Chicago, performing arts venues like; Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago Opera Theater, Ferris Wheel, McCormick Place, State Street, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and Chicago Water Tower.
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park situated in San Francisco, California is the one of the largest Urban Park with its 1,017 acres of land. Golden Gate Park attracts more than 13 million visitors each year. Park Engineer, William Hall and Gardner, John McLaren has sculptored a vibrant, horticulturally diverse and picturesque Oasis and public space. Here in the Golden Gate Park, you can explore expansive gardens, playground, lake, picnic groves, trails and monuments including an array of cultural venues, events and activities. Golden Park is similar in shape but 20 percent larger than Central Park in New York. Major tourist spots in Golden Gate Park include; Conservatory Of Flowers, Music Concourse, de Young Museum, California Academy of Science, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Sharon Art Studio, Stow Lake, Beach Chalet, Dutch Windmill, Anglers Lodge, Bison Paddock, GGP Golf Course, Chain Of Lakes and Arch of Colonial Trees.
Golden Gate Bridge
With its elevated towers, expansive cables and enigmatic span across the mouth of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge is definitely the most astounding bridge of the world. It is one of the iconic landmarks of San Francisco, stretching along the 2 miles of Marin County and elevating 42,000 feet above the bay. The Frommers travel guide has considered the Golden Gate Bridge as possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed bridge in the world.”Being an important American Landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge is used in varied media forms including book, films and video games. The bridge has been declared as one of the Wonders of Modern World by the American Society of Engineers. The bridge is popular with pedestrians and bicyclists, and was built with walkways on either side of the six vehicle traffic lanes. The color of the bridge is officially an orange vermillion called international orange.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park on the west slope of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains is not just a great valley but an altar to human foresight, the power of granite, dominion of glaciers, the preservence of wilderness and serenity of High Sierra. Sierra Nevada dominates the whole park and the park itself is a display of different environments found within the Sierra Nevada including; historic resources, Indian habitation evidences, domes, valleys, polished and tiled granite areas. The park spans in the eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. The Yosemite National Park covers the area of 747,956 acres (3,026.87 km2 Every year, over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite National Park to take in its spectacular granite cliffs, soaring waterfall, crystal clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. The park contains magnificent areas like; Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range, Kuna Crest, Pacific Crest Trail, Sentinel Dome, Mount Gibbs, Mount Conness and Mount Lyell.) and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO.