United States of America is one of the best tourist destinations in the world because it has something for everyone. With its 51 states it’s quite hard to choose on where to go first because there’s just so much to choose from. Dotted all over the American territory are iconic monuments that are world-famous and are worthy of a visit. It’s hard to choose just 5 but here’s our take for the 5 most iconic monuments of USA.
STATUE OF LIBERTY, NEW YORK
Topping the list is no other than Lady Liberty holding up her right hand carrying the world’s most famous torch. It was a gift of France to the US but has long been a symbol of freedom and hope for a better life. This 93 meter statue serves as a beacon for the immigrants from the east, because this is the first one they see before reaching port.
WASHINGTON MONUMENT, WASHINGTON D.C.
The proud 555-feet tall obelisk monument is the most prominent structure in Washington D.C. and was constructed in honor of the United States’ first president, George Washington. Considered and mandated by law to be the tallest edifice in the capital city, you can visit the top of the Washington Monument to see a bird’s eye-view of up to 30 miles.
MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are forever a part of the Black Hills of South Dakota because their monumental faces are carved from the white rocks of Mount Rushmore. The looming mugs of the 4 presidents are a much celebrated icon of the US and is drawing millions of tourists annually.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, CALIFORNIA
It may not be a monument but it is no doubt one of the most iconic structures in the US; it’s now as popular as the Statue of Liberty, thanks to the popular basketball team that carries the logo of the Golden Gate Bridge. This red orange suspension bridge was completed in 1937 and is a symbol of American innovation.
9/11 MEMORIAL, NEW YORK
Who could ever forget September 11? Not a single soul in the US or in the world that time didn’t get their hearts broken because of that major tragedy. It is the worst date in America’s recent history where 3000 civilians lost their lives. Today two deep pools were carved and parapets surround it with names of all the victims of the 9/11 tragedy as a bittersweet tribute.