Things to see in the United States
By: Marla Milano, Work and Travel Intern
You’re on your way to the U.S. for the first time. You’ve heard about all the places to see and things to do, but you’re probably thinking, “Where do I even begin?” Let us help you! Experience a variety of activities and sights from the East Coast, West Coast, and everywhere in between!
Golden Gate Bridge
In 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to the public and is now considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This 1.7 mile-long bridge connects San Francisco, California to the Marin headlands and stands out in the Bay Area with its vibrant orange color. It is by far one of the most photographed landmarks in the United States!
Known as the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland is located in Anaheim, California and opened on July 17, 1955. There are a variety of kid-friendly parks, places to stay, and things to do (adults can have fun here too)! Disneyland is a great destination for both family and friends.
Statue of Liberty
A larger than life copper statue of the Roman Goddess, Libertas, can be found on Liberty Island in New York City, New York. France gifted the United States with the Statue of Liberty, which commemorates the Declaration of Independence signing on July 4, 1776. This historical staple of the U.S. is definitely worth touring!
Yellowstone National Park
This scenic national park is located in Wyoming and extends to Montana and Idaho. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Yellowstone National Park into law on March 1, 1872. If you’re looking for beautiful scenery, this place has it all! We recommend you experience Old Faithful Geyser at least once in your life!
Grand Teton National Park
If you are looking for some beautiful and peaceful scenery, Grand Teton National Park is the place for you. Named after the tallest mountain in its range, the Tetons span across approximately 310,000 acres and are surrounded by breathtaking national forests.
Known as the official home of the U.S. presidents, the White House was designed by architect James Hoban in the 1790s. This historical landmark has been home to every president since John Adam in 1800. Although it has been rebuilt several times, the White House is one of the longest standing political buildings in the country.
Visit CCI Greenheart and have the opportunity to visit all these hot spots during your Summer Work Travel program.