Are you already traveling through America? Then there are a number of UNESCO destinations that you really must see! America has no fewer than 23 destinations on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
These are cultural and natural attractions such as some of the national parks, but also the Statue of Liberty. Curious which one you really shouldn’t miss? Check them all 5 below:
The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787) are both signed in this Philadelphia building. So if you’re a bit of America fan, you really must have been here!
Mammoth Cave National Park
Located in Kentucky, this national park has the largest network of natural caves and underground passages in the world. The park with its underground network of more than 560 kilometers of corridors is also home to the most diverse flora and fauna, including a number of endangered species.
Mesa Verde National Park
In this park, in Colorado, a large number of cliff dwellings are well preserved at an altitude of more than 2600 meters. These residences would belong to the probable predecessors of the Pueblo peoples; the Anasazi Indians and are said to have been built in the 6th to 12th centuries. These dwellings were built in shallow caves in the walls of ravines. Huge houses with more than 100 rooms have even been found.
Redwood National Park
A national park consisting of coastal mountains bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco, covered with a beautiful forest of coastal redwood trees. These are the tallest and, in our opinion, the most impressive trees in the world. The sea and land life are also remarkable. In particular the sea lions, white-tailed eagle and the California brown pelican, which is now an endangered species.
Statue of Liberty
I hear you think, a bit cliché, but while you are in America, pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty in the harbor of New York. America got this from France when America became independent. This statue has welcomed millions of immigrants since 1886.
A Few Last Tips for Your Trip Through America
Go off the beaten track: Of course America has many more national parks, but in this article we have highlighted the less known, but no less spectacular, national parks.
Smart tip for planning: Before you leave, make a list of all the ‘must sees’ that you definitely want to visit during your trip, and don’t forget to save the address! What is smart to do is to download the map of America in your Google Maps app, then you can always find your way even without WiFi.
Apply for ESTA: Last but not least, don’t forget to apply for your ESTA! Because without this electronic travel authorization you will not enter America and you will miss out on all this beauty. Don’t have a credit card (yet) and want to receive your ESTA by e-mail? Then request this from eVisa Application Services. You can pay with iDEAL, ask all your questions to their Dutch customer service, and the most common mistakes can be prevented by the built-in checks on the application form. It couldn’t be easier!
Read before you start your tour: There are so many cool places to visit in the gigantic America. So read carefully in advance and make a clear route planning.