here is never a bad time to visit the USA. A vast country almost 3,000 miles wide, a jigsaw of 50 diverse states, five territories and the District of Columbia, America is a destination which will always delight and thrill, whatever the four-digit number on top of the calendar. But 2016 Б alive with significant anniversaries, grand openings, sporting excitement and political intrigue Б is proving an especially opportune year for a leap across the Atlantic. For these 10 fascinating reasonsБ
There is an extra fizz to the USA when its top job is being chased; a buzz which runs from TV chat shows to coffee-shop discussions as presidential nominees make their case. Why not take a ringside seat? Washington, DC is not only the perfect place to explore the USAБs presidential history, it is also home to the worldБs largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian (below). DonБt miss its latest addition, the much-anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture, which has been 13 years in the planning and opens on 24 September. This summer 25 August marks the centenary of the creation of the USAБs б Б the body which looks after 411 crucial slices of the American landscape, including 59 national parks. The anniversary will be saluted via special events and celebrations Б and the party will have extra pep at, in north-eastern California, which also turns 100 in August. This is a year of American centenaries. , the worldБs oldest international football tournament, was also founded in 1916, and will wish itself many happy returns via the Copa America Centenario. This one-off ceremonial tournament will see 16 teams Б including Brazil and Argentina, as well as the USA Б do battle at 10 stadia across the nation (from Boston in the east to Santa Clara in California). Anybody who thinks America БdoesnБt understand soccerБ can think again.
Las Vegas believes in growing old disgracefully, so there will be a sore head or two this year as one of its glitziest hotels turns 50. б (above) launched in 1966 as a heady take on Ancient Rome and has lost none of its spark since Б though it has undergone a $75million (бе52million) makeover in time for its half-centenary anyway. A rather more sombre anniversary will slot into position on 7 December Б an important date, 75 years on from the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 which dragged the USA into the Second World War. This tragic day will be eulogised most pertinently at the, the sunken grave of 1,102 sailors. But while all recollections will be tinged with sadness, the shipБs setting Б Honolulu, on the island of Oahu Б is a reminder that Hawaii (above) is a wonderful destination. April witnessed the opening of a new museum devoted to a most American of music genres. The bass-heavy rhythms of the Blues emerged from the Deep South in the late 19th century, and, in the Missouri city of St Louis, tips a hat to the geniuses who shaped the art form Б BB King, John Lee Hooker, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters Б in a host of interactive exhibits. PennsylvaniaБs biggest metropolis tends to dwell in the shadows of New York when it comes to tourism. But Philadelphia trumped the Big Apple last November when it was named the USAБs first Unesco World Heritage City, in recognition of its groove in the countryБs story Б, at its heart, was the site where the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and US Constitution in 1787 were adopted. This is an excellent year to encounter a place that has much to offer. Never to be outdone, the Big Apple (below) has a birthday of its own in 2016 Б б turns 125. Pitched in the Bronx (the most northerly of the famous five boroughs), this leafy space, set up in April 1891, offers a version on life in the city far removed from the crowds of Times Square and will enjoy its year in occasions ranging from tea parties and picnics to art exhibitions.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been a colossal success since it opened at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida in 2010. As of April, JK RowlingБs most magical character is also a star in Los Angeles, at. The seven books may have been read and the final film watched 100 times, but new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens in London this summer, to be followed by publication of the scripts, so he shows no sign of retiring from view. The USA is awash with tempting food and drink at any time, but 2016 is a prime year to visit one of its off-shore gems. ,б scheduled for 18-22 May, will be the 20th edition of this increasingly popular fiesta Б a haze of supple vintages and soft cheeses, all held on the idyllic island which lies off the lower coast of Massachusetts, 100 miles south of Boston. Your trip starts atб If I have the chance to visit a foreign county, for sure, I will choose to visit THE United States of America. Actually that HAS BEEN my dream since I was a child. Really, that would be the most beautiful journey in my life. I have three reasons why I want to go to U. S. A, and they are that it is a such a big county, has different cultures, and I want to improve my English skills and take a look around A famous college campus. Firstly, U. S. A is the biggest and the most civilized country in the world. It has big cities, such as, New York City and Washington D. C. Certainly, I would like a lot to visit such big and crowded cities that HAVE a huge number of people. Also, in States, I can see many different monuments.
For example, I would love to visit the Statue of Liberty. Once, I went to the New York City to see it, but I could not because of the weather. This is one reason why I want to AGAIN visit THE U. S. A Secondly, only in America, can I find many different cultures in the same country. For example, I can find a Chinese area beside AN Arabian area. I may have my lunch in AN Italian restaurant while I take my dinner in AN Indian food court. Furthermore, every state has its own laws, legislations, and accent. While I move from ONE state to another, I WILL feel that I am in A different country not in A different state. This is another reason why I want to visit America. Lastly, I want to visit America to improve my English skills and take a look around A famous college campus. My dream is to become a lung surgeon(,) and if possible, a professor. To reach my dreams, I am sure that I will have to master English. I can experience and listen to advice while I am on the trip in America. For example, I went to Harvard University, and it was a great experience for me. I had another reason to go to Harvard. Not because it is considered as the best university, but because the college buildings and everything ARE so gooD that I really want to go there. This is the third reason why I want to go to America if I can visit another country. I have three reasons why I want to go to America, and they are that it is a big country, has different cultures, and I want to improve my English skills and take a look around A famous college campus. Some people are not interested in going to foreign countries. On the other hand, I am looking forward to seeING every place in the world. SSongg, you DESPERATELY need to become acquainted with ARTICLES. They are the backbone of the English language. Kitos. 7. 5/10 Keep it simple. Keep it interesting.