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Leisure in the US


You are an expat living in the United States and you do not know what to do in your spare time? Here is some information about leisure that should interest you.

As an expat, you will definitely want to find out more on different aspects of the United States. You can go for a walk with family or friends. You might even consider making a trip out of the city or region where you live.

The United States has many places of attraction such as natural parks, theme parks, not to mention national monuments and museums.

National Parks

You can stroll in one of the parks for a day or a week-end if you feel like it. These places are highly protected by the authorities and strict regulations have been set up to better preserve their natural beauty. You may be subject to a fine if you throw garbage or if you pollute the site in any way.

Among the places of interest in the US, you can visit the Olympic National Park in Washington, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, the Kings Canyon in California, the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. In some areas, you can even spend the night in a lodge, a hut, a tent or in a caravan. Some parks may have entry fees. Take the necessary information in advance and make a reservation if necessary.

Amusement Parks

If you are looking for more sensational leisure along with a bit of magic, you can choose between various amusement parks in many cities across the United States. Disneyland in California remains one of the most popular theme parks worldwide and attracts thousands of people every day. In Florida, you will find theme parks such as Disney World and Sea World while in San Diego you can visit Balboa Park, one of the largest zoos in the world.


If you are a gamer, you can go to Las Vegas which is considered as a giant recreation park. The New York-New York Casino has not only thousands of table games but also a large roller coaster.

Monuments and museums

If you want to discover the historical and cultural heritage of the United States, visit national monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. In Washington, you will find buildings inspired from various European monuments. These are mainly located in the Mall which has many important monuments. You will also find Victorian houses, neoclassical buildings in many cities.

There are more than a hundred museums in different States, including the Natural History Museum and the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, the Art Museum in Portland, the Civil War Museum in Philadelphia, the Natural Sciences Museum in Texas, the Aviation Heritage or the Railway Museum of Bellingham in Washington.

We do our best to provide accurate and up to date information. However, if you have noticed any inaccuracies in this article, please let us know in the comments section below.
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