If you are planning a trip to the US then there is a high chance that there will be things you encounter that you did not expect. You may feel as though all of the reading and research you have done is enough to last you a lifetime, but the US is always full of surprises!
The National Parks really are the shining beacon of everything that is great about the United States. You have rangers that are able to take you on a full tour of the area and a lot of this can be done for free as well. You don’t even need to be good at hiking in order to take advantage of the wonderful sights that there are to see there. With plenty of flat pathways, you can be sure to see everything no matter what.
When you watch US TV shows, you may feel as though the hotels are full of syringes and hitch-hikers who look surprisingly like Norman Bates. This is not the case at all, and a lot of the hotels there have really high standards. You’ll have a TV and the rooms are always really clean as well. After all, hospitality is a major factor when it comes to US hotel chains and this is ideal if you are worried about staying somewhere a little bit cheaper.
When you take a trip to the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station, you’ll probably be ready for breakfast as soon as you arrive. A lot of hotels provide cereals, grape jelly and even cream cheese bagels. I’ve also seen things such as omeletes offered for free. In cheaper hotels, it is not unusual for this to be served on a paper plate and you may even be given plastic cutlery as well. This can all be thrown away when it has been used, and even though this is shockingly wasteful, it’s a great way for hotels to keep up with the growing demand of the people that stay there. Hopefully one day this can be made more sustainable.
When you come to the US, you won’t just see burgers. You’ll see Brazilian, Peruvian, Chinese, Italian and even Thai food. The joy of going out for food in the US is unlike anything you may have seen before. If you don’t know where to go then you’ll be glad to know that Miami, for example, has some brilliant Cuban food and that Washington has a lot of Ethiopian restaurants. New York on the other hand, has absolutely everything you could ever want and it is jaw-droppingly good.
If you don’t currently live in the United States, have you visited before? Were there any things that shocked you?
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