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USA Holidays gives a snappy travel guide with maps, pictures and accomodation reviews. Find out which is the best USA accommodation to stay at, which regions to visit in America and what scenic attractions and day tours to try out.
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In use since the late eighteenth century, the metaphor of a melting pot has long been used to describe the idealized model of immigration in the USA; first and foremost new arrivals in the country are expected to become Americans. It was a powerful image, and to this day, across a nation as diverse as the US, there is a very strong national identity.

The U.S. is a study in paradoxes, from being steeped in the architectural history of the American forefathers in the Washington, DC to the spectacle of cities like Las Vegas and Reno, to the cosmopolitan meccas of New York City and Los Angles. This country is a study in diversity and contrasts. There is an immensity to the dreams of the nation that has extended into their landscapes and cityscapes that makes it an exciting and dynamic place to visit; there is something for everyone in the U.S.A.

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Broadly speaking, there are five regions in the U.S., they include the Mid-West, the Northeast, the West, the Southwest, and the Southeast. Their areas are diverse and represent a geographical area rather than an orientation along cultural or economic lines, and as such are quite diverse.

The Mid-West includes the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, North/South Dakota, Kansas, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota. These include the plains states and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, and the Great Lakes States bordering Canada. Michigan is famous for its vacation properties and golf courses, while Illinois is well known for Chicago and the Mercantile Exchange. Minnesota and Wisconsin are great places to catch football games (that's American football), and their states are well-known for having great fans.

The Northeast covers a range of states primarily otherwise known as New England. Cities include Boston, also known for sports fan activity in basketball and hockey, and Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love and rich in historical heritage. The New England states are the setting for the famous American novel of Moby Dick, set in Cape Cod, Maine. It is the quintessential American story of Ahab, the obsessed whaling captain.

The West is a broad region encompassing Washington in the north, all the way to California in the south, and from Hawaii in the west to Nevada in the east. This is a vivid and colourful area, offering up gems like San Francisco with its streetcars and Los Angeles with its theme parks and movie industry. Washington and Oregon are picturesque but far removed from the spectacle of Las Vegas.

The Southwest encompasses Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Arizona is known as a resort state, drawing a lot of out-of-state residents for its golf courses and warm winter weather, while New Mexico is famous for its artists and architecture. Texas is known for its oil industry and Tex-Mex cuisine and of course the Alamo.

The remaining Southeast region covers a diverse area from Florida to Kentucky, and encompasses Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana among others. Louisiana is known for its Cajun culture as well as its blues and jazz music, while Georgia is the home of the cosmopolitan city of Atlanta. The Mississippi stretches through this region, and is the largest river system in North America.

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As diverse as this nation is, it is difficult to imagine yourself as being anywhere else in the world, because no matter how different the regions are, they are all uniquely American. Motels along the main highways are common and hotel service is always with a smile and "you're welcome".

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