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Five Must-See Places in America While You're A Student-Athlete

In the latest edition of our feature, SMUSA are going to give you five places that you must see in America while you're a student-athlete.

We understand that the life-changing decision to head to America is one that you want to be making the most of.

Whether that's jumping in the car and heading on a road trip for the weekend, or making the most of Spring Break and the summer months and going across the country.

There really is so much to see and do, and condensing that down into just five places was tough, but we have put together a list that you're sure to enjoy.

In this feature, we have included five must-see places while you're studying and playing out in America. Scroll down to see what parts of the U.S. we have chosen.

1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is one of the seven wonders of the world and that’s all you need to know to make this a must-visit spot.

Spanning 277 miles in length, averaging 4,000 feet deep throughout, the Grand Canyon is one of the natures most amazing sights.

This is one of the most famous and most-visited attractions in America, and the Grand Canyon actually creates its own weather too.

2. New York City

New York City is one of those bucket list cities that doesn’t disappoint. You might think you know what a big city looks like, that’s until you see New York in the flesh.

Often referred to as the 'Big Apple', New York is a city that has people from all over the world in awe, especially walking down Times Square and seeing the bright lights - something that you've probably saw in countless movies.

The skyscrapers seem never ending and with so many iconic attractions such as Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, along with endless entertainment options, this is a must visit spot for anybody that gets the chance.

3. Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida is the theme park capital of the world and rightly so with Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World to name just a couple.

The city of Orlando is a huge attraction because of its warm climate, shopping centres and world-class golf courses.

Sixty million visitors head to the central Florida region every year for its warm weather, stunning beaches - which is within driving distance - and also the nightlife.

Located in the centre of Florida, you can easily hop in a car and drive to the likes of Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami to see what other parts of the state has to offer.

4. Hollywood, Los Angeles

Hollywood, Los Angeles. One of America’s most famous places, seen on countless movies and TV series.

Take a hike up the Hollywood hills to get up close and personal with something you thought you’d only ever see on television.

While you’re up there, enjoy an amazing view of LA and everything it has to offer. This definitely is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn’t let pass you by.

5. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls marks the border between New York and Ontario, Canada and is even more stunning in real life than in pictures.

Maid of the Mist boats have been shuttling people to and from the base of the falls since the 1840s and is the best way to see the falls in all of its glory.

Over 3,000 tonnes of water flows over Niagara Falls every second and the state park, which was established back in 1885, is the oldest in America.


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