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What’s On My US Sights Wishlist?

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One of the side-effects of being stuck indoors with nowhere to go is that you start to think. Think of how long you’ll be stuck and what you’ll be doing after. Even though I won’t be able to afford to go anywhere crazy, I still love the idea of looking at some US sights that I’d love to see in person!

America is so vast and there is so much out there to discover!

You guys know that I love writing a list so I’ve come up with one about all the US sights I’d love to see if I had the chance. You’ll have to let me know if you’ve been to any of these places and give me some tips.

San Francisco

California Street Cable Car

If you have ever seen a picture of San Francisco, then you’ve seen the steep hills and the cable cars!

There used to be a photograph in my local dentist showing this street and I was just transfixed about riding up such a steep hill. It looks like so much fun and probably a little terrifying! If I ever get the chance to visit this place, then you know that I’ll be getting tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Golden Gate Bridge

This is the main place that I’d head to! It’s literally the one thing, other than the cable cars, that San Francisco is known for. It looks incredible and a definite tick off the old bucket list. That said, I did see a really sad documentary about it so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get some happier memories of it!

Plus I’d get my steps done walking over it! Haha!

Oh and who else remembers Homeward Bound?! I know the sequel was based there and I loved that film growing up! I always wanted to get a cat like Sassy.

Alcatraz Island

Everyone has to have heard of Alcatraz! It’s the world most famous prison for the prisoners that got sent there like Al Capone and Robert Stroud (the Birdman). Also famous for the fact that no-one seems to have escaped from it and survived.

I’ve seen so many documentaries about this place and it actually fascinates me. You might not know this but true crime is something interests me a bit. Don’t worry…I’m not going to snap and get ideas from them! I guess there’s a part of my brain that wants to understand what drives someone to become a murderer and why they did what they did.

I saw an scientific show where the water was drained from around the island to see what made it so unescapable! If you ever get the chance, watch Draining Alcatraz: The Impossible Escape.

Los Angeles

Disneyland Park

When I visited LA in 2015, I was absolutely gutted that we didn’t get the chance to go to Disneyland Park! It was the original Disneyland! That makes it extra magical! It might have changed a bunch since it was opened in 1955, but it still seems amazing!

I’d love to visit so many places and ride so many attractions like:

Hollywood Walk of Fame

I only got to see this a teeny bit from a tour bus and I really wanted to find stars of actors I love! Who wouldn’t want to see stars of Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Ernest Borgnine and Judy Gardland! There are so many that I want to see from the Golden Age of Hollywood to these days.

I’d love to take one of those cheesy photos posing with some so let’s see what I can save up!

If you could see a famous Star, which one would you look for?

Griffith Observatory

I was teased by the sight of this every day from my hotel! I could just capture a glimpse of it in the distance along with the Hollywood sign.

If you haven’t heard of this place before, it’s a gorgeous place with its buildings and its park! The perfect place for anyone who is interested in space and the stars up there! It even has a place called the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater! So cool!

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New York

Central Park

I know there are some really famous films that Central Park was featured in! You have Enchanted, Home Alone 2, Sex in the City and, of course, Three Man and a Baby!!

It even had Doctor Who filmed there at one point!

You could literally spend multiple days going there because it has so much going on in it! You could have a horse carriage ride around it (would love to do this on a chilly day), visit Belvedere Castle (yes, it has a castle!) and Central Park Zoo! What park has a zoo?!

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

It might be a super sad thing to want to visit but I do. I, like a lot of people, saw this happening live on TV and couldn’t believe what was happening. I’ll admit that I didn’t know any of the politics behind it since I was 14 but even I knew the utter tragedy.

My English teacher even used headlines from the day to use in his lessons.

I guess I’ve wanted to pay my respects to all who died on that day in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville. I think seeing everything about TV is one thing but seeing it in front of me would be another.

Top of the Rock

This has to be one of the top 3 US sights to do!

Like Central Park, so many things have been filmed up there and it has such incredible views all over the city! It’s definitely one way to see New York! I’ve heard it gets pretty packed up there especially at sunset so you might have time things just right!

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To be honest, I could go through every state and see what things I’d love to do! I might even make a Part 2 to this so I can fangirl over all the states I want to travel too!

Which US sights are on your wishlist?

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