Unusual travel experience in the US
THE HANS INDIA |
Aug 19,2017 , 11:48 PM IST
Travel limitless through the USA’s unending countryside with experiences meant for every kind of traveller. Crack the usual travel norms and take the USA self-drive and other travel ways for a perfectly filled adventure and scenic pleasures.
Grand Haven, Michigan
Drive northeast and you’ll find Grand Haven, Michigan, where the musical fountain delights locals and visitors alike on summer weekends with displays of water, lights and music. Make sure to take a walk around the boardwalk and visit the Grand Haven Lighthouse.
Roanoke Mountain to Linville Falls
Head out early and drive south to Roanoke, Virginia, where you can hike the 6.5-kilometre loop around Roanoke Mountain to enjoy spectacular views of southern Virginia. Back on the Parkway, stop for a lunch of buckwheat cakes and country ham at Mabry Mill, and then round out the evening with a bluegrass performance at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Cross into North Carolina and spend a relaxing morning bird watching at Cumberland Knob, the site where construction of the parkway first began in 1935. Then, gear up for about a two-hour stretch in the car to the Linn Cove Viaduct, a concrete bridge that hugs the curves of Grandfather Mountain.
Linville Falls to Asheville, North Carolina
Take in the natural beauty up close at Craggy Gardens where vivid floral displays hit their peak in June and July. Continue south to the Southern Highland Craft Gallery to shop for traditional Appalachian crafts from Southern Highland Craft Guild artists such as decorated pottery, jewelry and leather goods.A little more than seven kilometers down the road from the craft gallery you’ll find the Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters, where you can orient yourself on the parkway’s offerings and find tips on places to hike and admire the view. Exit the parkway and drive to Asheville, North Carolina, a bustling mountain town known for its craft beer scene, artisan community and diverse cuisine.
New Orleans, Louisiana
All throughout the French Quarter, expect to see street musicians and performers. The street musicians in particular are often the source of visitors’ most unforgettable moments.
Imagine coming out of one of the shops on Royal Street as a street parade is just passing by. Known as “Second Lines,” these impromptu street parades are a proud New Orleans tradition.
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