Days before my flight to the USA, I put together a little bucket list of things of I hope to experience in the land of stars of stripes. Luckily, I’ve done most of them for the 2 months that I’ve been here. I can’t imagine that I could go to 8 different states, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, in just 2 months. Thanks to my family for bringing me to places and giving me the chance of crossing out some in my USA bucket list. I’m staying here in the US for a year or more, so let’s see what I can cross off my USA travel bucket list.
See the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For more than half of my life, I’m in love with Harry Potter so being able to see the Hogwarts castle and stroll around Hogsmeade while drinking a butterbeer is better than any dream of mine! I was also able to buy a lot of HP stuff which I’ll forever treasure.
Experience the USA theme park rides. I’m lucky enough to go to four theme parks in my first two months here. I’ve been to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Disney World and Hershey Park. I’m still looking forward to see more theme parks!
Visit San Francisco. If you want to travel and relax at the same time, go to San Francisco!
Stroll around the New York City downtown. I felt like I was in an episode of How I Met Your Mother or any other movie that was shot in NYC. It was crazy. I cannot emphasize how much I enjoyed New York City. I enjoyed my first time window shopping at Fifth Avenue, New York city strolling, resting at Central Park, eating ice cream from ice cream truck and NY cheese cake from Junior’s, and seeing unusual things that I’ve never seen before.
See the Statue of Liberty. I want to cross this out the next time I visit the city!
Eat a cheesecake in New York.
Go to a beach. I’ve been to two beaches here in the United States: Ocean Beach in California and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
*That bucketlist completion duration was quite faster than I expected so I decided to add a few more so I will always have something to look forward to.
Experience the New York Christmas. Who does Christmas spirit better than New York?
Update: Finally! I was able to experience the NYC christmas!
See the Niagara Falls.
Try to do as much winter activities as I can. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing or just snowman making? This is the first time and might be the last time (but hopefully not) that I’ll be seeing snow so I should make the most out of it.
If you have any suggestion in mind that I could add to my USA travel bucket list, let me know! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(As of 7/30/15) This blog post was written 2 years ago. It seems like visiting the Niagara Falls and Statue of Liberty will make this list complete. On our way to New Jersey, my friend saw the Statue of Liberty from a far and pointed it out to me. I didn’t look because I don’t want to see it for the first time that way. I want to see it up-close. Also, now that I live in New York, I can surely pay it a visit.