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The Many Voices of the USA

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The Many Voices of the USA

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The Many Voices of the USA

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The Many Voices of the USA

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The Many Voices of the USA

Discover the cultural mosaic of the USA

We invite the world to discover the diversity of the USA. Learn about the pivotal moments that have built our country and connect with tribal and community leaders, historians, storytellers, artists, athletes, business owners and local ambassadors who are champions of our cultural heritage. Together, we celebrate the multiculturalism of the USA, embracing all people, places, small businesses, cultural experiences and special celebrations. Join us as we choose love, acceptance and inclusivity.

Can’t-Miss U.S. Cultural Experiences

A dancer at a pow wow in South Dakota

Honor Indigenous American Heritage

Tribal festivals and powwows, both colorful and reverent, take place across the USA. See sacred traditions passed down by tribal members over generations. Watch dance competitions and hear voices sing in unison while drums beat. Major events include the Crow Fair in Montana, the Shoshone-Bannock Festival in Idaho, the United Tribes International Powwow in North Dakota and the Gathering of Nations in New Mexico. At these events and in indigenous communities, taste traditional food and shop for artisan jewelry and artwork. Visit museums including the Heard Museum in Arizona and Chickasaw Cultural Center in Oklahoma. Take an East Shoshone Tribe Buffalo Tour in Wyoming’s Wind River Country and discover Trail of Tears monuments in Arkansas.

Playing music during a Juneteenth parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chart the Course of Black American History and Culture

Learn about the struggles faced by Black Americans for basic human rights and racial equality at museums, memorials and other important sites. Map out your Civil Rights Trail itinerary and tread in the footprints of pivotal Black leaders and pioneers. Visit landmarks and patronize Black-owned businesses in cities ranging from Topeka, Kansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, to Birmingham, Alabama, and Washington, D.C. In Atlanta, Georgia, the birthplace of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., tour the National Historical Park named after him, and go to Memphis, Tennessee, where he spent his last days in 1968. At events across the USA, join the chorus of voices celebrating Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. Each February, Black History Month puts a spotlight on cultural, historical and continued advances of Black Americans in celebration of their contributions to the USA’s cultural fabric. Year-round, experience how Black Americans have created some of the USA’s richest exports. From music to sports to film, television, art and literature, you’ll recognize this international influence.

Exploring Chinatown in Chicago, Illinois

Embrace Asian Communities and Traditions

Many of the USA’s cities are home to significant Asian populations and culturally rich neighborhoods. Feast on delicious and authentic fare in bustling Chinatown districts in San Francisco, New York City and Houston. Merchants selling essential goods and ornate architectural touches such as arches and tiled roofs are hallmarks of these historic enclaves. Visit shops while strolling India Square in the Bombay neighborhood of Jersey City. Observe Vietnamese traditions in the sprawling Little Saigon area of Orange County, California. See dozens of lovely Japanese gardens in places such as Portland, Oregon; Rockford, Illinois; and Delray Beach, Florida. Join celebrations of the Lunar New Year and other colorful cultural festivals, and visit local Asian history museums, memorial parks and art galleries.

Traditional bomba performance in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Experience the Influences of Hispanic and Latinx Culture

Whether it’s New York City’s Latinx and Afro-Latinx communities with diverse influences from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and more, or the rich Mexican traditions in the Southwest, you’ll feel Hispanic and Latinx energy across the USA. In Texas, Brownsville offers a cultural immersion with fun fiestas and Tex-Mex food along its Taco Trail. Follow the beats of Latin-inspired music such as Mexican folk, pop and mariachi at popular hot spots in Phoenix, Arizona. Miami brims with music, food, art and dances gleaned from Cuban, Caribbean and South American cultures. Visit the island territory of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican communities in Philadelphia and Chicago. Fill up on authentic fare and stock up on spices at locally owned Latinx restaurants and markets while exploring these fascinating communities.

Celebrating Pride in St. Petersburg, Florida

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Year-Round

In June, cities across the USA celebrate Pride Month with a range of festive events, community service opportunities and more. We invite you to step across rainbow crosswalks on the streets of Seattle, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Key West and Miami Beach. Get acquainted with San Francisco, home to many LGBTQ+ firsts. Discover more LGBTQ+ history at the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village. In Texas, soak up the inclusive energy of Austin’s eclectic music scene. Wear a costume to West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval, then revel in Los Angeles’ thriving nightlife. On the east coast in Massachusetts, appreciate freedom of expression in Provincetown, the country’s oldest art colony, and attend Fantasia Fair in October. These are just a handful of the USA’s diverse places where LGBTQ+ travelers will feel welcome enjoying local experiences.

Traditional Haida dancers in Ketchikan, Alaska

Explore Native History in the Vast Wilds of Alaska

With more than 10,000 years of history, Alaska offers opportunities to learn about the state’s first people, who continue to thrive in the USA’s largest and northernmost state. Take a road trip to discover 11 distinct indigenous cultures speaking 20 languages. Among the must-visit places in Anchorage is the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which preserves traditions, arts, stories and heritage. Tour dozens of other museums and cultural sites throughout the state; see demonstrations in dancing, drumming, totem carving and dog sledding. Enlist local guides to lead a tour to better understand how the Alaska Native tribes coexist with nature on stunningly beautiful but very wild lands.

Crew rowing a Fautasi boat in American Samoa

A Blend of Native Cultures in the Pacific Islands

While Native American traditions influence the USA’s contiguous 48 states, travelers will be amazed at thousands of years of rich history and indigenous cultures in Hawaii and the territories of Guam, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands. Dive underwater reefs in Guam and learn about traditions of the Chamorro people, including cultural parks, food, music, art and markets. Walk trails created by Hawaii’s first people that lead to caves and volcanoes. Learn more about Pacific Islanders and how their cultures evolved since prehistoric times. Anywhere you travel, fill your itinerary with educational and entertaining attractions, must-try cuisine and ancient landmarks.

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Explore Cultural Road Trips
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The Civil Rights History Trail

This four-state ramble follows segments of the Civil Rights Trail, visiting celebrated cities and sleepy hamlets, moss-draped byways and riverside levees, all in pursuit of honoring the heroes of those volatile days.

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Bridging the Blues

Feeling the music where its roots formed

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Central South Dakota: Follow the Footsteps of Native Americans and Explorers

Discover fascinating Native American and cowboy cultures, follow the route of a legendary expedition and take in stunning scenery on a road trip through central South Dakota.

Savor Unique Flavors Amid Untouched Natural Beauty
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Guam: An Island Packed with Natural Beauty and Cultural Charm

Savor Unique Flavors Amid Untouched Natural Beauty

Northern Mariana Islands Road Trip
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Northern Mariana Islands Road Trip

Short Roads, Big Rewards in the Northern Mariana Islands

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A Pacific Pride Road Trip

San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are all hotbeds for California Pride celebrations come summer.

Friends posing in front of a mural in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida
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Learn About U.S. Communities
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5 Places to Experience Native American Culture

Across the United States, an effort is continually made to preserve and share the storied and often tragic history of Native Americans in North America.

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Civil Rights Trail

Welcome to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

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So Much Pride, So Little Time

Here is a list of Pride events held across the USA in June and July

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Hip Hop in the USA: Exploring the Cities Behind the Music

After leaping from the streets of 1970s Brooklyn, it didn’t take long for hip hop to become a cultural touchstone worldwide.

A jazz musician playing at the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival in Pennsylvania
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Hear the Jazz

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5 Gay Pride Celebrations Around the U.S. You Shouldn’t Miss

Gay pride in the United States can be described with one word: passion.

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Soak Up the Sun at These LGBT-Friendly Beach Towns

Whether you’re into swimming until sunset or partying until dawn—or both!—somewhere in U.S. there’s a scene for you.

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5 Places to Buy Native American Crafts and Jewelry

5 Places to Buy Native American Crafts and Jewelry

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Honoring the Legends: Museums and Monuments of the Blues

For blues lovers, these museums and monuments offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of the musicians that started it all.

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Signature Soul Artists and How to Trace Their Steps in the USA

The pillars of soul music cannot be confined to any one geographical area or span of time.

Traditional dance at the United Tribes International Powwow in Bismarck, North Dakota
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Visiting the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama
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Alabama's Historic Sights and Southern Charm

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The southern state of Alabama was the center of many compelling moments in American’s history and evidence of this still remains in nearly every city here.

Alaska Native Heritage Center
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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Alaska Native Heritage Center

Potlatch Totem Park
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Potlatch Totem Park

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One of two totem pole parks in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona
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An Insider’s Guide to Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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Canyon de Chelly rewards intrepid travelers with spectacular views and glimpses into traditional Native American life.

Great Wall of Los Angeles
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Great Wall of Los Angeles

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A half-mile mural depicting the multicultural history of Los Angeles, California.

Canyon of the Ancients
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Canyons of the Ancients

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A national monument home to thousands of archaeological sites in Dolores, Colorado.

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Ask a Local About Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida

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Seminole Tribe of Florida: A Native Culture Comes Alive

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Say ‘Che Hun Ta Mo’ (Hello) to the Sunshine State’s first people.

Cam James, an Atlanta-based Hip-Hop artist, explores the city
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Finding Your Voice: Cam James on Hip Hop in Atlanta, Georgia

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Meet the Atlanta rapper who uses his lyrics to connect with others.

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Driving a Hawaii Scenic Byway – Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast

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This coastal drive – known as the Royal Footsteps along the Kona Coast scenic byway – takes visitors from Kailua Village in the North Kona District, southward along Alii Road to Keauhou.

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Chicago, Illinois: Can’t-miss LGBTQ+ Stops and Events

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Chicago’s reputation as a vibrant, festive and culturally rich city is well-established, and that includes its world-renowned LGBTQ+ scene.

A Pilgrimage to Muhammad Ali’s Louisville, Kentucky
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A Pilgrimage to Muhammad Ali’s Louisville, Kentucky

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Olympic gold medalist in boxing, three-time heavyweight champion, political activist — for much of his 74 years, Muhammad Ali was among the most recognizable people on the planet.

Robin Barnes, dancing in the streets with a New Orleans, Louisiana, second line
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How to Spend a Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Grabbing cafe au laits and cajun soul food with New Orleans native and jazz singer, Robin Barnes

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Ask a Local About Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan

Twin Cities Pride Festival and Parade
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Pride in the Twin Cities

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Here’s how to make the most of your stay in the Twin Cities during Pride.

Locals in Jackson, Mississippi
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Ask a Local About Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi

Blackfoot Tipi Village at the Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village near Browning, Montana
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Native American Culture and History in Montana

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Beyond Montana’s amazing landscape and national parks, there are 12 Native American tribes in the state, and they represent 6.3 percent of the population.

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5 Ancient Wonders of New Mexico

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Imagine beautiful lands filled with mysteries of ancient peoples – not what you expect to find in the USA.