Make the most of your time in the United States – get out and explore!
1. Square dance
Grab a partner and do-si-do your way through this popular American folk dance. Learn the steps as a teacher leads the fun.
2. Salute Elvis at Graceland
The Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, was the castle of America’s King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Tour the property, listen to his music, and see the famous Jungle Room.
3. Explore Virginia’s geological wonders
With below-ground temperatures hovering around 56°F, Virginia’s Luray Caverns and Shenandoah Caverns are comfortable to visit year-round. Or visit the Natural Bridge, a towering limestone arch with a fascinating history.
4. See a Civil War reenactment
Hobbyists and historians bring history to life by dressing as soldiers and reenacting battles from the American Civil War (1861-1865).
5. Visit a national park
6. Go to Churchill Downs
Stroll the historic grounds of this magnificent racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, home to America’s most legendary horse race, the Kentucky Derby.
7. Camp under the stars
Leave the laptop behind, and grab a tent, sleeping bag, (and of course, chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows for s’mores), and spend an evening around a campfire.
8. Find a natural swimming hole
9. Listen to live music
10. Take a ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway
Ask an American friend to take you for a drive, and see the staggering beauty of one of the country’s most beautiful regions.
Stay safe and have fun!