시애틀 - 마이크로소프트와 스타벅스로 잘 알려져 있으며 도시중심의 200마일내에 다섯가지 기후가 있다. 14,000 봉우리의 래이니어 산, 온화한 우림, 태평양과 건조한 사막
미국은 50개 주와 연방과 나라의 수도인 워싱턴 디씨로 구성된다. 아래에는 이들 주들을 지역으로 아틀란틱에서 퍼시픽까지 개략적으로 나눈 그룹이 있다.
뉴잉글랜드 (코넥티컷, Maine, 매사추세츠, 뉴햄프셔, 로드아일랜드, 버몬트) Home to gabled churches, rustic antiques, and steeped in American history, New England offers beaches, spectacular seafood, rugged mountains, frequent winter snows, and some of the nation's oldest cities, in a territory small enough to tour (hastily) in a week.
플로리다 Northern Florida is similar to the rest of the South, but not so the resorts of Orlando, retirement communities, tropical Caribbean-influenced Miami, the Everglades swamp, and 1200 miles of sandy beaches.
텍사스 The second biggest state in the nation, it's like a whole other country (and in fact, once was). The terrain ranges from southeastern swamplands to the cattle-ranching South Plains to the sandy beaches of South Texas to the mountains and deserts of West Texas.
대평원 (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma) Travel westward through these supposedly flat states, from the edge of the eastern forests through the prairies and onto the High Plains, an enormous expanse of steppes (shortgrass prairies) as desolate as in the frontier days.
사우스웨스트 (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah) Heavily influenced by Spanish and Mexican culture, this area is home to some of the nation's most spectacular natural attractions and some flourishing artistic communities. Although mostly empty, the region's deserts have some of the nation's largest cities.
캘리포니아 Like the Southwest, California has a history under Spanish and Mexican rule and is heavily influenced by Spanish and Mexican culture. California offers world-class cities, deserts, rain forests, snowy mountains, and beautiful beaches. Northern California (around the Bay Area) and Southern California (around Los Angeles) are culturally distinct.
퍼시픽 노스웨스트 (Washington, Oregon) The pleasantly mild Pacific Northwest offers outdoor pursuits as well as cosmopolitan cities. The terrain ranges from spectacular rain forests to scenic mountains and volcanoes to beautiful coastlines to sage-covered steppes and deserts.
알라스카 One fifth as large as the rest of the United States, Alaska reaches well into the Arctic, and features mountainous wilderness.
하와이 A volcanic archipelago in the tropical Pacific, 2,300 miles south west of California (the nearest state), laid-back Hawaii is a vacation paradise.