America is what you make of it. Rather what does it not offer you? It offers seas, coasts, sparkling waters, modernity, freedom and above else beautiful places to see. America bound by water on all its fronts in North America and South America make way for some beautiful islands. Here is a list of the top 7 best islands in America that one must try visiting when around.
Key West is beautiful island located in Florida. It offers spectacular beaches, lined with small and dainty bungalows with pink bougainvillea. It houses the famous Bahama village and places of interest like Fort Zachary Taylor, Duval Street and Mallory Street. It also houses the ‘Buoy’ that is southernmost point of content America. A must visit for a different culture.
This island is living museum, a place that offers some of the best architectural features. It has been shot in films and offers sophisticated tourist spots for sophisticated tourists’ alike. The famous must see things include the Chippewa artifacts and the Mackinac Island Chocolate Fudge.
Mt Desert Island
This island offer crystal lakes, Rocky Mountains and wonderful people. Located off Acadia National Park this island offers quite a few adventures with wildlife and nature. Make sure to visit the fjord, Somes Sound and the Fabled Bar Harbour. This is a great island to visit with family, located in Maine.
Mustang Island, Port Aransas
This island is located off Texas; it is 18 miles long island with endangered wildlife species and is the art lover island with numerous galleries along the beach lines. It is a perfect treat for relaxation. It is host to the Sandfest, one of the biggest sand sculpting competitions in the country every year in April.
This is an island of North Carolina, off the Cape Hatteras National Seashore housing the famous Ocracoke Preservation Museum. This island has quite a local flavour amidst the restaurants; shopping and it very own nightlife. It has its own dialect called the Brogue especially that helps differentiate the old form the young.
St Simon’s Island
This island is one of a kind located in Georgia. It is regularly visited by youngsters looking for good time with friends and loved ones. They are surrounded by the Jekyll Island famous for the Fort Frederica National Monument, especially of interest for history lovers.
Santa Catalina Island
This island is located in California. California itself is a wonderful places filled with beauty and elegance while urbanity is more profound. The island is famous as it is centrally located being only 22 miles away from Los Angeles and can be visited by tourists on a one day trip too. It offers sparkling beaches and waterfronts for water sports, hiking, trekking, and etc. Make sure you see the Deco reliefs, 180-foot-diameter parquet dance ground, the world’s largest circular ballroom and the Tiffany chandeliers.
These are some of the best islands chosen from in and around North America. South America can be covered separately.