Incredible architectural landmarks are some of the best places to visit in USA. From classic to contemporary, American architecture is as diverse as our people. It’s time to start planning those summer vacations so make sure to include one of these 15 best places to visit in USA with awesome architectural landmarks.
1. The Guggenheim Museum • NY, NY
NYC’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a must-see as much for the incredible building itself as for the art inside. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum leads you through the exhibits from the top down in a gentle spiral.
2. VIA 57 West • NY, NY
New York City is one of the best places to visit in USA for just about everything and new architectural landmarks pop up every year. Designed by Bjarke Ingels, VIA 57 West is a brand new tetrahedron-shaped “courtscraper” overlooking the Hudson River.
3. Aqua • Chicago, IL
Chicago is also home to a number of impressive buildings and Aqua, an 87-story apartment building, is one of them. Architect Jeanne Gang’s gorgeous facade is designed to emulate undulating waves.
4. Wainwright Building • St. Louis, MO
Take a trip to St. Louis and go back in time at the Wainwright Building, designed by Adler and Sullivan in 1891.
5. The White House • Washington, DC
With all of the political theater going on it’s easy to forget that the White House is one of our most iconic architectural landmarks.
6.11 11 Lincoln Road • Miami, FL
Miami is known for Art Deco so you may be surprised to find a 2010 parking garage on our sightseeing list. Park your car and check out the food and shopping options in Herzog & de Meuron’s 2010 design masterpiece.
7. Vanna Venturi House • Philadelphia, PA
Robert Venturi designed this completely unique house for his mother in 1964. It’s considered to be the first postmodernist building, breaking architectural rules with stairs leading to nowhere and odd proportions.
8. Walt Disney Concert Hall • Los Angeles, CA
Frank Gehry created this whimsical building to house the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Enjoy the visuals from outside and the acoustics inside.
9. Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC
Bask in the Southern charm of George Vanderbilt’s estate. It was built in 1895 and, though it’s open to the public, is still owned by his family today.
10. The Empire State Building • NY, NY
A trip to the top of the iconic Empire State Building should be on everyone’s bucket list.
11. The Basket Building • Newark, OH
The Basket Building is literally an office building designed to look like an enormous picnic basket. It was commissioned to be the home-base of the Longaberger Company.
12. Robie House • Chicago, IL
The Robie House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece. Yet another reason to visit Chicago!
13. Fallingwater • Mill Run, PA
There’s a reason Frank Lloyd Wright is so famous — Fallingwater is another breathtaking construction. It was built in 1939 and stretches out over a 30-foot waterfall. You’ve got to see it in person to fully appreciate its majesty.
14. Hearst Castle • San Simeon, CA
William Randolph Hearst finished construction on his dream home in 1947. Take a drive up the California coast from L.A. to San Francisco and make a stop at this fantastic museum.
15. Taos Pueblo • Taos, NM
On the opposite end of the American architecture spectrum, the Taos Pueblo is 1,000 years old and was built of adobe by the Taos Indians.