The InterExchange Top Cultural Picks in the U.S.
When visiting the United States, you will have the opportunity to see some of the most famous cities and sites in the world. But, if you are looking for a truly American experience, you may have to take a different path and explore some lesser-known towns, museums and areas around the country.
At InterExchange, our staff has traveled around the world and around the United States, too. We want you to go home with a camera full of pictures and a bag full of souvenirs as well as life-long memories and a greater understanding of the unique characteristics that make up American culture. We have made a list of must-see places and sites that will give you a truly American experience while here. Go explore!
States and Regions of the U.S.
Food You Can Eat in the U.S.
Trying regional foods in a new country is one of the best ways to get to know its culture and people. And the U.S. is so diverse - and the food so good - that you will have A LOT of food to try. For some reason though, we don't think you will mind!
Food in the U.S. »
Sports You Can Play in the U.S.
American football (and powderpuff football for the girls!) - check! Soccer, not futbol, played only by suburban children - check! Baseball, where fans can do the wave, eat a hot dog and listen to Twist and Shout in 90 degree weather - check! Basketball, with teams filled with freakishly tall men and women - check!
Sports in the U.S. »
Music You Can Listen to in the U.S.
Although cultural and country borders are blurring as technology makes the global community stronger and more wide-spread, music is still one of the best and most interesting ways to learn about a new country. U.S. music is popular around the world, but there may be some genres and musicians that you haven't yet discovered. We compiled a list of truly American music that will get you started on your way to becoming one of those annoying music fans who knows too many bands.
Music in the U.S. »
Art You Can Appreciate in the U.S.
Art appreciation. It may be an elective class in most colleges, but the arts is an important reflection of current and past trends and social issues in any culture. You can start reading and watching our recommendations before you even leave for your time in the U.S. So, appreciate away!
The Arts in the U.S. »
What You Should Know About Cultural Differences in the U.S.
Customs and cultural differences are an important part of the equation to consider before you leave on a trip to the U.S. Here is a list of our favorite pastimes and most uniquely American customs.
Customs and Pastimes in the U.S. »