Group of people waving (State Dept.)

Dream of study in U.S. comes true for Tunisians

The dream of studying in America for a year comes true for scores of Tunisian students chosen for the State Department's Thomas Jefferson Scholarships.
Corn dog stand and Ferris wheel at sunset (© AP Images)

State fairs: Livestock, music, food on a stick

Want a taste of America? Stop by a state fair! With rides, music, food and fun, state fairs are a long-standing tradition.

Idaho: Sun Valley, rodeos, wildlife, lava cones and fossils

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. If you’re coming to Idaho, you’ll find breathtaking mountains, lakes and canyons, and more.
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How the new travel order works

President Trump's executive order pauses admission of foreign nationals from six countries to let the U.S. review the vetting process for visas.
People canoeing on water near small island (© Paul Chesley/National Geographic Creative)

Minnesota: A diverse state of 10,000 lakes

Minnesota offers fun for everyone: hiking, water sports and beautiful scenery. See some photos of the state, from out in the wild to the heart of the city.

Utah: Red-rock canyons, ski resorts, dinosaurs and pioneer history

Utah offers unparalleled outdoor recreation — hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding and camping — as well as prehistoric sites and pioneer history.
People at Mardis Gras parade in New Orleans (Louisiana Office of Tourism)

Louisiana: Mardi Gras, zydeco music and Bayou Country

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. Louisiana is the French Quarter, Mardi Gras and Cajun Country.
Arches National Park

Photo of the day: Utah’s otherworldly arches

Arches National Park in southern Utah's canyon country is home to 2,000 natural arches — the largest such concentration in the world. Millions of years...

U.S. rolls out welcome mat for China

This group of tourists from China taking in the sights of the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall National Memorial could be the...