Destination Overview

United States

The United States of America is a country that is so vast that one visit is never enough! The possibilities are endless, and every state is different and has so much to offer. It truly has some great places to explore. While America’s big cities often grab the limelight, the nation’s state capitals are also worth a closer look. They may be smaller but are no less lively or captivating.

Capital

Washington D.C.

Time

GMT -5 in Washington D.C.

Currency

United States Dollar

Language

English

Religion

Christianity

Population

332 Million

International Airports

Washington D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, Denver, Las Vegas, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco

Weather

The overall climate in the United States of America is temperate, with notable exceptions. Alaska has an Arctic tundra climate, while Hawaii and South Florida have a tropical climate. The Great Plains are dry, flat and grassy, turning into arid desert in the far West.

Top Highlights

Bright Lights

America is the birthplace of LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston, and New York City – each a brimming metropolis whose name alone conjures a million different notions of culture, cuisine, and entertainment. Experience the eclectic music scene of Austin, the magnificent waterfront of San Francisco and the captivating French Quarter of jazz-loving New Orleans. Each city adds its unique style to the grand patchwork that is America.

Road Trips

This is a country of road trips and great open skies, where 4 million miles of highways lead past red-rock deserts, below towering mountain peaks and through fertile wheat fields that roll off toward the horizon. The sun-bleached hillsides of the Great Plains, the lush rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, and the sultry swamplands of the South are a few fine starting points for the great American road trip.

Foods and Flavours

From thick barbecue ribs at a Texas roadhouse to award-winning West Coast restaurants, you’ll find a country full of flavour. Locals get their fix of bagels and lox at a century-old deli in Manhattan's Upper West Side and, several states away, plump pancakes and fried eggs disappear under the clatter of cutlery at a 1950s-style diner – these are just a few ways to dine à la Americana.

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Top Places to Visit

New York City

New York City is a state that’s both familiar and full of surprises. From the thrill of deep-sea fishing off the shores of Long Island to tranquil hiking and paddling in the Adirondack Mountains, there are four seasons of attractions here, whether you’re indoors or out.

Space Centre Houston

The out-of-this-world educational complex explores the spaces flight program through ever-changing exhibits, 400 artifacts and exceptional tours, such as Level9, which takes you behind-the scenes of NASA.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, in northern Arizona, encompasses 278 miles (447 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. Located on the ancestral homeland of 11 Associated Tribes, Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world.

Dodge City

The once-lawless, gun-slinging town of Dodge City, Kansas, epitomizes the Old West and is still a haven for would-be cowboys. Explore the Boot Hill Museum, see life-sized outlaws at the Gunfighters Wax museum, attend a rodeo, follow wagon tracks on the Santa Fe Trail and walk the Dodge City trail of Fame to discover Old West landmarks.

Yosemite National Park

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Land of Hollywood glamour, surfer vives and cultural icons, is a city that presents you with many faces and distinctive neighbourhoods, each offering something exciting. The city has so much going on that you will want to give yourself plenty of time to explore.

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