The USA covers the heart of North America. From Mexico in the south all the way to Canada in the north; the 48 states of the continental US offer amazing diversity, natural beauty, great cities and unrivalled hospitality.
Add in the striking landscapes of Alaska and Hawaii and you have a tailor-made holiday destination that will deliver every time.
If you're California Dreamin', get your kicks on Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica before checking into a Hotel California in Los Angeles or San Diego for some surfing USA. From there, take the striking Pacific Coast Highway north and you to could be sitting on the dock of the Bay in San Francisco.
On the east coast, the streets of Philadelphia are the birthplace of the American nation, while New York is undiminished as the city that never sleeps. Further north, long Vermont roads are characterised by impressive Fall foliage, while New England's natural beauty extends from forested hills to miles of sublime coastline.
Take the midnight train to Georgia to discover the Deep South's renowned musical heritage at Graceland, experience more soul and southern delights in Sweet Home Alabama, or head west for a rocky mountain high.
America's national parks - from the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley - will leave you spellbound, while the great outdoors lifestyle abounds in Alaska and Hawaii.
But if you really want to party in the USA, only the big stakes tables of viva Las Vegas will do.
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The Practical information displayed here is taken from The Traveller's Handbook, published by WEXAS (2009). While all possible care was taken to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, we are aware that situations change, so for the latest information and up-to-date visa requirements, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
Climate varies hugely, check with individual states.
The USA hosts thousands of different festivals. Some of the biggest and best are listed here. The Burning Man Festival is held in Black Rock City, Nevada in early September. Described as 'the most artistic, survivalist, and utterly surreal spectacle on earth where all the black sheep of the world graze together New York Manhattan Island comes alive over Halloween when two million people form the largest parade in the country. Like the San Francisco Carnival, it has a large gay following who enjoy hamming up the horror. Key West, the most southern island off Floridas coast, hosts the Fantasy Fest in late October. A time of sexuality, nudity, and drinking, this ten-day fancy dress party attracts 70,000 people. The Mint 400, America's Great Desert Race, has contributed much to journalism and was the reason Hunter S Thompson set out to Las Vegas penning the second instalment in the Fear and Loathing series.
American breakfasts are legendary. Fast food, from hamburgers to hotdogs, is available everywhere, and international cuisine is available in every city. There are numerous regional specialities, from Spanish flavours in the south-west to Creole or French, and also fried chicken, in the deep south. Many different kinds of bar, with varying happy hours. Californian wines are good.
Open friendly people of different cultures and origins. Normal courtesies apply. Smoking increasingly unpopular, ask permission first. Dress generally casual.
Numerous. Busiest 10 are: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Dallas/Fort Worth(DFW), San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), Phoenix (PHX), Detroit (DTW).
Excellent air, rail and road networks. Buses, taxis, and different types of car-hire available.
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in USA. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in USA. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in USA, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
The types of holiday listed below are just a flavour of the experiences available in USA. We can also suggest and plan alternative types of holiday to take into account your individual interests. To start planning what to do whilst away, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
Valerie Vasquez - North America Specialist
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