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How well do you know the USA

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7 April 2016 by Alex Stewart

If you're anything like us, you'll look longingly over the Atlantic to the USA. Why? Well, as a destination the USA is just so good at everything. Head stateside for exciting cities, extraordinary nature and vast deserts, all connected by routes crying out for a road trip adventure. In fact, holidays in the USA are so varied and so good that five of these trips made our Top 50 Journeys Worldwide.

Test your knowledge of the States and get a snapshot of why we love America, where we've fallen particularly head over heels and wh the USA should be next on your travel list. Answers are below the photo of each state, or simply click on the question to see how to explore the state...Easy as pie.

Q1. This mid-western state is known for its Mormons and is home to five national parks, including the Arches National Park, as well as the Sundance Film Festival...

[A1. Utah; 14-day self-drive holiday]

Q2. This state, bought from the Russians in 1867 for $7,200,000, has the most shoreline in the US, with coast on three different seas; its state capital is inaccessible by road...

[A2. Alaska; 11-day self-drive holiday]

Q3. This state, represented by the beaver, is a leader in the production of Christmas trees and has more ghost towns than any other state...

[A3. Oregon; 16-day self-drive holiday]

Q4. The Aloha State is known for surfers, Elvis, colourful shirts and hula; president Barack Obama was born here...

[A4. Hawaii; 14-day tour]

Q5. This state is known as the 'Mother of Presidents' because eight US presidents have been born here; attractions include Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge National Parkway...

[A5. Virginia; 15-day self-drive holiday]

Q6. This state's capital is Birmingham. Once the centre for a number of landmark civil-rights actions it's also known for music; Lynyrd Skynyrd penned a sweet southern rock ode about it...

[A6. Alabama; 15-day self-drive holiday]

Q7. The Palmetto State was the first to declare independence from the Union; its largest cities include Columbia and Charleston and there are more than 200 miles of coast to discover and more than 380 golf courses to enjoy...

[A7. South Carolina; 15-day self-drive holiday]

Q8. This is the most populous state, and is home to several spectacular national parks including Yosemite, Death Valley and Joshua Tree; you can travel from the lowest to the highest points in the continental US in less than a day...

[A8. California; 15-day self-drive holiday]

Q9. This state's license plate features a man on a bucking bronco; alumni include Old Faithful, Jackson Pollock, Buffalo Bill Cody and Harrison Ford...

[A9. Wyoming; 16-day self-drive holiday]

Q10. The Sunshine State was discovered by explorers seeking the mythical 'Fountain of Youth'; today attractions such as Disney World and the NASA Kennedy Space Center's Spaceport USA appeal to people of all ages...

[A10. Florida; 11-day self-drive holiday]

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Think Florida and more than likely the first things that come to mind are gorgeous stretches of white sand beaches and Disney World. Although both of these are of course synonymous with America's sunshine state, there's plenty more to Florida than just sunbathing and theme parks.

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