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How well do you know the USA?

Test your knowledge of all things stateside

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17 November 2020 by Rachel Mostyn

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. 

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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

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

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

[A4. Hawaii; 14-day tour]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

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This epic fly-drive brings you right among some of the USA's most spectacular wilderness, from the Wild-West grandeur of Monument Valley to the world-wonder beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Pacific Northwest Self-Drive

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See America’s rural Northwest all this all-encompassing self-drive. Beginning and ending in Seattle, you'll hit the region's most scenic roads, tracing a route between staggering volcanoes, rugged coastlines and great bohemian cities.

Kauai, Hawaii

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Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C

Washington & Capital Region Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,330 pp incl. flights

Starting among the monuments of America's political heartland, this road trip will see you out to the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia, home to beautiful coastlines, endless forests and picturesque national parks.

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Rhythms of the Deep South Self-Drive

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Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Discover the best of the Carolinas, from atmospheric mountains to pristine beaches, in a region of incredible natural beauty. This seldom-travelled part of the USA provides nature, relaxation, adventure and history in abundance.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

Highlights of the American West

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Driving between San Francisco and Las Vegas, this curated road trip takes in the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley and the ever-spectacular Grand Canyon.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone & Rocky Mountains Self-drive Tour

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,270 pp incl. flights

Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains national parks comprise the bulk of this self-drive, which combines some of America's most spellbinding scenery with the chance to see native wildlife and explore a rich, pioneering past.

Key West, Florida, USA

Gulf Coast & Florida Keys

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,745 pp incl. flights

Travel from the theme parks of Tampa out to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and on to the Florida Keys – a chain of islands home to pretty towns and nature reserves teeming with wildlife.

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