Overview


Everything about the breadth and scale of the USA is breathtaking. An enormous country stretching roughly 3,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, the US prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, and every big city in the country has its own Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Somalia, or Little Italy. These enormous cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, offer world-class museums, shopping, restaurants and nightlife that have to be experienced to be believed.


It isn't all cities and sidewalks in the US, though; the vast plains contain a wealth of natural beauty, ranging from the majestic Rocky Mountains to the calm serenity of Minnesota's Boundary Waters, the rugged Pacific coast of California to the endless 'Big Sky Country' of Montana. Natural attractions are scattered throughout, including the 'Old Faithful' geyser in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, the giant redwoods of California, and Niagara Falls in upstate New York. Whether skiing in the Colorado Rockies, sunning on a Miami beach, or climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty, a holiday in the US presents endless possibilities in the land of opportunity.

 

Best time to visit the USA
The best time to visit the USA is generally between May and September when the weather is pleasant and the days are long, however July and early August can be uncomfortably hot in many states. The weather in the USA varies widely throughout the continent, with the northern states seeing huge temperature changes between summer and winter, while the southern states remain fairly temperate in winter with hot summers. The best time for a skiing holiday in the USA is in late January and February, when snow is all but guaranteed in most ski areas.

What to see in the USA

  • Enjoy stunning sunset views over the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie on a family trip to Walt Disney World in Florida.
  • Take a walk through Times Square and see a Broadway show in New York City.
  • Visit the Lincoln Memorial and tour the White House in Washington DC.
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and have lunch in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Top things to do

  • Take a wine-tasting tour of Napa Valley in Northern California.
  • Compare hand sizes with Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
  • Go skiing in Colorado ski resorts like Aspen and Vail.
  • Hike in national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, or Adirondacks.
  • Listen to a Dixieland jazz concert at Preservation Hall in New Orleans  

 

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