Explore USA
USA
A Country made of dreams

The United States of America is a country primarily located in North America. All of its 50 states offer a unique experience worth cherishing. The country is home to world-class museums, brilliant edifices, astounding theme parks, fine restaurants, cafés, beaches, rich flora and fauna, lofty mountains, mystical rock formations and so much more. Most of its major cities offer a memorable sightseeing experience during the day and an exotic nightlife. 


Popular cities: 

  • New York

  • Los Angeles

  • San Francisco 

  • Las Vegas

  • Washington DC

  • Chicago 

  • Orlando

  • Miami 

Climate
In general, the USA has a continental climate. The best time to visit the northern USA is between May and June. The best time to visit the southern USA is in spring, that is, from March to May or from September to November in autumn.

  • January — Cold
  • February — Cold
  • March — Warm
  • April — Warm
  • May — Warm
  • June — Wet
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Cool
  • October — Cool
  • November — Cool
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life

New York is like an aesthetic movie set for you to explore. You can visit all of its wonderful attractions during the day and enjoy a Broadway show in the evening. Times Square is lined with huge, stunningly lit billboards and screens. The square is perpetually crowded all year round but especially during New Year's Eve Celebrations and the famous 'ball drop'. Fifth Avenue is one of the most famous shopping streets in the United States. You'll find flagship stores of many top designers such as Cartier, Apple Store, Tiffany and Co, Bergdorf-Goodman and many others. Central Park is one of the most iconic landmarks of New York. A carriage ride, peddle, or a walk through the scenic pathways of Central Park is a must-do. Belvedere Castle, the Lake, Central Park Zoo and Strawberry Fields are the highlights of this park. Rockefeller Center, Westfield World Trade Center, High Line, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, and Wall Street are just a few of the major highlights of his iconic city. San Francisco is a charming and scenic West Coast city. It's graced with beautiful views, famous sites, charming streets and stunning cityscapes. Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, and Oracle Park are some of the fascinating places to visit in the city. Las Vegas is the most happening city in the country. With its glittering lights, the city comes alive at night. In Las Vegas the entertainment options are extensive. From music concerts to casinos, hop-on the adventurous ride of exploring this vibrant city to get a thrilling adrenaline rush like never before. The Strip which runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel to Treasure Island Hotel is lined with huge theme based entertainment palaces home to fine dining, performance venues and luxury hotels. Orlando is all about theme parks making it one of the best vacation spots in the country for families. Walt Disney and Universal Studios Florida are the most popular ones. With its unique atmosphere, Miami is like a breath of fresh air. It's a premier vacation destination with buzzing beaches, amazing weather, culture, history, and entertainment. Little Havana, the Cuban district of Miami, has a distinct culture which makes it stand out. With Latin music, welcoming locals, murals graced walls and food shops, this area offers a great deal of entertainment. Just like the rest of Southern California, Los Angeles has a vibrant culture of its own. It's always been associated with glamour. You will find several fun family attractions, a thriving culinary scene and outstanding museums. Its amazing neighborhood Hollywood has several attractions mainly associated with the film industry. Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood sign and the Chinese Theatre are some of the top places to visit. You can find all your favourite actors' stars among the 2,500 plus on the Walk of Fame. Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Disneyland, Beverly Hills are other highlights. To get a hint of Caribbean culture there is no better place to visit than New Orleans. Jazz music, unique architecture of the French Quarter and Creole and Cajun cuisine, set this city apart. Nestled by the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its vibrant arts scene, cultural attractions, fine architecture and excellent shopping. Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Willis Tower SkyDeck, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Riverwalk are some of the major highlights. 


Historic/Architectural Heritage
The Empire State Building is one of New York's key tourist attractions. The 102-storey building has two observatories that offer astounding views of the city and sometimes even the neighbouring states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Statue of Liberty is America's most iconic landmark. Built in 1886, it still remains a world symbol of freedom. Standing under 152 feet tall from the base to the torch, it is one of the world's largest statues. You can see it up-close from Liberty Island and also enjoy good views from Battery Park. Brooklyn Bridge is a grand structure with its Gothic-shaped arches. This historic bridge spans the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Golden Gate Bridge gracing the San Francisco Bay is an iconic landmark of California. The orange structure strikes a perfect contrast with the blue water. The flood-lit structure looks absolutely stunning at night. La Brea Tar Pits, located in Hancock Park, houses fossil remains of prehistoric animals dating back about 40,000 years ago. The White House is the official residence of the President of the USA. A well advanced booking is necessary for the tours of the interior but the grand structure is just as iconic from the outside. Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Caesar's Palace, Legion of Honor, United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are other places known for their history and architecture.
Museums
Art Institute of Chicago houses a diverse collection of media including decorative arts, architectural drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Its main highlight is the collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as Met, is one of the most famous museums in the United States. Founded in 1870, the permanent collection of this museum contains more than two million works of art. The Met Fifth Avenue is the centerpiece of the museum. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum commemorates the almost 3,000 people killed in September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center's twin towers. It's located in an architecturally brilliant glass building, between two picturesque pools. If you want to know more about specifically American history, politics, technology and culture you can visit the National Museum of American History. The National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC is one of the most popular museums in the world. It exhibits a collection ranging from historic air and spacecraft from the 1900s to recent flight history. Many of the elaborative exhibits are interactive. It also houses the Albert Einstein Planetarium, Public Observatory and an IMAX theatre. Other prominent museums in the United States are The Met Cloisters, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Frick Collection, Museum of Glass, Mob Museum, Getty Center, LACMA, MOCA, Palace of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, International Spy Museum, Houston's Museum District, Smithsonian Museum etc.
Nature & Adventure
The Grand Canyon is one of the most stunning places in the USA. With an unfathomable depth and landscapes, gazing over the canyon walls is a memorable experience. Olympic National Park is home to beaches, lush greenery and snow-capped mountains. Covering most of the Olympic Peninsula, the offers iconic coastal areas like Rialto and Ruby Beach, Hoh Rain Forest, snowy peaks of Hurricane Ridge and the tranquil waters of Sol Duc Hot Springs. You can enjoy hiking and camping here. Niagara Falls, situated along the US/Canada border, is the best-known falls in the world. As masses of water from Lake Erie plunge over a towering drop, you can feel the grandeur of the cascading falls. Arches National Park, located near Moab, is home to over 2,000 sandstone arches. It's beautified by rock spires and entrancing dunes. Mountain biking is the most popular activity. Zion National Park in Utah is particularly of interest for its hiking trails owing to its soaring cliffs and waterfalls. Yosemite National Park is home to some of the most iconic natural landscapes of America. The granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, towering Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, and Yosemite Falls are few of the highlights of this park. You can indulge in hiking, skiing during winter, rock climbing, mountain climbing, or simply immerse yourself in the stillness of nature. Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Puget Sound, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Columbia River Gorge, Snoqualmie Falls are some of the major natural wonders in Washington. Buffalo Bayou Park, Hoover Dam, Death Valley National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Everglades National Park, Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park, Lake Michigan, Lake Chelan  Canyonlands National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Napa Valley are just few of the other places known for their exquisite natural beauty.
Islands
San Juan Islands offer a soulful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. You can take tours to spot Orca Whales, kayak in the water, hike through the San Juan Island National Historical Park and do similar rejuvenating activities before you head back to buzzing life. Hawaii is the only state in the USA composed entirely of Islands. In Maui immerse yourself in the lush surroundings and tropical landscapes. Visit the Maui Ocean Center which is home to the largest collection of live Pacific corals in the world. Explore the rainforests, vibrant villages and pineapple plantations of Oahu. A scenic neighborhood of Honolulu County, Waikiki is home to the best surf waves and a picturesque beach. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park houses the world's largest volcano and is a stunning sight to behold. Other treasure troves of nature include Haleakala National Park, Hanauma Bay, Kauai, and Waimea Canyon. Other beautiful islands in the United States are Santa Catalina Island, Dry Tortugas, Sapelo Island, Daufuskie Island, Cedar Key, Aleutian Islands, Marco Island, Anna Maria Island, Nantucket, Key West, Amelia Island etc.
Beaches

Located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Waikiki is one of the top beaching destinations of America. You can rent a surfboard and test your skills in the waves. Hapuna Beach State Park in Big Island is a perfect place to snorkel, scuba dive and swim during summer months. Kailua Beach, Wailea Beach, Kaanapali Beach, Lanikai Beach, and Kahanamoku Beach are other scenic beaches in Hawaii. The scenic city of Miami is dotted with stunning golden beaches. Miami Beach is one of the top beaches in Florida. You can partake in a number of activities this white-sand beach offers such as jet skiing, swimming, surfing and waterskiing. South Beach, located at the southern end of Miami Beach, is the most popular beach in Miami. Soak up in the sun or escape the heat and enjoy swimming in the shallow waters. La Jolla Cove, Laguna Beach, Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, Long Beach, Main Beach, Del Mar City Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, Coronado Beach are some of the prominent beaches in California. Siesta Key Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Coopers Beach, Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Cannon Beach, and Carmel Beach are some other scenic beaches of the United States.

Wildlife
The Shark Reef Aquarium is one of the key highlights of Mandalay Bay Resort. It houses a wide variety of sharks, fish, marine invertebrates, rays, green sea turtles and even a Komodo dragon. Over 100 sharks and more than 2,000 animals are on display. National Zoological Park houses nearly 2,000 different animals, birds and reptiles in habitats that closely replicate their natural environment. You can find red pandas, western lowland gorillas, Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, Asian elephants, white-naped cranes and many other wildlife species. Other places to see some fascinating wildlife species are Los Angeles Zoo, SeaWorld, Orlando's Exotic Animal Experience, Everglades National Park, Jungle Island and Zoo Miami.
Places of Worship
St. Patrick's Cathedral, located in New York, is an epitome of the city's Gothic Revival. Its massive bronze doors, 330-foot spires, white marble façade will leave you awe-struck. It's a major attraction for believers and tourists alike. Washington National Cathedral is an English-style, neo-Gothic cathedral. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. It is adorned with Indiana limestone, stained-glass windows and hand-embroidered kneelers. Some prominent religious sites are Hsi Lai Temple, Islamic Center of America, St. Louis Cathedral, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Trinity Church, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and Temple Emanu-El, among others.
How to spend time / how long will it take?

You can cover a major chunk of the country in 10 to 14 days. Starting off in New York, spend a day exploring the city. Take a trip to Niagara Falls for a day to witness its sheer grandeur. Head to Washington DC for a day to visit prominent cultural and historical sites. Moving to Florida, spend a day or two in Orlando exploring its amazing theme parks. Take a short day trip to Miami to bask in the sun at its amazing South Beach or Miami Beach. Spend two days in Los Angeles exploring the main attractions including its vibrant neighborhood, Hollywood. From here, head to Hawaii for two days exploring its amazing islands, beaches and lush greenery. Back to the mainland, spend a day in San Francisco before you head to the scenic Yosemite National Park. Spend a day exploring the amazing sites housed by this park and you could also indulge in a number of adventure activities. From here, you can end your trip in Las Vegas. Spend a day in this exotic city and enjoy nightlife like never before! 

Cuisine
  • American cuisine is primarily Western in origin with influences by African Americans, Indian Americans, Asians and many other cultures and ethnicities. Regional cuisines are as delicious as fusion cuisine that majorly reflects global cuisine. Some must-try food items include Buffalo Chicken Wings, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, Barbeque Ribs, Macaroni and Cheese, Reuben Sandwich, Hamburger, Clam Chowder, Pizza, Tacos, and Fajitas, among others.
Costs
  • While meal prices in the United States can vary, the average cost of food is USD 12 per meal.
Visa
  • Indians require a Visa.
  • Other nationalities may or may not require a Visa.
Season to Visit
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
  • November

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 10 - 14 days

Known For
  • Cityscapes
  • Architecture
  • Hills
  • Mountains
  • Casino
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Hollywood
  • Nightlife
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
Areas to Visit
  • Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park,White House, Orlando theme parks, Miami beaches in East Coast
  • Hollywood, Universal Studios, China Town in West Coast
  • Hawaii for islands, beaches, culture & biodiversity
  • New York City and Las Vegas for nightlife
  • Olympic National Park, Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park for nature and adventure activities

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