United States of America

USA – it is a “melting pot” of cultures from around the world and a wide variety of attractions. Skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago, to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the canyonlands of the Southwest, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida, Hawaii and Southern California.

USA tourism website
Government website
Tourist information: Washington, D.C.

Basic tourist information

The United States / USA is not the America of television and movies. It is large, complex, and diverse, with distinct cultural and regional identities.

One of the world’s greatest cities, New York (known as “The Big Apple”, “NYC,” and often called “New York City”) is a global center for media, entertainment, art, fashion, research, finance, and trade. The city’s neighbourhood and streets are so iconic they have become ingrained into the American consciousness.

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Immigrants (and their descendants) from over 180 countries live here, making it one of, if not the most cosmopolitan city in the world. The diverse population runs the gamut from some of America’s wealthiest celebrities and socialites to homeless people.

Grand Canyon (+ visitarizona.com) — the world’s longest and most visited canyon. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (map) — national park in the southern Appalachians. Walt Disney World (map) — the most popular vacation resort destination in the world. Yellowstone National Park (map) — the first national park in the U.S., and home of the *Old Faithful (map) geyser. Yosemite National Park (map) — home of El Capitan (map), Half Dome (map), and famous Giant Sequoia trees.

National Historic Landmark (wiki) – are historic properties that illustrate the heritage of the United States. The almost 2,600 NHLs found in the USA today come in many forms: historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. Each NHL represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture.

⇒ National Park Service

America’s low population density compared to Europe, large number of National Parks, and rugged country in the West and the Appalachians are major factors that have formed America’s hiking opportunities that exist today. Particularly in mountainous regions, protected areas (such as National Parks) are often geared more to hikers than anyone else. *List of areas in the United States National Park System (wiki), *United States National Park System (wikivoyage)

Essentially all of the United States National Parks have hiking opportunities. These will vary depending on the park. Trails will usually be shown on park maps. America’s National Trails System (*Hiking in the United States)

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Must to See & Do

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Regions & Cities of USA

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As of 2018, New York City is the most visited destination in the United States, followed by Los AngelesOrlandoLas Vegas, and Chicago.

The U.S. also administers a collection of non-state territories around the world, principally in the *Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the *U.S. Virgin Islands) and *Oceania (Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and various uninhabited islands and island groups).

For the most up-to-date information, see the official tourist resources.

Transport around USA

The size of the U.S. and the distance separating major cities make air the dominant mode of long-distance travel for short-term travellers. If you have time, or are travelling a short distance, travel by car, bus, or rail can be interesting.

Intercity bus travel is widespread, but not available everywhere. Service between nearby major cities is frequent, and often connects many smaller towns with regional cities. Coast-to-coast travel takes about 6 hours from east to west, and 5 hours from west to east (varying due to winds), compared to the days necessary for land transportation.

+ *United States Bicycle Route System (wikivoyage)

Guide to traveling to and getting around in the USA (visittheusa.com)

GoToBus.com is the leading go-to website for booking inter-city bus ticket online. Intercity bus travel is widespread, but not available everywhere. Greyhound Bus LinesBolt BusMegabusChinatown buses.

⇒ *Long-distance bus travel in the United States (wikivoyage)

AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map.

Some of the most scenic routes include the California Zephyr that runs between *Emeryville (map) in the San Francisco Bay Area of California to Chicago and the Empire Builder that goes from Chicago to Seattle or Portland.

⇒ *Rail travel in the United States (wikivoyage)

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America’s love affair with the automobile is legendary, so travelling the United States without a car can be difficult. Most American cities have developed with automobiles in mind, so renting or bringing your own car is usually a very good idea. There are only a few major cities where using public transportation is preferable to driving: New York City, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington. Other very large cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami have limited public transport options, and the options only get worse in smaller cities.

Driving in the United States (wikivoyage)

The international airports in Atlanta (Hartsfield) • New York City (Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy International Airport) • Los Angeles • Chicago (O’Hare IA) • San Francisco • Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma) • Miami • Houston (George Bush) are the main points of entry to the United States by plane.

⇒ Flight Delay Information — Air Traffic Control System Command Center

Washington State Ferries | Route Maps: Where we sail (PDF).

Bluewater Ferry Inc. (США — Канада). America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat. The New York State Canal SystemThe St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.

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