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A Few Words about the USA

You can come to the USA time and time again. Millions of trips will not be enough to see all the sides of America. This gorgeous, huge country fascinates with every state and every town. The USA will amaze you with more than Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. And our experts will help make your journey thought-out and safe.

 

Panguitch, United States
Panguitch, United States
Panguitch, United States

Best Places to Visit

Natural Landmarks and Lakes

Natural Landmarks and Lakes

Niagara Falls (New York State)

Niagara Falls (New York State)

This is a combination of several waterfalls on the Niagara River which flows between New York State and Canada. Many romantics come here to enjoy the beautiful views from the American side. There is a bridge a bit downstream. It was built both for pedestrians and vehicles. The hydroelectric power stations near the waterfalls generate 4.5 gigawatt in total.

The Grand Canyon (Arizona)

The Grand Canyon (Arizona)

The Grand Canyon is considered the deepest canyon in the world. It is located in the territory of a national park of the same name in Arizona State. Back in the day, it was inhabited by various Indian tribes. The Colorado River flows along the bottom of the canyon and welcomes tourists eager to go rafting. This object is included into the UNESCO list and can be rightfully considered one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

This national park spans the territory of several states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Geysers and hot springs are the trademark of Yellowstone. In the park, tourists will be able to see the most beautiful local lakes, rivers, and canyons. Lakes inside the calderas are the famous sights of the USA.

Monument Valley (Arizona)

Monument Valley (Arizona)

Monument Valley, the unusual geological landmark in the northeast of Arizona, deserves special attention on a journey to these lands. This is an area of amazing sandstone rocks 300 meters in height. Hundreds of millions of years ago, there was a sea here instead of the deserted plain of towering rocks. Over the course of many millennia, the sea bottom was accumulating mud which compressed the sand and formed porous sandstone that subsequently turned into slate.

Sights

Sights

Hoover Dam (Nevada)

Hoover Dam (Nevada)

This dam is one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in the USA. The height of the concrete construct amounts to 221 meters. The dam was built in the lower part of the Colorado River and is located in a canyon not far from Nevada State. It was named after Herbert Hoover. If you have yet to decide where to go in the USA, be sure to include this famous dam into your destination list.

The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco City)

The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco City)

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most popular and well-recognized tourist destinations in the USA. You will recognize this bridge from the very first glance even if you have never been here before. This is why those wondering what to see in the USA may simply go ahead and visit this famous bridge. A bit more than 2,500 meters long, this suspension bridge connects the famous city of San Francisco with Marin County. The continuous traffic flow helps easily reach the city from the county. This gigantic structure weighs almost one million tons.

Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)

Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)

Rushmore is the most famous mountain in the USA. It is known for the faces of four presidents of the state chiseled out of granite. For the Americans, this is a monument dedicated to the fundamentals of their state. The well-known tourist attraction is located in the territory of South Dakota; the images are chiseled in the rock pertaining to the Black Hills. Even children from anywhere in the world know Mount Rushmore. So, when deciding what to visit in the USA, be sure to come see it.

Grand Central Terminal (New York City)

Grand Central Terminal (New York City)

The collection of American symbols also includes the legendary building where the past and the present meet. This is one of the most well-recognized New York buildings; the world's largest train station that served as a filming location for a number of movies. By the moment when it was finished in the 19th century, Grand Central Terminal had also been the highest building in Manhattan Borough. The main architectural highlight of this building is that the trains depart from its lower floor while people can freely contemplate the gorgeous interiors. By the way, the interior itself fascinates with its scale and design.

Cities

Cities

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is not only the acknowledged global technology center. It also comprises steep hills, a combination of Victorian and modern architecture, the Golden Gate Bridge, and amazing panoramic views.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. This is the second most important financial center of the country. In this place, you may trace the entire history of American skyscraper construction and see the old shops and other buildings from the early 20th century.

San Diego, California

San Diego, California

Back in the 18th century, this was the place where the Spanish colonists arrived. The sandy shores reminded them of their home country's sunny beaches. In the 21st century, San Diego is considered one of the most fast-developing cities in the USA since the mild climate and the natural environment simplify progress: 263 sunny days a year are no joke.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City became famous thanks to the Winter Olympic Games. It truly offers all the conditions for an active lifestyle. Immigrants are attracted by nature, mountain landscapes and resorts. There are several national parks in Salt Lake City. The average winter temperature is rarely lower than -5°C. In summer, the thermometer shows +24°C.

Children's Entertainment

Children's Entertainment

Walt Disney World (Orlando)

Walt Disney World (Orlando)

There is Cinderella's huge castle, numerous amusement rides, cafes, and other types of entertainment. Must-visit places include EPCOT Center, Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo is often called the country's best zoo; it is also one of the most amazing sights in Saint Louis. Here, one can find over 600 animal species including Kali, the polar bear and the visitors' favorite. Kali lives in a bear point of 40,000 square feet and seems to like peeking out at the visitors. Do not miss the African savanna with its giraffes, zebras and gazelles; the sea lion show is always a hit.

Water World, Federal Heights, Colorado

Water World, Federal Heights, Colorado

The water park is situated in the city of Federal Heights in Colorado. The area of 27 hectares comprises 49 fun rides including such remarkable amusements as "Voyage to the Center of the Earth" and "Lost River of the Pharaohs". Recently, the owners have added a new amusement ride combining a conventional slide with virtual reality gaming!

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (Georgia, the USA) is the largest oceanarium not only in the United Stated but in the entire world. It is easy to find: the oceanarium is located in the city center near Centennial Olympic Park. Here, one can find over 120,000 species of fish and 500 species of marine animals. The total volume of the aquariums amounts to 32,000 cubic meters of both sea water and fresh water.

Museums

Museums

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

This museum consists of two very different buildings: an interesting medieval castle created by Gio Ponti, an Italian architect, and another amazing structure in the Cubist style, with entirely inconsistent combinations of geometric patterns, designed by Daniel Libeskind, a modern architect. The angular shapes of the new building symbolize the Rocky Mountains, the source of the master's inspiration. The two buildings are connected by a fascinating glass bridge.

Titanic Museum Attraction

Titanic Museum Attraction

This unusual American museum is situated in Tennessee and is completely devoted to the RMS Titanic, the ill-fated ship. Even the very building of the museum is an exact copy of the sunken ship on a scale of 1:2. At the entrance, you will receive a ticket, like a true passenger of the ship. The ticket contains data on one of the passengers on that disastrous voyage. At the end of the Titanic tour, you will learn the fate of the person on your ticket: did they manage to survive in the catastrophe?

"National Museum of the American Indian" in New York

The museum has unique artwork created by Indian craftsmen, paintings, bead weaving masterpieces, traditional clothes of Indian tribes, ceremonial masks, pottery and weapons as well as a collection of scalps. The museum often holds themed ethnographic exhibitions, traditional Indian music concerts and other cultural events devoted to the life of the Indians.

The International UFO Museum and Research Center

The International UFO Museum and Research Center

This museum is a paradise for science fiction fans believing in UFO. This is both a museum and an educational institution. Here, specialists will not persuade you to believe in extraterrestrial civilizations; instead, they will convince you of the necessity to pose questions that might be uncomfortable for many and to conduct important research. The museum offers a lot of information on the "Roswell incident", unexplained crop circles, kidnapping of people and their return with implanted "chips" of extraterrestrial origin.

Advice from the Expert

Anna Kraskovskaya

Anna Kraskovskaya

The Purchase Tax
The tax amount is not included into price tags because every state has its own rates. At the checkout, the amount to be paid will always be bigger than you expect.

Anna Kraskovskaya

Anna Kraskovskaya

Take an Adapter with You
In the USA, the line voltage is only 110 volt and the socket connectors are different. European plugs do not fit into them. We recommend to purchase a special adapter in advance and take it with you; the Americans have long since known about this tourists’ problem and sell adapters at unreasonably high prices ($4-20).

Anna Kraskovskaya

Anna Kraskovskaya

The Unknown Viewing Platform in Washington
If you have come to the capital of the USA and would like to enjoy the beautiful view of the city but the tickets to the viewing deck on the Washington Monument are sold out, take heart! In the territory of Arlington National Cemetery, on the hill near Robert E. Lee’s mansion, there is a place where you can enjoy a complete, all-around view of Washington, totally free of charge!

Anna Kraskovskaya

Anna Kraskovskaya

Sort the Garbage
When living in rooms or apartments, be ready to sort the garbage. Here, the practice of sorting waste is well-established. This pertains not only to homes but also to public places. Near a bench, you will find three containers for plastic, glass and organic waste instead of a single metal bin. Any violation of waste sorting rules may lead to a fine.

Trip Funds

Couple (2 persons), San Diego

Funds / per day Cost ($)
Accommodation 600
Catering 200
Entertainment 170
Car rental 57

Useful Information

Currency

dollar, $

Local time

10:17 Chicago (GMT-5)
09:17 Denver (GMT-6)
08:17 Phoenix (GMT-7)
08:17 Los Angeles (GMT-7)
07:17 Anchorage (GMT-8)
05:17 Honolulu (GMT-10)

Level of English

Native speakers

Voltage and plug type

120V; A, B

Do I need a visa?

yes

Best months to visit

from late March to late May
from late September to late October

Driving

Is it worth renting a car

Should I Rent a Car? Yes

Traffic features

Traffic Particularities Right-hand traffic

Your first trip across America

01

Your first trip across America

Goal: visiting main tourist destinations.

5-7 days

02

A major family trip

Goal: nature, children's amusement parks.

7-10 days

03

Honeymoon: entire America

Goal: traveling all over America.

10-20 days

Flight Duration

01

Tel Aviv – Chicago

17 hours 10 minutes

02

London – Chicago

3 hours 2 minutes

03

New York – Chicago

26 hours 55 minutes

Airports in the Country

Denver Airport <br><br>

Denver Airport

Colorado

The largest airport in the USA and second largest in the world. In terms of size, it is inferior only to King Khalid, the Arabian airport serving travelers who arrive in Riyadh. Denver can boast a computerized baggage handling system.

Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport

Florida

One of the main commercial air terminals in the USA holds its ground. This is an emergency landing platform for shuttles though passengers, naturally, value it for different reasons – namely, for the convenient location, excellent logistics and service.

LaGuardia<br><br>

LaGuardia

New York

One of the best options regarding the passengers' convenience: it is served by licensed buses, taxis and even limousines.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Arizona

The state's largest air terminal serves both civil and military aviation. This seems to explain its efficient management.

An Approximate Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in New York

Check-in at the hotel, overnight stay
Pod Times Square
1 night, 1 adult
$737
Taxes +$188
Breakfast not included

Day 2

10:00

Breakfast at Olio e Più (average check: $15-20)

11:00

Car rental for 5 days (approximately: $500, air conditioner + automatic transmission)

11:30

Walk along Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Main Street Park in DUMBO

12:30

Tour of Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library

14:30

Lunch at La Grande Boucherie (average check: $45-50)

15:30

Voyage to the Statue of Liberty

17:00

Return to New York

17:15

Climb up the Empire State Building

18:30

Dinner at The Bar Room at The Modern (average check: $45-50)

18:30

Tour of the Oculus

20:45

Return to the hotel, overnight stay
Pod Times Square
1 night, 1 adult
$737
Taxes +$188
Breakfast not included

Day 3

10:00

Breakfast at Boucherie West Village (average check: $15-20)

11:00

Ride to Philadelphia

12:55

Arrival, walk across Wissahickon Valley Park

13:55

Lunch at Vernick Food & Drink (average check: $35-40)

15:00

Tour of Penn Museum (entrance fee: $10-15)

16:30

Walk along the 30th Street Station

17:30

Tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary

18:30

Dinner at Butcher and Singer (average check: $40-45)

19:30

Check-in at the hotel, overnight stay
Butcher and Singer
1 night, 1 adult
$810
Taxes +$132
Breakfast included

Day 4

10:00

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00

Ride to Wharton State Forest

11:45

Arrival, walking tour of the forest reserve

13:45

Lunch at Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Shamong Township (average check: $15-20)

14:45

Tour of the Valenzano Family Winery

16:45

Ride to Baltimore City

18:55

Arrival, dinner at Charleston Restaurant (average check: $30-35)

20:00

Check-in at the hotel, overnight stay
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
1 night, 1 adult
$2,005
Taxes +$351
Breakfast included

Day 5

10:00

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00

Walk across Patterson Park

12:45

Tour of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

14:45

Lunch at The Capital Grille (average check: $40-45)

15:45

Going in for baseball in Oriole Park at Camden Yards

18:45

Dinner at Rusty Scupper (average check: $30-35)

19:45

Test flight in the famous iFLY Indoor Skydiving wind tunnel

21:00

Return to the hotel, overnight stay
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
1 night, 1 adult
$2,005
Taxes +$351
Breakfast included

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel
Return of the rental car
Departure

The Country's 5 Jewels

Anna Kraskovskaya

Anna Kraskovskaya

Mount McKinley (Alaska)

Mount McKinley (Alaska)

Against the backdrop of the Alaska Range in the territory of Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, rises up into the sky. Its height amounts to about 6,200 meters. Today, at the foot of Mount McKinley, there is a beautiful nature park, an island of wild, untouched nature with mirror lakes, high mountains, and snowy peaks. There are even special places for camping and viewing decks with a head-spinning view.

Alaska (North America)

Alaska (North America)

In the north of the country, there lies the American state of Alaska occupying the largest area with the least population density. Alaska's main treasure consists in its unique northern nature – beautiful, wild and mysterious, with amazing mountain landscapes, lakes, seascapes, and primeval forests. Alaska is also a lake district, with marvelous bottomless lakes prevailing in northern latitudes. The peninsula is famous for its numerous nature reserves where the wild, pristine nature is carefully protected by the government.

Alcatraz Island (San Francisco City, California)

Alcatraz Island (San Francisco City, California)

Alcatraz is an island located in San Francisco. Back in the day, it was used as a defense construction. Later, it was rebuilt as a military prison, and then became a correctional institution for felons who had managed to escape from a regular prison more than once. Today, the prison does not function. It is a museum that welcomes hundreds of tourists every day. They come from San Francisco by ferryboat.

Nā Pali Coast, Hawaii

Nā Pali Coast, Hawaii

Nā Pali Coast State Park is a natural wonder and one of the most popular tourist attractions. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the endless ocean when walking along the coastline. Coastal cliffs rise almost to the height of 1,000 meters over the perfectly transparent open ocean. The shapes and colors of these cliffs are unique – and so is the sound of the waves.

Cuisine

Runza

Runza

Like many other American dishes, it is made of meat. The locals describe it as "beef pockets" though for me, runza is more like a pie or a sandwich. Very tasty, satisfying and homey. You can try runza for breakfast at a cafe of the same name (Runza) in Nebraska or in the neighboring parts of Kansas, Iowa and Colorado.

Chili con Carne

Chili con Carne

A popular Mexican-American dish. This is minced meat with chili pepper, tomatoes and onions. The recipe is often enriched with spices and garlic. You should bear in mind that chili con carne is extremely hot – trust the first-hand experience. And be careful!

Heart Attack Grill

Heart Attack Grill

Promotes unhealthy food. The menu comprises cholesterol-rich dishes. The restaurant's theme is a hospital: the waitresses are dressed as nurses. If the visitor manages to eat the largest burger on the menu, they will get a bonus: a wheelchair ride to the car in the company of these nurses.

Al Johnson’s

Al Johnson’s

This restaurant belongs to a Swedish family. Hence its theme: waitresses wear Scandinavian clothes and the menu features various Swedish dishes from Swedish flatbreads to meatballs. On the roof of Al Johnson’s Restaurant, one can see... goats grazing.

Часто задаваемые вопросы

01

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02

How can I visit the White House?

03

What is the best time for vacation in Florida?

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