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Introduction

The land of the Free, the Wild West, the Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Big Apple, Route 66, New England and the Deep South are just a few names and places associated with the United States of America. Map of United StatesMap of United States of America
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What to see

ChicagoThe Windy City is a great city, get more information on what there is to see and do in Chicago.
FloridaYou can have a look at our page on the Seminole State and get more information for your visit to Florida.
Las VegasOur section on Sin City will help you find things to see and do while in Las Vegas.
New York CityRead up on the big apple with our section on Manhattan and our section on New York.
San FranciscoWe've put together a useful guide to Bay City so you can enjoy your visit to San Francisco.
SeattleTake a look at our page on the Emerald City and read our guide to Seattle.
VermontVisit our page on the Green Moutain State and read our guide to Vermont.


What to Do

ShopShopping, in the US, well, there's plenty of it.
GolfGolf is a favourite pastime in the US. If you want to golf, there is sure to be a golf course nearby. Search for a links course in the area you are visiting at www.golfcourse.com.
Skiing The US has a massive array of ski resorts and listed below are a variety of excellent ski resorts:
Aspen Snowmass
Beaver Creek
Big Sky Resort Montana
Breckenridge
Bretton Woods
Deer Valley
Jackson Hole
Jay Peak
Killington
Lake Tahoe
Smuggler's Notch
Snowbird Utah
Squaw Valley
Stowe
Sun Valley
Vail Colorado


What to Eat

HamburgersHome of the burger!
BeerBud, Miller, Rolling Rock, Lone Star, I.P.A., Samuel Adams, Coors and Michelob to name but a few.
SteakAmerican beef is really good, have a juicy t-bone, sirloin or rump steak.
WineCalifornian Wine is among the best in the World.
SeafoodWith thousands of miles of coastline, it's no surprise seafood recipes are delicious in the US.
Cajun & CreoleCajun and Creole food are typically from Louisiania and the Southern US. Some interesting dishes include Crawfish, Jambalaya and Gumbo. It can be spicy so be careful.
ConchWhile in Florida and when in season, conch is quite nice.
Key Lime PieVery nice, from the Florida Keys.
Deep-dish PizzaA Chicago specialty, if you are on a diet, don't bother.
EthnicThe US is actually a melting pot of cultures. In every major city you'll be able to taste some excellent "world cuisine" be it Chinese, Polish, Italian, Indian French or Mexican.
Fast FoodThe home of fast food has a plethora of choices for you. McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Domino's Pizza, you name the chain, it's there!
Kentucky BourbonKentucky Bourbon is great stuff. On the rocks or straight have a Jack Daniels or a Jim Beam.


Where to Sleep

Hotels You can find excellent hotels in the United States. Many of the main hotel sites will have listings for you in the U.S. Find Hotels.
HostelsBeing the size it is, the US has many low cost and budget accommodation choices suitable for any budget. Search for and book a hostel in the US.
Bed & BreakfastBed & Breakfast accommodation is an economical and enjoyable way to spend a long weekend exploring a new area.


How to Move

AirportBelow are a selection of useful American airport links:
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
Boston Logan Airport
Chicago O'Hare Airport
Dallas Fort Worth Airport
Denver International Airport
Honolulu Airport
Las Vegas McCarran Airport
Los Angeles Airport
Miami Airport
New York JFK Airport
New York La Guardia Airport
Orlando Airport
Phoenix Airport
San Francisco Airport
FlightsThe US has several important airline companies. These include:

American Airlines
Delta
United Airlines
TaxiWhen in the main towns and cities, probably the most convenient way to move around.
Car RentalIf you plan on hitting the road and taking in the scenery, you couldn't have picked a better country. Car rental is the way to go to visit everything you would like to see in the US.
BusAn economical and great way to see the country, you can find more information on www.greyhound.com


Locals

BoisterousAmericans are an extrememly friendly, lively bunch who like to enjoy themselves. Exchange experiences and jokes over a few drinks and you'll find yourself some new friends up for almost anything.
LanguageEnglish is the main language but Spanish is widely spoken.
CurrencyUnited States Dollar
Time ZoneGMT -5 on the East Coast to GMT -8 on the West Coast. Hawaii is in GMT -12 and Alaska is in GMT -9.
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