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Travel to USA: Travel Guide & warnings

Ahhh! the United States of America is one of the most diverse and interesting countries you
can ever set foot on. But if you are planning to visit the US, you probably don’t even know
where to start. What places to visit, what to do, and how to do it.

Planning your trip to the US requires preparation and some research. While we can’t help
you with the preparation we can do the research for you and provide you with the best ideas
and tips. What places to visit, what to do, and also what to avoid.

Lets not waste any more time, let’s get started with our US travel guide!

Travel to USA – tips and No nos

How many days are you gonna visit US?

Before even diving into the different possibilities of things to do, places to visit, and what to
consider before your trip, you need to decide exactly how many days you are visiting. If you
are going for a short 1-week trip or just 5 days, perhaps you want to avoid planning a lot of
traveling within the country because you will end up wasting a lot of time traveling from one
place to the other.

But if you can go for 2 weeks or even a month or more, you can start to consider other
alternatives and different things to do. If you are just going for less than 7 days, our advice is
to stay within a large city, like New York, Los Angeles, or Miami, for example.
For a 2-week period, you can travel across different states or even visit a few large cities.
Additionally, for periods of more than 3 weeks, you can start considering visiting multiple
states, a road trip, and even a cruise because the extra time will allow you to travel

Decide what kind of trip you want

Not all of us are the same thing when it comes to traveling; some do it for the cultural aspect,
while others do it for beautiful natural sights or even a bustling city like New York. Or maybe
you may even want to travel to the US for a particular reason or to have a certain
experience. Deciding this before you start researching and planning your trip is of the utmost
Especially if your trip is short, you want to skip places that you are not very interested in and
focus only on your top places.

Must visit places in the US

It’s challenging to choose which locations in the United States, because it is such a diverse
country, with everything from huge and beautiful cities to amazing coastlines, and natural
beauty places.
Here are some of our favorite locations to visit in the US, and that you can include in your

1. New York City

Dubbed the “city that never sleeps,” New York is the places where dreams are made of, just
to paraphrase Alicia Key’s iconic song. Obviously, New York has tons of great places to visit,
from the Statue of Luberty to the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and even Central Park.
There are amazing and incredible museums, foods, and a atmosphere that is unique.
If you are looking to explore one of the largest cities in the world, with a unique culture, and
atmosphere New York should be at the top of your list.

2. Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the US, and it
should be at the top of your list if you are a nature lover. Also if you love hiking, rafting or
even camping, the national park should provide you with one of the best experiences of your
life. If you have a bigger budget there are helicopter rides you can take to see everythign
from above, or even mule rides to explore the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

3. Hawaii

If you are just looking for the perfect destination to relax, have a few drinks on the beach,
and get your body tan – Hawaii could be the best destination for you. This dream of an island
is home to some of the most iconic and beautiful beaches in the world, and you will certainly
fall in love with the beautiful natural surroundings, the beaches and even Hawaiian culture.
If you are a sea lover, and you love surf, water sports, snorkeling, then Hawaii should be
your number one destination.

4. Los Angeles

Are you a Hollywood lover? Then if so, Los Angeles is the city of angels you do not want to
miss. Some of the most exclusive parties, restaurants, and places can only be found there,
and you wouldn’t be surprised if you saw a famous actor or actress a couple of times. Los
Angeles also has a unique vibe, with tons of different museums, concerts, and art shows
happening all of the time.

5. Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the oldest and most well-known national park in the United States, and if you
are a nature lover this should also be in your list along with the Grand Canyon. You will find
tons of different animals, from bisons to elks, and grizzly bears, along with naturally beautiful
geysers, and hot springs. If you are thinking of visit Yellowstone, you should definitely
consider getting an RV, or camping.

6. Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! If you are not interested in cultural trips, cities, or even beautiful natural
parks, but you just want to have the time of your life – Las Vegas is the place! A mix of great
night-life, parties, and fun everywhere you look. There are always exciting shows, shopping
places, and even gambling – whenever you want 24/7.
Just make sure you don’t lose a lot of money at the tables, and enjoy one of best citees in
the world.

7. Washington, D.C.

If you are more into culture, politics, and museums, then Washington is another place you
should consider. Imagine taking a photo by the White House, or the Capitol Building!
Washington is home to some of the best museums of the nation, including the Smithsonian
and also the National Gallery of Art, making it the best destination for culture buffs.

8. New Orleans

One of the US cities that is often forgotten is New Orleans, but let me tell you that it is
definitely one of the most exciting places you can ever visit in your lifetime. New Orleans has
it all, a unique and vibrant culture, amazing food, and some of the best jazz and blues you
will ever hear in your life.

Additionally, the people are extremely nice and welcoming, while also being extremely
respectful. If you are thinking of going to New Orleans make sure you visit during late
February for Mardi Gras, because it is one of the best times of the year to visit.

9. Austin

You know what they say – everything is bigger in Texas! Well not everything, but in general
Texas is one of the most iconic US states you could ever visit. If you are into cities, but with a
different feel to it, Austin is one of the most exciting cities you can visit in Texas. It has
everything, from rodeos, to shopping centers, great foods, and also one of the most
affordable destinations on this list.

Austin also has one of the best live music scenes in the world, and if you are a music lover
you will have a great time going to different shows across the city. Ahh, and don’t forget to
have some of that amazing barbecue!

10. Miami

If you are looking for a city vibe and also a little bit of beach, and tons of fun places, then
Miami is the place. Miami has some of the best beaches in all of the US, and a rich cultural
history that mixes both south American, and North American influences. Some of the best
seafood in US can be found in Miami, along with a vibrant nightlife that will turn you into a
party beast.

These are just a few of the many must-visit places in the United States. Whether looking for
natural beauty, cultural experiences, or urban adventures, the US has something for

How to travel across the US

There are far too many different ways that you can travel across the US, and this is
something you should only consider if you are going for a long-term trip. Here are our
recommendations if you are traveling for more than 2 weeks in the US:

Go on a classic Road trip

An American roadtrip is a dream for a lot of people, and there are outstanding trip routes you
can take such as the iconic Route 66. You can either rent a car and stay around in hotels or
motels depending on your budget, or you can even rent an RV and go around the country
with your own home on wheels which allows you to stay for longer periods wherever you
want. If you are traveling in the US for more than a month you should definitely consider this
option because it gives you a lot of freedom, to move around and stay wherever you want.

Take a cruise

There are so many cruises to choose from in the US, that you will have a hard time choosing
exactly what you want. The great thing about American cruises, is that there are cruises for
every type of budget, even if you do not have a lot of money to spend on a cruise, you wil
find plenty of really low-cost cruise lines, that offer the same great cruising experience, just
at a more affordable price.

Take the bus

There are also several bus connections across the US, and while it may take more time to
travel the country by bus, it will also give you a different perspective because you will stop in
a lot of places along the way that you wouldn’t necessarily visit.

Take a flight

Since the US is such a large country there are plenty of flights going from different states,
and they are usually very inexpensive. This is perhaps the simplest way to move around the
country, and explore different states and cities without breaking the bank.

4 Things you must do in the US

1. Attend a sporting event

The US has unique sports like baseball, ice hockey, and even American football. For this
reason a great idea is to attend one of these sport evans, and embrace the American sports

2. Try the food

US food is one of the country’s icons, and there are dishes that you cannot have in any other
place in the world. From Hamburgers, to barbecue, lobster rolls, fried chicken, hot dogs, and
a lot of sweets. You will fall in love with American cuisine.

3. Go to shows

The US also has some of the best shows in the world, from music concerts, to movie
premiers, broadway shows, stand up comedy, and even music festivals that are completely
unique. If you love arts, you will have a great time, and see some of the best shows in your

4. Visit theme parks

If you are going with kids, then theme parks are something you should really put down on
your list. The US hosts some of worlds best theme parks, from Disney World in Orlando, to
Universal Studios in Hollywood, there are roller coaster rides, your favorite cartoon
characters, and some of the best memories and experiences you can have in your lifetime.

Things to avoid in US

While the United States is a safe and welcoming country for the most part, there are also
some risks, and things to avoid while you are visiting. Here are some things to avoid:

Always carry your ID

It is essential that you carry your ID at all times, in this case your passport. You want to avoid
running into the police or another authority figure without having the proper documentation.

Avoid unsafe areas

While most of the US is safe, it is also a country riddled with crime, and the best way to
avoid any problems during your trip is to stay away of unsafe and unknown areas. Avoid
going into neighbourhoods that are not as safe, and if you do avoid talking with strangers.

Respect the culture

The US is one of the most diverse cultural countries in the world, and visiting means you
have to embrace this mix of cultures, and backgrounds. For this reason, you want to make
sure that you respect the culture and customs of the people, independent of their race,
gender or sexual preference. Be polite and you will not have any problems.

Conclusion – Travel to USA

The United States of America are one of the most diverse destinations you can ever pick for
your holidays, because it simply is able to pelase any kind of tourist. Whether you are into
parties, nature, culture, or even relaxing by the beach – the US has it all.

We hope this guide has helped you to understand some of the best destinations to travel in
the US, along with the tips on what to avoid and what to do when you are there. We hope
you truly have a wonderful time in your next US trip.
Remember that it is necessary to take standard safety precautions because there are some
dangerous areas, and risks you should not take.

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