United States Vacations

New York City, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington, Los Angeles, we have all dreamed of visiting one or several of these cities. The USA is home to some of the most thrilling and diverse cities or towns in the world. Just about any imagined holiday can be experienced somewhere in this great land, from hip and urban metropolises, to quaint hidden streams, gigantic canyons landscapes, or minuscule towns brimming with culture. And the people are just as varied and fascinating to meet, with each having a rich and unique story to tell.

Some of the top sites and destinations offered in this great country include the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Arizona's Grand Canyon, the French Quarter of New Orleans, Florida's Gold Coast, the Hollywood sign of Los Angeles, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the exotic islands of Hawaii, the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Rocky Mountains and the living history and memorials of Washington, D.C. The choices are simply enumerable; you are only limited by the time of your stay.

The USA is home to some of the most thrilling and diverse cities in the world. Just about any imagined holiday can be experienced somewhere in this great land, from hip and urban metropolises, to quaint hidden streams, gigantic canyons landscapes, or minuscule towns brimming with culture. And the people are just as varied and fascinating to meet, with each having a rich and unique story to tell.
 
Some of the top sites and destinations offered in this great country include the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Arizona's Grand Canyon, the French Quarter of New Orleans, Florida's Gold Coast, the Hollywood sign of Los Angeles, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the exotic islands of Hawaii, the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Rocky Mountains and the living history and memorials of Washington, D.C. The choices are simply enumerable; you are only limited by the time of your stay.

Vacation Destinations in United States

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    Anaheim Vacations

    Anaheim offers a wide array of unique activities for visitors throughout the city. Whether you're looking to ride a roller coaster, shop the latest trends in fashion, or picnic in a park, there's a place for you.

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    Fort Lauderdale Vacations

    Fort Lauderdale, also know as the Venice of America, has always been popular with tourists with over 4,800 km of navigable waterways and kilometres of golden beaches.

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    Honolulu Vacations

    The capital of Honolulu is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental center of Hawaii. Waikiki Beach is the heart of the tourist industry with the famous Waikiki Beach.

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    Kona Vacations

    The scenic centrepiece here is Kilauea, the world's most active volcano and a source of spectacular displays, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the Big Island, you'll find forests, volcanoes and a variety of beaches and coves.

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    Las Vegas Vacations

    Being the center of gambling in the world, Las Vegas is commonly known as The Entertainment Capital of the World or Sin City.

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    Lihue Vacations

    Remote, romantic and mysterious, Kauai is plunging ravines, cascading waterfalls, and unforgettable cliffs, canyons, beaches and bays. From the Napali Coast to the vast Waimea Canyon, everything about this island begs to be explored.

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    Maui Vacations

    With crystal waters, golden beaches, beautiful scenery, tropical breezes, swaying palms, championship golf courses, award-winning cuisine and world class resorts its no wonder that Maui has been named 'Best Island in the World' time and time again.

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    Miami Vacations

    Miami is a bustling city filled with culture, fine restaurants, wonderful museums, Art Deco architecture, beautiful beaches and some of the top clubs in the world.

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    Orlando Vacations

    Orlando is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, especially for family vacations. Besides having an almost year-round perfect climate, the city is best known for its many theme parks and resorts in the area, in particular Walt Disney World Resort in nearby Lake Buena Vista.

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    Saint Petersburg Vacations

    St. Petersburg's is a popular tourist, and retirement destination. And it's no wonder why it has been nicknamed "The Sunshine City" with an average of some 360 days of sunshine each year.

Things to know about United States Vacations

Capital: Washington, DC.
Currency: US dollar.
Electricity: 110-120V, 60Hz.
GMT Time: Continental USA counts four time zones: Eastern (-5h), Central (-6h), Mountain (-7h), and Pacific (-8h) Standard Times. Alaska (-9h) and Hawaii (-10h) have their own zones. Daylight savings is applied; except in parts of Hawaii, Indiana and Arizona.
Government: Constitution-based federal republic.
Land size: 9,161,923 km2.
Language: English, and other commonly spoken languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese.
Population: 295,800,000 approx.
Religion: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10%.
 
Documents
A valid passport and a return or onward ticket required.
 
Driver's License
A valid driver's license is accepted. Must be between 19 and 25 years old (check with rental company) and have a credit card to rent a car.

United States Vacation Tips

Unless you are only planning to visit a well serviced city, a car rental is essential in the US. Many attractions can only be reached by car. Car rentals are available everywhere, especially at airports and larger cities. Just remember to inquire about all taxes, required insurances and fees before renting.

Tipping, although not obligatory, is very much expected. Restaurants, bar or club staff and taxi drivers receive normally a 15% tip. Bellhops and doorman usually receive $1 per bag, checkroom attendants $1 per garment, and parking attendants $1 per vehicle. Chambermaids should get 1 to $2 per day.

Note: Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.

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