With 50 glorious states celebrating incredibly varied landscapes and cultures, there are so many reasons to visit the ever-fascinating United States of America. People from all over the world come to the USA, some even stay back to call this place their home.
With its natural wonders and its unique, sometimes even surprising lifestyle, you should explore this country at least once in your lifetime to experience its unmatched charm.
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The USA is one of the world’s most popular destinations with around 77 million tourists visiting every year to experience everything that the country has to offer. From theme parks to historical attractions, America covers all that you can think of.
The 50 states in America are all unique and have something different to offer to you. Each state varies in culture, lifestyle, and population, so will have something new and exciting to experience wherever you go.
America is well-known for its iconic landmarks. The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California, the Statue of Liberty in New York, Times Square, White House in Washington DC, the famed Las Vegas Strip, or the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco – there are so many tourist attractions in the USA.
The USA also boasts of extremely diverse landscapes. From vast deserts to enormous canyons, gigantic waterfalls to lush green rainforests, softest sand beaches to an amazing coastline, one could go on and on. Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Lake Tahoe in Nevada, Redwood National and State Parks in California, Niagara Falls, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming are some of the must-see places if you are an adventure seeker.
If you are a party person, the USA is going to be a treat. Las Vegas is called America’s adult playground for a reason. Some of the country’s most well-known nightclubs call this city their home. Add to that glitzy hotels and fancy casinos.
You also have Miami, famous for its deafening dance clubs, posh hotel lounges and extravagant clientele.
Of course, nothing compares to New York City itself which probably has the most diverse number of options compared to any other city in the USA. Check out the trendy cocktail lounges in SoHo or visit the rooftop bars in Manhattan. There are countless ways to enjoy a night out in the ‘City That Never Sleeps’
American culture is a combination of European, Asian, American Indian, Latin America, African, Polynesian, and other races. So, it is safe to say that you have representation from almost every country in the world. This in itself creates a unique blend of American culture which is interesting as any other culture in the world.
The Big Apple is the most bustling city in America. Anyone who travels to the USA has this city at the top of their itineraries. It is home to iconic sites like the Times Square, Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
One of New York’s greatest pleasures is simply walking along its streets, discovering the one-of-a-kind shops, aromatic food carts, and impromptu performances. If you like musicals, plays and the performing arts, the Guggenheim museum and Broadway are perfect for you.
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sun, sand, and movies make up this magnetic city! Glitzy and glamorous, Los Angeles is the humble abode of the most famous movie industry in the world- Hollywood. Also known as the city of angels, visitors are lured into the luxurious lifestyle and sheer magnetic personality of the city.
Malibu beach and Monica are great places to relax in. Venice beach and boardwalk are also quite popular and people come there to spend the evening.
The Getty Centre
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Universal Studios Hollywood
San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial heart of Northern California. A hub of excitement, the city shot to fame in 1849 as the home of the Californian Gold Rush which at the time made it the largest city on the West Coast.
Known for its restaurants, some of the best chefs in the country call this place home.
The Golden Gate Bridge
The ‘Sin City’ is the ultimate playground. With its world-famous nightlife scene, amazing cuisine, and countless entertainment options, one should visit Las Vegas at least once in their lifetime. The vibrant and colourful city attracts visitors from all over the world.
The most popular attraction here is the famed Las Vegas Strip. It is one of the most famous streets in the world. Las Vegas Boulevard is always buzzing with crowds. There are endless food and drink options, theatre acts, shopping complexes and museums. All this along with the famous casinos where people come to try their luck.
The Neon Museum
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum
An ideal vacation spot, Florida is all about relaxing and unwinding. The endless stretches of sandy beaches with the cool waters grace Florida. Take a sip of your cocktail while you sunbathe in the glorious beaches of Miami or Tampa Bay.
Maybe for a more family-friendly outing, go for the Disney World.
Walt Disney World
Arizona is known for its stunning natural landscape. It is known for its deserts, canyons, wildlife, and delicious food. From awesome natural beauty to culinary treats, there are some truly breath-taking moments to be discovered in the Grand Canyon State.
Arizona boasts of a wide range of flora and fauna. Out in the desert, you will find Arizona’s state flower, the saguaro, along with plenty of cacti and other green forest areas.
The Grand Canyon
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
The paradise island is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. The lush green rainforests along with stunning waterfalls make Hawaii a dream vacation spot. The Hawaiian Islands are made of volcanic landscapes, pretty beaches and boast of a rich indigenous culture.
It is a great destination for you to relax and spend some quality time away from the bustling city. Because of an endless ocean surrounding it, the Hawaiian Islands also offer world-class surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, paddle boarding and more.
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Paradise Cove Luau
New Orleans is one of the most eccentric and vibrant cities in the world. With friendly people, amazing food, awesome live music, there is something for everyone here.
The biggest event in New Orleans is the world-famous Mardi Gras, also called the “Greatest Free Show On Earth,”. The two-week long extravaganzas give you the chance to dress up in funky costumes, join parades, interact with strangers and drink as much as you want.
Jazz & Heritage Festival
St Louis Cathedral
New Orleans Museum of Art
Catch a Broadway Show in New York City
Take a guided tour of the White House
Watch the sunset from the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge
Go for a picnic and feel the mist on your face at Niagara Falls
Take a swim in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world
Take a hike through the Glacier National Park in Montana
Go for a kayaking trip on Colorado river’s majestic Emerald Cave
Go surfing in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu
Try the delicious deep-dish pizza in Chicago
Witness the American glory at Mount Rushmore
Climb up the 110-story Willis Tower, USA's tallest building, for breath-taking panoramic views of Chicago and the surrounding countryside
Enjoy 360-degree views of Las Vegas, thrilling amusement park rides, restaurants, and nightlife perched at the tallest free-standing tower in the USA, the Stratosphere Tower
Check out the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the home of NASA’s space launches
Check out the Bellagio Fountains in front of the Bellagio Hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip
Try a cheesesteak in Philadelphia. It is a long, crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sautéed meat and melted cheese
One of the most famous and among the most visited attractions in the USA, the Grand Canyon has astonished visitors for years. The Grand Canyon as seen today started out as a series of smaller canyons 70 million years ago, being gradually carved out by the marvellous Colorado river.
Standing at the rim of the canyon is unnerving to say the least! The earth seems to fall off the edge to give way to expanses of gorges, plateaus, and peaks. The canyon is 6,000-foot, 277-mile-long and the sheer size of the stone walls along the sky will make you feel tiny compared to them.
A series of turquoise streams rush in and out of rust-red cliffs and cascade through the pools. At the bottom of the canyon, lies the pulsing and persistent Colorado River, which has carved the gorge over 70 million years.
Niagara Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the world. The second you see the cascading waters of Niagara River rumbling down a 188-foot waterfall at an extreme speed, your jaw is going to drop.
Due to the impact of the falls, a cool misty fog sets upon the entire area and you can hear the roaring sound of the water from miles away.
From the top, crowds flock to the railings to feel the mist on their faces. If you follow the water's path downward, you will find boats, platforms and observation decks filled with tourists.
An iconic symbol of the United States of America, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States. It commemorated the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution and the subsequent abolition of slavery.
The “Lady Liberty” is a personification of the Roman goddess of Freedom and Independence, named Libertas. The tablet she holds is inscribed with the date of the United States Declaration of Independence.
The seven spikes of her crown represent the seven oceans and continents of the world. Lastly, her torch is a symbol of enlightenment shining upon the world.
The Statue of Liberty is not only an important part of history but also celebrates the great American dream.
Times Square is New York’s bright, big, pulsing heart and something that cannot be missed on your journey to the USA.
It ranks among the world’s most visited tourist attractions. Drawing a whopping 50 million visitors annually, the glitz and glamour of the Times Square is unmissable.
The unbridled energy of the city, along with the funky costumed characters and incessant flashing of neon lights, make for an extraordinary experience. It shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s also among the world’s most Instagrammed locations.
America’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park was inaugurated on March 1, 1872. Since then millions of travellers from all over the world have visited this place to experience its rich biodiversity and its geothermal features.
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone’s largest spring, is a sight to behold! It justifies its name, due to the prism-like effect created by the variety of colours such as blue, turquoise, yellow, and orange.
The different colours represent the different water temperatures and the different thermophiles, or organisms, that live in these high-temperature environments. This surreal basin measures 370 feet in length and is more than 160 feet deep.
Yellowstone is teeming with wildlife. Grizzly bears, bison, elk, wolves, sheep, deer, moose, antelope, and birds are just some of the animals that call this place home. Besides wildlife spotting, there are a lot of other activities here like camping, fishing, and kayaking.
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous landmarks of New York City. It’s instantly recognisable as a symbol that has graced the NYC skyline since 1931. Anyone visiting New York should visit it at least once.
At 102 stories tall, the building has graced the itineraries of visitors for 86 years. From the observation deck, you can get an incredible view of New York. On a clear day, if you are lucky you can see for miles, including views of up to five states.
Walt Disney World Resort was envisioned by Walt Disney and features attractions based on stories and characters created by the Disney Company.
Covering an area of nearly 40 square miles the place features four theme parks - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.
The first and oldest theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort is the Magic Kingdom. It became the most visited theme park in the entire world in 2017. The park features Disney characters and is completely dedicated to the classic fairy tales.
EPCOT or the “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” was the second park built here. The EPCOT Centre was opened to celebrate culture, technological progress, and human achievement.
With several avant-garde attractions for the purposes of entertainment and education in the form of a geodesic sphere. The park is also recognised by Spaceship Earth.
It also has two water adventure parks -Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, along with 34 resort hotels.
The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is famous worldwide. It has been featured numerous times in photos, posters, and postcards of the city. Walking or biking across the bridge is part of the San Francisco experience.
Many people love to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge which in itself is a wonderful experience. Enjoy the splendid views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the San Francisco Bay on the other.
(Please note that this is a sample itinerary. Our USA tour packages from India are customisable to suit your preferences.)
Day 1On your arrival at the airport in New York, you will be received by our agent. Afterwards, proceed for transfer to your hotel. After checking in, relax in your room for a while before the sightseeing. This tour will start with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial followed by a ferry ride to Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty. In the afternoon, visit the One World Trade Centre and enjoy the stunning birds eye views of New York City. Enjoy a drive across bustling Times Square, and Manhattan city. Visit the Central Park in Manhattan, a famous symbol of New York City. Take a walk through the many trails, ride a boat, check out the Alice in the Wonderland statue and the Shakespeare In the Park show, among many other things to explore. After spending some time at the Central Park, head back to the hotel for the night.
Day 2After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start for the journey to the capital, Washington D.C. On arrival in Washington, head out to explore the city. Begin with the Washington Monument followed by Lincoln Memorial, White House, and Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. After the sightseeing tour, head back to the hotel for the night.
Day 3Next morning drive across the border to reach Niagara. On arrival, check-in at the hotel, and have a delicious scrumptious breakfast. Get ready for a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls. You will also visit other attractions such as Goat Island, Cave of the Winds, along with a 'Maid of the Mist' cruise tour which will provide close encounters with the falls. Later in the day, proceed to visit the Skylon Tower. It is the largest structure that overlooks both American Fall, in New York, and the larger Horseshoe Falls, in Ontario, from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Return to the hotel for the night.
Day 4Next day board the flight to visit Las Vegas, also called the 'Sin city'. Ride the iconic Ferris wheel the High Roller at the LINQ Hotel. The 30-minute ride in the air-conditioned cabins is an amazing experience. Do admire the skyline of Las Vegas from this 550-foot tall Ferris wheel. Spend the day gaming, shopping, and checking out the luxurious casinos and then return to your hotel to spend the night.
Day 5After breakfast at the hotel, leave for the Grand Canyon tour in the early morning. Meet at a common boarding point to hop on a Volvo bus ride to Grand Canyon tour. Enjoy ritual dances and a lovely lunch on arrival and later watch a Wild West show. Take a guided tour of the famous Hoover Dam from the arch shaped O Callaghan Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Proceed further through Joshua Tree National Forest and marvel at surreal geologic features narrated by the guide in the bus.
Day 6Start the day by visiting the Grand Canyon west rim. Also, visit the Native American settlement of the Hualapai tribe and learn about their way of life. The Guano Point gives you a 360-degree view of the Grand Canyon and is one of the most dramatic viewpoints. You'll also visit the famous Eagle Point. In the afternoon, head to the Hualapai Ranch and watch a good-old Wild West show (subjected to availability). After a complete tour of the Grand Canyon, return to Las Vegas for the night.
Day 7Early morning set off on the drive to Los Angeles, through the beautiful Mojave Desert. Upon reaching Los Angeles, check into your hotel. Once in L.A., start with Universal Studios Hollywood and DreamWorks Theatre. Inside the Universal Studios tour, the kids are going to love the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Transformers 3D rides. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is another star attraction. In the evening, go on a shopping trip around the town. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day 8After breakfast, you'll be checked out of your hotel in LA. Hit the Pacific Coast Highway and board your bus to San Francisco. After reaching San Francisco, you will go on a 60-minute Golden Gate Bay cruise. Sail past the notable attractions of the city like the- iconic Pier 43 in the Fisherman's Wharf. Admire the beautiful skyline of San Francisco. Observe the North Beach neighbourhood and San Francisco Maritime National Park when your cruise passes along the Fort Mason and the Marina District. Pass through the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge as the steam vessel heads back in the Bay Area to the town of Sausalito. Sail past Angel Island State Park and the Alcatraz Island and then head back to the Pier 43. Look out for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Coit Tower. Check into your hotel for the night.
Day 9On day 6 you'll take a tour of the city. Take the Hop-On Hop-off bus ride to famous landmarks in San Francisco like the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. Admire the views of the bridge from the North Vista Point. Visit the Sausalito Waterfront to explore the Bay Area. Spend the evening at leisure or go out for a quick walk through the city. Return to the hotel for the night.
Day 10After breakfast, check out of your hotel in San Francisco. You can go on a quick shopping trip or some last-minute sightseeing before you board your flight.
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A USA trip will require a higher budget to truly experience the beauty of the country. With as many as 50 states, the tour cost depends on the travel itinerary and the number of states being visited. The various accommodation categories along with interstate travel will also affect the cost. You have high-end luxurious hotels to more pocket-friendly ones.
Flying Squirrel Holidays provides customised American travel packages/American honeymoon packages/ USA family tour packages according to your budget and preferences. Please send us an enquiry to know more.
When is the best time to visit the USA from India?
The best time to visit the USA would be during the months of spring and fall.
March to May are climate-friendly months and will allow you to explore the great outdoors with ease. You will also be able to enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, and camping.
September to November are the fall months. The weather is pleasant and cool. You will be able to indulge in activities like camping, rock climbing and mountain driving amidst picture-perfect sceneries.
What is the USA known for?
The USA is known for its great cities and many beautiful national parks and many entertainment sports of the family. The country is also known for its glorious mountains, clean beaches, rolling meadows, impressive rivers, and vast ice fields.
What is the currency of the USA?
US dollar is the official currency of the country and the only currency that is accepted.
Bluegrass and beaches, snow-covered peaks and redwood forests, restaurant-loving cities, and big open skies, these all are a part of the great American experience. Whether you are looking out for an adventure, a romantic honeymoon destination or a quiet family vacation, you will find what you seek in this grand country.
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