Hire a classic car and live your dream of a great American road
Florida's world-class theme parks and pristine sandy beaches.
Dance ‘til dawn at one of Las Vegas’ coolest nightclubs.
The raw beauty of the Grand Canyon and the wild alligators and manatees
of the Florida Everglades.
Language: The language spoken in the
USA is English.
Currency: The currency used in the
USA is the American Dollar ($).
Local time: Orlando and New York are
5 hours behind GMT/UK time. Las Vegas and Los Angeles are 8 hours behind GMT/UK
Fly to: The main airport near Orlando
is Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is 19km south-east of Orlando. The main airport
near Las Vegas is McCarran International Airport (LAS) which is 8km south of downtown Las
Flight time from UK: 8-9 hours to
Orlando and 10-11 hours to Las Vegas.
Tourist Information: Further USA
tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health: Before you travel,
click here for recommendations and general advice on
visas and health for your holiday to the USA. For information on the Visa Waiver Program for
international travellers looking to travel to the United States please click here.
Temperature: 30-40 (°C) during the
summer months in destinations like Florida and Las Vegas.
Best time to visit USA: Spring or
autumn when temperatures are usually comfortably warm.
From sun-drenched California to the snowy peaks of Montana, the weather
in the USA can differ greatly from state to state. In Florida, you can expect year-round
sunshine with temperatures averaging in the early 30s (°C) during the summer months. Las Vegas
weather is hot and dry throughout the year and temperatures often exceed 40 °C in
By hire car: Hire a rental car to
explore the USA’s rich and varied landscape at your own pace. Be aware that you’ll find toll
booths across the country, so keep a few dollars to hand when you’re driving.
By monorail: The Las Vegas Monorail
serves the major resorts along the Strip.
By trolley bus: In Florida, Orlando’s
I-Drive trolley bus is a handy way to get around the restaurants and attractions of
By cable car: The quaint cable cars of San Francisco offer a
fantastic way to see the city.
By plane or boat: Hop between the Hawaiian islands with
the inter-island airlines, or take the ferry which leaves from Maui's Lahaina Harbour.
Super Bowl: The biggest sporting
event in the USA is Super Bowl Sunday, which takes place at the end of February. The two most
successful teams in the NFL battle it out for the prestigious Super Bowl trophy in a different
American city each year.
4th July: American Independence Day
on the 4th of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Parades,
barbeques and fireworks are traditional around this time, and you’ll see American flags on
Ringing the changes: New Year’s Eve
in Las Vegas is the ultimate night out. Crowds of thousands descend on the Las Vegas Strip and
the party doesn’t stop until the sun comes up.
Film festivals: On the must-see list are the Palm Springs
International Film Festival in January, and September’s SoCal Independent Film Festival, in
Orange County’s Huntington Beach.
Music and Culture: Austin, Texas is famous for its
festivals: South by Southwest (SXSW) is an extravaganza of film and music held every
March, and there’s also Austin City Limits Festival (October).
Foodie Fun: In July, indulge your senses at the Taste of
Chicago, the world’s largest food festival. Three million visitors descend on Grant Park to
taste the city’s diverse cuisine, from traditional deep-dish Chicago pizza to spicy African