USA

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. This land is my land, and if it’s your land, you probably don’t need this introduction. However, if it’s not, we’d love to welcome you to this page, and hopefully our country someday.

The rest of This Land is Your Land describes California to the New York island with redwood forest to Gulf Stream waters. Which simplifies America into two cities on two coasts. While New York and San Francisco are beautiful, there’s so much more to this land. A network of National and State parks preserve natural wonders while a well maintained highway system beckons you to take long road trips to discover hidden gems and unexpected pleasures. We approach travel experience and adventure first, which is also the way that we’ll introduce the USA to you.

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Price point levels scaled for a 7-day visit for a couple and anchored on research and personal experiences.

$ - up to $1500
$$ - $1500 - $3000
$$$ - $3000 -$5000
$$$$ - $5000+
Price Point
$-$$$$
Language(s)

English, with widespread support for Spanish

Currency

US Dollar

Reported for the US traveler with foreign countries rankings based on the US State Department's travel advisories.
Safety
Exercise Increased Caution

Reported for three representative cities within the destination via Weather Spark.

Climate (°F)
Summer Winter
San Francisco 72 45
New York City 85 28
Miami 90 62
Outlets
Type-A
Type-B

Best Time to Visit

The best time to travel domestically in the US is either during spring (late March to late May) or autumn (late September to late October). Since these are the shoulder seasons before and after summer, these months have milder temperatures as well as fewer visitors in the most popular destinations.

Fun Facts

  • The USA has no official language, but 78% of the people only speak English
  • New York was once New Amsterdam and the nation’s capital
  • 20% of Americans either live in New York or California
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the most popular museum in America
  • At 630′ tall, The Gateway Arch is America’s tallest monument
  • The original London Bridge is in Lake Havasu, Arizona
  • On average, each person in the United States owns 1.2 guns
  • Walt Disney World is the most visited amusement park in the world
  • The United States has four generalized time zones, but covers 11 time zones when you include Alaska, Hawaii, and all the territories
  • Great Smokey National Park is the most visited, but many people think Glacier and the Grand Canyon are more beautiful
  • Mammoth Cave is the world’s largest cave system

Bucket-List Activities

  • Explore the national parks
  • Drive the iconic Route 66 
  • Discover the glaciers, whales and northern lights (Alaska)
  • Explore the treasures of Hawaii (Hawaii)
  • Listen to live jazz in New Orleans (Louisiana)

Natural Wonders

  • Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
  • Yosemite National Park (California)
  • Redwood National & State Parks (California)
  • Denali National Park (Alaska)
  • Niagara Falls (New York)
  • Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho)
  • Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)

Major Attractions

  • Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
  • Pike Place Market (Washington)
  • Venice Beach (California)
  • French Quarter (Louisiana)
  • Golden Gate Bridge (California)
  • Walt Disney World (Florida)
  • National Museums (Washington DC)

Native Foods

  • Apple Pie (Vermont)
  • The Hamburger (Texas)
  • Clam Chowder (Maine & Massachusetts)
  • Bagel and Lox (New York)
  • Deep-Dish Pizza (Illinois)
  • Biscuits and Gravy (Southern Appalachia)
  • Barbecue (Texas)

General Travel Tips

Common Phrases

  • Break a bill – to get change
  • Ride shotgun – ride in the passenger seat of a car
  • Throw a person under the bus – to inappropriately blame somebody
  • Go Dutch – Pay your own way on an activity
  • Plead the Fifth – refusing say something (because it might incriminate you)
  • Don’t cry over spilt milk – Don’t get upset about something you can’t fix
  • Monday-morning quarterback – Somebody who second guesses other people’s decisions
  • Ballpark figure – A rough estimate
  • Piece of cake – Something is easy
  • It’s not rocket science – It’s not intellectually challenging

Enplanements scaled by the number of commercial passenger boardings that occurred at the airport in calendar year per Wikipedia

🛩 - Limited commercial air service

✈ - 25,000  - 100,000

✈✈ - 100,000 - 500,000

✈✈✈ - 500,000 - 1,000,000

✈✈✈✈ - 1,000,000+

Major Cities / Airports

This list is all airports with over 15,000,000 yearly passengers in descending order of traffic

  • Atlanta  / Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL ✈✈✈✈) – Delta’s hub in the center of Georgia and the 3rd largest metro area in the south
  • Los Angeles / Los Angeles International Airport (LAX ✈✈✈✈) – the center of SoCal culture
  • Chicago / Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD ✈✈✈✈) – America’s 3rd largest city on the shores of Lake Michigan
  • Dallas / Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW ✈✈✈✈) – American’s airlines hub in north Texas
  • Denver / Denver International Airport (DEN ✈✈✈✈) – The Mile-High City in the front range of the Rockies
  • New York / John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK ✈✈✈✈) – The largest of 3 airports that service NYC
  • San Francisco / San Francisco International Airport (SFO ✈✈✈✈) – Direct light rail service to The City By The Bay
  • Seattle / Tacoma (SeaTac) Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA ✈✈✈✈) – The Emerald City in Washington State
  • Las Vegas/  Harry Reid International Airport (LAS ✈✈✈✈) – The gambling capital of the world
  • Orlando / Orlando International Airport (MCO ✈✈✈✈) – Gateway to Walt Disney World and central Florida
  • New York / Newark Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR ✈✈✈✈) – Another airport that services NYC
  • Charlotte / Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT ✈✈✈✈) – American Airlines hub in North Carolina and second largest city the south
  • Phoenix / Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX ✈✈✈✈) – The gateway to the Valley of the Sun in central Arizona
  • Houston / George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH ✈✈✈✈) – Texas’ largest city
  • Miami/ Miami International Airport (MIA ✈✈✈✈) – Latin heat deep in south Florida
  • Boston / Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS ✈✈✈✈) – the birthplace of the American Revolution
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul / Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (MSP ✈✈✈✈) – The Twin Cities deep in the middle of Minnesota 
  • Fort Lauderdale / Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL ✈✈✈✈) – The Venice of America in south Florida
  • Detroit / Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW ✈✈✈✈) – Michigan’s Motor City on the Straits of Lake Erie
  • Philadelphia / Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia (PHL ✈✈✈✈) – The Liberty City on the Pennsylvania coast
  • New York / LaGuardia Airport (LGA ✈✈✈✈) – The City’s 3rd airport and closest to Midtown
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