USA Mainland, Hawaii
The US of A as they say is a country with so much to offer the visitor for a holiday. The choice is endless from the East Coast of America to the West coast and from the North to the South of America. Every type of sight, activity and experience is there waiting to be experienced. America is the perfect destination for a twin center holiday with another American state or with Canada or a Caribbean island such as Barbados
If American cities are what make you smile then choose from the East coast options such as New York for shopping, Boston for culture, Washington for politics and sight-seeing or Philadelphia. Head over to the west coast of America and you have Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. In between don’t forget Dallas for your cowboys, Las Vegas for you city that never sleeps, Orlando for the home of Mickey Mouse and New Orleans for the music to your soul.
America is split into 52 states with California, Florida and the East Coast of America being the most popular with British tourists.
Skiing Holiday North America
Skiing is extremely popular in America with the most popular resorts being close to Denver in Colorado. Breckenridge with its brewery and Jackson Hole with its cowboy style offers something different to the European skier. For picture post card skiing a visit to Heavenly or Lake Tahoe is one not to miss.
Hawaii Islands Weddings, Honeymoons and golf holidays
Oahu which is the main island that flights go into ie Honolulu. It’s famous for Waikiki Beach and the surfboards with its bustling beach bars and night life. This island is also home to Pearl Harbour with the monument site to the sunken USS Arizona.
Maui is known for its stunning beaches, romantic hide aways and golf Courses! It’s where you might catch a glimpse of a hump back whale in the right season. It has a mix of art galleries, restaurants, bars and stunning beaches to choose from.
Kaui is the island that has been use in many films for its fantastic scenery from South Pacific to Jurassic Park. The beaches are stunning white sand, the plunging Cliffs of Na Pali and the mighty Waimea Canyon where a helicopter ride is a must once in a lifetime trip. Away from the beaches you can even Kayak down the same river as Indiana Jones was filmed on one of his many escapes. If windsurfing is your thing then you might be lucky enough to enjoy a surf with some spinner dolphins by your side. If you love snorkelling then the resort of Poipu is a great base for you.
The Big Island is the most volcanic of all the islands in Hawaii with rain forests, vast ranch lands, acres of orchids, sunny beaches and snow-capped craters. It is home to the volcanoes National park with many hiking trails and the still active Kilauea volcano that regularly shoots lava and steam into the skies above. The big island is also home to the ski resorts of Hawaii so if you fancy a mornings skiing and an afternoon on the beach, this is the island to come to but be prepared as there are no ski lifts! But there are also no ski tickets to purchase.
Driving tips in America
Driving is on the Right hand side in USA. Speed limits are set by each individual state so always check the limits of the state you are driving your rental car.
As a rule they can be as low as 25-40mph (50-65kph) in built-up areas, 70mph (110kph) on motorways (freeways) and dual carriageways and 60mph (95kph) on most other roads. As a rule, assume that in any area with street lighting the speed limit is 30mph (50kph) unless otherwise stated. Car hire is worth considering if you want to explore some of the remoter towns and villages at your own pace.
Seat belts are compulsory in front and rear of vehicles at all times. The alcohol limit in USA differs from state to state. The minimum is 0.1 and the max is 0.8mg. Call for our car hire prices in America.
Essential information about America
Capital City – Washington DC
Language – English
Currency – US Dollar
Electricity – 110/120V
Flight time – On average from london from 7 hours to 12 hours
Time difference from GMT -4 to GMT -10
For more information visit the USA Tourist board at www.visitusa.org.uk
|Country||USA Mainland and Hawaii|
|Visa requirements||None, Can visit on a tourist visa and ESTA entry online application.|