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USA travel guide

Check out our USA travel guide which is jam-packed full of all the travel information you could hope for before you go, including fast facts, when it’s best to go, sample prices, events and attractions.  You can even check out what other travelers had to say about America.  Read on…

Botox, Britney, burgers and Barack…what springs to mind?  The United States of America.  Mass media has brought the States to the world in the form of movies, songs, food and drink, dance and even the lingo but a visit to the US will fill you with so much more.  With 50 states to choose from there is enough here to keep any kind of traveler happy – from the awe-inspiring grand canyon, to the hustle and bustle of New York, or the bright lights and crazy nights of Las Vegas.

Fast facts


Languages spoken
82% of the population speak English
The remaining speak Spanish, other Indo-European languages, Asian, Pacific Island languages and other.

Name: Dollar
Code: USD
Symbol: $

The electrical current in the USA is 120 V, with a cycle of 60 Hz. You will need a converter if you have appliances that don’t accept this voltage.

Time Zones
6 time zones:
Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5)
Central time (GMT - 6)
Mountain Time (GMT - 7)
Pacific Time (GMT - 8)
Hawaiian Time (GMT – 10)
Alaskan Time (GMT – 9)

Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States on the second Sunday of March and reverts back to standard time on the first Sunday in November.  Daylight saving time is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or the state of Arizona

Country Dialling code

Measurements and weights
The US is best described as a ‘soft metric’ country, meaning it supports the metric system but not exclusively.

*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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