Travel to the United States
The USA or the United States of America! As soon as we say these words, most people start dreaming of extraordinary trips. We can understand them because we were the same ones when we were announced for the first time that we were going to tread the American soil and to make this trip in the United States. We deliver you all the information collected in this travel guide following our various trips to the United States.
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Going on a trip to the United States
Have you already left to discover the United States? Our first time was in April 2019 during a trip to discover New York City, the city that never sleeps. Of course, NYC is not representative of all the states in the USA. We will have to spend a lot of time on the American continent to hope to visit all 52 states. And discover all the hidden treasures.
Depending on your style of traveler, you will be more attracted by the desert, surf, road trip, snow or city side. It’s actually quite simple, the USA is so big and diverse that you’ll find just about every possible and unimaginable thing to do on your trip to the United States. This is a great way to move from one landscape to another, even if you have to travel several thousand miles to connect two major cities together.
Our neighbors on the other side of the Atlantic offer a wide variety of landscapes and activities to do. A trip to the United States is grandiose! Between the huge megalopolis like New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Or the desert landscapes of the American West like Monument Valley, Utah or California. You will have the choice to realize a dream trip.
Our first trip to the United States was to New York City. To take full sight, it is clearly one of the destinations impossible to circumvent of the country. The Big Apple charmed and captivated us. But a trip like that is very tiring and requires a real preparation.
With time, this country becomes easily accessible especially in term of plane ticket. Many companies serve the USA for a relatively low cost. But be careful not to be surprised by the rather high prices of the American territory.
WHEN TO GO TO THE UNITED STATES?
In order to choose the best time to go to the United States, you must ask yourself the question of where you want to go. Because obviously the climate varies enormously on the American territory. So in concrete terms, you can go on a trip to the United States all year round, however, it depends on the city, the state and the atmosphere that you want. Here is some additional information to help you make your decision:
- June, July and August have mild weather throughout the U.S.
- California, Florida, Louisiana, Hawaii, Savannah, Tucson and Corpus Christi have the best year-round weather
- For skiing, you will target the American Rockies in January and February
- For beaches, head to Florida and Hawaii, especially between May and October
- The big cities are best visited in spring (May) or early fall (September and October)
HOW TO FIND A PLANE TICKET TO THE UNITED STATES ?
We are always on the lookout for good deals on airline tickets. Generally we make good deals because we use small tricks that allow us to save a lot of time and money on the price of a ticket.
Our favorite tool is Skyscanner. We choose the airport of departure and the destination “United States”. Thanks to this you will see the cheapest destination city. These are usually big cities, so if you want to go to the backcountry or on a road trip, especially in the American West, don’t forget to book a car.
VISIT NEW YORK IN 3 DAYS
Ah New York, this city so impressive and that we saw so much on television. When we arrived in this huge megalopolis, a feeling of déjà vu came over us. Having grown up with American movies and series, most of the New York clichés were familiar to us. In talking to other people, many felt the same way! This didn’t take away our desire to discover the Big Apple “for real”. So we went to visit New York in 3 days. Wow! It was the first word which came to our mouth when we discovered districts, the ones after the others, all having an incredible history to deliver.
3 days in New York, it’s short! That’s why we decided to give you all the best advice to prepare your stay and not to waste time. It’s obvious, you will have to make choices to give your trip the look you want. During these three days, we discovered New York in many ways by foot and by bike. From street art, to the classic must-sees, to hidden spots, to the newest hot spots. Discover in this guide, several options to make your trip to New York an unforgettable experience, as it was for us.