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United States Travel: General Information

The USA is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world for a good reason. With tourist attractions like Times Square, Empire State Building, Disneyland, Niagara Falls, Great Smoky Mountains etc, there is something for tourists of all age groups. Its glittery cities along with serene locations offer a great variety for your holiday.

United States Travel: Key Facts

Capital city: Washington DC

Area: 9,826,630 sq Km

Population: 306,774,000

Monetary Unit: US Dollar

International Dialing Code: 1

United States Travel: Popular Tourist Destinations

  • New York: New York is among the most important cities of US. The city has always ruled the world in almost every scenario may it be fashion, entertainment or commerce. It is a destination for a lot of business personals as well as a place that can be a great choice for a fun filled vacation. Home to architectural marvels like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge etc, and museums and galleries, New York is one of the most visited tourist destination in the world.
  • Las Vegas: The city is a fantasy land for anyone who loves gambling. Coupled with entertaining shows, fine dining, bright lights and a wonderful nightlife, a vacation in Las Vegas turns into one long fun filled night. The city has every single luxury that you dream of on your vacation, from 5 star spa resorts, golf clubs and casinos to nightclubs serving delicious cuisines.
  • Washington D.C: Washington is the capital of the United States. The city has a number of museums, galleries, historical monuments, performance halls, and a lot of architectural attractions. It is also home to gardens, mountains and canyons for adventure seekers. One of the biggest attractions here is the White House – residence and office of the President of the United States.
  • Los Angeles: This second largest city of the US is popular among tourists for its fabulous beaches, mountains, clear sunshine and lush green palm trees. Located in the city, Hollywood is another great attraction for every tourist visiting this splendid town.

United States Travel: Economy and Infrastructure

The United States has a capitalist mixed economy, and the fact that the United States is abundant in resources, greatly contributes to the economy. It is the largest importer of goods and the third largest exporter as well. The main exports of the United States remain electrical machinery and chemicals. It is also the 3rd largest producer of oil and the largest importer of oil as well.

The Public Education system in the United States is operated by the state and local governments. The US holds a literacy rate of 99%. Needless to mention that the country has a fabulous network of air transport with connections to very corner of the world. The road systems and the rail systems that constitute the transport infrastructure of the United States are good, and the government has been pumping in more funds to improve it further.

United States Travel: Culture

The United States is a multi-cultured nation, since it is home to a large variety of ethnic groups. People from all parts of the world have contributed to the culture of the US since the country is among the largest employers of the world.

The US was a Jazz hub during the early 1940s. The hip hop, punk rock and Indie rock all started in the United States. The people of the country love to experiment with their clothes and style. Baseball is regarded as the national sport of the United States, with college football and basketball also attracting equally large audiences.

 

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