USA

Your American dream is whatever you choose to make it. Pick a theme, a coast or even just one city, and create a holiday of a lifetime.

From the coconut palm-fringed beaches of Hawaii to the snow-capped mountains of Alaska and the 48 states in between, this proud nation never stops surprising you. Whether you’re celebrity spotting on Hollywood Boulevard or catching a show inside a smoke-filled New Orleans’ jazz club, visiting world-class art museums or trekking through stunning natural parks, it promises to be an adventure to remember.

Frequently Asked Questions about USA

Where should I start my USA holiday?

That's a very good question. With so many states covering such a huge amount of land, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about what to see and do in the USA One idea is to take in the sights and sounds of the West Coast. Starting in Seattle, this route will take you through verdant green forests all the way down to the dry, hot deserts of California. For a dose of Southern food and hospitality, head out on an adventure from the streets of New Orleans to the sunny beaches of Florida. And of course, don't forget about the iconic Route 66. Taking you from New York to Los Angeles, this freewheeling highway will show you some of the country's greatest cities.

How do I hire a car in the USA?

So long as you have a credit card and a valid driver's licence, hiring a car in the USA should be pretty straightforward. Many rental companies require that drivers are over the age of 25. Some will rent to those under 25 - just be prepared to pay a little extra. You can expect to see plenty of car hire outlets at the major airports, and bookings can easily be made in advance over the phone.

Which is the largest city in the USA?

With a population of over 8 million people, New York City is by far the largest city in the USA From great food to world-class art museums, there's never a dull moment in this dynamic metropolis. Of course, it's also home to the iconic Statue of Liberty. Time to tick another item off the bucket list!

Is the USA a good destination for a family holiday?

A family holiday to the USA is sure to be one that everyone - from the little tackers to the teenagers - will never forget. Load up the car for a classic cross-country road trip, taking in attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Want to end the adventure on a high note? We've got just one word for you: Disneyland!

When is summer in USA?

In the USA summer starts on either June 20 or 21, depending on the year. Summer solstice 2018 is June 21, and the season ends on September 22. Because the country includes several climate zones, be sure to pack according to the weather in your holiday destination and enjoy!

When is spring in the USA?

When is spring in the USA? Depending on the year, spring starts on March 19 or 20 in the United States, and ends of June 20 or 21. In 2018, the season will fill the country with beautiful blooms from March 20 to June 21. Some areas experience longer cold or hot seasons, so spring will feel different wherever you go.

How much are sales taxes in the USA?

Sales tax in the USA varies by state, county, and city. There are five states that have no sales tax, however, and those include Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon.

How much do I tip at restaurants in the USA?

Tipping can be a little confusing for Aussies visiting the United States for the first time. Here's our hot... tip: Tipping after dining in a restaurant or cafe should start at 20% for good service and can exceed 25% when the serving staff has provided an excellent dining experience. This is a common guideline for all services, including spa treatments and hired transportation.

What is the drinking age in the U.S.A.?

The legal drinking age in the U.S.A. is 21. This applies to residents and travellers who are visiting from regions with other alcohol regulations (sorry, 18-20 year old Australians). If you are over 21, remember to have a photocopy of your passport on hand in case your foreign licence isn't a recognised form of ID or proof of age.