United States

 

Visitors to the world’s biggest economy and fourth largest country, divided into 50 states and five territories, will be able to discover a melting pot of diverse people and cultures into an equally varied and mind-blowing landscape. Sixteen of the world’s 30 busiest airports are in the United States.

 

Tourist Destinations

 

Every US cities are marked with pulsating life and home to several attractions.  Washington D.C is the capital city and is home to the most powerful residence in the world, The White House. New York has the Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, almost all of which are a landmark for the entire country itself.

 

Among the top 25 most-visited tourist destinations in the US, according to Forbes magazine are the thundering falls of Niagara, the harrowing water-chutes of Disneyland’s and Pirates of the Caribbean. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, remains on top in the theme-park world. The natural scenic attractions include the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks.

 

The northern states offer many winter vacations and skiing opportunities if interested for winter sports. If it’s sunshine and sandy beaches, the southern states have excellent climate and tourist appeal.  Hollywood remains famous for its film-loving visitors.  Las Vegas is home to the casinos, enormous hotels, wedding chapels and an exciting nightlife.

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Weather

 

The climate varies along with the landscape from tropical in Hawaii and southern Florida to Tundra in Alaska and atop some of the highest mountains. Most of the South experiences a subtropical humid climate with mild winters and long, hot, humid summers whereas most of the North and East experience a temperate continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.

 

Rainfall decreases markedly from the humid forests of the Eastern Great Plains to the semi-arid short grass prairies on the high plains abutting the Rocky Mountains. Arid deserts, including the Mojave, extend through the lowlands and valleys of the southwest, from westernmost Texas to California and northward throughout much of Nevada. Some parts of California have a Mediterranean climate. Forests line the windward mountains of the Pacific Northwest from Oregon to Alaska.

 

General 
LanguageEnglish
Time ZoneUTC -5 to -10 summer UTC -4 to -10
Dialing Code+1
Electricity120V, 60Hz
Major CitiesNew York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C
CurrencyUnited states dollar
ClothingAll sorts of attires are worn, pack according to the season you visit in.
 

Health Related

 
Mortality Rate8.38 deaths/ 1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 78/ F 82
Patient: Physician Ratio390: 1
Hospitals JCI accredited0
Recommended VaccinationsHepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella, Poliomyelitis, Yellow Fever
Other InfectionsLyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, meningitis
 

Tourism Related

 
Population310,919,000
Global Competitiveness5.39
Tourism Competitiveness5.3/7
GDP/Capita$46,381
Health and Hygiene5.6/7
Safety and Security3.9/7
Air Transport Infrastructure6.4/7
Tourism Infrastructure6.3/7
Cultural Infrastructure5.9/7
Visa Requirements96/133
Reliability of Police Services18/133
Physician Density39/133
Hospital Beds54/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure12/133
International Air Transport Network7/133
Quality of Roads8/133
Hotel Rooms15/133
Tourism Openness126/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors91/133

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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