The United States and me, it’s a bit of a love-hate relationship. I loved visiting cities like Miami, New York or Los Angeles, but there are always some things that make me say : it’s not my favorite country. Anyway, here you will find all my tips for a trip to the United States.
Trip to the United States- All Informations
What languages are spoken in the United States?
I think I do not teach you anything if I tell you that English is spoken in the United Stats. Note however, that Spanish is very common, especially in the south of the country (Florida or California) and it is totally possible to communicate only in Spanish.
What document to go to the United States ?
To travel to the United States, you need a valid biometric or electronic passport and the ESTA. This is an online travel authorization that cost about 14$.
How to get to the United States ?
Good news, flights to the United States are getting cheaper and more and more numerous. From Europe, there are many direct connections to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston, San Francisco or Chicago. You can easily find a direct round flight for 300€ if you are flexible enough on your dates.
When to go to the United States ?
Quite a difficult question since the United States are huge, but in general, it must be said that the seasons are the same as in Europe. Los Angeles or Miami are cities that can be visited all year long, even though the hurricane season in Miami takes place from June to November. In New York, it’s very cold in the winter, but the magic of Christmas will make you forget the temperatures. Summer can be particularly hot in the Big Apple. Regarding Las Vegas, you’d have to be crazy to go there in the summer. In the city in the middle of the desert, the temperatures climb very quickly and the autumn and the spring seem much more adapted to me.
What is the currency in the United States ?
In the United States, we use the US dollar and 1$ equals approximately 0,85€. It is quite easy to withdraw money in the USA or pay by credit card. Be careful though, the code is not needed to make a card purchase, so always keep an eye on it!
What is the time difference with the United States ?
Between France and the east coast of the United States (Miami, New York, Washington …) there is 6 hours difference (5 from London). For the west coast (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco…) there is 9 hours of time difference.
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