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Welcome to USA

From the towering tip of the Empire State Building in New York City to the dips and dunes of California's Death Valley, the USA is a land of extremes. Don't miss the country's splendid cities and monuments—San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Miami's sun-washed streets, New Orleans' Creole accents—or the expansive national parks that welcome visitors all across the country. Guided private and small-group tours will help you take in everything you most want to explore, from sea to shining sea. Head west from the Great Smoky Mountains to see the dramatic landscapes of Denali National Park; watch native grizzlies and eagles in Yellowstone; and climb to the stars up a mountain in Yosemite. Delight in a helicopter ride over the incomparable Grand Canyon. Head down the East Coast from Maine to Florida, with stops to tour Niagara Falls, visit the quaint colonial towns of New England, and check out the booming city of Nashville. Take a West Coast trip to soak up the laid-back vibes of San Francisco on a boat, walking, or bike tour; or explore funky desert communities and art in the Southwest. Finally, head out to Hawaii and Alaska for unbeatable hiking, biking, and great outdoor adventure tours, like an early-morning hike to a volcano or a cruise through Prince William Sound, and get your fill of these areas' stunning beauty.

Top 15 attractions in USA

Hoover Dam

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The Hoover Dam (originally known as Boulder Dam) is an inspiring symbol of American engineering, built during America’s Great Depression as the then-largest dam construction project in the world. Travelers have flocked here for decades to see picturesque views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and today, the dam receives more than 1 million annual visitorsMore

Statue of Liberty

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Guarding the entrance to New York Harbor on Liberty Island, the 305-foot (93-meter) Statue of Liberty came to the United States as a gift from France to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence—Lady Liberty has been a symbol of democracy and hope for NYC and the US almost ever since.More

Molokini Crater

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When was the last time you had a snorkel adventure inside of a sunken Hawaiian volcano, or enjoyed a freshly cooked BBQ lunch on the deck of a sailing catamaran? Thanks to its calm, crystal clear waters, bright coral reef, and 250-plus species of tropical fish, Molokini Crater is the most popular spot for snorkeling tours on Maui. Spend a day on a snorkeling tour as you explore the protected marine preserve and come face to face with some of Hawaii's most colorful marine life.More

Road to Hana (Hana Highway)

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Tropical foliage, black sand beaches, rushing waterfalls and incredible views are the calling cards of the legendary, winding Road to Hana. The famous roadway along Maui’s North Shore (also called the Hana Highway) includes 600 hairpin turns and more than 50 bridges and is known as one of the most beautiful roads in the world.More

Na Pali Coast

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With steep emerald cliffs, lush valleys, and remote cascading waterfalls, the Na Pali Coast is one of Hawaii’s most beautiful regions, and no visit to Kauai is complete without a visit to this magical coastline. There are only three ways to explore the Na Pali Coast—by air, by sea, and on foot—and each offers its own unique perspective.More

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

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Made up of several historic sites and memorials, Pearl Harbor honors and educates the public about the Japanese attack on the United States on December 7, 1941 that propelled the country into World War II. It’s one of Hawaii’s most-visited attractions, and one of the country’s most significant WWII memorial sites.More

Empire State Building

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.More

Mauna Kea Summit & Observatory

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Visiting the Mauna Kea Summit and Observatories gives you the feeling of being on top of the world for good reason: You’re actually pretty close. Standing at 13,796 feet (4,138 meters), the mountain is Hawaii's tallest and the highlight of many visitors' trips to the Big Island of Hawaii. The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) feature some of the world's largest telescopes, including equipment from Canada, France, and the University of Hawaii, due to its designation as an unparalleled destination for stargazing.More

Ellis Island

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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.More

Alcatraz

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A former federal prison that held notorious criminals Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Alcatraz is now a national historic landmark and one of the most sought-out (and sold-out) attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Highlights include touring what’s left of the maximum-security facility, hearing stories from former inmates, and sailing past the Golden Gate Bridge to reach the craggy isle.More

Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

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Once the world’s tallest building, Willis Tower is still way up in the clouds. Though it functions as an office building, the skyscraper’s 103rd-floor Skydeck Chicago draws 1.7 million annual visitors for a trip out onto The Ledge, an enclosed glass balcony extending 4 feet (1.2 meters) out over the city, as well as panoramic views that—on clear days—extend as far as Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin.More

French Quarter

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The French Quarter, with its vibrant atmosphere and unique blend of architectural styles, is easily New Orleans’ most famous and most popular area to visit. It's also the city's oldest neighborhood, and its elegant streets are lined with an appealing mix of lively bars—especially along the legendary Bourbon Street—historic monuments, delicious restaurants, and inviting jazz clubs.More

Oahu North Shore

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Surfing is king on Oahu’s North Shore, where summer’s placid snorkeling spots are transformed into pounding 40-foot (12-meter) waves come winter. On land you’ll find a peaceful respite from hectic Honolulu, with scenic waterfall hikes, sleepy farms selling tropical fruit, and food trucks doling out garlic shrimp.More

Mokolii Island

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Located a short distance offshore of Kualoa Point, Mokolii Island is one of Oahu’s most famous landmarks. This small, cone-shaped island attracts adventurous visitors with its secluded coves, rugged hikes, and views of Oahu’s windward coast and the Koolau mountains; the same mountains featured in scenes of the movie Jurassic Park.More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial commemorates the life and legacy of the renowned civil rights leader. Located in West Potomac Park and overlooking the Tidal Basin, the memorial includes a commanding 30-foot (9-meter statue of Dr. King and a 450-foot (137-meter Inscription Wall of quotes from Dr. King.More

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Top activities in USA

Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Paradise Cove Luau
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Paradise Cove Luau

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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas
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Star Casual Sunset and Show Cruise

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Chief's Luau Admission

Chief's Luau Admission

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Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

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From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso
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Las Vegas Dunes Tour by ATV

Las Vegas Dunes Tour by ATV

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Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
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Oahu Circle Island and Snorkeling Tour
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New Orleans Airboat Ride

New Orleans Airboat Ride

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Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket
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Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket

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Recent reviews from experiences in USA

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Beautiful sunset & full moon
kimberly_g, Oct 2022
Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise
We took the sunset cruise on the night of the Full Moon - it was beautiful to see from the boat!
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Carrie was amazing!
Kevin_E, Oct 2022
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
We saw all the waterfalls & she provided us with lots of local knowledge including food recommendations.
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Interesting Tour
AnneMarie_S, Oct 2022
History and Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour
The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging but it would help if the groups were smaller because it was hard to hear with all the external activities and noise.
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Blessed
Glenna_W, Oct 2022
Day And Night Niagara Falls USA Side Tour & Boat Ride
Seeing the falls was breathtaking and the sound filled the soul.
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Our tractor ride
Samantha_F, Oct 2022
Nashville’s Biggest & Wildest Party Public Tractor Tour (Ages 21+)
It’s a great way to see the city
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beautiful hike
Mark_V, Oct 2022
Valley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas
She slowed down to our pace and took us to see some cool ancient petroglyphs and some spectacular rock formations.
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Loved it!
Connie_H, Oct 2022
Las Vegas Mob Museum Admission Ticket
Loved the open top bus We got to see see much and the weather was beautiful I highly recommend it to everyone
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Perfect day on the big island
Angela_G, Oct 2022
Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
Getting to see turtles eating greens off the sea wall at the black sand beach was fantastic.
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Extraordinary Tour of Yellowstone
Joan_B, Oct 2022
2-Day Yellowstone National Park Upper and Lower Loop Exploration
Too many to count and far more than we would have been able to see on our own.
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Go do it!
Kim_M, Oct 2022
Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour
It was a greAt way to see the city - when you are alone, hubby was on business trip!
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Must do if you’re visiting vegas.
Kacey_D, Oct 2022
Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam Photo Stop, Lunch, Optional Skywalk from Las Vegas
I loved getting to see the magnificent views!
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Defo worth it!
Louise_W, Oct 2022
Key West Jet Ski Tour: Free 2nd Rider
This tour was an amazing way to see the island and was so fun on a jet ski.
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Fun, informative & breathtaking views
Denee_D, Oct 2022
Grand Canyon West Rim With Hoover Dam Photo Stop From Las Vegas
Fun, relaxing and amazing way to see the Grand Canyon west and Hoover Dam.
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Denise_F, Oct 2022
Alaskan Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in Fairbanks
Our guide Cole was very personable and gave recommendations for other activities.
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Interesting history
Cindy_M, Oct 2022
2-Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Guided History Bus Tour with a National Park Guide
Unfortunately, due to renovations, we weren’t able to visit and get out of the bus for a couple exhibits.
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Great service offered!
Heidi_M, Oct 2022
Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour
Perfect activity for a cold and rainy fall day.
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Very good cruise for the price
Edward_R, Oct 2022
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
We got to see 3 dolphins will we were out.
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Amazing Tour
Christian_B, Oct 2022
Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston
We were able to see the things we had only read about.
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Great Experience!
Sharon_H, Oct 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Got to see dolphins and decent snorkeling spot due to weather.
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Best way to see the park!
Shannon_W, Oct 2022
Fat Tire E-Bike Tour through Volcanoes National Park
A great way to see the park!
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All about USA

When to visit

Spanning deserts, high peaks, and tropical islands, the US draws visitors in every season. July 4th celebrations kick off with parades, fireworks, and barbecues country-wide, while hot summer weather brings crowds to music festivals and state fairs from Ohio to Arizona. Starting in September, fall means bright-colored leaves in many forests, as well as milder weather that’s ideal for exploring before the snow falls.

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