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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 things to do in USA

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Hoover Dam

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
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Statue of Liberty

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
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Molokini Crater

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
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Road to Hana (Hana Highway)

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
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Na Pali Coast

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
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Oahu North Shore

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
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Mauna Kea Summit & Observatory

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
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Pearl Harbor National Memorial

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
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Ellis Island

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
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French Quarter

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
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Alcatraz

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
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Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

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
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Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

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Lined with Sin City’s top hotels and largest casinos, the glittering 4.2-mile (6.8-kilometer) Las Vegas Strip is the United States’ biggest adult playground. Look out for over-the-top architecture, revel in trendy nightclubs, take in dazzling shows and avant-garde performances, and sink forks into five-star dinners. Hotel highlights include iconic complexes such as Treasure Island, the Venetian, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Caesars Palace.More
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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

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The road that winds 16 miles (26 kilometers) through leafy Oak Creek Canyon is the most scenic route between Sedona and Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. With dramatic red rock formations to either side, the gorge is an outdoor playground for camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming.More
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Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain

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Visible throughout most of Phoenix, Camelback Mountain rises 2,704 feet (824 meters) above the Sonoran Desert. The red sandstone formation gets its name from its resemblance to a resting camel, and it’s one of the metro area’s most popular spots for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor adventures.More

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Top activities in USA

Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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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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Paradise Cove Luau
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Paradise Cove Luau

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Chief's Luau Admission

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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Maui, Hawaii
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Star Casual Sunset and Show Cruise

Star Casual Sunset and Show Cruise

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Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise
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Oahu Circle Island and Snorkeling Tour
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Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option
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Las Vegas Dunes Tour by ATV

Las Vegas Dunes Tour by ATV

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Recent reviews from experiences in USA

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Great experience
Alejandro_P, Aug 2022
Happy Hour Dolphin Exploration Tour
The ride in the bay was beautiful, then being able to see beautiful dolphins was amazing.
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The bus was clean. Audio...
Roberta_C, Aug 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The bus stopped at most of the attractions and was a great way to get around the city.
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Great food tour.
Matthew_T, Aug 2022
Flavors of Philly Food Tour
Got to see the city and taste some really good food, like tomato pie.
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Still skeptical but so glad we did it!
Cathy_M, Aug 2022
Pandora's Box Ghost Adventure
My 8 year old was more nervous than my teenagers, but everyone was intrigued and waiting to see what would happen!
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Nice experience
Iyabode_O, Aug 2022
New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise
We got to see the Statue of Liberty and have us enough time to take pictures.
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Anniversary Luau
Cheryl_J, Aug 2022
Paradise Cove Luau
I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to see the Hawaiian culture and have fun.
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Great way to see Central Park
Noah_S, Aug 2022
NYC Central Park Electric Scooter Tour
Great way to see the highlights of Central Park!
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A must if you have a short time but want to see everything.
Jennifer_R, Aug 2022
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
We had bus trouble but we didn’t miss any attractions.
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Great tour of a great city!
Sabrina_O, Aug 2022
Nashville at Night-Time Sightseeing Trolley Tour with Photo Stops
He had so much information and took us to see so many sites in the city.
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Was fantastic! Was able...
Tracy_R, Aug 2022
Royal Crown of Oahu - 60 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On
Was able to see inside of Hunama Bay!
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Awesome experience
NICK_R, Aug 2022
Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs
To see and touch snow in the summer was awesome.
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Silver springs
Milton_J, Aug 2022
Clear Kayak Adventures through Silver Springs
We paddle away from loading and unloading zone into some very clear water it was amazing it was a short distance into the river saw three manatees and lots of birds the fish where very large not sure what kind almost at the end of our journey we happened to see some monkeys it was great a must do
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Great time and plenty of gators!!
Stacia_C, Aug 2022
Semi-Private 1-Hour Airboat Tour of Miami Everglades
Took us to see many nesting gators, and the fan boat was a lot of fun!
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I highly recommend this tour!
Ebone_L, Aug 2022
Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
And of course the views of the waterfalls were majestic.
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History...Wine...Sights....Fun Learning Experience!
Cathy_C, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour
He went out of his way to make this an opportunity for us to see historic and beautiful places, but also to learn while having a great time!
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Fun Carriage Night Ride
Jeanne_K, Aug 2022
Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
I didn’t see any ghosts myself, (as I rarely do) but it was lovely to see the city at night.
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The driver was very...
Timothy_R, Aug 2022
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
The driver was very knowledgeable of the history and the significance of the various attractions on the D.
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Freedom trail walking tour.
Donna_G, Aug 2022
Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
We were able to see the important history sites of the city in one self-guided tour.
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James_K, Aug 2022
Sunset Cruise
Narrator was very good Staff was courteous Nice way to see Boston skyline Good length of time to be on board
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Amazing day trip
Nevena_S, Aug 2022
Aloha Grand Island Tour
Amazing tour of the island to see the real Oahu.
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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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