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The endless wonder of America

Fly to the USA and experience the best of this vast and diverse nation.

Get ready for an endless number of buzzing cities, iconic destinations, world-famous attractions and stunning natural beauty spots.

hiker on top of cliff in dead horse point state park utah usa

Head to vibrant New York and experience all the Big Apple has to offer – incredible food, lively nightlife and globally renowned museums showcasing the finest art and culture.

Take in the Hollywood glamour and sun-kissed beach life of Los Angeles or relax by the Michigan river with an authentic deep-dish pizza in the heart of Chicago.

If you’re looking for an outdoor experience to treasure, visit the epic Niagara Falls, take in the majesty of the Grand Canyon, explore the lush greenery of California’s Yosemite Valley or enjoy the unique wonders of Alaska.

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What's the weather like in the USA?

What's the weather like in the USA?

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The most popular time to visit the USA is in July and August, when the weather is warm across most states.

As you would expect in such a large country, conditions can vary greatly across the nation. The East Coast is colder in winter, while the West Coast tends to stay warmer but wetter.

In desert cities like Las Vegas, temperatures can soar well above 40°C in the summer, while tropical states such as Florida experience a rainy season running from June to September.

The table shows figures for New York. It’s a good idea to check the weather for your specific destination before you travel.

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New York (JFK)

From hip Brooklyn to high-end Manhattan, there’s something for everyone in the Empire State’s iconic capital. Take in the towering views from the top of the Empire State Building, pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty or see the dazzling lights of Times Square.

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river tourboat surrounded by skyscrapers in downtown chicago usa

Chicago (ORD)

One of the country’s biggest cities, Chicago is both bold and beautiful. Built on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is full to the brim with impressive architecture and must-see museums, like the acclaimed Art Institute. Prepare to be blown away by the Windy City.

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Los Angeles (LAX)

Home to glamorous Hollywood, and in turn, plenty of A-list celebrities, Los Angeles is fun and flamboyant. Thrill seekers can spend a day at Universal Studios, foodies can feast their way across the neighbourhoods and sun worshippers can head for the golden beaches.

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Reasons to visit the USA

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Hooray for Hollywood

Instantly recognisable across the world, the famous hilltop Hollywood sign is not quite a hidden gem – after all, each crisp white letter stands more than 40 feet tall. The sign may be unmissable from the valley below, but the view is even better from above.

You’ll also want to head to the Griffith Observatory for some of the best lookout spots in town, while for another classic Hollywood experience, see the stars on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.

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The buzz of Times Square

New York City is a whirlwind metropolis, and Times Square is the luminous centre. Step into the action and prepare for sensory overload as countless neon advertisements flash above you. This is the city that never sleeps and in Times Square, it’s never truly dark.

This lively hub is more than just a great spot for a photograph. Times Square sits in the heart of New York City’s Theatre District, so don’t leave before catching a Broadway show.

long straight road through monument valley utah usa

Take the ultimate American road trip

Fill up the tank, put your foot on the gas and head out into the rocky hills of the Wild West. American road trips became popular in the 1950s and they still offer the ultimate taste of freedom.

Route 66 is famous the world over. The original highway stretched from LA to Chicago and you can still see the signposts at certain points, especially in the red desert region of Arizona. Head to nearby Monument Valley for landscapes straight from a cowboy movie.

Things to know before you fly to the USA

meals Local cuisine

Food in the United States of America is inspired by the many heritages of the people. Try deep-dish pizza in Chicago, bagels in New York, or barbecue in the southern states.

currency Local currency

The official currency of the USA is the U.S. dollar (USD). Most places will accept credit and debit cards as well as cash.

charities Culture and customs

Tipping culture is widespread in America, with around 10 per cent generally added to the total in restaurants and bars. It’s customary to tip taxi drivers and hotel workers too.

socket Plugs

In the USA plug sockets A and B are used. The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. Make sure you pack an adapter if you need one.

Flying to the USA: FAQs

What documents do I need to travel to the USA?

If you’re a non-US citizen, you will need a passport that will be valid for no less than six months from the date of your arrival. You also need to bring an appropriate visa or visa waiver. Visit the government website for up-to-date information on the visa you will need.

How much money do I need to enter the USA?

All visitors to the US must be able to show that they can support themselves for the duration of their stay, whether you enter with a visa or a visa waiver.

Is it worth renting a car in the USA?

There’s so much to discover in the USA that you might want to rent a car to see more of this epic country. A Recreational Vehicle – or RV – is a great option if you’re looking to embark on a road trip, with plenty of parks and campgrounds where you can rest up overnight.

Why we love America

“America has a unique can-do attitude – it’s upbeat and you’ll get swept up in the infectious optimism. Discover an amazing and varied landscape – explore deserts, snowy mountains, waterfalls and the vast Grand Canyon.”

Why fly to the USA with Etihad?

Book flight tickets to the USA with Etihad and you have the option to shape your travelling experience.

Choose how to check in, add extra baggage and arrange a transfer so a driver is waiting for you when you land.

Where available, lounge access is included for First and Business guests, while those travelling Economy may be able to pay to enjoy access to the lounge facilities.

On board, our cabins are designed with comfort in mind. All seats recline and have adjustable headrests. Economy guests can also select from upgrade options for extra legroom or more space to stretch out.

Our inflight entertainment system features the latest movies along with your favourite TV shows and a range of great music.

Every guest can enjoy a complimentary meal and drink. Our dishes are made using fresh, seasonal ingredients and are inspired by your destination.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

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