Only have a day in SF? No worries. You can still walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, climb up the hidden Filbert Street steps to Coit Tower, see hoity-toity Nob Hill and crooked Lombard Street, sip a cappuccino in North Beach and more!
Welcome to the United States, a land of endless travel possibilities!
In California, bask in the glamour of Hollywood, wander through towering redwoods and sip world-class wines in Napa Valley. Then, jet off to New York City, a melting pot of culture and excitement, where iconic landmarks meet bustling streets.
From coast to coast, the U.S. is a playground of diverse adventures.
(We’ve written so much about the Hawaiian islands that we have a separate section on Hawaii.)
Quick USA travel information
Location: Located in North America, the USA is the 3rd largest country in the world, covering 3,717,800 sq. miles (9,629,100 sq. km)
Number of states: 50
Population: 331 million
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
USA trip planning: Find crazy-useful flight, hotel booking and other tips in our Resources guide
See all our USA posts (except Hawaii)
Tops on our list of unique activities in San Francisco is bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge. Climbing SF’s secret stairways? Listening to the Wave Organ? A love tour in a hippie van? Also very cool San Francisco experiences.
Check out the world’s most beautiful gardens! Like the formal French gardens at Versailles, Alnwick Castle’s poison garden and Xochimilco’s floating gardens in Mexico…
NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is fabulous – but huge! If short on time, must-see pieces include the Van Gogh self-portrait, “Madame X” and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.
For a luxury getaway, check out our list of the best hotels with private pool suites in the USA. In Chicago and the Poconos, the pools are actually in the room too!
Daydreaming of a gorgeous beach to escape to? See the world’s prettiest and most stunning beaches – from Hawaii and the Caribbean to Thailand and Greece.
Discover the cutest seaside towns in Northern California on this Pacific Coast road trip! From Morro Bay to Mendocino and beyond, you’ll explore surfing beaches, redwood forests, wineries and more.
As travel writers, we’re often asked: “What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in?” These swanky hotels and villa resorts with private pools top our list.
Explore Alaska’s untamed “wild and woolly wilderness” with UnCruise Adventures Alaska. Swap out discos for hiking, kayaking and bear watching!
Move over New York and Chicago! The Louisville theater scene packs in a lot of fabulous drama too! Check out the best places to watch musicals and plays in Louisville, Kentucky.