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Welcome to United State of America

United State of America

Population: 314.8 million

Dialing code: +1

Capital: Washington DC

Driving side: Right side of the road

Believe it or not, the United States is one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world. During the festive season, it boasts of an amazing amount of tourist destinations ranging from the natural wonders of Arizona and Alaska, the skyscraper of New York and Chicago, the sunny beaches of California and Hawaii to the awesome casino lights in Las Vegas. With so many tourist attractions it’s tempting to list entire cities or even states. Should anyone be planning any family vacations, excursions or road trips in the near future or even planning ahead for the Christmas holidays, the US has all it takes to give you the best vacation ever.

Distances in the US are so great that it’s essential to plan in advance how you’ll get from place to place. The authorities provide quite a convenience rail service, and there are usually good bus links between the major cities. Even in rural areas, by advance planning, you can usually reach the main points of interest without too much trouble by using local buses and charter services.

If you really want to shake things up during holiday seasons, there is no better destination in Southern California than Big Gear Lake. The welcoming mountain turns into a magical kingdom of fun and excitement. Also check out Long Beach California, a smaller city with unprecedented array of Cuisine. Have a whole of fun with the family at the Walt Disney Theme Park Florida. From the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT to the Disney Hollywood studio, the fun never stops. Make sure you have enough space in your camera or you will end up deleting pictures as you take new ones.

 

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States, has welcomed new arrivals to the shores of America for over a hundred years

Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington DC is an interactive attraction that brings historical figures and events to life through wax figures that visitors can touch, see and hear.

Times Square

Known colloquially as "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way, " Times Square NYC is one of the most popular commercial intersections in the world.

Disneyland

Opened in 1955,  Disneyland in Anaheim, California has delighted visitors for decades with its eight themed "lands" of rides, shows and attractions

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, is one of the oldest and most recognizable suspension bridges in the world. It spans 5, 989 feet and connects Manhattan to Brooklyn across the East River.

SeaWorld San Diego

Situated in sunny San Diego, SeaWorld is characterized by its theme of marine mammals, daring rides and live shows.
 

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most visited tourist attractions in California and the US. Spanning over the San Francisco Bay for more than a mile, this famous landmark is one of the world’s most photographed bridges.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is the top ranked challenger to Disney, as the largest of the Universal Studios Theme Parks. The resort consists of two theme parks: The original Universal Studios Florida and the second theme park, Islands of Adventure.

Climate

Weather varies widely across the continental USA, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. In general terms, summers are hot and humid in the plains and southern states, while the southwest is very hot and quite dry.

Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in the United States of America are the "Type B" North American NEMA 5-15 standard.

Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. 220 Volt power is used in homes only for large appliances like stoves, water heaters and clothes dryers. It is not normally available for personal appliances.

Standard electric plugs, as illustrated at the top of this page, have two flat blades. The plugs on some newer appliances have a third round grounding pin. Almost all homes and commercial buildings are equipped with electrical receptacles that can accommodate either type of plug.

Language

The official language in the United States of America is Englisg Language

Money

The official legal tender in the USA is the United States Dollar often denonymed as USD. It is also represented with the symbol $.

Passport Visa

US Visa Requirement for B-1 /B-2 Tourist and Business visit
1. 6 months valid international passport
2. 2 passport photographs (2"x2" 5cmx5cm) colored on white background
3. Current proof of income i.e. 6 months Bank statement, tax payments, property or business ownership, or assets if available
4. A letter from your employer detailing your position, salary, how long you have been employed, any authorized vacation, and the purpose of your U.S. trip    
5. Parents details (Full Names, year and Date of birth) if available
6. Employment details (both previous and present including the start and end dates)
7. Educational background (University level, start and end dates)
8. Birth certificate (Child)
9. Letter from school.
10. Copies of your visa pages.

PLUS

IF YOU ARE A  STUDENT:
Bring your latest school results, transcripts and degrees/diplomas. Also bring evidence of financial support such as monthly bank statements, fixed deposit slips, or other evidence

Medical visa:
A medical diagnosis from a local physician explaining the nature of your ailment and the reason you require treatment in the United States.

A letter from a physician or medical facility in the United States expressing a willingness to treat this specific ailment and detailing the projected length and cost of treatment (including doctors' fees, hospitalization fees, and all medical-related expenses).
A statement of financial responsibility from the individuals or organization paying for your transportation, medical and living expenses. The individuals guaranteeing payment of these expenses must provide proof of their ability to do so, often in the form of bank or other statements of income/savings or certified copies of income tax returns

Time

United States of America Time zones

Samoa Time Zone

UTC-11:00

Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone

UTC-10:00

Alaska Time Zone

UTC-09:00

Pacific Time Zone

UTC-08:00

Mountain Time Zone

UTC-07:00

Central Time Zone

UTC-06:00

Eastern Time Zone

UTC-05:00

Atlantic Time Zone

UTC-04:00

Chamorro Time Zone

UTC+10:00

 

Tipping

Generally, a tip may vary between 15% to 20% or it can be a flat amount that is near the appropriate percent. It really depends upon the situation.

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