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Area (sq km): 9,166,600
Population: 297,000,000
Nationality: American
Local Name: US,
Language: English,
Time Zone: -5 to -11 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Capital: Washington DC
Dialling Code: +1
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .us
Religion: Protestant,
Roman Catholic,
Climate: Subtropical, Mountain, Desert
Government: Constitutional Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-18.00
Major Airports: Atlanta(ATL),
Las Vegas(LAS),
Los Angeles(LAX),
New York(JFK),
New York(LGA),
San Francisco(SFO)

Apartment rental in New York

Napa Valley tours and San Francisco attractions are top notch, while Las Vegas and its renowned Strip is unbelievable. An apartment rental in New York has much to offer as there is so much to enjoy on New York City breaks.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

New York is the epicentre of the United States. The city is absolutely huge and you begin to wonder how it all fits on such a tiny island. Then you begin to wonder how that tiny island that is Manhattan can possibly support the weight of it all. Book an apartment rental in New York now with to visit all the noteworthy New York tourist attractions.

Empire State Building & Statue of Liberty

The most famous building in New York is a title that is up for grabs. Votes are for the award winning Empire State Building, or the most recognisable object in America; the Statue of Liberty. Visiting Ellis Island to see Lady Liberty up close and personal is often the highlight of a day excursion when you book an apartment rental in New York or a vacation rental by owner with VillasPeople.

The Guggenheim Museum also ranks highly on travel itineraries. It was designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and houses the most impressive collection of 20th century art in America. See Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas and Chagall to drop a few names.

Radio City Music Hall & Bronx zoo

Radio City Music Hall is a venue that has been home to America’s and the world’s top entertainers since 1932. It neon lights and New York facade are unmistakable. The Bronx Zoo, like so many things in America, is massive and is home to a wonderful variety or flora and fauna.

Central Park is a flourishing wonderland where you can find serenity in the city and escape the horns and crowds. America’s favourite pastime is baseball, and New York is home to its most recognisable team; the New York Yankees. Be sure to take in as much of this as you can when you choose an apartment rental in New York or USA vacation rental by owner.

Alcatraz & Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco is in central to north California and is one the most tourism friendly cities in the United States. Located on the San Francisco Bay off the Pacific Ocean, the city offers boat tours to its neighbouring charming islands like Sausalito. One not so charming island is home to America’s most famous prison, the legendary Alcatraz.

An Alcatraz tour is worth every penny, but book ahead. Most boats disembark from the famous Fisherman’s Wharf and it is continually ranked as one of the best San Francisco attractions. Fisherman’s Wharf has loads of great shops including a brilliant year round Christmas Shoppe and speciality gourmet food store. Hundreds of seals make their home around the Wharf and you can enjoy all the attractions from a California vacation rental.

Follow the scent of sweetness emanating from the nearby Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory where you can watch the chocolate making process while enjoying samples. Ride the old red Cable Cars instead of taxis, and venture into Chinatown or make your way down the windiest street in the world; Lombardo Street.

Napa Valley & Redwood National Park

From San Francisco you are within reach of America’s best wine growing region, Napa Valley. Napa Valley tours and tastings are fabulous. Another fabulous day adventure is to the Redwood National Park, home to the coastal redwoods that can be as old as 2,000 years and reach 120 metres in height! Standing at the trunk of these goliaths might make you feel as small as an ant! Riding the classic steam engine or biking are both excellent ways to explore these mammoth and ancient trees.

Las Vegas Strip

Picture Monte Carlo. Now make it louder, brighter and much gaudier and you have Las Vegas! Las Vegas is for all intents and purposes a mob-made town. It is an oasis in the desert, literally, and its main feature is the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas Strip has been called “A year round Mardi Gras with a lot more money.” The hotels that line the Las Vegas Strip are not only huge, but wholly impressive.

Most hotels are themed, like The Venetian, Paris, Caesar’s Palace and New York, New York. The Luxor is a massive black pyramid shooting a light beam into the sky that is so powerful it is visible from space. MGM Grand’s giant golden lion dominates the strip. The shops run the gamut and the clubs are some of the best in the US and they never, ever close.

While many things make Vegas infamous, Vegas is famous for gambling! The sheer number of casinos in Vegas is unrivalled! They never close, they never slow down and they are never quiet. Las Vegas, Nevada is the adult playground of America, and some say, of the world. Besides the best gambling in America, Las Vegas has the best hotels, excellent spas, fantastic golf, high-class shopping and superb restaurants.

This article only scratches the surface of the top USA tourist attractions. In a land so vast, and so geographically diverse, one could spend years exploring and taking it all in. In planning your journey, keep in mind your idea of a perfect holiday, not someone else's. Would you prefer a thriving metropolis with an apartment rental in New York or Chicago? Do you seek the Native American influences and natural healing that can be found in Sedona, Arizona? Are the blues and bayous of New Orleans attractive to you? Simply dream your ideal USA holiday, book a vacation rental by owner and America will accommodate you!

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