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Rarely can a country boast as many holiday options as the USA: city breaks in New York City; package holidays in Orlando; fun in Las Vegas; breath-taking vistas at the Grand Canyon; beaches in Los Angeles; the wilderness of Alaska; the volcanoes of Hawaii; and historical romance in the birthplaces of modern USA - Philadelphia and Boston.

Why go?

In such a diverse country there's an endless choice of options for travellers to the USA...

Flights to the USA take visitors to a land of contrasts, contradictions, and a whole heap of character. From fantastic city breaks to New York, Boston and Washington DC, through to holidays to Florida and California, the USA has something for everyone.

Road trips are popular in this vast nation of 50 diverse states. You can taste Tex-Mex food in New Mexico and Texas one day, French-Creole cooking in New Orleans two days later, southern fried chicken shortly after that, and only a day or two later you can take a chunk out of the Big Apple. Car hire is a brilliant idea in the USA, even if you don't plan on covering vast distances.

The weather in the USA is as diverse as its places and its people. The summer months will see USA flights increase in price, as the sunshine states attracts holidaymakers. Skiing holidays are also popular in the US. Flight prices remain fairly constant during the year.

Wherever you choose to let your hair down in the 'Land of the Free', book your USA flights early to find the best deals. TravelSupermarket's price-comparison service can help you to find the cheapest flights to USA.

How to get there

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USA flights vary hugely in flight time and price. New York can be reached in seven hours and there are real bargains to be had from the UK to the two main airports of New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Flights to the west coast, arriving at airports such as Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) will cost more and you can expect to be in the air for around 11 hours.

Popular destinations include Florida, arriving at the international airports of Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Orlando Sanford (SFB), and Tampa (TPA) in around nine hours. The Sunshine State is a playground for kids of all ages.

The equally sunny west-coast state of California is also a big draw to the USA for British holidaymakers. Hollywood, San Diego, Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and the exciting stretch of road known as the Pacific Coast Highway can all be found via flights into the international airports and cities of Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).

Many choose to drive from California to Las Vegas, the party capital of the Nevada desert, though direct flights are available to McCarran International Airport Las Vegas (LAS).

Next door to Nevada is the state of Arizona, where flights to Phoenix (PHX) deliver visitors to the dry heat of the American Wild West. On the north-western tip of Arizona is Colorado, where holidaymakers arrive into Denver (DEN) and find the rather magnificent Rocky Mountains in the back garden of the city.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) serves visitors hoping to see yet another side to America. Located on the northern section of the west coast, in the state of Washington (not to be confused with Washington DC on the eastern seaboard), Seattle offers a big dollop of culture and is famed for its musical, film and literary events, as well as being the birthplace of coffee giant Starbucks.

The airports of Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport - IAH) and Dallas (DFW) allow exploration of Texas, and further east the state of Georgia is most easily accessed via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

The international airports of Boston Logan (BOS), Washington Dulles (IAD) and Philadelphia (PHL) serve their respective east-coast cities.

Getting to and from the airport

The USA prides itself on customer service and that goes for transfers from all major US airports too...

Airport transfer options in America are limitless. It is a country whose inhabitants fly so regularly that taking a domestic flight is like jumping on a bus to us Brits. On that note, all the major airports are well serviced with public buses, taxis and even express trains.

Certainly in the key UK holiday destinations - New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, for example - excellent public and private transfer options are not only available but run practically 24 hours a day.

Remember to have local currency (US dollars) at the ready for buses and taxis. Also, remember that most US taxis charge a state tax, per baggage item excess, and expect a tip.

Where to stay?

From skyscraper luxury hotels, 'mom and pop' motels and even secluded mountain cabins, the USA has it all...

The USA is so vast that we recommend you take a look at your chosen destination's recommendations. However, what you can be sure of wherever you stay in America is excellent service, accommodation for every budget, and if meals are included... huge portions!