Currency: US dollar ($)
Time difference: Los Angeles is eight hours behind the UK
Average flight time: 11 hours
International phone code: +1
Emergency services number: 911
Public holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King Jr Day (third Monday in January), Presidents’ Day (third Monday in February), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (first Monday in September), Columbus Day (second Monday in October), Veterans’ Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November), Christmas Day (December 25), plus Election Day, a federal government holiday in presidential-election years on the first Tuesday in November.
Link to FCO travel advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa