United States of America also known as "The Land of Opportunity" and in no area is that more true than when it comes to travel. America compares favorably in size and population with the various countries of Europe. It offers a wonderful combination of large cities, smaller towns, farmlands, forests, deserts, mountains and prairies. The climate ranges from tropical to Arctic, although most of the country is temperate, with four distinct seasons.
Many cities, worth discovering are situated on the East Coast, such as New York, a unique melting pot of cultures with the worlds most famous skyline; Boston, also known as "Bean Town"; Philadelphia, the countrys first capital and an important political and cultural centre for the American Revolution. Washington, D.C., home of the President, has more museums than one can see in a lifetime. A fast-growing city, Atlanta, where the 1996 Olympics were held is a must-see. One of the most popular international tourist destinations in the world, Miami, is known for its Latin Culture, never ending night life and amazing beaches.
Los Angeles is a micro universe where everything can be found; from rags to riches, from Tinseltown to East LA. Head south to visit Orange County’s Huntington Beach for the ultimate experience in Surf City USA or head to the Californian Riviera city of Laguna Beach to check out the famous art scene. Remote wilderness style trips await in Colorado. The Rocky Mountains boast world class white-water rafting, scenic vistas, and old west charm.
Drive north on the Pacific Coast Highway to gorgeous San Francisco, one of Americas nicest cities; home of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, the prison island. Sparkling beaches and fog enshrouded mountains await, the "City by the Bay" offers the ultimate in a relaxed lifestyle in the middle of a big city. A2B Transfers offer Taxi Transfers to and from beaches, wine country, and deserts.
Portland, Oregon is the home of the International Rose Test Garden, which has over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties and Forest Park, the largest urban park in the United States. The city is widely recognized as a model of sustainable development and smart growth.
Further north yet is Seattle; the northernmost principal city in the contiguous United States has a far milder climate than Ottawa. Pike Place Market is the oldest farmers market in the USA filled with stalls containing everything from produce to cutlery. Seattle is a major centre for the performing arts and has internationally acclaimed opera, ballet, and symphony companies. It is surrounded by water and beaches, so if time permits, take a scenic ferry ride directly from the city centre to one of the many offshore islands, such as quiet, charming Bainbridge.
Chicago, also known as the "Windy City", is where the Skyscraper was invented; even today, downtown Chicago is the beautiful early laboratory of this new form of building. The city is vibrant with an excellent Jazz and Blues scene, two great ballparks, good food and much more.
Dallas, an international city best known for the television show of the same name, Walker, Texas Ranger, the Dallas Cowboys football team -- and of course the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and many other sports teams, shopping malls, conventions, and events.
Houston exemplifies Texas and acts as a microcosm of the state. With a dizzying array of attractions, festivals, restaurants, shopping, and local getaways; the nations fourth largest city is home to a wide array of sights for all to enjoy. Its also home to one of the most diverse populations in the country.
Las Vegas means rapture for anyone who likes to roll the dice. Why go to Paris, Rome or Egypt all the best monuments have been copied, and some would say improved, and can be found right there in the desert.
A hidden gem for travelers interested in exploring natural artifacts; Kentucky is home of Mammoth Cave, the largest recorded cave systems in the world. Cost-conscious travelers are drawn from all over to the campgrounds, state parks and recreational lakes. The rolling hills of Eastern Kentucky sport some of the finest horse parks in the United States. The Kentucky Derby Festival includes a balloon race, air show, and magnificent fireworks show as just three of its features, most would say that the race is just an afterthought.
Magnificent beaches in the summer, beautiful foliage in the fall, the New England States are magnificent. From land to sea, you have it made here. Connecticut is a small activity packed state, with something new around every corner; two of the best casinos in the world, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. Quaint little cities by the sea, historic places nestled in the woods everything you could want less than 2 hours away: Beaches, woods, farms, waterfalls, sea and fresh water fishing, wineries, wildlife, and wonderful places to shop and eat.
All over you can find many excellent National Parks, great places to go for hiking, biking and other activities. Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon are well known, but there are many more places of great beauty in Gods own country. The Appalachian Trail running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine is unique, more than 2000 miles long, a thru-hiker needs one season to walk it from end to end.
The highway system is excellent, signage will tell you where the attractions are, at all major interchanges there are many hotels, motels, restaurants and gas stations to help you in your travels and the tourist attractions are just endless where ever you travel! Pre-book your Holiday Taxi or Shuttle transfers with A2B Transfers, where booking your transfer is as easy as 1, 2, 3.