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My advice about the USA

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Category: Travels

Tags: travel, usa

Update: this article was updated in 2018, following recent trips to the USA.

In 2016, I went to the US for the first time of my life. Here is a list of things I did and tips I gathered.

In short, I went to NYC for a week. Then I flew to Los Angeles, where I joined my friends. The following days we went to:

Now let's move on to my advice.

To know before getting there

Things to do in NYC

CityPass is a must for most travellers, it gives access to 6 major places, with incredible value.

I've been to NYC a couple of times. Here is a list of activities I did there (or did not but I would have loved to do).

During daytime

The following fews places are doable in a single day, in the following optimized order:

The rest is more time-consuming:

The following places offer a great view at any time of the day. If you want to enjoy them as much as you can, my advice is to get there at around 7pm and stay for about 2 hours. This way you'll get the view at night also.

At night

Things to do in Philadelphia

Good to know: street parking there is pretty cheap, about $2.5 to $3 per hour.

Things to do in Washington

Then, drive towards downtown, park somewhere cheap, and rent public bikes (Capital BikeShare)! It's only $8 per day, with unlimited 30-min rides.

If you're staying more than a day, then maybe you could visit the Pentagon.

Things to do in Atlanta

We were told that the CNN studios tours are fun, as well as the Coca Cola factory. Also, Piedmont Park.

Outside of Atlanta, drive an hour south and go to Senoia, a filming location of The Walking Dead, featuring the Waking Dead Cafe, an official shop and Chris Twellmann's amazing shop! Thistown was used to film Woodburry and Alexandria.

Things to do in Orlando or nearby

Things to do in Miami

Check the Go Miami Card out, it might be worth buying one. It's more or less like a CityPass.

Tips for Las Vegas

Places to see in Los Angeles

Places to see in the Grand Canyon

Nice places to stay in Arizona

San Francisco

Other places to see


If you go to Zion Park and happen to be in good shape and fearless, do the crazy Angels Langing trail! Book a full day for it though.

You will find here a more thorough description: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/angels-landing-trail

Don't have the time? Too scared? This one looks awesome too!

You might also want to check out other trails.


Do the round-trip trail to Glacier Point: awesome view!!!