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Essential information

At a glance

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Electricity
120V/60hz
Mar-Jul
Best time to go
Spring

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$150
  • Dorm bed: $25–40
  • Double room in a budget motel: $45–80
  • Lunch from a cafe or food truck: $6–12
  • Local bus, subway or train tickets: $2–4
Midrange
$150–250
  • Double room in midrange hotel: $100–250
  • Popular restaurant dinner for two: $30–60
  • Car hire per day: from $30
Top end (more than)
$250
  • Double room in a resort or top-end hotel: from $200
  • Dinner in a top restaurant: $60–100
  • Concert or theater tickets: $60–200

Visas

Visitors from Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and many EU countries don't need visas for stays of less than 90 days. Citizens of other nations should check http://travel.state.gov.

Get the latest visa advice for USA from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
US-AK
Anchorage
Go Mar–Sep
Mar – May
764530
0.4
0.01
Jun – Aug
18106551
1.43
0.06
Sep – Nov
604333
1.63
0.06
Dec – Feb
-2-92514
0.6
0.02
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F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Alaska
US-HI
Oʻahu
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
28218270
1.37
0.05
Jun – Aug
31248774
0.4
0.01
Sep – Nov
30238674
1.67
0.07
Dec – Feb
27208067
2.13
0.09
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Hawaii
USA
Miami
Go Jan–Jun
Mar – May
29218469
3.57
0.14
Jun – Aug
32259077
8.4
0.33
Sep – Nov
30238573
6.27
0.24
Dec – Feb
25177762
1.63
0.06
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
New York City
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
1575944
3.27
0.13
Jun – Aug
28198267
3.37
0.13
Sep – Nov
18106551
3.17
0.12
Dec – Feb
5-24129
2.8
0.11
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Yellowstone National Park
Go Mar–Oct
Mar – May
4-44014
1.83
0.07
Jun – Aug
2036837
1.4
0.06
Sep – Nov
8-114622
1.37
0.05
Dec – Feb
-4-17232
1.83
0.08
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
San Francisco
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
18106450
1.27
0.05
Jun – Aug
22137156
0.03
0.0
Sep – Nov
20126953
0.83
0.03
Dec – Feb
1475745
3.2
0.13
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Las Vegas
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
26148058
0.07
0.01
Jun – Aug
392710279
0.23
0.01
Sep – Nov
27158159
0.3
0.01
Dec – Feb
1555941
0.47
0.02
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Austin
Go Mar–Jun
Mar – May
27158160
2.5
0.1
Jun – Aug
36249675
2.23
0.09
Sep – Nov
28168261
3.07
0.12
Dec – Feb
1866443
1.8
0.07
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Chicago
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
1455740
2.57
0.1
Jun – Aug
27188164
3.23
0.13
Sep – Nov
1786347
2.13
0.08
Dec – Feb
1-63421
1.3
0.05
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to USA

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $27.00
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

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