One of the most powerful and wealthy nations on earth and third largest in territory and people, it has a mixture of densely-populated urban areas with wide areas of low population and incredible natural beauty.
With a history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, the U.S. prides itself on its "melting pot" of different cultures from around the globe. Even the briefest visit to the United States is a study in contrasts.
Culture: There is an impression that American culture is more materialistic and individualistic than many other cultures. America is more religious than most other industrialized countries. So, it is a mixed bag, and this should make it an interesting place to visit. Other traditional elements of United States culture include Hollywood films, country music, blues, jazz, rock, rap, baseball, multiculturalism as well as its infamously convenient fast food.
Cities: The United States has over 10,000 cities, towns, and villages. The following is a list of nine of the most notable- Washington (D.C.), Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle.
Climate:Summers are typically mild but very humid. However, temperatures over 100°F (38°C) sometimes invade the entire Midwest and Great Plains region now. Some areas in the northern plains can experience dangerously cold temperatures of -30°F (-34°C) during the winter. Temperatures below 0°F (-18°C).
Connectivity: Most visitors from outside Canada and Mexico arrive in the United States by plane. While many medium sized inland cities have an international airport, there are limited flights to most of these and most travelers find themselves entering the U.S. at one of the major entry points along the coasts:
From the east: New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Washington, DC, and Miami are the primary entry points from Europe and other transatlantic points of departure.
From the west: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon), and Honolulu are the primary entry points for travelers from Asia and other transpacific points of departure. Several carriers are already offering nonstop flights between South East Asia and New York.
From the south: Miami, Florida is the primary entry point from Latin America, primarily South America. Also, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte are major international waypoints. From Mexico, most major U.S. airports have non-stop service.
From the other side of the world: New Delhi, India has non-stop service to Chicago and Newark. From Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Dubai you can also fly to New York