The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the extreme Northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major cities include New York, a global finance and culture center, and Washington, DC, the capital, both on the Atlantic Coast; Los Angeles, famed for filmmaking, on the Pacific Coast; and the Midwestern metropolis Chicago.
Facts about the U.S.A.
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Independence Day: July 4, 1776
Motto: In God We Trust
National Bird: Bald Eagle
National Flower: Rose
National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
Area (50 states and District of Columbia only): 9,631,418 sq km *Note: Area of China: 9,596,960 sq km Area of HK: 1,092 sq km
Comparative Size: About one-half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about one-half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; about two and one-half times the size of Western Europe.
Largest State: Alaska
Smallest State: Rhode Island
Largest Cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia,
Border Countries and Oceans: Canada, Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific San Diego, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, San Antonio Ocean *Note: World's third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India); Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent.
Population: 295,734,134 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
Religions: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Day 01: New York
On arrival S.I.C. transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 02: New York
Morning proceed on The Classic Tour of New York. This tour is a value package including 48 consecutive hours of unlimited hop-on hop-off double decker fun on three routes spanning Manhattan and Brooklyn, the night tour, and attraction tickets to “must-see” sites along the hop-on hop-off tour routes such as the Empire State Building Observation Deck and the Statue of Liberty Ferry.
Day 03 : New York/Washington
Morning checkout of hotel and transfer to Penn Station to board Amtrak to Washington DC. On arrival proceed to hotel.
Day 04 : Washington DC
Morning proceed on All Day Combo Tour. This tour combines the Washington Embassy Row & Arlington National Cemetery Tour with the Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour. A lunch stop is made at a food court. Cost of lunch not included in fare.
Day 05: Washington DC
Morning at leisure, afternoon checkout of hotel and sic transfer to airport to connect flight to onward destination.