Visit the United States of America
To help you prepare for your trip to the USA, we have put together some useful information about the three favorite destinations for foreign travelers in the US.
For a stay of less than 90 days in the USA: It is not necessary to obtain a visa, it is enough to carry out the formalities on line in a few minutes while clicking on form on line.
In order to prepare the program of your stay, it is necessary to anticipate your passage to the American customs at the time of your next arrival in the USA. This step is essential to enter the United States, the process of entry into the territory has been strengthened in recent years with new security measures. You must complete your formalities to obtain an ESTA and validate all the details of your stay in the USA.
Orlando, Florida: the city of entertainment
With more than 50 million tourists each year, Orlando is without a doubt one of the favorite destinations for French travelers who wish to visit the United States.
Orlando is a dream destination in the spring with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28 degrees. The city is strongly associated with the Walt Disney World theme park, although it is not the only thing to visit.
Universal Orlando Resort not only offers rides and attractions, but also nightclubs, restaurants, cinemas and theaters. Immerse yourself in the world of your favorite wizard with the new Harry Potter theme park!
For sports fans, there is also the Orlando Magic, the city’s basketball team, as well as a recently formed soccer club. If you want to take a break from the crowds, visit the University of Central Florida Arboretum for a pleasant nature walk.
Florida is located only a few kilometers from Cuba, so it is also an opportunity to visit the island of Cuba, full of charm; this service is authorized thanks to the ESTA.
New York City: at the crossroads of worlds
New York City is unlike any other city. As the metropolis was once the main entrance for immigrants, the city is one of the largest multicultural environments in the world. There are many airlines to get there and visit the United States.
Visiting New York is a must. With the MET, MoMa and the Guggenheim Museum, art lovers will have plenty to keep them busy for days. Broadway shows offer incredible performances with extravagant productions. As for the 5th Avenue, it is a paradise for shopping lovers. Located next to the upscale Upper East Side, where some of the world’s most influential people own apartments overlooking the park, Central Park also offers the opportunity to rest and relax.
However, it is its incredible diversity that sets New York apart from other cities. Next to Chinatown, there is the African-American culture of Harlem, the colorful Little Italy and the cultural mix of Brooklyn and Queens. All this mixture gives the feeling of being a citizen of the world, more than of a country.
San Francisco: history, technology and nature
The ubiquitous Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to a nature paradise, the Marin Headlands, to the north and symbolizes the city’s contrast. It has grown to become the center of America’s start-up culture, and many young professionals, hipsters and developers from all over the world now call the city home.
All this gives the city a vibrant character: you can sit at a café in a Victorian building while watching the historic streetcar roar by.
Don’t forget to visit Alcatraz, the former prison island. You can also see the boats from Fisherman’s Wharf, the waterfront, which is the first point of orientation for many tourists.
If you love the ocean, visiting Hawaii is also an option.
If time permits, you can also visit other cities of interest, such as Las Vegas, with its grand canyon, its mythical casinos and its famous Las Vegas strip.
Important: Don’t forget to apply for ESTA authorization no later than 72 hours before your departure to ensure that you can visit the United States with peace of mind.
If you are looking for nature and wide open spaces, discover the many national parks of the USA.