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Top things to do in the United States

Would you like to make the most of your time in the United States? Discover the country in a uniquely local way. Dive deep into the culture, identity, landscapes of the United States and experience our unique range of local activities. From spotting orcas, cycling the streets of San Francisco to wine tasting in the mountains of Santa Cruz, and more.

We have carefully selected small-scale, locally owned, and environmentally-friendly activities. A range of unique experiences that showcase the best of the United States. We can assist you in selecting activities that match your interests.

Experience the United States through the eyes of the locals

Drive past herds of grazing bison in Yellowstone National Park. Take a long hike through the old-growth forests of Olympic National Park. Or go out with a Blackfeet Tribal Member and learn more about Native American culture.

We have selected extraordinary and eco-friendly experiences, locally-owned family businesses, showing you the best of the United States. Based on your wishes, we will create a well-organised itinerary with activities that suit your needs.

Top 8 things to see and do in the United States

Spot whales in Hawaii
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1. Wildlife

The nature of the United States features unique wildlife that you would not encounter in the zoo. During your journey, spot wolves, Grizzly bears, bison, and a range of birds of prey. Spotting American wildlife will become an unforgettable part of your trip.

Spot grizzly bears in the wild
Have close encounters with green sea turtles
© Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) / Tyler Schmitt

2. Indigenous America

The culture of Indigenous Americans is rich and very much alive. If you would like to experience this culture, there are plenty of places to visit. But we highly recommend, going together with a guide from a local tribe - on foot or by horseback and exploring the country. Along the way, listen to the stories about their culture, history, and landscape.

Go horse riding with a Indigenous American guide

3. Cycling

In the United States, you can experience unforgettable cycling adventures. California's acclaimed wine regions - Napa Valley, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara - are perfect for exploring by bike. National parks such as Zion and Yosemite National Park also often have excellent bike paths.

"I would highly recommend biking around San Francisco, then over to Sausalito"

Michael, Travel specialist
Explore the United States by bike
Cycle past the fruitful vineyards

4. Hiking

The diverse landscape makes the United States a hiker's heaven. Featuring deserts, mountains, rainforests, and thousands of kilometres of coastline - the United States has countless hiking trails to discover. The level of these routes is always neatly marked, so you don't have to worry about hitting an impossible ledge.

Go hiking and marvel at the endless nature
Discover Arizona on foot

5. Wineries and vineyards

The United States has some of the best - and most beautiful - wine regions in the world. From the rolling vineyards of Virginia to the dazzling wine estates of Napa Valley, even the most discerning foodie can savour a delicious glass here. Explore the wine regions on foot, by bike, or be chauffeured around in a jeep.

Go wine tasting in the most exclusive wine regions in the United States
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Go on a winery tour with a local guide

6. Roadtrips

From Californian coastal roads with beautiful beaches to panoramic mountain passes and straight highways, through awe-inspiring desert landscapes. The United States was made for exploring by car. Many of the national parks are also accessible by car. At the entrance of each park, you will be given a map of the area. And you can park anywhere.

Be astounded by the grand landscapes of the United States

7. City trips

The United States has a beautiful assortment of cities. Go city hopping and explore these vibrant places in an active way. Go mountain biking through the streets of San Francisco, or take a sailing trip through the bay and sail under the iconic, Golden Gate Bridge. Which cities are on your bucket list?

Get acquainted with San Francisco
Soak up the vibrancy in New York City
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8. Island Hopping

The islands of Hawaii all have their own charm. They are ideal for hopping from island to island and that makes your trip all the more varied. Take a guided climb to the crater of a volcano on the Island of Hawaii, snorkel at dusk with Manta Rays in Maui, or study the stars with experts, and how about a visit to a pineapple plantation on Oahu? The possibilities are endless.

Marvel at the natural beauty of the Napali Coast in Hawaii
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You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

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