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United States of America

Travel Planning and Tourist Information
General Information:
Formed in 1776 with original 13 states and now expanded to 50 states and some territories.
US is about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa;
about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil);
slightly larger than China; almost two and a half times the size of the European Union.
With a developed travel industry and tourism infrastructure, surprisingly US has no central tourism office.
Each state is responsible for its own tourist information.

Money, Costs:
Atleast $50 per day is needed for hotel and food. $100 should be OK in most places.
Tipping is 15% and most major credit cards are accepted.

Getting Around:
Most tourist use rental cars with-in the city and access thru flights to the destinations.
Given below are the free telephone numbers, and official websites with fill-in applications to get the free travel information brochures.

US States - FREE OFFICIAL TOURIST INFORMATION, TOLL FREE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
The list below gives you an easy way to access the travel information brochures of all American States and Territories.
Starting with TOLL FREE telephone numbers, it has the list of the official websites of all US States.
Make all your travel plans with confidence with the following up-to-date free information.
Once you're in the destination, make short trip to the visitor information center to get information about more travel activitites available locally.

last updated October 20, 2005

Tip: Use any free Auto Form Fill programs or Browser feature to quickly fill up the web based forms of different US States to get their printed free information brochure.
With-in US, call the toll-free number to access the operator to get more information or travel information guide delivered to your mailing address.
Allow atleast 4-6 weeks for the free travel information brochure to arrive.

US State

Abbreviation

FREE Telephone Number

WEB

VACATION GUIDE / CONTACT

ALABAMA

AL

1-800-ALABAMA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

ALASKA

AK

1-800-478-1255

Official Site

Vacation Guide

AMERICAN SAMOA

AS

1-684-633-5155*

Site

Contact

ARIZONA

AZ

1-866-275-5816

Official Site

Vacation Guide

ARKANSAS

AR

1-800-NATURAL

Official Site

Vacation Guide

CALIFORNIA

CA

1-800-862-2543

Official Site

Vacation Guide

COLORADO

CO

1-800-COLORADO

Official Site

Vacation Guide

CONNECTICUT

CT

1-888-CT-VISIT

Official Site

Vacation Guide

DELAWARE

DE

1-866-2-VISIT-DE

Official Site

Vacation Guide

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC

1-800-422-8644

Official Site

Vacation Guide

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

FM

1-212-697-8370

Official Site

Contact

FLORIDA

FL

1-888-7-FLA-USA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

GEORGIA

GA

1-800-VISITGA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

GUAM

GU

1-671-646-9154/5/6

Official Site

Contact

HAWAII

HI

1-800-464-2924

Official Site

Vacation Guide

IDAHO

ID

Use Live chat thru web

Official Site

Vacation Guide

ILLINOIS

IL

1-800-2-CONNECT

Official Site

Vacation Guide

INDIANA

IN

1-888-ENJOY-IN

Official Site

Vacation Guide

IOWA

IA

1-888-472-6035

Official Site

Vacation Guide

KANSAS

KS

1-800-2KANSAS

Official Site

Vacation Guide

KENTUCKY

KY

1-800-225-8747

Official Site

Vacation Guide

LOUISIANA

LA

1-800-334-8626

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MAINE

ME

1-888-624-6345

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MARSHALL ISLANDS

MH

1-692-625-6482

Official Site

Guidebook

MARYLAND

MD

1-800-MD-IS-FUN

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MASSACHUSETTS

MA

1-800-227-MASS

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MICHIGAN

MI

1-1-888-78-GREAT

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MINNESOTA

MN

1-800-657-3700

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MISSISSIPPI

MS

1-866-SEE-MISS

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MISSOURI

MO

1-800-519-2100

Official Site

Vacation Guide

MONTANA

MT

1-800-VISIT-MT

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NEBRASKA

NE

1-877-NEBRASKA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NEVADA

NV

1-800-NEVADA-8

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH

1-800-FUN-IN-NH

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NEW JERSEY

NJ

1-800-VISIT-NJ

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NEW MEXICO

NM

1-800-733-6396 ext 0643

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NEW YORK

NY

1-800-CALL-NYS

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NORTH CAROLINA

NC

1-800-VISIT-NC

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NORTH DAKOTA

ND

1-800-435-5663

Official Site

Vacation Guide

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

MP

670-664-3200/3201

Official Site

Contact

OHIO

OH

1-800-BUCKEYE

Official Site

Vacation Guide

OKLAHOMA

OK

1-800-652-6552

Official Site

Vacation Guide

OREGON

OR

1-800-547-7842

Official Site

Vacation Guide

PALAU

PW

1-323-932-6262

Official Site

NOT AVAILABLE

PENNSYLVANIA

PA

1-800-VISIT-PA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

PUERTO RICO

PR

1-800-223-6530

Official Site

Travel Guides of Regions

RHODE ISLAND

RI

1-800-556-2484

Official Site

Click on FREE Guide

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC

1-800-346-3634

Official Site

Vacation Guide

SOUTH DAKOTA

SD

1-800-S-DAKOTA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

TENNESSEE

TN

1-800-225-8747

Official Site

Vacation Guide

TEXAS

TX

1-800-8888-TEX

Official Site

Vacation Guide

UTAH

UT

1-800-UTAH-FUN

Official Site

Vacation Guide

VERMONT

VT

1-800-VERMONT

Official Site

Vacation Guide

VIRGIN ISLANDS

VI

1-800-372-USVI

Official Site

Vacation Guide

VIRGINIA

VA

1-800-VISIT-VA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

WASHINGTON

WA

1-877-260-2731

Official Site

Vacation Guide

WEST VIRGINIA

WV

1-800-CALL-WVA

Official Site

Vacation Guide

WISCONSIN

WI

1-800-432-8747

Official Site

Vacation Guide

WYOMING

WY

1-800-225-5996

Official Site

Vacation Guide

   

US National Parks, Monuments, Protected Areas, Forests - OFFICIAL TOURIST INFORMATION
US has great amount of land reserved in form of National Parks, Forest and Monuments.
Most of them are accessible thru flight and with a self-drive rental car.
Each park often has a newsletter, a non-profit organization and lots of activitites surrounding it.
Most popular areactivites are car drive tours, sight seeing, hiking on the trails, camping etc.
The best way to see the national parks is to buy the annual National Park Pass.
This pass is around $50 and it is for a family and it is valid for a year.
This pass is discounted for studetns, and seniors and some for variants are also available.

last updated October 20, 2005

Tip: While visting, first see the Park Ranger or volunteer from the Park Information Center.
Talk to them to revalidate or get most recent local travel information.
Plan your tourist/vacation activities based on the above information.
There are ample ranger/volunteer assisted activities which are often the best way to go.
Use the printed park brochure, and trail/newsletter information that are available only on the location.

   O f f i c i a l     /     P r o m i n e n t     U S     N a t i o n a l     P a r k     S i t e

National Park Service - Official Site

AWAY Network - National Park Site

Friends of US-Parks - National Park Site

Area Parks - National Park Site

National Park - Park Fees Page


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