When is the best time to visit United States of America?

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The best time to travel domestically in the US is either during spring (late March to late May) or autumn (late September to late October). Since these are the shoulder seasons before and after summer, these months have milder temperatures as well as fewer visitors in the most popular destinations.

From east to west, the US measures 1,665 miles across – and in that range, there are five climate regions. So, the best time to travel domestically in the US really does depend on what specific location you have in mind. If you’re not particular about when you're traveling, then spring and autumn are generally the most pleasant times to travel domestically.

Lasting from mid-March to late May, spring brings warm temperatures and beautiful natural scenery to the national parks, forests, and wetlands of southern states like California, Florida, and Nevada. The northern states and cities take some time to catch up – but when they do, New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago make for popular city getaways. Similarly, fall guarantees pleasant weather and beautiful autumnal landscapes in many parts of the country. So for lovers of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and camping, these shoulder seasons are the perfect time to make the trip.

Monthly weather and travel tips for United States of America

After the excitement of Christmas, things are much quieter across the country in January. The northern states in particular can feel bleak with short days and heavy snowfall affecting many regions. So you’ll need to bring your thickest winter coat to stay toasty in cities like Boston and New York, as well as Philadelphia, which hosts its annual Mummers Parade on New Year's Day. Instead of avoiding the snow, embrace it at ski resorts like Park City, Utah and Aspen, Colorado – both famous for their powder skiing and the latter for the Winter X Games competition held at the end of the month.

By contrast, southern states like Florida, Louisiana, and Texas are much warmer with average highs of 60–65°F. Southern California also attracts its fair share of sun seekers in January, mainly to the beaches of Orange County and laid-back San Diego, or the desert landscapes of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley. But Hawaii is the place to go if you really want to escape the winter blues, with temperatures fixed in the low to mid 70s every day.

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Events in United States of America in January

New Year's Day

January 1, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2022

Lee-Jackson Day

January 14, 2022

Civil Rights Day

January 17, 2022

Robert E. Lee's Birthday

January 17, 2022

Idaho Human Rights Day

January 17, 2022

Robert E. Lee's Birthday

January 17, 2022

Confederate Heroes' Day

January 19, 2022

Robert E. Lee's Birthday

January 19, 2022

Cherryville New Year Shooters

January 1, 2022

World Braille Day

January 4, 2022

Epiphany

January 6, 2022

International Programmers' Day

January 7, 2022

Orthodox Christmas Day

January 7, 2022

Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 13, 2022

Orthodox New Year

January 14, 2022

World Religion Day

January 16, 2022

Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat

January 17, 2022

World Leprosy Day

January 23, 2022

International Customs Day

January 26, 2022

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 27, 2022

Kansas Day

January 29, 2022

In February, the days are cold and dark across many of the northern states. However, it’s a great time to enjoy cozy mountain resorts and take advantage of discount prices at major destinations like Chicago and Washington D.C. You could time your trip with President's Day or the Superbowl if you don't mind the crowds. Alternatively, head into the wilderness of Wyoming and Montana for wolf-watching safaris and dog-sledding adventures – but be sure to bring your warmest clothes.

In the southwest, travelers flock to the Grand Canyon to see it covered in snow, or further east to New Orleans. There, locals and visitors alike will be gearing up for the legendary parades and masquerade balls of Mardi Gras at the end of the month. It’s much warmer down there during February, so make sure you pack lighter clothing and a colorful costume if you're planning to visit then.

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Events in United States of America in February

Valentine's Day

February 14, 2022

Presidents' Day

February 21, 2022

Cedarburg Winter Festival

February 19, 2022

Lincoln's Birthday observed

February 11, 2022

Lincoln's Birthday

February 12, 2022

Daisy Gatson Bates Day

February 21, 2022

With the first buds of spring, many Americans—especially those in the south—start thinking about festivals and holidays again. States like Georgia, Tennessee, and California start to warm up around this time, and it’s usually during March when many young travelers descend on Florida for spring break. This is the warmest part of the country, with average highs of about 72°F and more beaches than you can think of.

But the change isn’t quite so obvious further north, where continued snowfall keeps the ski season going strong in states like Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. You’ll need to wear plenty of layers if you’re planning a trip to cities like Boston or New York – two cities who duke it out every year to host the best St. Patrick’s Day parade. At the end of the month, there’s nowhere better than Washington D.C., where hundreds of pink and white cherry blossoms bloom around the capital’s Tidal Basin during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Events in United States of America in March

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

March 1, 2022

Town Meeting Day

March 1, 2022

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

March 1, 2022

Texas Independence Day

March 2, 2022

Evacuation Day

March 17, 2022

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day observed

March 25, 2022

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day

March 26, 2022

Seward's Day

March 28, 2022

César Chávez Day

March 31, 2022

Cannerystock - 80's Pop & Rock Fest Weekend

March 16, 2022

Tech N9ne and Cypress Hill-April

March 17, 2022

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

March 1, 2022

Zero Discrimination Day

March 1, 2022

St. David's Day

March 1, 2022

Isra and Mi'raj

March 1, 2022

Self-Injury Awareness Day

March 1, 2022

First Day of Women's History Month

March 1, 2022

Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022

Read Across America Day

March 2, 2022

World Wildlife Day

March 3, 2022

Employee Appreciation Day

March 4, 2022

Casimir Pulaski Day

March 7, 2022

International Women's Day

March 8, 2022

World Kidney Day

March 10, 2022

Purim

March 17, 2022

St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2022

March Equinox

March 20, 2022

International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2022

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2022

International Day of Nowruz

March 21, 2022

World Poetry Day

March 21, 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2022

International Day of Forests

March 21, 2022

World Water Day

March 22, 2022

World Meteorological Day

March 23, 2022

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

March 24, 2022

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2022

Maryland Day

March 25, 2022

In April, the northern states can finally start shaking off the winter chill. Temperatures can climb into the mid-60s and sunny days start rolling in. However, much of the snow is replaced by rain—especially in coastal regions including New England and the Pacific Northwest—so it’s best to come prepared for wet and windy weather.

Down south, it’s road-tripping season. If you’re planning a cross-country drive, April is a great month to see the southern national parks while avoiding the summer crowds. The ones in Utah and Arizona are great options to explore while en route to Las Vegas, Nevada. Sin City isn’t too hot this time of year, and hosts its annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer at the beginning of the month. Other major events taking place in April include California’s Coachella Music Festival, Miami’s Wine and Food Festival, New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival, and The Boston Marathon. Other holidays this month include Easter Sunday and Earth Day (April 22), which are are celebrated nationwide.

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Events in United States of America in April

Emancipation Day observed

April 15, 2022

Good Friday

April 15, 2022

Emancipation Day

April 16, 2022

Patriot's Day

April 18, 2022

San Jacinto Day

April 21, 2022

Confederate Memorial Day

April 25, 2022

State Holiday

April 25, 2022

Confederate Memorial Day

April 25, 2022

Arbor Day

April 29, 2022

Pascua Florida Day observed

April 1, 2022

April Fool's Day

April 1, 2022

World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2022

Pascua Florida Day

April 2, 2022

Ramadan Starts

April 3, 2022

United Nations' Mine Awareness Day

April 4, 2022

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 6, 2022

National Tartan Day

April 6, 2022

United Nations' World Health Day

April 7, 2022

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

April 7, 2022

Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

International Day of Human Space Flight

April 12, 2022

National Library Workers' Day

April 12, 2022

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

April 13, 2022

Maundy Thursday

April 14, 2022

Father Damien Day

April 15, 2022

Holy Saturday

April 16, 2022

Passover (first day)

April 16, 2022

Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

Easter Monday

April 18, 2022

Tax Day

April 18, 2022

International Day for Monuments and Sites

April 18, 2022

Chinese Language Day

April 20, 2022

Oklahoma Day

April 22, 2022

Orthodox Good Friday

April 22, 2022

Earth Day

April 22, 2022

English Language Day

April 23, 2022

Last Day of Passover

April 23, 2022

World Book and Copyright Day

April 23, 2022

Orthodox Holy Saturday

April 23, 2022

April showers bring May flowers – or so the saying goes. By now, most of the country will be in full bloom. With daily highs of 64–73°F, it’s also warm enough to explore northern cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. without worrying about the cold – though you might want to take a light waterproof jacket just in case.

These peak conditions make May a prime time to experience the country’s natural wonders too. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Utah’s many national parks are especially great to visit this time of year since the wildlife comes out of hibernation, while California’s Death Valley is in peak condition for amazing views of the Milky Way. The month’s big event is Cinco de Mayo, so try to enjoy the festivities wherever you may be. Then say hello to summer, as you ring in Memorial Day on the last Monday of the month.

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Events in United States of America in May

Memorial Day

May 30, 2022

Truman Day

May 8, 2022

Truman Day observed

May 9, 2022

Confederate Memorial Day

May 10, 2022

Primary Election Day

May 10, 2022

Loyalty Day

May 1, 2022

Lei Day

May 1, 2022

Law Day

May 1, 2022

World Tuna Day

May 2, 2022

Eid al-Fitr

May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2022

Rhode Island Independence Day

May 4, 2022

Kent State Shootings Remembrance

May 4, 2022

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2022

Yom Ha'atzmaut

May 5, 2022

National Day of Prayer

May 5, 2022

National Nurses Day

May 6, 2022

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 6, 2022

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day

May 7, 2022

Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 2022

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

May 8, 2022

Mother's Day

May 8, 2022

World Ovarian Cancer Day

May 8, 2022

Confederate Memorial Day

May 10, 2022

International Nurses Day

May 12, 2022

Friday the 13th

May 13, 2022

World Migratory Bird Day

May 14, 2022

International Day of Families

May 15, 2022

Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2022

Day of Vesak

May 16, 2022

World Information Society Day

May 17, 2022

Lag BaOmer

May 19, 2022

National Defense Transportation Day

May 20, 2022

World Autoimmune / Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day

May 20, 2022

Armed Forces Day

May 21, 2022

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21, 2022

International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22, 2022

National Maritime Day

May 22, 2022

Harvey Milk Day

May 22, 2022

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23, 2022

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

May 25, 2022

National Missing Children's Day

May 25, 2022

African Liberation Day

May 25, 2022

Ascension Day

May 26, 2022

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

May 29, 2022

Jefferson Davis' Birthday

May 30, 2022

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2022

The beginning of June is arguably the sweet spot for domestic travel in the US. For a week or two, the weather is warm and sunny almost everywhere you go, and there aren't too many tourists around yet. It’s a great time to visit national parks such as California’s Yosemite, when the waterfalls are at their most spectacular as the high-altitude snow causes rushing meltwater. Festival season is also in full swing, with major events including Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Manchester, Tennessee) and the legendary San Francisco Pride parade taking place.

Further north, temperatures will be a little cooler but still consistently warm – especially in waterfront cities like Cleveland, Providence, and Atlantic City. There’s no shortage of events either. Take Chicago’s Blues Festival—a free, three-day party celebrating blues and jazz—or New York’s aqua-themed Mermaid Parade on Coney Island. But the main attraction is "Summerfest," held each June in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and currently the biggest domestic music festival.

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Events in United States of America in June

Salem Fair

June 30, 2021

Des Moines Arts Festival

June 25, 2021

Sturgis Falls Celebration

June 25, 2021

Kicker Heartland Stampede

June 24, 2021

Maria Stein Country Fest

June 25, 2021

Taste of Randolph Street

June 25, 2021

Greenwood Freedom Festival

June 26, 2021

Musky Festival

June 25, 2021

Homestead Days

June 23, 2021

ArtFest Midwest

June 26, 2021

ROMP

June 23, 2021

Rodeo of the Ozarks

June 23, 2021

Saint Paul Rodeo Wild West Art Show

June 30, 2021

Lakes Jam

June 24, 2021

Water Ski Days

June 26, 2021

South Berwick Strawberry Festival

June 27, 2021

Mermaid Festival

June 23, 2021

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival

June 26, 2021

Heart of Ohio USA Festival

June 24, 2021

London Strawberry Festival

June 24, 2021

Auburn's Kidsday

June 25, 2021

Rock, Ribs, and Ridges

June 26, 2021

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival

June 27, 2021

Helen Keller Festival of the Arts

June 24, 2021

Park Point Art Fair

June 26, 2021

Rose Arts Festival

June 26, 2021

Minnetonka Summer Festival

June 26, 2021

Jefferson Davis' Birthday

June 6, 2022

Kamehameha Day observed

June 10, 2022

Kamehameha Day

June 11, 2022

Emancipation Day

June 19, 2022

West Virginia Day

June 20, 2022

Fulton Street Fair

June 25, 2021

Meramec Community Fair

June 23, 2021

Vermont Quilt Festival

June 23, 2021

Crooked River Roundup PRCA Rodeo

June 24, 2021

Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

June 26, 2021

The Town Fair

June 26, 2021

Saint Clair Art Fair

June 26, 2021

FreedomFest

June 26, 2021

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

June 25, 2021

Space Fest

June 26, 2021

Black Hills Roundup

June 30, 2021

Duncan Ribfest

June 26, 2021

Meridian Dairy Days Festival

June 24, 2021

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

June 25, 2021

SoonerCon 29

June 25, 2021

July is one of the hottest and most crowded months to travel domestically in the US. With schools being out for the summer, American families join tourists at the national parks and beach resorts all over the country – so you’ll need to book your trips well in advance. Temperatures stay comfortably within the high 70s and hit the mid-80s in southwestern cities like Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. It’s more humid in the east, but occasional thunderstorms help cool things down.

If you want to get away for Fourth of July, one of the less rainy cities is best so you can still enjoy a barbecue with your family and don't miss the fireworks. July is also great for exploring the otherwise rainy Pacific Northwest, when it's mostly sunny even in cities like Seattle and Portland. The former hosts the Bite of Seattle food festival in July, while the latter goes craft beer-crazy at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Other July highlights include Santa Fe’s Folk Art Festival and Taste of Chicago – the largest food festival in the world.

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Events in United States of America in July

Sailfest

July 9, 2021

Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 23, 2021

North Dakota State Fair

July 23, 2021

Montana Folk Festival

July 9, 2021

Yarmouth Clam Festival

July 16, 2021

Montana State Fair

July 30, 2021

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

July 1, 2021

John C. Fremont Days Festival

July 9, 2021

Art on the Boulevard

July 24, 2021

Lea County Fair and Rodeo

July 30, 2021

Independence Day

July 4, 2021

Independence Day observed

July 5, 2021

Waterfront Blues Festival

July 2, 2021

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth

July 4, 2021

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

July 10, 2021

Barnstable County Fair

July 19, 2021

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

July 16, 2021

Alameda Art & Wine Faire

July 24, 2021

Music City July 4th

July 4, 2021

Wickford Art Festival

July 10, 2021

Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G

July 22, 2021

Neshoba County Fair

July 23, 2021

Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G

July 23, 2021

Sundown Salute

July 1, 2021

Fourth of July Town Celebration

July 9, 2021

Canyon County Fair and Festival

July 29, 2021

Bangor State Fair

July 29, 2021

Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival

July 2, 2021

Kansas City Riverfest

July 4, 2021

South Carolina Festival of Discovery

July 8, 2021

SharkCon 2021

July 10, 2021

Big Sky Country State Fair

July 21, 2021

Patriot Festival

July 3, 2021

Last Chance Stampede and Fair

July 28, 2021

Longview Go Fourth Festival

July 2, 2021

Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular

July 3, 2021

Bear Paw Festival

July 7, 2021

Anderson County Fair

July 12, 2021

Ely's Blueberry Arts Festival

July 23, 2021

Spirit of America Festival

July 4, 2021

Star Spangled Spectacular

July 4, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

July 22, 2021

Satchmo Summerfest

July 30, 2021

Saturday in the Park

July 3, 2021

Cedar Lake Summerfest

July 2, 2021

Expect sweltering heat in August, with daytime temperatures rarely dropping below the mid-80s in the south. It’s also very humid in some eastern cities and regions, from which the best escape will be your nearest waterfront. But brace yourself – most beaches are packed with city dwellers and families cramming in one final summer vacation before school restarts. However, that also means lower rates and thinner crowds in otherwise crowded destinations like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

The good news is that the US has thousands of miles of glorious coastline to explore, from the shorelines of New England to the beaches of the Carolinas and Southern California’s Pacific Coast. You could also take the opportunity to explore mountainous national parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton, both in Wyoming. Another option are the national parks in Alaska, with long and mild days during August. Elsewhere, the Iowa State Fair runs in Des Moines for most of the month, while tennis fans rush to see world pros take to the court at New York’s thrilling US Open.

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Events in United States of America in August

Missouri State Fair

August 12, 2021

Minnesota State Fair

August 26, 2021

Brown County Fair

August 16, 2021

Western Idaho Fair

August 20, 2021

Alaska State Fair

August 26, 2021

Champlain Valley Fair

August 27, 2021

Clackamas County Fair & Canby Rodeo

August 17, 2021

Maine Lobster Festival

August 4, 2021

Outside Lands

August 6, 2021

Park City Kimball Arts Festival

August 6, 2021

Coeur D Alene Street Fair

August 6, 2021

Taste of Coeur D'alene

August 6, 2021

Corn Fest

August 27, 2021

Mannington District Fair

August 2, 2021

Hope Watermelon Festival

August 5, 2021

Davis County Fair

August 18, 2021

Franklin County Watermelon Festival

August 20, 2021

Greenwood Lake Air Show

August 13, 2021

Festival Peachtree Latino

August 29, 2021

Colorado Springs Comic Con

August 27, 2021

Georgia Mountain Fair

August 13, 2021

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

August 18, 2021

Summer Salute Festival

August 27, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

August 28, 2021

New Blues Festival

August 7, 2021

Luke Bryan: Proud To Be Right Here

August 12, 2021

Downtown Grand Forks Street Fair

August 20, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

August 22, 2021

Great American Duck Race

August 26, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

August 31, 2021

Summit County Fair

August 1, 2021

Artwalk @ Liberty Station

August 7, 2021

Moonrise Festival

August 6, 2021

Das Energi Festival

August 13, 2021

Nampa Festival of the Arts

August 14, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

August 14, 2021

September brings calm and cooler temperatures to much of the country, with only the hottest cities in the south featuring daytime temperatures above 86°F. Don't forget that September also marks the start of hurricane season in Florida, so it’s probably best to avoid it then. 9/11 is also in September, which is observed with the Tribute in Light at Ground Zero in New York City.

You'll find festivals all over the country in September. It kicks off with Labor Day, with New York’s Electric Zoo music festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival being two of the most popular ones. California’s wine harvest also occurs in September, while beer and bratwurst lovers celebrate the arrival of Oktoberfest to cities such as Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. But the ultimate party is none other than Burning Man – a 9-day jamboree of electro music, stunning artwork, and community spirit in the middle of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

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Events in United States of America in September

New Mexico State Fair

September 9, 2021

Warrens Cranberry Festival

September 24, 2021

Southern Decadence

September 2, 2021

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

September 10, 2021

The Great Reno Balloon Race

September 10, 2021

Chesterfield (St Louis) Music & Arts Festival

September 4, 2021

Labor Day

September 6, 2021

Electric Zoo

September 3, 2021

Lafayette Art and Wine Festival

September 18, 2021

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival

September 18, 2021

Olympia Harbor Days Festival

September 3, 2021

Life is Beautiful

September 17, 2021

Coconino County Fair

September 3, 2021

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Expo

September 4, 2021

Cow Chip Arts and Craft Fair

September 4, 2021

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 3, 2021

Nyack Septemberfest

September 12, 2021

Labor Day Experience

September 3, 2021

Art World

September 11, 2021

Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival

September 18, 2021

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 25, 2021

Windsor Harvest Festival

September 4, 2021

Navajo County Fair & Rodeo

September 15, 2021

Lost Lands Festival

September 24, 2021

Imagine Music Festival

September 17, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

September 1, 2021

Pilgrimage Festival

September 25, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

September 26, 2021

Kool Koncert

September 2, 2021

Golden Onion Days

September 3, 2021

Labor Day Experience

September 3, 2021

Aiken's Makin'

September 10, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

September 19, 2021

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

September 23, 2021

Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay

September 25, 2021

Ridgewood Fall Art & Craft Street Fair

September 19, 2021

North Coast Music Festival

September 3, 2021

Prairie Arts Festival

September 4, 2021

Deer Path Art Fair on the Square

September 5, 2021

Apache County Fair

September 8, 2021

Brandywine Festival of the Arts

September 11, 2021

Suffern Fall Street Festival

September 19, 2021

Matchbox Twenty

September 27, 2021

Ely's Fall Harvest Moon Festival

September 10, 2021

Temperatures drop in style in October, as golden-red tones wash over the trees across the northern states. It's not too cold though, so you can comfortably explore the forests of New England and look for the viewpoints to admire the kaleidoscopic canopies. Other autumn leaf hotspots include the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

The southern states cool down but are still a bit warm, so now would be a good time to experience the dazzling lights and sights of Las Vegas. Further south, Fantasy Fest—Key West's answer to Mardi Gras—brings tens of thousands to the subtropical enclave in the ten days before Halloween. And Halloween itself is a big deal no matter where you celebrate it, with Halloween-themed parades taking place in New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, and Salem, Massachusetts.

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Events in United States of America in October

Austin City Limits - Weekend 1

October 1, 2021

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 2, 2021

Austin City Limits - Weekend 2

October 8, 2021

South Carolina State Fair

October 14, 2021

Voodoo

October 29, 2021

Halloween

October 31, 2021

Columbus Day

October 11, 2021

Great American Beer Fest

October 7, 2021

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire

October 9, 2021

Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

October 14, 2021

Gentilly Fest

October 8, 2021

Autumn on Parade

October 2, 2021

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

October 8, 2021

Rise Festival

October 1, 2021

Lockn' Festival

October 1, 2021

Tourist numbers drop off sharply in November, as winter takes hold. Cold winds blow through many of the northern states, bringing plenty of rain and even snowfall to some. Down in Florida, the end of hurricane season triggers the start of a warm but drier period that makes it ideal for visiting the theme parks of Orlando. So what you pack really does depend on which region you visit, since the northern and southern climates are very different this time of year.

November also features Veterans Day on November 11, and Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of the month. Wake up early to catch the Macy’s Day Parade in New York, or stay up late to take advantage of the many Black Friday doorbusters around the country.

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Events in United States of America in November

Veterans Day

November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2021

Deland Fall Festival of the Arts

November 20, 2021

Halifax Art Festival

November 6, 2021

Christmas Made in the South / Savannah

November 19, 2021

Christmas Made in the South / Jacksonville

November 26, 2021

Christmas Made in the South / Macon

November 5, 2021

Election Day

November 2, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Presidents' Day

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

State Holiday

November 26, 2021

Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving

November 26, 2021

Black Friday

November 26, 2021

December is a busy month across the country. Not only do the streets of major cities become filled with Christmas shoppers, but it’s also the month that ski season kicks off in the Rockies. Resorts in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah are busy with winter sports lovers, determined to make the most of the fresh snowfall. Meanwhile, cities across the east and midwest are illuminated with incredible holiday displays—including European-style markets and ice-skating rinks—leading up to Christmas. You’ll need to bundle up if you're visiting the north in December – and it’s best to book your stays well in advance in order to avoid the highest rates.

Elsewhere, southern destinations like Miami and San Diego are still warm enough so that you can walk around in a t-shirt. Close out the year with a bang—literally—by watching fireworks on New Year's Eve, or the Times Square ball drop if you're determined enough to brave the crowds. December is also the best time of year to see the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the northern lights, throughout Alaska.

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Events in United States of America in December

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

December 11, 2021

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2021

Christmas Day observed

December 24, 2021

Christmas Day

December 25, 2021

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2021

New Year's Day observed

December 31, 2021

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2021

Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market

December 3, 2021

Christmas Made in the South / Charleston

December 3, 2021

Kris Kringle

December 10, 2021

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2021

Washington's Birthday

December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2021

Day After Christmas Day

December 26, 2021

Salem Holiday Market

December 10, 2021

'Tis the Season

December 3, 2021

Winter in the Park Fine Art & Craft Show

December 11, 2021

Art in the Park at Dinosaure Caves ‑ December

December 5, 2021

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2021

Rosa Parks Day

December 1, 2021

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2, 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2021

World Soil Day

December 5, 2021

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 5, 2021

Last Day of Chanukah

December 6, 2021

Weather and temperature in United States of America

Knowing the best time to visit domestically in the US depends on what you’re looking for in a trip. If weather is your main concern, remember that the US contains five distinct climate regions that vary significantly at any given time of the year. However, you'll generally find the best weather around spring and autumn across most of these regions.

The Northeast—home to cities such as New York, Boston, and Philadelphia—is usually around 48°F in spring and 52°F in the fall, with frequent showers across the region. In contrast, the sun-kissed cities of the Southwest like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego bask in temperatures of 53–63°F through both shoulder seasons. Further up the West Coast, Portland and Seattle are cooler and wetter. Late spring temperatures are warmer in Midwest hotspots like Chicago and Columbus but can get chilly in autumn, while Southeastern cities like Miami, Orlando, and New Orleans experience average highs of 66–72°F in both seasons.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Orlando High 72°F 74°F 78°F 83°F 86°F 89°F 90°F 90°F 88°F 84°F 77°F 76°F
Low 52°F 55°F 58°F 65°F 69°F 73°F 75°F 76°F 74°F 68°F 61°F 59°F
New York High 38°F 39°F 47°F 59°F 70°F 78°F 84°F 81°F 76°F 65°F 53°F 48°F
Low 38°F 38°F 34°F 45°F 55°F 64°F 71°F 69°F 63°F 54°F 41°F 38°F
Las Vegas High 60°F 65°F 73°F 79°F 88°F 101°F 102°F 100°F 95°F 82°F 68°F 56°F
Low 40°F 45°F 52°F 58°F 66°F 77°F 81°F 80°F 74°F 61°F 47°F 40°F
Atlanta High 53°F 55°F 64°F 73°F 80°F 86°F 88°F 86°F 82°F 73°F 61°F 59°F
Low 34°F 36°F 45°F 53°F 61°F 69°F 71°F 70°F 66°F 54°F 42°F 42°F
Los Angeles High 70°F 69°F 71°F 72°F 74°F 76°F 80°F 83°F 84°F 80°F 74°F 67°F
Low 49°F 51°F 54°F 55°F 59°F 62°F 64°F 66°F 67°F 62°F 55°F 50°F
Miami High 76°F 77°F 78°F 82°F 84°F 86°F 88°F 89°F 87°F 85°F 80°F 78°F
Low 64°F 65°F 67°F 71°F 74°F 77°F 78°F 79°F 78°F 75°F 69°F 68°F

Weather data provided by Forecast.io

Cost of stay in United States of America

Want to travel smart? Check here for the cost of stays in United States of America for each month.

    0 27 54 81 108
  • $60 Jan
  • $65 Feb
  • $68 Mar
  • $73 Apr
  • $78 May
  • $80 Jun
  • $76 Jul
  • $75 Aug
  • $72 Sept
  • $69 Oct
  • $60 Nov
  • $58 Dec
    0 27 54 81 108
  • $52 Jan
  • $60 Feb
  • $69 Mar
  • $72 Apr
  • $72 May
  • $77 Jun
  • $82 Jul
  • $72 Aug
  • $67 Sept
  • $60 Oct
  • $51 Nov
  • $57 Dec
    0 27 54 81 108
  • $18 Jan
  • $22 Feb
  • $25 Mar
  • $26 Apr
  • $29 May
  • $29 Jun
  • $29 Jul
  • $28 Aug
  • $27 Sept
  • $25 Oct
  • $20 Nov
  • $19 Dec
    0 27 54 81 108
  • $94 Jan
  • $94 Feb
  • $94 Mar
  • $93 Apr
  • $92 May
  • $103 Jun
  • $106 Jul
  • $98 Aug
  • $97 Sept
  • $91 Oct
  • $87 Nov
  • $97 Dec
    0 27 54 81 108
  • $102 Jan
  • $113 Feb
  • $112 Mar
  • $115 Apr
  • $113 May
  • $116 Jun
  • $123 Jul
  • $121 Aug
  • $113 Sept
  • $111 Oct
  • $107 Nov
  • $99 Dec

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