The Ultimate First timers Business Travel Guide to the USA

If you need to go on a business trip to the USA, you need to know some aspects of this country.

Controversial, exciting, stunning, USA remains the dream of many people from all over the world and if you have a business trip across the country, depending on the destination city, you can visit a lot of places and try local American foods that will leave a feeling of “I want to come back here again”.

Reasons for tourists to visit the US

Before we start with the places you should visit in the USA or what you can eat, or where, I will give you some reasons to answer the question: why to choose to be a tourist in America.

1. American Culture – For tourists who want to learn

As a tourist in the USA, you will see that the country has something exciting, catching, deeply rooted in the American culture that attracts you. It’s a combination of “I can do” with “I am free” and “I take the risk”.

To this, we add the whole range of brands and memories that marked our childhood and a world of entertainment: Walt Disney World Resort.

American culture also includes theme parks (adventure, adrenaline, games, etc.), gigantic malls with all sorts of interactive activities, amongst the most modern museums in the world and street entertainment – a street dance, a demonstration, music or costume characters.

2. Nature makes its presence felt – For tourists who love awesome landscapes

 The US is the country of superlatives, and you as a tourist, can visit hundreds of mountainous areas, including 81 peaks with heights of over 4,000 meters (or if you visit Hawaii, you can see Mauna Kea Peak with 10,000 meters altitude), spectacular lakes (Superior Lake – the second largest lake in the world, Crater Lake in Oregon, Redfish Lake in Idaho, Diablo Lake in Washington) and some of the most impressive parks, either natural, such as the Grand Canyon (considered the most spectacular in the world ), Yosemite or Yellowstone (the first natural park in the world).

3. The home of High-tech an AI – Great for technology-loving tourists 

The USA is a benchmark in the world in terms of development, high-tech, business world, and organization. We can highlight the country’s high-tech and progressive technologies, and we can agree that high-tech exhibitions are great for tourists who love the “future”.

Cities to see and visit in the US 

If you have a business trip in the following cities, you can take advantage of the situation and go to visit every tourist attraction. Bellow, you can see a generalized description of some of the cities to visit.

Business Travel in Miami 

If you have a business trip to Miami, you need to be full of energy. You will be greeted by a giant cocktail on the Ocean Drive terraces, and after you’ve finished the work you’ve got there, you’ll have to stand in line for the most exclusive clubs in town.

If you do not have a party mood, the beaches will fill your agenda; waves, palm trees, and the Art Deco buildings will take your breath away.

Do not forget to visit downtown, where you can go for free among the skyscrapers with Metromover. Then go to Miami Beach, go shopping on Lincoln Road and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Maybe you’ll decide to do a tattoo at Miami Ink (as 90% of the tourists)!

Before leaving the city, take a tour in Coral Gables, where you can admire the houses of the billionaires, or buy a Cuban cigar from Little Havana.

Miami is a super-touristic site to visit, you’ll be amazed.

Business Travel in New York 

If you’re on a business trip to New York, after you have finished your work, go fast on the sidewalk and you’ll see the yellow taxi, take one fast. Go first to Times Square,  then visit the Empire State Building, walk on Fifth Avenue, take the boat to the Statue of Liberty (unique feeling), feel the agitation on Wall Street, do jogging in Central Park, eat a bagel on the street and cross the Brooklyn Bridge. If you don’t have time to do all of this in one day, don’t be discouraged, 80% of tourists can’t. 

Business Travel in Las Vegas 

Las Vegas baby! If you have a business trip to Vegas, you are a fortunate person. The city is exactly the way you imagine it: very luminous and … sinful! Yes, all the vices have gathered in Sin City, and no one is sorry for anything. Until the next day, if you are naked, tattooed and married!

The tourist destinations are the hotels themselves, each representing a small town. At The Venetian, you can take a gondola ride, at Bellagio you have to watch the fountains (unforgettable view), at Caesars Palace you can go to concerts, at New York hotel, you can walk on Brooklyn Bridge, and in Paris hotel, you can visit the Eiffel Tower. 

Business Travel in Boston

Boston is the most European American city, where overseas influences make its presence felt among skyscrapers. The city played a key role in the American Revolution, with many important events taking places, such as the Boston Massacre or the Boston Tea Party;

Near Boston, in Cambridge, is the prestigious Harvard University, with its green campus. The university tour is a great opportunity to see how things happen at the highest academic level. It’s a great experience! 

ESTA – needed for international Travelers who want to visit the United States

ESTA is an Electronic system for travel autorization. It determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

 ESTA countries for travelers 

In order to travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Bellow, you’ll find the ESTA countries.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

ESTA form for travelers

All eligible international travelers who wish to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization – ESTA form.

Must be ensured:

  • You are an eligible national of a Visa Waiver Program country.
  • Currently not in possession of a visitor’s visa.
  • Travel for 90 days or less.
  • Planning to travel to the United States for business or pleasure.
  • Apply for a new authorization

You need to have:

  • Valid passport from a Visa Waiver Program
  • Valid credit card (preferably MasterCard, VISA or American Express)
  • Valid contact information.
  • If applicable, your most recent employment information.

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