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Identity Card:
  • Capital Sacramento

  • Largest city: Los Angeles

  • People 37,000,000 .

  • Language English, Spanish

  • Religion Protestants, Catholics

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa As for the check, see the steps to take and the latest security measures with the Embassy of the United States, we must for example a biometric passport, for both adults and children, as well as a return ticket. You will get a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport which will allow you to stay 90 days in the United States.

    • Passport : A biometric passport, for both adults and children, is requested. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of entry into the territory. Failure to do so will result refused entry to the territory.

      • Currency : US Dollar

      • Currency rates $ 1 = 0.72 euros

      • Change You can find exchange offices in large cities and airports, you can also change your euros from banks .

      • Payment Cards : International credit cards are widely accepted, you can also withdraw cash at most ATM. Attention, however unfavorable exchange rates and high withdrawal fees.

      • Budget stay 1 week 350 euros for a backpackers budget -1000 euros for a comfortable week with hotel, restaurant and car rental .

      • Restaurants
        Cheap : less than 10 € / person
        Average . 10-25 € / person
        Premium : more than 40 € / person.

      • accommodation
        Cheap : less than 30 € / night
        way Price: 50-80 € / night
        Premium : more than 120 € / night


        How to get there?

        • By Air: The main gateways for visitors from Europe are located along the east and west coasts. Los Angeles and San Francisco, while not being in the West were still a good number of flights from major European cities. The cost of tickets is generally higher from late June to late August, and at the time of the Christmas holidays and Easter.

          On site:

          • By train: Amtrak provides connections long distances across the state, such as the Pacific Surfliner linking San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara-Los Angeles Sandiego.

          • Car Both for medium distances for travel in the city, the car is usually the best means of transport, especially as public transport are often very limited. California is crossed by major auto-roads, most non-paying.

            Rent a car in California is a good idea, especially as fuel is much cheaper than in Europe.

          • bus Can not be the nicest way to cross California but certainly the cheapest. Companies: Greyhound, Coach America InterCarlifornia Mega Bus .

          • By Air: Companies: American, United, JetBlue, Virgin America and SouthWest connect major cities in California .

            • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

            • Tips : It is strongly advised to take out travel insurance before you leave because the medical infrastructure is excellent, but expensive.

              • Aviation At the airport, the regulations are very strict security, and it should to take these steps seriously. Avoid any comment and joke during security checks, many French have had to spend the night at the station or pay a heavy fine for daring to deride this ultra-safe procedure.

              • Delinquency and Crime: We recommend arriving in a city to learn about the neighborhoods to avoid at all time of day, and those to avoid the night. As a tourist you are a prime target, it is essential to know where you step. Avoid carrying with you valuables and large sum of money for the papers it is advisable to make photocopies and leave the originals at the hotel. Due to the proximity of California with the Mexican border, you should be especially careful in areas near the border, still have realistic your papers on you.

                • Climate The climate in California varies greatly according to latitude and altitude, generally north and much colder and wetter than the south, and within the land much hotter than coastal areas.

                • Average temperatures 14 & deg c in January, 24 & deg c in August in Los Angeles .

                • Best time to reach Along the coast temperatures are rather pleasant all year. The tourist season lasts from June to September.

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