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39 O DELAWARE The First State


Delaware Tourism • 001 866 284 7483 • visitdelaware.com • Population: 796,165 • State Capital: Dover • Largest City: Wilmington • Local Time: EST - 5 hours behind the UK • Weather: Moderate climate year round • National/State Parks: 19 • International Gateways: Baltimore, Maryland and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania


DELAWARE is a gem resting in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, less than an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and easily reachable within two hours from New York and Washington, D.C. Visitors flock to the First State’s coasts for cleanest- in-the-nation beaches filled with top- notch dining and boutique shopping – all tax free (Delaware is one of only five states without a sales tax). Away from the summer months,


Delaware draws visitors with its history and culture. Hagley Museum highlights the DuPont family’s contributions to the Industrial Revolution; Winterthur Museum houses one of the premier collections of American decor and arts; and Nemours Mansion and Gardens echoes


the formal European


Continental grandeur of Versailles in


sanctuaries,


France. World-class casino


Nemours Mansion and Gardens coastal gaming and FLORIDA The Sunshine State


VISIT FLORIDA • Phone 020 7932 2406 • VISITFLORIDA.com • Population 19,552,860 • State capital, Tallahassee • Largest city, Jacksonville • Local time EST (5 hours behind UK) • Weather: warm, subtropical • National/State Parks 200+ • International Gateways: Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale


Colonial history all help to enrich the experience.


State secret Bombay Hook and Prime Hook


National Wildlife


Refuges are among the world’s best spots for watching rare birds on their global migrations.


Don't Miss Friendly, funky


Rehoboth Beach along the Delaware Beaches is known for its cutting-edge modern cuisine and artsy shops, all of which are within an easy stroll of each other.


visitdelaware.com GEORGIA The Peach State


Georgia Dept. of Tourism • 01342 323 656 • georgiatourismusa.co.uk • Population: 9,544,750 • State Capital/Largest City: Atlanta • Local Time: EST – 5 hrs behind the UK • Weather: Mild all year round. South east coast is very warm from February to November • National/ State Parks: 63 • International Gateway: Atlanta


ATLANTA, host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics is an exciting, modern metropolis and very much the gateway to the rest of Georgia and the Southern region. With its vibrant and bustling


downtown


home to the World of Coca-Cola, The Georgia Aquarium and CNN's Studio Tour, Atlanta also offers world-class dining and shopping. Savannah, 'Georgia's the perfect


first provides contrast


city' to


Atlanta with its picturesque and historic squares, manicured gardens and live oaks draped in Spanish Moss. Situated on the State’s coast, Savannah


is perfectly located


between both Atlanta (to the north) and Orlando, Florida (to its south), making the area a great option for fly-drive families of all ages. With the foothills of the Appalachians in the north of the State and wonderful Antebellum


A slice of rural Georgia


WELCOMING more than 93 million visitors, Florida sunshine, sand and surf are renowned around the globe. The peninsula has 825 miles of gorgeous beaches on its two coastlines, all warmed by continuous sunshine and mild weather. The Florida Everglades, fragrant orange groves and barrier islands are icons of the Sunshine State. Rare manatees, sea turtles, eagles and ghost orchids thrive here. Amid this natural beauty, visitors


find five star resorts and the world’s most beloved theme parks.


And


then, surprise! ….within easy reach are some of the state's hidden gems. Just


beyond Orlando, Kennedy


Space Center and its rocket launches and just beyond Miami, the only coral reef off mainland USA. Statewide, marvels such


as


Augustine – the oldest city in the USA, Weeki Wachee mermaids, the


Florida Everglades: Peter W. Cross


Dali


Museum,


Henry


Flagler’s


opulent beach hotels and thousands of lakes and springs, to name just a few of the many.


State secret Kennedy Space


Center, just an hour from Orlando, launches rockets every month that can be viewed from beaches in the local area.


St.


Don't Miss Newly opened Diagon Alley at Universal Studios


Florida, expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


visitflorida.com GUAM Where America's day begins


Guam Visitors Bureau • 001 671 646 5278/9 • visitguam.com • Population: 159,358 • State Capital: Hagåtña • Largest City: Dededo • Local Time: CST – 10 hrs ahead of the UK • Weather: Temperate, tropical climate with av. daily temp. of 81F (27C) • Nat'l/State Parks: 1 • Int'l G'ways: Micronesia, Russia Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Philippines, HK, Australia


HAFA Adai and Welcome to


Guam! Come explore where America’s day begins! The largest island in Micronesia, Guam is host to


some of the region’s most


architecture throughout Georgia it offers the ‘South in a Nutshell’.


State secret Georgia’s nearly 100 miles of beautiful coast, including


Tybee island, St Simons Island,


Jekyll and Cumberland Island are a shorter drive from Orlando than from Atlanta.


Don't Miss Held every March and April


in beautiful Savannah,


Georgia the Savannah Music Festival is a wonderful celebration of world music.


georgiatourismusa.co.uk


beautiful beaches, WWII historic sites, world-class diving and a rich Chamorro culture that dates back to 2000 BC. Hike along the lush tropical terrain, relax at a number of spas, or enjoy the scenic views, from your choice of golf courses, some designed by Jack Nicklaus.


An


island territory of the United States, Guam offers all the serenity of a tropical island with all the conveniences


travelers giving year-round are


accustomed to. Guam is located near the Equator, us


tropical


weather conditions, and boasts a plethora of activities to keep visitors entertained during their stay with us. From water activities like


Tumon Bay in Guam


snorkelling,


scuba


diving and


parasailing to golfing, hiking, luxury weddings and shopping.


State secret One of the world's most unique dive sites – the Tokai


Maru and SMS Cormoran – two wrecks


from two wars and two countries linked below the surface.


Don't Miss Chamorro Village in Hagåtña, where both locals and visitors gather on Wednesday evenings


for visitguam.com visitusa.org.uk some food, music, dancing and local handicrafts.


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