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What to spend your dollars on

  • Smart gambling on the dollar slots in Vegas

    1 USD

  • A cab from Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building

    5.50 USD

  • Catch an LA Lakers game (for as little as)

    35 USD

  • Watch an IMAX showing at the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd

    19 USD

  • Sip fresh coffee at Central Park

    4 USD

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Must-sees in the United States

New York
  • New York
  • This bustling metropolis is full of great landmarks. The Empire State Building, Broadway theatre district and Madison Square Garden are just three of them, begging to be explored!
New Orleans
  • New Orleans
  • A vibrant clash of American, Caribbean and French influences, New Orleans is especially known for its live blues and jazz music.
  • Miami
  • Miami features a unique blend of Hispanic and American culture that you won’t find anywhere else. Take it all in while you walk the famous South Beach.

Trust in Travelex

Ordered online. A very easy to use process. Collected dollars at airport. Friendly staff at counter. On return had no problems using the buy back service. Would recommend and will use again.Trustpilot Review

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Ordered online, took only a couple of minutes. Collected at the airport at an extremely convenient location. Excellent exchange rate compared with high street retailers too!Trustpilot Review

More bang for your buck

The US dollar is one of the most dominant reserve currencies in the world and is also the main tender for several other countries or regions outside the United States, including the Caribbean, Ecuador and El Salvador.

Don’t be surprised to hear dollars being referred to as ‘bucks’ when you are out and about, this is a commonly used nickname! You may also hear 5 cent coins referred to as a ‘nickel’, a 10 cent coin as a ‘dime’ and a 25 cent coin as a ‘quarter’.

Tipping is standard practice across America and you will be expected to pay up to 15% on top of your meal – or even 20% for upmarket restaurants. Thankfully, portion sizes tend to be very generous indeed, so you’re unlikely to feel short-changed!

Frequently used banknotes

The US dollar comes in seven different denominations – 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. As coins are nowhere near as common as they are in the UK, it is wise to try and organise your bills in order of value to save you scrambling around for the right cash.

Buying US Dollars Online is Easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • You can get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.