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What to spend your dollars on

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    Smart gambling on the dollar slots in Vegas

    1 USD *

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    A cab from Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building

    5.50 USD *

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    Catch an LA Lakers game (for as little as)

    35 USD *

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    Watch an IMAX showing at the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd

    19 USD *

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    Sip fresh coffee at Central Park

    4 USD *

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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
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Must-sees in the United States

Busy Times Square New York City
  • New York
  • No trip to the US of A is complete without a visit to the Big Apple. From the Empire State Building to the Broadway theater district, Madison Square Garden to Central Park, this is a city just begging to be explored!
Band Playing New Orleans City
  • New Orleans
  • A delicious smorgasbord of American, Caribbean and French culture, you'll fall in love with New Orleans and the sounds of jazz floating through the air.
West Palm Beach Miami Florida
  • Miami
  • Sunworshippers rejoice, Miami is your top spot. A unique blend of Hispanic and American culture, soak it all in whilst you walk the famous South Beach.

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're out and about: it's their nickname! You may also hear 5 cent coins referred to as ‘nickels’, 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 £600

  • 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.

Another great option for your holiday is our Travelex Money Card. A pre-paid card that works exactly like your debit or credit card, take the stress out of carrying cash by loading all of your travel money onto your card before you leave. And if you underestimate how much you need, it’s super easy to top up your card online.

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