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What to spend your dollars on

  • Smart gambling on the dollar slots in Vegas

    1 US Dollar

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

    5.50 US Dollars

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

    35 US Dollars

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

    19 US Dollars

  • Sip fresh coffee at Central Park

    4 US Dollars

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Must-sees in the United States

  • Aspen, Colorado
  • Renowned for its wealth of natural beauty spots and winter sports facilities, Aspen is the perfect place to hit the slopes. And after a long day of exploring the Rocky Mountains, it’s time to indulge in the city’s legendary luxury lifestyle.
  • 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.
  • 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 theatre district, Madison Square Gardens to Hyde Park, this is a city just begging to be explored!
  • 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.

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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.

Exchange online with Travelex in 3 easy steps

  • 1. Choose your currency
  • Select the amount of money you need to exchange and the country that you’re visiting

  • 2. Choose home delivery or store pickup
  • Your currency can be delivered safely to your door, or you can pick up from one of our locations at Calgary Airport.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Pay for your foreign currency quickly and securely with either your debit card or credit card

*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.

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