Entering the great American West, following in the footsteps of the 19th century pioneers who either went up to Oregon or went to the banks of the Californian rivers to extract gold, is like setting off on a grandiose adventure, discovering breathtaking great spaces. Two hundred years later, the megacities and small rural towns of the West Coast of the United States are still vibrant with this energy, that of these valiant migrants driven by a desire for success that is entirely rooted in the "do it yourself" formula. The cities bordering the Pacific Ocean, from Seattle to San Diego, Portland, San Francisco and of course Los Angeles, do not leave indifferent, immense and seductive by their ability to reinvent themselves. It is because between the skyscrapers of the West Coast cities, tolerance and freedom are the watchwords: as soon as you rush into them, you get the feeling that everything is possible, that a new life begins. But the tour guide for the West Coast of the United States also focuses on the wild and untamed landscapes of the Pacific coast, made up of plains and mountains, and pushes the journey inland, from Yellowstone Park, where nature has brought most of the world's landscapes together, to Utah's national parks like Zion or Bryce Canyon, not to mention the Mormon city of Salt Lake City and the crazy Las Vegas not far from the famous Valley of Death. Welcome to the West Coast of the United States, its legendary Far West, a destination as fascinating as ever, a portrait of a dream America
When to go to sur la Côte Ouest Etats-Unis?
When to go to the West Coast of the United States? In California, the weather is fine all year round. Summer or fall is an ideal time to visit Oregon, Washington State and Idaho because the rest of the year, it rains quite a bit and temperatures can drop. In Arizona, Utah and Nevada, some areas may be snow-covered in winter.
In general, to the question of when to go to the West Coast of the United States, there is no single answer: it is quite possible to go at any time of the year, knowing that some roads and parks may be partially closed due to snow in the winter, or if they remain open, you will need a suitable vehicle to access them (such as in Crater Lake, for example). It is therefore better to find out about the state of roads and parks beforehand. Summer, which begins with Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and ends with Labour Day (first Monday in September) in the United States, is the holiday season. Prices are rising and the crowds are pouring in. However, the high season in one region is not necessarily the same in another. In July, the Pacific Northwest is wonderful. But further south, it's a furnace. In general, latitude and altitude help to predict the weather and seasons. The further north you go, the later the summer is and the earlier the winter arrives. So there is no better time to go to the West Coast of the United States!