The United States has a wide range of weather patterns. The Southwest, which includes Arizona, southern California, New Mexico and parts of Texas, Colorado, Utah and Nevada have a hot desert climate. The Gulf Coast which includes parts of Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina have a humid subtropical climate. Southern Florida has a tropical climate with hot, humid temperatures all year. The Southern Plains, lower Midwest and middle East Coast, including sections of New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky has cold winters and hot, humid summers while the Northern Plains, Great Lakes Regions and New England have four distinct seasons with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho have an oceanic climate which brings cool fall, summer and spring but dry summers.
The best season to visit depends on what area of the country you plan to visit. The East Coast and New England are best visited in warmer months while Florida and states in the Southeast are better to visit in the winter months.
Transportation options vary throughout the United States. The vast majority of transportation in the United States is by automobile for short distances while long distances are often by airplane. There are railroad options as well although not all locations of the country are served by passenger railroads. There are public bus options for cross country travel as well.
Larger cities offer public transportation options within the city. This may include public buses, subways, commuter trains, streetcars, trolleys or cable cars. Areas with bodies of water sometimes offer ferries and water taxies as a way to get around.
It is also possible to arrange for taxis and ride-sharing transportation, including Lyft and Uber.