January is one of the worst times to start a US trip - rain, wind, snow - pretty miserable at that time.
As Daawgon said January is the worst time to visit USA, instead I would suggest you to visit there in the month of May-June this is the perfect time to enjoy there. Also in this time period you will not found too much tourists there.
Hey this post will prove very useful for me as i am planning to visit this country and attractions in this coming Christmas and very happy to see your blog that helps me a lot.
I have some tips for you:
1/ Collect information about places you will travel: price, accommodation, food, services...
2/ Book ticket and hotel ready for travel. if you have a certain plan, book flights tickets and hotels for a time to save money
In my experience, I use promo code or travel deals to save money.
3. Your health problem. If you have any health problem, prepare drugs and needed things for any case.
4. Clothes. Sure that you bring enough clothes but no redundant
5. your spirit for traveling
6. Arrange your work before you travel
And Let's go!
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]
As many have mentioned, January is not a great time for a lot of destinations in the US, but it's actually kind of a good thing that you've inadvertently narrowed it down geographically as the country huge. Just stick to the southern portion of the nation and see the best of both the Southwest and the Southeast while you're here. Come back another time for everything else.
A road trip across the Southwest would be great and others have mentioned must-see sights there. In the Southeast, New Orleans is a must and then Orlando for the amusement parks you're looking for.
the weather is tough in january but i agree i would go to the west coast-san francisco is a must, and you can go from seattle to san diego and have a great trip. you also can go from denver down to santa fe and see beautiful country. if you ski, colorado is a great experience.
Thanks for all the advice everyone!! Unfortunately we have no option other than to travel in January due to work and university commitments, plus we'd rather January than nothing at all