It’s been an interesting couples of months since the EU referendum took place and the results have been tough to take for many leaving both groups on either side of the divide looking to escape the United Kingdom.

One of the best places to break from it all is to swap the humdrum daily routine for the glitz and the glamour of America. Here are 10 reasons to choose USA over the UK.

The weather

As we’re all very aware it’s been one of the wettest Junes on record in the UK, while across the pond their summer forecast is looking a bit more, well, sunny.

Central Park

While the UK’s average temperature in July and August sits at 18.6°C, New Yorkers enjoy an average of 25 and 24°Cover those respective months, and if you’re picky about your weather there are 50 states with completely different climates for you to choose from.

All you can eat!

Anywhere that lays claim to being the birthplace of steak and kidney pie, jellied eels and deep fried Mars bars is somewhere that needs to take a long, hard look at itself.


Stateside, there are no such problems.

Epic food and epic portions go hand-in-hand and a Philly cheesesteak, rack of ribs or hot dog needn’t be a rare treat, but a staple part of your diet.

Fanatical about sports

Sometimes we get it right, but more often than not, sport in the UK is one disappointment after another as Euro 2016 proved.


Sometimes we get it right, but more often than not, sport in the UK is one disappointment after another as Euro 2016 proved.

That’s not a problem for those hailing from ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave’.

The top sports in the states; American Football, Baseball and Basketball have seen the U.S. remain as the dominant force since their inception.

But despite sports’ huge influence on society in the states, figures released by Hayes and Jarvis show that Brits don’t know a great deal about U.S. sport.

Breath-taking nature

America boasts some of the most awe-inspiring backdrops on Earth.

Grand Canyon

Whether it be the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls or any of America’s 59 national parks there are plenty of vast open spaces to enjoy.

Incredible cities

Although there are some clear similarities with the likes of Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds found on both sides of the Atlantic, Boston of Massachusetts has an edge over its Lincolnshire counterpart and New York does edge the original York.

New York

It’s all about the bright lights and the big cities in the U.S. and there’s no better mix than the Big Apple, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and plenty more to give you your cultural fix.

Living costs

Getting on the property ladder has plenty of pitfalls across the UK and making sure you get the best value for money can be incredibly difficult.

With the average price of a terraced house in London costing £615, 721 last year, the safe bet would be to head stateside to get yourself something much more affordable.

In 2015 the average price of a UK house was £287,000 but during the same period you could’ve snapped up a four-bedroom house for $125,000.

Pure entertainment

HBO is ruling the airwaves and we have America to thank for all the great TV that has come our way in the past few years. Where would we all be without Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead in our weekly schedule?

The U.S. also is the home of film with Hollywood continuing to churn out some epic cinematic moments and let’s not forget it’s the birthplace of Rock and Roll, RnB and Jazz, and it still remains the place to be for emerging artists.

Crazy U.S. laws

America has plenty of novelties that we Brits just don’t get to enjoy so what better way than to get a daily boost than have to negotiate some of USA’s craziest laws.

North Carolina

North Carolina’s legislation stopping Bingo games that last more than five hours seems practical but beware of Minnesota’s laws that could see you landed in bother if participate in a game to capture a greased or oiled pig.

Friendly faces

Negotiating public transport on a daily basis certainly gives a massive insight into the lack of manners in this country. Politeness and courtesy is a way of life in the U.S. and the people are famous for their friendly nature.

The Trump card

If you’re wanting to get out before Brexit really kicks into gear but you’ve been enjoying the political drama too much then the U.S. is the ideal place to go.