Halal-friendly holidays in the USA
The United States is a diverse country with a vast history, diverse culture and stunning landscapes. The USA also offers a multitude of experiences for Muslim visitors - from its major cities to natural wonders and beautiful beaches, the country is filled with iconic landmarks and breathtaking scenery.
Is the USA Muslim-friendly?
The US has a sizable Muslim population and there are many restaurants serving halal food across the USA. There are also mosques in most major cities that bring together the Muslim community for prayer, including in cities such as New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston.
Is there halal food in the USA?
Finding halal food options in the United States is relatively easy - especially in the major cities - due to the presence of sizable Muslim communities. You will generally find a good choice of Middle Eastern and South Asian restaurants serving dishes like kebabs, falafel and biryani. Explore ethnic neighbourhoods and supermarkets with dedicated halal sections.You'll find a diverse range of delicious halal food options throughout your travels in the United States.
Are there halal-friendly hotels in the USA?
Because of the large Muslim population and the increased number of Muslim tourists visiting the country, many hotels in the United States now provide some halal food on their premises or Muslim guests will be able to find halal food in restaurants nearby. It is also possible to find alcohol-free accommodation.
Places to visit in the USA
New York City - Explore iconic landmarks like Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don't miss the Broadway shows, diverse culinary scene, and vibrant neighbourhoods like Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Grand Canyon National Park - Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the world's most renowned natural wonders. Enjoy hiking, camping, or taking a scenic helicopter tour to experience its vastness.
San Francisco - Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, ride a cable car, and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. Don't forget to see the famous Alcatraz Island and enjoy the city's eclectic food scene.
Washington, D.C. - Discover the capital city's iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museums, and the National Mall. Explore the rich history and culture of the nation in this political and cultural hub.
Miami - Enjoy the vibrant energy and beautiful beaches of Miami. Explore the Art Deco District in South Beach, visit the Everglades National Park and experience the city's diverse cuisine and vibrant nightlife.
Chicago - Visit the architectural marvels of the Windy City, including the Willis Tower Skydeck, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Are there mosques in the USA?
The USA is home to numerous mosques that serve as places of worship and centres for Muslim communities. Here are some well-known and significant mosques in different regions of America:
Islamic Center of America - One of the largest mosques in North America, it serves as a cultural and religious centre for the Muslim community in Dearborn and the surrounding Detroit area.
Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. - This mosque in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. offers a place of prayer and hosts events that promote interfaith dialogue.
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York - Situated in Manhattan, NY, it serves as a hub for Muslims in the city and hosts a variety of programmes, including Friday prayers, lectures, and community events.
Islamic Center of Irvine - A notable mosque in Irvine, Southern California where there are daily prayers, educational programmes, and community activities for the area’s Muslim community.