America offers travellers some of the most exciting attractions in the world. This vast country has everything from unspoilt natural beauty to cities with majestic skylines. Soak up the vibrancy, shopping and nightlife of the bustling cities of the east, savour the easy pace and soul food of the charming south or enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the sunny west coast. The USA is an incredible melting pot of life-changing experiences.
Astonishingly vast landscapes define the country and visiting its spectacular national parks, great lakes, desert plains and attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountains are unforgettable experiences. You can follow in the footsteps of one of America’s greatest writers, Ernest Hemmingway, and explore the sunshine state of Florida. Or feel the road beneath your wheels and the wind in your hair as you glide along Route 66. These and many other memorable destinations are all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed in the Land of the Free.
Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Disney World, Universal
Studios, Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, Sears Tower, Times Square, Sea World, New York Botanical Garden, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge
Culture and entertainment.
Art, history and science museums, art galleries, New York Broadway musicals, theatres, opera
Activities and sports.
Theme parks, water sports, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking, road trips, shopping, parks
Sundance Film Festival (January), Academy Awards - Oscars (February), Superbowl (February), St Patrick’s Day Parade (March), La Quinta Arts Festival (March), Taste of Chicago (June), Chicago Blues Festival (June), Thanksgiving Day Parade (November)
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New York is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Distinctive yellow taxis, vibrant Times Square, buzzing Fifth Avenue, lush Central Park and invigorating nightlife all await you in the Big Apple. Designer brands rule in New York, which is home to some of the finest stores and boutiques in the world. The city is a trendsetter in other ways too and was the birthplace of punk music, disco and hip-hop. Although you may have the urge to dance until dawn at some of the world’s coolest nightspots, if you prefer something more cerebral then there are numerous shows to enjoy on Broadway in the Theatre District.
Chicago is often called America’s Second City. Perched on the banks of Lake Michigan, it is instantly recognizable because of its spectacular skyline. At ground-level there is no better way to explore Chicago than by taking advantage of its events, tours and recreational activities that take place every single day. With a superb variety of attractions including modern and traditional architecture, manicured parklands, a world-famous Blues and Jazz music scene and fantastic shopping on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago truly is a fascinating city to explore and discover. You will never run out of things to do in the Windy City.
A sprawling city on the edge of the Pacific, Los Angeles boasts no less than 80 miles of beautiful beaches including the most famous, Santa Monica. Without doubt, Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. The city has many unique attractions including Universal Studios, Sunset Strip, Hollywood and Disneyland. In Beverly Hills, you will find many of Hollywood’s most famous movie and television stars who live in their mansions on the tree-lined boulevards.
San Francisco is famous for its diverse dining options, popular theatre scene, amazing architecture and bohemian lifestyle. Apart from its beautiful bay, there is much to explore beyond the city limits including high-tech Silicon Valley and the fine wines of Napa Valley. The 18th Century gold rush attracted many prospectors to San Francisco and they helped create a city of character and diversity. Today, established art galleries and numerous all-night jazz clubs attract a different kind of adventurers.
Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and the most populous in Nevada, is also one of America’s most visited destinations. At the start of the 20th Century, Vegas did not even exist; now it is home to over two million people, has 19 of the world’s 25 largest hotels and attracts no fewer than 37 million tourists annually. The city is home to pirates, pyramids, white tigers and waterfalls. A photograph beneath the iconic Las Vegas sign is essential before you indulge in the glitz and buzz of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. A vintage dinner experience at Tiffany’s Café, an original 24-hour restaurant and authentic 1950s soda fountain, is a highlight you should not overlook. Once you have satisfied your hunger, the Bellagio fountain display provides a spectacular end to a great night on the town.
Few cities can rival Washington DC’s history and influence. Arguably the most powerful capital in the world, Washington DC possesses a graceful dignity that resonates through its monuments, museums and memorials. Visits to the Lincoln Memorial, the White House and the Smithsonian will leave lasting impressions (an added bonus is that many attractions offer free admission). With excellent shopping, diverse restaurants and an electric nightlife, Washington DC is an ideal holiday destination.
Often referred to as the Cradle of Liberty, the Hub of the Universe or the Athens of America, historic Boston city is a compact metropolis with a wide-range of sightseeing accessible by foot. Boston is also a convenient gateway to the lush New England countryside with its delightful villages, azure lakes and pristine beaches. With its rich history, grand architecture and world-renowned academic and cultural institutions, Boston retains and radiates a glorious history garnered over the centuries. The city remains a huge attraction for discerning tourists.
Miami is a vibrant, upbeat city that features majestic palm trees swaying in the breeze and famous Art Deco buildings glistening in bright sunshine. Two-thirds of the population is Hispanic, so Miami has a distinctly Latin feel that draws you to its beaches and open-air marketplaces. Lincoln Road is another great attraction with its ten blocks of museums, art galleries and boutiques. Despite having so much to see and do, it is the friendliness of the people that makes Miami a truly remarkable city to visit.
Although often associated with Disney World, Orlando has much more to offer including an exciting combination of glorious beaches, invigorating year-round sunshine and world class shopping. Explore the world-famous tropical islands in The Florida Keys, watch the sun set from Mallory Square, experience sensational white-knuckle rides and get up close to exotic wildlife. A favourite pastime is simply relaxing on one of many stunning beaches or taking surfing lessons from a professional instructor. Enjoy a round of golf, take in the arts and culture or soothe your mind, body and soul in a delightful spa.