There are many distinctly diverse and exciting experiences that are waiting to be discovered when embarking on a USA holiday. Head to Las Vegas, Nevada to try your luck at one of the world’s premier casinos, take in a spectacular show, sample fare from top chefs and wander the strip on the way back to your glitzy accommodation after a fun-filled night. Take a helicopter ride to the infamous Grand Canyon to start of your day with a hot cup of cowboy coffee and take in a stunning sunrise whilst peering off one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.
Los Angeles and surrounds
Los Angeles is the epicentre of entertainment with its legendary movie sets and theatres of Oscar-winning films loved by generations past and present. Dine at the latest restaurants and stylish new bars and experience the nightlife of the famous, serving up entertainment with from stage shows and live music all year round. Los Angeles is also famous for attractions and theme parks a short 20 minute drive away including Disneyland Resort where you can meet all of your favourite characters at one magical place.
Travel north through the Central Coast and discover miles of rocky shoreline and picturesque beaches. The Central Coast is ideal for lovers of the outdoors with surfing, kayaking, biking, and fishing, to name just a few, all on offer. Tucked away amongst the stunning natural landscapes is Santa Barbara which has been dubbed the American Riviera due to the Mediterranean architecture, beaches and brilliant cliff faces. From Oprah Winfrey to Katy Perry, Hollywood’s famous flock to Santa Barbara in search of warm weather and relaxed atmosphere.
San Francisco and surrounds
Continue heading north to the Monterey Bay Region, which is the most northerly of the Central Coast’s areas with rugged coastline of Big Sur all the way to communities on the southern edge of the San Francisco Bay area. The city of Monterey is home to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and Santa Cruz is part beach town and part college town. Taste your way through several wine regions that are winning international acclaim and fall in love with the laid back atmosphere and romantic accommodations on offer.
Cross over to San Francisco with its immense Golden Gate Bridge, ringing cable cars, intriguing Alcatraz Island and delicious cuisine. Travel out of the city and explore the surrounding award-winning vineyards, golf courses and natural sights. Be swept away by the cities art and culture scene with a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California Academy of Science, Aquarium of the Bay and de Young Museum or the Exploratorium.
Whether you’re a city-lover or not, New York City will wine you, dine you, and absolutely romance you. Explore the city, beginning with some of the world’s best known landmarks – the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art! The Brooklyn Bridge is a gorgeous Sunday-morning walk, and the markets in Brooklyn don fresh food, fun trinkets and an eclectic mix of New York residents.
See a show on Broadway, wander through Times Square or educate yourself down Museum Mile. The Bronx Zoo is the largest wildlife preserve in the US spanning 265 acres, and being the city that never sleeps, you’ll always have something to do when the sun goes down and all those glittering lights switch on their charm.
Known by locals for its tacos, surf and general happy demeanour, the sunny city of San Diego is a favourite destination for international travellers and Americans alike. The southern Californian city is the second largest city in California and sports a pleasantly warm year-round climate, extensive stunning beaches and an iconic deep-water harbour.
Swimmers and sun-lovers are drawn to the gorgeous beaches and famous surf conditions, while marine enthusiasts revel in the West Coast’s largest aquatic park: Mission Bay Park. La Jolla Cove invites visitors with its lapping azure waters and golden sands. Soak up the sun, and explore the marine life through a snorkel – you’ll feel as though you’re in paradise in this veiled gem. Enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family – San Diego offers plenty of exciting options such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Legoland!
With exciting arts and cultural festival all year round, there is always something fun on in San Diego. View some of the best art in San Diego at the ArtWalk festival in Little Italy, or head to the bi-annual Restaurant Week for a taste of what San Diego offers in delicious culinary delights.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in sunny San Diego.