Iconic landmarks, bright lights and big cities, action-packed adventure, breathtaking landscapes, dazzling beaches, family-friendly theme parks, unforgettable road trips and glorious national parks – a USA holiday has it all.
The North East is home to some of America's greatest cities: New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago. Superb on their own as a short break, but also fabulous as a stopover en route to the beach or as the start of a fly-drive tour of the region. All are located close to water, whether it be a river, the sea or a lake, they have some of the country's finest architecture and important buildings as well as superb shopping. Florida is America's playground – the perfect holiday destination for children aged from 4 to 84! The Sunshine State offers plenty of that all-important factor as well as its famed theme parks centred around Orlando, fabulous beaches dotted around its 1,800 mile coastline, manicured golf courses, great shopping, glitzy nightlife and the natural beauty of the Everglades.
A visit to the Southern States is to step back in time and admire the places which are part of American history. The battlegrounds of the Civil War, the scenes of the Civil Rights movement epitomised by Martin Luther King, the luxuriant Smoky Mountains and the delicate, charming antebellum architecture of the oh so correct southern society are all yours to appreciate. And for the jazz, country or blues lovers amongst you, it's the opportunity to immerse yourself in musical history.
Cowboy culture meets urban sophistication in Texas, a state so big and diverse that it's practically its own country. The landscape ranges from desert badlands and swimmable coastlines to lush mountains and sprawling prairies, while communities vary from the heights of world-class cities packed with attractions to charming out-of-the-way towns.
Think of California holiday and think of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Palm Springs - a visit to the state would not be complete without including all of them. However, California has far more to offer than its four major cities. Spanning a large proportion of America's western seaboard, California will appeal to those in search of diversity and natural beauty offered by Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, the Wine Country and the Big Sur Coastline.
The manmade oasis of Las Vegas is perhaps the most amazing city on the planet. Home to the world's largest and most spectacular hotels, every possible form of gambling, renowned world-class shows and a wide range of exciting attractions. But don't stop at the city limits, although the Wild West is a huge expanse to cover, if you have the time, the spectacular scenery of desolate plains, rugged mountains and deep canyons will reward your efforts many times over.
Hawaii is a Polynesian Paradise of lush rainforests, secluded beaches, dramatic volcanic scenery, all of which cannot fail to captivate. Whether you seek peace and tranquillity, history and culture, or the buzz of an exciting, busy resort town, there is an Hawaiian island to fit the bill.
There are few places with the breathtaking views and natural wonders of Alaska & The Yukon Territory. Home to a vast selection of wildlife, mountains, rivers and glaciers, you'll find it difficult to beat the stunning surroundings and pristine wilderness.
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America has numerous gateways. In the North East New York, Boston and Washington DC are around 8 hours flying time from the UK; Orlando is about 9 hours; New Orleans is 10 hours flying time; Houston, Austin or Dallas around 101/2 hours; San Francisco or Los Angeles is 11 hours; Las Vegas or Phoenix around 101/2 hours; Honolulu about 19 hours (via San Francisco or Los Angeles) and Anchorage about 141/2 hours (via Seattle).
In a country as vast as America, the weather is extremely varied and it will depend on what you want to experience. However, there’s always something to see and do, no matter when you travel. See each of our regions for more details.