Holidays in the United States
We’re sure you’ve daydreamed about the big-hitter itineraries: driving California’s Pacific Coast Highway; exploring the Big Apple at Christmas; treating the kids to the theme parks of Florida; flirting with lady luck in Las Vegas… But there are plenty of lower-key ideas too: we’d make a pilgrimage to Chicago just to eat deep-dish pizza, or to New Orleans for smokey jazz clubs and the annual Halloween extravaganza. Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find it right here – as well as plenty more to keep you coming back.
Combine California, Nevada and Arizona in a western adventure – ticking off the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Where to go
Whether you’ve got a weekend or a month to explore, you’ll want to cram in as much as possible. Two weeks to spare? Combine California, Nevada and Arizona in a western adventure – ticking off the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and Los Angeles all in one go.
The USA is a road tripper’s paradise. Take on the famous Route 66 and tick off destinations like Chicago, Amarillo and Albuquerque, or try a musical road adventure through Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. If cities are your thing, head for New York to see Manhattan’s icons up-close (yes, they really are as spectacular in the flesh) – before visiting nearby Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia.
When to go
With wide-ranging weather across the country, there’s no bad time to visit the USA – it just depends on what you want to see. Visit in autumn for fall leaves in New England, winter for skiing in Colorado, spring for exploring cities in warm weather, or summer for taking in national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Denali in Alaska.