From the wild west to trendy city districts, lake country and road trips, now is the time to travel America. Get ready for a myriad of enlightening experiences and jaw-dropping scenery.
1. A health and fitness holiday in Miami, Florida
Combine the cool beachside vibe of Miami city with private training sessions from fitness experts at the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach resort. Choose classes to challenge and motivate you before re-balancing with yoga. And when you’re not working out, you can enjoy a nutritious cuisine to keep you on the right track.
Health and Fitness Travel offers seven nights at COMO Metropolitan Miami from £2,145 per person. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.
2. A road trip in Alabama
Get to the southeastern state of Alabama and enjoy one of 80 two or three day road trips that the Alabama Tourism Department recommends you explore. Each getaway highlights the attractions, lodgings, restaurants and special events of a specific area. Trips include the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, the scenic beauty along the Lookout Mountain Parkway, a Football Championship Tour of Tuscaloosa and Auburn and a romantic getaway to Mobile.
3. A history lesson in the east
Journey through America’s eastern states across Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire to explore living-history attractions, early-settler towns and gentle coastal villages on a 10-day Classic Fall Foliage tour from tour operator, Cosmos.
Prices start from £3,740 per person, including flights from Birmingham, private home pick up service, services of a Tour Director, selected meals, accommodation excursions and three free nights in Boston.
4. Cultural burst in the old south
Always dreamed about visiting the magical southern states? Cosmos offers a 14-day trip where you can delve deep into the French Quarter of New Orleans, go sightseeing in the timeless coastal city of Savannah and visit the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis before ending up in sunny Florida.
Prices start from £3,172 per person, including flights from Manchester, private home pick up service, services of a Tour Director, selected meals, accommodation and excursions.
5. Driving though Arizona
Arizona boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, including the legendary beauty of the Grand Canyon. Home to the Grand Canyon National Park, world-class golf courses, a thriving culinary scene, unique art and culture, Native American history and some of America’s most traditional ‘Wild West’ towns, the only thing left is to choose your vehicle.
6. A white paradise in North America
Combine two of the best ski resorts in North America – America’s oldest national park of Yellowstone and the cult-classic Jackson Hole. Keep an eye out for buffalo, moose, elk and geo-thermal geysers while you navigate the slopes. En route to Jackson Hole, stop in the quiet resort of Grand Targhee. Set in the foothills of the Grand Teton Mountains, Grand Targhee receives more than 12 metres of snow each year.
Prices start from £1750 per person including flights and SUV hire.
7. Beach hopping in Los Angeles
Los Angeles offers year-round sun, 75 miles of jaw-dropping shoreline, more museums and theatres than any other US city and is the perfect city-beach combination for travellers. Take a bike ride along The Strand stopping at Manhattan Beach for volleyball and sample the cuisine at Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. Then head on up to Venice Beach and the Marina del Ray to enjoy breakfast on the Hornblower Cruise before kayaking ad paddle-boarding. Don’t leave without visiting the celeb-favourite Malibu – go for surf lessons, hiking and a sunset dinner at Maestro’s Ocean Club.
8. Journey through Colorado
Be guided through the terrain of Colorado by a specialist guide experiencing the vast national parks, towering mountain ranges and breathtaking views this state has to offer. Tauck World Discovery has an eight day excursion through the west where you can visit the home of “the unsinkable Molly Brown” – the American socialite who survived the horror of Titantic. But most importantly you can experience the series of wilderness wonders that await you in this part of the States.
Prices start from £2,750 per person for eight Days.
9. Foodie treats in downtown L.A.
Downtown L.A. is currently experiencing a renaissance in food and style so head there for a few days of tasty indulgence. Discover Los Angeles recommends staying in the InterContinental Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles – a hip 350-room hotel with a rooftop bar. And to dine at Providence, Michael Cimarusti’s new neighbourhood bistro Best Girl inside of Ace Hotel. You should also try Inko Nito – a sizzling new restaurant in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District. Chef Hamish Brown uses Japanese open-fire cooking to showcase Korean flavours.
10. Riding the ranch in Montana
Learn the ways of the West at Montana’s Lone Mountain Deluxe Guest Ranch. Activities include the opportunity to enjoy guided horseback rides within the national park, mountain biking, zip-lining, hiking and even outdoor Vinyasa yoga.
Seven nights from £3,196 per person including, accommodation, meals, house wine and draught beer, most ranch activities (including riding), use of ranch facilities, taxes and transfers.
11. Cruising the great Lakes from Chicago to Toronto
The mighty Great Lakes have played a vital role in the history and cultural fabric of North America for centuries attracting visitors to the serene surroundings and calming atmosphere of the water. Tauck World Discovery has a seven night ‘Great Lakes’ cruise between Chicago and Toronto aboard the beautiful yacht Le Champlain, plus two-night stays at your choice of premium hotels in both cities. Sail through Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron and Michigan, through the likes of Detroit, Mackinac Island, Traverse City and more.
Prices start from £5,490 for 12 Days.
12. Luxury in New York City and New England
They say everyone should experience the ‘big apple’ once in their lifetime and if you are going to do it, you may as well do it in style! Audley Travel has devised a luxury itinerary that includes a guided private viewing of the Museum of Modern Art, housing influential artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse and Jackson Pollock.
13. Marvel at the Michigan landscape
Carved by glaciers more than 12,000 years ago, Michigan’s landscape is unique. With three national forests, seven national parks and two national lakeshores it is home to 100 state parks offering hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and other great recreational activities, and with 650 public golf courses, Michigan really is the great outdoors.
14. The ultimate road trip on Route 66
Travel through the heart of America on this legendary road trip, which continues to captivate people from all around the world. Experience the music scene of Chicago, the culture of St Louis and Oklahoma City and the star–studded nightlife of Las Vegas – and so much more – see all the sides of this great country on one unforgettable trip.
Vacations America offers a 15-day trip with return flights, accommodation, car hire, guide, maps and directions from £2,395 per person.