Land of opportunity
America is often heralded as ‘the land of opportunity’, and holidays in the United States are certainly a chance to enjoy one of the most remarkably diverse countries in the world. From the sprawling metropolis of New York’s Manhattan Island and the epic landscapes of Colorado, to the thrills of Las Vegas, the celebrity culture of Los Angeles, and family-friendly mega-resorts of Florida, the USA unquestionably has it all! A USA holiday could mean anything from a Florida beach holiday to a Boston culture trail and everything in between. Indulge yourself on a pre-Christmas shopping trip to New York or relax on a winter holiday in Orlando. In California you could enjoy the sights of San Francisco or drive through the Napa Valley wine country. The opportunities are endless and everywhere on holidays in the United States, so the only limitation is your time and budget!
Holidays in America offer pretty much something for everyone, so if you like beach holidays head to Florida or California; for shopping trips visit New York and if you want some history and culture visit New England.
When to Go?
Enjoy California in springtime, before the tourist season really picks up. Las Vegas is an unforgettable choice for a summer holiday, where you can escape the Nevada heat in the city’s massive air-conditioned hotels and casinos. Visit New England in the “fall” to experience the colourful tree-lined boulevards. Escape the UK for the winter with a beach holiday in Florida or a skiing trip in the Colorado Rockies.
How to get there?
There are a huge number of flights to the USA from the UK. You can get charter flights to Orlando Sanford (SFB) and Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) with Thomson and Thomas Cook. Scheduled airlines such as British Airways, Virgin, American Airlines, Delta and Continental offer flights to US cities including New York JFK International (JFK) , Los Angeles International (LAX) and Boston Logan International (BOS). Flights to the capital’s Washington Dulles International (IAD) are also common.
For many people, the number one US travel destination is New York City. Shopping on Fifth Avenue and gawping at the extraordinary panoramic views from atop the Empire State Building are among the unforgettable experiences. But of course America is a big place with a whole lot more to see! Visit the bright lights of Las Vegas and take a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Photograph the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California, and take a stroll down Venice Beach. Visit Disneyland and Universal Studios in Florida for the ultimate in exciting family holidays.