USA West Coast tailor-made holidays
The American West has long seized the imagination of people around the world, thanks to region's association with the silver screen, from early days of Wild West cinema to the stars that today grace the red carpets of Hollywood premieres.
The 'Golden State' of California best sums up the American dream with its glitz and glamour, vast wilderness areas and beautiful coastline, while Nevada's Las Vegas draws pleasure seekers the world over.
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Enjoy a journey through the legendary Panama Canal, calling on storied places like Cartagena and anchoring along the stunning coastline of Cabo San Lucas
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Enjoy the stunning scenery of Alaska before sailing down the west coast and visiting the iconic city of San Francisco before arriving at Los Angeles.
Top itineraries in The West
A truly iconic USA fly-drive, the Pacific Coast Highway brings you between San Francisco and Los Angeles, calling into world-class vineyards, pretty coastal towns and sweeping golden beaches.
Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.
This fly-drive itinerary brings you right among some of the USA's most spectacular wilderness, from the Wild-West grandeur of Monument Valley to the world-wonder beauty of the Grand Canyon.
Top places to stay in The West
This early 20th century red-brick and wood-beamed fruit cannery warehouse has been skilfully transformed into a boutique, nautically-themed hotel that offers a waterfront location, seafood specialities and complimentary wine tasting every evening at five.
Utterly romantic and relaxing, this luxury resort by Alila is set amid 160 acres of old-growth forest in the iconic Big Sur region of California’s rugged Pacific coast. Enjoy spa treatments, fine dining and stunning ocean views.
The Handlery Union Square Hotel is a historic haven among San Francisco’s cosmopolitan buzz. An impressive, traditional interior contrasts to contemporary grey rooms, some with balconies, and the heated outdoor pool, cosy sauna and dark, intimate bar and restaurant add to the delights.
Where to go in The West
Lining most of America’s Pacific west, California offers stunning coastal drives, vibrant cities and a veritable plethora of natural attractions all washed down with some real culinary delights.
With the oldest state capital in North America, in Santa Fe, and a rich cultural heritage of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo American, New Mexico is a fascinating place to visit.
Utah is blessed with some of the most remarkable landscapes in the USA. prime among them a series of beautiful canyons, national parks, forests and monuments that cover the southern half of the state.
When to go to The West
The coastal weather of California is superlative in summer, with a total lack of humidity and a fresh ocean breeze resulting in an all-day-all-night feel good vibe. Similarly for Texas, the beaches are pleasant, but in land the air becomes hot and thick throughout those summer months. Travel just before or after summer around Texas to enjoy a more comfortable climate. Come winter, Texas can become noticeably cold, while The West's deserts come into a life of their own, thanks to relatively temperate conditions.
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