Few countries rival the United States in its sheer scale, variety and incredible natural beauty. Far more than just an economic powerhouse, its city skylines, popular culture, food and drink, and the wonders of its national parks are recognisable the world over.
From the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains to California's Yosemite National Park and the wildlife-rich Everglades, America’s outdoor attractions are among the best and most beautiful in the world.
It’s also impossible to ignore the bright lights of its great cities. Many American adventures have begun in New York City, where towering skyscrapers and innovative architecture form the backdrop to a roaring arts and culture scene, while others are drawn to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For a different pace, head south, where you’ll discover legendary music in the Deep South cities of New Orleans and Memphis, relax on glorious beaches in Florida and tuck into the best ribs around at a Texan roadhouse diner.
And it’s not just the south where you’ll find great food. Whether it’s fine dining in New York and LA, a tasty Philly cheese steak or chilli dog from a street stall, a steaming Maine lobster or a hearty clam chowder from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, there’s more than enough to tempt even the most demanding of taste buds.
And the best way to explore this vast country? From behind the wheel of a car. It’s no coincidence that the majority of our recommended journeys are self-drives. Take a road trip in a Cadillac or convertible and explore the very best of the country from the winding lanes of New England to iconic road trips such as Route 66 and the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway.