Where to go in the USA
There are so many different experiences for the traveller to the United States, and many of them depend on which region of the country you’re planning to visit. Regional differences include accents, cuisines, attitudes and a widely varying landscape, making a holiday to America the starting point for a number of different adventures.
If you're California Dreamin', get your kicks on a Route 66 tour from Chicago to Santa Monica, before checking into a Hotel California in Los Angeles or San Diego for some surfin' USA. From there, take to the striking Pacific Coast Highway north and you too could be sitting on the dock of the bay in San Francisco.
For a USA holiday on the east coast, the streets of Philadelphia are the birthplace of the American nation, and you can explore here and elsewhere on a classic east coast rail journey. While New York is undefeated as the city that never sleeps, there is also plenty to love in New England's natural beauty that extends from forested hills to miles of sublime coastline perfect for a summer break.
Take the midnight train to Georgia to discover the Deep South's renowned musical heritage at Graceland. Experience more soul and southern delights in Sweet Home Alabama, or head west for a Rocky Mountain high. And if you love the mountains, America's National Parks – including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley – will leave you spellbound. Or, explore other outdoorsy holiday options in Alaska or Hawaii.
List of regions
Lining most of America’s Pacific west, California offers stunning coastal drives, vibrant cities and a veritable plethora of natural attractions accompanied by some of the world's best food and wine.
New England – a collection of states in America’s northeast corner – is one of North America’s true gems. Steeped in the continent’s history, it’s resplendent in rural colours year-round.
America's great national parks are a genuine highlight for many visitors to the US. The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the natural world, while majestic Yellowstone is widely regarded as the oldest national park in the world.
Steeped in America's great musical traditions, the southern states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee make up one of the USA's most culturally rich regions.
The ancient Rockies offer a breathtaking array of outdoor experiences, from the expansive Wyoming Plains and deep river canyons of Idaho to the towering mountains of Colorado and Montana's rugged vastness.
The Carolinas are an area of immense natural beauty, with a coastline boasting delightful beach resorts and an interior of rural farming lands and charming towns and cities filled with history, culture and much more.
When most people think of New York, it's the skyscrapers of Manhattan that immediately spring to mind, but the Empire State has so much more to offer than the exciting streets of its eponymous major city.
The American West has long seized the imagination of people around the world, thanks to the region's association with the silver screen, from early days of Wild West cinema to the stars that grace the red carpets of Hollywood premieres.
Discover the best of Florida with a luxury, tailor-made holiday. From road trips to vacation homes, visit the beaches on the Gulf Coast, the lively arts scene or any one of the famous attraction parks.
The vast wilds of Alaska are a story of pristine waterways, calving glaciers, towering mountain peaks that stretch on for an eternity, and forests filled with massive grizzly bears feasting on salmon.
The Great Lakes region is home to a fifth of the entire world's freshwater, framed by iconic cities alongside excellent surf beaches, windswept lighthouses and characterful islands.
The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon are home to some of North America's most rugged and spectacular terrain, as well as two of the most forward-thinking cities, Portland and Seattle.
Immerse yourself in the authentic American experience by visiting the Capital Region. From the memorable monuments of Washington, DC to the beautiful beaches and majestic mountains of Maryland and Virginia, history and natural beauty abound.
By any stretch Texas is big. By far the largest of the 'lower states', it stretches 1000 miles across and even longer north to south. Its past as an independent nation has given Texans a sense of pride and freedom, evident by the state flag that still bears the Lone Star.
Hawaii’s green valleys, awe-inspiring cliffs and pristine beaches fronted by fiery volcanoes are something of a jewel in the brilliant blue of the Pacific. Home to dreadlocked surfers and wide-eyed beachgoers alike, there’s a luxury hideaway to suit everyone.