Holidays in the USA can be as adventurous or as relaxed as you wish. With our oneworld partnerships across the Atlantic we can get you to your dream destination when and how it suits you. What’s more, our great choice of carefully selected hotels across the States means we can provide everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.
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With such vast and varied landscapes, you can create the holiday of your choice, whether that’s ticking off the iconic sights in New York or soaking up the sun-drenched beaches of California. Driving through the dramatic desert from Phoenix and exploring some of America’s most spectacular National Parks. Tantalising your taste buds in Philadelphia or taking the party to Miami. Braving the theme parks in Orlando or searching for wildlife in the Everglades. We’ve got it covered.
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There are many reasons to fly to the USA – smart modern cities, beautiful beaches, attractions galore, the freedom of the open road. If that sounds like your kind of holiday head here.
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Shaped by its rivers, sculpted by its skyscrapers and now skyrocketing in popularity, Pittsburgh, PA is the latest must-visit US city. Pop over for Pop Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, catch the Steelers at their home stadium and meet its optimistic residents. The city’s striking regeneration comes thanks to a young student population.
From April 2019, British Airways will fly four times a week to Pittsburgh from London Heathrow.
The best five Miami fly-drives
Miami is just the beginning: this stylish city sits bang in the middle of some of Florida’s most extraordinary wildlife. Why not drive to the Everglades, or bomb down Highway One to see the mainland USA’s only coral reef? Hire a car in Miami and discover the rest of Florida on one of these five Miami fly-drives.
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Three easy road trips from San Jose
Endless sunshine, natural treasures, sublime restaurants... driving through California is an iconic experience. Edmund Vallance chooses three of the best road trips from San Jose.
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Exploring Boston and Beyond
Whether you’re into following the Boston baseball scene, genning up on the infamous Salem witch trials or whale-watching off Cape Cod, New England offers entertainment, a fascinating history and natural wonders in equal measure. Danny Baggott shares his top ten Massachusetts must-dos.
Three epic North American trips
With awe-inspiring landscapes, exciting cities, and wide, open roads made for driving, the world’s third-largest continent delivers adventures of all kinds at every turn. Travel writer Chris Leadbeater picks three epic itineraries that you’ll want to add to your bucket list.
Seven USA districts you need to know
Whether it’s spawning new ideas, musical revolutions or culinary scenes, neighbourhoods are the cultural and creative cornerstones of great cities – nowhere more so than the USA. Anisha Patel meets seven local tastemakers to find out which up-and-coming districts should be on your radar.
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The USA’s best wine routes
The USA has muscled its way into the upper echelons of quality wine, with a variety and quality terroir. While California justifiably attracts large numbers of wine enthusiasts, there are plenty of other wine-producing US regions worth exploring – including the vineyards of New York State and Oregon.
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Our carefully selected holidays in the USA
Whether you’re discovering or rediscovering America, we’ve got the holiday for you. There’s an overwhelming amount of choice in this vast country, but our carefully-selected hotels make finalising your plans that much easier.
If you’re set on Las Vegas, get straight to the heart of the action at Caesars Palace. This iconic five-star hotel has been a mainstay on the Strip for decades, and its Roman-inspired architecture is just as lavish as ever. Enjoy fine dining and designer shopping, then catch a show at The Colosseum.
Whether its your first visit or your fifth, New York always delivers a great time. Stay at Row NYC, a central three-star hotel that’s within walking distance from Broadway, so you can catch all the theatre shows you please.
If you’re heading to Florida’s theme parks, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is a great value-for-money choice. It’s just a ten-minute drive from Universal Studios Orlando.
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Live it up in the USA by booking one of our luxury holidays. Pick a swanky Las Vegas hotel and hit the casinos, explore New York’s Upper East Side or live like a celebrity in Los Angeles. Our carefully-selected five-star hotels will help you have a dream holiday.
No two of the USA’s cities are the same. Book a city break in the States and brush up on your urban exploration. Our city hotels are brilliantly located so you can immerse yourself in the sights of New York, Chicago, Boston… the choice is yours.
Book a beach holiday in the USA with British Airways. Choose between our carefully-selected beachfront hotels and enjoy the country’s amazing coastlines. Party on Miami’s famous South Beach or dip your toes in the West Coast surf.
Cheap holidays in the USA aren’t a dime a dozen, but thanks to our assortment of three-star hotels, you should find a great deal on your American adventure. Choose from our great value-for-money holidays and save your money for the sights.
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Discover your USA
Enjoy the ultimate American multi-centre holiday. Head northeast from Los Angeles straight through Nevada and onto Las Vegas. When you’re ready to leave prepare for a scenic drive through magnificent landscapes on your way to the ‘City by the Bay’, San Francisco. Finish your holiday with a flight to Hawaii and relax on a gorgeous beach. Or try Tampa – driving the coastal road past Sarasota, down to Naples and through The Everglades on your way to Miami.Customise your trip
USA road trips
If a laidback lifestyle, attractions galore and the freedom of the open road sounds like your kind of holiday, head for the USA. America’s main highways are easy to navigate and cruising in your car is the best way to get around and explore. With a fly drive you can discover stunning coastal views from Los Angeles up to the vineyards near San Francisco or through the vast deserts to Las Vegas. Explore the spectacular Rocky Mountain range with a fly-drive from Denver, Colorado.
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Join locals for live jazz and blues in earthy Chicago bars, with a cold beer in hand. The world’s best divas grace the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera: take a seat under the crystal chandeliers to watch them perform. Browse around boutiques in Boston, then catch the Red Sox at a baseball game. Whirl around the wealth of monuments in Washington D.C. Or enjoy a music lover’s dream in New Orleans.
Soft, sandy beaches and bright blue waters combine with a sophisticated ambience and cultural vibe in the USA. Enjoy the best of both when you choose stylish beach cities like Miami, where buff, tanned bodies are as prevalent as palm trees. Or relax on the stunning California coastline, hanging out in Santa Monica – Los Angeles’ oldest beach resort.
Florida's Orlando is the theme park capital of the world: the family will adore the magical show at Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World. Hit the beach boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale and ride along the shimmering waterways by boat. Explore rustic deserts in Phoenix or hike a mountain at sunset. In glitzy Los Angeles watch fire jugglers on Venice Beach or explore movie sets at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Skiing in USA
The United States has many different ski resorts all with their own pulling power, from the East Coast peaks across to the majestic Rockies and along the West Coast.
You’ll find big mountains, some of the best snow conditions in the world, and outstanding hotels – with that all-American service and a smile.
Renowned as one of the best places to ski in the world, Aspen consists of four separate resorts. Aspen itself – a beautiful Colorado town – is full of boutiques, restaurants and chic bars, but also pubs, cafés and ski shops to get the latest kit. But it is the skiing that brings people in droves each winter. Perfect for both intermediates and experts, with long cruising runs in the Aspen Highlands, and some sublime off-piste and tree-runs. Those looking for a challenge should try the Cirque and The Hanging Valley Glades, which offer some of the steepest chutes in the USA.
Nearest airport: Denver
Breckenridge is a former gold rush town, and it almost feels like you are stepping back in time, with clapboard shopfronts and Victorian saloons with swinging doors. However, it is an excellent ski resort well within the 21st century. Its old-west charm mixes nicely with the superb skiing on offer, boasting some huge ski parks and off-piste bowls. With runs called ‘Psychopath’ and ‘Boneyard’, expert skiers are well catered for, but you will also find some intimidating intermediate runs too. As the highest resort in the USA, you will find something to keep you entertained on its many peaks.
Nearest airport: Denver
Only an hour and a half from Denver, Keystone is high in the Rocky Mountains, and offers the largest night skiing operation in Colorado. Thankfully, Keystone is a well-kept secret, with more people heading to the neighbouring resorts of Breckenridge and Vail. The snow-sure conditions here are legendary, with fantastic powder days which will test even the best skiers. Beginners will enjoy the slow-skiing trails, and the more advanced can head into the trees for easy powder runs. Après ski is good too, with some luxury bars and gourmet restaurants on offer in the two villages.
Nearest airport: Denver
A few hour’s drive from Boston, Killington is the largest ski resort on the East Coast. Set within the beautiful Green Mountain National Park in Vermont, the skiing here ranges from easy greens to double-diamond black runs. The terrain varies from trails (pistes) to off-piste, with an exciting terrain park at Bear Mountain. The trails are more suited for beginners and intermediates, but with some great runs for the more advanced skier, like the 10k ‘Juggernaut’. Killington comes alive with some fantastic après ski options – it’s not known as ‘The Beast in the East’ for its skiing alone.
Nearest airport: Boston
The picture-postcard beauty of Lake Tahoe is incomparable, and with 14 ski resorts on both sides of the lake, you can see why it is so popular. In North Lake Tahoe, you’ll find resorts for the serious skier, with superb trails, high-altitude snow conditions and less emphasis on nightlife. However, on its south-eastern shore, the resorts sit on the border between California and Nevada – meaning casinos and some bustling nightlife. That said, the skiing is great on both sides, catering for everyone from beginner to expert – for instance the off-piste in Squaw Valley will challenge even professional skiers.
Vermont’s premier resort, historic Stowe is a pleasant alpine town with an unmistakable New England charm. The gondola system links Mount Mansfield, the state’s highest peak, with Spruce Peak creating an interesting and varied ski area. Whilst not as large as some other American resorts, it is state-of-the-art, offering a fun but challenging ski holiday on its 65km of skiable trails. It is really not suited to the more raucous skier but those looking for a relaxing trip will enjoy Stowe’s atmosphere. Expect great food over busy après ski, and make sure you enjoy live music at the Rusty Nail bar.
Nearest airport: Boston
Classed as one of the best resorts in the USA, if not the world, Vail was purpose-built in 1962 to bring alpine charm to the Rockies. The Austrian-inspired village, 300-plus days of sunshine and legendary snow-sure conditions creates an atmosphere like no other. Choose from the miles of groomed pistes and trails, or head to the six huge Back Bowls where fresh powder sits waiting. Vail is great for anyone, but alongside the impressive feather-light Colorado powder, advanced skiers will love the double-diamond black Goshawk and Peregrine runs. Après ski can be found in the centre of town, including Belle’s Camp – an outdoor barbecue with incredible views.
Nearest airport: Denver