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Whether you want to visit the glitzy Manhattan skyscrapers that thread New York’s skyline or Washington’s monument-studded National Mall, holidays in the USA are always a thrill. In San Francisco, take the rattly cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf to dine on fresh seafood with sourdough bread, or get into the hot Latino rhythm at Miami’s coral coast.

New York.

New York City and The Hamptons. All within your reach.

New York City; famed for the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. It’s the City that never sleeps. Yet just one and a half hours away, the popular seaside resort of The Hamptons is a welcome contrast from the bustling streets of The Big Apple.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles and Santa Monica. All within your reach.

Los Angeles; diverse, multi-cultural and iconic. Combine the glitz of Hollywood and the glamour of Beverly Hills with the beauty that is Santa Monica. Just minutes from the Hollywood hills is LA’s very own beachside city. With beautiful beaches and a world famous pier, Santa Monica has a unique style of its own.

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Las Vegas.

Las Vegas and Grand Canyon. All within your reach.

Las Vegas; another city that never sleeps. With all night casinos, luxurious resorts, award winning restaurants, headliner shows and top clubs, Las Vegas can be as wild as you like. Yet just a few hours away is the tranquillity of the Grand Canyon, take a helicopter ride to the base for a champagne breakfast, a world away from Vegas. 

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San Francisco.

San Francisco to Yosemite. All within your reach.

San Francisco; the city by the bay. Iconic streets with trundling cable cars. San Francisco, is a small city, big on food, shopping and full of history. A stark contrast from this cosmopolitan city is Yosemite. Take a stunning drive through Napa Valley to Yosemite where you can hike the trails and explore the picturesque valleys and waterfalls.

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Boston.

Boston to Newport. All within your reach.

Boston; the “little big city”. Discover the charm of Boston. Follow the historic Freedom Trail, catch a ball game at Fenway Park or shop on Newbury Street. Within a 2 hr drive you’ll find Newport, a thriving waterfront town. Explore miles of unspoiled beaches, scenic trails, distinctive shops and renowned restaurants, a lovely contrast to the city of Boston.

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Miami.

Miami. Experience the sights and the surroundings.

Miami Beach is home to glamorous South Beach, known for its white sand, trendy nightclubs and art deco buildings. But venture to Little Havana to see this vibrant City’s Cuban influence, where you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of classic Miami.

 

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Chicago.

Chicago. Experience the sights and the surroundings.

Chicago promises an exciting blend of history, sightseeing and nightlife; famed for its bold architecture, museums, and deep-dish pizza, this city blends walks along the Navy Pier with stunning views from the 103rd floor of the Skydeck at the Willis Tower.

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Washington.

Washington, D.C. Experience the sights and the surroundings.

Holidays in Washington, D.C offer a real contrast from the politics and history the city is synonymous with, to the outstanding cuisine and beautiful parks and gardens. Discover the hidden gems that the US capital city has to offer; from the Lincoln memorial to Woodley park.

 

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San Diego.

San Diego. Experience the sights and the surroundings.

San Diego boasts a diverse culture; cool and calm, with year-round temperatures and sandy beaches. This bustling metropolis is known for its beaches, parks and world-famous Zoo, as well as its art galleries, artists’ studios, museums and gardens. Holidays here offer pretty much everything.

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Seattle.

Seattle. Experience the sights and the surroundings.

Seattle, nicknamed “Emerald City”, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland. It’s an edgy city, home to Nirvana grunge, organic stores and desirable suburbs. Bursting with energy, hire a car and see what this City has to offer. It won’t disappoint.

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San Jose.

San Jose, CA. Experience the sights and the surroundings.

It might be known as the capital of Silicon Valley, but San Jose is perfectly placed as a gateway to the stunning Californian Coastal landscape. Hire a car and visit the surf-friendly Santa Cruz, then head further down to Monterey Bay and simply take in that view.

 

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Fly-drive Los Angeles.

Fly drive holidays in the USA

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. Or escape to the beautiful beaches in Florida or the natural bays of New England when you hire a car from Boston. Explore the spectacular Rocky Mountain range with a fly-drive from Denver, Colorado.

Executive Club members receive Avios and a free additional driver.

USA.

City breaks in the USA

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. Sports fans will love a high-octane American football game at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.Or check out Denver’s fantastic foodie scene as you discover the ‘Mile High City’s’ renowned cultural highlights.

USA.

Family holidays in the USA

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. Whizz up the 605-foot-high Space Needle in Seattle to see snow-capped Mt. Rainier. In glitzy Los Angeles watch fire jugglers on Venice Beach or explore movie sets at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Los Angeles beaches.

Beach holidays in the USA

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.

USA.

Romantic getaways in the USA

If the mood strikes, whisk your partner off to a Las Vegas wedding chapel to say I do, Elvis suits optional. Inside the glass globe Mapparium in colonial Boston, whisper sweet nothings to your loved-one and hear them echo back even louder. Lovers can seek solitude and find the perfect palm-fringed beach while island hopping the tropical Florida Keys, scattered off the south coast.

Golf holidays in USA.

Golf holidays in USA

Being such a vast country, America has a hugely varied landscape. Florida will appeal to everyone – it is the home of leisure. Fly to Orlando to sample the golfing delights of the Sunshine State. On the Pacific coast, California offers golfers temperate conditions and dramatic scenery, alongside world-famous courses.

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.

Aspen
Aspen.

Aspen

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
Breckenridge.

Breckenridge

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

Killington
Killington.

Killington

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

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe

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.

Nearest airports: San Francisco    San Jose

Stowe
Stowe.

Stowe

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

Vail
Vail.

Vail

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

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Hawaii
Hawaii.

Explore one of California’s most thrilling cities… Los Angeles. See the Beverly Hills mansions of the movie stars and have your photograph taken by the famous Hollywood sign. Make magical family memories at Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland Resort. Or relax on the sun-drenched sands of Santa Monica Beach. Fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, from LA. Unwind on the stunning shores of Oahu’s Waikiki Beach, then experience its vibrant scene after dark. Or escape to Maui, with its unspoilt greenery and tumbling waterfalls.

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