Holidays in the USA can be as glitzy or as relaxed as you wish, from the stunning skyline of New York City to the unbelievable beauty of the Californian coastline. See the grand monuments of Washington DC or ride the cable car to San Francisco’s renowned Fisherman’s Wharf. Take the party to Miami’s South Beach neighbourhood or brave the Everglades National Park, to search for wildlife.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Make the most of your Californian adventure – add an Avis car hire, customise your adventure, and head off on one of these incredible road trips. Local writer Mark Ellwood shares three of his favourite routes.Read article
Let friendly Nashville take you on a whistle-stop tour of its top sights. Hear the stories of local legends from Dolly Parton to Kings of Leon and try everything from hot chicken to cool boutiques. Spend 48 hours in Nashville and you’ll be calling out for an encore.Read article
Do not adjust your set: Arizona is on a different scale to the rest of the world. The sixth largest state has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and massive skies. Fly in to Phoenix or Las Vegas, pick up your Avis car and enjoy feeling small. This state is for road trippers and road runners, and it rocks.Read article
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