If you’re taking the family on an unforgettable trip to the USA, you can´t miss the top attractions. To help you plan your road trip we’ve picked the top 10 destinations to visit in the USA.
1. Top of everyone’s list – cosmopolitan and cool New York
New York offers the real American experience. Whether you take the kids or go for a long weekend with your other half the Big Apple is a mesmerising city. You can visit Times Square, the Empire State Building, Manhattan Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Central Park and finish off with the razzle-dazzle of a Broadway Show.
2. The charm of San Francisco
The buzzing city of San Francisco with its multicultural atmosphere is a city with a big heart and plenty of small-town appeal. An eclectic mix of bohemian lifestyle and artistic influence awaits you. You can visit the imposing Alcatraz jail, the restaurants of Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks viewpoint and of course the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. And why not drive out of the city to the beautiful Napa Valley and enjoy a California wine tour?
3. Viva Las Vegas!
The Las Vegas experience is like no other. From blackjack tables to nightclubs, a helicopter tour over the immense Hoover Dam or a performance by the famous Cirque du Soleil, this is a city for the grown-ups. A popular spot to get married too, why not tie the knot while you’re here?
4. Welcome to the Grand Canyon
The vast Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural wonder you must see if you want to experience unbelievable views and the power of Mother Nature. You can reach this magnificent region by car on a breath-taking journey through the Kaibab National Forest. At the Canyon you’ll discover plenty of family activities – horse riding, hiking, rafting, railroad excursions and for a thrilling way to see the amazing scenery why not take a helicopter ride?
5. The awe-inspiring Yellowstone landscape
The best way to explore Yellowstone National Park is by car. This immense lunar landscape is home to ever-changing geo-thermal panoramic views. You’ll experience the power of steam blowouts, colourful geysers and hot springs that stem from the constant volcanic activity deep beneath the park. Surrounded by acres of lakes and mountains, this trip promises a true connection with nature.
6. The spirit of New Orleans
If you love to party a visit to New Orleans should be on your agenda. This lively city has lots to do, whether you’re seeking a trip away with friends or a family getaway. Music, culture, art and history dominate this colourful city. And you can´t take a trip to New Orleans without sampling its famous Creole cooking.
7. Historic Washington DC
The USA’s capital, and home to the White House, United States Capitol and the Washington Monument, Washington is the place to learn about America’s history. The best way to see all the monuments and capture plenty of snaps is by tour bus. The kids will love the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where they can spend the day discovering the history of our planet.
8. The heritage of Hollywood
If you’re up for some star-spotting a trip to Hollywood, in Los Angeles is essential. You can shop ‘til you drop on Hollywood Boulevard then do the Walk of Fame and take photos with your favourite celebrities. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained too – Madame Tussauds, the Hollywood Museum, the Walt Disney El Capitan Theatre and the Universal Studios.
9. California Dreaming
A road trip is the best way to see the sunshine state. From a drive along the Big Sur, a visit to Death Valley, to a trip to the Palm Desert, California is a wealth of treasures to explore. When you want to stop and relax for a while head for one of the hundreds of sandy beaches. The popular Malibu coastline, lined with impressive beachfront homes, offers a glimpse into the lives of the rich while the charming Half Moon Bay leads to miles of open countryside.
10. Lake Tahoe – crystal clear waters
Tucked away in the depths of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe is the ideal spot for outdoor activities. Hiking in the mountains, lounging on the beach, water sports, skiing in winter – this amazing area offers a plethora of things to do. And what better place for a romantic candlelit dinner overlooking the lake at sunset?