So you’ve been to Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC. You like the US and A, and want to discover more of it!
To celebrate the 4th of July, we’ve listed some of the top US holiday destinations slightly off the beaten track!
Lake Tahoe has long been a retreat for the rich and famous, and with an abundance of luxury lodges and breathtaking raw wilderness to explore, it is easy to see why.
Water activities including paddle boarding and kayaking are popular in summer, whereas skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountain range attracts visitors in winter. Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.
This 182-kilometre long string of insanely beautiful islands is known as ‘Florida’s Caribbean’.
There are luxurious resorts aplenty and it’s nearly impossible to find a bad view of the crystal clear waters. The very popular Netflix-series Bloodline is set in Florida Keys, and the destination has experienced a boom since the show premiered.
In search of a relaxing beach town, this family-friendly location on the Atlantic coast is the perfect change of scenery and offers an old-fashion beach vacation, complete with a boardwalk.
Consistently ranked among the top beaches in the whole country, it’s little wonder this small seaside town has been named the Nation’s Summer Capital.
Calling all wine lovers! Napa Valley Wine Country is one of the country’s most amazing destinations, especially for lovers of great wine, fantastic food and beautiful views.
Considered très romantic, it’s the perfect destination for a proposal, a special anniversary or just a sexy getaway with your loved one.
Here you can get the best of both worlds. Denver has a rich and vibrant city life, but with a short 30-minute drive you can find yourself lost in Colorado’s beautiful mountains.
The Rocky Mountain National Park has been named one of the world’s greatest outdoor experiences.
Martha’s Vineyard, a rugged Massachusetts island in the Atlantic just south off Cape Cod, has become a holiday hideaway for A-listers such as Reese Witherspoon, Jim Carrey and even President Barack Obama.
So if you’re spending the (American) summer at what has been dubbed the Hollywood of the East Coast, you will very likely see some famous faces!
The ‘Music City’ of the USA is a place for all country and rock’n’roll music lovers, and some of the world’s most famous artists were discovered here, including Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
In recent years, it has also sprung up as a destination for foodies. So it’s little surprise this city is packed with live music bars and delicious one-of-a-kind restaurants.
With 350 days of sunshine a year, this destination is perfect for the heat loving-traveller!
From the Saguaro National Park to the rugged Santa Catalina Mountains, the area has amazing scenery to explore (you won’t be able to miss the giant cacti!). The Tucson town itself is rich in Hispanic heritage, so make sure to discover the wide array of amazing Mexican restaurants.
One of the most romantic and relaxing beaches in the USA, this is the vacation to take that special someone and indulge yourselves in Florida’s luxurious white sand beaches.
Perched on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is well known for its pristine beaches, high-end shopping, world-class culture and sophisticated dining.
Home of the year round perfect weather, this city on the Pacific coast of California is known for its beaches, parks and museums.
With plenty of things to do, it is also the perfect destination to just do nothing and relax thanks to an endless array of picture perfect beaches and a laid-back vibe.
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