American holidays take in a country so vast its scenery ranges from snow-capped mountains, to parched desert plains. The best way to plan holidays to America is to pick between a bustling city break, scenic beach or majestic National Park and visit the surrounding state. North America hotels are as varied as the fifty states, but you’re sure to find service with a smile and super-sized rooms in every one.
American holidays seem tailor-made for fly drive or multi-centre trips, with the legendary romance of Route 66, wide-open roads, and efficient hire cars. If you do need to pick one place for your holidays to America, here’s a quick guide:
The most family friendly holidays to America are in the famed theme parks and mega-resorts in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California. With year round sunshine, massive shopping malls and thrill-seeking rides, there’s also enough to keep Mum and Dad happy.
Holidays to America offer so much variety. For city chic head for the bright lights and Hollywood glamour of Los Angeles, the enormous Las Vegas hotels and glitzy casinos, and New York, New York – so brash, bold and big, they named it twice.
Some of the most unique America holidays are in the cosmopolitan cities that come complete with a sun-drenched beach. You’ll get the best of both worlds in hip hot spots like Miami, San Diego or San Francisco, where California Dreamin’ is a way of life.
For an American holiday closer to nature, explore the country’s amazing National Parks, home to some of the most breathtaking natural monuments in the world. From the giant Redwood forests on the West Coast to the surreal rocks of the Grand Canyon, they’ll provide you with hours of hiking and endless picture-perfect moments.
USA Travel Notes
When to go: From sun to snow, the United States has dramatic climate changes, so check weather guides for your chosen destination.
GMT: Varies from -5 hours (Eastern) to –8 hours (Pacific).
Currency: US Dollar
Tourist / Visa / Health Information: Requirements to travel visa-free to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program have been changed. Nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries will still be eligible to travel without a visa but will have to obtain an approved travel authorisation prior to their travel to the United States. Please refer to the FAQs section on this website for full information on ESTA travel authorisation.
You must have a Machine Readable Passport and it needs to be valid for at least 6 months after travel. Please contact the US Embassy on 020 7499 9000 for up to date entry requirements and country information.