A land of extraordinary contrasts and diversity
Holidays in the USA and Florida offer such a diverse range of attractions over such a huge geographical area that any summary will only touch a fraction of what is on offer. Holidays in the USA offer a nation of extraordinary contrasts from gentle New England to the fascinating southern states of Texas, Mississippi and New Mexico. USA holiday highlights include the dynamic characterful cities of New York, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, all of which are guaranteed to surprise no matter how familiar they may seem from American movies and television.
A special feature of holidays in the USA is the extraordinary variety of spectacular landscapes from the Great Lakes and the Pacific coast to immense deserts and the Rocky Mountains. A special feature of holidays in the USA are the astonishing and brilliantly organised National Parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, and fascinating regional nature parks, home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife. Holidays in the USA feature amazing sights like the Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. USA holidays need careful planning due to the sheer scale of the country and the diversity of the attractions!
USA holidays will most certainly offer visitors a fascinating cultural experience; strangely familiar but constantly surprising. Holidays in the USA could include superb art galleries, state-of-the-art museums and entertainment ranging from down home live music to fabulous stylish nightclubs. Holidays in the USA offer excellent standards and value for money. USA holidays provide visitors with plenty of quality accommodation ranging from historic homely inns and family-friendly hotels to luxury penthouses. USA holidays offer a superb and varied choice of restaurants for all budgets and a shopper’s paradise with incredible malls, classy designer boutiques and charming local stores.
Many holidays in the USA are based in Florida, Hawaii and California, which enjoy a wonderful climate all year round. USA holidays and Florida holidays are especially popular with sports enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors. Holidays in the USA can enjoy incredible golf courses, world-class ski resorts, amazing fishing and every conceivable watersport. Perhaps the most popular USA holiday destination is Florida with its wonderful Gulf Coast and Space Coast beaches and the extraordinary unforgettable fantasy world of Disney and Universal theme parks found around Orlando. Holidays in the USA are incredibly popular with families, with Florida a particular delight for children of all ages.
Of all the continents in the world, America must possess one of the most diverse climates. From the frozen wastelands of Alaska to the parched deserts of Nevada, the USA experiences every type of weather pattern imaginable. The advantages of visiting such a huge country are obvious - you can select your destination based on the type of holiday you desire whether it be skiing in the Rocky Mountains, experiencing big city life or simply reclining on a beach and enjoying the sunshine. As a basic rule, the further south you go, the hotter it will be so if you are looking for winter sun, Florida and Southern California are the obvious choices.
The United States is home to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world. From the Grand Canyon and Yosemite in the West to the Florida everglades in the South East, the opportunities for getting up close to nature and wildlife are many and varied. In addition to the stunning landscape, Brown bears, alligators, mountain lions and dolphins can be found in the different National Parks.
Take a road trip
In the USA everyone drives, largely because the county is so vast. While public transport is very good, the freedom of having your own transport allows you to explore at your leisure. There are so many iconic drives; the Florida Keys, Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago and the stunning Pacific Coast in California, but even short drives can be a great adventure.
For a wonderful beach holiday, the USA fits the bill. Both California and Florida boast vast swathes of glorious white sand beaches that offer something for everyone. Whether you hope to find secluded, romantic bays, bustling beaches with every kind of water sports or family friendly beaches with plenty activities for the kids you will find them all on a USA beach holiday.
The wealth of child friendly theme parks makes the USA the perfect family destination. California is home to the original Disneyland as well as Legoland and Universal studios while in Florida, Walt Disney World and Sea World are just two of the many theme parks on offer. Smaller parks can be found all over the United States.
American Football, Baseball and Basketball are national institutions in the USA and even small towns are passionate about their local teams. With all the noise, colour, hot dogs, friendly rivalry and sometimes over the top sense of occasion, going along to a sports game to cheer on the local team is the ultimate American experience.
Sports and Activities
Americans love playing sport almost as much as they love to watch it. The choice on offer in the USA is probably unequalled anywhere in the world. Mountain biking, fishing, snowboarding, surfing, paragliding, sailing, kayaking, golf, tennis... If there is a sport or activity you want to try your hand at, chances are you will be able to find it in the USA and there is always some new craze to be discovered.