Our 4 Top Destinations for your USA Bucket list

07 December 2020

1 Country, 50 States and a whole world of adventure! There are so many places in the USA to explore that it can be hard to choose where to head to first, can’t it?

We’ve put together a list of our top 4 destination that should definitely be on your USA Bucket list. Whether you’re looking for gleaming skyscrapers, sandy shores, scenic views or cool night spots; these USA’s cities have it all and more, making them ideal destinations for your next getaway. And with Aer Lingus offering direct flights to all destinations North America has never been closer!


Los Angeles


Welcome to the glitz and glamour of L.A. where you can mix and mingle with Hollywood’s most famous! If you’re looking to experience the A-List lifestyle, a trip to Los Angeles should be on your bucket list. The traditional home of the US’ mighty movie industry - see movie sets come to life here. Make sure to visit the ‘Hollywood Sign’ in Beverly Hills, the ‘Walk of Fame’ on Hollywood Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, where you can glimpse famous peoples’ homes via bus tour!


Head to Malibu for a beach holiday, as this area is famous for its golden shores, while the Getty Centre is a must for cultural enthusiasts, as it houses iconic American and European art. Other must-sees include the Los Angeles Zoo, Sunset Boulevard and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre!



Chicago really is ‘all that jazz’ with live music, performances and theatre across the city at all times of the day. It’s especially well-known for its improvised comedy and, of course, jazz bars.

Known as the 'windy city', it's also home to some fantastic museums, a beach, and stunning parks. Take a stroll along the Magnificent Mile, a stretch of Michigan Avenue lined with designer shops and high-end restaurants. Make sure to view the spectacular skyline, or get a panoramic perspective at 360 Chicago, on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Centre. The bravest of souls can experience TILT, a glass observation cubicle that leans out at a 30-degree angle high above Michigan Avenue.




Spectacular natural beauty, world-class theatre, a thriving art scene and fabulous tax-free shopping are just some of the reasons to plan a trip to the beautiful twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. With Aer Lingus launching their direct flights earlier this year the best of the Midwest has never been closer.


Sitting on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Minneapolis is famous for its beautiful lakes, bountiful parks, rich cultural scene and of course, that fabled Midwestern friendliness. Minneapolis is also the hometown of several music legends such as Bob Dylan and Prince. Make sure to set aside a day during your trip to tour the Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the United States, packed with more than 550 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including an aquarium and indoor amusement park.


San Francisco


Fly to the vibrant and friendly city of San Francisco, home to world-famous attractions and a rich history, making it a cultural holiday destination. Discover the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, visit the notorious Alcatraz Prison, take a stroll along the Fisherman’s Wharf, or hop on the historic cable car and discover all that this city has to offer. Bringing together a range of cultures, food, art and people in one beautiful location, San Francisco is not to be missed!


Aer Lingus are the only 4-star airline flying between Ireland and USA. Aer Lingus is the leading value carrier travelling to the USA and flies direct daily to each of these destinations in 2020 along with many other destinations in North America.



Contact your Travel Counsellor today to arrange your flight with Aer Lingus and take advantage of a range of benefits including a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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