Spotlight on USA

23 January 2017

Aerial view of Chicago, USA

The USA is vast, stretching for some 2,680 miles coast to coast. It takes six hours to make that journey by aeroplane – nearly as long as it takes to fly across the Atlantic Ocean! It’s not surprising, then, that the USA covers an incredibly diverse natural environment – matched by the diversity of America’s culture and history. Whatever you want from your holiday, you can find it here.

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Chicago, USA

When to visit the USA

New England in the Fall

Travel Counsellor Suzanne visited Boston and Cape Cod in June 2016: "We decided to split our stay so we could concentrate on different areas of Cape Cod. We spent our first few nights in Sandwich. This is a pretty little village with a few shops and restaurants and has a lovely residential feel with beautiful old buildings and we enjoyed walking around and seeing them. Sandwich was also a great base and we booked as foot passengers onto the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. We jumped on the bus and stopped at pretty little towns like Oak Bluffs and Edgartown with views across to Chappaquiddick Island and the multimillion dollar "summer houses"."

Sights to see in the USA

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Travel Counsellor Andrew visited San Francisco in December 2016: "Your first stop should be the Golden Gate Bridge. It sits majestically at the entrance to the Bay. There are many obligatory photo ops but I would suggest heading to the northern end of the bridge and take photos from there. It gives you the chance to get both sets of pylons in the shot. From there take the bus down to the quaint seaside town of Sausilito. Here you will find load of shops and cafes dotted along the waterfront. Drop into Sausilito Bakery & café for the freshest salads, decadent brownies and the coffee was pretty good too. Allow a good couple of hours to wander the many shops including the real Napa tasting room, Claires Attic, Cha Cha Cha and save room for a pitstop at Lappert’s ice cream. I would definitely recommend heading back to San Francisco by ferry. For USD12 you get 35 minutes of scenic beauty. There is the chance to take some stunning shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city skyline and Alcatraz. All before docking at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Area."

Try something a little different…

Emerald Coast, Florida, USA

Travel Counsellor Lucy explored Miami and the Florida Keys in June2016: "The sunsets at Key West are truly amazing and the best place to watch this is Mallory Square - ever since the 1960s every day, two hours before sunset this area comes alive with street entertainers, musicians and many more."

A taste of the USA

New York City from Top of the Rock, USA

America is often described as a melting pot, and nowhere is this truer than in its cuisine.  America’s classic dishes owe much to its diverse immigrant populations, from the Germans who brought the hotdog to the Italians who brought pizza

For more ideas about what to do in USA, when to go or where to stay, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor.

 

 

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