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Rediscovering the USA

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Watching the light bounce off swirling slot-canyon walls in Page as their deep-reddish hues morph before your eyes. Listening to the brassy beats of a jazz performance just a stone’s throw away from the band in New Orleans. Watching a pack of sprightly wolf pups playfighting in the depths of Yellowstone National Park with an expert tracker… There’s so much more to the USA than what you’ve seen in the films.

Of course, we can show you the country’s classic sights, from the sun-drenched beaches of California to the glitzy streets of New York. But, our specialists can also help you peel back the layers and go beyond the scenes often captured on the screen. They can craft a journey that feeds your passions and unravels your curiosities.

So, whether you want to delve into the Indigenous cultures of the Southwest with a Navajo guide, taste your way through the comforting culinary delights of New England, or experience something else entirely, we can help plan a USA trip that’s tailored just to you.

Our ideas for exploring the USA

Travel is deeply personal, so these itineraries are just a sample of how you could explore the USA’s tangle of cultures, contrasting landscapes, and complex history. Think balmy vineyards, plunging valley landscapes, musical legacies, and so much more.

Where to stay in the USA

Our best-loved stays immerse you in the true character of the USA, from woodland lodges nestled among forested mountain valleys to tastefully designed boutique hotels in the midst of a city’s hubbub.

  • Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn

    Lamp Lighter Inn

    The charming atmosphere and welcoming hosts at this lovely property in the village of Carmel-By-The-Sea create the ideal beach getaway for families and couples alike.

  • Kimpton Everly Hotel

    The Kimpton Everly Hotel

    Located at the eastern end of Hollywood Boulevard, opposite the iconic Capitol Records Building, The Kimpton Everly Hotel has views over the Hollywood sign and the city and is a stylish base for your stay in the city.

  • Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa, Chatham

    Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa

    Overlooking Aunt Lydia’s Cove, Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa is one of Cape Cod’s best resorts. Travellers have stayed at the resort for over a century, and it’s easy to see why with its private beach, sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and close proximity to the shops and restaurants of Chatham.

  • The Colonnade Hotel, Boston

    The Colonnade Hotel

    Located right in the heart of Boston’s ‘Back Bay’ neighbourhood, the Colonnade Hotel is a stone’s throw from Copley Plaza. The hotel’s modern style is accentuated by the well-equipped rooms and rooftop pool.

  • Camp Sarika Pavilion Outdoor Terrace

    Camp Sarika by Amangiri

    Camp Sarika is unrivalled when it comes to unique and luxurious stays in nature. It's the perfect location for unwinding while exploring the Utah desert.

  • Swimming pool at Holiday House

    Holiday House

    Hidden in an oasis of lush palm trees and a tranquil garden, it's hard to believe that Holiday House is just a five-minute walk from downtown Palm Springs. The hotel's cool interior is modelled on mid-century modern architecture and an homage to local Palm Springs art. The communal design-led restaurant, garden complete with games and hammocks and relaxing pool area all add a whimsical charm.

  • Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky

    Lone Mountain Ranch

    Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and wide prairies, Lone Mountain Ranch offers a luxurious stay in the heart of Montana's pristine wilderness.

  • Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole, Jackson

    Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa

    A ten-minute walk from Town Square, Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole is located in a peaceful creekside area of Jackson. Stay in a Deluxe guest room or your very own private cabin on the creek.

  • The View Hotel, Monument Valley

    The View Hotel

    Enveloped by red desert and towering rock formations, The View Hotel places guests in the heart of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Spacious rooms with private balconies and traditional local decor give an unrivalled view of the cinematic surroundings.

Our top experiences in the USA

Discover travel experiences that help you see the USA in a new light, hand-picked by our specialists — just a sliver of the memories you could make during your tailor-made trip.

  • Sausalito, San Francisco

    Bike the bay & Golden Gate Bridge

    This three hour tour begins in Fisherman’s Wharf where you will be provided with a current year model bike with front handlebar bag, rear gear rack, and city map.

  • Santa Monica Beach

    Private 1960s Cadillac Tour

    Take in the sites of Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach in a 1960s Cadillac on this privately-guided tour in Los Angeles.

  • Liberty Island, New York

    Bike the Brooklyn Bridge

    This is a wonderful opportunity to pedal on a traffic-free bike path along the Hudson River, past famous landmarks and over the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Grand Teton National Park

    Grand Tetons Guided Hike

    Explore Grand Teton National Park on foot. Tours are customised based on the time of year, your interests, physical ability and wildlife in the area.

More inspiration for your USA trip

It’s impossible to see all of the USA’s treasures in just one trip. Luckily, our travel guides and blogs are brimming with first-hand tips and advice from our experts to help you discover places and experiences you could focus on next.

  • Hunt's Mesa Overlook

    Learning about Indigenous peoples & cultures on your Southwest USA trip

    Indigenous people have lived in the Southwest for millennia. USA specialist Franki reveals some of the best ways you can learn about and support Native American cultures during your travels, from Navajo-operated tours of swirling slot canyons to souvenir-worthy Native arts markets.

  • Redwood National Park

    Family holidays in California

    USA specialist David picks some of his highlights for a family holiday in California. From enjoying the different cultures in San Francisco to whale watching in Monterey, touring the film studies in Los Angeles to exploring Redwood National Park, California has a range of experiences for all ages.

  • lake tahoe california

    Where to visit in California: a seasonal guide

    A true year-round destination, California provides near-endless experiences no matter which season you’re visiting. Here, our specialists share ideas for where’s best to go in spring, summer, autumn, and winter, along with how to make the most of your time in the Golden State.

  • A New England lighthouse

    Self-drive holidays in New England

    One-time resident Dawn suggests a self-drive route through New England. It allows you to take in the cobbled streets of Boston, the rocky Maine coast, the White Mountains, Vermont’s winding country lanes and the sandy shores of Cape Cod.

  • North Cascades National Park, USA

    Natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

    If you'd like to organise a tailor-made trip to the Pacific Northwest you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the incredible array of wildlife, wilderness and natural wonders, including a guided tour of the infamous Mount St Helens.

  • Flatiron Building, New York

    New York City & Capital Region

    This region includes New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Whether you want to visit coastal settlements, discover Virginia's history, or drive through New York state's magnificent scenery, we can provide detailed advice and plan a trip to suit you.

  • Route 66, Texas

    Route 66 holidays

    Known as the ‘Mother Road’, Route 66 helped open up America and shape its identity. Whether you choose to drive the whole route or just part of it, your road trip will showcase the country’s culture, history and landscapes.

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