The most exciting US destinations

The United States is possibly one of the most diverse and exciting countries in the world, its sheer range of attractions, cultures and stunning landscapes means that the traveller is spoilt for choice.

New York Statue of Liberty
New York Statue of Liberty

New York City

Famously known as the ‘city that never sleeps,’ New York is in fact an ideal destination for those families with a thirst for adventure.  There are hotels to suit all budgets and those looking for an ideal family holiday can choose from visiting the many world famous museums, including the internationally renowned Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), taking a look at the city from the Empire State Building or indulging in a spot of people watching in Central Park.

The most economic way to travel around the city is on foot, and there’s always something interesting to see.  Family museum passes are the easiest way to continue sightseeing and investment in a ‘CityPass’ is the cheapest way to gain entrance to six of the city’s most iconic buildings.  There’s plenty to see and do in the evenings, the Broadways theatres might be too expensive for a family outing so why not investigate the ‘off Broadway’ shows; many of today’s famous actors started their careers in these venues.

Yellowstone National Park

For families who enjoy a touch of drama when on holiday the volcano at Yellowstone National Park should provide a sufficiently exciting backdrop to suit all tastes.  This active volcano and surrounding geysers are just one of the many sights to be admired at the Wyoming based Yellowstone. Nature lovers will have the chance to spot a grizzly bear; elk, bison and wolves that have made their home in the Park.  Accommodation is available and the US Parks Service also provides camping sites with full services and facilities, though it is important that tourists take heed of all the safety advice in order not to start a forest fire or be attacked by any of the wild animals.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park

Las Vegas

This adult playground is ritzy, smart and sophisticated.  There are frequent national and international as Vegas flights from McCarran International Airport and transport from the airport is relatively straightforward.  Visitors who head for the many gambling casinos, nightclubs and restaurants will be enthralled by the famous Vegas strip where they can marvel at the extrovert architecture and luxuriate in the many services that these resorts provide.  Vegas is also building up reputations for its spas, many of them are based on the ‘Strip’ itself.  Nightclubs proliferate, as do a variety world-class restaurants, the choice is up to the individual budget.


The Sunshine State has attractions that should provide entertainment for the most jaded of palates.  From Disney World for the kids and the young at heart in Orlando, to sampling Cuban expat nightlife in downtown Miami, Florida offers excitement to suit all ages and tastes.  Try spotting some ‘gators in the Everglades or just chill out on Panama City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the main reasons for visiting the US for a holiday is the sheer variety of every State.  From the great natural features of Yellowstone Park to the truly astounding excesses of Las Vegas everyone should be able to find enough excitement to last them for the duration of their holiday.

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