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America is crammed full with amazing places to visit. Our inspiration pages are designed to help you discover more about road tripping in the U.S.A.

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America is crammed full with amazing places to visit. Our inspiration pages are designed to help you discover more about road tripping in the U.S.A.

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17 Mile Drive, California, USA - Lone Cypress
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17 Mile Drive, California

Connecting Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, this toll road invites you to a scenery filled with rugged beaches, extravagant houses and windblown cypress trees that justifies its reputation. Seals bask in the sun on offshore rocks whilst sea otters dance in the waves, complimenting the path’s relaxed and beautiful setting which includes the famous Pebble Beach golf course.

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Acadia National Park, Maine

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its distinct beauty of a flourishing environment, early 20th century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Travellers visit Acadia to hike the granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or to simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Amish Country, Pennsylvania

Visit the oldest Amish affiliation in Lancaster County and witness an unimaginable lifestyle. Partake in Amish Buggy Rides, visit the Amish Village and experience museums where you can build an Amish Friend for your family. Handmade crafts are found throughout this agricultural area, rich with history from an extraordinary culture.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA - Slot Canyon
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Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited and photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest, known for providing an exhilarating experience in tight terrain. It’s located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate slot canyon sections that are equally captivating, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack, and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.

Arches National Park, Utah, USA - Delicate Arch at Sunset
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Arches National Park, Utah

Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

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Asheville, North Carolina

The cozy capital of America is one of the most vibrant cities in the country, filled with artistic architecture and iconic landmarks brimming of natural beauty. Asheville is famous for its art scene, ranging from ceramic traditions to cinematic masterpieces, with various activities and events being held throughout the year.

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Atlanta, Georgia

One of the global cities, Atlanta presents an authoritative culture based on historic success. Museums are amongst its main attraction, the World of Coca-Cola being the most popular. Stone Mountain is a natural appeal thanks to its carved cliff, travellers visiting the theme park in large numbers, whilst the zoo in Atlanta is one of only four in the US to contain giant Pandas.

Austin, Texas, USA - State building Road Trip
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Austin, Texas

It’s the live music capital of the world, with approximately 20 shows per night held throughout the year. Multiple breweries of the highest quality are found here as well, complementing the exotic cuisine served by the famous food trucks. The Hope Outdoor Gallery is one of the most artistic murals found in the country, with travellers from all around the world allowed to add their colour to the community.

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Badlands National Park, SD

Badlands National Park is home to some of the planet’s most spectacular geological formations, with buttes and canyons displaying the shapes and colours reminiscent of a cartoon. Exotic animals revel in the mixed grass, so drive through the Loop Road to witness them peacefully roam in the beautiful scenery that belongs to this 244,000 acre marvel.

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada - Lake Moraine
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Banff National Park, Alberta

The Icefield Parkway provides the visitor with one of the world’s most spectacular sceneries, as 142 miles of nature connect Banff National Park with the other National jewel, Jasper. The rugged landscape has been carved out by glaciers, the purity of its nature proving to be hugely popular amongst both outdoors- and winter sport enthusiasts. Lake Louise is also accessible from this road, and animals like elk, moose and grizzly bears can be found in these parts.

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Beverly Hills, California

Famous for its glamorous reputation, the city of Beverly Hills is both exotic and luxurious. It’s the pinnacle of celebrity life, their extravagant homes only sharing the spotlight with Rodeo Drive. Catch a glimpse of your favourite stars whilst you enjoy the sun in the tropical gardens.

Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA - Cowboy by river
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Big Bend National Park, Texas

The vast 800,000 acre National Park is a photographer’s paradise. Bird watchers will also be well served by the 450 species that flourish in the park and its rivers, whilst Hikers can explore over 150 miles of fabulous trails through roadless Texas lands. Named after the vast curve of the Rio Grande river that occurs in southwest Texas, Big Bend has something to offer everyone interested in the great outdoors.

Big Sur, California, USA - Bixby Bridge
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Big Sur, California

The classic All-American drive down California’s Highway 1 is at its most dramatic when it passes through the 90 miles of coastal road found within Big Sur. Twisting roads curve around the steep cliffs, occasionally passing gorgeous State Parks and spectacular vista pull-ins that look out over the vast Pacific Ocean.

Blue Ridge Parkway's Lynn Cove, USA
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Blue Ridge Mountains

The best way to enjoy this area, is by driving the Blue Ridge Parkway from Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This is a scenic 469 mile drive that makes the most of the mountain views during their famous blue haze.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Smaller, friendlier and more sophisticated that most of its east coast neighbours. Boston is a city of history and charm, offering eclectic shopping, dining and walking tours. The Freedom Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to the historical sites of the city, and acts like a gateway to all of New England’s abundant charm. Sports enthusiasts will be happy to hear that Boston is the home to several Major League sports team, always allowing you to choose how you want to be entertained.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA - Thor's Hammer
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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon is famous for its unique geology, consisting of various artistic rock formations that nature has carved into the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and rain pressure have shaped the colourful limestone rocks into their unique shapes, as slot canyons, horseshoes, windows, and spires called Hoodoos fill the National Park.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA - Horseshoe Canyon
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Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Utah is blessed with more than its fair share of National Parks, and Canyonlands is the biggest of them all. A colourful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado Green River. The park is divided into four separate districts that each have their own distinct characters, showcasing various forms of nature within a few miles. The park is explored by hikers, mountain bikers and 4 wheelers all enjoying the vibrant and rugged terrain.

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA - Kennedy Space Center
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Cape Canaveral, Florida

Visit the famous Kennedy Space Canter to experience the thrills of being an astronaut, or plan your trip to witness a rocket launch first hand. Its Visitor Complex exhibits the wonders of 60 years of space exploration, whilst the coastline provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy cruises and deep sea fishing. Explorers can also venture into Jetty Park, sporting over thirty-five acres of lush nature suitable to all ages.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Summer home for the Kennedys, this 65 mile long peninsula offers a range of historic towns known for their amazing sea food and beautiful sand dunes. It’s a hugely popular destination throughout the year, with summer providing wonderful beach weather, whilst others arrive during the spring and autumn to relax in beautiful scenery or witness the migrating birds.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA - Carmel Mission
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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

This charming town allows you to unwind in a relaxing environment before you continue your travel along the Californian Coastline. The cuisine offers a vast array of unique treats, chain restaurants lacking from the streets that, peculiarly, withhold no address. Explore the community where Clint Eastwood served as a mayor, covered by beautiful beaches that stretch all the way to Big Sur and the wonderful Point Lobos.

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Catskills Mountains, New York

Along with The Hamptons, the Catskills offer New Yorkers a great escape. Often described as America’s first wilderness, it’s just a couple of hours drive from the Big Apple. All manner of outdoor activities are available, including skiing, canoeing and climbing. Once you feel the need to relax a bit, various spas can be found in close proximity to the mountains, providing you with the complete package.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Steeped in both Colonial and Civil War history, Charleston is a perfectly preserved and friendly southern belle of a city. Visitors fall in love with its grace, charm and historic value, which is usually enjoyed in the warm South Carolina climate. The city is in a mini renaissance at the moment, attracting new restaurants and culture into the mix.

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Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a city proud of it’s history and artistic values, so much that the natives refuse to accept its name as the Second City. The home of some of America’s most spectacular skyscrapers, sporting teams, and gangsters can be explored by trolley, bus, boat or bike, every corner presenting the visitor with a delightful experience. The city truly comes alive in the summer months, beaches and festivals accessible for your pleasure.

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Cleveland, Ohio

The city of belief, Cleveland is proud of supporting every aspect of American culture. Whether it be sports, nightlife, art, natural parks, lakes or combining urban culture with a sophisticated approach, it’s a place to experience joy through activity. Embark on the adventure of being served craft beers whilst roaming through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, or visit in the fall to witness people passionately support their sporting teams whilst colourful leaves illuminate the surroundings.

Colonial Parkway, Virginia, USA - Historic windmill
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Colonial Parkway, Virginia

This historic part of America forms a triangle between Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Remains of the first English settlers that arrived in the 17th century are well preserved in Williamsburg, combining its charm with an educative backdrop. Towards the west you’ll discover the extravagant homes of former slaveowners, spread through a trail of fabulous roads and bridges.

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Colorado’s I-70 Ski Resorts

Beaver Creek is arguably Colorado’s most exclusive ski resort. The ski routes often pass stunning mansions that are perched on the rocks, with amazing facilities that provide an exhilarating experience. Vail isn’t too far away either, rumoured to have Colorado’s best snow in a resort modelled on the Italian Tyrollean villages, or stay at other top class resorts like Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge. Test your courage and skill through the adrenaline rush that comes with these mountains.

Crater Lake, Oregon, USA - Tree above Crater Lake
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Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake has inspired awe with people for hundreds of years, its scenery unrivalled. No other place on earth combines the blue purity of this lake with the surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high, and two islands that showcase the beauty of a violent volcanic past. It’s a scientific and artistic marvel that must be experienced.

Dallas, Texas, USA - Texas fair sign
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Dallas, Texas

Driving through the Big D provides you with the soundtrack you didn’t know you needed, the spirit of the city making you expect J.R to show up at every corner. Made famous by the 80’s TV series and the Dallas Cowboy football team, this town is brash and oversized, but a cultural hub and the pride of Texas. In October you can attend the Texas State Fair, which is a spectacle definitely worth experiencing.

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Death Valley National Park, CA

Extreme climate and geology form an inhospitable environment which makes you transcend onto another planet, such is the feeling of its tearing heat. Famous for being the hottest and driest place on the planet, it’s become an exciting tourist attraction. The roads here are superb, dipping and leaning through curves before straightening as you dip to 85m below sea level in the salt flats of Badwater.

Denver, Colorado, USA - Capitol Building
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Denver, Colorado

Often ignored as people simply fly in before rushing towards the ski slopes that lie nearby, the Mile High City remains a city desperate to entertain. Whether by its charming restaurants and bars in the evening, or its zoo, museums or parks in the day, it welcomes the traveller with open arms. The Red Rocks park and amphitheatre is a marvel of ochre sandstone found just outside the city, famous for it’s impeccable concerts and movies.

Devil's Tower, Wyoming, USA
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Devil’s Tower NM, Wyoming

Movie fans will recognise this 400m high mound from the classic Spielberg movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, whilst Native Indians attached more spiritual ideas to this area of the Black Hills in Wyoming. Ask about its rumoured powers when you’re paying the Devil’s Tower a visit, and you’ll come away knowing that you’ve witnessed nature at its most curious and creative.

Essex, Connecticut, USA - Tree during Fall
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Essex, Connecticut

Shades of the old small-town America are preserved here, with white picket fences surrounding testaments of federal and colonial architecture. Essex also boasts one of the oldest Inns in America, trading continuously since 1776. The town’s origins roots back to 1635, and most of the buildings were built with money made trading rum and tobacco in the 19th century.

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
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Everglades National Park, Florida

Just 30 miles west of the glitz and glamour of Miami lies over 1.5 million acres of subtropical wetlands filled with crocodiles, alligators, manatees, panthers, and many more exotic animals. This tremendous natural wonder can be explored by taking guided tours on canoes or thrilling airboats, or by driving across the National Park along Alligator Alley. Witness the beasts by venturing into the land where man shouldn’t belong.

Florida Keys, Florida, USA - Shops
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Florida Keys, Florida

This 150 mile drive from Miami to Key West takes you along a string of small islands linked by a road set on stilts. Once a refuge for presidents and writers, The Keys now serve tourists and free roaming chickens. Once at Key West, check out Sloppy Joe’s, Duval Street and soak up the laidback atmosphere.

Florida Panhandle,Florida, USA - Surfer on Beach
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Florida Panhandle, Florida

The Panhandle in the Northwest of Florida lays claim to many of the world’s best beaches along its 95 mile coastline. Tacky stores are prevalent in certain spots, producing unique products and souvenirs, but if you ignore them you’ll be a witness to endless natural beauty.

Gettysburg Pennsylvania USA Road Trip National Monument
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Gettysburg NM, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Monuments remains standing to mark the spot where 50,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or injured during the Civil War in 1863. This battle marked a turning point in the war, and anyone interested in America’s short yet eventful history will enjoy their afternoon here.

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA - Canoes by lake
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Glacier National Park, Montana

Sculpted by ice, Glacier National Park was viewed as a sacred land by the Blackfeet Indians. Brimming with wild flowers, wildlife and spectacular lakes against the backdrop of dominant mountains, causing the scenery to look like a dream. 700 miles of well maintained trails weave through the park, making it optimal for hikers, whilst others have an opportunity to take a drive along the Going-to-the-Sun road if the weather allows it.

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Gold Rush Country, California

Experience the thrill that brought hundreds of thousands immigrants to a treasure hunt in America by travelling through the parks and mines that enriched the continent. The historical gold mines are open for both young and old, with wonderful food and local vineyards providing visitors with a trip to an intimate past. The middetearanean climate makes it a perfect place for festivals and summer getaways, so bring your curiosity and witness an 8th wonder of the world.

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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

The world’s biggest hole is an awe inspiring natural wonder that verges on the unbelievable. The stature of it is groundbreaking, its historic value difficult to comprehend. Two billion years in the making, the Colorado River has forged a mile deep gauge into Arizona which is 18 miles wide and 277 miles long, creating a spectacular view from the riverbank. Most people experience the South Rim because of its year-long accessibility, but we’d recommend visiting the North Rim during the summer months.

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Grand Teton NP, Wyoming

Sandwiched between the vibrant Yellowstone National Park to the north and the spotless skiing conditions provided at Jackson Hole to the south, Grand Teton National Park offers a peaceful scenery with the best of both worlds. The extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes and stunning alpine terrain makes for an unrivalled serenity of nature.

Great Smokey National Park, USA - Mountains in blue mist
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Great Smoky Mountains, TN & NC

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diverse plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. Wonderful to visit throughout the year, we highly recommend a trip during the autumn as the Smoky Mountains produce a unique show of colours for hikers and driving enthusiasts.

Gulf Coast Beach, Florida, USA - Beach and Turquoise Waters
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Gulf Coast, Florida

Beautiful beaches filled with beautiful people, with a warm ocean at your fingertips. Whether you wish to relax under a palm tree on perfect white dunes of sand or experience excellent surfing conditions, your dreams find themselves between Clearwater and Naples. If you prefer the mainland, you’ll find fabulous shopping opportunities and amazing theme parks, such as Busch Gardens, along the way.

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Hamptons, New York

The Hamptons offer the more successful people of New York a refuge from the stressful city, much like The Catskills do for the North westerns. Miles of white beaches, exclusive shopping opportunities and radiant mansions greet travellers that visit this charming area. The weekends can be quite hectic because of the many Manhattan getaways, but remain a relaxing and luxurious safe-spot during the weekdays.

Hearst Castle, California, USA - Frontage of Hearst Castle
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Hearst Castle, California

Hearst Castle perches on “The Enchanted Hill”, and is the product of one man’s ambition, wealth and imagination. The extravagant house has hosted many of the world’s most famous and wealthy, with a beautiful view of the pacific ocean from the terrace. The museum is filled with delicate antiques and art from all parts of the world, offering the public an insight into the world of the flamboyant.

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Hollywood, California

This glamorous neighbourhood is the pinnacle of the film industry, its appeal almost as famous as its productions. Although many of the studios have now moved onto other parts of the town, the experience of visiting the home of the Oscars and walking down Hollywood Boulevard remains as scintillating as it is spectacular. The Griffith Observatory lies just a short drive towards the north east, perched on a peak overlooking the urban region of LA, and is a recently renovated landmark worth visiting.

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Hoover Dam, Nevada & Arizona

The Hoover Dam marks the divide between Nevada and Arizona, forming Lake Mead to the North, which is one of the largest manmade reservers in the world. The Dam was built to control the flow of the mighty Colorado River, whilst providing electricity for an expanding nation. Today it’s more prominent for providing the public with the opportunity to sail and partake in other water activities in safe circumstances, under the preserve of the National Park Service.

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Houston, Texas

NASA belongs to America’s fourth-largest city, the Johnson Space Center literally providing you with an otherworldly experience. Witness the thrills that come with being an astronaut, or venture through the city to partake in shopping or the urban tunnel adventures. The summer showcases all aspects of the cosmopolitan by setting up events that suit everyone’s preference, whether it be family fun or pub crawling through the 1800s.

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada - Spirit Island
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Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km² (4200 mi²). It’s located in the province of Alberta, connected to Banff National Park through the scenic Icefields Parkway road. Jasper includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefields, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, mountains and just about every type of Canadian critter you can imagine.

Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA - Storm clouds over Joshua
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Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Filled with spiky trees, desolate land and giant clumps of coloured rocks shaped by molten granite, this National Park has an alien feel to it. You’d be excused for thinking that Dr Seuss had designed this park himself, with roadrunners and coyotes completing the cartoonist image that surrounds Joshua Tree.

Lake Powell, Utah, USA - Canoe explores the lake
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Lake Powell, Utah

Utah is blessed with having numerous natural wonderments, and Lake Powell is amongst the most spectacular. 186 miles of water stretch between beautiful rock formations, sandstone cliffs and red beaches, creating a breathtaking landscape. Unlike many of the other Utah attractions, Lake Powell stands out by being man-made. This doesn’t make it any less beautiful, and boats are set up to provide you with the full experience.

Lake Tahoe - Emerald Bay after sunset, South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
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Lake Tahoe, California & Nevada

The scenery makes Lake Tahoe look more like a sea than a lake, as fresh mountain air spectacularly combines with its blue tides and white beaches. Split in half by the California/Nevada state line and completely surrounded by alpine mountains, just witnessing this natural wonder is an experience in itself. Casinos welcome you at the Nevada side of the shoreline, with high quality ski resorts accessible all around.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
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Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s glamorous, it’s tacky, it’s exhilarating and it’s wrong on so many levels… But we love it! Firstly, it’s unique. And secondly, it’s hedonism at its finest. Top quality hotels, cuisine and entertainment in the middle of a desert landscape miles away from other civilisations. If you enjoy gambling and unrestricted fun, this is the place to be.

Louisville, Kentucky, USA skyline on the river Road Trip
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Louisville, Kentucky

The city of legendary figures like Mohammad Ali and Colonal Sanders is brimming with an authentic charm, proudly showcasing why it’s named Bourbon City. No matter how long you extend your stay, you’ll struggle to find the time to experience everything this city has to offer. The Louisville tweak has been applied to your favourite meals, making the simplest things exquisite in their own way.

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Marin County, California

North of the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge lies the vibrant landscape of Marin County. It’s more than just a commuter belt for San Fransisco, consisting of treasures such as Tiburon, Sausalito and Muir Woods National Monument. You can enjoy the scenery in all ways of transportation, but since it’s the birthplace of the mountain bike, you may well want to enjoy it in their invention.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Presley’s Graceland remains the second most visited home in the United States, falling second only to the White House. Memphis is arguably the Barbecue Capital of America, with rib joints serving up succulent pork by the truckload, whilst also offering a vast range of remarkable places such as the illustrious Sun Records studios. Soul food and Rock ’n’ Roll, now that’s a killer combination.

Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA - Arial view
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Meteor Crater, Arizona

This beast of a crater is testimony of our earth’s traumatic history, and the violence it can withstand. The meteor that caused this 170m deep hole travelled at 8 miles per second, the resulting impact carrying the force of a thousand Hiroshima bombs. Words cannot do this monumental spot justice, but it’s easily accessible from Route 66 and rightfully deserves a visit.

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Miami Beach, Florida

Miles of white sand sprinkled with attractive residents, and a refreshing, vibrant environment bless anyone that visits Miami Beach. Enjoy the walk through Ocean Drive, cruising beside Art Deco hotels under the blistering sun, with endless opportunities to enjoy a memorable meal in beautiful company. It’s the pinnacle of an American summer experience, letting you relish various activities in a classy area consisting of the country’s best hotels.

Mojave Desert, California, USA - Route 66 road surrounded by Joshua Trees
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Mojave Desert, California

The Mojave Desert is a lonely yet beautiful place, with a deafening silence tearing through once you’ve turned the car engine off. Famed for its alien sightings and numerous ghost towns, it’s a place for people to escape the stresses of nearby Las Vegas and find peace. This is the driest place in North America, with spectacular sunsets being more frequent than rain.

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Monterey, California

Monterey was once California’s capital, but is today best known for having one of the most outstanding aquariums in the world. The award-winning Monterey Bay Aquarium presides on Cannery Road, and exhibits more than 550 marine species. The city used to be known for its whale- and sardine industry, but now focuses its attention to marine education and preservation. If you want to get an authentic experience of the bay area we would advise partaking in a whale watching trip during the summer or autumn months.

 

Monument Valley,Utah/Arizona, USA - 3 Mittens
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Monument Valley, Utah & Arizona

This magical area is a breathtaking experience at its peak during dawn or dusk. The landscape is covered by endless shades of orange and red, and famous for its use in various forms of media, specifically as a film set. The iconic Mittens form a perfect triangle in the middle of the valley, adding to the spiritual experience that will stay long in the memory.

Mount Rainer National Park, Washington, USA - View from plane
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Mount Rainier National Park, WA

These mountains cover the massive area that’s stretched between California and the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Cascade mountain range contains many active volcanoes, but the tallest, Mount Rainier, had its last reported eruptive activity more than 120 years ago. Its peak contains meadows, craters and glaciers, with abundant wildlife, flora and fauna.

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

The faces of four of America’s greatest presidents look out over the land they helped create, chosen for their contribution to the founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the country. Carving began in 1927 and took 14 years to complete, the granite rocks becoming one of the largest sculptures in the world. Its fame and reputation grew after playing a part in the classic movie North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant.

Napa Valley, California - Vineyard in mist
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Napa Valley, California

The valleys of Napa County provide a stunning scenery of delicately preserved vineyards stretching across California’s fields and hills. In addition to being famous for producing some of the world’s best wines, the open terrain allows visitors to venture by car or air balloons, making it a relaxing getaway for both couples and travellers. Foodies flock to restaurants like Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, the combination of exotic cuisine and vineyard tours proving too good to refuse.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is the capital of country music, and they’re proud of it. The city boasts about its music heritage at every opportunity, including the newly built Country Music Hall of Fame, and hold multiple Soul Music festivals. You’ll soak up decades of music history by just being in this city, with songwriters from every genre urged to perform in various bars and restaurants.

Natchez, Louisiana, USA - Grand Plantation House
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Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez is a charming yet elegant city by the Mississippi River, and a must-see for anyone visiting the Deep South. It was once considered to be the fourth wealthiest city in America, with umpteen mansions that were funded by the cotton industry remaining well-preserved to this day. The city is an historic image of the pre-civil war lives that belonged by the rich, white southerners, filled with classic architecture, art galleries, and iconic trails such as the Natchez trail which stretches up to Nashville.

New England, USA - Autumn trees and curving road
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New England

The USA’s North Eastern seaboard offers charming summer escapes, pure beauty in autumn and world class skiing in winter. This is arguably the most historic part of America, and scenic drives will take you from Maine down to Connecticut and back again.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - French Quarter Nightlife
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New Orleans, Louisiana

Built on the mouth of the Mississippi, New Orleans has become the home of blues music, voodoo, and the craziness that is Mardi Gras. The French Quarter offers a comforting charm, and it’s a great place for you to forget about the car and enjoy a walk. But what really makes New Orleans so special are the absurd and wild characters that choose to live there.

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New York City, New York

A long weekend is the least you’ll need to scratch the surface of the world’s greatest city, with noteworthy monuments being a constant throughout the visit. Some of the world’s most popular museums, best shopping centres, and iconic skyscrapers are found in the Manhattan area, whilst Brooklyn provide the best sights its skyline. The world’s most spectacular metropolitan has a unique buzz, and the delightful Central Park is a popular spot if you feel like relaxing in the pinnacle of society.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the coast of Rhode Island, filled with classic Colonial architecture that have been the centrepieces for several Hollywood films in the last decades. The city by the sea is a perfect summer getaway for travellers that enjoy the salty smell of the ocean, wind caressing their hair with history surrounding them from all areas.

Niagara Falls, New York, USA - American view of Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls consists of three massive waterfalls that are separated by Goat Island, two of them on the American side of the border whilst the largest, Horseshoe Falls, is just inside Canada. A quite staggering 42 million gallons of water pour over the edge per second, so prepare to get soaked! Such is the power of water that passes over the falls that Niagara has moved 7 miles up the river since it was formed.

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Olympic National Park, Washington

The National Park stands out for having three distinctively different ecosystems. In addition to the pacific coastline and a rainforest flourishing with all forms of life, alpine terrain is accessible, dominated by the peak of Mount Olympus. Situated in the far Northwest of Washington State, it’s one of the most extraordinary natural wonders found on the western border.

Orange County's - Alito Park Bluffs and Beach, Laguna Beach, California, USA
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Orange County, California

Along the Pacific coastline lies 40 miles of a surfer’s dreams, with white beaches and high waves just yards away from mansions that allow you to kick back. Huntington Beach is their most popular resort, a relatively wealthy area in the North of the county. Travellers that come to visit for the climate can escape to Disneyland or Laguna Beach, which is filled with independent galleries that promote seascape paintings.

Oregon Coast, USA - Sea Stacks on the Oregon Coast
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Oregon Coastline, Oregon

You would be forgiven for thinking that the massive sandstone boulders that stretch along the 360 miles of coastline had been dropped from the heavens. The rocks are rugged and shaped through millions of years, with the wild ocean water adding to Oregon’s stunning appeal. Drive through forests to witness nature’s artistry at work on the beautiful Route 101, surrounded by coastal areas decorated with mist and fog.

Orlando, Florida, USA - Loops of a Roller Coaster
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Orlando, Florida

Orlando is a Mecca for theme park enthusiasts as dozens of the world’s greatest attractions find themselves here. The famous Walt Disney World is the size of Greater Manchester on its own, boasting 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. The tropical climate makes it an optimal venue for tourists throughout the year, golfers arriving by the bucketload thanks to its exemplary resorts.

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Outer Banks, North Carolina

The world’s longest stretch of barrier islands can be found in North Carolina, allowing you to live on the separation of the Atlantic Ocean. Massively popular amongst surfers, its open sea beaches is a paradise for all, except sea captains. The 150 mile barrier islands parallel the mainland by being fragile in certain spots, but the most popular destinations are dotted with charming inns, lighthouses and wild horses.

Palm Springs, California, USA - Golf Course
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Palm Springs, California

Like a mirage in the desert, Palm Springs provides you a luxurious shelter from the dry mountains that surround it. Forget your worries whilst you lay by the pool, shoot some rounds of golf, or cruise the radiant streets and take in the modernist architecture. Made famous by the Hollywood stars of yesteryear, Palm Springs makes a wonderful pitstop on any road trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is often overshadowed by its noisier neighbour to the North, New York, but anyone who’s visited the city knows exactly how competent it is. Philly boasts just as much history, and is a worthy challenger on the shopping and museum scene. The city is brimming with life, and immortalised by the famous scene in Rocky where he conquers the steps of the Museum of Art.

Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts, USA - Pilgrim Huts
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Plymouth, Massachusetts

When the pilgrims got lost in their search for New York they stumbled across this patch of land, naming it after the port the had departed from on other side of the pond. The remains of their adventures are well preserved for the public to experience, giving justice to the title of being America’s Hometown. Walk in the footsteps of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims, and witness a stunning replica of the Mayflower that carried them.

Point Lobus, Big Sur, California, USA - Bay with birds
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Point Lobos SR, California

It’s the crown jewel of California’s 280 state reserves, flourishing between Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-sea. Point Lobos is a geologically unique area that combines the animal and plant life of both land and sea, allowing the visitor to witness sea lions give birth to pups on the inaccessible beaches one minute, and hike through the mountainside wildflowers seconds later. The scenery is not only beautiful; it will enrich your life by its distinctive nature.

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Portland, Oregon

Whether your suitcase holds hiking boots and binoculars, or designer heels and shades, you’ll find plenty of suitable destinations in the capital of Oregon. Portland is seen as one of the cultural capitals of the world, revolutionary with its fashion trends, street food, and opportunities for visual and musical artists. It’s a city of expression, so make yourself comfortable and take it all in.

Redwood National Park - Lady walking within Redwood trees
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Redwood National Park, California

Redwoods were once common in North America, but are now only found in Oregon and California. Redwood National Park provides you with the ultimate Sequoia experience on the California Coast, with giant trees that stretch 100m up into the air. Surround yourself with the harmonious nature and we guarantee that the trees will remove all the stress of your everyday life.

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San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo City is the 7th most populated city in the US, famous for its 240 mile river, SeaWorld, the historic San Antonio Zoo, and the McNay Art Museum. The River Walk is a spiritual experience, introducing you to lush landscapes brimming with vibrant colours and cypress-lines paths. The Alamo is the city’s biggest tourist attraction, a well preserved museum which was pivotal in the Texas’ war for independence.

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San Diego, California

The relaxed atmosphere and warm climate made California’s second largest city win the award as America’s favourite place to move to. With 70 miles of beaming beaches, acclaimed museums and zoos that are known throughout the world, the city is a tourist attraction in itself. Stay here for too long and you may not want to leave!

San Francisco's Pained Ladies at night
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San Francisco, California

Once the fog lifts, you’ll witness one of America’s most beautiful cities spark to life. Ride the cable cars, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, climb the streets and get into the vibe that only this city can offer. Full of Victorian charm, famous movie locations and businesses that toast with the successful elite, this city has it all.

Sanibel - Beach chairs on Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
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Sanibel Islands, Florida

Beautiful Sanibel and Captiva Islands are famous for their shells, sandy beaches and stunning sunsets. Don’t be tempted into shell collecting without understanding the strict collecting rules that apply on the island. Dolphin watching cruises are also popular from here.

Santa Barbara, California, USA - Church
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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara is an ideal stop for anyone touring the pacific coast’s highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is an affluent town built in a charming Mediterranean style, making it one of the Central coast’s most attractive regions to visit. Enjoy the idyllic scenery by biking through the city or simply relax under the palm trees that are blessed by the constant rays of sun.

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Santa Cruz, California

The Californian climate makes Santa Cruz a perfect destination throughout the year, filled with beach based activities that are sought throughout the world. The Santa Cruz pier recently celebrated its centenary as the longest on the West Coast, providing the public with spectacular views and a variety of foods. Natural Bridges State Beach is a National Park that bridges out into the water, producing one of the most stunning sunsets in the world.

Los Angeles, California, USA - Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, California

The famous Santa Monica pier brings Route 66 to a glorious end, with Baywatch-esque beaches and its theme park congratulating the driver at a worthy destination. Hire a bike or some rollerblades and cruise down the boardwalk to Venice Beach and shop to your heart’s content at the 3rd Street Promenade.

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Savannah, Georgia

The 22 famous 1-acre squares of Savannah invite visitors to a unique American experience, each one introducing you to an intimate spot with a distinctive surrounding. Another attraction are the carefully preserved colonial houses found in various parts of the city, all within walking distance of each other to allow you a stroll under the sun. Enjoy the manicured parks where Forrest Gump told his tale over a box of chocolate.

Seattle, Washington, USA - Skyline including Space Needle at night
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Seattle, Washington

Emerald City is one of the fastest growing cities in North America, famous for its coffee, grunge music and growing tech sector. Its urban charm is relaxing, with plenty of tourist attractions for visitors to enjoy. Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Pioneer Square demand a visit, but don’t stay for too long as some of America’s greatest countrysides await just a few miles outside of town.

Sedona, Arizona, USA - The view of Cathedral Rock
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Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is America’s new-age capital, a spa central brimming with a spiritual energy due to the vortexes that were discovered back in the 80s. Many venture on a pilgrimage to the city in search for purification and enlightenment, the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape adding to its mythical feel, making it a perfect home for both spiritual seekers and hikers.

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Sequoia National Park, California

Redwoods as far as eye can see, brimming with history and natural landmarks that take your breath away. The world’s largest tree, affectionately named General Sherman after the American Civil War leader from 1879, stands at 83,8m and is believed to be around 2500 years old. These scintillating trees live in harmony between deep canyons and massive mountains, making Sequoia National Park a land of the giants.

Skyline Drive - Shenandoah National Park in the autumn
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Skyline Drive, Virginia

Skyline Drive marks the start of the fabulous Blue Ridge Parkway in Shenandoah National Park, and driving the 105 miles of this spectacular route may well take up your whole day. The stunning surroundings are completed by an abundant wildlife which is well protected by the 35mph speed limit, with various resting spots that welcome you to stretch your legs in one of its many gorgeous trails.

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Stowe, Vermont

This town is as cute as a button, with cutting edge ski resorts that maintain its intimate charm. Biking and hiking are the dominant activities during the summer months, whilst the autumn leaves put on an aesthetically pleasing show that’s appreciated by all. The famous Ben & Jerry’s factory sits on the edge of this small town, so pay your respects to the flavours of ice cream history.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Kayaks around island
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Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Vancouver Island is the largest island on the West Coast of North America, and with a square mile of approximately 12,100 it feels like a country on its own. It’s populated with bears and eagles, with elegant orcas seen gliding through the close sea. Victoria, situated in the southern part of the island, functions as the capital for the entire British Columbia, and the Pacific Rim National Park provides a rich environment that fulfils the needs of every outdoor enthusiast.

Vancouver, British Columbia - Burbridge Bridge
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver’s greatest attribute is its diversity, and whether you’re visiting for a day or a month there is plenty to explore. Pack a picnic and relax in one of the city’s botanical gardens, explore the many landmarks and museums, or hop onto a boat and go whale watching just minutes away from the mainland. Whenever you decide to visit, there’ll always be countless things to experience for the first time.

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Venice Beach, California

Flex your muscles and put on your roller boots! Cruise down the boardwalk of one of America’s most famous stretches of warm sand, or relax with a morning coffee whilst you witness the luscious residents partake in the many activities that Venice Beach has to offer. Make sure you allow enough time to explore the Venice Canal area, filled with adorable houses that form a beautiful passage beside the waterways.

Washington DC, USA - Capitol Building
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Washington, DC

The unique federal district of Washington, D.C. contain much of the planet’s political and financial power, being the official workplace for the President of the United States. Between the US Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial sit the greatest repository of knowledge and culture on the planet, and just like in Britain you can visit these national treasures for free. In addition to the incredible museums, Georgetown is well worth a visit on a charming corner of the city.

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Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is one of the world’s greatest ski resorts, with snow capped mountains, blue skies and a flourishing wildlife surrounding the adventurer. Reached by driving through the secluded Highway 99 from the Vancouver gateway, you’ll venture up the pacific coast before entering the snow covered pine forests of the mountains.

Yellowstone National Park - Old Faithful
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Yellowstone National Park, WY

It’s the world oldest National Park, the star of its very own BBC nature series, and a volcanic hotspot. Yellowstone National Park was founded in 1872, the nature formed through millions of years presenting a spectacular scenery that consists of almost half the geysers found in the world. The famous Old Faithful spurts water over 50 meters in the air approximately every minute, and is a must see for everyone who visits this extraordinary place.

Yosemite National Park - Water Fall
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Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park is over 1180 square meters of nature at its best, full of crystal clear lakes, peaceful scenery of vibrant forests, and stunning waterfalls that drop from the vast mountains. The most visited area is Yosemite Valley, approximately 3 million people arriving at glacial valley every year. It’s a national treasure that often finds itself as the inspiration for various paintings.

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Zion National Park, Utah

Emerald pools, lush trees and rusty, red canyon walls are all crammed into this narrow valley. The combination of the radiant colours is a visual delight that shines throughout the park, each trail offering a new form of serenity. Whether you visit for a day or camp for several nights, it’ll be a memorable experience that remains forever. The bravest may also choose to tackle Angels Landing, a trail culminating at a lofty perch that boasts a spectacular scenery whichever way you look.

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