Live the American Dream!
Most of us has a fascination in some way, shape or form, with America. As some of us were growing up, it felt like the USA was not only on the other side of the world and a pipe dream in terms of being able to visit the place but it also seemed like the land of opportunity; somewhere that dreams really could come true.
Nowadays, it’s easy and affordable to take a holiday in the USA and with more and more airlines offering direct flights to many of the key cities and landmark destinations, it really has never been more accessible.
Sure, lots of us opt for a sunny fortnight in Florida or a whistle-stop tour of New York’s top sights but there’s so much more you could do – more bang for your buck if you like! This week, we take a look at combining cultural interests on your American holiday as well as road trips, wine tours, theatre breaks and of course, the history of this vibrant and fascinating country.
1. Washington DC: History and Politics
Even if you have no interest in politics whatsoever, there’s no denying the power and might of the USA’s input and presence on the world stage. A visit to Washington DC will give you a real insight into America’s cultural, historical and political history as well as letting you admire the magnificent architecture of the capital’s important government buildings.
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My American Holiday. 2. Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip! Whether you choose to travel in the comfort of a motorhome or let the breeze run through your hair in a funky convertible, you will have the time of your life as you cruise the open road on this famous route from Chicago to the sparking West Coast.
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Route 66 Road Trip with My American Holiday. 3. Napa Valley, California: Wine Tours And Tastings
One for the wine lovers among you. California’s Napa Valley produces some of our favourite tipples and you could be visiting the vineyards where these delicious wines are made. Why not take a holiday at the heart of America’s wine region where the toughest decision you’ll need to make is red, white or rose? The scenery is breath-taking too – the perfect setting for soaking up the atmosphere and the beauty of California’s vineyards and the surrounding area. We say “cheers” to that!
Start planning your grape-tastic holiday to Napa Valley. 4. New York: Nights on Broadway
Perfect for the culture vultures, New York is just perfect for taking in some of the best theatre shows around right now. All the big-name musicals are playing on Broadway and you could be enjoying showstoppers such as Hamilton, The Lion King, Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, School of Rock and many more.
As well as the many attractions the Big Apple has to offer, if theatre is your thing, then you’ve come to the right place. With all the great stuff on Broadway right now, you can easily pack in a few shows to fill your days and nights with music, laughter and song.
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Head off for your very own Boston tea party in this stunning city. Home to Harvard University and the famous Red Sox, Boston was also a key player in the story of the American Revolution and you can learn all about it on your trip. If you want a fun day out, [visit the Boston Tea Party Ship Museum](http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=202913&awinmid=7038&clickref=article-offer-apr18wk2&p=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.viator.com%2Ftours%2FBoston%2FAdmission-to-Boston-Tea-Party-Ships-and-Museum%2Fd678-5650TEA).
This is one of the city’s best loved attractions and tells the story that would change the course of America’s history. Tastefully produced, hilarious characters re-enact the momentous act of defiance which lead up to The American Revolution and eventual independence. If you happen to be in Boston on the 4th of July, you’ll love the city’s spectacular firework celebrations too. 6. Nashville And Memphis: The Sights & Sounds of Tennessee
Fancy some rock and roll? Tennessee is where it’s at for music fans.
Nashville is considered the home of country music and the city has enjoyed even greater popularity since the hit TV show of the same name burst onto our screens. A must see is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which offers a fascinating insight to country music’s origins and its famous inductees, which include the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley. Speaking of Elvis, why not add on a trip to Memphis where you can follow in the footsteps of ‘The King’ himself and visit his stunning Gracelands mansion. A great way of taking in the highlights of Tennessee is a fly-drive holiday.
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fly-drive holiday to Nashville and Memphis with My American Holiday. 7. New Orleans and All That Jazz…
Sticking with the music theme, we simply couldn’t leave out the birthplace of jazz – New Orleans. Let the good times roll with some Bourbon and barbecued shrimp down in The Big Easy. This port city is a dazzling blend of old and new as the chequered history of a bygone era sits side by side with luxury hotels and modern day commodities. A sultry and atmospheric hotbed of music, culture and sizzling cuisine, New Orleans just screams to me “Come visit!”
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New Orleans holiday today. 8. Texas: Dixie Dude Ranch
Fancy yourself as a bit of a cowboy (or girl) then dig out that Stetson and saddle up for a trip of a lifetime. The Lone Star State is a massive, colourful and cultural hotspot just crying out to be explored and you’ll see a whole lot more than ten gallon hats and cowboys, let me tell you. However, if a ranch adventure is this year’s burning ambition then look no further. Spend your days and nights on horseback, going on hayrides and singing by the campfire. This Texas ranch is the perfect Western escapade and one you’ll remember forever.
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Sometimes only a beach holiday will cut it and if it’s time to get your fix of sand and surf, America’s beaches will hit the spot.
Choose from stunners like Malibu, Laguna Beach or Huntington Beach in California or over on the East Coast you can catch some rays in the sunshine state of Florida. You could even say ‘aloha’ to the beautiful shores of Hawaii. Discover the perfect American beach holiday and start planning your trip. 10. Rail Adventures
If you want to let the train take the strain this year, then you must do one of these great American rail journeys. Go coast-to-coast and take in the changing landscapes of the US from the comfort of your carriage window. This is an ideal way to see as much of America as possible and if you can’t decide between the east or west coast, then do both. This amazing route will take you from New York to San Francisco, taking in Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City.
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Go on; bring your American dream to life this year, you deserve it!