11 Great Ideas for Holidays in the USA

Check out the 11 great ideas for holidays in the USA! To help inspire you to plan your holiday to the USA, check out these great ideas for holidays in the USA  and incredible experiences you must do in the land of opportunity from the from Travel Department!

1. Try your Luck in Las Vegas

The strip in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, stretches on for more than 6 km and boasts many of the world’s largest hotels, casinos and resort properties.

2. Explore the Grand Canyon

Grand canyon at sunrise with river Colorado

Possibly the USA’s most iconic natural landmark, you will be amazed by the Grand Canyon. A result of millions of years of wind and water erosion, and an endless expanse of shapes, colours and impenetrable shadow, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders in the world.

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3. Take a Bite out of The Big Apple

New York is one of the most exciting cities you’ll ever visit, from strolling through Central Park, seeing a show on Broadway to admiring the Statue of Liberty; it’s a melting pot of cultural diversity.

You also need to experience St Patrick’s Day in New York City, as it’s home to the largest and one of the longest-running St. Patrick’s Day parades in the world.

4. Discover the Nation’s Capital

A dream for culture lovers, Washington DC is packed with museums, galleries, monuments and memorials.

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5. Go on the Greatest American Road Trip

Route 66 sign on Oatman Road in rural Arizona

Route 66 is the quintessential American road trip that goes all the way from Chicago to L.A. It has become a symbol of American history and culture, featured in countless songs, films and television shows, and remains a popular path for travellers from around the world to this day.

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6. Escape from Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, USA.

Take a ferry to Alcatraz aka The Rock, an infamous prison located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, where you can learn many fascinating stories about its notorious prisoners, such as Al Capone.

7. Watch out for Bears in Yosemite Park

El Capitan and Merced River in the Autumn, Yosemite National Park.

Famed for its giant, ancient sequoias, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite offers views unlike anything you have seen before.

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8. Follow the Freedom Trail in Boston

Faneuil Hall – Freedom Trail Site – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US and home to the famous baseball team the Boston Red Sox, Boston is a historic city and was the scene of many key events during the American Revolution.

9. Experience the White Mountains in New England

Autumn snow-capped mountains in the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire

For centuries, the White Mountains have humbled and inspired their visitors. Cut diagonally across the state of New Hampshire, the rugged granite peaks offer some of the best views in the Northeast.

Native Americans consider Mount Washington the home of the Great Spirit.

Embark on Travel Department’s East Coast USA by Rail, incl. Boston, New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC Tour

10. Enjoy Creole Cuisine in New Orleans

Jambalaya in a cast iron skillet

Creole cooking is a delicious melting pot of various cuisines, famous dishes you must try in New Orleans are Gumbo and Jambalaya. New Orleans straddles the Mississippi River in the state of Louisiana and is famous for its abundance of unique architectural styles, most notably the Creole townhouses of the French Quarter.

11. Visit Graceland

Graceland is Elvis Presley’s former home and is now a museum, in Memphis Tennessee, dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Memphis is also famous for its Blues and Jazz music scene, where B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio.

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