If there is one country in the world that has it all, that country has to be the United States of America! From beautiful beaches to hiking trails up glorious mountains to ski slopes down, the biggest amusement parks and huge natural parklands, cuisine from all over the world and countless historical and cultural institutions, what more could you ask for? But, that doesn’t narrow down the choices for finding your dream vacations in the US so we’ve created a super simple guide to help you…
Traveling stateside guarantees an unforgettable vacation, whether you’re taking your annual family holiday, off on a solo adventure, indulging in a romantic couple’s getaway or traveling in a group there’s bound to be something spectacular waiting for you on the other side of the pond.
First things first, before jetting off, one of the most important steps of planning a trip to the US is arranging your ESTA Application. It is imperative for entry into the US that, even for a short stay, all eligible travelers get the appropriate travel authorization for America, which can now be done quickly and easily online.
Once you’ve arranged your US visa application, you can get on with the fun stuff: planning your dream trip to the USA by using our simple guide:
What kind of traveler are you?
We’re all adventurers at heart but what type of trip really sparks your interest?
- MEANINGFUL VOYAGER:
Meaningful voyagers are those who can’t stand the idea of spending their free time mindlessly lying on a beach when they can be “giving back” and broadening their mind by volunteering or visiting religious monuments or prefer to take time out to meditate at a spiritual retreat.
US vacation spots for meaningful voyagers:
- Devils Tower,
- Sakya Monastery
- Festival of Faiths, Kentucky
- Or try volunteering with any number of charitable organizations.
- ADRENALINE JUNKIE:
Are you a thrill-seeker? Addicted to athletics? An extreme sports enthusiast? Does the idea of jumping off a bridge into a deep valley below get your blood pumping? Well, you’re an adrenaline junkie and below you’ll find a unique array of suggestions for your ideal travels in the US to keep your adrenaline levels nice and high.
US vacation spots for adrenaline junkies:
- Corona Arch Pendulum, Grand Canyon
- BASE jumping, Idaho
- Tahoe Rim Trail Wild Ride Mountain Biking
- Or Heli-skiing in Anchorage
- CULTURAL SIGHTSEER for cultural sightseers:
Do your favourite holiday memories involve going from historical sites to museums, attending concerts or watching plays at the theater? If you need your holidays in the States to be full of discoveries of America’s rich and varied history or you need to quench your thirst for culture, visiting landmarks and monuments, we have some great options for you!
US vacation spots:
- San Francisco, California
- Houston, Texas
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Williamsburg, Virginia
- LUXURY VACATIONER:
Does the idea of traipsing around from one tourist attraction to another fill you with dread? Do you much prefer the idea of lying by the pool in a 5* resort? Well, you could be a luxury vacationer who, after working hard all year, knows that when you travel, you would much prefer to have others drive you around and enjoy the finer things in life.
US vacation spots for luxury vacationers:
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Napa Valley, California
- Palm Springs, California
- COUNTRYSIDE EXPLORER:
Is your ideal trip to the US crammed with visits to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, filling your memory cards with some of the most incredible panoramas whilst getting to know the vast selection of flora and fauna and natural scenery.
US vacation spots for countryside explorers:
- Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina – Tennessee
- Hawaiian islands
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
- Yellowstone, Yosemite or Acadia National Parks
- BUDGET BACKPACKER:
Finally, if none of the above appeal to you, maybe you would be more interested in budget backpacking around the US. Although you would surely enjoy holidays similar to those described, you would much rather be touring the country with your most prized possessions on your back taking in the true variety of attractions on offer.
US vacation spots for budget backpackers:
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Washington DC
So, now you’ve got a few more ideas on where to go and how to spend your perfect vacations in the USA, especially tailored to your traveler type, don’t forget to make your ESTA application for the US visa waiver which is available for 38 different nationalities and essential for those traveling to the US!