If you’re planning an unforgettable holiday, the US could be the perfect choice. There’s something to suit everyone from the bikini-clad beaches of Miami to the tranquil dessert oasis of Palm Springs and the historic monuments of the capital. Here’s a guide on what to expect in the country’s best destinations. We’ve also teamed up with HotelsClick to bring you the most affordable and luxurious places to stay. These hotels are already discounted but add the code: LUXPORTATION at checkout and you’ll receive another 3% off.
No city in the US can rival the attitude and glamour of Miami. Entertaining the rich and beautiful, this adult’s playground offers the perfect mix of fun-in-the-sun and late night entertainment. The inspired Art Deco architecture of South Beach provides the perfect setting for a night of partying. Meanwhile the downtown districts of Design and Wynwood offer an up and coming mix of chic eateries and trendy bars. To experience some traditional Hispanic culture, visit Little Havana and indulge in a Cuban feast at one of the many authentic restaurants.
Where to stay: Hotel Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Soak up the sun at this trendy retreat with direct beach access and private cabanas available at one of the many outdoor pools. The impressive resort also includes a luxury spa for those looking to recover after a long night.
Best suited for the culture vulture, the US capital is the epicentre of the countries rich heritage. The Smithsonian Institution, a sprawling collection of 19 museums, makes for a great day out. The National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History houses fascinating artefacts from nuclear missiles to Asian ceramics and precious diamonds. Stop for a selfie at an iconic monument such as the Lincoln Memorial before spending an evening at one of the city’s famed jazz bars.
Where to stay: Hotel Park Hyatt Washington. This recently renovated hotel is situated only a few minutes’ walk from Embassy Row, the Smithsonian and Kennedy Center. It offers exceptional hospitality and guests can enjoy the many facilities from a luxury spa to an indoor pool and fitness centre.
A trip to the US wouldn’t be complete without visiting its cultural capital, New York. From the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan to the outer boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island, this urban jungle is a melting pot of diversity. Visit the many museums in Midtown and sip on cocktails in bohemian Soho before indulging in a shopping splurge on 5th avenue. Finish the evening and rekindle the romance on a horse drawn carriage through Central Park. Take a bite out of the big apple and you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind city break.
Where to Stay: Hotel Grand Hyatt New York. Perfectly situated next to the iconic Grand Central Terminal, this hotel features beautifully designed rooms where guests can enjoy an in-room spa service. There’s also an outstanding choice of restaurants and a trendy bar serving signature cocktails.
A cosmopolitan oasis in the heart of California’s desert, Palm Springs has long been entertaining the most discerning of guests. Back in the 1950s it was a popular hangout of Hollywood A-listers and frequented by the Rat Pack – a boozy hangout for Sinatra, Elvis and many other iconic stars. Now it’s retro-chic provides the setting for a laidback escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Aside from hiking the Joshua Tree National Park, visitors can enjoy some world class golf or simply unwind at one of the many chic bars.
Where to Stay: Hotel Desert Princess Palm Springs Golf Resort. With spectacular views overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains, this resort promises a truly relaxing stay. Spend an afternoon on the hotel’s impressive course or relax by the infinity pool and soak up the Californian sun.
There’s much more to the City of Angels than it’s Walk of Fame and Chinese Theatre. Drag yourself away from the glamour of Hollywood and you’ll find a sprawling metropolis with ethnic diversity, an abundance of great museums and cutting-edge culture. The shopping isn’t too bad either. The boutiques and high end designers of Beverly Hills are great for a splurge. Santa Monica and Venice offer the perfect day at the beach and you can party like a rock star at the infamous clubs along the sunset strip.
Where to stay: Hotel Courtyard Los Angeles L.A Live. Located in downtown LA, this hotel is within walking distance to the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center. An outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi offers a welcome break after a day spent spightseeing.
Get ready for a sensory overload, Las Vegas promises a once in a lifetime experience. This world of fantasy captivates the imagination from its surreal architecture modelled on famous monuments to its mega casinos and open-all hour’s bars. Time stand’s still with an endless supply of adrenaline-fuelled gambling to be enjoyed and no shortage of world renowned restaurant and clubs.
Where to stay: Hotel Bellagio. Nestled on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, The Bellagio offers some of the best facilities with its own botanical gardens, nightclubs and shops. It’s also home to the famous fountain show and some of the best in house entertainment including the famed Circue du Soleil.
A quintessential southern city, Dallas remains at the heart of American culture. The night-life, shopping and museums are almost as impressive as the city’s towering skyline – best enjoyed as the lights are turned on at sunset. Be sure to visit the recently developed 68-acre Arts Districts and the beautiful memorial to President John F Kennedy’s assassination. With more shops per capita than anywhere else in the US, the city is worth exploring with plenty of spending money.
Where to stay: Hotel W Dallas Victory. The trendy W hotel group have created a stunning retreat in the heart of the city. The hotel’s exceptional restaurant, Craft serves up a culinary feast whilst the Ghost bar offers a selection of cocktails.
Known affectionately as ‘The Gathering Place’, this Hawaiian paradise attracts millions of sun worshippers, many arriving at Honolulu International airport. The sprawling resorts of Waikiki offer a great choice of affordable accommodation with direct beach access. Thrill seekers can surf the giant waves of North Shore or kayak to neighbouring islands. It’s also worth travelling far from the tourist hot spots and finding your own secluded beach in the heart of the rural countryside.
Where to stay: Trump International Hotel – Waikiki Beach Walk. This five star hotel features beautifully designed rooms all equipped with their own kitchenette for added convenience. There’s also a great choice of world class dining options and a spa offering pampering treatments using Hawaiian plants and herbs.