When most people think of Florida, they think of Universal and Walt Disney, however there is so much more to the Sunshine State than just theme parks. The Bradenton Area of Florida, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are just a few of Florida’s hidden treasures, offering authentic Old Florida charm, breath-taking scenery and 16 miles of amazing white sand beaches. Read more »
The Gulf Coast is the stretch of Florida which faces the Gulf of Mexico. This stretch of coastline attracts visitors due to its 800 miles of beautiful beaches, its fantastic all year climate and also because all of its resorts have a character of their own. However, the main attraction is its amazing wide white sand beaches that gently shelve to the safe calm warm waters, making the area very popular with families on their package holidays
to America. The beaches along this coastline are varied with something for everyone, especially relaxing in the sun and family fun. The Gulf Coast resorts make excellent bases for visiting the Disney World and Universal Theme Parks, the Busch Gardens African Theme Park in Tampa, the Everglades National Park, the Big Cypress Swamp and Weeki Wachee Springs which has an underwater theatre. There is plenty of accommodation to choose from, ranging from family-friendly hotels to luxury penthouses to friendly historic homely inns. Eating out isn’t a problem as the area offers a wide and varied choice of eateries to suit all budgets. Read more »
For lovers of the great outdoors America offers many National Parks for visitors to explore on their package holidays to the USA. From hiking to cycling, rock-climbing to white-water rafting and from beautiful wild flowers to grizzly bears, there is a park to suit everyone. The following are just a few of the many parks that you will find throughout the country, there are just far too many to mention them all.
Grand Canyon National Park
Listed as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing sights to see in the whole of the world. Over thousands of years, the Colorado River has cut through the canyon leaving sights that will take your breath away. In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon as a national monument and in 1919 it was designated a national park. White-water rafting and hiking here in the park are absolutely awesome. From Tuweep Overlook you can enjoy amazing views of the Colorado River 3000 feet below! Read more »
Florida holidays are particularly popular with families who have children of all ages. From family-friendly inns and hotels to luxury penthouses, Florida has top-class accommodation to suit everyone. When it comes to dining out visitors will be spoilt for choice with restaurants to suit all budgets and palettes, from seafood diners to romantic al fresco dining and much more. Shoppers will not be disappointed as Florida is a shopper’s haven with amazing shopping malls, designer boutiques and quaint little local stores. For culture vultures there is an array of attractions including state-of-the-art museums, art galleries, world-class ballet and opera. Entertainment ranges from stylish nightclubs to live music. Read more »
New York is a city of different races and cultures, iconic images and a sense of community. With its yellow cabs, skyscraper buildings, steam vents and amazing people, you won’t find another place like it in the world. In other words, New York has a unique personality of its own and is
a place that everyone should visit at least once in their life. Whether you are enjoying a spot of shopping, strolling through Central Park, experiencing the money buildings on Wall Street or just relaxing over brunch at one of the city’s many diners, New York has something for everyone. Read more »
America’s Deep South is steeped in history with no end of attractions for visitors. With sun-drenched beaches, battlefields of the American Civil War, antebellum mansions, an amazing music scene, world-class sports facilities, restaurants, shops and of course a warm friendly welcome, the Deep South is the place to visit on your direct holidays to America. Not to be missed is the unique southern cuisine which includes southern fried chicken and grits and biscuits served with gravy. Louisiana offers Cajun and Creole specialities such as po-boys (a traditional submarine sandwich), gumbo (a hearty soup), spicy seafood, blackened redfish, shrimp remoulade and many more tasty dishes to wet your appetite.
This college city is known as the Capital of the New South. Although a modern centre, Atlanta still has some historic neighbourhoods which are a reminder of its historic roots. The headquarters of CNN (the world’s largest news service provider) and fizzy drink producer Coca-Cola are both located in Atlanta and offer tours of their buildings. The city has a number of different districts including; Read more »
Families love the fun and excitement of water parks but what could be better than enjoying a family day out on your cheap package holidays to America at a natural water park in the state of Texas. Get away from the concrete pools and waterslides and relax under the beautiful summer sunshine at a natural swimming hole set in beautiful surroundings.
Garner State Park
The ever popular Garner State Park is located on Frio River in Concan Texas. The park covers an area of 1400 acres which includes 10 acres of river body along with Frio River. Enjoy a choice of water sports here which include swimming, snorkelling, paddling, tubing and fishing. Apart from water sports the park offers plenty of non-water related activities including hiking, bird watching and nature watching. Visitors to the park can stay overnight in a rented cabin or pitch a tent at one of the camping sites. Read more »
Originally opened as The Commodore Hotel in 1919 and reflagged as The Grand Hyatt New York in 1980, the hotel has played host to many dignitaries, celebrities and guests for many years. The hotels $130 million renovation represents a rebirth and resurgence of this historic hotel and is an important part of the overall renaissance of the Grand Central neighbourhood.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the legendary Grand Hyatt New York has just completed its $130 million renovation. Found at the crossroads of Manhattan adjacent to Grand Central Station, the hotel has had a top-to-bottom renovation that includes 1,306 meticulously redesigned guestrooms and suites featuring world-class artwork, the acclaimed New York Central restaurant, a transformed lobby and mezzanine, multiple event and meeting spaces, revitalised ballrooms and the innovative grab-and-go food outlet, Market. Read more »
Colorado is North America’s leading ski area and is regarded as one of the key ski destinations in the world. The Colorado ski resorts enjoy an abundance of dry, light, fluffy snow due to the Rocky Mountains forming a barrier to any storms that come from the Pacific Ocean. Skiing was originally introduced to the area in the early 19th century as a way of transport but has developed over the last 30 years as a recreational sporting activity. The area has 24 major ski resorts, including Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Steamboat, Teluride, Vail and
Winter Park, offering more ski terrain, runs and lifts than anywhere else in the USA. Millions of people visit Colorado every year for it’s uncrowded powdery snow covered slopes, amazing scenic Rocky Mountains, authentic Wild West towns and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. With nearly 37,000 acres of ski area and over 2,000 ski runs (longest run is 8km) the Colorado resorts cater for beginners, intermediates, advanced and snowboarders. Read more »
There are lots of different places to spend your direct holidays to America but there is only one Universal Orlando Resort. Totally separate from the rest of Orlando, the resort has two theme parks, three themed hotels; the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal
Pacific Resort, and the magnificent night-time entertainment complex, Universal Citywalk. The whole family will love being part of the entertainment here as they swing above the streets with Spiderman, soar high above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, help Agent J defeat the aliens and help Shrek in his fight to save Princess Fiona. Read more »