Choose from a range of destinations, from New York, Miami, Washington, Chicago, Orlando, Denver, Houston and San Francisco to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Honolulu. Now is the best time to plan your next visit to USA and take advantage of these amazing offers only available on lastminute.com.
For many people, USA holidays bring New York to mind. The world-famous city is an iconic American holiday destination, with unmissable sights, and excellent restaurants, shopping and nightlife. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art to Saks Fifth Avenue there are plenty of things to see and do in New York. Although great as a year-round holiday destination, the city is popular at Christmas for that authentic experience with the giant tree and ice skating at the Rockefeller Center.
A colourful, vibrant beach destination that is full of music, art and fun. Miami's tropical climate offers sunny weather for most of the year and autumn sees the heaviest rainfall. From stylish art deco buildings to Cuban influences on food and dance, Miami has an eclectic atmosphere. Beautiful beaches and the nearby Florida Keys offer many options for days out in nature. Wynwood Walls, an outdoor street art museum, and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens offer contrasting views on the Miami area.
As one of the most popular destinations for cheap holidays to USA, Orlando is home to a number of exciting theme parks. Disney World, Universal Studios, and the Kennedy Space Center are among the top locations for excitement and fun. Fly over Nile alligators on a zip line at Gatorland if you are feeling adventurous or visit some of the many museums, such as the Museum of Osteology or the Science Center, for a more sedate day out. Orlando is warm all year round and has a hot, but wet summer between June and September.
Among the best USA holidays, Los Angeles offers a taste of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. See the famous hillside sign or visit the Walk of Fame. You'll also find excellent shopping and restaurants, as well as famous beaches, such as Muscle Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Los Angeles is warm and sunny all year round and never too hot or too cold.
Boston is a modern city with a fascinating history. Visitors must see some of the many museums, such as the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum or the Fine Arts Museum. Try some of the famous seafood and the classic Clam Chowder, washed down with a local beer in a cosy pub. Much like the UK, Boston has four seasons, however, it is generally a lot colder and snowier in the winter. Autumn is a lovely time to visit when there are still mild temperatures and the beautiful changing colours of the leaves.
Set on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a busy city that embraces nature with over 550 parks and lakeside beaches. The city offers excellent museums, including the Field Museum of Natural History with the world's most complete T-Rex fossil. Millennium Park features a range of public art including the impressive Cloud Gate by British-Indian sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor. Spring in Chicago sees similar temperatures to the UK, while summer and autumn are warmer and winter is very cold.
Unlike anywhere else in the US, San Francisco is a bold, unique city. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Museum of Modern Art or the kid-friendly Exploratorium, there is plenty to see and do. The diverse, cosmopolitan city features the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and extensive gay-friendly spots. Year-round warm temperatures make San Francisco a great place to visit at any time.
Las Vegas is known throughout the world for its glitzy casinos and breathtaking shows. Simply exploring the hotels and gambling spots on the Strip is almost as exciting as placing bets. From circus acts to superstar concerts, there is no shortage of ways to be impressed in Las Vegas. The city is also great for families, with theme parks, botanical gardens and wildlife habitats among the kid-friendly activities on offer. Spring and autumn are pleasantly warm in the desert region of Las Vegas.
Some of the best USA holidays are in some of the lesser known locations. Away from crowds and typical tourist areas, you will find San Diego a more down-to-earth holiday destination. Benefiting from a pleasant California coastal climate, spending time outdoors in San Diego is a must. The peaceful Windansea Beach is great for surfing or the Torrey Pines State Reserve offers scenic walks among the local wildlife. While summer is hot and sunny, spring and autumn are still pleasantly warm.
For cheap holidays to USA, consider the unique city of New Orleans. Steeped in culture and intrigue, New Orleans has a fantastic music scene, with jazz clubs and bluegrass venues. Cajun food and the French Quarter offer a glimpse of the varied backgrounds in the city. Spring and autumn are warm, but not as humid as summer, and winters are mild.
Visa and migration info
Most UK ePassport holders can get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Programme for USA holidays. There are some restrictions for people who have dual nationality or have recently visited certain countries. You should apply for an ESTA at least three days before you depart for America and it will allow you to stay for up to 90 days.