Inspiring • Authentic • Tailor-Made

01892 515 966

Now is the time to explore North America

Author: Charlotte Boswell

Big, bold and beautiful, there has never been a better time to explore North America.

Currently two of our most popular holiday destinations, the USA and Canada are already top of many people’s travel lists for 2022. So, whether you are looking for sun-kissed beaches or snow-capped mountain peaks, cosmopolitan cities or breathtaking national parks, a memorable wildlife experience or epic overland road trip adventure, the USA and Canada really do have it all.

1 California

California
California

The Golden State of California stretches from the turquoise seas of the Pacific to the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Home to iconic cities, nine national parks, world-class resorts and one of the world's greatest coastal roads, California often feels more like a country. Explore the colourful streets of San Francisco, visit historic Alcatraz and gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge, sample local produce in the winelands of northern California or visit the gold rush towns of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Follow iconic Highway 1 on the ultimate road trip as it winds its way along the spectacular Pacific coast from Monterrey and Big Sur to Los Angeles, for lovers of the great outdoors, discover the other-worldly landscapes of Yosemite and Death Valley national parks.

If you are planning to the wonderful state of California, as USA travel experts, we can create a tailor-made holiday to the USA to your exact requirements.

2 Route 66

Route 66
Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 as you travel from Chicago through the heart of America to Los Angeles. A memorable and nostalgic journey, follow America’s beloved ‘Mother Road’ which stretches 2,448 miles, crossing eight states and three time zones. Experience spectacular scenery, iconic landmarks, true hospitality, famous national parks and quintessential Americana culture. Route 66 was one of the original US highways and played an integral role as the main route for migrants travelling west to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. With sections of the road now protected and numerous landmarks, hotels, diners and signs preserved, experience the culture and diversity of this great nation on an epic cross-country road trip of a lifetime.

Speak to one of our Route 66 travel experts who can offer advice on all aspects of the trip from car hire and accommodation to the best things to see and do.

3 Ranch Holidays

Ranch Holidays
Ranch Holidays

Whether you are a novice rider looking to learn, an advanced rider who wants to perfect your equine skills or are seeking that traditional cowboy experience, we feature a collection of hand-picked ranches to showcase the different types of accommodation and locations available across North America. A working ranch where guests are involved in the day to day duties of the operation will offer the most authentic experience for experienced riders who are seeking a hands on approach. Alternatively, resort ranches offer a more comfortable alternative with high-end accommodation, quality dining and some simple riding. The final two types of ranch accommodation are guest and rude ranches. There are many similarities between them and both sit somewhere between a working and resort ranch. Both offer a good mixture of riding and ranch activities, however, guest ranches tend to be more informal with horses often the only livestock whilst dude ranches provide a broader range of activities to cater for a wider audience.

Our Ranch specialists would be delighted to match your interests and requirements to the right ranch. Contact our travel experts to start planning your Ranch holiday. 

Speak to a travel expert

Speaking to one of our experienced sales consultants is the best way to begin your USA or Canada holiday.

It allows us to answer any questions you may have as well as make suggestions and recommendations for your planned trip.

We are available on evenings and weekends by prior appointment so please do not hesitate to book a call in with us at a time convenient to you.

Book An Appointment

4 British Columbia

British Columbia
British Columbia

British Columbia is one of Canada's most loved provinces. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Canadian Rockies and north to the Yukon and Alaska, it certainly is an incredibly diverse area. Blessed with some of the most beautifuul - and accessible- scenery in Canada, British Columbia is best explored by road and numerous wilderness areas and state parks can easily be reached from cosmopolitan Vancouver. This vibrant city has something to offer everyone – lovely parks, world-class attractions and great food. British Columbia is also home to the country's premium winter sports capital, Whistler, whilst Vancouver Island offers an interesting history and unrivalled marine life. The interior of British Columbia, with its vast mountain ranges, dense emerald forests and pristine blue lakes offers spectacular scenery at every turn and there are few better ways to experience this than on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. For outdoor enthusiasts there is excellent hiking and abundant wildlife whilst, for the less intrepid, the pretty Okanagan valley is renowned for its vineyards.

Contact our Canada travel experts to start planning your tailor-made holiday in British Columbia.

5 Western USA

Western USA
Western USA

Encompassing the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, this expansive and desolate region remains an isolated frontier land. Prominent Native American history, barren flatlands and breathtaking red-rock landscapes evoke images of the American west. It is also an area of top-secret bases, alleged extra-terrestrial life and the all-singing, all-dancing entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. The region's national parks are a major draw, especially for outdoor and adventure lovers. From Arizona’s majestic Grand Canyon to the stunning geology of Utah’s Zion National Park and the vivid-red sandstone sculptures of Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, the landscapes are out of this world.

Discover more about a tailor-made holiday in Western USA by contacting our travel experts.

6 Deep South

Deep South
Deep South

There’s nowhere on the American mainland that has such a distinct and strong identity as the region that makes up the Deep South. Conjuring images of smoky jazz and blues bars, finger-picking country music venues, barbecues, all-American diners, cowboys and cattle ranches, the southern states offer easy living and legendary hospitality. Music brings the region together - Nashville is the home of country music, Memphis heartland of the blues and location of Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate, New Orleans is famed for its jazz and zydeco, and Austin in Texas has over 200 live music venues.

If you are looking for a Deep South holiday, speak to our travel experts for more information.

7 Self-Drive Holidays

Self-Drive Holidays
Self-Drive Holidays

There are few better places in the world than the USA for a self-drive holiday. Scenic highways criss-cross the length and breadth of the country linking the country's most iconic cities and travelling through breathtaking national parks and spectacular scenery. Drive Highway 1 and the PCH between San Francisco and Los Angeles for extraordinary views of Pacific Coast – or travel inland through Western USA and discover the incredibly diverse and otherworldly landscapes of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The colourful states of the Deep South combine history and culture with a vibrant musical heritage whereas New England is known for its picturesque coastal scenery and quaint seaside towns.

We have many years' experience in creating tailor-made self-drive holidays, contact one of our travel experts for all the inside knowledge and expertise when planning this type of holiday.

8 Quebec

Quebec
Quebec

Located in eastern Canada, Quebec is a dynamic and predominately French-speaking province. With a diverse range of culture, habitats and climates, Quebec ranges from mountainous terrain and dense forests which protect great biodiversity in both animal and plant life, to historic cities and urban areas. The province’s two largest cities – Montreal and Quebec City - are culturally rich and with a deep-rooted Francophone heritage. Modern Montreal is Quebec’s largest city with a contemporary skyscraper-filled skyline, stylish restaurants and a sophisticated riverside scene. In contrast, Quebec City boasts a charming UNESCO protected old town with many historic sites and attractions.

Discuss your Quebec holiday plans with one of our travel experts.

Speak to a travel expert

Speaking to one of our experienced sales consultants is the best way to begin your USA or Canada holiday.

It allows us to answer any questions you may have as well as make suggestions and recommendations for your planned trip.

We are available on evenings and weekends by prior appointment so please do not hesitate to book a call in with us at a time convenient to you.

Book An Appointment

9 New England

New England
New England

Six historic states make up the picturesque region of New England - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Boston, with its colonial era homes, world-class museums and galleries and leading restaurants, is undoubtedly New England’s focal and starting point. From here head out to the scenic fishing villages of Cape Cod, take a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, spot whales off the coast and eat some of the finest seafood in the country. Known throughout the world for its spectacular autumn colours and fall foliage, the region’s forested, mountainous interior also offers plenty for those looking for outdoor adventure.

Contact our travel specialists to start your New England holiday enquiry.

10 Florida

Florida
Florida

Boasting year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, Cuban culture and evergreen wetlands, Florida has it all. Stretching from the sun-kissed keys in the Caribbean Sea to the large forests that skirt the Deep South, Florida’s landscapes and cities are diverse and exciting. Explore vibrant Miami which is a melting pot of Latin and American cultures and home to stunning beaches, art-deco architecture and Cuban street food. Orlando offers many world-class attractions and theme parks perfect for a family holiday, whilst Sanibel and Crystal River offer pristine wildlife experiences.

For holidays to Florida, contact our travel experts who will be delighted to help. 

Holiday Suggestions

Keep In Touch With Pettitts Travel

Sign up for our weekly travel ideas by email, keeping you up to date and inspiring you with ideas, information and suggestions for your next holiday.

Sign Up

Follow Us

Head Office: 8-9 Orchard Business Centre, North Farm Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent, TN2 3XF

Contact Us

Contact Us

01892 515 966

Close

Speak to one of our Travel Consultants (* fields are required)

I would like to receive news and special offers