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USA Holidays

There is nowhere quite like America. A kaleidoscopic patchwork of traditions, languages, distinct food cultures, fantastic music and striking ethereal landscapes, the USA is a remarkable, and often contradictory, land.

Where else can you mingle with celebrities in Los Angeles one day, then locals in a rural Louisiana jazz club the next? Enjoy a traditional Southern barbecue or fabulous seafood in a quaint New England fishing town? Experience the wilderness of a national park, stand in the heart of pulsating downtown Manhattan then gaze at Plymouth Rock or NASA’s futuristic space centre?

Hit the road and follow Route 66 through the heart of the Midwest, visit the Grand Canyon, the bright lights of Las Vegas and the astonishing national parks of Arizona and Utah, travel through the countryside of Upstate New York and stay on a traditional family-run Rocky Mountain ranch. Food and music lovers should make for Nashville and Memphis then explore the Deep South or why not drive California’s epic coastal roads and over the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco. Those looking for the ultimate adventure should head to wild and remote Alaska.

At Pettitts Travel, we have been planning unique and tailor-made USA holidays for over 30 years. 

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The USA is so big and diverse you can visit time and time again, gaining a different perspective and experience with every visit. Whether travelling to the US for the first or fifth time, Pettitts Travel can assist in creating the perfect holiday tailored to suit your exact requirements. We offer various styles of travel whilst in America including fly-drives and rail journeys, however our most popular style of travel in the US is self-drive holidays. Hiring a car in the US is a great way of seeing the country independently, covering long distances and exploring off-the-beaten track. Our USA self-drive holidays typically include all accommodation, international flights, car hire and some sightseeing. By booking with Pettitts Travel you will be provided with round the clock support and assistance.

Although all our arrangements are tailor-made, many clients find inspiration from the itineraries on our website and adapt them to fit their requirements. If you are looking for a self-drive holiday to the US, our Coastal California and Las Vegas trip is perfect for first-timers, or the Ultimate Deep South Road Trip is another great option. For self-drive trips on the East Coast, why not explore Georgia and the Carolinas, or sun kissed Florida in our Miami and the Keys Road Trip. Alternatively, for spectacular autumnal foliage take a look at Fall Colours of New England, or if you’d prefer to travel by train, East Coast Cities by Rail is a fantastic choice. We also have plenty of options on the West Coast including the Pacific Northwest and Yellowstone and the National Parks of Western USA. Pettitts Travel are also experienced in organising Route 66 self-drive trips as well as Ranch holidays in the US and Canada.

Places to visit in USA

America is large, diverse and full of unique experiences and natural beauty. Eastern USA is brimming with iconic cities and historical landmarks with a highlight being New England where you will find quaint country inns, stunning autumnal foliage and the rugged Atlantic coastline. Midwest America sees the starting point of Route 66 in Chicago whilst the Deep South is a world of superb Southern cuisine, an unrivalled musical heritage and charming antebellum homes. Don your cowboy boots if you choose to travel to the wild west as many of our recommended ranches are based in the Western USA and Rocky Mountains. California is fantastic for road trips with its fabulous cities and stunning coastal roads or head north to Alaska, America’s last frontier, with its diverse wildlife and striking mountainous scenery.

When to Visit usa

With its diverse terrains and differing topography, this substantial country is a year-round destination where weather patterns and climatic systems can vary at both a national and state level. As a general rule, spring and autumn are the best times of year to visit due to milder temperatures whilst the summer months can be hot, and sometimes, very humid. In many parts of the country, winter ushers in extremely cold conditions – especially in more mountainous regions. Away from the lower 48 states, Hawaii has a tropical climate with little range in temperatures, although December to April is slightly cooler and wetter. Due to its size, Alaska’s climate is extreme and varies greatly but, typically, summers are warm with long days and winters harsh and, in some places, exceptionally severe.

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Essential Information

Capital: Washington DC

Main Language: English

Time Zone: GMT -5 / GMT -10

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

USA Cities

USA Cities

Big, bold and beautiful, the US is home to hundreds of cities – an eclectic mix of large, small, cosmopolitan and traditional. Perhaps one of America’s most recognisable cities is New York – this energetic and eclectic destination boast glistening skyscrapers, world-class art museums, an exciting food scene and iconic landmarks. Outside of NYC, there are several other must-visit cities that are situated in the north-eastern corner including historic Boston and Philadelphia, and of course the capital, Washington D.C. which is home to many cultural delights such as the White House and Capitol Building. Texas and the Deep South is defined by its cities with New Orleans, Memphis, Austin, Savannah, Nashville, Houston and Charleston all offering something different yet still sharing common cultural traits, especially with regards to music. To the west, California and the West Coast offer some of the country’s most forward thinking and diverse cities such as San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and LA.

NATIONAL PARKS OF THE USA

The US is home to an awe-inspiring 63 national parks, all of which have been designated for their natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, unique geological features and recreational activities. From the remote wilderness of Alaska's Denali National Park to the rainbow pools and geysers of Yellowstone in Wyoming, the USA National Park network showcases the very best America has to offer. Western USA boasts a large concentration of parks including Utah’s dramatic red rocks and canyons at parks such as Zion and Bryce Canyon as well as California’s Yosemite National Park which is home to glistening lakes and emerald forests. The East Coast also houses several impressive parks; the Everglades in Florida, Hot Springs in Arkansas and the spectacular Great Smoky Mountains that straddles North Carolina and Tennessee. The best way to explore the national parks of America is on a tailor-made self-drive tour in the USA – speak to our Travel Specialists who will be delighted to assist you.

NATIONAL PARKS OF THE USA

USA Holiday Review

Just to let you know our holiday was fantastic! We had a brilliant time as always and we were very impressed with the hotels. The service we recieve from Pettitts Travel is always second to none and, as usual, we were very happy. We wouldnt want to use anyone else. I will be in touch will another one soon. Thank you again for the great service.

FP & BP - USA - July 2022

Accommodation in USA

The range of accommodation in the USA is vast and varied. From charming family-run homestays, simple motels and luxurious hotels to atmospheric national park lodges, rural ranches and picturesque campsites, there is something for everyone. Hotel options, in particular, are comprehensive with a full spectrum of national and international chains present throughout the country. Ranch accommodation can be found in the Rockies and southwestern states, each unique and offering varying types of experiences. Dude ranches offer a range of activities and the chance to experience ranch life, whilst working ranches cater to the more adventurous as guests take an active part in the ranch operation. Guest and resort ranches offer more comfortable accommodation and are family friendly.

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