Top 5 Stateside Destinations

Whether you are looking to explore, relax or shop, a trip to the United States can cover all bases. From the bright lights of New York City, to the beaches of San Diego, you'll be sure to find something to suit your holiday needs. Have a look at our top five destinations in the USA.

1. New York City, New York

New York is a sightseers paradise, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square are a must see. You'll find tourist buses all over the city, they can be the best way to see the city as they'll stop at all of the main attractions and you can simply hop on and off. If you'd rather avoid the tourist rush and explore other areas of the city why not pick a neighbourhood and check out the local shops and restaurants. Wherever you decide to go in New York-you won't be disappointed and you'll leave with a list of things to see next time around.

Places to visit: Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Bridge

2. Honolulu, Hawaii

In Honolulu you'll find everything from world class shopping to historic landmarks. It's the main place to visit if you are looking for art, culture and entertainment. Honolulu is also a popular surfing destination; even new surfers are welcomed as there is no shortage of instructors just waiting for keen students. Swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, or just sunbathing… it's all available in Honolulu

Places to visit: Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Manoa falls, Outrigger Catamaran

3. San Francisco, California

The most recognisable attraction in San Francisco has to be the Golden Gate Bridge, and it is one of the main road routes into the city. During the day you might want to pay the Fisherman's Wharf a visit, where you'll find street entertainers, visit museums or even take a boat trip to visit the famous Alcatraz Prison. Why not ride a cable car or take a stroll around the Presido, at night you won't be short of places to eat as San Francisco boasts a wide variety of seafood restaurants. Finish the night off with a visit to the cities many bars or hit some of the many clubs on the west coast.

Places to visit: Alcatraz Prison, Chinatown, Cable Car Museum, Mission District

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas has been called the entertainment capital of the world, it is famously known for its breathtaking hotels, shopping and nightlife, and has been nicknamed as ‘the city that never sleeps' by its many visitors. As well as casino's, most hotels offer pool areas, restaurants, and designer shops. If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the strip why not visit the out of town shopping outlets where you'll be sure to grab a bargain, or even go on a day trip to the nearby Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.

Places to visit: Bellagio Fountains, Vegas indoor skydiving, Love-Cirque du Soleil

5. San Diego, California

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby LA? With its ideal climate, miles of beaches and laid back attitude San Diego might be the place for you. Why not check out the classic Californian beaches or many of the nearby amusement parks. The world famous San Diego Zoo and Seaworld is a must see for kids of all ages. Nightlife comes in the form of beachside restaurants and bars, live music, and a varied cuisine from Chinese to Mexican.

Places to visit: National Comedy Theatre, Balboa Park, Pacific Surf School, Torry Pines State Reserve