United States & Alaska

Overview

Huge and hugely varied, visitors to the United States have a lot of options to consider. It covers 3.79 million square miles, 50 states and 16 territories, 8 time zones and landscapes that range from Alaskan tundra to arid Arizona deserts to subtropical beaches in Florida. It’s probably the most multicultural nation on Earth, definitely the most diverse and from Manhattan’s Broadway to California’s highways, it offers a breadth of experiences unparalleled in the Western world. And whichever side of this young republic you see, make no mistake the USA will win you over.

Like so much in this huge and diverse country, America doesn’t do cities by half measures. From the movie-star good looks of LA to ceaseless rush of culture, art and cuisine in New York City, each enjoys its own very distinct flavour. Down in the south, the famous Floridian sunshine saturates Miami year-round, complementing its Latin American vibes.

The American reputation for glitz, glamour and entertainment does tend to prove itself to tourists attracted to the bright lights. Las Vegas may be the brightest of them all, and the streets of Hollywood reveal film industry relics on every corner. Family-orientated Orlando is the theme park capital of the planet, where the self-proclaimed ‘happiest place on earth’, Disney World, can be found with a dozen other theme park neighbours.

The natural wonders of America are extraordinary – and not just the famous tourist spots like Niagara Falls in the northeast and the Grand Canyon in the southwest. But also the arid deserts of Nevada, the bayous Louisiana or Everglades of Florida, the flat prairies of the Great Plains, the Mississippi, Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, Caribbean beaches in Florida, Pacific beaches in California… It’s no wonder that for many road trips represent the ultimate American travel experience.

Nowhere is the rugged outdoor American life better appreciated than in Colorado. Within the state’s border lie spectacular Rocky Mountain peaks, verdant national parks and charming alpine towns offering some of the best skiing the country. Way out west in California, arid deserts give way to the lush Sierra Mountain range. Nestled among the peaks is the Unesco-listed Yosemite National Park, remarkably rich in bio diversity and the ideal setting for outdoor adventure, from rock climbing to horse riding and kayaking.

With Lightfoot Travel’s tailor-made approach, your luxury holiday to America will be designed to meet to your exact requirements. Our USA experts are extensively travelled and will use their own experience to offer impartial advice on what to include in your itinerary and where to stay.

United States & Alaska Regions

Hawaii

Hawaii has long been the poster child for tropical, golden-sand beach bliss. But stretch beneath the surface and you’ll find a vibrant mix of Polynesian, Asian and American cultures, spect…

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Alaska

Alaska is a diverse and epic landscape, home to deep alpine forests, smouldering volcanoes, iconic wildlife and half of the world’s glaciers. Through our partnership with Lindblad Expediti…

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New York

New York City, you know it well: yellow cabs gridlocked on neat gridiron streets; neon-lit Times Square, Fifth Avenue, the Rockefeller Center; experimental fashion; Wall Street; never sleepi…

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Florida

World-class family entertainment, golden beaches and year-round sunshine make the Sunshine State a go to destination in the USA.

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California

Way out west, the Golden State of California has long represented the American Dream, with its bronzed good looks, laid-back lifestyle, glamour and wealth.

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United States & Alaska Itineraries

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Beverly Hills Montage

California, United States & Alaska

This luxury boutique hotel is set in lush, landscaped gardens in the famed Beverly Hills' Golden Triangle in Los Angeles, California. Beverly Hills Montage has an air of refined elegance and…

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Calistoga Ranch

California, United States & Alaska

This 157-acre luxury boutique resort is tucked away in a secluded canyon, just outside the historic town of Calistoga, in California’s famed Napa Valley. Designed in harmony with the br…

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Dream Downtown

New York, United States & Alaska

Situated between the trendy Meatpacking District and the chic Chelsea neighbourhood, in America’s capital, New York, Dream Downtown is an ultra-stylish, luxury boutique hotel. It features …

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Four Seasons New York

New York, United States & Alaska

Rising majestically above New York’s premiere shopping and business district in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Four Seasons Hotel New York is the tallest hotel in the city. Its elegant ma…

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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

New York, United States & Alaska

This luxury boutique hotel is situated in the trendy Meatpacking district in downtown Manhattan, New York. Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC combines a hip downtown vibe with uptown luxury an…

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Mandarin Oriental New York

New York, United States & Alaska

This luxury hotel is situated at the top of the Time Warner Center, in midtown Manhattan, offering breathtaking views across the Hudson River, Central Park and the city’s glittering skylin…

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The Greenwich Hotel

New York, United States & Alaska

This luxury boutique hotel is owned by Robert De Niro and is situated in TriBeCa in downtown Manhattan, in America’s capital, New York. The Greenwich Hotel’s red brick exterior blends in…

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The Mark Hotel

New York, United States & Alaska

This luxury boutique hotel is situated on the corner of Madison Avenue in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, in New York. The Mark Hotel is housed in a magnificent 1920’s …

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The Mercer

New York, United States & Alaska

This luxury boutique hotel is situated in a six-storey, landmark Romanesque building in the heart of SoHo, Manhattan, one of New York’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, The Mercer is sister …

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The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

California, United States & Alaska

This award-winning luxury hotel is set within a 1909 neoclassical landmark in the exclusive Nob Hill neighbourhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco in California. The Ritz-Carlton, San…

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The St. Regis New York

New York, United States & Alaska

The St. Regis New York is situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan, in America’s capital. Housed in a 1904 landmark building, this recently revamped, luxury hotel combines old-world sple…

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The St. Regis San Francisco

California, United States & Alaska

The St. Regis San Francisco hotel is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the vibrant SoMA district overlooking the city. It enjoys an enviable artsy location with the Museum of the African D…

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The Surrey

New York, United States & Alaska

The Surrey hotel is situated in the prestigious Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York. This luxury boutique hotel was built in 1926 as a residence hotel in America’s capital and has been …

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