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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Amangani

United States & Alaska

This rocky retreat at the foot of the Teton range makes for a fabulous mountain hideaway and the perfect base for skiing the snow-packed slopes of Jackson Hole. Contemporary and stylish w…

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Amangiri

Utah, United States & Alaska

Nestled amongst the luminous canyons of the Utah landscape is Amangiri; a sandstone pocket of peace in the centre of Navajo country that is still within easy each of the Grand Canyon, Bryce …

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BELMOND EL ENCANTO

United States & Alaska, California

Special offer: Book before 30th May to enjoy up to 30% off your stay. Valid on stays between 17th May - 31st December 2017. Belmond El Encanto captures the romance and glamour of the 192…

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Belmond El Encanto

United States & Alaska

Staying true to its Californian roots, Belmont El Encanto is a beautifully restored hotel combining cool glamour with laidback style. A landmark since the 1920s, this is one of the most icon…

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Beverly Hills Montage

United States & Alaska, California

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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Beverly Wilshire

United States & Alaska, California

Experience a slice of celebrity life at Beverly Wilshire (A Four Seasons Hotel) which has soothed the sleepy heads of Hollywood stars and the international elite since its opening in 1928. F…

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Calistoga Ranch

United States & Alaska, California

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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Carmel Valley Ranch

United States & Alaska, California

Carmel Valley Ranch, between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the leafy vineyards of Carmel, provides the chance of both exploration and relaxation. Covering 500 acres, it offers infinite op…

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Dream Downtown

United States & Alaska, New York

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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Fairmont Orchid

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

The Fairmont Orchid is set in a U shape so guests can make the most of the sea views. And it’s a wonderful design idea because this hotel, overlooking Pauoa Bay, boasts an impressive panor…

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Fasano Miami

United States & Alaska, Florida

*NEW FOR 2018*   Fasano takes its first step into the US with its much anticipated new development in Miami. The hotel's feel will be both relaxed and contemporary, with earthy-to…

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Four Seasons New York

United States & Alaska, New York

If you want to enjoy to the whirlwind of Manhattan, but have a serene and sophisticated place to come back to, then this popular Midtown stay is for you. Four Seasons New York sits in one of…

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Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

When it comes to wow-locations, it doesn't get much better than Hulopoe Bay, a marine sanctuary that draws spinner dolphins and humpback whales. And situated on a bluff there is Four Seasons…

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Four Seasons The Biltmore

United States & Alaska, California

A legend since opening in 1927, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore is a classic Spanish colonial estate infused with modern luxury. Located just steps away from one of the most beautiful beach…

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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

United States & Alaska, New York

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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Halekulani

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

The tropical Halekulani serves as a quiet and blissful sanctuary, a world away from the masses at Waikiki. Situated on the beachfront, the property has welcomed guests since 1883 when the or…

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Mandarin Oriental New York

United States & Alaska, New York

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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Post Ranch Inn

United States & Alaska, California

High atop the cliffs of Big Sur sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for the soul. Ideal for romance, relaxation or rejuvenation, this rustic and elegant resort is the ultimate destination for a…

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Shutters on the Beach

United States & Alaska, California

Blending laid back beach-house with luxury, Shutters on the Beach takes the craft of living well - and stylishly - seriously. Michael S. Smith, the Obama White House interior designer, overs…

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St. Regis Princeville

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

Welcome to tropical sophistication! A luxurious haven, The St. Regis Princeville Resort is located on Kaua’i’s north shore, on a lush green sea cliff with views of the Pacific Ocean and …

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

United States & Alaska, New York

It doesn’t get more Manhattan than The Carlyle; an emblem of New York glamour and luxury. Situated in the heart of the Upper East Side, the hotel is legendary for its discretion and grace …

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The Four Seasons, Hualalai

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

When you’re dreaming of a paradise island, it’s quite likely that you’ve got The Four Seasons Hualalai in your mind because this showpiece oceanfront resort captures the essence of Haw…

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The Greenwich Hotel

United States & Alaska, New York

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

United States & Alaska, New York

  Set in a landmark 1920's building, a minute’s walk from Central Park and Museum Mile, The Mark is a luxurious combination of old and new. Styled by French designer Jacques Grange…

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The Mercer

United States & Alaska, New York

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 Modern Honolulu

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

Say Aloha to The Modern Honolulu, a super-stylish escape combining calm with cool, and offering the ultimate in hip Hawaiian hospitality. The 535 rooms and suites are a glorious study in …

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The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

United States & Alaska, California

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

United States & Alaska, California

In a city of inimitable grace, style, and culture, The St. Regis stands above the competition, offering extraordinary hospitality with modern day sophistication. The hotel takes its inspirat…

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The St. Regis New York

United States & Alaska, New York

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

United States & Alaska, California

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

United States & Alaska, New York

Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York's most eccentric celebrities such as JFK, Bette Davis and Claudette Colbert. Grand, gracious, and famo…

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Travaasa Hana

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

Set among a wonderland of rainforest, with the huge volcano Haleakala in the background, Travaasa Hana transports you into an unspoiled paradise where the atmosphere is about as laid back as…

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