US Based Breaks
Considering planning a trip to the USA? This is a huge country with countless states to explore and get to know. Each offers something completely different, with its own culture, accent and way of life. It’s not all too surprising that it can be difficult to choose where you want to head. Here are some suggestions that can guide your decision making!
San Diego, California
San Diego is a city located on the Pacific Ocean coast of Southern California. It is immediately adjacent to the Mexico–United States border. This city is packed with different things to do. La Jolla Sea Cave is particularly popular. If you’re not afraid of getting wet, why not take a guided kayak tour there? If you prefer to stay dry, you can sail by on a guided cruise. Lucky tourists will spot some whales while they’re out on the water, so take your binoculars if you’re particularly eager to spot some. Take a moment to jump on the traditional hop on hop off trolley that takes you around the city. With 11 stops, you can also enjoy a guided audio tour.
Featuring on GoodHire’s list of the safest places in America, Westfield in Union County, New Jersey is located 16 miles southwest of Manhattan. This gives you close and easy access to the hustle and bustle of New York City, but somewhere to retreat to and relax when you need a break. Within Westfield itself, you can enjoy Tamaques Park, Yestercades and NosVino.
Key West, Florida
Key West is the southernmost point of the continental United States. It is located at the end of the Florida Keys, which is a chain of small, coral islands which extend from the southern tip of the State of Florida. One of the most popular activities to get involved with in Key West tends to be sailing. Join chartered boats where you can kick back and relax and enjoy the views. If you’re lucky, you may spot some dolphins! If you’re into literature, you may want to take some time to visit Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum. For nature, visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Wondering where New Orleans is? This is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located at the mouth of the great Mississippi-Missouri river system, it is closely bordered by Lake Pontchartrain to the north and lake Borgne to the east. When looking to stay here, consider stopping in the French quarter. This is the city’s oldest neighbourhood, also known as “the Vieux Carre”. Here, you will find stunning local architecture, plenty of history and culture, a showstopping choice of food and excellent live music. Mingle amongst an arrayed cast of characters ranging from long-time residents to helpful tour guides and amazing street performers.
Each of these locations will help you to plan a great trip with plenty to do and enjoy. Hopefully, at least one will appeal to you!