As travelling becomes much more affordable and many places are opening up to cater for tourists, it is no wonder that people are starting to visit multiple destinations when going on holiday, having the facility to move from place to place and experience an array of cultures and tastes is really what travelling is all about, here are some of the most popular multi-destination holiday ideas in America to help inspire your next big adventure.
The United States has some of the most breath-taking and exciting destinations, we shall share with you some of the best places to check out, and what they have to offer for you and the whole family. From the buzz and energy of Las Vegas to a wanderlust of beaches in a tropical paradise, America has it all.
The Golden Triangle
You may have heard of the east Asian golden triangle, but have you heard of the American golden triangle? Taking this journey is a must do on the bucket list, as you get to encounter three of the most vibrant and thrilling cities in the USA.
You will be in awe, but also have a sense of familiarity and excitement in these places; especially if you have grown up with Hollywood blockbusters. The golden triangle is the perfect Multi-destination holiday idea for anyone wanting to hit up the big three.
Start by visiting the warm streets of San Francisco, take a cable car and enjoy the city how it was meant to be enjoyed, slowly. Take your family over to the infamous Alcatraz prison and soak in the history, just don’t forget to bring the kids back! San Francisco has plenty of parks, but the Alamo Square is the most well known in the area. This park is perfect for a family picnic and on a clear day, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid building and the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Enjoy a brisk walk or a leisurely cycle? San Francisco is soon to have an impressive 500-mile cycle path around the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Currently, you can have the choice of many routes that cross very different terrains from urban city streets to impressive bridge crossings, all the way to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. If you make it this far make sure you see a sunset at the stunning Golden Gate Bridge.
Next on the list is Vegas, man’s ingenuity in a nutshell. A perfect mix of refined luxury and comic kitsch. Las Vegas is known for being the entertainment capital of the world, and the playground of America.
Explore the jaw-dropping neon strip that stretches for 6km! Lined with Casinos, Hotels and attractions, Las Vegas is the extravaganza of adult entertainment and family favourites, so what is there to do? You won't get hungry or bored with kilometres of restaurants, theme parks and street shows.
There are iconic American activities for all the family, why not head off to one of Las Vegas’s infamous shooting ranges to try a hand at wild west shooting; explore Vegas’s Madam Tussaud's, and enjoy a ‘Frozen hot chocolate’ at Serenity 3, New York’s famous ice cream parlour, dropped right in the middle of the strip.
If all that glitz and glamour becomes a bit too much, surprisingly just 30km out of town you can discover the snow-covered Mt.Charleston, for some fun in the powder and ski park, or perhaps just a relaxing hike to take in the stunning views.
No trip to America is complete without visiting sunny California, and the sun-drenched stretch of Los Angeles, LA is the home of Hollywood, celebrities, sun, good food and beautiful beaches; if you and the family are movie buffs, or just after some unforgettable entertainment then take a tour of one of the famous production studios, like Warner Brothers or Paramount Pictures. Don’t forget to grab a celebrity home map and see if you can get a selfie with your favourite movie star.
LA is the city of good health, so expect to see a lot of people sunning themselves and taking part in outdoor activities all over town; rent a bike for you and the family and take an unforgettable ride along the very popular coastal route of Santa Monica, and after a long day riding along the golden sand you’re going to get hungry, LA is a hub for great food of all kinds, so whether you want a refreshing smoothie, world class sushi or a classic American rack of ribs and 10 cent wings, you are going to find something here.
Hawaii, Maui & Oahu
Another great multi-destination holiday idea is Hawaii; surrounded by endless blue ocean, Hawaii and its sister islands are a true Polynesian paradise that we believe everyone should have the pleasure of visiting.
Of all the multi-destination holiday ideas, Hawaii and its sister islands have something for everyone, and everything there is quite simply worlds class! Surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, paddle boarding, amazing nightlife and food are all top notch and only scrape the surface of what can be discovered, there is even a place where you can board a submarine for an underwater cruise around islands such as Oahu, or you could even jump on a yacht for a sunset dinner cruise.
Head to Maui for an unworldly experience, the island is suited more for couples looking for that special break as the island is pretty relaxed and chilled out compared to the others, you will find miles of tropical beauty, a wealth of history and succulent foods on every street and beach hut. Maui is loved for its sense of aloha, it celebrates and beams with Hawaiian culture, the native language is spoken everywhere, and it is the island that has that real feeling of travelling to another country. The island has held onto its true Polynesian roots, there is nothing quite like enjoying a cocktail on an evening luau, with the sound of a conch shell starting an outrigger canoe race silhouetted by a warm red sunset.
Oahu or ‘Little LA’ bustles with plenty of energy, you can still find those quiet places for some peace and 'me time’ but mainly, this is the island you want to go for to see the vast array of attractions on offer, there is a ton of fun excursions and adventures to be had here.
You could spend a whole day at the Kualoa Adventure Ranch, where everyone can rent an ATV and go exploring the 4,000-acre ranch. There is horseback riding for all levels, through the Hakipu’u Valley and historic WW2 bunkers. Have a movie set tour through such sets as Jurassic park! Or you could board a catamaran and take a scenic cruise along Kane’ohe Bay.
Don’t miss out on snorkelling at Hanauma Bay and look at the stunning volcanic formations underwater and try and spot schools of colourful fish. As this bay has an inner and an outer reef, it is perfect for the little ones and advanced skin divers alike.
The Hawaiian islands are simply an unmissable experience, the perfect balance of culture and fun makes this place one of the best multi-destination holiday ideas within the Americas.