Renowned as the world’s most free-spirited city. From the diverse neighbourhoods to bayfront pleasureland and the off shore bulk of the Alcatraz prison, it is a city of unique charm and character. Restaurants and entertainment venues aplenty await travellers among the quirky Victorian buildings and crooked streets.
Vegas has been dubbed the entertainment capital of the world, since it is the only place where you can gamble in Ancient Egypt, fl oat along the canals of Venice, and party in Ancient Rome in one night. The casinos flourish, but the city is now a well-rounded destination which offers everything from wildlife viewing to theme park thrills, world class shows and spectacular night clubs. Las Vegas may be a man-made city, but once you leave the glitzy neon lights behind you will discover the wonderful natural attractions like the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam and the beautiful desert landscapes of Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park.
Los Angeles is an energetic, optimistic place brimming with possibility and sunshine. A city where people travel to realise their dreams and neighbourhoods like Beverley Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Venice Beach, Bel Air and Santa Monica are legendary, draw hordes of tourists to the stomping grounds of the favourite sitcoms. Los Angeles is a fabulous place for shopping, surfing and partying the night away.
Land of the “Midnight sun”. A land of vast natural splendour, abundant wildlife and few people. It offers unique experiences such as walking on unspoilt wilderness, spectacular cruising through the fjords of the Inside Passage and frontier towns rich in gold rush history. The number one attraction in the interior heartland is Denali National Park, with North America’s highest mountain, the snow-covered Mount McKinley. The population in Anchorage is a muddle of Alaskan indigenous people, oil workers, gold seekers, loggers and fishermen, together with moose and occasional bears that wanders into town. There are some excellent restaurants, museums, a Native Cultural Centre and shops that, together with its setting, make Anchorage a pleasant stop-over. Fairbanks is located on the Chena River and served as a trading post to early gold prospectors. Close to the Arctic region and North Slope oil fields, the town offers beautiful Alaskan scenery and excellent Northern Lights viewing.
Hawaii truly is a dream destination with breath-taking natural beauty and rich history. The six islands of Hawaii keep visitors awed and constantly intrigued. A large part of Hawaii’s appeal springs from its unique culture – it is certainly an American state like no other. With elaborate resorts, pristine beaches and wonderful golf facilities enticing glamorous travellers, quaint local towns and historical sites to occupy the culturally inclined, it truly is a space offering the best of relaxation. Unlike many tropical resort retreats, it has a distinct character beyond the beauty.