Yoga, Hike and Bubbly
Recharge and reinvigorate on this Yoga Hike wellness tour. Yoga Hike. We start our day at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, where a short hike through the majestic redwoods brings us to our Yoga venue, the incredible outdoor amphitheater located in the park. There you will participate in ...
Travel Dates: 1 July - 31 December 2020
Bay in a Day & Alcatraz Tour
Enjoy an easy pickup at (or nearby) your hotel. Meet your know-it-all-guide. As you settle into your seat, meet the other guests. Ask them where they're from. Tour SOMA, the financial district, San Fransisco's Waterfront & the Ferry Building. Enjoy a quick stop & get some coffee & breakfast pastr...
Travel Dates: 1 April - 31 December 2020
Yosemite & Giant Sequoia Tour from San Francisco
Towering granite cliffs and Giant Sequoias headline this one-day Yosemite tour from San Francisco. Expert guides will make sure you dont miss the history, geology, wildflowers and wildlife that have made this glacier-carved valley the jewel of Americas national park system. Your Yosemite Giant Se...
Travel Dates: 1 July 2020 - 31 March 2021
Grand Canyon West Rim Tour
The Grand Canyon West Rim Tour by Adventure Photo Tours takes you from Las Vegas to FIVE awesome & breathtaking locations including the Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point, Guano Point, Hualapai Ranch and the Magnificent Hoover Dam (photo stop). In addition to these FIVE wonderful locations, you may ...
Travel Dates: 1 July - 31 December 2020
3 Day Disneys Magic Your Way Base Ticket
Visit a selection of the 4 must-see Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks with the Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Base Ticket. Discover all that Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park have to offer, from Disney characters and movie magic to e...
Travel Dates: 1 February - 31 December 2020
New York Explorer (3 Days)(Single Room,Start New York City, End New York City)
This short but oh so sweet Big Apple adventure puts you in the heart of Manhattan with your very own New York CityPASS. This will get you access to...
Travel Dates: From 07/04/2020 to 02/04/2021
Home to the Big Apple, the White House, the Grand Canyon and more
Take a trip to the Grand Canyon, check out the presidential profiles at Mount Rushmore, indulge your inner child at Disneyland, or witness the intensity of the majestic Niagara Falls. Time your United States holiday just right and you can be partying at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, taking in the vibe of the Coachella Musical Festival or watching the leaves change colour during fall in New England.
While the East coast and the West coast of America jostle for pole position, you don't have to choose a winner. Criss-cross America to take in the frontier landscape of the Mid-West and Great Plains. Travel down the west from Seattle through so-hip-right-now Portland and San Francisco to the Southwest cities of Las Vegas and Santa Fe. On the Atlantic side, salsa from Miami through the Deep South to Washington D.C. and then up to New York and Boston.
When is the best time to travel to the States?
The U.S. is a large country with a varied climate. Depending on the activities that you are looking to take part in, the country is enjoyable anytime of year. Generally speaking the ‘low season’ is considered to be the northern hemisphere winter (November to February). Depending on where you are travelling to it may be snowing so the demand for seats could be lower. If you’re travelling for winter sports or skiing, this may actually be the busy season for such destinations as Denver, Aspen, Vail and the many other winter holiday destinations. Winter can also be a great time to travel to the sunny destinations of Florida, Texas and the southwest where warm days and cool nights can be enjoyed.
The U.S.A. celebrates many different holidays. They offer a glimpse into the culture and can be some of the best times of the year to travel! Americans know how to decorate and they enjoy getting into the celebratory spirit.
Thanksgiving - (fourth Thursday of November each year) is the busiest time of travel. Even more so than Christmas as Americans have a four day holiday. It’s also a huge shopping experience with sales from every retailer over Black Friday (equivalent to the Boxing Day sales in Australia).
Christmas - While not a long work holiday period for American’s, this can be a super time to experience American hospitality. Streets are decorated and the festive spirit abounds. There is nothing as spectacular as enjoying a white Christmas in great cities like New York or Chicago.
Halloween - (31 October) Halloween is a country wide celebration. Although not a public holiday it’s one of the most spectacular times of the year to visit as autumn (locally known as ‘Fall’) leaves begin to fall. The trees are turning brown and every street corner is decorated with ghoulish scenes. Look out for the trick-or-treaters though; you are better off giving a treat then receiving a trick.
CONSULTANT TIP: Where possible try to avoid school holidays and major holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving to help secure a lower airfare. The summer school holidays in the U.S. are June, July and August and considered peak times of travel.
Have you considered a cruise?
There is nothing more relaxing then sailing the high seas. Unpack just once and enjoy the rest of your cruise in all its relaxing splendour. Best of all, your entertainment and food comes in the one ticket price. Cruises are a great way to see multiple destinations and visit exotic ports along the way, making it a convenient, cost effective way to see the world.
Several cruise lines sail between Australia and the U.S.A. via ports in such beautiful places like New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti and more.
For the ultimate in Trans-Pacific luxury, talk to us about a cruise on Cunard’s famous Queen Mary 2 or Queen Victoria from Los Angeles to Sydney. Why not fly one way and cruise home? You may be surprised at just how affordable this can be. Come in and ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert for a quote today.