Top American Cities For Short Breaks


Have you been trying to decide where to head for your next getaway but you have exhausted all your searches and still haven’t nailed down a place? Instead of heading to another island for a holiday or short break, why not consider a city break? Tired of what Europe has to offer? Head stateside! Here are the top city break locations in the United States, so get those bags packed. You will want to jet off after reading this! But before you rush off and book ahead, be sure to fill in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) form and get your visa approval underway for a seamless travel experience.

New York

The Big Apple, NYC, and just about any other name you can come up with to describe this vibrant east coast metropolis is one of the hottest locales to take off to for a city break for any length of time. While the flight time from London is around 8 hours, spending a couple of days in this spectacular city is a great way to get away and do something a bit different. This time of year, with the leaves in Central Park changing colour, means that you will be treated to some rather fantastic sights. Be sure to take a boat tour of the harbour and check out Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and do not miss One World Trade Centre for the incredible panoramic views and sombre 9/11 memorial. For an added bonus, if you’re planning a winter getaway, ice skating at Rockefeller Centre is one of the must do’s in the city. Wrap up warm!

Los Angeles

What better way to hobnob with celebs than by hitting Sunset Boulevard and checking out the usual celebrity haunts in LA? Hit up the Santa Monica pier, walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame and save up some extra pennies to have a night out dining at Mr Chows, famed for its celeb sightings. Take in a breakfast at the Chateau Marmot, another celebrity magnet and see how many famous faces you can count! Take a tour of celebrity homes in the Hollywood Hills or just while away the hours on the beach. Either way, LA has something for everyone. Flights from London Heathrow to LAX average around 11 hours, so to maximise and truly enjoy the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps, plan for five days or more.

Washington, DC

With only around an 8 hour flight time from London, Washington, DC is another great city for those who want to do something a bit new and unusual. Home to the President of the United States as well as some seriously interesting monuments to Presidents past such as Washington and Lincoln, DC is a gorgeous city with tons of history as well as contrasts between new and old. The perfect place for a city break, along with its close proximity to gorgeous cities like Alexandria in the state of Virginia.

So there you have a couple of great cities you should check out the next time you fancy something a bit different for your autumn break. Don’t hesitate to book those tickets – the States await!

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