If you’re planning your next holiday and you’re thinking about visiting America, why not make the most of your time across the Atlantic and take in a couple of destinations in one holiday! In this blog post, we’re taking you through some seriously exciting holiday ideas. Here are 5 epic USA multi-centre holiday ideas.

1. New York City and Las Vegas

Probably the most iconic of twin-centers, New York and Las Vegas make the ultimate combination for a number of reasons. Both cities offer fantastic accommodation choice, excellent attractions, dining and shopping but they’re also so different from each other. In New York, explore iconic favourites such as Times Square, Central Park and popular attractions including the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock. In the evenings, head to Broadway and catch a spectacular musical or maybe even catch a hockey or basketball game at Madison Square Garden.

When you get to Las Vegas, be sure to explore the many attractions throughout the Las Vegas strip. The unique thing about Las Vegas is that the hotels are often attractions in themselves and are home to some of the best things to do. Watch the breath-taking Bellagio Fountains dance to music, enjoy a gondola ride through the canals of Venice in the Venetian Hotel and Casino or explore the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. In addition, some excellent Las Vegas attractions include the High Roller observation wheel, the Neon Museum is a must visit and if you have time, head to old Las Vegas – Freemont Street for a night of fun! Of course, Vegas is also known for its incredible shows, resident celebrity performances and its world-famous nightclub scene, all of which will enhance your holiday fun no end! Finally, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon, a wonder of the world that will take your breath away!

Suggested Trip Length:

  • New York: 3/4/5 nights
  • Las Vegas: 4 nights

2. San Francisco and Los Angeles

Two of California’s best cities, San Francisco and Los Angles make the perfect duo for those wanting to experience the best of the west! San Francisco, located in the North of California is a culturally diverse city that is home to a huge array of attractions. From the historic and eerie Alcatraz to the impressive Golden Gate Bridge, there is a lot to see and do here. Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, visit the famous Pink Ladies, ride on a Cable Car or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf for some food and to see some of the San Francisco sealions enjoying the day at Pier 39. The choice is endless. Other popular attractions include the Japanese Tea Garden, shopping in Union Square, watching cars tackle Lombard Street and if you want a taste of nature, head to Muir Woods National Monument to enjoy a walk through the gorgeous red wood forest.

When you visit Los Angeles, you will feel worlds away from San Francisco as the two cities couldn’t be more different. Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world and throughout its huge array of exciting neighbourhoods, you will find a huge array of attractions and opportunities to bump into a celebrity or two! While there, be sure to check out Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the iconic Santa Monica Pier. If you would like to experience a film/tv set first hand, there are also a huge array of tours you can enjoy including the Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood. And, if you fancy some thrills during your holiday, a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood is a must do, where they have recently just opened Super Nintendo World! The best thing about getting to San Francisco and Los Angeles on a holiday, is that Aer Lingus fly direct to both cities meaning each are just one flight away.

Suggested Trip Length:

  • San Francisco: 4/5 nights
  • Los Angeles: 3/4 nights

3. Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC

The east coast cities of the USA are some of the most iconic in the world and if you can’t choose which to visit, why not spend a few nights in each on your next holiday? Boston is a compact walkable city and home to a lot of things to do including the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Boston Tea Party Museum and the iconic Harvard University. The city is also loved by sports fans as it is home for some of the most iconic teams in basketball, hockey and baseball. While there, why not catch a Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins or Boston Celtics game! If you have the time, we also recommend you take a boat trip to nearby Salem to learn all about the famous Witch Trials and retrace the steps of the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus which was filmed and based in the picturesque town.

Philadelphia is another historic US city that will captivate you with its charm, history, culture and its Phili cheesesteak of course! While there, be sure to check out some of the city’s 4,000 murals, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Elfreth’s Alley and the Betsy Ross House. The shopping in Philadelphia is also fantastic so be sure to have some room in your suitcase!

In Washington, DC you can expect to enjoy a huge array of world-class museums, monuments, great food and excellent shopping. DC is a popular city for families as the Smithsonian Museums are all mostly free, and very educational making them a wonderful activity to enjoy as a family. Some of the most poplar Smithsonian Museums include Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian National Zoological Park and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Another must do in Washington, DC is the National Mall. Here you will find a large selection of monuments and green spaces. In the Spring time, be sure to check out the stunning cherry blossoms. Other must dos include visiting the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Suggested Trip Length:

  • Boston: 3 / 4 nights
  • Philadelphia: 3 / 4 nights
  • Washington DC: 3 / 4 nights

4. New York and Orlando

If you’re hoping to visit the USA with your family, this is the ultimate multi-center holiday! New York and Orlando are the perfect combination for those wanting to have nonstop things to do on your holiday. If you’ve been to either destination before, fear not, both New York and Orlando are constantly adding new attractions and things to do to make your trip be as exciting as ever!

In New York, hit up the iconic attractions we mentioned above and if you’re looking for some more unique or newer attractions check out the High Line walk atop of an abandoned train line, or step on board the impressive USS Intrepid Sea and Air Museum, an American military and maritime museum aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid. Visit Summit One Vanderbilt for an observation experience like no other,  or why not check out Little Island which is an artificial park built in the Hudson River at Pier 55.

In Orlando, whether it is your first time to visit or your tenth time, you know your trip is going to be full of laughs, memories and plenty of thrills! The city’s theme parks will be top of your bucket list and if you’ve never been, be sure to visit Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. But outside of these parks, check out ICON Park on International Drive to enjoy great food, shopping and plenty of attractions such as Sea Life, Madame Tussauds and more. The shopping in Orlando is also fantastic. With two Premium Outlet malls, two shopping malls and numerous shopping opportunities throughout all areas of the destination you will be spoilt for choice. If you have car hire during your holiday, why not head to Kennedy Space Center or one of the nearby beach destinations for a day on the coast. St. Pete/Clearwater and Daytona Beach are both just a short drive from Orlando.

Suggested Trip Length:

  • New York: 3/4/5 nights
  • Orlando: 7 / 10 nights plus

5. Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans

Get those cowboy boots on and get ready to embrace the music, food, history and hospitality of the American South on this epic multi-center holiday. The American South is a totally unique area of the USA and one that won’t compare to anywhere you have ever been. In Nashville, also known as Music City, you will get to enjoy everything country music. Catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry, tour the historic Ryman Auditorium, take a walk through the world of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and dance and sing the night away at a Honky Tonk on Broadway. Another must do experience in Nashville is a tour of the legendary Studio B. This studio is known as one of Elvis Presley’s favourite places to record and here you will learn all about his hits as well as Dolly Parton’s and many more.

In Memphis, the number one attraction that needs to be on your bucket list is Graceland, the home of the late Elvis Presley. Explore Elvis’ home and gardens and also his 1958 Convair 880 aircraft that he named after his daughter Lisa Marie. Other must see’s in Memphis include Sun Studio, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum.

If you’re heading to New Orleans, also known as NOLA, you’re in for a great time! This party centric city has a vibe all of its own and is the perfect stop on a Deep South holiday. Explore the unique architecture of the French Quarter, take in St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square and if you have time, why not head out to a nearby swamp and enjoy a airboat ride! New Orleans is also home to some great museums including The National WWII Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Suggested Trip Length:

  • Nashville 4/5 nights
  • Memphis: 2 nights
  • New Orleans 3 nights

While we have listed some fantastic multi-center holiday ideas for you in this post, our hugely passionate, USA Travel Experts can combine any destination for you, for any number of nights to suit your bucket list and your budget. For more information on any of the above, you can reach our team seven days a week on 01-6995329. Alternatively, learn more about holidays to America here.