America is the most popular long-haul destination for British holidaymakers and it’s really not hard to see why. The USA has an impressive diversity of landscapes, iconic cultural sights, friendly people and delicious food.
New York is an obvious starting point, a 24/7 hit of street-level thrills and high culture. You can arrive on a transatlantic cruise.
A good place to start your holiday in New York is Rochester, which is renowned for its innovation and history of being the biggest flour supplier in the United States.
Visitors can experience a delightful encounter with Rochester’s beautiful gardens at the 150-acre Highland Park and its world-class arboretum or at Durant Eastman Park’s 977-acre waterfront grounds.
Those looking for the perfect adventure at Rochester can set off on the 24-mile multi-use Genesee Riverway Trail or venture off onto the picturesque walking trails of Cobbs Hill Park.
A visit to Rochester is not complete without a visit to the Rochester City Ballet, an award-winning performing company of contemporary ballets, while thrill seekers should definitely spend a day at the Seabreeze Amusement Park, one of New York’s oldest amusement parks.
Then, there is Brooklyn with its prominent culture and hip movements are well loved, and during your holiday there you are bound to make some of your fondest memories.
Start your visit to Brooklyn at the iconic Luna Park on Coney Island, an amusement park home to the historic Cyclone Roller Coaster and the beloved Funny Face Tickler Ride.
After, delve into the world of Brooklyn’s thriving art community at BRIC Arts Media, which features various exhibitions and performing arts shows. More of the boroughs’ amazing art can be viewed at one of the country’s most influential cultural institutions, the Brooklyn Museum.
Queens is a spectacular borough to visit and explore when navigating the busy streets of New York City. If you only have time to see one museum on your trip to Queens, you must under no circumstances miss out on the MoMA PS1, one of the largest museums in America dedicated solely to contemporary art.
There’s no shortage of family fun and fantastic places to explore and discover in the gorgeous city of Buffalo, New York. Inspiring and incredibly impressive, a visit to the Buffalo and Eerie County Botanical Gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is the perfect way to start the trip.
Of the many places in the United States to journey to and discover, Niagara Falls should definitely be at least on the top ten of an avid traveler’s list. Bordering both New York and Ontario, the falls present a tremendous array of beautiful things to see and do.
Start by getting as close as possible to the natural wonder of the Niagara Falls and enjoy a light spray from the mighty cascading waters aboard Canada’s Hornblower Niagara Cruises.
Adventurous travelers can also get to the heart of the falls by navigating a network of tunnels at Journey behind the Falls or cross a one-kilometer long section of Niagara Whirlpool aboard the cable driven Whirlpool Aero Car.
Don’t forget to catch a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel in Ontario for a stunning view of the falls and the landscape that surrounds it.
On the New York side, the Cave of Winds Tours takes participants on an action packed and heart pumping walk into the mist of the falls.
Better yet, hop aboard the Maid of the Mist and venture close to the falls to hear the impressive and thundering roar of water falling by the gallons into misty pools.
A spot of outlet shopping and incredible bargains can also be found at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara in New York State.
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