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America, the land of the free, is one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the world. It’s not just a country, but a whole continent from sea to shining sea, encompassing mountains, beaches, desert, forests, buzzing cities and unspoilt wilderness. Take a look at some of the best holidays in the USA:
For Adventure - Glacier National Park – Montana
More than 700 miles of trails cut through the forests, alpine meadows and jagged peaks of this national park near the Canadian border. Ranger-led walks, horseback rides and boat cruises explore the park's heritage and geology. In winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing routes delve into its wild interior.
For Beaches - St Petersburgh – Florida
Boasting two of the nation's best beaches, Saint Petersburg has stunning sands, perfect whether you choose to soak up sun at Fort De Soto; swim, shell, fish or snorkel on Caladesi Island; or enjoy Clearwater's Pier 60 and unbeatable sunsets. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and eight aquariums and zoos are nearby.
For History and Culture – New Orleans – Louisiana
Claimed, bought and sold by the French, Spanish, Haitians and Americans, the resulting melange of cultural identities give the Crescent City its distinct flavours. New Orleans' irrepressible spirit can best be experienced during February's exuberant Mardi Gras celebrations, festivals and Cajun, Zydeco and Jazz music.
For Shopping – New York City – New York
Perhaps the world's top shopping spot, the Big Apple hardly needs an introduction. Fifth Avenue. Madison Avenue. Soho. Times Square. The list of stellar shopping destinations and famous names is almost endless, so pack light and stock up on everything from electronics to vintage clothes while you're there.
For Skiing – Lake Tahoe – California
Cruise-perfect mountains, wonderful winter terrain parks and sensational luxury resort villages surround the glittering blue of Lake Tahoe. Basking in 300 days of sunshine, and benefiting from epic snowfall and vibrant nightlife, resorts such as Heavenly, Homewood, Northstar and Sierra make for spectacular stays.
For Spa – Tucson – Arizona
One of the world’s most popular spa destinations and arguably the U.S.’s finest, Tucson attracts those with relaxation and revitalization on their minds. Home to the stunning, legendary Canyon Ranch and Miraval spas, sunny, mild Tucson offers a thrilling array of world-class health havens.