One of our favourite multi centre holidays is mixing city chic with the serene islands, Miami and the Florida Keys. It’s the perfect combination of cosmopolitan fun and laid-back cool. These two contrasting destinations offer everything you want from the Sunshine State. Travel via the Everglades for an extra dash of outdoor fun.
What’s there to see?
Miami lives up to its reputation as a funky party town with uber-cool beach bars and flamboyant nightlife, but don’t let that put you off. It’s also a historic and cultural hub with a diverse neighbourhood and plenty of shopping; and not forgetting the beach.
A mere 45-minute drive away is the leafy swamps of the Everglades. An emerald in Florida’s crown, this lush area is home to the state’s flora and fauna and is a haven for those who love the outdoors. Hike, canoe, or drive through this expansive area whilst looking out for deer, black bears, the Florida panther, birds, and even gators.
The Florida Keys
Located along Florida’s southern tip, the Florida Keys are a chain of islands boasting bright blue skies, beaches with sand like baby powder, and clear, turquoise waters. On land, you can walk through streets lined with palm trees and conch houses, visit Ernest Hemmingway’s home, explore the tropical surroundings on a guided eco-tour, or simply kick back on the shore. If you love the water, then there’s so much to encounter. We recommend snorkelling around Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson Ferry, an eco-treasure chest with plenty so see.
This multi centre covers a lot of miles but believe us, it’s well worth the journey. Four cities and three states make up this epic holiday
adventure. If you’re a lover of BBQ food (who isn’t?) and live music, you’ll fall in love with this lively region known for its welcoming Southern hospitality.
Depending on how much time you have to spend overall, you can either fly into Atlanta and enjoy a road trip
from one city to another. Alternatively, you can hop on a plane to each destination, allowing you to spend a little longer in each city.
What can you get up to?
Steeped in history, Atlanta is a diverse city known for its culture. Step into the home of Martin Luther King Jr., a National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American’s life. By contrast, the city is modern and boasts an arts district, shopping malls, and plenty of restaurants. Look out for the World of Coca-Cola, a family-friendly museum featuring memorabilia and the opportunity to taste an incredible 60 varieties of cola from around the globe.
Make sure you’re hungry when you’re in Nashville. The city is known for its delicious Southern cuisine and features plenty of casual and upscale dining options as well as a load of trendy bars. What’s more, the city is home to country music. Spend an evening at the Grand Ole Opry, a musical institution or visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, both celebrate this iconic music genre.
Birthplace of the blues and home to Elvis, Memphis is a unique city where you’ll find live music, lip smacking BBQ, and a hella good time! Tap your toes in Beale Street where you’ll hear acoustic and electric blues be performed into the night, tour Sun Studio and explore Graceland.
NOLA’s colourful past has meant the city is architecturally stunning. With so much influence from Europe, you’ll find interesting buildings, especially in the French Quarter. Hear the sounds of jazz, brass, R&B, and soul fill the air on Bourbon Street or tuck into hearty Cajun and Creole foods which can be found in cafes and street vendors on every corner.
The ultimate multi centre holiday can only be Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Both known for their bright city lights, dining, and entertainment, you’ll soon have stars in your eyes. Fill up on celebrity chef-owned restaurants, experience hair-raising experiences, and spot well-known stars in trendy, unique nightclubs.
Whats there to do?
LA is home to the glamorous elite and wannabe actors looking for the so-called American Dream. This dazzling city made up of eclectic neighbourhoods boasting high-end restaurants, cool beaches and celeb hangouts. Discover the best of Hollywood by visiting Universal Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame or by taking a stroll in Griffith Park.
Make sure you head out of the city to one of LA’s beaches. Santa Monica easily lives up to its accolades. Named one of the Top 10 Beach Cities in the World by National Geographic, the coastal city has plenty of nightlife including quirky cocktail bars, boutiques, as well as countless dining options.
If you want to see California’s world-famous surfers, you should head to Venice Beach. You’ll also find quaint canals, a boardwalk, and a pier with an amusement park. The area is popular with both tourists and locals alike, thanks to its family-friendly yet hipster vibe.
Known as Sin City, Las Vegas is a wild destination famed for its nightlife, casinos, and dining scene. Pool parties are the perfect place to cool off from the desert heat, unwind, dance, and enjoy a drink in many of the hotels along the strip. Take your pick of celebrity restaurants, burger joints, and buffets, you’re never going to go hungry, it’s the city of excess after all.
If you fancy ziplining over Fremont Street, head to SlotZilla in Downtown Las Vegas. Glide straight out of a giant slot machine at either seven or 11 stories up. Adventurers can also enjoy helicopter experiences over the Grand Canyon or the thrill-rides on top of the Stratosphere Tower.
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