Two icons of the States are calling. Take a bite of out of the big apple then head to Sin City on an epic American adventure
New York and Vegas are cities where dreams and fortunes are made. This classic twin centre holiday starts with a few days in the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps. Take in the sights and sounds – spot a few landmarks from your favourite movies, and indulge in some delicious New York street food. Then you'll head off to a whole new world in Las Vegas, this mecca in the middle of the desert is so much more than casinos. Think pool parties, helicopter rides, the Grand Canyon and some of the best entertainment in the world!
No trip to New York is complete without taking in a view of the city that never sleeps. Take a wonder across the Brooklyn bridge which is an architectural delight, and marvel at the views of Manhattan. To see the city from up above there are a few options, with the Empire State building and the Rockefella Center being firm favourites.
New York is bursting at the seams with art and culture. There are museums at every corner, one of the most famous is MoMa - Museum Of Modern Art - and is definitely worth a visit. If music is your thing, you'll find live jazz and hip hop in funky underground bars, and then of course there are the bright lights of Broadway to keep you entertained.
With department stores like Macys and Saks, boutiques and outlets it's hard not to shop in New York. Here fashion reigns supreme, so start off with an empty suitcase and fill it up as you go along. In New York, you can also find unique jewelry, accessories and homewares. It's also great for vintage lovers, with thrift shops and markets waiting to be searched.
Despite being one of the biggest cities in the world, New York has plenty of opportunities to be at one with nature. Central Park is probably most famous, but there's also Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Head a little way out of Manhatten and you'll even find beaches, with Orchard Beach near the Bronx and Brighton Beach near Coney Island.
You can head to the casino as any time of the day in Vegas. If you love the thrill of gambling, you won't struggle to find somewhere to indulge in your passion. If gambling isn't your thing, the casinos are still worth a visit. Pitch up next to the penny slot machines and indulge in a free drink or two or take a stroll around the shops – most of the big casinos have their very own boutiques.
The very best of Broadway, the world's best magicians and most celebrated performers have all made it onto the stages of Vegas. A show in Las Vegas is like no where else in the world, expect extravagant costumes, incredible sets and unimaginable scenes. This is glitz and glamour personified, whatever you choose to see, you won't be disappointed!
The landscape of Las Vegas is vast and the opportunities endless, let's not foget, this is the middle of the desert! The Grand Canyon is close by, so a helicopter or hot air balloon tour is an excellent option. Or head to the less visited but equally beautiful Red Rock Canyon and enjoy one of the 19 marked hiking trails. If you'd rather horse than foot, they are plenty of tours available on horseback too.
Take a step back from the strip to experience a more laid back style of Vegas. Here you'll find incredible food trucks, and a monthly festival called Vegas StrEATS which celebrates local art, music and delicacies. Downtown is also home to the Mob Museum where you can get an authentic view of a time when Vegas was run by one of the biggest crime organisations in the world.
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We are one of the only UK tour operators to have a team based in Kissimmee, Orlando.
Our friendly team are available to all of our guests travelling to the USA, offering support, help, advice and a friendly face to anyone who needs it. Our team in Kissimmee includes locals, who can give you tips on the best places to shop or dine and British Expats who know the importance of a good cup of tea!
If you are staying in one of our villas, head to our Welcome Centre first where one of the team will give you your keys, directions and all the information you need to make your stay perfect.