Holidays to the USA open up a world of possibilities. Whether you’re looking for theme park thrills, big city buzz or epic adventures – the USA has it all.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple with a trip to New York, savouring soul food in Harlem and strolls through Central Park. Be sure to soak up stunning views across Manhattan from the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.
Beloved national monuments and Smithsonian gems await in Washington D.C, while Boston weaves tales of revolution. In Chicago you'll find world-famous sports stadiums, deep-dish pizza and endless things to do at Navy Pier.
Los Angeles delivers timeless Hollywood glamour, while San Francisco serves up cable cars and clam chowder against the Golden Gate Bridge.
Florida is all about sunshine and fun with the thrill-packed rides and attractions of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando™.
Wherever you choose to explore, the experience of a lifetime awaits on a USA holiday with Etihad.
Whether you’re looking for beach holidays, activity-filled trips, the ultimate family break or simply want to explore the food, art and culture of a world-famous city, USA holiday packages offer it all.
Discover capital attractions
Washington D.C. is home to some of America’s most prized historic and cultural artefacts, with 17 galleries and museums making up the capital’s renowned Smithsonian Institution.
Take a deep dive into the wonders of nature at the Natural History Museum, or gaze at the masterpieces lining the walls of the National Gallery of Art, American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
The railings in front of the White House are a favourite spot for a photo opportunity, while D.C.’s other major landmarks are all within easy reach.
Take in the white marble Lincoln Memorial, towering Washington Monument and the distinctive dome of the US Capitol Building.
For something completely different, reach for the stars at the National Air and Space Museum. Check out a lunar module and other fascinating exhibits from the famous Apollo missions.
Get to the very heart of it in New York among the soaring skyscrapers and incredible dining spots of Manhattan.
The Roger hotel on Madison Avenue offers plenty of glamour alongside easy access to Central Park and a host of hotly-tipped eateries.
Cool vibes abound in Brooklyn, centred on the artsy, hipper-than-hip neighbourhood of Williamsburg. Tribeca, meanwhile, leaves you ideally placed to take a stroll along Broadway and catch a must-see musical.
See the sights of New York
New York is brimming with legendary landmarks and an atmosphere that’s unlike any other city on the planet.
Enjoy spectacular views from the 102nd Floor Observatory of the Empire State Building, take a boat trip to the iconic Statue of Liberty and experience the sights and sounds of neon-lit Times Square.
A lush, green oasis in the heart of Manhattan, sprawling Central Park shows another side to the Big Apple. Check out the Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon and the neoclassical Bethesda Fountain, built to celebrate the opening of an aqueduct that brought fresh water to the city in the 1840s.
Soak up the beauty of the park on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride and – if you’re here in winter – lace up your skates to whizz across the rink in front of the Rockefeller Center.
Visit a national park
The vast wilderness and extraordinary wildlife of America’s national parks are not to be missed on a holiday to the USA.
Travel to Yosemite National Park in California and you’ll discover a vast landscape of towering sequoia trees, cascading waterfalls and a chance to spot mountain lions, deer, bats and bighorn sheep.
Around four hours by road from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon National Park delivers adventures on an epic scale. How you explore this natural wonder is up to you – jeep, raft, helicopter and airplane are just some of the options available.
Feeling brave? Head to the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West and step out on the glass platform that hovers 70 feet over the canyon’s edge, gazing down to the canyon floor some 4,000 feet below.
Experience West Coast adventures
Whether you’re in search of cool relaxation, movie star glamour or some of the best surfing spots on the planet, Los Angeles delivers on every front.
Kick back on Santa Monica’s shores, stroll along Venice Beach – then soak up Hollywood glitz with a tour of Beverly Hills.
Home to just shy of 50 hills, hop in one of the city’s historic cable cars to explore laidback San Francisco.
Set against the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, savour the atmosphere of this eclectic city at Fisherman’s Wharf (be sure to try the fresh crab paired with local sourdough) and take a trip to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz.
California is also a great place to start a quintessential American road trip. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway for stunning scenery or head for the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Seek out Florida thrills
When it comes to family holidays in the USA, the Sunshine State often comes out on top – and it’s easy to see why.
The year-round warm temperatures, sun-kissed beaches and array of theme parks provide the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable trip.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando has a dazzling line-up of attractions inspired by beloved TV shows and movies.
Kids can say ‘howdy’ to Woody and Buzz Lightyear at Toy Story Land or immerse themselves in the battle for the galaxy at the awe-inspiring Star Wars experience.
Universal Orlando also offers plenty of big screen exhilaration. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ allows aspiring wizards young and old to ride the Hogwarts Express, explore the village of Hogsmeade, and soar into the air on Hagrid’s flying motorbike.
For a luxury holiday to remember, check into a four or five-star hotel in Chicago’s prestigious Gold Coast district.
Home to a range of high-end stores, you’ll find a host of fashionable boutiques and designer names as you explore the elegant streets.
The nearby Old Town boasts charming, Victorian-era buildings, along with the revered Second City comedy club that launched some of the industry’s greatest talents.
River North – also just a short journey away – boasts an entire area dedicated to restaurants, and another famous for its numerous art galleries and exhibitions.
If you want to experience the excitement of America’s movie star city while still being a stone’s throw from the beach, Los Angeles has plenty to offer.
The Downtown area has a clutch of quality hotels to choose from, but Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica are the perfect spots if you’re looking to enjoy cooler coastal conditions.
For a taste of old-school style, head to the luxurious Casa del Mar – a favoured hangout for Hollywood stars going back to the 1920s. This Santa Monica hotel offers amazing Pacific views and direct access to the beach.
The national currency is the US dollar (USD). ATMs are widespread in major cities and most places will accept debit and credit card payments.
English is the national and most widely spoken language. The USA is a multicultural nation, however, with more than 350 languages in use across the country.
National holidays in the USA include Independence Day on 4 July, Labor Day (the first Monday of September) and Thanksgiving in November.
The US has excellent local transit services in most of its major cities, and an extensive rail and bus network for travelling between destinations. Taxis are easy to find, while car hire and internal flights are also convenient options.
The USA is justly renowned for its food. After all, this is the home of the burger, the hotdog, deep-pan pizza and larger-than-life breakfasts.
If you’re on a gastronomic adventure, head to traditional hangouts in Chicago for some of the best deep-dish pizza in the world.
Fresh bagels and stacked deli sandwiches with a multitude of toppings and fillings are a must-try in New York. Head to Florida for a slice of delicious Key lime pie, or sample seafood and sourdough bread in San Francisco.
The USA is a culturally diverse nation – something that’s reflected in its music, art, cuisine and distinctive city districts.
A number of cities are home to vibrant Chinatown neighbourhoods, among them New York, LA and San Francisco. Others incorporate influences from roots as far-ranging as Mexican, Italian, German, Japanese and Polynesian.
A holiday to the USA could see you taking in a live rock concert in trendy Brooklyn one week, then marvelling at Native American art and heritage the next.
Populated by Native American peoples, settled by pilgrims and fortune-seekers, then forged through revolutionary and civil wars, the US has had an eventful history.
Many of its most historic buildings can be found in and around Boston and Washington D.C. In the former, the Old State House Museum offers insights into the city that ignited the American Revolution.
The capital is where you can explore the political heritage of the country that emerged from the embers, while the museums of its Smithsonian Institution provide a vivid glimpse into the nation’s past.
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