With heavy hitters like New York, Los Angeles and Boston to contend with, many of America’s most captivating cities are too easily overlooked when it comes to planning holidays. Here are three of our favourite unsung heroes, conveniently packaged with flights, transfers and three nights’ accommodation to make for memorable city breaks. We’ve plenty more ideas where these came from though, so do ask our experts about their favourite city stays.
After New York, Chicago is America’s most vital cultural capital and is a hard-to-beat choice for a scintillating city break. Fabulous restaurants like three-Michelin-star Alinea, memorable museums like the Art Institute of Chicago, parades of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, and a jazz, blues and music scene that’s second to none are all just a few of the Windy City’s highlights. For a bird’s-eye view of it all from a glass-floored floating balcony, visit Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, or walk the shore of Lake Michigan for stunning views back at the rising city skyline.
There are few cities in the world blessed with a more beautiful setting than Seattle. Sitting at the edge of the picturesque Puget Sound, America’s Emerald City is the gateway to the Pacific Northwest and the spectacular landscapes of Olympic, Mount Rainier and North Cascades national parks, all of which lie within a few hours’ drive of the city. Of course there’s plenty to explore in Seattle itself, not least the world-famous Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmers markets in America, the iconic Space Needle, the original Starbucks coffeeshop, and the immersive Museum of Pop Culture.
America’s capital is teeming with iconic monuments, museums, parks and broad boulevards. In springtime, cherry blossoms bloom along the city’s centrepiece, the National Mall, home to such imposing landmarks as the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, where Daniel Chester French’s massive sculpture of the brooding president sits, the stirring words of his Gettysburg Address etched behind him. Other places of interest include the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress, the Neoclassical White House and the US Capitol, which holds the House and Senate chambers of government.
Rosewood Washington DC
Set on the banks of the C&O Canal, Rosewood Washington, D.C. combines the intimacy of a boutique retreat with the service and facilities of a larger hotel. The understated brick facade barely hints at the grandeur inside: opu [...]View Hotel
The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.
The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. is a boutique hotel located just blocks from the White House and historic landmarks. Choose between elegantly appointed guestrooms, including the impressive speciality suites with soaring ceilings [...]View Hotel
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
Immerse in the Capital while staying at this luxurious hotel, located within walking distance of many of the nation’s most cherished monuments. Home to timeless and tastefully appointed rooms and suites, guests are treated to h [...]View Hotel