I love the United States. Travelling through the US in some ways feels like travelling through Europe, in that every state is so unique and feels like a different country. Each state has its highlights, with the US boasting countless incredible, luxury destinations. From laid back island luxury, to five-star city hotels, to remote wilderness lodges, there is no shortage of choices! Here is just ten luxurious destinations in the United States to help you plan your next luxury getaway.
Napa Valley and Sonoma, California
The Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country are California’s premier wine region! It is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, featuring breathtaking scenery and luxurious hotels, topped off by incredible food and wine. Located only an hour from San Francisco, you’ll fall in love with the region’s vine-covered hillsides, luxurious hotels, spas and world-class restaurants. It is the perfect place to spend a week, moving around to some of the 400 odd wineries in the region, and tasting all that is wonderful about this must-visit destination in the US.
Nantucket is a small island off the coast of Cape Cod. The beaches are stunning, it has beautiful lighthouses, excellent restaurants, boutique shopping and your pick of luxurious hotels. It was once a whaling community, but over a century ago, tourism took over the island. It is the perfect destination for a relaxed, luxury weekend getaway. National Geographic even named it as one of the top islands in the world!
New York City, New York
New York City is the perfect destination for those who are looking for a luxurious city vacation. Boasting some of the world’s best hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive shopping and a wealth of experiences, there is something for everyone in the city that never sleeps!
Orange County and Catalina Island, California
This region of California has been dubbed the Californian Rivieria, thanks to its palm trees and tropical flowers. Featuring exclusive Newport Beach, creative Laguna and surf-crazy Huntington Beach, and off-shore Catalina Island, a perfect destination for diving, snorkelling and hiking! It is one of the most expensive and exclusive locations in California, and for good reason, it’s beaches and views are breathtaking!
The Hamptons, New York
Only ninety minutes from NYC and you’ll be at the Hamptons, a completely different part of the New York State. With opulent homes, high-end restaurants and gorgeous beaches, dunes and windmills, it is not surprising that America’s most elite have made this the location for their summer homes. You don’t need to own a home however, you can rent a house or stay in one of the luxurious hotels and spend a weekend, week or summer living your very best life.
Alaska is America’s last frontier, with lush forests, spectacular glaciers, the northern lights, an abundance of wildlife. It is nature at its most rugged and nature lovers will truly be in heaven. For a luxury experience of Alaska, you can take a private jet to one of the most remote, luxury lodges in the region for an experience you will unlikely ever forget.
Aspen is the ultimate luxury ski town. With beautiful hotels, fine dining, excellent skiing and summer sports, as well as the possibility of spotting a celebs whilst enjoying your après-ski! It is the perfect combination of small-town charm with luxurious offerings, surrounded by stunning natural beautiful, with an exclusive feel, thanks to its hefty prices.
Charlestown, South Carolina
Charlestown, South Carolina is a quintessential Southern city, and is the perfect destination for a luxury Southern getaway. Start your trip with a carriage ride through the cobbled streets, admiring the beautiful architecture. The city is said to have one of the largest collections of historic buildings in the world. Charlestown is known for its elegant mansions, some of which have been converted into luxurious, boutique hotels. There are beautiful gardens everywhere you look and upscale restaurants to ensure you are well fed during your visit.
Miami holds the title of one of the world’s trendiest and flashiest hot spots. There are endless nightclubs, restaurants, luxury beachfront hotels and perfectly sandy white beaches. It is worth stepping out into Greater Miami to explore Little Havana, Key Biscayne and further to the picture perfect Florida Keys.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is bright, bold and oozes luxury. There’s no place on earth that has as many mega-resorts and luxury hotels in such a small area. It is one of the most surreal places you will visit with so much squeezed onto the 4 mile main strip. There are casinos open around the clock, endless entertainment options, themed hotels, famous restaurants and the Grand Canyon only a few hours away!
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