I’ve been day dreaming about holidays a lot recently. With this weird hot but glum weather we’ve been having, and the fact I have to wait until September for my summer holiday, my mind has been wandering about dream destinations and trips.
I’ve been to the USA twice before; once on a school skiing trip to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco in California, and then I went again when I spent 3 months working in Walt Disney World Florida. I actually blogged a bit about my time in Disney when I first started blogging back in 2011, so you can read the really cringe posts about my summer Cultural Exchange Program at Disney (see them all here)!
Dream USA Road Trip
I’d love to visit America again one day and go on a dream USA road trip. I always feel envious when I see photos of amazing places in the US that people post on Facebook and Instagram. Although there are so many similarities between the UK and the US, there are also loads of differences which I feel makes it such a great place to visit. It’s a fun and exciting destination with loads to see and so many different cities, but without being outside of my comfort zone as when visiting a place with a different language and culture entirely.
Top of my list would have to be the Big Apple! Not just for the shopping on Fifth Avenue, but also for the general lively atmosphere, and of course the food! Netflights have found that in every one minute in NY, 1,000 hot dogs and 150 pizzas get eaten! If I had 48 hours in New York this summer, I’d want to see all the sights and eat ALL the food!
The sky scrapers, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway shows; there are so many things to see and do! I’d love to explore the different boroughs (Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn) and visit the famous places that you see in films, especially Coney Island!
Spring or autumn would probably be the best time to visit to miss the weather extremes. Summer time is boiling hot whilst winters bring snow and freezing temperatures. Although, I do love the idea of a Christmas NY city break and seeing the sights covered in snow!
LA is basically FUN CITY! I hadn’t really realised quite how much stuff there is to do in Los Angeles until I started writing this post. Of course there’s all the things you see on TV, but there are tonnes of fun attractions including Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach Boardwalk, Sunset Boulevard, Universal Studios, and loads more!
Los Angeles has plenty of sunshine throughout the year, and the weather is similar to that in Spain, so it makes a great destination if you like a bit of sunshine and beaches. Malibu beach looks like a must!
Las Vegas is famed for its vibrant nightlife, 24-hour casinos and entertainment shows. Usually this kind of thing wouldn’t float my boat, but there’s something about Vegas that just makes me want to visit! Like Blackpool but much more glam! It’s another place that you see all the time in big US movies which makes me want to see it for myself.
I love the look of the themed hotels (Caesar’s Palace looks amazing!), fancy water fountains, as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower. I’m not usually into gambling, but I would love to visit one of the grand casinos, place some bets, and perhaps even win some cash! I’d also want to top it off with a Britney residency gig for the ultimate cheesy trip!
New York, LA and Vegas are all big glitzy glamorous cities in the US, but there are actually some more historic parts that I would love to visit too. Charleston in South Carolina is fames for its cobbledstreets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel houses. The French Quarter looks especially beautiful, with plenty of Instagram-worthy antebellum architecture.
Charleston has a rich history and is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina. As well as the culture and history of the city, it looks like the perfect place to get some good old fashioned Southern soul food!