Sometimes the best mini breaks take place on home turf, and where better to explore than the many eclectic cities in America? With its world famous bridges, towers and statues, our country is home to some of the most iconic landmarks on Earth, not to mention some of the greatest food and hospitality the world has to offer.
If you’re planning a weekend away, whether alone, with your spouse or as a family, the USA offers some incredible city breaks, and there’s no time like the present to start checking them off your bucket list. Whether you’re into art, theaters, shopping, hiking or natural parks, America ticks all the boxes. Here are some of the best places for a mini-break in the USA.
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Home to some much revered national parks and natural wonders of the world, Bryce Canyon is the perfect place to mini-break with kids or as a couple. There’s plenty to do here, including hiking the many magnificent trails, mountain biking, horse-riding and marveling at the ancient Bryce amphitheater. With its stunning green surroundings, luxurious rooms and cabins and delicious local food, Slot Canyons Inn is a beautiful and scenic bed and breakfast near Bryce Canyon that’s perfect for a weekend away.
A weekend in Georgia’s oldest city will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and full of cultural and historical knowledge. You can sail down the peaceful river by day, before checking out the old-fashioned town squares and diving into one of the many quaint eateries for a deli sandwich. If you get tired of ogling historical landmarks, you can take a stroll through the botanical gardens or wander around a shopping mall, all before enjoying the local jazz music by night. With Savannah’s Reputation for Southern hospitality, you’ll be in good hands wherever you choose to stay, so it’s easy to see why Savannah is one of America’s favorite city break destinations.
Let’s face it: most parents are in serious need of relaxation when they’re lucky enough to get away, and where better to kick back and get some sun than Miami? The tropical climate will ease your winter blues, and the abundant greenery and glistening blue sea will help you unwind in no time. After hitting the beach, you can check out the local fare in one of the city’s Caribbean and Latin restaurants and a cocktail or two at South Beach. If you’re taking the kids, there are plenty of marine parks, museums and things to do in Miami, so you’ll never be short of entertainment.
Los Angeles, California
Everyone should visit the City of Angels just once in a lifetime, if only to take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and soak up the star-studded Sunset Strip. The weather is warm and pleasant all year-round, and there are plenty of luxurious hotels to make you feel like a film star for the weekend. If you take a weekend trip to Los Angeles, don’t forget to check out the Hollywood sign and the Walk of Fame for some brilliant photo opportunities.