Touring the USA: The best of the best

5 April 2018

It’s the setting for most of your favourite movies and bingeable TV shows. The hometown of the hottest celebs and coolest cities in the world. And the home of a certain orange-tinged president. You guessed it, we’re talking about the awesome US of A! Packed with amazing adventures, to-die-for food, incredible landmarks and jaw-dropping nature, this yuuuge continent is almost too big to travel on your own. Lucky for you, we’ve put together some kick-ass Topdeck Tours that will wow you with all the best sights and unforgettable experiences the US has to offer.

Get that San Francisco feeling

Ah, the city of golden bridges, beautiful bays, staggering streets and arguably the best clam chowder in the world. Hop on the San Francisco Cable Car or hire a bike and explore the misty winding streets of the city. Head to the famous Golden Gate Bridge followed by a steaming bowl of chowder at the Fisherman’s Wharf. Swing by Pier 29 and say hello to the seals or head to infamous Alcatraz. Want a trip down memory lane? Follow the super steep winding road to where the fuzzy wuzzy show Full House was filmed. Be warned though, once you’ve seen it you’ll have a hard time getting the theme tune out of your head! Burn off some of that creamy clam chowder with a hike up Twin Peaks and enjoy the view over downtown. You'll fall in love with San Fran on this unforgettable 4-day tour.

Party with the A-listers in fabulous LA

Trust us, you’ve never seen anything like the kooky City of Angels. Go full-on californication at Venice Beach where beefy bods and slinky bikinis strut the shores. Go on a celebrity safari and stalk glamorous A-listers through their natural habitat in Beverley Hills. Get ready for your close up on the star-studded Walk of Fame where you can take a selfie with everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Mickey Mouse. Once you’ve had your fill of fame, pig out at In-N-Out Burger or tuck into some authentic Korean cuisine in Koreatown. Stroll with the locals through the Fairfax District farmers’ market, take a hike up Runyon Canyon, then catch a glimpse of the real stars at Griffith Observatory. You had us at LA.

Say aloha to gorgeous Honolulu

This 4-day tour to Hawaii is everything you’ve ever wanted from an island holiday and more. Think sun-kissed beaches, luscious scenery and lovely leis (*cough cough*). Hike to the top of Diamond Head for panoramic views over the island. Reward yourself with some freshly caught Lomi Lomi salmon and a cool coconut cocktail beside the pool. But Hawaii isn’t all hula music and hanging ten. Step back in time for a fascinating history lesson at Pearl Harbour and the Arizona Memorial museum. Next, hop on a Grand Circle island tour of Oahu or lounge under a swaying palm tree on the beach. Ah, paradise!

Live la vida loca from LA to Vegas

Hang onto your party hats, this 10-day tour from LA to Vegas is going to be a wild ride! Kick off your adventure in glamorous LA before making your way to sunny San Diego. Hop on a historic trolley ride, stroll through Spanish-style Balboa Park, chill out on the beach, and get your boogie on in the Gaslamp Quarter. Make like a tumbleweed through the vast Mojave Desert through Prescott and on to the world-famous Grand Canyon. This incredible canyon is so impressive, you have to see it to believe it! Hike its craggy cliffs or get a birds-eye view on a ‘copter ride. Once you’ve caught your breath, move on to Zion National Park in Utah. Check out the impressive Horseshoe Bend before reaching the Cameron Native American Trading Post. We suggest having an early night, ‘cause Vegas is up next and you’re going to need ALL the energy. Hit the strip and ogle the Bellagio water fountains, along with glitzy faux versions of the Colosseum, Eiffel Tower and canals of Venice. Find out if Lady Luck is on your side at a casino or get caught up in a dizzying Cirque Du Soleil show. They don’t call it the City of Sin for nothing!

Is a tour through the USA screaming your name? Check out our amazing tours here or contact a Flight Centre travel agent now.