If you're heading off on vacation with your partner, then it's easy to throw some romance into the mix with the right choice of destination. Lose yourselves in one of America's big cities, or go to the other extreme and spend your days on the beach, with evenings spent enjoying intimate meals or drinking cocktails as the sun sets over the ocean.
Once the tallest building in New York, there's still something very romantic about the Empire State Building. It has been featured in many films, notably 'Sleepless in Seattle' where the main characters meet for the first time. Take the elevator up 86 floors for impressive views over Manhattan.
This sumptuous North Carolina estate was built for the Vanderbilt family, with no expense spared. Explore the lavish interiors decorated in 1900 style, before venturing out into the 8000-acre grounds, with open parkland, manicured formal gardens, and meadows complete with deer.
A trip to the Golden Gate Bridge is perfect for active couples, as the large National Recreation Area offers miles of trails for hiking or mountain biking. Join in a guided tour to learn the history of the bridge, or find out about the bridge's history in the visitor center.
Fun, glitz, and glamour are guaranteed on Las Vegas's famous strip. Gamble in one of the many casinos, catch a show with international performers, or just cruise the Strip, taking in the spectacular buildings and lights.
Traveling with kids might mean a different type of vacation, but with so many great attractions geared up with events or activities for all ages, it's possible to find days out which everyone will enjoy. Many visitor attractions are educational but are so much fun that kids won't even realize they're learning as they discover and play.
Kids won't fail to enjoy Central Park, New York's famous open space in the heart of Manhattan. There are several playgrounds within the park, as well as the famous Zoo and lake. If visiting in winter months, don't miss the opportunity for ice skating on the famous open-air rink.
Ocean City's traditional three-mile-long boardwalk has been welcoming visitors since 1902. There are vintage fairground rides and activities, souvenir shops, restaurants, museums, and of course the beach. Seaside fun is guaranteed.
All members of the family will get a lot out of a visit to NASA's launch site on the Florida coast. See a space shuttle up close, learn about the race to put a man on the moon, and find out about NASA's mission to explore Mars. Time your visit right, and you may be lucky enough to witness a rocket launch.
Voted the best zoo in the world, San Diego zoo is home to over 650 different species of animals, grouped into different continental zones. The Giant Pandas are a highlight for many, but the zoo has many other favorites such as elephants, gorillas, lions, and tigers.
Many of the places which played an important role in American history are open to the public, and a visit to one of these sites gives a deep understanding of the events in question. Whether your interest is in the early days of the USA or something a little more modern, it's worth making time in any vacation schedule to see some historic buildings and monuments.
Visit the very spot where the Japanese attacked in 1941 and drew the US into WW2. Alongside a museum explaining the events, visitors can also tour the Battleship Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum.
A symbol of freedom since 1886, visitors can choose to climb the monument and enjoy the views or visit neighboring Ellis Island and the US Immigration museum.
Hop aboard a ferry from San Francisco and explore the famous island prison which was once home to the likes of Al Capone and the famous Birdman of Alcatraz.