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Find your client’s perfect road trip from a selection of pre-planned itineraries, plus be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher
Do your clients dream of driving the wide, open roads in the southwest of the US, where desert landscapes, hoodoos and national parks await? Perhaps they’d rather hit the winding coastal roads where the Pacific Ocean’s waves crash below. Or maybe they’d prefer to tick off some of the biggest cities in the US instead, driving from one hotspot full of history and culture to another?
Whatever type of holiday they’re looking for, the US has it all, and there’s no easier way to get around than by car. With Road Trips USA, a portfolio of self-drive itineraries from Brand USA, you can make your clients’ road trip dreams a reality.
There are more than 30 pre-planned itineraries to choose from, covering all corners of the US from Alaska to Alabama, Mississippi to Massachusetts and Nashville to New Orleans.
Over the past few months, we have been putting the spotlight on a selection of itineraries from Road Trips USA, to help you inspire your clients to book their trip of a lifetime across the US, with some of the must-see stops to visit along the way. Here we round up some of the highlights.
The Civil Rights History Trail
Discover some of the monuments, museums and memories from this important era of US history on a road trip through four Southern states.
Island Discovery Series – Hawaiian Islands
Swap the car for a plane on this island-hopping tour in the beautiful Hawaiian archipelago, where a rich Pacific culture meets jaw-dropping natural landmarks.
Iconic Cities and Beyond
Boston and Philadelphia are just two of the historic cities that can be visited on this itinerary, which takes in the northeast corner of the US.
On the Shores of the Great Lakes
With small lakeside towns and key Midwestern cities all lining the glistening Great Lakes, it’s hard to think of a road trip more picturesque than this.
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores
The Pacific northwest is the location for this itinerary which twins the trendy cities of Seattle and Portland with some coastal gems and vast national parks.
Coasts and mountains of the south
With lush green mountain ranges and national parks dotted in between charming towns and cities, the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia offer beautiful scenery to drive through and plenty of fascinating places to stop.
This itinerary from Road Trips USA takes visitors across the beautiful region, starting in the hub of Atlanta, Georgia, home to must-see sites including the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the World of Coca-Cola.
Venture north into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, part of the Appalachian Trail, which straddles both North Carolina and Tennessee. Peaks stretch as far as the eye can see, providing a stunning setting for hikes and scenic drives, whether you want to explore by foot or by four wheels.
The mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina, is next, where visitors can explore the Biltmore Estate chateau and winery. The town itself is known for having thriving independent cafes and restaurants, and a growing number of craft breweries.
Just a few hours southeast is Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, and a hub for all things Nascar – the Nascar Hall of Fame is a great way to learn about the history of the motorsport.
Head towards the coast and into the eclectic town of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. The beachfront is full of attractions, but less than two miles inland is Broadway by the Beach, where there’s a shopping centre, restaurants and other activities.
Around two hours south is the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, home to the iconic Pineapple Fountain on the waterfront, and Fort Sumter National Monument, where the American Civil War began.
Further south still is the city of Savannah, Georgia, equally as charming, where Spanish moss drapes over the roads like a canopy and in spaces such as Forsyth Park. The nearby Tybee Island is a popular spot for a day relaxing on the beach, visiting the lighthouse or sampling some delicious freshly caught seafood.
Then head back to Atlanta to round off the epic road trip.
To book this itinerary, call Gold Medal on 0800 014 7777 or visit goldmedal.co.uk
For more information, head to: traveltrade.visittheusa.co.uk/USAItineraries
Win a £100 John Lewis voucher
For your chance to win a £100 John Lewis voucher, answer a question about the latest itinerary from Road Trips USA – Coasts and Mountains of the South. You can enter at travelweekly.co.uk/BrandUSA by the closing date of July 31. Terms and conditions apply.
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