USA City Breaks

USA City Breaks

Popular City Breaks In The USA

New York City Breaks

New York

The classic US city break. New York, aka NYC, aka the Big Apple is a true sight to behold whether you've been before or not

Las Vegas City Breaks

Las Vegas

Bright lights, spectacular shows, pool parties and endless adventures await on a city break in Las Vegas

Chicago City Breaks


A fabulous city break, especially in summer, taking strolls along the shores of Lake Michigan to break up the sightseeing

Boston City Breaks


Famously romantic in the fall, Boston is a lesser explored city but offers plenty of history and lots to do


Getting to the USA

The London to New York route is by far one of the world's most competitive, meaning prices have dropped significantly in recent years.

Airlines such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer several direct flights to New York from London, while United Airlines also offers flights to New York from Manchester, Birmingham and other regional airports.

Being flexible with dates can help bring down flight prices and booking your flight and hotel together can also offer some good discounts. Flying indirect may also help save money, however flight durations will take longer if this is the case.

Public Transport

Once you've arrived, most US cities have great public transport, either subway or bus. Day and multi-day passes can be bought to help you save money, which often get discounts in certain museums and city attractions too.

Car Hire & Driving

America is a driving country, especially when you head out of the city and the public transport might not be as frequent. If you're staying in the city, skip the car and go public, but if you're planning a twin centre for example, hitting up Manhattan with a few days on Long Island, or visiting Miami with a trip down to the Florida Keys, then a hire car is the way to go. Book in advance to get the best deals.


New York City

New York is synonymous with the long weekend city break. Dozens of daily direct flights from across the UK to NYC offer fares from as little as £270 depending on the time of year. Ideal for a Christmas shopping city break, the wintery Christmas lights and snow in New York make for a great romantic break or weekend away with friends.

Washington DC

Despite being the capital city of the United States, city breaks in Washington DC are far less known, but you're missing out. A trip to Capitol Hill for that necessary Instagram shot by the White House before learning the trade secrets of the CIA at the International Spy Museum, are just a couple of the great activities on offer.


Boston, another great destination for a city break in he USA, can get pretty cold in the winter months, however here and the surrounding areas come alive in Autumn, as the leaves turn all sorts of reds and browns and the front yards become gruesome graveyards during Halloween.


For something a little warmer, Miami's stunning beaches offer respite from the lack of a British summer. Flights take a little longer but with a whole host of smaller beachside towns along the coast, you can party for your whole holiday or simply chillout in the sunshine.

San Francisco

Even though it's over a 10 hour flight to San Francisco, there's something really special about even just a few days here. From visiting the top sights like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, to simply enjoying the laid back city vibe here, you're going to love it.

Los Angeles

A few days in LA is an incredible experience. While you might only want a day in Hollywood (or two to hike to the Hollywood sign), the beach cities here are another level. Head to Santa Monica and Venice Beach for the real California lifestyle, but as an alternative, Manhattan Beach has more of a suburban coast feel.

Which USA City Break For You

Such a huge country means so many options for your next USA city break. Whether you've never been before, or you've been plenty and you're trying to find the next hidden gem, choosing the right city break for you is important.

Beach Cities

Like Barcelona in Spain, beach cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and Miami are great options if you love to combine the hustle and bustle of a big city, with the soft sand between your toes. LA has a generally good climate for most of the year, whereas Florida enjoys the delights of seasonal weather including hurricanes, so choose your timing wisely. The school summer holidays of July and August can actually be hot, humid and very wet.

History Lovers

Although the American's love our history, there's a fascinating past to the USA. Cities like Philadelphia, which is where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and New Orleans with its colourful French Quarter, bring to life how modern USA came to be.

On A Budget

If you're on a strict budget, the main thing to do is be flexible. You'll find that the price of your flights will dictate when and where to go. The cheapest flights to NYC generally don't have luggage included but with airlines like JetBlue now offering direct flights, they aren't as expensive as you might think. However, with the exchange rates and inflation, once you're away, costs can quickly skyrocket, so do your research and budget effectively. Cheap hotels like Yotel, Moxy and Hilton Garden Inn, can offer affordable accommodation, albeit small rooms (it is Manhattan after all).

How To Book A USA City Break

Many of our partners offer some great USA city break deals and when you book your flight and hotel together, you can often find some great discounts. Flight inclusive holidays with travel companies like Virgin Holidays, Expedia and usually have ABTA and/or ATOL protection, but it's still important to get travel insurance too.

Simply select the offer you like and you'll be taken to our partner's page where you can go through and complete your booking online.

If you do choose to book your flight and accommodation separately, just be mindful if cancellations not being protected. That said, there's something quite special about staying in a Manhattan loft apartment through Airbnb, and feeling a little bit like a local.

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