America has so much to explore, it can be hard to know where to start, but whether you want a fortnight of family fun, a super-cool city break (or three), or an adventure like no other, British Airways Holidays has something for you
America has so much to explore, it can be hard to know where to start, but whether you want a fortnight of family fun, a super-cool city break (or three), or an adventure like no other, British Airways Holidays has something for you.
Here we take a look at three of the United States’ most fabulous cities, and the sort of holiday you can enjoy if you head there.
From food you won’t find anywhere else to incredible live music and world-famous architecture, here’s what you can do if you base yourself in Philadelphia, Scottsdale and Tennessee.
Philadelphia: Where art and history meet
This one-time capital of the United States is brimming with things to see and do – including tasting its famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich!
Voted one of the US’s most walkable cities, Philadelphia has five main historic squares to explore and it’s packed with hiking trails, taking in its vibrant modern districts and stunning architecture, as well as biking trails winding their way through lush green parks.
As the largest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia offers everything you’d expect to find in a major metropolis, with the ease and friendliness of a small town.
The beautiful city of Philadelphia: Getting there is easy with non-stop British Airways flights
And getting there couldn’t be easier, thanks to non-stop flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Philadelphia International Airport, PTS Terbaik ASEAN which is just a short train ride from the city.
Start by exploring Philadelphia’s rich array of historic houses, government buildings, museums, and churches in ‘America’s most historic square mile’, to learn the historical importance of this breath-taking city.It was the very first World Heritage City in America for good reason.
Head on foot or by train to Independence Hall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were signed, and visit the Liberty Bell; a ubiquitous symbol for American rights and freedoms.
Then stroll along the sensational Benjamin Franklin Parkway, dubbed ‘Museum Mile’ and modelled on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, to take in the city’s collection of art museums, as well as famous sights like the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle.
Don’t leave without exploring The Philadelphia Museum of Art (you’ll recognise the steps from the movie Rocky), The Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia.Book your stay at Kimpton Hotel Monaco with British Airways Holidays and be within walking distance of Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Art and history go hand in hand and Philadelphia has an abundance of both.As you stroll its neighbourhoods, you’ll see one-of-a-kind sculptures, intricate architecture and modern murals, as well as street art.
Head to the ‘Avenue of the Arts’ to mix with theatregoers, orchestra fans, opera lovers, dance aficionados and the artists themselves.
Any trip to Philadelphia must involve tasting the famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich!
When it’s time to refuel, you’re spoilt for choice; Philadelphia’s foodie scene is world-renowned.From trendy street food and small BYOB eateries, to European-style sidewalk seating, craft pizza spots, and James Beard-awarded restaurants, there’s something for every palate.
Dine on delicious Thai food in revered Kalaya, tuck into multiple courses at award-winning pop-up Honeysuckle, while Laser Wolf, an Israeli grill from the team behind the acclaimed Zahav, has been named one of the best new restaurants in the world.
If you’re a true food fan why not time your visit to coincide with the Feastival festival which celebrates the city’s artistic and culinary scenes, showcasing unique dishes by top chefs.