Features // USA

Portland or Seattle: where should you visit first?
Portland or Seattle: where should you visit first?

The Pacific Northwest, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, is known for its picturesque national parks, stunning coastline and awe-inspiring mountain scenery. But what about its urban areas? The region’s two largest cities are both celebrated for their farm-to-table produce and liberal, easy going attitude. They also offer some great attractions, from…

10 places where you can see America’s fall foliage at its finest
10 places where you can see America’s fall foliage at its finest

As fall approaches, a magnificent blanket of gold and amber leaves begins to descend across the country. Misty morning walks and roaring fires start to beckon, and it’s time to make travel plans to catch this glorious season at its best. Wondering where to go? We’ve got 10 suggestions. 1. Glacier National Park, Montana In Montana’s spellbinding Glacier National Park, the burnt-orange foliage creates the…

13 reasons why Colorado is America’s most beautiful state
13 reasons why Colorado is America’s most beautiful state

Dreaming of getting out into the great outdoors? Wondering which state should top your next travel bucket list? It’s time you considered Colorado. From its sensational landscapes and soaring mountains to its cool cities and quirky gold-rush towns, the star of the West is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country.…

A day by day itinerary for the perfect weekend in San Francisco
A day by day itinerary for the perfect weekend in San Francisco

As inspiring and charismatic as its singular setting, San Francisco stands apart from other US destinations; in fact, you’ll struggle to find many places like it anywhere in the world. The famed city is surrounded on three sides by churning water and threaded with a grid of streets that courageously tackles thirty-degree gradients, elements that…

20 pictures that will have you booking your next vacation to Maine
20 pictures that will have you booking your next vacation to Maine

New England‘s beauty needs little introduction. From the spectacular fall colours to the charming seaside towns, this is a region that rewards travellers year-round. Each state has it’s own myriad attractions, but covering an area the size of the other five combined, Maine‘s diversity is hard to beat. 1. Bass Harbor Lighthouse Image courtesy of Maine Office of…

12 tips for travelling by train in the USA
12 tips for travelling by train in the USA

The USA‘s national rail operator Amtrak won’t get you everywhere you want to go, but it’s an excellent way to explore this vast country on a budget. Incredible landscapes will zoom by and you’ll see a slice of real Americana as you slow through quirky little towns dotted along each route, plus, there’s no better way…

How to holiday like Obama, Clinton and Trump
How to holiday like Obama, Clinton and Trump

When President Barack Obama – or “vacationer-in-chief”, as he’s been called by Republican critics – heads for the exit door this winter, he’ll have taken around 200 days off since assuming office eight years ago. But he’s far from the worst White House holiday offender. That dubious honour goes to Former President George W. Bush,…

American beauty: the southwest USA in pictures
American beauty: the southwest USA in pictures

After two months road tripping through the southwest USA, Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper captured the region’s stunning natural beauty through his lens. Here are a selection of his best photographs.  We began our two-month tour of America’s Southwest with a few days in Las Vegas. As we drove our hire car out of the…

The best beaches on the east coast of the USA
The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

With more states spanning the coastline than its western counterpart, the beaches on east coast of the USA, reaching from ruggedly charming Maine down to the tropical climes of Florida, offer style and substance to rival the most famous west coast beauty spots. So whether you’re embarking on a road trip or making a beeline…

Page 1 of 2212345...1020...Last »
20% off ebooks

Subscribe to the Rough Guides newsletter and get 20% off any ebook.

Join over 50,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month.