American destinations

introduction to our american destinations

Below you will find an overview of our American destinations. With so much to see and do in this vast continent we decided to start with what we know. We have spent many years exploring this great country. This is our chance to share our experiences with you. Below is a summary of our current destinations. Be sure to check out the individual destination pages for more complete information.

South Carolina beach resorts

The coastline of South Carolina boasts a wonderful variety of destinations, offering a myriad of activities, attractions and, of course, many ways to relax. At the North end, Myrtle Beach boasts a wide range of beachfront accommodations, many family attractions and more ways to shop than you can imagine! There are two major shopping, dining and entertainment centres. Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing.    Although known as the ‘golf capital of the world’, of the 14 million visitors, only 1 million are golfers. Myrtle Beach is primarily a summer family resort so pack the costume, sun lotion and flip flops and head to ‘The Grand Strand’.

Marriott Myrtle Beach
The Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort

Just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach is the hidden gem, Pawleys Island. The oldest seaside resort in America, the island itself still has evidence of the summer homes of rich plantation owners from Charleston. Now, Pawleys Island offers pristine, uncrowded beaches, waterways teeming with wildlife, quaint shopping malls, fine dining and more. Area attractions include Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park and Hobcaw Barony. We love it so much we bought a home here in 2003! It is also home to some of the highest ranked golf courses in South Carolina, if not America.

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
Beachside pool at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

Historic charleston

Head 90 minutes south of Pawleys Island and you come to Historic Charleston. One of the most popular American destinations, Charleston has a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

Charleston has become the most visited city in the US so rooms fill up fast. Early booking is recommended. Downtown Charleston boasts a bewildering collage of shops, dining, historic homes and attractions. You can view the City on foot, or choose a horse and carriage ride.

Beyond the City limits are many other attractions including the historic homes and gardens along Ashley River Road. Also, Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the US Civil War took place and Patriot’s Point Naval Museum.  Accommodation ranges from the island resorts of Wild Dunes and Kiawah, to elegant Downtown Hotels.

Francis Marion Hotel
The elegant Francis Marion Hotel in Downtown Charleston

hilton head island

The unique island of Hilton Head sits at the southern tip of the Carolina coast. Sea Pines Resort, sits at the southern tip of the island, and offers a range of villas, condos and private homes as well as the elegant Inn at Harbour Town. Harbour Town Golf Links is one of three on-site courses but golf is just one pastime on offer. The resort is a maze of cycle trails. There is also the beach, tennis, water sports and a range of shopping and dining, including at Harbour Town Marina.

There are also beach resorts including the Westin Resort & Spa at Port Royal Plantation and  The OMNI Oceanfront Resort which is located in Palmetto Dunes Resort. Public beach access at Coligny Beach. There are numerous shopping and dining options scattered all over the island including at Shelter Cove Marina.

OMNI Hilton Head accommodation
OMNI Hilton Head bedroom

Georgia

Alternatively, relax on the shores of Lake Oconee, Georgia. At the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds you will enjoy five star service and amenities at this beautiful lake side resort.

Lake Oconee
Lake Oconee is just one of many area attractions

Arizona

Want to head West instead? Scottsdale is fast becoming one of the top American destinations. With so much to offer travellers. Whether looking for relaxation or activity holidays it really does have it all. Sightseers can head to the Grand Canyon, or the Red Rocks of Sedona. For the activity conscious the Scottsdale area offers balloon rides, horse riding, jeep tours and walking trails. All great ways to explore the magical Sonoran Desert. All sounds too much like hard work? Never mind, just relax at one of our upscale spa resorts.

Copperwynd Resort
Spectacular views from Copperwynd Resort near Scottsdale

More about our American destinations

If you want to find out more about any of our America destinations please use the destinations menu or click on the destination links above.  

Fly Drive Holidays

For those looking to create a multi-stop trip we offer fly drive holidays to our destinations. Please take a look at our Fly Drive page for information.

Fly Drive Holidays
Find out about our Fly Drive Holidays in the USA

Winter Long Stay

We offer winter long stay packages for those looking to escape the British winter. Check out our Winter Long Stay pages for details.

Wild Dunes Beach
The beach at Wild Dunes Resort

CONTACT US.

If you would like a quote or just want some additional information or advice please contact us by email

We spend almost half our time in the US, a lot of the time travelling which is why we do not publish a phone number.  We therefore prefer that you contact us via email but if you wish to speak by phone then please give us a time and a number and we will call you.