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I think when you’re flying a long way, it can be tempting to fit as much into your trip as possible – you want to feel you’re getting good value for both the money you’ve spent on your long haul flights and for the time you’ve spent getting there!
As kids we went to America twice, both times for three week trips – the first time we stayed in Chattanooga, Tennessee for pretty much the whole trip (we were visiting family friends who had emigrated). We had dinner at the Chattanooga Choo Choo which was pretty cool! I also remember visiting Fat Man’s Squeeze at Rock City and a trip to The Smokey Mountains. The second trip we flew into Boston and then took a road trip down to Tennessee via the Blue Ridge Parkway then heading up to Washington for the flight home. (I remember being terribly unimpressed by The White House!)
I’d love to go back to Boston – a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace would be top of the list to see if it’s still as cool as I remember it to be but there’s so many other things to see and do in America – it’s an vast country with so much to offer. Planning a multi-destination holiday gives your the opportunity to see so much more America in one go – why choose between a beach holiday or a city break when you can do both?
I love a beach holiday – sunshine and relaxation are key for me when I’m on holiday but equally Dave and I both love a city break where we can explore and really take in the culture. Dave soon gets bored lying around in the sun!
Next year Dave and I are planning a trip to New York to celebrate our 40th birthdays – Dave hasn’t been to America before and as I said, I haven’t been since I was about 12, so we’re both really excited for the trip. This time were going on our own whilst my parents look after the kids for us. We are only just starting to think about what we are going to do while we are there so if you’ve got suggestions and recommendations of things we need to see or do, places to stay or where to eat do let us know!
I think if we were going to take the kids we’d be looking at a very different trip to the States, we’d certainly want to visit Orlando to spend a few days at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios – though we wouldn’t want our whole trip to be focused around theme parks. A multi destination holiday taking would allow to hit the theme parks, fit in some beach based relaxation and maybe even a few days in the city too.
Have you got favourite place in America? Would you plan a multi destination trip?