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6 of the Best Tours to Do in the USA

Diverse, vast and full of incredible sights to see and experiences to get immersed in – it can be tricky to know where to begin when holidaying in the USA. But that’s where our friends at Urban Adventures come in. With tours that really get under the skin of a destination – not to mention the option to tailor make your own tour – they can really help you make the most of your time over the pond. Need some inspiration? Here are six of their best USA tours to get you started; chat to a Flight Centre Travel Expert to find out more or to add these to your itinerary today:

South Beach Sunset

WHERE? Miami

HOW LONG? 2.5 hours

WHAT? Uncover the iconic beauty of South Beach and its cultural fusion vibes, combining Haitian, Cuban and South American influences. Admire historic Art Deco architecture, stroll the soft silica and stop for a cocktail at some hidden gem rooftop bars – not to mention one of the most iconic drinking and dancing spots in South Beach.

High Line & Chelsea

WHERE? New York

HOW LONG? 2 hours

WHAT? Get an aerial view of the city as you walk the famous High Line and surrounding Meatpacking and Chelsea neighbourhoods. You’ll spy some of the Big Apple’s most beloved landmarks – from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building – and get to explore the hip outdoor art galleries and delicious market in Chelsea.

North End Food Tour

WHERE? Boston

HOW LONG? 2 hours

WHAT? Snack your way around Boston on this tour through its most foodie-influenced – not to mention oldest – neighbourhood: North End. Think meat, cheese, bread, pastries and pizza aplenty, all the while strolling past the most historic locations here, some of which played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. You’ll even get to sample some of the best Italian-style cappuccinos or espressos that the city has to offer.

Jazz Tour

WHERE? New Orleans

HOW LONG? 2.5 hours

WHAT? New Orleans’ music scene is its beating heart. On this tour through the French Quarter, hip Marigny and the famous Frenchman Street, you’ll learn all about the origins of jazz while hearing some live music for yourself. Your guide will show you the most popular local jazz haunts and nightlife spots, treat you to a beer on the way, and show you why The Big Easy is so passionate about artistry in all its guises.

Neon Cocktail Tour

WHERE? Las Vegas

HOW LONG? 2 hours

WHAT? Renowned as the entertainment capital of the world, it’s no wonder Vegas prides itself on its flashing signs and delicious beverages. On this tour you’ll sample some vintage Sin City cocktails, learn all about the history of neon, watch buskers on Fremont Street, and explore some of the larger than life casinos that embody The Strip.

Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

WHERE? San Francisco

HOW LONG? 2.5 hours

WHAT? East and west collide in San Francisco, thanks to its trendy Beatnik scene in North Beach, and diverse culture and cuisine in Chinatown. Sample Chinese tea, dessert and even learn how to make your own fortune cookie while listening to some traditional music. You’ll explore the oldest temple in the city and learn all about Jack Kerouac’s ‘Beat Generation’ and why it became so popular throughout the fifties.

Check out our range of USA holidays here, then chat to a Travel Expert about tailor making your itinerary to include the tours of your choice.

Written by Alexandra Cronin (Gregg)

Once a roving local news reporter and now a travel-obsessed writer/sub, I'm head-over-heels for nature, wildlife and the ocean. When I'm not getting up close to animals and sea creatures, I'm seeking out the sets of my favourite TV shows around the world. 

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