7 weeks on the road in the USA!

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We spent 7 weeks in the USA during April and May, the weather was perfect. After a fair bit of planning, the trip started in Las Vegas and then we hired a car and did a road trip, hitting the highlights of California and Nevada. Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Carmel, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. Then we flew to Colorado and drove to Boulder, Breckenridge and Vail. We were lucky enough to be able to get an end of season ski in Tahoe and Breckenridge! We flew to Chicago for a week, then onto Washington DC, New York and Boston. It was an amazing holiday and we look forward to making plans for another visit to the USA! I hope this list gives you some good tips and inspires you to start planning.
Marblehead, MassachusettsMarbleheadMassachusettsMarblehead is a lovely town to visit, so much history and "#architecture".Marblehead, MassachusettsMarbleheadMassachusettsOn a visit to Salem we were told to take a drive to Marblehead and around the 'neck' to see the magnificent homes. This is one of them, the...Salem, MassachusettsSalemMassachusettsSalem is the town known for the witch hunt in 1600's. There is a small grave yard with the tomb stones of the victims from this witch hunt.Salem, MassachusettsSalemMassachusettsWe did a day trip to Salem from Boston. You can do a guided witch tour or walk around yourself and go into some of the museums. We drove but in...Freedom Trail, Boston, MassachusettsFreedom TrailBoston, MassachusettsIf you go to Boston and have an interest in the Boston Tea Party and America's independence, follow the Freedom Trail. Start at the information...Boston Public Garden, Boston, MassachusettsBoston Public GardenBoston, MassachusettsIn the Boston Public Gardens you can take a Swan Boat ride for $3. The boats have been in Boston for over 130 years, they are the only boats of...Boston Public Garden, Boston, MassachusettsBoston Public GardenBoston, MassachusettsBoston Public Garden was the first botanical garden in America, established in 1837. In 1643 the Common was created as America's first public park....Tiffany & Co., New York City, New YorkTiffany & Co.New York City, New YorkWalking along Fifth Avenue, I felt like I was in a movie scene! My shop of choice was Tiffany & Co, it is the Flagship store. The Tiffany Diamond...Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York City, New YorkStatue of Liberty National MonumentNew York City, New YorkWe did a Harbor Cruise to view the Statue of Liberty. I believe you can go inside the statue but it was closed when we were there.The Loeb Boathouse Boat Rental, New York City, New YorkThe Loeb Boathouse Boat RentalNew York City, New YorkYou can hire a row boat for $15 for 1 hour in Central Park! Very romantic.The High Line, New York City, New YorkThe High LineNew York City, New YorkThe High Line is an old elevated rail line in NYC that has been converted into a beautiful walk with gardens and seating areas to sit and relax....Manhattan, New York City, New YorkManhattanNew York City, New YorkTake a Harbor cruise to view Manhattan from a different angle.Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumWashington D.C.This is a photo of the Wright Brothers first plane. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is a fantastic place to visit. Be sure to join a tour for...The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington D.C.The U.S. Capitol Visitor CenterWashington D.C.Although a visit to a the Capital is free, appointments need to be made and strict protocol is to be followed. Check the website for more information.Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown, Washington D.C.Fairmont Washington D.C., GeorgetownWashington D.C.This is the court yard of the Fairmont in Washington DC. Locals and visitors alike enjoy a drink and bar snacks during Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm. It is...Central Park, New York City, New YorkCentral ParkNew York City, New YorkI have always said that if I ever go to New York I want to have a Horse & Carriage ride and I did! It was my birthday and we had a 20 minute ride...Central Park, New York City, New YorkCentral ParkNew York City, New YorkThis mosaic is in memory of John Lennon. The day we visited a Lennon look alike was singing the song Imagine, which really added to the experience.Central Park, New York City, New YorkCentral ParkNew York City, New YorkThe best way to see what Central Park has to offer is on foot. The park is an oasis I away from the noise of the city. Take a picnic lunch or dine...Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.Thomas Jefferson MemorialWashington D.C.This Memorial honors the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. One of America's Founding Fathers also the drafter of the...Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.Lincoln MemorialWashington D.C.This seated sculpture of Lincoln is huge and sits inside the building that is styled like a Greek Doric temple on the National Mall in Washington...
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