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Roadtrip America Westbound Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Take a road trip across America from New York to San Francisco.
Up for a cross-country journey? Then sign up for this road trip from New York City to San Francisco, with plenty of exciting stops in between. Discover some of America's greatest national parks, live it up in Las Vegas, feel dwarfed by the Grand Canyon and discover a vibrant blend of musical traditions in New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. From sprawling cities and iconic sights to remote desert ruins and natural phenomena, this epic trip promises fantastic experiences and grand adventures by the bucketload.
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New York excites the senses with its mixing pot of cultures, artistic prowess, flashy commercialism and depth of soul that inspires everyone who visits.
Awash with iconic buildings, political intrigue, absorbing museums and eclectic neighbourhoods, Washington DC is a compelling city to explore.
Also called the Blue Ridge Mountains, the mighty Appalachians are a wilderness of ancient forests, jagged peaks and breathtaking scenery.
The undisputed capital of country music, Nashville is home to the famous Wildhorse Saloon and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Memphis is the home of the Blues. Its traditional music clubs were made famous by legends such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
Known as the 'Big Easy', an eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture is clearly evident in every aspect of New Orleans's architecture, cuisine and vibrant music scene.
Home to NASA's Johnson Space Centre, Houston is the largest city in Texas.
A little piece of Mexico in the US, San Antonio is the home of the Alamo, a Spanish-Mexican fort which was the site of the legendary Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
Carlsbad Cavern is a massive cave system containing many chambers (including the 8.2 acre 'Big Room'), rock formations and thousands of bats, which swarm out on summer evenings.
The oldest capital city in the US, Santa Fe's Spanish-influenced town plaza features historic pueblo architecture and its museums and galleries are full of south-western art.
Colorado's fascinating Mesa Verde National Park is filled with thousands of archaeological sites and hundreds of cliff dwellings dating from 1190 AD.
Red-hued sandstone buttes rise strikingly from the earth in Monument Valley, the setting of many a western and home to the Navajo Nation Reservation.
Words don't do justice to the Grand Canyon, a stunning 1.5 km deep gorge formed by over six million years of erosion from the Colorado River.
To witness the roll of the dice, the brightness of the lights and the general ostentatiousness of Las Vegas is a quintessential American experience.
Located within the Mojave Desert, Death Valley is one of North America's hottest places. Despite its grim name, the area is beautiful and full of life. A mountain range that runs for 640 km through California and Nevada, the Sierra Nevada is host to stunning mountain peaks, alpine lakes and beautiful wilderness areas.
If heaven descended to Earth, it would probably look like Yosemite. One of America's most popular national parks, its waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and wilderness areas are breathtaking.
As a truly multicultural city, San Francisco has a wealth of cuisines, cultures, artistic events and eclectic scenes over every hill and around every corner.
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