Travelling to America is always a thrill. There are so many places to discover that it can be overwhelming, and most visitors head to the same places. If you’re looking for some alternative destinations to put on your American trip, the team at Black Diamond PR have given us their tips.
Whether it’s a city break, a road trip or just a break from business, these are all fab places to make a pit stop.
Swap New York for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Birthplace of Andy Warhol and home to the largest museum dedicated too said artist, Pittsburgh has a thriving arts and culture scene that easily rivals New York. Iconic institutions such as The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Centre, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art are key hotspots. In addition to cultural attractions such as The Frick, National Aviary, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Not to mention four Frank Lloyd Wright properties within 90 minutes of downtown.
Pittsburgh also has a blossoming culinary scene. Foodie tours such as the ‘Burgh bits and bites’ takes hungry diners to the Strip District. Visiting multiple eateries from the eclectic mix of cultures, sweet and savoury treats including the Primanti Roll are among favourites. What’e more the Pittsburgh Primanti sandwich is the rival to the NYC Bagel.
Swap the Caribbean for Florida’s Paradise Coast, Florida
With 30 miles of white sandy beaches and a wealth of natural attractions to explore (on land and sea), Florida’s Paradise Coast consistently ranks among the world’s best beach destinations.
Comprising Naples, Marco Island and Everglades, this luxury destination is just a two-hour drive west from Miami International. Offering holiday makers year-round warm temperatures, fresh coastal cuisine and unrivalled stretches of expansive sands. Beyond the obvious sun, sea and sand, there’s even more to explore, including a vibrant arts scene, endless opportunities to get out on the water and one UNESCO World Heritage Site. www.paradisecoast.com
Swap Sante Fe for Yosemite’s Tuolumne County, California
Located 2.5 hours drive east of the San Francisco Bay area, Tuolumne County is the road less travelled for those on route to Yosemite National Park.
Tuolumne County is made up from the High Sierra, Northern entrance to Yosemite (the lion’s share) and the Gold Country. The latter consists of several historic towns still showcasing their heritage in all its former glory. These include Gold Rush-era hotels, saloons and living historic parks with preserved buildings from the 1800’s. To small-town America fairs and festivals; Tuolumne County offers a wealth of experiences to showcase the past for today’s visitors. www.visittuolumne.com