If you're looking for memorable North America holidays, why not undertake American road trips? Such adventures have become an icon of American culture and with us, you can be certain of seeing the most interesting sights.
And where could be better to start than with Route 66? On Route 66 holidays, you will traverse east to west, spotting cultural landmarks and visiting symbols of Americana.
With Grand American Adventures, you will find yourself embarking on a voyage of discovery which includes cowboy and Indian country, Abraham Lincoln's home town and even the world-famous Grand Canyon.
What to see on Route 66 holidays
Famous for being the first paved highway to span America east to west, Route 66 has taken its place among American folklore and is the ultimate symbol of the great American road trip.
During USA holidays along Route 66 you will encounter countless sights and experiences that cover a range of aspects of Americana.
One of the first places you can explore on your tour is Springfield, Illinois, notable not only for being the former home of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the US, but also as the birthplace of drive-thru restaurants.
From here you can head to St Louis and The Gateway Arch, which is an important cultural artifact as the starting point of the exploration of the wild frontier for many people.
For a personal challenge with an American flavour, why not stop off at the Big Texas Steak Ranch in Amarillo? Here you will be able to eat a 72oz steak free of charge – provided you can finish it in an hour! And even if you don't succeed, it will certainly be a story to tell back home!
If you want to experience some of the American culture seen frequently in the movies, you can stop off in Joplin to spend a night at a traditional drive-in cinema.
For a cultural artifact of a different kind you can visit Santa Fe's Cadillac ranch, which can be likened to a modern day, American version of Stonehenge. It features ten classic cars nose-down in the earth – a sight not to be missed by any visitor to the area.
Despite this unmistakably modern display, Santa Fe also has lots of interesting, more historical architecture you can explore during your visit. And for another taste of modern American culture, you can visit the casinos in the bright lights of Las Vegas, or go and see a show.
Museums and natural wonders on Route 66 holidays
There is also a good range of museums to visit during Route 66 holidays, which can be great for those looking to get a sense of each area's history. Meanwhile, there are of course many natural wonders that could easily be the highlight of your journey.
To learn more about cowboys and Indians, head to Oklahoma City's National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, which is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the culture that features in so many classic films.
Meanwhile, Amarillo is home to the Route 66 Museum – surely a must for those travelling across the famous highway.
Perhaps one of the most exciting things you will see on your trip is the Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights and is an absolute must for anyone in the vicinity.
The Hoover Dam on the Colorado River is also well worth a visit. This impressive sight was built during the Great Depression, and it receives close to a million visitors each year.
Booking American road trips with Grand American Adventures
Whether you want to see iconic natural wonders or experience some of the culture the country is so famous for, road trips make for a memorable and exciting holiday.
With Grand American Adventures, you can be sure of seeing some fantastic sights while traversing the most iconic route in the country.
Choosing your holiday is so simple with us. You can fill out a simple form to book online after browsing our handy guides, or call us directly to speak to an advisor.
With 15 years experience, our team will be able to answer any questions you may have about your trip and help you make your dream holiday a reality.
To book your adventure, contact us today!