The US has something to see for everyone, from culture to nature, from history to music. Check out this list of some the experience not to be missed across this different and diverse country.
The Pacific Nortwest is one of the lesser gems, with expansive plains, soaring mountains and a rugged coastline all waiting to be discovered. Explore the vineyards along the Columbia River and hike through stunning national parks.
The West Coast is blessed with a number of world-famous and lesser-known national parks, from Yosemite and Sequoia with their mighty drawcards to the haunting landscapes and desert blooms of Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks.
Cruise down Highway 1
Follow one of the world's most celebrated highways on a coast-hugging drive. Starting or ending in San Francisco, visit quaint villages, elegant Santa Barbara, award-winning wineries and bustling Los Angeles and stop at beautiful beaches along the way.
Sample Delicious Wines
California's famed wine country covers so many diverse areas, from the grand, expansive estates of the famous Napa Valley and the sun-drenched North Coast wine country to the zinfandels of the Gold Country, where vines were planted back in the Gold Rush days
TEXAS & SOUTH WEST
There's so much to see and do in the 'Lone Star' state. Home to some of the largest cities in the US, Texas is a culture and arts hub with a history more varied than any other part of the country. And don't forget the cowboy culture that's alive and thriving.
Arizona showcases the history of the Wild West like no other state. Head to the dusty mountain town of Tombstone for a recreation of the gunfight at the OK Corral. But it's the grandest landmarks in the country, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, that you must see.
New Mexico bears the most obvious traces to the numerous pioneers that have called the region home, from Native American pueblos in the north of the state to former Spanish colonial towns like Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque.
The Wild West
The Rocky Mountain region is one of the best places in the US to experience authentic Western ranch life. In Montana, saddle up for trail rides, barn dances and chuckwagon races or bunk down in a ranch in Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone offers over 9000 square kilometres of unspoiled natural splendour. Camp by a crystal-clear lake as a bald eagle soars overhead, observe free-roaming elk and bison in their native habitat or gaze in wonder as one of Yellowstone's famous geysers thunders skyward
From the highest sand dunes in the north and 54 Rocky Mountain peaks that rise over 400 metres to red-rock formations that seem to rip from the earth to the rolling grasslands of the eastern plains, Colarado has one of the most unique and varied natural landscapes in the world.
When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. The region is a tour through America's musical landscape - the bluegrass in Kentucky, jazz in New Orleans, country music and the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee and the Mississippi blues.
Charleston, the oldest city in South Carolina, is one of the most visited destinations in the south, thanks to its charming historic buildings, antebellum architecture, rich history, delicious cuisine, Southern graciousness and unique blend of Southern US, English, French and West African cultures.
Cruising the Mississippi River on a paddlewheel riverboat conjures up romantic images of America's Deep South. Glide past rolling farmlands and southern plantations, devour delicious cuisine and visit vibrant cities and Civil War battlefields.
Well-known as the birthplace of America, from the landing of the pilgrims to the American Revolution, Massachusetts has so much more to offer beyond its history - hundreds of kilometres of coastline, charming small towns, sophisticated Boston and so much more
Food & Wine
New England's regional produce is second to none. There's nothing like apple cider, a clambake by the beach, pumpkin, peach and apple pies and the region's very own clam chowder. A number of microbreweries and vineyards also dot the region.
Fall in New England
Autumn, or fall, in New England is one of the best times to visit. The region bursts with colour as the foliage changes from green to a brilliant kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, golds and yellows. The colours splash across hillsides and valleys, down mountains and along the coast.