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Come with us to the great cities of North
America for a short city break, a long weekend shopping or a brief stopover. You
might even want to spend your entire holiday touring between the incredible and
diverse cities of America and Canada,
maybe even on the same trip.
There’s New York City,
of course, with its iconic landmarks, shows, shopping, museums and sheer frenetic
pace of life. We love the Big Apple but are just as taken by the historic, walkable city of Boston, the grandeur of Washington DC with its museums and monuments, the
attitude, blues and beach of Chicago and the birthplace of Independence, Philadelphia.
How about a musical break or long weekend in Nashville or Memphis - perhaps both - or combine great music and
mouth-watering cuisine in New Orleans? or a long weekend break to the bright city lights of Las Vegas?
If you have 4 or 5 days to spare we can fashion city breaks you’ll
long remember to cities such as Las Vegas, Miami
Beach and San Francisco,
and depending upon what interests you we can recommend destinations especially
for music, cuisine, shopping, theatre or sporting events.
North of the border, Canada has some amazing and vibrant cities that are a joy to discover: A weekend or city break to Toronto, Quebec or Montreal would be ideal for shopping, sightseeing and theatre, while further west Vancouver is one of our absolute
city break favourites.
Bon Voyage has 30 years experience in planning the best city breaks in America – we can make tour and restaurant recommendations, book your
show tickets, arrange a stretch limo to meet you and much, much more.
Dining and Nightlife
If you are looking for a little "action" on your holiday or weekend city break, then North America simply can't be beaten!
Nightlife just doesn't get any bigger, bolder and flashier than Las Vegas, with its casinos, concerts and breathtaking shows. New York City's Broadway has a reputation to rival the West End of London for quality theatre. Other City nightlife includes Miami's nightclub scene which is said to be the most outrageous in the world and New Orleans can party like nowhere else. Live music - from grunge and rock via blues and country to classical - is legendary from Seattle via San Francsico, LA, Memphis and Nashville, to Austin and New Orleans.
Dining in North America is on a different scale: Firstly the portions are outrageous, but more importantly the quality and freshness of the incredients is first rate. Steaks and superb seafood and shellfish are abundant and fresh, and just wait until you see the dessert menu! From Alaskan crab, Canadian wild salmon, the wines of the Pacific Northwest and California, Asian "fusion" food in San Francisco, Rocky Mountain or Prairie Oysters (if you don't know, ask before you order) to spicy southwestern food in New Mexico.
Vast juicy steaks and long-neck beers in Texas, Cajun and Creole food in New Orleans, to Key Lime Pie in Florida. Head up the eastern seaboard for astonishing shellfish in Georgia, not forgetting those grits at breakfast and barbeque at dinner, the peach orchards of New Jersey, the delis of New York City, the clam Chowder in Boston and the lobster in Maine. And after that feast you'll probably want coffee - Seattle would be your best bet!
The Canadian restaurant scene is now making a splash on the world stage with many great restaurants in all of Canada's major cities to rival anything in the world. Quebec in particular, with its French heritage seems to be making a major impact. Vancouver is renowned for outstanding fish and seafood.
If your shopping hell is trailing round a busy city centre on a drizzly Saturday afternoon, allow us to present shopping USA-style.Welcome to light, airy spaces where the parking is plentiful and the bargains are barmy.
America’s best buys are at outlet malls and retail stores where you receive a welcome as you walk into the store and a surprise as you workout the prices.
Bon Voyage has plenty of experience in planning your USA city breaks; when to visit, what's on where and when and, of course, the best places to shop for bargains!