California

California

Beyond the seashores and swimming pools, the Golden State also holds mammoth redwoods, snow-capped peaks and scorched desert. Hop in a convertible and cruise Highway 1 to see it all.

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Colorado

Colorado

Snow bunnies rule the Rocky Mountains in winter, but warmer weather brings mountain bikers, white-water rafters and hikers to towns such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride.

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Florida

Florida

The Sunshine State takes its nickname seriously. Take advantage of Florida's warm weather to strip down and sun in Miami or boat through the marshy Everglades. No matter what you do, start the day with a glass of Florida orange juice.

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Georgia

Georgia

Fancy a peach? Georgia is plenty sweet, from its Southern belles to its hours-long Southern suppers with all the fixings — including pie. Atlanta is a modern hub and home of medical and technological innovation, while Savannah is an eclectic arts haven.

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Set your watch to island time in Hawaii, where locals wake before dawn to catch waves before work on the record-breaking North Shore. The Rainbow State is a paradise of tropical colours, from inky black-sand beaches to the active volcanoes' fiery lava.

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Illinois

Illinois

Once a haven for crooked politicians, Illinois now draws visitors for the towering skyline of Chicago, and the scenic Great Lakes. The state also houses more than 60 state parks and the boyhood home to the least crooked of them all: honest Abe Lincoln.

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Louisiana

Louisiana

Baton Rouge may be Louisiana’s capital, but New Orleans is its beating heart, with a Francophile culture of cafes, top-notch cuisine and jazz clubs. The state also holds mossy Civil War-era plantations and strong Creole and Cajun communities.

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Maine

Maine

No matter the season, from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor from Acadia to Baxter State Park, this natural wonderland fulfills the state slogan’s promise of 'Vacationland'.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Since the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts has been a pillar of patriotism. Stroll the freedom trail in Boston, visit the shutter-clad splendour of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard or spot spectacular fall foliage in the Berkshires.

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Montana

Montana

The Wild West thrives in the vast, openness of Montana. Horse-lovers saddle up for days-long rides through the canyons. Fishermen converge on the bountiful four rivers. And have we mentioned Glacier National Park and iconic Yellowstone?

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Nevada

Nevada

Head out past the shining lights of Las Vegas, and discover Nevada's ghost towns, canyons and the man-made spectacle of the Hoover Dam.

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New England

New England

Go leaf-peeping amid famous fall foliage, chow down on chowder and lobster rolls and visit lighthouses and historic homes as you explore one of the most storied parts of the United States.

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New Mexico

New Mexico

Talk about a gem in the desert: the land of Georgia O'Keefe has spectacular turquoise mines on a trail that runs from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.

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New York State

New York State

Manhattan alone could keep visitors busy for years with Broadway shows, world-class dining and Madison Avenue shopping. Upstate, Hudson River Valley is a haven for arts and antiques, and the Hamptons are an A-list beach playground.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Though small, Rhode Island packs plenty of adventures for visitors. Sail into Newport to visit the coastal mansions. Providence, home to Brown University, is a scenic New England town with a thriving arts scene.

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South Carolina

South Carolina

Go to South Carolina for the Spanish moss and antebellum architecture, but stay for the innovative culinary scene and miles of beaches in this proud Southern state.

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Texas

Texas

Everything really is bigger in the Lone Star State. Expect great things from chilli-packed Tex-Mex dishes, one of the country’s best indie music scenes in Austin, and a vast and seemingly endless sprawl through the ranges and out to the Rio Grande.

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Vermont

Vermont

When you think of New England’s picturesque farmhouses, rolling hills and vibrantly coloured autumnal leaves, it’s Vermont you have in mind. With snow-covered mountains in winter and lush forests in summer, there’s a reason to relax here any time of year.

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Virginia

Virginia

History thrives in Virginia, where Civil War battlefields dot the landscape, and towns such as Williamsburg show off colonial life. Nature-lovers congregate in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains of southern Virginia.

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Washington DC

Washington DC

Proud, historic and unexpectedly alive with greenery, Washington DC is much more than the linchpin of governmental machinery; it’s a cultural hotbed of free museums and monuments.

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