5 bucket-list trips to book now with Virgin Atlantic Holidays

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Anna Brech
by Anna Brech
5 October 2021

The US is opening to travel from mid-November onwards (more info here) – meaning you may well want to dust off your holiday plans for a trip across the pond. And, with its huge variety of top hotels, special offers and last-minute deals, Virgin Atlantic Holidays is brilliantly placed to help you make the most of this land of plenty. 

Virgin Atlantic Holidays’ USA escapes will whisk you from the bright lights of New York to the golden sunshine of the Pacific Coast Highway and beyond: taking in all the very best that this huge and wonderful country has to offer. Whether it’s a great Flydrive holiday that you’re after, or simply a fabulous place to stay, you’ll find all the inspiration you need with their curated pick of the best holiday packages around. 

As a member of Virgin Red, the new rewards club from Virgin, you can access even more greatness from Virgin Atlantic Holidays by spending your Virgin Points on exclusive holiday savings (including with Virgin Voyages). It’s also possible to earn points on Virgin Atlantic Holidays bookings: points you can put towards yet more travel-based rewards, such as flights to New York or savings on a break to Barbados

Want a little fuel for your wanderlust? Check out our pick of five great escapes to inspire your next US getaway, all from Virgin Atlantic Holidays. 

Rev up for a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway 


One of the dreamiest coastal landscapes on the planet, California’s Pacific Coast Highway is a fabulous place to plot out a bucket-list road trip. And Virgin Atlantic Holidays is your ticket into the adventure, with bespoke California escapes that cover everything from car hire to park ticket bundles and stays in the region’s coolest hotels. 

Whether you want to mooch around the hiking trails and hidden beaches of hip Monterey Bay or explore horse-riding and wineries around Pismo Beach, grab a front-row pew to California’s best coastal hot spots. Naturally, these are best appreciated from the seat of a classic convertible – a fresh Pacific breeze in your hair.

Party the night away in New York and Las Vegas


New York and Las Vegas are two of the world’s most feted party spots – and you can paint the town red in both thanks to Virgin Atlantic Holidays’ multi-city trip (one in a handful of USA multi-destination escapes from Virgin Atlantic Holidays). Spend four nights in the Big Apple, taking in the Empire State Building, a Broadway show, shopping on Fifth Avenue and more. Then, amp up the wow factor further, with a three-day foray to Sin City. Cue: spectacular shows, world-class casinos and fabulous hotels – not least the dazzling new kid on the block; Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Set sail around Miami with Virgin Voyages


Virgin Atlantic Holidays’ Miami getaways are a sunshine treat all of their own. But they’re also a hop-off point for an unforgettable Virgin Voyages cruise around Miami, the Caribbean and central America. There are loads of itineraries to choose from here, including a week-long sail around The Magic City and the spectacular beaches at Key West. 

Bask in breathtaking ocean views on this journey brimming with Fire & Sunset Soirées, and kick back with all that Virgin Voyages’ ships have to offer. Wellbeing spas, incredible restaurants, live performances and RockStar Quarters are just some of the delights available. And that’s before you’ve even looked beyond, to all the wonders that Miami and Key West bring to the mix. 

Be dazzled by Disney in awesome Orlando 

Enchanting Orlando is packed to the brim with cool hotels and cutting-edge entertainment. Better still, it’s the home of the original Walt Disney World Resort, making it a surefire bet for a family getaway with the kids (or kids-at-heart). 

Unlock all the gems of this mind-blowing theme park, with fireworks, parades, incredible rides and character experiences ready to bring the Disney magic alive. All this is at your fingertips with Virgin Atlantic Holidays’ huge range of Orlando package deals, overflowing with palm-fringed pools and epic scenery. 

Live like a star in Hollywood


What’s good enough for Taylor Swift or George Clooney will go down a treat with you. Get a slice of the VIP lifestyle with a trip to Hollywood, for an escape that’s straight out of the movies. Tour the studios, browse some designer boutiques, hang on the beach or pop by a celeb-filled hot spot (hello, Chateau Marmont) for a full flavour of LA-bound glam. 

Virgin Atlantic Holidays can pave the way to Starsville, with its selection of LA-based offers in West Hollywood, Universal City and Beverly Hills, baby. Diamante-clad heels at the ready… 

Find out more about Virgin Red, including fab opportunities to earn and spend points with Virgin Atlantic Holidays.