New York City Breaks

From Park Avenue to Times Square and from China Town to Little Italy, the great city of New York offers round the clock excitement. New York enjoys a thousand and one restaurants and even more bars. To get great views of the city, head up the Empire State Building Observatory that soars a quarter of a mile above the city's streets. Day or night this is a must see on any trip.

This is THE city to shop until your drop – from Macys and Bloomingdales, to the elegant shops on Fifth Avenue and the trendy boutiques in fashionable Chelsea and SoHo, New York has it all!

Take a helicopter ride above the towering skyscrapers, or a boat ride out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which now houses a museum.

Central Park has lots to offer, including rollerblading, boating, taking a horse and carriage ride or just having a picnic, watching the world go by. There are also many museums to visit including the Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History.

In the evening take in a Broadway show or take a visit to Greenwich Village, with its many street cafes and bars, which reflect new and old genres of the area. New York has so much to see and do, with something for everyone. It certainly is the city that never sleeps - whatever you decide to do, New York is a great place for your next City Break!

Some of our favourite hotels

The Library: Designed to feel like a private club, each of the Librarys elegant rooms have been individually adorned with art and books based on a unique topic. In the Reading Room, guests are invited to relax with complimentary refreshments served each day including continental breakfast and wine and cheese reception.

Lotte New York Palace Hotel: This world-famous luxury New York hotel is located near to St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center. It's Villard Mansion, which dates back to 1882 is recognised as a New York landmark and gracefully blends with a contemporary 55-story tower.

Chambers New York: Located a block from Carnegie Hall, this upscale, contemporary hotel is minutes from the Museum of Modern Art, and around the corner from upscale shopping on 5th Avenue. 

Element New York Times Square: Located in the heart of New York City, just steps from Times Square and Madison Square Garden. The hotel gives you space to live your life, with fully-stocked kitchenettes, rooftop patio, and bikes to borrow.

Hudson Hotel: Designed by Phillipe Starck, this stylish hotel is a 4-minute walk from Columbus Circle and a 6-minute walk from Lincoln Center.

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Boston City Breaks

Boston is yours to discover, combining the old and the new like no other city in America. Put on your walking shoes and explore along the Freedom Trail, a 3-mile walking tour of 16 historic sites from the Colonial and Revolutionary Era. A red brick trail on the streets and sidewalks begins at the Information Centre and takes you through the downtown financial/shopping district to Faneuil Hall, through the North End and finally into Charlestown.

You could hop on the famous Old Town Trolley Tour, which brings Boston's history and sights to life while offering an excellent way to traverse the city. An alternative but fun version of this is to take one of the Boston Duck Tours in amphibious landing vehicles that will take you a tour of the city before splashing into the Charles River for some different views.

Be sure to ride the swan boats in the Public Gardens, shop and eat in Quincy Market, perhaps enjoy a dinner cruise or a dinner overlooking the lights of the city. Take the 'T' to visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge where you can shop in the many stores in the Galleria, or you could even take a whale watch cruise from Boston's spectacular Aquarium

Enjoy the friendly welcome for which the people of Boston are well known, and have fun exploring the city's wonderful micro breweries, restaurants, and numerous museums and art galleries. Whatever you decide to do, Boston is a great location for your next break!

Some of our favourite hotels

The Lenox: An upscale boutique-styel historic hotel located in the Back Bay area and within walking distance of all the shops of Newbury Street, Copley Place and the Prudential Centre.

Nine Zero: The elegant Nine Zero Hotel in downtown Boston is consistently named one of the world's best hotels by Conde Nast Traveler, and was recently voted Boston Magazine's Best Boutique Hotel. Centrally located with easy access to all the city sights, The Nine Zero Hotel features impeccable service combined wth sophisticated 4-star style.

Doubletree by Hilton Downtown: This hotel is located right in the heart of downtown and is also adjacent to Chinatown and close to the Transit rail line.

The Godfrey: Boston's newest hotel, the Godfrey is a chic, contemporary hotel in a pre-war building is minutes from Boston Common and the New England Aquarium.

Boston Park Plaza: This cherished Boston landmark hotel is superbly located amid shopping, transportation, restaurants and historic destinations that inspire discovery.

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Las Vegas City Breaks

The neon tribute to tinselled affluence, Las Vegas booms 24 hours a day with a heady "get rich quick" atmosphere. The lure of easy money, the whirling wheels and gaming tables, and the numerous plush hotels provide ready entertainment. Glitz and escapist fun are supplied in quantity by colossal hotel/casino complexes. Enjoy superb shopping, theme parks, medieval banquets, world class concerts, magic shows and of course the gaming tables and casinos. There is a huge range of hotels in Vegas, many of which are themed. The New York New York Hotel has its own Statue of Liberty, Rollercoaster, Park Avenue and Central Park. Meantime, the Paris has its own Eiffel Tower and the luxurious Bellagio Hotel is home to the famous choreographed fountain show.

Enjoy the thrill of a day trip to the Grand Canyon by helicopter or airplane, or a helicopter trip over the bright lights of the strip at sunset, experience the thrill of driving an exotic car or take part in a VIP firearms excursion.

For the ultimate Vegas experience, why not pre book a show and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience by seeing one of your favourite artists like Britney Spears, Elton John, Celine Dion or Ricky Martin perform in this amazing city or see a touring Broadway show such as Rock of Ages or the latest Cirque du Soleil show.

Some of our favourite hotels

The Signature at The MGM Grand: At 550 Square feet, the Junior Suites at The Signature are big on style! Each has a large bedroom, luxurious bathroom with whirlpool spa tub, separate sitting area with entertainment system and kitchenette. The hotel is a welcome addition to the MGM Grand portfolio and offers guests accommodation set in three distinct towers, offering a serene retreat from the bustle of the strip.

Bellagio: An elegant and popular resort hotel right in the middle of the strip, set on a 122 acre site with a 12 acre lake which is a replica of Lake Como in Italy. Elaborate fountains feature a regular choreographed ballet of water and lights set to music.

Luxor: Located on the Strip on a 47 acre site between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur, this great value and exciting Pyramid shaped Egyptian themed resort features a 30 story sphinx replica and is only 10 minutes from the Las Vegas convention centre.

Aria: This upscale casino resort is located in the centre of the famous Strip area of Las Vegas and offers more than 15 restaurants specialising in a variety of cuisines as well as many bars and nightclubs.

Flamingo: The Flamingo was opened in 1946 and is the most historic hotel still in operation on the Strip today. It is art-deco in  style and its rooms are decorated with vintage Vegas artwork but are still equipped with all the modern convienences you've come to expect.

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Washington DC & Chicago City Breaks

There are so many attractions packed in these two great American cities it is hard to know where to start.

In Washington, try wandering round the National Mall, which is surrounded by the Smithsonian Museums - including the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum. The National Mall is watched over at one end by the Capitol Building and, at the other by the grand Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. In return the tall Washington Monument looks over the Mall and the White House. It is here in the Mall that you can also find the haunting Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in a rotunda overlooking the Tidal Basin and bronze statues of Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor are also nearby. Across the river in Arlington and only a short metro stop away you will find the Arlington Cemetery - the site of the Kennedy graves. Spend the evening in one of the many restaurants in Foggy Bottom or Georgetown with its Colonial architecture and great shopping or simply stroll along the banks of the Potomac River.

The "Windy City" was all but demolished by the Great Fire of 1871, but re-emerged as a breathtakingly beautiful, ultra-modern city that boasts one of the world's most spectacular skylines and one of its tallest buildings - the 110-storey Sears Tower. In total it has 29 miles of lakeshore frontage and a huge variety of attractions ranging from the masterpieces of its various museums to colourful sidewalk art exhibitions. Music is a big part of the city with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the star studded performances of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet Company and last but certainly not least the massive jazz and blues scene.

When planning your trip make sure you include an extra suitcase as Chicago is a shoppers paradise. Start your shopaholic's safari on centrally located and elegant Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile houses some 240 glittering shops and stores including plus Bloomingdale's and Tiffany's. The spectacular cloud-piercing skyscrapers and syncopated lifestyle of Chicago certainly makes it a big, bold and beautiful city.

Some of our favourite hotels in Washington DC

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel: Traditional European-style hotel, the Renaissance is conveniently located 4 blocks from the White House and close to museums, national monuments, restaurants, and shopping districts.

Hotel Rouge: Located on Embassy Row, just 5 blocks away from the White House and 1 mile from Union Station. Hotel Rogue is high tech and playful. You'll find attentive service at this adventurous luxury hotel. The property features tennis courts and a fitness club.

Capitol Hill Hotel: Elegant and intimate, Capitol Hill Hotel is in the heart of the nation’s capital, tucked away amidst the charming brick rowhouses of a residential neighborhood yet just a short walk away from Washington’s most important sites, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and the National Mall. The hotel effortlessly blends classic Federal style with chic modernity.

Dupont Circle Hotel: With a thrilling position on Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington DC, moments from the city’s historic sights including the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums, The Dupont Circle hotel is a landmark in itself, and exceptionally placed for those looking to savor this architecturally striking neighborhood and city.

Loews Madison Hotel: Our centrally located luxury hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C. is the ideal combination of historic charm and modern style. Steps from K Street and minutes from the White House, Loews Madison Hotel offers exceptional accommodations close to the most coveted destinations in Washington, D.C.

Some of our favourite hotels in Chicago

Palmer House Hilton: Set in the theatre and financial district, this landmark hotel is close to well-known attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. You’ll find famous frescoes, stylish suites and artful dining at Lockwood and Potter's Lounge. Relax at Balance Spa or work out in the sizeable fitness center.

Hotel Monaco: This whimsical, upscale hotel is located two blocks from the El train and minutes from Millennium Park and the Chicago Theater.

Raffaello Hotel: On the Magnificent Mile, this contemporary hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Loyola University, 360 Chicago and the El train.

Loews Hotel Chicago Downtown: Experience Chicago from the heart of the city. The luxurious Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel, situated steps from Navy Pier, offers spectacular city skyline and lake views. The luxury hotel is ideally located on Magnificent Mile, and close to the city's most popular attractions including Millennium Park and the John Hancock Center.

The James: Located one block from the deluxe shopping on the Miracle Mile, this chic, upscale hotel in River North is four blocks from the El train. It is also very close to the world-famous Navy Pier, Grant Park and the Chicago Theater.

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San Francisco & Los Angeles City Breaks

Whether you are looking for a long weekend with a difference, a stopover en route to Hawaii or you're planning a wider touring holiday of the West Coast, these two completely different, energetic Californian cities have something to suit almost every taste.

San Francisco's main attraction must be its diversity of peoples and its tolerance for alternative lifestyles. These all point to a multicultural and multiethnic society that thrives on the progressive, socially conscious people that make the city their home. Each area of the city has formed its own neighbourhood, each with its own identity. Enjoy the exotic bustle of Chinatown, relax into the cafe life of North Beach and shop until you drop around Union Square.

Take time to really get to know 'The City'. Pick a walking tour and stroll around the fascinating neighbourhoods, hop on and off the cable cars to get you up the long hills, get a great view of the city from Coit Tower, cruise over to Alcatraz or take a classic 1955 Mack Fire Engine tour of the city. Stroll around Fisherman's Wharf with its waterfront marketplace and many attractions including Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and The Cannery.

By contrast Los Angeles is a vibrant, vast and sprawling city, made up of five main areas – Downtown, Hollywood, Westside, Coastal and the Valleys. There is so much to se and do in this city. Take a tour of Hollywood, or a tour of the Stars Homes, stand in your favourite stars footsteps at Manns Chinese Theater, visit Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl and have you your picture taken at the famous Hollywood sign on Mt. Lee. Drive round the extravagant residences of Beverly Hills and spend some money in the designer stores of Rodeo Drive.

You can also stay in Anaheim, the home to Disneyland since 1955. In nearby Buena Park there is also Knott's Berry Farm, an alternative and excellent theme park. Alternatively, stay on the beach and explore the long ocean pier and arty shops of Santa Monica, the small-craft harbour of Marina del Rey and the innovative architecture of Venice. Stroll along the Ocean Front Walk in Venice to see the non-stop bustle of skaters, street artists and entertainers.

Whatever you decide to do, San Francisco & Los Angeles are great places for your next break!

Some of our favourite hotels in San Francisco

Handlery Union Square: The Handlery Union Square Hotel is the ideal choice for San Francisco visitors seeking to be in the heart of downtown. Located in the center of the Union Square shopping, theater and restaurant district, the Handlery is five blocks from Chinatown and the Moscone Convention Center and just steps from the cable car line to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel: In a historic 1920s building just off Union Square, this opulent hotel is 2 miles from both the San Francisco Opera and Fisherman's Wharf. The hotel hosts a free afternoon wine hour and has a glamorous top-floor lounge, an Italian bistro and retro lobby bar.

The Clift: A 6-minute walk from Union Square and 4 minutes from a Muni Metro station, this elegant hotel designed by Philippe Starck features an artsy furniture collection in the lobby, including work by Salvador Dali. The hotel offers 3 dining options, including the art deco Redwood Room, which dates to 1933 and has original wood paneling.

Hotel Zephyr: Hotel Zephyr is positioned in San Francisco’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district, Fisherman’s Wharf. Staying here makes it easy to explore the very best attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hotel Argonaut: Across the street from Aquatic Park, this refined hotel in a restored warehouse is an 12-minute walk from Pier 39 and 0.5 miles from Alcatraz Island. The Argonaut is a luxury hotel in Fisherman's Wharf with nautical-style rooms with exposed brick walls. 

Some of our favourite hotels in Los Angeles

Hollywood Roosevelt: This historic Hollywood hotel has beautifully appointed rooms, handpainted ceilings, Spanish wrought iron balustrades and is across the street from the Chinese Theatre and close to Universal Studios Hollywood. The area's major attractions including, Beverly Hills and exclusive Rodeo Drive and some of Southern California's finest beaches are all within easy driving distance.

The Shore Hotel: Set just steps from the beach, this contemporary and ultra modern hotel is opposite the Santa Monica Pier and minutes from 3rd Street Promenade's shops and restaurants. The hotel also has a small outdoor swimming pool.

Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier: Located right across from the Pacific Park Ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier, our newly-renovated hotel is an inviting destination for your Southern California getaways.

Shutters on the Beach: This upscale, beach house-inspired hotel fronting the Pacific Ocean is one of only two hotels located directly on the beach in Santa Monica. It is only 0.4 miles from the Santa Monica Pier and a mile from the shops and restaurants on the 3rd Street Promenade.

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel: Set among the high-end shops on Rodeo Drive, this polished hotel is about 3 miles from the La Brea Tar Pits and the Miracle Mile's Museum Row.

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