It’s Independence Day in the USA, so today we’re wishing a happy Fourth of July to all our friends across the pond – here’s hoping for a bumper day of picnics, parades, fanfares and fireworks, wherever you may be.
For those of us who cannot be there, we’ve put together a visual celebration of the United States, Virgin Atlantic’s very first destination and home to some of the world’s most remarkable travel experiences. Looking for a reason to visit? Here’s seventeen…
The promise and potential of the USA starts in its cities. Multifarious populations, genuinely iconic landmarks, traffic-filled streets, striking skylines and millions of stories. Culture, commerce, cuisine – here’s where it all begins.
Classic road trips, highway Americana
This land is your land – the open road, big skies, hazy deserts, towering peaks, vintage diners, retro motels, neon signs – there’s nothing like the great American road trip.
Natural wonders and astonishing National Parks
To really experience the unrivalled variety of landscapes on offer in the USA, you need to get out into the wilderness, away from the cities, suburbs, malls and billboards. Find your inner pioneer and take to the hills. Or deserts…or mountains, lakes, rainforests, glaciers, volcanos, canyons, rivers and islands…
Thanks to Flickr photographers Gleb TARRO www.fotowalk.com, Monika Thorpe, Larry1732, Wolfgang Staudt, Slideshow Bruce, kevincole, Fikret Onal, TroyMason, Alsakan Dude, El Frito, jchong, Alan Vernon, seannaber, Putneypics, Ken Lund and Jeff Pang.
Virgin Atlantic flies to 9 destinations in the USA – New York (JFK And Newark), Boston, Washington D.C, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. For the best fares, log on to www.virginatlantic.com or hop on over to Virgin Holidays for a tailor-made trip.