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Traveling around the USA offers you a look into so many different ways of life, so many different towns and cities, and so many vastly different and exquisite natural locations and ecosystems.

The North American continent offers up an area of 24,71 million km² for exploration by road, air, rail, or water.

When you travel across the US, whatever your preferred method of travel, there’s a lot to see and do. You can explore quaint small towns, experience bustling cities that never stop moving, walk through forests that have been around for thousands of years or climb mountains that have seen civilizations come and go.

Whether you’re roughing it or taking the city by storm, there is no better way to travel than in complete luxury!

When you’re taking a private jet charter and hunting for a room in the best hotel in the area, you might need a few suggestions to help you get the most out of your vacation and the locations you’re visiting; that’s where we come in!

If you’re preparing for a luxury US vacation, we’ve got the low down on the most beautiful places to see, the most comfortable ways to get around, and the most luxurious stays in the area.

Luxury Living: Travelling the Most Beautiful Places in the US

Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley NP

Best Luxury Stay: The Inn at Death Valley

Though the name might make you double-take, Death Valley is one of the most beautiful natural locations in the world, famed for its stunning sunsets and desert scenery.

Death Valley is easily one of the hottest and driest places in the US. Its bleak, barren landscape has a kind of beauty that man-made objects or places cannot replicate.

During the “wet” seasons, Death Valley actually teems with life, and it can be a wonderland to hike through, with wildflowers sprouting in every direction. In the winter, snow falls on the mountaintops and offers some incredible views for miles around.

Furnace Creek airport is the perfect place to land when your private flight comes into the Death Valley area, and it’s not too far a drive to the best place to start.

When you’re visiting, you should stay at the Inn at Death Valley, which has been welcoming travelers since 1927. This four-star resort will pamper you after your days exploring the valley.

There are natural springs, an enormous swimming pool, and palm gardens to relax in as the sun sets over the horizon.

New York City

Best Luxury Stay: Hotel Barriere Fouquet’s New York

Renowned worldwide, New York is one of the most incredible cities on the planet. If you want to see it at its most lovely, we suggest visiting in the Fall or Winter.

As the leaves begin to change and the hush of the cold seasons descend, New York’s scenery morphs into a riot of fall colors when the leaves begin to change. 

As Winter takes over and the snow begins to fall, the Big Apple turns into a living snow globe; drink coffee and hot chocolate behind frosted cafe windows or go ice skating and look at the Christmas tree and Rockefeller Center for a taste of real New York Christmas life.

If you’ve never been to this incredible city, you’ll have so much to see and do after you land at JFK or Idyllwild. Start with the New York Public Library, and visit the Museum of Natural History and the MOMA for a dose of culture.

Walk through Central Park to get your daily exercise, and then take a nap in your fabulous room at the Hotel Barriere Fouquet.

The Barrier Foquet offers you Parisian luxury in the heart of Tribeca. The Art-Deco interiors are so stunning that you might never want to leave the room!

The Pacific NorthWest, Oregon, and Washington

Olympic national Park Megan

Best Luxury Stay: Chrysalis Inn and Spa, Bellingham

Though technically, the Pacific NorthWest is a group of places, and it is more often than not referred to as one area. If you love lush, verdant green forests, misty mornings, and gorgeous coastlines, then the PNW is for you.

Known as a place that has incredibly high natural rainfall, nature is really the reason you visit this area. From Crater Lake to Portland, from Seattle to Whistler Mountain and Olympic National Park, the Pacific NorthWest is overflowing with charm, character, and natural beauty.

The ultimate PNW tour begins at Portland, in Oregon (you can fly straight into Oregon International), winds through Oregon vineyards, over Mount Hood, around Mount Rainier, through Seattle, over the San Juan Islands, and ends in Bellingham in Washington.

When you’ve completed your tour, relax at the Chrysalis, a Hilton Collection hotel in Bellingham, your terminal destination.

Overlooking the ocean, this hotel and spa offer not only luxurious accommodations but also incredible views. Explore the town and its natural surroundings and come home to a full body massage or a facial treatment at the end of each day.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico RF

Best Luxury Stay: Hilton Garden Inn, Las Cruces

Just North of the Chihuahuan Desert, you’ll find the White Sands National Monument: an expanse of white gypsum crystals and dunes reaching all the way up to a clear blue sky.

The sense of serenity that you can find in this incredible location is unparalleled, so don’t come to the dunes expecting a buzzing, exciting, frenzied environment.

Head to White Sands for a chance to feel small underneath an enormous sky and marvel at your place in nature.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Las Cruces, is definitely the best place to lay your head in the area. The Spanish-style facade is welcoming, and the rooms are expansive and luxurious: the perfect spot to rest up after a day of exploring. 

These are some of the most gorgeous locations in the US and the most luxurious places to stay when you visit them. Which place is first on your list?

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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